Jenna VanWeelden

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Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.<p>Even after controlling for age, race, marital status and children in the home, males in nursing outearned females by nearly $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in …

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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

16 Of The Most Exciting Books Of 2015 From Independent Publishers

More power to small presses.

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Panoramic Photography

Europe to test spaceplane in bid for its first reusable space tech | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Space Agency (ESA) is due to launch an experimental spaceplane from its spaceport in French Guiana on Wednesday which it hopes will pave the way towards Europe’s first reusable space transportation systems.<p>ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), which is the …

Space Exploration

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history

A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future.<p>The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site.<p>The movie, which started streaming online around 1 …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away

Hyperloop, the ultra-fast tube transport dreamed up by SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, could be ready for passengers in as few as 10 years.<p>In a 76-page report released on Dropbox on Thursday, a new startup called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies laid out plans for building …

National Geographic Travel

Elizabethan musical comedy 'Something Rotten!' headed to Broadway

A new show is set to take <i>Side Show</i>‘s place in Broadway’s St. James Theatre: <i>Something Rotten!</i> a musical comedy about musical comedy in the time of …

God Is the New Physics

When spirituality and physics started to be linked, many scientists called it the use of metaphor. It couldn't literally be true that there was a Tao of Physics that linked quantum mechanics to ancient Chinese philosophy. At best there might be a weak link -- God and the new physics -- the way one …

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A Spanish Stop Motion Horror Film You Can Stream Online

Streaming media has totally changed the world of filmmaking, allowing anyone who makes a movie to share their creation with the world…and actually …

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Preheat the oven to 375°F. Wrap beets individually in aluminum foil and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until beets are tender when pressed …

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Ingredients:<p>1 bunch kale, stemmed and finely chopped<br>• 2 cups grated carrots<br>• 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted<br>• 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion<br>• 2 tablespoons …

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Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season salmon all over with salt and pepper then cook, flipping once, until golden …

Song Premiere: José González, 'Every Age'

It's been more than a decade, now, since José González first burrowed into our hearts with his inspired and deeply moving cover of The Knife song "Heartbeats." (Remember that bouncing ball video?) That track appeared on the Swedish singer-songwriter's 2003 debut album <i>Veneer</i>, a collection of …

If The Characters Of Pride And Prejudice Could Text

<i>This is an excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's new book Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters which is available on Nov. 4.</i><p>Below are imagined text conversations between Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet and their mother, three of the central characters from</i> …

Books

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

The Small Tennessee Museum That's an Unlikely Tourism Hit

When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a “mini-Smithsonian” to draw …

Time travel and teleporting 'a reality for today's children'

Travelling through time, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's children's lifetimes, experts have predicted<p>Move over Marty McFly - time travel, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's schoolchildren's lifetimes, experts agree.<p>Children could …

The 13 Greatest Destination Food Towns In America

Eating is probably the greatest excuse we've ever heard for planning a trip. But as a responsible foodie traveler, you want to make sure you're visiting a town with a local culture as rich as the jambalaya on the table.<p>We were thus ecstatic when Saveur released its annual Culinary Travel Awards, …

Rosetta selfie, bands of Mars and ghostly spokes of Saturn – in pictures

Our monthly roundup of best space-related imagery in the known universe includes the second largest spiral galaxy found by Hubble Space Telescope, the North America Nebula and a snap of the cosmos filled with millions of galaxies<p>The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft, above, approaches the International …

Inside the haunted prison of The Shawshank Redemption

The cavernous old Ohio State Reformatory is eerie enough to give you chills – even if you don’t hear the clanking of cell doors and prisoners’ cries.<p>Stand in front of the Ohio State Reformatory today and you might have a hard time believing it once operated as a maximum-security prison. With its …

Horror

'Nightcrawler' cuts it close in its dark look at local TV news

"Nightcrawler" is pulp with a purpose. A smart, engaged film powered by an altogether remarkable performance by<p>Jake Gyllenhaal, it is melodrama grounded in a disturbing reality, an extreme scenario that is troubling because it cuts close to the bone.<p>The theme of "Nightcrawler," written and directed …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …