Kenneth L. Pico

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Liquid Nicotine In E-Cigarettes Could Be Deadly

Vials of poison are lurking in nearly every corner bodega. And according to reports, they're hidden beneath the flashy exteriors of e-cigarettes, the popular alternative to traditional smokes.<p>The New York Times exposed the latest dangers of liquid nicotine -- the juice used to refill e-cigarettes …

We're All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone 'Hangover'

So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates us from actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out …

11 Ways Get Out of Bed Faster and Have More Energy in the Morning

<i>You hear the wretched sound of your alarm...you awake...it's 7am on Monday and you have to be at work in two hours...you're tired and grumpy...and it's cold outside...you DO NOT want to get out of bed...</i><p>We've all been there and it's not fun. Having a good morning ritual can make your mornings more …

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their own mental and physical health, and that it's almost entirely dependent upon them getting enough sleep. That's why bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them - and why the very last thing most successful people do …

Success

Discover the Mysteries of Easter Island

TravelWorld Heritage<p>The isolated Rapa Nui developed a distinct architectural and artistic culture that weathered the centuries.<p>TravelWorld Heritage<p>Rapa Nui’s mysterious <i>moai</i> statues stand in silence but speak volumes about the achievements of their creators. The stone blocks, carved into …

South America

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Space

13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

Rising Home Prices Linked To More Babies

As home prices rise, owners' fertility rates climb.<p>As housing prices rise, non-owners (e.g. renters) tend to have fewer kids. A new study found that for every $10,000 rise in house prices, the fertility rate of non-owners subsequently drops by 2.4 percent on average, in urban areas throughout the …

Housing

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city

<b>(IM_photo via Shutterstock)</b><p>With an influx of rich people and exodus of poor and middle class, a less liberal San Francisco could soon emerge<p>George McIntire<p>February 16, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The city of San Francisco holds a unique and storied place in liberal America. It’s the place where radically …

What YouTube’s Top 2013 Videos Say About Us

A 2013 round-up of the online network’s top videos reveal a more focused attempt by creators to appeal to their constituents. Viewers are more …

Social Media

'Heini' Himmler: When Nazis Play Cute

<b>(Correction appended January 28, 2014)</b><p>Let’s be honest, there’s something about Nazis that makes them impossible to ignore. Those boots, those …

A New Photo Archive Of Bohemian Brooklyn Circa 1970

New Yorkers love to peep into stranger’s homes, whether it’s through an illuminated ground floor window, or through décor porn sites like Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge or Apartment Therapy.<p>The New York Public Library just digitized an archive of prints from the 1970s that indulges that exact …

Is Atheism an Intellectual Luxury for the Wealthy?

They prayed whenever they could find 15 minutes. "Preacher Man", as we called him, would read from the Bible with his tiny round glasses. It was the …

Faith

The Low Down on Vapor in the Lungs | E-Juice Review Authority

Once again we find ourselves listening to the same, tired, repetitive tripe vomiting violently out of the mouths of ANTZ (Anti-Nicotine and Tobacco …

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Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.<p>Five years ago, Richard Guiler and Tom Vaneck were sitting at a bar a few blocks from their office, trying to take their minds off work. For nearly a year, the two engineers had been …

University of Washington

India's Nuclear Scientists Keep Dying Mysteriously

Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an easy time of it over the past decade. Not only has the scientific community been plagued by "suicides," unexplained deaths, and sabotage, but those incidents have gone mostly underreported in the country.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p>Indian nuclear scientists haven't had an …

NASA Satellite Captures Brightest Space Explosion Ever Recorded

The monster gamma ray burst happened only a quarter of the universe away, which scientists say makes it one of the best chances to observe a …

The US And Afghanistan Inked A Deal To Keep The War Going Through 2024

The U.S. and Afghan governments have agreed to a final draft in a bilateral agreement that lays out the relationship between the two nations and the end to the war in Afghanistan, this according to Richard Engel with NBC News.<p>According to a draft copy of the resolution obtained by NBC News, the …

Afghanistan

When Low-Wage Workers Can't Afford the Food They Stock Themselves

Email Shows White House Feared Obamacare Website Wouldn’t Work

A newly released internal email chain shows officials in charge of HealthCare.gov anticipated problems with the site a week before its launch.<p>A newly released series of emails reveal top White House and health officials feared the Affordable Care Act website, HealthCare.gov, would not be functional …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …