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Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

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Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

3 Tools to Simplify Your Digital World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're a small-business owner, or maybe a serial entrepreneur. And, I'm guessing, you don't have a lot of time on your hands because you wear too many hats and juggle too many tasks.<p>In order to be really successful, you have to be …

The Sneaky, Sucky Way Distraction Punctures Your Productivity

It takes 23 minutes to recover from a distraction. So where do they come from and how can we avoid them?<p>Oh, let me get back to it? Wait, what was I doing? Now I can finally get some real work done.<p>These are the low-level lamentations of a work life spent with a constant buzz of distraction. All of …

Welcome to the 72-Hour Work Week

How many hours do you think the average American professional works each week? If you think 40, 50 or even 60, think again. For many, 72 hours is the new norm.<p>In a recent survey of 483 executives, managers, and professionals (EMPs), we found that 60% of those who carry smartphones for work are …

The 6 Commandments Of Buying Gadgets

<b>1) Spend The Most Money On The Items You Use The Most</b> <br>So simple, yet so often overlooked: It’s smart shopping to splurge on the items you spend a lot of time with, and skimp on the ones you don’t.<p>“Don’t worry about the price,” says Brian Lam, founder of gadget decision-making site The Wirecutter. …

The US professionals quitting the rat race to become farmers

<b>Farming has always been a hard way to make a living.</b><p>Now, a small but - anecdotally - growing group of Americans are leaving the structure and security of an office job for the gruelling, yet rewarding work of earning money from the land.<p>Some want to be a part of improving the food supply for …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

Obese mothers' babies face bigger risk of early death, says report

Babies born to obese mothers may face an increased risk of dying early from heart problems in their adult life, according to research published late Tuesday that paints an alarming picture of the future as obesity-related disease is handed down from one generation to the next.<p>The comprehensive …

How to Lower Your Food Budget (Without Giving Anything Up)

My wife and I have three children. According to the official USDA statistics on food costs, the monthly cost for our family to eat per month assuming …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

Monotasking Is The New Multitasking

How can you get anything done when your “tasks” turn into competing preoccupations? In this age of distraction, it’s all about monotasking. Here are six tips for doing it right.<p>We all know multitasking is inefficient. A classic 2007 study of Microsoft workers found that when they responded to email …

Mumbai’s potholes: going nowhere

Print this page<p>For four months every year, from June to September, it rains in Mumbai. The downpours don’t come as a surprise. It’s called the …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

It Pays To Exercise

A little sweat can pay off in big ways.<p>How's this for sweat equity: Women who worked out moderately for 20 to 30 minutes three or more times a week earned 9 percent more than those who didn't, according to one study cited in a <i>Journal of Labor Research</i> paper. Here are just a few of the ways exercise …

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

3 Nutrients To Help You Sleep Better

By: By Deborah Enos, CN, LiveScience Columnist<p>Published: 07/28/2013 09:55 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but the U.S. seems to have become a nation obsessed with pills. If something doesn't work right, no worries, there's a pill for that.<p>So when we have trouble …

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy …

Largest space battle in history claims 2,900 ships, untold virtual lives

The combat is fake, but the emotions are real<p>In less than an hour, a battle of interstellar proportions will break out in the MMORPG Eve Online, a spacefaring simulation with its own politics, economies, and wars — all controlled exclusively by players. Between three and four thousand pilots are …

6 Simple Steps To Master Productivity On The Road

Traveling for business shouldn’t be a daunting task. And, starting with what airline you choose, it doesn’t have to be.<p>On the road again. Just can’t wait to get on the road again.<p>Willie Nelson said it best. But your reason for being on the road is different from Willie’s. You’re on the road for …

Bootstrap 3 Goes Mobile-First, Now Reportedly Powers 1% Of The Web

The team behind Bootstrap, the immensely popular grid-based, front-end framework for web development, launched the first release candidate of Bootstrap 3 includes over the weekend. Besides a tweaked look and a couple of new features (and also the removal of a few others), the most important change …

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

Coffee: Does It Promote Weight Gain?

“Our hypothesis was that the coffee compound would reduce weight gain and improve insulin sensitivity," says study co-author Kevin D. Croft, PhD, of The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology. "Clearly this is not the case.”<p>Don’t break things off with Joe just yet, …

The Truth About Unplugging And “Vacation”

According to a recent poll, most Americans stay connected to the office while on vacation. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Does it?<p>The latest issue of <i>Fast Company</i> is about the #unplug movement–taking time to disconnect and reconnect on a more personal level with friends and family.<p>Meanwhile, …

Learn-to-code site Thinkful is carving out a niche between MOOCs and expensive schools, with retention rates to prove it

For all the excitement around MOOCs -- massive open online courses -- there is one glaring problem. Yes, it's wonderful that the Internet can provide …

'If This Then That' Arrives For iPhone

If This Then That (IFTTT) is now available for iPhone.<p>If you’re not familiar, IFTTT is a service that lets you connect two different apps or services …

Should Your Website Be Using Adaptive Design?

In today’s multiscreen world, 27% of all web traffic comes from smartphones, tablets, and various other devices. And if your business depends on the web for revenue, then you likely know about responsive web design — which automatically adjusts layouts to fit different screen sizes. Responsive …

When You’ve Done Enough, Do More

How do you become truly influential? We’ve found that the most highly respected leaders avoid techniques to gain short-term compliance; they also steer clear of a self-centered “How can I get people to do what I want?” mindset. Instead, they take a different approach altogether.<p>We interviewed over …

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