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10 Sustainable Features That Are Changing The Definition Of Smart House

"Smart home" and "green home" are now nearly synonymous.<p>With the recent sale of "Real Housewife" Shannon Beador's über-eco-friendly Orange County mansion, it's clearer than ever that selling a home is about more than just a prime location and pretty paint colors. Being <i>green</i> is a major selling …

5 new 401(k) and IRA rules for 2017

The contribution limits for 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts will stay the same in 2017. Workers remain eligible to defer paying income tax on up to $18,000 that they save in a 401(k) and $5,500 in an IRA. And employees age 50 and older continue to be able to save an additional …

Tesla Made Its Biggest Battery Twice as Powerful

Tesla announced on Thursday that it made several improvements to Powerpack, an energy storage device that is supposed to help the electric grid make …

Germany’s most monstrous castle

Long associated with monsters and mad scientists, the spooky ruins of Castle Frankenstein are home to one of the country’s biggest Halloween parties.<p>Monsters, mad scientists and macabre experiments may be what’s evoked when someone says “Frankenstein”, but the German name has a history stretching …

Mary Shelley

How did one contractor steal 50TB of NSA data? Easily, say former spies

The massive theft of secret NSA data, thought to be the largest breach of classified data in US history, happened over two decades.<p>NSA whistleblower …

Molten Salt Reactors Could Soon Help Power Earth—And One Day Mars

If we get our way and really put humans on Mars in the coming decades, they’re going to need <i>power</i>. NASA has had concrete plans to send people to the …

An Overview of Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is the study and practice of medical principles specifically related to athletes and individuals participating in physical fitness or …

9 things everyone should know about Ramadan

An estimated 1.6 billion Muslims are observing their religion’s most sacred month. A primer for the uninitiated<p>Robin Scher<p>June 11, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Beginning this week, an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world will be observing their religion’s …

The Secret of Subtractive Rhythms

A simple three-step process is all it takes to go from stale to swinging.

USMC bringing 30 Hornets out from boneyard - Military Aviation News

Delays with the F-35 program has forced the U.S. Marine Corps to bring 30 legacy Hornets out from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration …

Put your fitness to the ultimate test with Apple Watch

If you want to get in shape, the best way to get started is with some fitness testing. That might sound challenging, but luckily your Apple Watch is all you need to test yourself to the limit.<p>Fitness tests enable you to establish a baseline so you can see how your physical condition improves over …

Apple Watch

British Airways, Cathay Pacific and oneworld Have Found a New Way to Screw Customers

The oneworld alliance no longer requires to through-check luggage onto partner airlines when passengers are traveling on more than one …

British Airways

How Iron Maiden Made the Boeing 747 Badass Again

Celebrity endorsements are a cornerstone of advertising nowadays, but an industrial manufacturing giant like Boeing seldom gets the chance to play …

Halifax airport screening officer accused of pulling man's pants down

An airline passenger says his pants were pulled down and his penis exposed during an "aggressive" pat-down at the Halifax airport.<p>Jerell Smith says …

Police shoot man amid domestic disturbance at Dallas airport

DALLAS (AP) — A police officer shot and wounded a man Friday outside a Dallas airport after the man attacked a woman believed to be the mother of his …

Law Enforcement

Ransomware Now Comes With Live Chat Support

Victims of a new version of Jigsaw now have access to live chat operators to help them through the ransom payment process, Trend Micro says.<p>Getting …

Thousands Protest at U.S. Air Force Base in Germany Against Drones

BERLIN — Several thousand demonstrators formed a human chain along the perimeter of a U.S. Air Force Base in southwest Germany on Saturday in protest against drone operations by the United States.<p>The demonstration was organized by the alliance "Stop Ramstein - No Drone War", which says the Ramstein …

To speed up security lines, TSA and Delta try 'innovation lane'

The future of airport screening may be on display at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.<p>The new "innovation lanes" are an idea paid for by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines to move the screening lines along faster.<p>Gil West, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of …

Aviation

'How to Get Out of a Funk'

<i>"Somedays you just have to create your own sunshine." -- Unknown</i><p>"Pain hurts. Sometimes important things come from sitting with [our] own pain." -- Lynne Namka<p>Have you ever found yourself in a funk for no apparent reason? You wake up one morning and the light simply appears dimmer and your …

Getting off offline: when porn gets in the way of a real-world relationship

Many believe that porn is addictive, and that the endless stream of on-demand internet erotica makes real-life sexual experiences not stimulating enough<p>Gregor Schmidinger was eight when he viewed his first porn magazine, found in a rubbish bin in his hometown in Austria. Aged 11, he had access to …