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Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades.<p>The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics said Thursday that the number of U.S. babies born …

How Travelling Saved My Life

For my entire childhood I pretty much felt continually like I was a weirdo because that's how my schoolmates made me feel. I was singled out because I liked the color pink or because I cried when Kurt Cobain took his own life.<p>I wanted to fit in but I ended up being an outsider. When my mother …

The Apple Pencil has reignited my love of drawing

The Spider-Man drawing above was created entirely on the iPad Pro using Procreate and the Apple Pencil. After many years, my love of drawing has been reignited and transported to the digital age.<p>Friends of mine from childhood, high school and college remember me as someone who loved to draw. Armed …

Apple Pencil

When Robots Hallucinate

What do Google's trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind?<p>When a collection of artificial brains at Google began generating psychedelic images from otherwise ordinary photos, engineers compared what they saw to dreamscapes. They named their image-generation technique …

Consciousness

Four Traits of a Great Teacher

My dad passed away recently. He was 86. As time goes by, my heart and brain think and ponder about all of the life lessons he taught me.<p>Even at 86, he was the type man who made you want to sit up and listen when he spoke. He did not have a college degree, but he said his degree was the one he …

Teaching

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

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Tomb of Nefertiti, Egypt's mysterious ancient queen, may have been found

The apparent discovery, based on scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, could yield treasure beyond what was found in his famous resting place<p>Hidden doorways in the ancient Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamun may lead to the long-lost resting place of Queen Nefertiti, a scientist has …

This Tom Brady Courtroom Sketch Quickly Turned Into An Incredible Internet Meme

The Deflategate saga raged on Wednesday in a New York courtroom, where a judge grilled both the NFL and Tom Brady’s legal team in order to draw a conclusion to the ridiculous controversy. The Patriots was quarterback was present for the proceedings, and he looked looked quite dapper and healthy …

Flight Attendant’s Hilarious In-Flight Safety Demo Goes Viral

Seatbelts and oxygen masks have never seemed so funny.<p>In-flight safety demonstration or in-flight entertainment? An attendant for Canadian airline WestJet merged both jobs with aplomb.<p>Passengers posted a video on Facebook showing the attendant’s hilarious demonstration during a recent WestJet …

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A nutritionist explains when it's worth buying organic — and how much more it will cost you

The experience got me thinking about whether or not it's worth it to go the organic route, especially for items where there is a more significant price difference.<p>I decided to consult an expert, and turned to Rania Batayneh, MPH, nutritionist and author of "The One One One Diet."<p>Batayneh told me …

Onions

22 Of The Most Secluded Hotels In The World

Perfect for people who hate people!

Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>It's 4 a.m. and I'm starting to regret that green tea I had after dinner. I'm sure that late night detective movie before bed didn't help matters either. Frankly, I know how to take care of myself, but sometimes I just think I'm immune to the common ailment called insomnia.<p>The truth …

Sleep