Jessica Tran

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‘The cobra jumped at him’: How a deadly snake went missing in Central Florida

A deadly snake slipped out of its enclosure and has been on the loose in an Ocala, Fla., neighborhood since Monday night.<p>Authorities from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said they’ve spent the past few days outside the owner’s home, where the search for the missing …

Zoology

Venom from the funnel web spider could prevent brain damage from strokes after 'world-first discovery'

Venom from the deadly funnel web spider can be used to protect the brain from devastating stroke damage, scientists have found.<p>Australian researchers were sequencing the DNA of the venom when they discovered a compound, which they say could protect brain cells even when injected hours after a …

14 Sunday Dinner Recipes to Make Grandma Proud

Sitting down to enjoy dinner as a family on a regular basis can be tough today. Between work, extracurricular activities, and shuttling the kids around, our main concern with dinner is that it’s fast and at least <i>somewhat</i> nutritious. There are countless recipes out there that cater to a busy …

Cooking

China is Getting a Huge New Sanctuary for Endangered Cats

Big cat lovers are in for some pretty big news. Plans for one of the biggest cat reserves in the world have just been approved by Chinese officials, …

Wildlife

What do Americans lose if bookstores disappear? More than you think

When Minnesota resident Heather Galway needs to liven up a Tuesday, she heads for the closest Barnes and Noble. It means coffee and adult …

Psst... wanna buy a bookstore?

Hey, wanna buy a bookstore? Phoenix Books in San Francisco is for sale.<p>Phoenix Books is a 1,500-square-foot storefront in San Francisco's Noe Valley. The San Francisco Chronicle writes that its "collection of used and new books is well organized, reasonably priced and eclectic, plus somewhat …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

Otto Penzler: What to Read in Mystery and Crime

Each month, I’ll be recommending five works of mystery/crime/suspense fiction, new or old, with no agenda other than to share a distillation of more …

Books

The most valuable rare books in existence

Tortoise and Hare Forgive Grudges and Become Best Friends

With a lifespan of roughly one hundred years, the tortoise has plenty of time for grudges. But one gracious half-shell is putting her longtime …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times | Inc.com

Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and unexpected moment hits you so hard that everything becomes …

Motivation

It’s not sex that makes you healthier and happier—it’s what you do before and after

People who have sex more frequently report a greater sense of general happiness, according to numerous studies. One even found that having sex once a week, as opposed to monthly, boosts spirits more than earning an extra $50,000 per year.<p>Yet the sex-happiness association means nothing if we don’t …

San Francisco

What Does a Cat’s Behavior of Sleeping Right Next to You Reveal?

What Does a Cat’s Behavior of Sleeping Right Next to You Reveal? For some humans happiness is a warm puppy, but for others their real enjoyment is …

This sweet dog got a second chance at being a mom with orphaned puppies and, yes, of course we're sobbing

Excuse me while I grab all of the tissues! Daisy Woodruff—an adorable, happy dog from Roseburg, Oregon — has a second chance to be a mom to some …

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

The 28 best books about America

Newer offerings<p>Two prize-winning travel writers have departed from habit recently to turn their attention on the southern United States. One is Paul Theroux, who in <b>Deep South</b> (1; Penguin) spurns trains, buses and boats to spend a year-and-a-half motoring in his own car through a piece of his own …

Does reading fiction make you a better person?

I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people. I have a vivid memory of myself at 8 or 9, staying up far past my bedtime to read Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia" by …

Psychology

Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked the world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …

Books

Keep Your Dog Happy With These 10 Pup Parenting Tips

We all want to keep our dog happy and healthy throughout their life. As June was Pet Preparedness Month, let’s look at some of the ways that we can …

Pets

Happy National Camera Day!

Are you aware that June 29 is National Camera Day? At B&H Photo, the camera is the core of our very existence and, therefore, it’s a pretty momentous …

How You Treat Servers Reveals Your Personality

“How others treat the CEO says nothing, they say. But how others treat the waiter is like a magical window into the soul.” – Del Jones, USA Today<p>“The …

10 Traits Empathic People Share

The trademark of an empath is feeling and absorbing other people’s emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities. These …

Top 10

Top 10 picture books with self-help messages

The world can be a stressful and complex place. Here are 10 picture books that may help to make sense of it for young children - and perhaps their parents too<p>I believe that you can find the solution to any problem if you look hard enough and sometimes, those solutions can be found in a really great …

Books

Reading Makes You Sexier To Potential Partners, And These Are The Sexiest Genres

Reading makes you sexier, according to a new study from the U.K.-based matchmaking service MyBae.<p>While it has been commonly accepted for years that …

Research

Why people accidentally refer to family members by the name of their dog

Maybe your teacher called you by the name of your older brother or sister. Maybe you called your new boyfriend by the name of your ex. Maybe your mum …

9 Psychology Books Every Leader Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items.<p>Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious …

Minimalism

30 Heartwarming Photos of Cat Dads Around The World

Believe it or not, there are plenty of men out there who are the shattering the “cat lady” stereotype and love spending their time, raising and …

Hilarious motorbiking cat turns heads in Rio de Janeiro

This moggy is the best pal a biker could hope for. Chiquinho, Brazil's answer to Garfield, always rides on his owner's motorbike.<p>The 12-year-old wears a cool pair of shades as he zooms around on the bike and has been somewhat of a local celebrity in Rio de Janeiro.<p>His owner Alexandre Goulart posts …