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Lifetime Ladder is a Free, No-Equipment Fitness Plan Anyone Can Start

You don't need a fully stocked gym to get a full-body workout. The Lifetime Ladder program ensures you can do this for a long time with increasing …

Health

U.S. space telescope spots 715 more planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Scientists added a record 715 more planets to the list of known worlds beyond the solar system, boosting the overall tally to nearly 1,700, astronomers said on Wednesday.<p>The additions include four planets about 2-1/2 times as big as Earth that are the right …

Associated Press News

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

National Parks

The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …

How likely are you to get caught after lying on a resume?

Great discussions are par for the course here on Lifehacker. Each day, we highlight a discussion that is particularly helpful or insightful, along …

Dogs

Repair Old Shoe Soles With Tire Treads

For jobs that involve a lot of walking, it's easy to tear through shoe soles. Tire treads, on the other hand, can take a lot of punishment. As …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Banishing Bad Money Habits

If you’ve been making excuses for your lack of financial resolve, science may have your back: Believe it or not, researchers have identified a gene …

14 Bright Ideas for a Better Wood Stove

The Alliance For Green Heat recently announced the 14 finalists that will compete in the first-ever Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition that showcases some of the cleanest, most efficient next-generation wood stoves. Popular Mechanics takes a look at each of the finalists and …

Heating

Chris Christie Is The "King Of Bacon," Says Rand Paul

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued their war of words on Tuesday when the senator went on CNN's "Situation Room" and slammed the governor over spending.

10 Signs That US Infrastructure Is A Disaster

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released its annual infrastructure report card, and the prognosis for the country's roads, bridges, and public facilities isn't good.<p>America's infrastructure has been in bad shape for years, and things don't seem like they will get better anytime soon. Of …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

CBO: Obamacare Delay Will Cost $12 Billion And Leave An Extra One Million Americans Uninsured In 2014

The report by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is the first authoritative estimate of the human and fiscal cost from the administration's unexpected one-year delay announced July 2 of the employer mandate - a requirement for larger businesses to provide health coverage for their workers …

Health Care

The Rand Paul-Chris Christie Fight Is Getting Nasty

The backstory: Earlier on Tuesday, Christie reamed into Paul for criticizing him over what Paul termed pork spending in the Hurricane Sandy relief bill— the one that had Christie going ballistic at the GOP-controlled House of Representatives in January.<p>Christie responded in kind by chiding Paul's …

Wolf Blitzer

Dodd-Frank at three: time to reform the financial reform act

With eager anticipation of its salutary effects on an ailing American financial system, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and …

The son of former Cuban president Fidel Castro has taken his own life, according to stunning reports

The first born son of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Jr. or Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Díaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday …

Donald Trump

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …

India's Massive Challenge Of Feeding Every Poor Person

We've become familiar with the story of India's economic ascent and the creation of a large middle class. While that story is true, hundreds of millions of Indians have not been lifted out of extreme poverty.<p>India has sought to help its poorest children with its midday meal program, which was in …

Associated Press News

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America’s Dystopian New Normal

America was supposed to be different. Now economic inequality seems insurmountable. By Lloyd Green.<p>Five years into the Obama presidency, we are …

Fringe Factor: Should Oral Sex Be a Crime?

Sorry, lovers: Virginia could outlaw all oral and anal sex & more from the far out in politics this week.<p>Virginia’s Republican nominee for governor …

Black Americans Welcome Obama's Entry To Race Discussion

As soon as he made his remarks on race Friday, President Obama was part of an intense conversation around the nation.<p>In dozens of cities across the country on Saturday, protesters held coordinated rallies and vigils over the not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon …

7 Tips for Hammock Camping Beginners

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen the popularity of hammock camping skyrocket, as backpackers have realized that hammock systems can be more …

There’s nothing about abortion in the Bible

But that hasn’t stopped the religious right from invoking the good book in its war on women’s rights<p>Republican officeholders are bending all their efforts... to ban abortion. In the last few weeks and months, we've seen a blizzard of anti-choice legislation in Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, North …

Free Software Tool Aims To Fight Government Secrecy

This crowdfunded Freedom Of Information Act algorithm seeks to liberate guarded knowledge.<p>The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), first enacted in 1966 provides a way for citizens, activists, and journalists to coax information out of the government. The Government doesn't make this easy, but a new, …