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Woman, nearing 98, outliving life insurance to cover her burial

MILWAUKEE — Lorraine Guenther and Thrivent Financial insurance company had a deal, or so she thought.<p>She would pay them a premium of $500 a year for the rest of her life. And they would someday provide a death benefit of $25,000 to cover her funeral and burial.<p>The universal life policy took effect …

Retirement

These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century

‘Specimens’ were acquired from Africa, Asia, and the Americas by deceptive human traffickers<p>More than 20 million people attended the 1904 World’s …

South Carolina

These are the 22 most common side hustles—here's how much they pay

More Americans are side hustling than ever before. In fact, over 44 million Americans work more than one job. These hustlers work multiple jobs to …

Personal Finance

This Is What $1,500 in Rent Will Get You in Every State

Your state might surprise you.<p>In Indiana you get three bedrooms, two and a half baths and access to a fire pit, pool and hot tub. In New York, be …

Real Estate

Don’t let your opinions go unheard: 10 things every introvert needs to learn to start winning at life

opinion<p><b>Being an introvert is so mind-boggling that it should probably come with an instruction manual.</b><p>But that would be too easy, wouldn’t …

Self-help

Dashcam shows teen firing at cops before being fatally shot

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — North Little Rock police released dashcam video Wednesday that shows a 17-year-old pull a gun and fire it during a traffic …

Law Enforcement

500 Lb. Serial Killer Joseph Metheny Allegedly Served His Victims to Strangers as BBQ

This story will chill you to the bone. An obese man in Maryland went on a murder spree in the 1990s after his wife took their son and left him. …

Crime

Yakuza boss arrested in Thailand after photos of his tattoos go viral

A retired Japanese crime boss has been arrested in Thailand, ending more than 14 years on the run, after photos of his yakuza tattoos and a missing little finger went viral.<p>Shigeharu Shirai, 72, was apprehended while he was shopping on Wednesday in the central market town of Lopburi.<p>Decoding …

Crime

How the US got its first big break against the Cali cartel — in a bathtub in Queens, New York

In the early 1970s, the newly formed US Drug Enforcement Administration was focused on heroin, and its agents spent little time on cocaine.<p>"We really were not pursuing it like we should have," Mike Vigil, who joined the agency a few months after it was created in mid-1973, told Business Insider, in …

Crime

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying | Inc.com

The bedrock of all good business is honesty. Anything less than that can kill a client relationship, ruin business deals, and make life miserable. As a psychotherapist and business coach I've seen plenty of people get burned by bad deals and dishonesty. By applying to your business some of the tips …

Psychology

If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing | Inc.com

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months. Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it's over before you know it. The excitement …

Motivation

To Be Successful Get Rid of The Losers in Your Life | Inc.com

Over the past five years, I've been undergoing a process of self-improvement that has enabled me to pivot away from a career I was miserable doing into something I love. If you would have told that when I was fired from my job in the corporate world that I would have my own content marketing …

Motivation

What’s The Difference Between A Sociopath And A Psychopath?

Today, the terms “sociopath” and “psychopath” are used interchangeably — often as a nice way of avoiding “crazy” — yet in recent years the difference …

The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands

When I introduced myself to David Clarke, the sheriff of Wisconsin's Milwaukee County, it was immediately clear that he had about 6 inches of height …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

‘Poor Man’s Hugh Hefner’ Accused of Imprisoning Dancers

Kenndric Roberts’s lawyer says he showered models with gifts and cosmetic surgery in his Georgia mansion. But one former model says Roberts …

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

5 HIV Patients No Longer Have The Virus After Taking New Treatment

A Spanish medical institute says they may have found a cure to HIV.<p>Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured …

9 Genius Hiding Places for All Your Valuables

Just in case you haven't had your fill of troubling news lately, try this: Today's thieves are smarter—and more brazen—than ever. More than half of …

Wall Art

Coast Guard seizes 26.5 tons of cocaine

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 26 tons of cocaine worth $2 billion have been seized by the US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, officials said Thursday.<p>Approximately 100 suspected drug smugglers were apprehended at sea and turned over to federal authorities, said Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of the U.S. …

Latin America

Coast Guard, Canada Navy Seize $715 Million in Cocaine

More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast …

Gang member put on FBI's most wanted for West Adams shooting

The FBI added a man believed to be responsible for killing four people in the West Adams district last month on the agency's 10 most wanted list …

UFO expert found dead days after texting mum: 'Your boy's in trouble - if anything happens to me, investigate'

A conspiracy theorist texted his mum to say 'If anything happens to me, investigate' just days before his mysterious death.<p>Max Spiers, 39, a father …

Sex in space: The truth of ‘alien abductions’ EXPOSED

Dr David Jacobs – who has been devoted to the cause since 1973 – has lifted the lid on the mysterious incidents.<p>The retired US professor of history, …

The St. Louis Police Put Out a Warning For This Guy and Facebook Roasted Him To Shreds

The <b>St. Louis County Police Department</b> was just trying to do its due diligence in warning the community about known sex offender Robert Barteau, who …

8 Scientific Reasons You Should Never Smoke Weed

With 4/20 upon us, it's time for us to finally admit it: Marijuana legalization would be the worst thing to happen to America.<p>First off, it has …

Cannabis

'Just Say No': How Nancy Reagan Helped America Lose the War on Drugs | VICE News

Nancy Reagan, a former Hollywood actress and the widow of President Ronald Reagan, died at her home in California on Sunday at age 94, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most influential — and controversial — first ladies in American history.<p>The Reagans, who were in the White House from 1981 to …

Drug Addiction

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

<i>Everyone’s favorite comforting beef stew made easily in the crockpot! The meat is SO TENDER and the stew is rich, chunky and hearty!</i> We had another …

Cooking

Bolivia ended its drug war by kicking out the DEA and legalizing coca

The leaves, he says, represent one of his three harvests per year, grown under Bolivia's policy of legal but regulated production of the crop. Each harvest will fetch about $200 at market, but half of that goes toward expenses, including pesticides and wages for locals who help pluck the ripe …

South America

Google Earth Updates Area 51 Images

An updated view of Area 51 from Google Earth provides researchers with a tantalizing new glimpse of the notoriously secret military installation.<p>The …

Identical Twin Confesses to Murder That Sent His Brother to Prison for 54 Years

A Chicago man confessed last week to being responsible for a 2003 murder his identical twin brother was convicted of more than a decade ago, PEOPLE …