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7 Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast

<i>Learn from the masters, and you'll never lie awake at night again (Image from Thinkstock)</i><p>Sleep doctors toss and turn sometimes -- but it's never for long. That's because they use scientifically-sound methods to lull themselves into dreamland. Steal their techniques so you can finally get a good …

China currency falls for 2nd day after surprise devaluation

BEIJING (AP) — China's currency fell further Wednesday following a surprise change in its exchange rate mechanism that rattled global markets and …

Economy

One statistic tells you why HTC collapsed and why Android is in so much trouble

In layman's terms, that means that if you could theoretically acquire all the shares of HTC, it would cost you less than the cash HTC holds — meaning HTC would effectively be paying you to acquire the entire company. In investors' terms, it means people think the company is essentially …

14 Things You Should Know About Paid Leave in the U.S.

Many workers in this country aren't eligible for unpaid leave, much less paid leave.<p>At some point in your career, you will probably need to take time off from your job to care for yourself or a family member, or to welcome a tiny new human into your life. But because the federal government doesn't …

Paid Leave

Meet Alphabet, Google’s New Corporate Boss As Sundar Pichai Takes Over The Search Company

Google just rocked the world with some light news on a Monday. It has restructured the company and everything will now report up to “Alphabet Inc.” a new corporate name. That includes Google, which will now be CEO’d by Sundar Pichai (one less Twitter CEO candidate).<p>Its site? https://abc.xyz/. …

Trailer for HBO's Westworld: America's Old West as re-enacted by robots

On Sunday night, HBO concluded its run of the second, and largely dismissed, season of True Detective. The finale clocked in at a whopping 90 minutes; yet in a mere 30 seconds, the teaser for the network’s highly touted series Westworld stole much of that show’s thunder.<p>Anthony Hopkins and Evan …

TV

Lucky Whale Watchers Get An Insanely Close View Of Humpback Pod

<i>By Rebecca Endicott, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>When you go on a whale-watch, just the prospect of seeing the majestic creatures at all is seriously thrilling. For a few lucky tourists off the coast of Massachusetts, their trip out to sea turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get <i>really …

Why the 2015 Perseid meteor shower is going to be especially awesome

The<p>Perseid meteor showermaximum is upon us, and this year especially, you don't want to miss it.<p>The annual August meteor shower is one of the most prolific natural light shows of the year with up to 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky per hour at its peak.<p>It's also the brightest of the …

Astronomy

10 Things You Need to Stop Saying Right Now

No more "#squad goals" or "Just, FYI," please. Retire these useless phrases immediately.<p><i>As new verbal memes bubble up on the Internet, one has to decide what to make of them and whether to embrace the language of the moment. You've no doubt been barraged with BEST sign-offs in e-mails for years</i> …

We Finally Have Clues to How the Lost Roanoke Colony Vanished

Artifacts suggest some members of ill-fated English settlement survived and assimilated with Native Americans.<p>The search began when an anxious Englishman named John White waded ashore on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island 425 years ago this month. Appointed governor of the fledgling Roanoke colony by …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Expert Advice: 10 Tips for Displaying Art at Home from a Museum Curator<p>by Sarah Lonsdale<p>May 25, 2018<p>Trending on Gardenista: …

Home Improvement

Scientific Data About the Sun Turned Into Art

Bias Bash: Did Donald Trump go too far?

Facebook Data Indicates That “LOL” Is Dead

Emojis are a young man’s game.<p>The way someone laughs online says a lot about a person, according to new data released by Facebook. Fifteen percent of people laughed in Facebook comments during the last week in May, for instance. Men were more likely to say some variation of “haha” than women. And …

Language

31 things you’ll never hear a New Yorker say

<b>1.</b> “I feel culturally threatened by Boston.”<p><b>2.</b> “Wait, did I just *actually* see a rat on the subway platform?!”<p><b>3.</b> “The best place to hang out on the …

9 Cool Things You Might Not Know About Sunflowers

There's a specific time of day when these classic yellow blooms are at their peak.<p>When it comes to these classic yellow blooms, there's way more than meets the eye.

8 Bad Habits That Could Burn Your House Down

Don't let it all go up in flames.<p>Fire safety is a hot-button topic (pun intended) — and rightly so. During a recent five-year study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to 1,000 home fires every day, on average. That's 42 every hour, causing roughly …

Catchfire

From Space, Astronaut Snaps Photo of Planets Aligned

Scott Kelly caught the moon, Earth, Venus, and Jupiter in a row from his perch on the International Space Station.<p>American astronaut Scott Kelly, who is on a one-year mission on board the International Space Station (ISS), has become a real shutterbug. His cosmic snapshot of Earth and its …

Woman Sues for "Wrongful Life" After Clinic Allegedly Gave Her Flu Shot Instead of Birth Control

She says once she became pregnant, the clinic told her, "You don't have to have it."<p>Yesenia Pacheco is suing her Seattle community clinic after they allegedly gave her a flu shot instead of her birth control injection, resulting in an unintended pregnancy, KIRO TV reports.<p>According to Pacheco, she …

HTC Is Now Essentially Worthless (And Insecure)

Internet hyperbole (and financial analysis) have rendered HTC, a once high-flying mobile brand, essentially valueless. In short, the company is trading below cash on hand. So if you bought all HTC stock, the company would have to pay you, the buyer, to take it over. This means the company’s …

Condo cruise ships second homes

<b>The World circumnavigates the globe year-round. Courtesy of The World</b><p>For anyone who has ever struggled with the idea of spending their savings buying a home or using it all to travel the world, condo cruises present a perfect solution.<p>These floating communities are increasingly popular modes of …

Real Estate

10 Breathtaking Supercars That Never Got Made

Sports Cars

Museum Hack: How to Master New York City’s Metropolitan Museum

The Met: any trip to New York would be incomplete without visiting it. The museum’s permanent collection spans from Antiquity to the present, and …

No More 'Bendgate' with the Next iPhone

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Do You Have Horizontally Slit Pupils? You Might Be A Prey Animal

Goat style versus cat style<p>Sight is a very important sense in the animal kingdom. Seeing helps animals anticipate danger, find food, and even decide which tree is safe to climb. Now, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Durham University in England, figured out that the way an …

I Used to Think Non-Drinkers Were Buzzkills — Then I Sobered Up

"Cool" girls might drink, but the way I drank was not cool.<p>There was a time when the highest compliment I could give a woman was "I want to drink with you." I loved the ritual of liquid bonding, how you could walk into a bar as awkward strangers and stumble out with purple teeth and a new BFF. …

Computer scientists invented a way to turn your skin into a mobile touch pad

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

Robots

French couple who died in desert gave son extra water, sheriff said

<b>(CNN) —</b> A French couple who died while hiking in a New Mexico desert on a 100-degree day may have kept their 9-year-old son alive by giving him extra water rations, Otero County Sheriff Benny House said.<p>Ornella Steiner, 51, and David Steiner, 42, of Bourgogne, France, were found dead last week off …

National Parks

Residents demand health answers as mine spill fouls rivers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down …

Pollution

Fantastic Four Meets Doom at the Box Office

Fox’s <i>Fantastic Four</i> turned out to be a fantastic flop, grossing only about $26 million in North America in its opening weekend. The superhero saga …

Film Industry