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One in ten people who have never used cocaine have traces on fingertips

Cocaine is now so prevalent in society that one in 10 people who have never used the drug have traces on their hands, a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at the University Surrey tested the fingerprints of 50 drug free volunteers and 15 drug users who had taken cocaine or heroin in the past 24 …

Netflix Documentaries 2018: 14 Movies and Shows to Watch in April

From serial killers to food porn, Netflix has you covered.<p>Over the years, Netflix has built up an impressive library of documentary films and …

New York City

7 Insane Amazon Items From the Future

You don't have to wait to get your hands on these weird and wonderful inventions.<p>The future is now. Or, at least, some super weird marvels of …

Vinyl Records

Route 66 might be iconic, but the real story — one of American Indians — has been lost along the way

<i>Beloved destinations often have overlooked histories. Mic dives into how the past shapes what travelers see today.</i><p>When Route 66 opened in 1926, …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Success

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

Emojis are making us feel less of the feels

Every day we rely on a mix of emojis, emoticons, and gifs in our messages to help our friends and colleagues understand what we’re trying to say—and how we’re trying to say it. We heart and like our way through our feeds, providing support or adding a dash of color to our posts. We tap the sad face …

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides

Five years ago, I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months.<p>Everyone kept whispering, "Why?"<p>That was when I decided I had to find an answer.<p>So I started counting dead doctors. I left that memorial service with a list of 10. Today I have 757 suicides on my registry.<p>And I …

Mental Health

Alligators use bizarre – and creepy – ancient ritual to survive NC's arctic blast

<b>Video by Reuters</b><p>Load Error<p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina swamp park has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond, and …

Scientist Says Human Brains Are Connected By ‘Wi-Fi,’ Which Causes Gut Feelings

New research might have answered the question of where the human “gut feeling” comes from — a virtual equivalent of “Wi-Fi” in our brains that picks …

University of Sheffield

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

Healthy Holiday Dishes Under 500 Calories

Does just sitting down to plan out your holiday menus make you go up a pant size? Instead of waiting for the calories to pile up, choose from these …

Knock Out These 20 Meal-Prep Ideas and Have Happy Keto Lunches All Week

If you're following the ketogenic diet, you're probably happily aware that when it comes to low-carb meal and snack options, the possibilities are endless. But what about when you're packing work lunches? We've rounded up 20 recipe options that are easy to prepare, store, and transport. We …

Cooking

The Great College Loan Swindle

How universities, banks and the government turned student debt into America's next financial black hole<p>On a wind-swept, frigid night in February …

One of The Most Deadly Venoms Could Help Scientists Treat Cancer

But first they have to get the venom out.<p>To milk a cone snail requires guile and guts.<p>First, Frank Marí uses a pair of tongs to hold a dead goldfish …

What to Do When Your Friend Hurts Your Feelings

It's a specific set of skills.<p>We’ve all been there: our BFF shares one of our secrets, or makes an off-hand comment in front a crush, or doesn’t invite us with her on a juice run, or…or… It’s kind of an endless list. We suffer through these friendship affronts not because our friends suck, but …

Basic Tips for Posing Female Models

My name is Mark Fitzgerald, and I’m a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. In this post, I’ll be discussing basic model poses for female …

Yoga

These Cauliflower Recipes Taste Nothing Like Your Sad Diet Food

Within the past couple of years, cauliflower has gained some culinary appeal. People love it for its healthy qualities and its ability to be extremely versatile in the kitchen ― this cruciferous vegetable can easily be made into a healthy pizza crust alternative, or even a carb-free rice option.<p>But …

Healthy Eating

Effects of ketamine appear to mirror the neurological changes identified in schizophrenia

Ketamine increases the level of glutamate in the hippocampus and decreases the connectivity between specific brain areas, according to a study …

Neuroscience

16 Low-Carb Dinners That Aren't Boring

Because low-carb doesn't have to mean low flavor.

This Photographer Fights Rat-Phobia With Irresistibly Cute Pictures

Get ready to <i>squeee</i> rather than scream.<p>Diane Özdamar, a 32-year-old photographer from Montréal, Canada, takes incredibly cute photos of rescue rats (yup, that’s right, you can adopt them).<p>And she’s been snapping adorable photos of what she likes to call these “amazing little fluffballs” since 2008 …

Cute

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

America’s largest cities are so expensive that some millennials are crowdfunding their homes

For many American millennials, buying a new home in a city like Los Angeles or Washington DC can seem like a pipe dream.<p>According to a recent survey by Apartment List, 80% of millennials— defined as those born between 1980 and 1995 — say they want to buy a home, but most have less than $1,000 saved …

Housing

Notorious crow single-handedly shuts down mail delivery in neighborhood

And now for some very Canadian news: Mail delivery has been halted in certain areas of Vancouver because a "well-known crow" attacked a …

Employment

50 Things You Didn't Know About the Founding Fathers

George Washington. Alexander Hamilton. Benjamin Franklin. John Adams. These men and several more continue to stand as some of the most influential …

New Jersey

10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

It can be easy to think that all the good ideas have already been thought; after all, philosophy have been going on for more than 2500 years. But …

People Are Freaking Out About This Terrifying 'Nightmare House' Listing

When it comes to real estate, there are your fixer-uppers, and then there are your “pay no mind to the mysterious tenant who you absolutely cannot see or meet-ers.”<p>A home in Cayce, South Carolina ― listed on websites including Zillow and RE/MAX ― seems to fall squarely in the latter camp.<p>Twitter …

Real Estate

Recipe: Lemon and cream cheese muffins

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place the rack in the centre of the oven. Line a muffin pan with 10 papers or grease well with your preferred cooking oil. Pour some water into the empty muffin cups to stop them from burning.<p>Combine the flour, 2/3 cup of sugar, the baking powder and salt in a large bowl. …

Breakfast

The Most Hilarious And Bizarre Met Gala Memes That Perfectly Sum Up The Night

I'm just gonna say it, y'all: The 2017 Met Gala was weird AF.<p>I feel like half the world watched A-list celebrities strut their stuff down the carpet …

Met Gala
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