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Ant season is starting--here's how to beat them

It's mid-April. The days are getting longer. The sun is out more than it's been in months. And the ants are marching two-by-two, right into your …

Insects

Nest will provide 1 million thermostats to low-income homes as part of new Power Project

Nest announced the Power Project today, an initiative that the company says is meant to raise awareness about the burden that utilities like energy can place on low-income families. The average US household spends 3.5 percent of income on energy, but one in five families spends 20 percent or more …

Nonprofits

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday.<p>British drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals is seeking permission to sell its purified form of an …

Cannabis

10 Underrated Horror Movies That Are Actually Scary AF

Horror movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that is for sure. While some people love it, there are those who can’t stand the idea of them. Over the …

Horror

Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON — President Trump, in a sharp reversal, told a gathering of farm-state lawmakers and governors on Thursday morning that the United States was looking into rejoining a multicountry trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal he pulled out of days after assuming the …

Obama Administration

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

WASHINGTON — Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Mr. Trump could have a heart attack while in office.<p>Dr. Ronny L. …

Medical Research

Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists<p>More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces …

Archaeology

Trump Must Keep DACA Protections for Now, Judge Says

WASHINGTON — In the middle of an intense political fight about the program that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday ordering the Trump administration to start …

Immigration

Here’s What to Eat for Lunch If You’re Trying to Slim Down, According to a Nutritionist

Breakfast gets all the glory as the most important meal. But lunch plays a key role in your day too, especially for anyone trying to slim down. If …

Healthy Eating
Profit

After Dad Fails To Sing Anthem, Trump Jr. Tweets That's 'How It's Done'

President Donald Trump may have fumbled through the national anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night, but he’s getting at least one rave review.<p>Not surprisingly, it comes from his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr.<p>Hours after clips of the president not even …

Donald Trump

10 reasons you should wake up earlier and how to do it

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” - Ben Franklin<p>“Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as …

Mark Twain

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

Ask Yourself These Seven Questions Before Setting 2018 Goals

The end of December is a great time to step back to reflect on the year before the frenzy of a new year starts again. One of the activities I cherish the most (and recommend to my executive coaching clients) is to do a personal year-end review.<p>Doing a personal review is critical before you set new …

Happiness

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

9 countries that are relatively easy for Americans to move to

When it's time to leave the country for a spell — half a year, maybe, or for the rest of your life, who knows? — your very bones tell you. Your feet twitch. You fidget. You start absentmindedly petting any globes you come across. That urge to pick up and go is a powerful sensation. Then your brain …

Immigration

Heading North: American Doctors Report Back From Canada

For Peter Cram, an American internist who spent most of his career practicing in Iowa City, Iowa, moving to Toronto in 2014 was an easy decision.<p>He says he is among a handful of American doctors who went north to practice in Canada's single-payer system. Now he doesn't worry about whether his …

Health Care

A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

Maude Julien's childhood was so horrible, it's difficult to read about. Her father wanted to turn her into some kind of superhuman, able to withstand any torment without flinching. So he treated her in a subhuman way: He forced her to stay in a dark cellar at night, to meditate on death. He made …

Cardigans

If You Do Any of These 19 Things Now, You're Way More Productive Than You Think | Inc.com

Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? As 2018 draws near, this is the time of year to start thinking about new habits, tools, and techniques that work to our advantage without us working ourselves to death.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2018 can make you more productive …

Time Management

3.6-million-year-old human skeleton found, shocking scientists

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

South Africa

Genes linked to homosexuality discovered by scientists

Genes linked to homosexuality have been discovered by scientists in the biggest ever study into the genetic basis for sexual orientation.<p>For the first time, researchers looked at the complete genome - a person’s entire DNA code - for more than 1,000 gay men and compared it to genetic data from a …

Group pushes for legal psychedelic mushrooms in Oregon

A group is looking for voters to weigh in on whether Oregon would be the first in the nation to legalize psilocybin mushrooms.<p>Psilocybin is the …

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

Self-improvement

‘Rick And Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Had The Best Advice For A Fan Who Asked Him About Depression

Although Dan Harmon has had some creatively volatile moments, he is largely acknowledged to be a Good Dude. The creator of <i>Community</i>, <i>Rick And Morty</i>, and the podcast Harmontown was recently contacted by a fan on Twitter who asked him for advice on coping with depression.<p>While many would have simply …

Communicate

'Suicide machine' harnesses 3D printing technology

A high-tech ‘suicide machine’ is being touted by a euthanasia advocacy group.<p>It’s called the Sarco capsule, and it has a single, simple purpose: to help you commit suicide, painlessly and efficiently.<p>“Sarco does not use any restricted drugs, or require any special expertise such as the insertion of …

3D Printing

Feds to spend $145-million to compensate victims of past LGBTQ discrimination

The federal government will spend $145-million to compensate thousands of people who were purged from the public service because they were gay or lesbian, the largest financial commitment by any national government for past wrongs committed against sexual minorities.<p>The level of compensation for …

LGBTQI