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The Arctic Is Full Of Toxic Mercury, And Climate Change Is Going To Release It

Permafrost, the Arctic's frozen soil, acts as a massive ice trap that keeps carbon stuck in the ground and out of the atmosphere - where, if released …

Global Warming

9 Best Tips for a Procrastination-Free Life

In a world that’s fast-paced, the concept of procrastination is becoming more and more detrimental in our lives. Persistent procrastinating is often …

Procrastination

8 Steps to Stop Numbing Your Emotions

You start feeling a bit uncomfortable or stressed out. Maybe you’re downright overwhelmed. So you reach for a glass of wine—or shot of whiskey. You …

Self-help

Watch Questlove Explain Hip-Hop’s Origins on “Drunk History”

On the latest episode of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” host Derek Waters sat down with Questlove, who told the story of hip-hop pioneer Theodore Livingston (aka Grand Wizzard Theodore)—the man widely recognized as the inventor of record scratching. In the tradition of the show, Questlove got …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mutant, all-female crayfish spreading rapidly through Europe can clone itself

Genome study finds the invasive clonal freshwater crayfish is descended from a single female and reproduces without males<p>A voracious pest that mutated in a German aquarium and is marching around the world without the need for sexual reproduction may sound like science fiction, but a genetic study …

Biology

Plant-based milk vs. cow's milk: What's the difference?

What a registered dietitian wants you to know about all those "milks" in the grocery store.<p>Though non-dairy milks have been around for a while, they’ve recently experienced soaring sales and enormous popularity — due, in part, to environmental concerns, dairy issues (from allergies to lactose …

Nutrition

Justice Department shuts down massive cybercrime ring

US attorneys charge 36 people who allegedly maintained one of the largest online criminal organizations ever.<p>The US Justice Department said it's taken down a cybercrime behemoth, which had sold millions of people's stolen information before it closed.<p>The agency announced on Wednesday that it's …

Corruption

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You’d be great. But if what’s holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

Leadership

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

The Brain

BLM activist fatally shot while biking late at night in New Orleans

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Black Lives Matter activist who rose to prominence after the South Carolina State House Confederate flag controversy was killed in New Orleans while riding his bike late at night, police said.<p>An officer -- responding to a call of shots fired, which was upgraded to a call of aggravated …

Justice

Jeff Sessions makes 2 ridiculous claims about the opioid crisis in less than a minute

"Sometimes, you just need to take two Bufferins or something and go to bed."<p>Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event to commemorate Ronald Reagan’s …

Jeff Sessions

Your smart TV is watching you watching TV, Consumer Reports finds

Testing found the televisions were also constantly tracking what their owners were watching and relaying it back to the TV maker and/or its business partners, using a technology called ACR, or "automated content recognition."<p>ACR helps the TV recommend other shows you might enjoy watching, but can …

Televisions

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful | Times Square Chronicles

9 Writing Skills You Need to Have To Be Successful<p>Which writing skills lead to success? How to develop them?<p>Read about writing skills; how to …

Creative Writing

Miley Cyrus Wears a Bikini Like No Other Babe on the Beach — or the Street

Miley Cyrus doesn't just wear a bikini to the beach. Through the years — and since the days she filmed <b>Hannah Montana</b>, in fact — Miley's been spotted rocking the quirkiest designs that speak to her true sense of style, whether she's near the ocean or out grabbing food. We love that about her. If …

Miley Cyrus

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Guitar

I’m a Nutritionist and These Are the 7 Foods That Are Always in My Fridge

Grocery shopping can be overwhelming — so many aisles, endless products, and thousands of brands to choose from. As a registered dietitian, I’m …

Nutrition

This mineral deficiency might be stopping you from sleeping

Whether it's a deficiency in iron, vitamin D, or calcium, there always seems to be something our bodies are lacking when it comes to functioning like the well-oiled machine it needs to be.<p>Unfortunately, a deficiency in one of the essential vitamins or minerals our bodies crave can throw a whole …

Wellness

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster

Our brains are constantly optimizing themselves.<p><i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience,</b> …

Self-improvement

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

13 Interesting Qualities People Who Everyone Likes Have In Common

We all know someone who is just inherently likable. You know who I'm talking about: it's that one friend you have who can seemingly do no wrong in …

Emotional Intelligence

Warren Moon Accused of Sexually Assaulting, Harassing, Drugging Assistant

A woman filed a lawsuit in Orange County, California, alleging Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon sexually harassed her, the <i>Washington Post</i>'s Craig Whitlock reported Wednesday.<p>According to Whitlock, the suit alleges Moon "committed sexual battery by grabbing the woman's crotch" during a trip to …

Alien Life Might Be So Advanced That It's Indistinguishable From The Laws Of Physics

We've never seen aliens... Or have we? No, Roswell conspirators, not now. Please sit down. We're talking in multitudes of higher complexity.<p>Try this …

Dark Matter

Amazon Has a Risky Strategy for Cutting Prices This Holiday Season

If you find more goods than usual on Amazon are discounted as the holiday season starts, that may not be because the sellers have chosen to cut their …

eCommerce

Kentucky House speaker resigns post after texts with staffer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican House speaker resigned his leadership position Sunday after acknowledging he settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month.<p>Jeff Hoover denied sexually harassing the staff member, but said he sent inappropriate text messages that …

Wisconsin GOP proposes bill that would allow toddlers to hunt using guns

New legislation in Wisconsin would eliminate the state’s minimum hunting age<p>As the U.S. grapples with a serious gun problem, one state hopes to expand those who can possess a gun. Wisconsin's state assembly last week proposed legislation that would allow any resident, regardless of age, to legally …

Republican Is Not a Synonym for Racist

Conservatives must reckon with their policies’ discriminatory effects. That would be more likely if liberals stopped carelessly crying bigot.<p>Is American conservatism inherently bigoted? Many conservatives would be enraged by the question. Many liberals suspect the answer is yes.<p>These different …

Rights & Freedoms

Orlando Bloom Opens Up About Child Abuse In The Entertainment Industry

Abuse in Hollywood is on the top of everyone's minds. As each day passes, it seems another person comes forward with a damning accusation against a …

Aliens Could Land Soon, Stephen Hawking Warns of the End of Humans

Dr. Douglas Vakoch, the president of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence), an organization that has been sending radio signals into deep …

Agriculture

Big Brother isn't just watching: workplace surveillance can track your every move

Employers are using a range of technologies to monitor their staff’s web-browsing patterns, keystrokes, social media posts and even private messaging apps<p>How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren’t slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take …