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The Rock Anchors Himself In The Gym. You Can, Too.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest Instagram video talks about how he stays motivated in the gym, despite a crazy-packed schedule. Here's how you can, too.<p>There is one celebrity you can always, always count on for some Monday Motivation. We are, of course, talking about Dwayne "The Rock" …

Fitness

Meet the man who saved countless lives when he engaged the Waffle House killer — with his bare hands

Meet 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. He was at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, early Sunday morning when a deranged killer opened fire with an “assault-style” weapon, killing four people and injuring at least another seven.<p>And he’s being credited with saving numerous lives.<p>What did he do?<p>According …

Crime

Shania Twain on abuse, betrayal and finding her voice: ‘I wanted a break – but not for 15 years’

She recorded the bestselling album ever made by a woman, but later disappeared from the limelight. As she begins her first album tour since 2002, she talks about the violent childhood and devastating divorce that make her pop’s great survivor<p>Shania Twain was at the peak of her powers when she lost …

Brad Pitt

How to trek Patagonia on the cheap

If you’ve traveled through other South American destinations, especially Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, your wallet will notice the difference when you …

Hiking

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

The last surviving human from the 19th century has died

Nabi Tajima died yesterday at a hospital on the Japanese island of Kikaijima, according to the Associated Press.<p>Born Aug. 4, 1900, she passed away at the age of 117 and 280 days, meaning she was was the last known person alive who had experienced the 19th century. (1900 is the last year of that …

History

Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.

VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week.<p>While the space is still under construction, it will eventually have a winding path and a park scene, with benches and trees, he said.<p>It …

San Francisco

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …

Geology

It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday. He inspired people around the world with his drive, determination, and attitude. On film & television sets, commercial shoots, at comic-con’s & personal appearances, to his own YouTube videos, he was there to show everyone what he was capable of doing. Even though his stature was small and his parents often wondered if he’d be able to reach up and open doors on his own in his life, he went on to open more doors for himself and others than anyone could have imagined. He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know. Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles. Over the years he’s struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much. During this recent time of adversity he was baptized while surrounded by his family. The family appreciates that they have this time to grieve privately. Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it’s never too late to reach out to someone for help. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne’s name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies. Photo by @paulmobleystudio

Verne Troyer, best known as Mini-Me in "Austin Powers," has died

Verne Troyer, best known for playing the character of Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movie series, has died, according to a statement.<p>"It is with …

Dallas

What in the world should I write about?

Five areas you can generate consistent writing fromI was inspired to write this post after reading this article by Kris Gage where she expressed some …

Writing

Charles Dickens imagined a Westworld-like robot park filled with “violent delights”

If you’re a fan of the TV series, <i>Westworld</i>, you’re probably aware that it’s based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. What you may not know is that the concept has been kicking around for a very long time. While Crichton insists his dystopian vision had no “literary antecedents”, …

The Future

Low-light photography: How low can you go?

<b>Low light can still yield great images – landscape and travel photographer David Clapp shares his top tips and techniques</b><p>David’s top tips for getting …

Landscape Photography

Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking

<b>Allison Mack, a US actress known for the TV show Smallville, has appeared in court on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.</b><p>Keith Raniere, the leader of the so-called self-help group, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico in March.<p>Ms Mack is accused of helping him …

Crime

Women-Only Spaces Are Part of a Coworking Craze. Some Might Also Be Violating the Law

On a rainy morning in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, women are filing through the arched doors of a old Greek church carrying bike …

Human Rights

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

The rise of the ambient video game

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and its contemporaries are sensory soothing software several decades in the making.<p>In February 1986, …

Apple Store

Ariana Grande makes surprise appearance at Coachella, and it's pretty great

Corny though they definitely, always are, surprise appearances always do well.<p>Take Ariana Grande, who on Friday night appeared during Kygo's second …

Coachella

7 new trailers you should watch this week

<i>Westworld</i> starts up again this weekend after a little more than a year away. I had a very love / hate relationship with the first season. I didn’t love the watching experience so much as I loved the meta experience of reading speculation about where the show was going, but I’m still really …

Movies

48 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

As Earth Day turns 48, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.<p>The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, was a milestone event for the planet. An estimated 20 million people took to the streets across the U.S. to raise awareness about the impacts of human activities …

Obama Administration

What Are the Best Foods to Eat for Clear, Glowing Skin?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from rom-coms, it’s that there is nothing quite as magical as your wedding day. But we’ve also seen <i>Bridesmaids,</i> so …

Skin Care

10 Night Blooming Flowers To Help You Create A Magical Moon Garden

What if you could duplicate a starry night sky, but in your garden instead? These 10 night blooming flowers show off their beauty at night so you can …

Flowers

Flickr acquired by professional photo hosting service SmugMug

SmugMug CEO promises that photography will be “a priority” for Flickr going forward<p>Flickr has been bought by professional photo hosting service SmugMug for an undisclosed price, according to a report from <i>USA Today</i> . The fate of Flickr has been up in the air as part of the ongoing decline of Yahoo, …

Flickr

AT&T, Verizon tried to subvert a technology Apple embraces

The Department of Justice is investigating whether AT&T and Verizon colluded to subvert the primary goal of electronic SIMs. This new tech makes it easy to switch between service providers, something to two largest wireless carriers apparently wanted to prevent.<p>Apple uses an eSIM in the Apple Watch …

Telecoms

Millions of Americans Got Free Amazon Credits From a Lawsuit, and It All Expires in 27 Hours. Here's How to Check

Remember the epic lawsuit about e-books involving Apple and Amazon? We're just hours away from a really important deadline.<p>It looks like the end is finally here. Nine years ago, Apple and Amazon were embroiled in a giant lawsuit over e-books. The net result was that Apple wound up having to fund a …

eBooks

North Korea halts nuclear and missile tests ahead of planned Trump summit

Pyongyang also says it plans to close nuclear test site Summit between North and South to be held on Friday<p>North Korea has said it will end its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and shut down its nuclear test site, in a dramatic development ahead of a …

North Korea

Natalie Portman Backs Out of Israeli Award Ceremony

JERUSALEM — Natalie Portman, the Oscar-winning actress, has backed out of a major award ceremony meant to honor her in Jerusalem, with her representatives citing her distress over “recent events” in Israel.<p>Ms. Portman did not initially elaborate, leading many to interpret her decision as stemming …

Israel

Photo-Sharing Service Flickr Has Been Acquired By SmugMug

According to a new report from USA Today, photo-sharing pioneer Flickr has been acquired by photo hosting service SmugMug for an undisclosed …

How to become a space tourist: 8 companies (almost) ready to launch

How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?<p>On April 28, 2001, 60-year-old American businessman Dennis Tito became the first tourist to leave Earth’s atmosphere behind, spending nearly 8 days in space, much of it aboard the International Space Station (ISS)—and reportedly paying $20 …

Space Exploration

10 easy ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is not flat

The evidence is right in front of you.<p><i>This story was originally published on Smarter Than That in 2008. We are republishing a lightly edited version on</i> Popular Science <i>in light of recent interest in the subject.</i><p>Humanity has known Earth is round for a few millenia, and I’ve been meaning to show more …

Flat Earth