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How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Costco is selling $6,000 doomsday-prepper food kits that can feed a family of 4 for a year

Costco is selling food kits that can feed a family of four for up to a year.<p>The kits range from $1,000 to $6,000 and include a mix of grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and dairy.<p>Many of the items have a 25-year shelf life, such as the freeze-dried broccoli, green beans, corn, and dehydrated …

Selling

The world’s population just passed 7.5 billion: Here are some fascinating facts

There are approximately 65 million more men than women alive on Earth today, according to the latest UN figures. American Samoa has the largest gender ratio difference in the world, with roughly 1.36 men for every woman. At the other end of the spectrum, Haiti has the smallest gender ratio gap, …

'One of the more incredible statements I've ever heard': John McCain rips Tillerson's shift on Syria

Tillerson told reporters while he was in Turkey last week that the "longer-term status of President [Bashar] Assad will be decided by the Syrian people."<p>The remark signaled a shift in the US's official position toward the Syrian strongman. Though they were criticized for failing to act against …

Trump’s Authoritarian Vision - Los Angeles Times

Standing before the cheering throngs at the Republican National Convention last summer, Donald Trump bemoaned how special interests had rigged the country’s politics and its economy, leaving Americans victimized by unfair trade deals, incompetent bureaucrats and spineless leaders.<p>He swooped into …

Donald Trump

Trump Still Hasn’t Done Very Much

Month Two: What matters and what didn’t.<p>Monday marks the end of President Donald Trump’s second month in office. And once again, it was a month dominated by news coverage of President Donald Trump.<p>He plunged into a ferocious battle over Obamacare, delivered his first speech to Congress, released …

Donald Trump

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of cases in which human beings peak well into middle and old age.<p>Teenagers may have vitality on their side, but older people are generally more …

Demographics

Jeff Sessions Goes Full 'Reefer Madness' on Pot

Attorney general says marijuana is "only slightly less awful" than heroin<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued a personal campaign to demonize …

Cannabis

What would happen if you were hit by a penny falling from a skyscraper?

There's a tale we've all heard: A penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building would fall at such a rate it would impale and kill anyone it hit down below.<p>The myth somehow weaseled its way through the generations, horrifying elementary school students and causing reasonable people to …

New York City

The Insanity Of The Steve Bannon Origin Myth

Steve Bannon: millionaire banker, right-wing media executive, white nationalist, warmonger, Trump strategist. How did he become the man he is? The …

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.<p>In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the best of what …

The US Constitution allows for impeaching presidents who have “rendered themselves obnoxious”

Back in the day, British kings claimed that God chose them for the throne, and no one could remove them… at least not legally. So in 1787, at a convention in Philadelphia, the framers of the US Constitution debated whether American law should include a process for removing presidents who had …

Donald Trump

A former Navy SEAL shares the No. 1 leadership lesson he learned in military training

Commander Rorke T. Denver knows something about leadership.<p>In a keynote address at the 2015 Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore, the former All-American defenseman at Syracuse and 13-year Navy SEAL said the best leadership lesson learned in military training was simple: "<b>Calm is contagious.</b>"<p>Denver …

Military

Trump’s Self-Care Tour Is Costing America Millions

The president is going all in on making himself great again.<p><b>Donald Trump</b>, a 70-year-old creature of habit, appeared unsettled in the days and weeks after he slid into an electoral victory that even he did not anticipate. There was suddenly the weight of the free world on his shoulders and the …

Donald Trump

What Causes the Legendary Runner's High and How to Feel It

We've all heard about the elusive runner's high. Runners like running, and they even feel good doing it! Experienced runners get a sense of elation …

The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World?

How Peter Navarro could lead us into a global depression—or worse.<p>If Donald Trump is treating the staffing of his administration like a glorified casting call, then there is no shortage of candidates for Washington’s foreign policy establishment to boo or cheer. So far, Secretary of State Rex …

China

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together

Back in December, you hopefully thoroughly immersed yourself in <i>The Map of Physics</i>, an animated video--a visual aid for the modern age--that mapped …

Mathematics

Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Trump needs to kick Steve Bannon out of the National Security Council

Retired Adm. Michael Mullen, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 2007 to 2011, sharply criticized an executive order President Donald Trump signed last month that gave his chief strategist a permanent seat on the NSC principals committee while allowing the participation of the director …

Donald Trump

Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'

<b>At nine, Tom was so worried about not being able to do his class work that he kept running out of the school gates.</b><p>More than once he tried to escape out of a first-floor window, convinced his teacher was criticising him.<p>He is not alone - research among 700 children aged 10 and 11 for the …

PC Gaming

Kerry, Panetta, ex-CIA officials tell court Trump order will ‘endanger troops in the field’

Former secretaries of state John F. Kerry and Madeleine Albright, along with Leon Panetta and other former top national security officials, entered the fray over President Trump’s travel ban early Monday with an unusual declaration stating that it “undermines” national security and will “endanger …

National Security

Why Donald Trump Bears Blame for Making America Less Safe

The president’s attack on a federal judge and the “court system" add to his short-sighted approach to protecting the United States.<p>On Sunday, President Trump declared that “if something happens”—the “something” in question, implicitly, being an Islamist terrorist attack<i>—</i>Americans should blame the …

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Road Trips

Oklahoma shaken by strong earthquake causing 'significant' damage

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, leading to reports of “significant damage” to buildings and a gas leak.<p>The US Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck at 7:44pm CST, with an epicenter located one mile west of Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It …

Kansas City

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …