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The Seven-Second Rule: How to Avoid Being an Easy Target

A criminal decides in just seven seconds if you will be their next victim.<p><i>It takes a criminal just seven seconds to select their next victim.</i><p><i>So how do you avoid being a target? Enter: Steve Kardian, a self-defense expert with 30 years experience in law enforcement as a police officer, detective,</i> …

Self Defense

6 Secrets to a Happier Life

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Happiness<i>, which is available at Amazon.</i><p>Whether you’re a web designer, …

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The Number One Neuroscience Game-Changing Tool All Leaders Need For The New Year

Who do you work with that just drives you bonkers? Do you wish there was a way to wave a magic wand and instantly remove the immediate irritation, angst and frustration you associate with them?<p>While I don’t have a magic wand, thanks to neuroscience, I do have a practical tool that you can start …

Self-help

This Parasitic Mussel Pretends to Be a Fish

When you think about shellfish, “devious” is probably not the first word that comes to mind. That is, unless you’ve met the parasitic mussel …

I Was 17 When My Boyfriend Sold Me for Sex

I went from being abused and hopeless to crafting a law to protect other child sex trafficking victims.<p>Growing up, I was an adventurous, fun-loving kid. I did well in school, was on the track, basketball, and swimming teams, and pretty popular. But after I moved from Iowa to Georgia at age 17, I …

The Best iPhone Hacks of 2015

*Magic*<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, this year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related woes. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

Naps vs. Coffee: Which Is Better When You're Exhausted?

You feel completely wiped out, but you know you need to push through for just a little bit longer. Do you reach for a mug or a pillow? Here’s what …

Avoid Retirement's Most Dangerous Assumptions

When it comes to retirement there are a number of assumptions retires have to wrestle with including inflation, rates of return, health care costs, and tax brackets. However, another set of assumptions, if left unresolved, can have a bigger impact on your overall ability to make the most out of …

Retirement

Mesmerizing Astronomy Photos Are The Best Of 2015

If you have ever questioned the enormity and the drama of our universe, these photos will set you straight.<p>The Royal Museums Greenwich in London selected these 17 stunning images, from more than 2,700 entries, to be considered for their annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition. The …

Life As We Know It Can Change In An Instant

Last night, as I was happily texting with a good friend, another text came in, this one from my daughter:<p><b>MOM</b><p>I watched the bouncing bubble that told me my daughter was still typing, and then this:<p><b>Britni died</b><p>I gasped. I burst into tears. And through my tears, I speed dialed my daughter.<p>The heartbreak …

This woman was body-shamed by a Tinder date — and she's fighting back

Body-shaming in the online dating world isn't a new trend — and that's exactly why we need to talk about it.<p>While women on the receiving end of …

12 Things to Stop Blaming Yourself For

Too often in life I find myself apologizing for situations or things that, quite frankly, are out of my control. Why? Because I feel like I <i>have</i> to be at fault for something going wrong because I'm technically the one in charge of my own life.<p>However, as I go through the growing pains of becoming a …

A Museum Let Street Artists Do Whatever They Want On Its Walls. Here’s The Result

Street artists began painting on the walls of the Long Beach Museum of Art on June 26th of this year. The project, titled “Vitality and Verve: …

These shoes expand to accommodate growing feet, so impoverished kids don’t outgrow them

We tend to take it for granted in the developed world, but shoes are a luxury in many parts of the globe. By some estimates, there are over 300 …

These are the coolest cars you'll never drive

Our ability to drive innovation through creative visualization has helped us explore the reaches of space, put powerful computers into our pockets and design some bad-ass car concepts. There's always been a seed of futurism in automobiles: Manufacturers and hobbyists alike have been crafting unique …

Say Goodbye To Dustpans: The Vacuum Trashcan Is Here

Sweeping sucks. Especially annoying are those last little bits between the pile you’ve swept and the pile that actually ends up in your dustpan; they’re nearly impossible to capture. A new trash can and vacuum combination called Bruno offers a simple solution. The “smartcan” contains a vacuum …

Floating Observation Dome Gives Koi Fish a Scenic View of the Outside World

Koi Fish swim gracefully underwater but, unfortunately for them, their view of the outside world is just out of reach. The Floating Fish Dome by Dutch company Velda solves this issue and allows the privileged fish to swim a bit higher than the pond's surface. The fish are especially enticed to …

Fish

This Octopus Robot Has Tiny, Squishy Tentacles

All the better to probe your delicate veins with, my dear<p>Those other octopus-inspired robots are fine and all, but there are lots of things they can’t do. They’re all too thick to coil themselves tightly, and they manipulate tiny objects with about as much precision as a bulldozer. But a new robot, …

Robotics

One-Armed Robot Beats Samurai In Sword Competition

Computerized precision for deadly melee arts<p>For thousands of years, nothing on Earth was deadlier with a sword than a human. People have since largely moved on from slicing weapons to firearms and explosives, but the art of swordsmanship remains a squarely human domain. Or at least it did, until …

Adidas Knit These Sneakers Entirely From Ocean Plastic Trash

The shoe company is letting you help get plastic out of the ocean–with your feet.<p>As engineers work to find new ways to pull some of the trillions of pieces of plastic trash out of the ocean, companies are coming up with new uses for it. Like soap bottles, surfboards, and now shoes: Adidas just …

Pollution

I'm a self-made millionaire, and here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

We decided to make a few changes to the property now that we would be living in it year-round.<p>As I was getting into my car one morning, three of the workers paused from what they were doing and stared me down.<p>I stopped and asked if everything was ok, and one of the men said, "It's not fair. You …

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

“You have to look at food as medicine. Clean eating can become a lifestyle that’s easy to follow”: Candice Kumai on secrets of happiness and health

Let’s go back to eating real again — it’s the very best way to feel good about yourself, says Candice Kumai<p>My mom is Japanese, and my father is Polish-American, so she was really adamant about putting greens and produce and fresh vegetables on the table first, and then she tried to incorporate …

School Teacher Paints Realistic Portraits On His Hand And Stamps Them On Paper

Instead of painting directly on paper, first-grade school teacher Russel Powell paints realistic portraits directly on his hand, then using it as a …

Two Brothers Have Been Mailing Each Other the Same Birthday Card for Over 40 Years

Sunny Kate Methier recently posted photos of a Peanuts comic birthday card that her father Jeff Methier and uncle Ron Methier have been mailing back …

Solar plane smashes solo flight record over Pacific

An aircraft has succeeded in circumnavigating the globe powered only by the sun's energy, breaking a world record for the longest non-stop solo flight.<p>The Solar Impulse 2, which took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey, has shattered the solo-flight record threshold of 76 …

Solar Impulse

Russian Spacecraft Successfully Launches To International Space Station

It looks like the third time’s the charm for NASA and its international partners. The unmanned Russian Progress 60 was successfully launched from Kazakhstan, less than a week after a SpaceX cargo flight exploded and a little over two months since Progress 59 craft suffered a failure which prevented …

Space Exploration