Jess Lam

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How to make a million dollars on Etsy — buy from Alibaba and run your store like eBay

Online marketplace Etsy is known as a place to buy home-made items, clothing, artworks, and jewelry created by individuals or produced in limited runs by small businesses. But not everyone using the site ascribes to this folksy philosophy. Others, such as Alicia Shaffer, are using Etsy like eBay, …

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Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was executed by hanging in Tehran today, despite her appeals and calls from international activists for a new trial. Jabbari had said she acted in self-defense when she stabbed a man who was trying to sexually abuse her. Her execution had been postponed several times since her …

Every Woman Should Have the Opportunity to Freeze Her Eggs

Apple and Facebook have begun offering their female employees the opportunity to freeze their eggs as a way to prolong their childbearing years. The rest of us should get that chance too.<p><i>A scientist cryopreserving ovarian tissue strips. Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>This week, tech giants Apple and …

Flagstaff, Arizona, Is Giving Panhandlers Coupons to Stop Them from Buying Drugs

Flagstaff, Arizona, is trying to combat panhandling by giving homeless people coupon booklets called "Better Bucks." I tried them out to see if they were all they were cracked up to be.<p><i>All photos by author</i><p>Like many cities, Flagstaff, Arizona, is home to a sizable homeless population. In the past, …

Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

The government of China has described the protests that have gripped Hong Kong for the past five days as illegal and chaotic. Any mention of the demonstrations is quickly erased from the Internet. At the same time, many mainland Chinese, in the territory for business or tourism, are observing the …

Ayahuasca Will Make You Cry, Vomit, and Feel Amazing

Ayahuasca, yagé, the truth vine, the <em>madre</em>, or whatever you call it is not only the strongest drug I've ever tried but easily the most powerful experience I've ever had.<p>I spent Saturday night rolling on the floor of a loft apartment in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of Berlin. When I …

George the Goldfish Swims After $200 Surgery to Remove Life-Threatening Tumor

Brave little guy! A 10-year-old goldfish named George can now swim again after his owner paid $200 for surgery to remove a life-threatening tumor, <i>ABC News</i> reports.<p>The Australian owner coughed up the cash for the procedure because they couldn't bear the thought of losing him, anchor Amy Robach …

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Secrecy continues to shroud killings by border agents

PHOENIX — Six months after promising greater transparency and accountability when its agents use deadly force, Customs and Border Protection continues to struggle to deliver on both counts.<p>Since 2004, Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers have killed at least 46 people, …

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

Soon You'll Be Able to Charge Your Phone With Your Own Sweat

Photo: Getty<p>Nowadays, in a market where your jewelry can tell you when your phone is ringing, you can drink your sunscreen, and naked dresses are quickly becoming the norm (well, kind of), it suffices to say that our threshold for weird is at an all-time high. But this latest development has …

Tentipi Shelters

A basic need like shelter is often best met by a simple design. Enter the nordic vibes of Tentipi, a Swedish tent company inspired by the nomadic, indigenous Sámi people's katas—structures that can withstand the worst weather the Arctic can muster, allow for socialization and are easily set up and …

Scientists discover the moon is shaped like a lemon

Our closest neighbor has an "equatorial bulge"<p>Although our visit to its rocky surface confirmed that it's not covered in vast seas, it's not home to strange moon-men, and it's not made of cheese, the moon can still surprise us. It's only this week that scientists have revealed that, 45 years after …

This colorful tree is designed to grow 40 types of fruit

Even the most beautiful trees tend to bloom in only a single color, but artist Sam Van Aken is growing trees that turn into a kaleidoscopic array of flowers come spring. A project of his, the "Tree of 40 Fruit," has Van Aken grafting 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single tree, ultimately …

Former Public Transit Bus Converted Into Mobile Shower For Homeless In San Francisco | Fox News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.<p>The former public transit bus has been outfitted with two full private bathrooms and offers hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and …

Ethiopia's child brides see marriage as key to jobs abroad, says thinktank

Up a bumpy, winding dirt track in the mountains of northern Ethiopia, past two bulls chewing pasture and a rondavel built from sticks and cow dung, is the modest home of Lubaba Abdella, its mudbrick walls reinforced by eucalyptus bark and topped by a corrugated roof.<p>Abdella has lived a lifetime, …

Johns Hopkins Hospital settles lawsuit with women filmed by doctor

(Reuters) - Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to pay $190 million to thousands of women who were secretly filmed by a doctor during gynecological exams.<p>The proposed settlement, announced Monday, came in a class action lawsuit filed last year in Baltimore city court over the conduct of Dr. Nikita …