Evan Desmarais

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Glenn Beck: “I Think I Played A Role, Unfortunately, In Helping Tear The Country Apart”

The Blaze mogul told Megyn Kelly he regrets that his language wasn't more "uniting" during his days at Fox News.

Surviving a Water Landing

The fifth anniversary of U.S. Airways' (flight 1549) water landing in the Hudson River is quickly approaching on January 15, 2014. And if there's anything that event taught us it's that it is possible to surviving a water ditching.<p>A few weeks ago, almost exactly a month prior to US 1549's upcoming …

This Is Your Brain On Sugar (VIDEO)

Being able to make complex dietary choices is an incredibly important skill in this age of crowded supermarkets and high fructose corn syrup. Wading through all of the available information is often half the battle.<p>Lucky for us, neuroscientist Nicole Avena broke down the effect of sugar on our …

Big Brother’s little siblings: How local police departments are spying on us now, too

It’s not just the NSA anymore. Here’s how local law enforcement collects your call data, even if unrelated to crime<p>By now, it’s well known that the National Security Agency is collecting troves of data about law-abiding Americans. But the NSA is not alone: A series of new reports show that state …

Bringing Sexy Back: 6 Old-Fashioned Tips for the Modern Romantic

Are you an old-fashioned romantic at heart? Are you frustrated by the modern dating "treadmill," the dime-a-dozen mentality, the hookups, the technological fade-outs?<p>Keep your heart intact with these "old-fashioned" dating strategies!<p><b>1) Meet people in the real world.</b><p>We are more connected than ever …

Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

11 Reasons You Should Be Having More Orgasms

Clearly, we don't need to convince you to have sex. It's hard-wired into our brains to propagate the species. And anyway, it feels pretty awesome. But here's more good news: Having an orgasm could help improve your health.<p>One of the main reasons orgasm feels so good is because your brain releases …

FDA Approves Artificial Pancreas You Can Wear

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and many other countries around the world. And unlike the more common acquired form of …

NSA employee spied on nine women without detection, internal file shows

A National Security Agency employee was able to secretly intercept the phone calls of nine foreign women for six years without ever being detected by his managers, the agency's internal watchdog has revealed.<p>The unauthorised abuse of the NSA's surveillance tools only came to light after one of the …

12 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight for Good

You're 10, 20, 30 or more pounds overweight and you've dieted, on and off, for years. You've lost weight and then put it back on and more.<p>Why? Diets don't work. Today we know diets don't work. Even Weight Watchers says so. Restricting calories again and again alters your metabolism. That's why so …

Watch A Professor Control Another Professor's Mind From Across Campus

The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game.<p>Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface between two humans--i.e., they've basically achieved telepathy.<p>Previous work has allowed basic …

US government seized $5 million from Bitcoin behemoth Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles and chief marketing officer Gonzague Gay-Bouchery at their Tokyo office.<p>Things keep looking worse for Mt. Gox, by far the largest company in the nearly four-year-old economy that has sprung up around the virtual currency Bitcoin. Back in May, federal agents seized $2.1 …

Crowdfunded cups and straws quickly detect 'invisible' date rape drugs

The odorless and tasteless nature of "date rape drugs" can make them impossible for victims to detect before it's too late. But soon your drinking glass may able to warn you if dangerous chemicals have been slipped into your cocktail. Next month, DrinkSavvy will begin shipping plastic cups and …

Lab-grown meat is here – but will vegetarians eat it?

No animal died to make this burger. No bleating calf was separated from its mother; no manure polluted the waterways; no blood was shed on the slaughterhouse floor. But vegetarians and vegans aren’t lining up to get a mouthful just yet.<p>On Monday, Netherlands-based researcher Mark Post served his …

Got Proof? Lack of Evidence for Milk's Benefits

There is no biological requirement for cow's milk. It is nature's perfect food, but only if you are a calf. The evidence of its benefits is overstated, and the evidence of its harm to human populations is increasing.<p>The white-mustached celebrities paid by the Dairy Council promote the wonders of …

Edward Snowden 'suspicion' leads to Bolivian president's jet being diverted

Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane was diverted on a flight from Russia and forced to land in Austria over suspicions that Edward Snowden might be on board, as several countries spurned the former US spy agency contractor’s asylum requests.<p>France and Portugal abruptly cancelled air permits for …

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7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

DSM-5: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Or Just Really Worried?

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor<p>Published: 06/07/2013 01:15 PM EDT on LiveScience<p><b>Editor's Note</b><i>: With the release of the latest edition of the mental health manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), LiveScience takes a close look at some of the disorders it</i> …

Anger swells after NSA phone records court order revelations

The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Thursday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort had swept up …

Justice Department tries to force Google to hand over user data

A new lawsuit in Manhattan pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against Google offers a rare glimpse of how determined prosecutors are to defend a process that allows federal agents to gain warrantless access to user records, and how committed the Mountain View, Calif., company is to defending …

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Asia curbs US imports of wheat after genetically modified sample found

The discovery of rogue genetically modified wheat in a farmer's field in Oregon shook global confidence in the safety of America's food supply on …

Happiness Index: Only 1 In 3 Americans Are Very Happy, According To Harris Poll

The U.S. economy may be recovering, but Americans aren't getting any happier: Only one in three Americans say they're very happy, according to a recent Harris Poll.<p>The online poll of 2,345 U.S. adults, conducted last month, used a series of questions to determine Americans' levels of contentment …

Always Overeating? Food Can Be Just as Addictive as Drugs

Remember Lay’s Potato Chips’ classic slogan “Bet you can’t have just one” and Pringles’ “Once you pop, you can’t stop”? They’re fun, sure, but for …