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People are stockpiling special pills to guard against radioactive fallout — but here's what you actually need in a nuclear survival kit

Hopefully it won't be the tweet that launched 1,000 ships — or nuclear weapons.<p>"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'" President Donald Trump tweeted on January 2. "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

personaldevelopment

All Of The Costco Foods You Need In Your Life

If you haven't been to the wholesaler in a while, you might be surprised to learn that Costco is a huge purveyor of organic snacks and …

The Three Strategic Lessons of Guadalcanal

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. The battle is one of seven naval engagements that — together with …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

A Simple Way To Hack Your Brain To Finally Get That Thing Done

It takes five steps, says psychology professor Art Markman, to finally change your habits and meet your goal, or help someone else meet theirs.<p>Chances are you have a big goal (write a book, start a business, lose weight, get organized) that makes your list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. …

Procrastination

How to break carb cravings, once and for all

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment -- perhaps even a tease, especially when those foods seem to be on everyone else's plates.<p>The truth is, despite the popularity of …

Nutrition

10 ways to take the struggle out of homework

Nikki was frustrated. Her 13-year-old daughter Kirsten had just finished her required summer reading. She needed to write a summary, and Nikki urged her to do it while the details were still fresh.<p>"It's June, Mom," Kirsten said. "I can get to it later."<p>As a school counselor, I reassured Nikki that …

Parenting

How to train like James Bond

<b>How would James Bond actually train?</b><p>Call me a geek, but I’ve often wondered how James Bond does it. I mean, he's forever travelling the world, jumping from one high octane scrape to the next. Where does he find the time and the means to work out when he's never in the same place twice? How does he …

Exercise

The Best Hiking Shoes For All Your Adventures

If you’re trekking through wet or rocky terrain or climbing steep hills, you’ll need a good hiking boot. But for an easy-going hike or a weekend …

Best of The Great Lakes in Stunning Photos: Romance & Adventure Ahead

The five Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, Ontario, Erie, and Huron) comprise of the largest body of freshwater on Earth, as it accounts for one-fifth …

Great Lakes

Dyson Multi-Floor Bagless Upright Vac $200 shipped for today only (Reg. $300+)

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Dyson Ball Multi Floor Bagless Upright Vacuum in Iron/Yellow (206900-01) for <b>$199.99 shipped</b>. That’s 50% below the original $400 price tag, more than $100 under Amazon and the best we can find. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,200 …

5 common problems with your dishwasher and how to fix them

Some of us rely heavily on dishwashers to do our dirty work, but when the machine breaks or malfunctions, our home can quickly turn into a scene from</i> …

10 Facts You Never Knew About The American Flag

Of course, you'd recognize the star spangled banner anywhere, but turns out, the American flag is actually hiding some major secrets. Whether you've …

7 websites that will inspire your next DIY apartment makeover

Sometimes our apartments just need a little…<i>something</i>. Like, they’re fine, but need a refresh. But it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want …

Standard eBooks Is a Gutenberg Project You’ll Actually Use

I’m always trying to save a few bucks when stocking up on books for my beat-up Kindle or my iPad. I’m not a big ebook reader, but I do use it to …

eReaders

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

8 ways to pay off your mortgage years ahead of schedule

Since your mortgage is such a large, long-term debt, it can be surprisingly easy to pay it off at least a little early. You might get out of a year's worth of payments (or more) simply by throwing a bit extra towards your principal each month.<p>Some of these options will have you paying off your …

How a WWII Veteran Grappled With the Horrors of Combat to Resume Life Back Home

Carl Lavin was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. At 18, the Ohio native decided to join the Army. From there, his life would be …

21 Evernote Templates & Workflows to Skyrocket Productivity

Evernote is rapidly becoming a <b>staple part of our modern workflows</b>.<p>From 2009 to 2010, Evernote jumped from 2 million users to 6 million. Impressive, …

Thousands Visit A-Bomb Test Site To See Nuclear History On Display

Trinity, a tiny patch of desert 100 miles south of Albuquerque, NM, is where the U.S. tested the first Atomic Bomb. The crater the explosion produced — a few hundred yards across — is fenced off today. Had you been there 72 years ago – on July 16, 1945, at 5:29 a.m. – you would have been …

4 Signs of Blood Clots You Need to Know if You're Traveling

Taking a flight or going for a drive that's longer than three hours? Then let's talk about blood clots. Why, you ask? For some travelers, blood clots …

Mayo Clinic

Russia’s Involvement In Syria Proves That It's Far Behind The Western World

Russia has made a lot of noise about the modern weapons it has used during combat in Syria and how effective these new weapons are. Fresh Su-34 …

Military

Grilling: 8 easy steps to your own barbecue

Thinking of buying a bbq for the summer? Why not build one yourself!<p>If there is one thing a lot of South Africans love doing, it’s to stand around an …

The 15 best all-inclusive resorts in the USA

The various moving parts of planning a trip (including the supposedly stress-free process involved in selecting one of the best honeymoon …

Hudson Valley

20 Genius Secret Hiding Places for Your Valuables

Got some cash or valuables to hide? Try one of these clever, simple ways to hide those items from all but the smartest, most determined crooks.<p>We’ve …

Woodworking

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

5 ways to drastically save on groceries

​According to the USDA, the average American family of four spent an average of $250 per week on food in February 2017, if they had a moderate to liberal budget. That can mean upwards of $1,000 a month on food or $12,000 annually. That is a huge chunk of most budgets and can be scary to see in …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

Backpacking Lyme Disease Prevention

Some people think I’m cracked when it comes to the preventive measures I take to avoid tick bites and getting Lyme Disease. But I still haven’t …