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Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Through the Air We Breathe, Warn Scientists

Some cities are much worse off than others.<p>The thick fog rolling over San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge is synonymous with the Bay Area. But more …

San Francisco

8 Creepy Things Your Smartphone Knows About You

With passcodes, passwords, and location tracking, smartphones collect hoards of data on users. Here’s what you should know about everything they …

Apps

3 Public Speaking Tips Inspired by Stand-Up Comedy

Public speaking is so stressful for so many people that it is routinely used as a stress manipulation in psychological studies. Tell undergrads they have 10 minutes to prepare a speech that will be evaluated by experts, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol shoot through the roof.<p>Yet …

Public Speaking

Appeals Court Affirms Constitutional Right to Openly Carry Guns in Public

The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment guarantees Americans’ right to carry a gun for …

Guns

9 Pieces of Conventional Wisdom About Careers and Success That You Should Actually Ignore

Conventional wisdom that could be holding you back.<p>To succeed, sometimes you must fly in the face of convention. Trailblazers and members of The …

Entrepreneurship

Experiencing these 3 things? Your company is taking advantage of you

If you continue to let it happen, you’ll find yourself miserable in your job. Learn how to push back.<p>Some companies establish a culture of respect and employee appreciation. Others, not so much. But if you land in the latter camp, you might quickly come to find yourself miserable on the job. Here …

Work-life Balance

A Soldier in Suriname Accidentally Wrote an Anti-Slavery Memoir

John Gabriel Stedman was a man who lusted after adventure. He’d been serving in the Scots Brigade since he was 16, and, 11 years on, in search of …

History

Guy Kawasaki - What I learned from working with Steve Jobs

Without hesitation, Kawasaki advised that one of the biggest lessons he learned from Steve Jobs was that customers couldn’t tell you how to innovate.<p>Mostly they tell you how to make better, faster, cheaper, whatever they’re already getting from you. So, in Apple’s case, better, faster, cheaper …

Guy Kawasaki

The Best Classic Cars for Daily Driving

Want to drive something vintage every day? These are the cars to have.<p>Not all vintage cars can be driven every day. These are the exceptions, according to you.

Classic Cars

13 Secrets of People Who Always Have a Clean House

Wonder no longer, the secrets of the clean house crew are about to be revealed.<p>Even if you don’t consider yourself a collector of “stuff,” that …

Cleaning

An Experts Guide on Male Fat Loss

<b>Trimming down and maintaining a lean and muscular physique is a sure-fire way to increase how well your clothes fit,</b> which can have a huge and …

Health

'Iron Fist' Was Always Racist — and the Netflix Show Isn't Helping

Nothing says "Asian" like a mystical white dude standing in Chinatown.<p>When Marvel executive Jeph Loeb got up in front a Comic-Con crowd last weekend …

Comics

AMC reinstates Chris Hardwick as host of Talking Dead following probe

AMC Networks has reinstated Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick following an investigation of sexual abuse claims, the company said Wednesday.<p>"Following a comprehensive assessment by AMC, working with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the firm Loeb & Loeb, who has considerable experience in this area, Chris …

Chris Hardwick

The complicated truth about a cat’s purr

Our cats may purr when we pet and tickle them, but it’s a much more complicated form of communication than we've assumed.<p>We <i>think</i> we know what a cat’s purr means.<p>It is arguably the most recognisable sign of animal contentment: a pleasurable rasp that erupts whenever a cat is tickled or petted, the …

Pets

Yep, That Soccer Ball That Vladimir Putin Gave to Trump Had a Transmitter Chip: Report

It was supposed to be a fun moment in the midst of a 2018 World Cup, which just happened to be in Russia, in which the Russian president (who just …

Donald Trump

What Is Edging, and Does It Actually Make You Last Longer In Bed?

Believe it or not, there's more to sex than orgasms.<p>Have you ever been in bed with your partner and they just can’t, well, finish? Or, even worse, you strongly suspect they're <i>faking it</i>? It seems nothing is as big a blow to a guy’s self-esteem as failing to get someone off.<p>But we're going to let you …

Acquainted

The Bleeding Edge: behind the terrifying new Netflix documentary

A terrifying new documentary carries a stark warning that a nightmare has been lurking in the medical industry for decades and it might be in your body.<p>The Bleeding Edge, which premieres on Netflix, examines the $400bn medical device industry responsible for products such as hip implants and …

Medicine

7 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Should Eat This Week

Maybe I say this more often than is appropriate for a food editor who works in the wellness space in 2018, but: I wish people weren't so dogmatic …

Healthy Eating

7 Items on Amazon People are Wilding Out Over Right Now

Get these ridiculous deals while they're hot.<p>Amazon is everyone’s favorite one-stop shop for everything from iPhone chargers, to houseplants, to dog …

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

Flight attendants reveal the wildest things they've seen at work

1/<p>"The puke rolled and splashed down the aisle almost all the way to the back galley."<p>Universal Pictures<p>"We had a school group of young children …

Universal Pictures

This Time, Time Got It Right: Tarana Burke Covers the 100 Most Influential People Issue

We will never not stan for Tarana Burke because of the way she so unapologetically and steadfastly stands for us. Watching her profile rise in recent …

Maxine Waters

Children’s Bible Comic Book

• <b>Author:</b> Toni Matas<p><b>Children’s Bible is a collection of comic books</b> on the Old and New Testament for children of all ages. <b><br>For iPhone/iPod Touch users is recommended the free app Children’s Bible in App Store</b> which is customized for its device’s screens. <b><br>Get FREE Kings and Prophets</b> a 30 full colored …

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Biology

Smart thermostat buying guide - CNET

While heating and cooling setups can vary a lot, most US homes rely on some sort of heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) to help keep indoor temperatures in check. Your thermostat acts as the main point of access for this system, allowing you to determine when and at what …

How to Meal-Prep a Week of Healthy Lunches for Less Than $20

Follow this budget-friendly plan to meal-prep a week of affordable, healthy and yummy lunches for less than $20. The Sunday meal-prep steps outline …

Healthy Eating

4 Shoes Every Man Should Have In His Collection This Spring

British footwear firm Frank Wright has been manufacturing classic shoes and boots for more than 130 years. With its latest collection, the brand has …

Great Britain

This Airline's Planes Are Said To Break Down in Mid-Air More Often Than Anyone's. It's About To Suffer a Big PR Problem

It's come to this.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>They say you should get out ahead of a bad story.<p>Present your version before the story hits, so that people can have good feelings about you before aspersions are cast.<p>I wonder, …