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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b><b>SpaceX, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has made history by sending the first orbital rocket into space and landing it back on earth</b><b>.</b> This monumental moment marks a critical milestone that SpaceX has been working toward for …

21 Puppies Who Absolutely Cannot Be Trusted

Puppies are just suspicious.

The Most Googled Question of 2015 Will Make You LOL So Hard

You know you searched it too.<p>2015 is almost over and as always, Google is saying good-bye to this momentous year by releasing its annual list of most-Googled terms.<p>As always, some of the searches are pretty predictable. The most Googled fashion term is "How to walk in heels?" because, like, HOW? …

Proud Mom Stands Up to Bullies That Make Fun of Baby Boy Whose Brain Is Growing Inside His Nose

"To me, Ollie is perfect. He is my little real-life Pinocchio."<p>As any young parent would be, 22-year-old mom-of-two Amy Poole was ecstatic when she found out she was pregnant with her second child in 2013. But when her son, Ollie, was delivered in February 2014, he was born with a golf ball-sized …

Talking with a Man Who Takes Nine Grams of GHB Every Night to Treat His Narcolepsy

Xyrem is one of the most effective treatments for narcolepsy—only it's nearly impossible to get hold of, leading to fears that sufferers might start to self-medicate with drugs bought off the dark web.<p>Every month, 24-year-old Charlie* goes to his local FedEx office in Chattanooga, Tennessee to pick …

9 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Stigmatizing People With Mental Illness

It's 2015. Come over to the cool side and stop stigmatizing people with mental illness. Just like when you sold your tapes, cut off your mullet, and canceled your MySpace account, you need to say goodbye to your stigma, stereotypes and judgment. They are out of style and mean.<p>We all have to stop, …

The morning habit that boosts your libido big time

What if there was a way that you could have more and better sex—and all it would take is a few minutes a day?<p>Plus, you’d also end up with a stronger immune system and more restful sleep.<p>Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. In a word: meditation.<p>“Ask yourself why aren’t you having as much sex as you …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

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5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Melanie Greenberg<p>December 1, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid …

Is It Love or an Illusion?

<i>This post originally appeared on mydailyvibe.com</i><p>There is something very magical and mystical about the experience of "falling in love." Emotions get stirred, imagination bursts to life and sparks fly igniting passion and unmistakable bliss. When the attraction is mutual, each person feels as if …

When Stroke Happens... at Age 27

<i>Ever wonder what it's like to experience a stroke? Avid runner Emily Welbourn blogs about the day she had a stroke while running a race.</i><p>At the sound of the starting gun, I charge forward with the other runners selected from around the world. In spite of being at peak physical health, I slowly …

17 Things Only People With Mental Health Issues Know

It’s a flaw in your chemistry, not your character.<p>We've all heard someone use one of those terms to describe another person's behavior, or even said it ourselves. As harmless as the words seem, they carry a lot of weight, especially for people living with a mental health condition — around 1 in 5 …

What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

Why do cats love boxes?

My cat-lady selfie with Harlem.Amanda Macias/Business Insider<p>Nearly 100 million cats are kept as pets in the US.<p>My temperamental calico cat, Harlem, is one of them.<p>And while she's the only one I have, she embodies many of the most common, and most perplexing, cat stereotypes.<p>So why does she — and …

Personal Care Recipes With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used since ancient times for its remarkable effects on skin and hair. It is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which …

Books Bill Gates thinks you should read

oninnovation/flickr<p>While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A …

Autumn in the United States

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

National Parks

A Man With Cerebral Palsy Was Left To Crawl Off A United Plane

Passenger D'Arcee Neal called the experience "humiliating."<p>A Virginia man with cerebral palsy had to crawl off his flight after United Airlines reportedly failed to offer him assistance after landing.<p>Passenger D'Arcee Neal waited for flight crews to bring him an aisle-sized chair to help him …

My life in the cult: How “serving God” unraveled into sex abuse, child neglect and a waking nightmare

<b>A photo of the author</b><p>I was a naive teenager, desperate for belonging. But my “home” for 30 years turned out to be a house of horrors<p>Mary Mahoney<p>October 25, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>I left the Children of God in the early 2000s. It took a long time to come out of the haze of those 30 years, but when I did, …

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The 10 Questions That Can Help Identify Problem Drinkers

About half of those who find themselves in the emergency room following an accident or injury have something in common: Alcohol is in their system. …

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

Books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reads alongside his dog, Beast.Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year's resolutions, and this year he decided that he'd read a book every two weeks.<p>He wanted his selections to focus on "different cultures, beliefs, …

Here's what it says about your personality if you're constantly checking your phone

But people notice — and they may use that behavior to make judgments about your personality.<p>As it turns out, some recent scientific research suggests that it is possible to draw inferences about someone's personality based on his relationship to his phone. Specifically, emotionally unstable …

Beached in Brazil, a Young Penguin Finds His Human Soul Mate

Jinjing swims off for months but always returns to his widower friend; ‘like a son’<p>PROVETÁ, Brazil—On a steamy tropical island in Brazil, a tuxedoed traveler found a soul mate.<p>Why else would a penguin named Jinjing, native to chilly Patagonia roughly 2,000 miles away, keep returning to a warm …

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Doctors Blamed This Model's Pain on Her Weight But She Actually Had Cancer

"Doctors made feel like I wasn't aware of my body enough to tell them that were was something wrong."<p>It is no joke that doctors take women's pain less seriously. It happens. A lot. Really. One model lived this horrifying truth about our medical system firsthand.<p>"If I would have listened to them, …