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Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Al-Shabaab recruit video with Trump excerpt: U.S. is racist, anti-Muslim

<b>(CNN) —</b> An al Qaeda affiliate has apparently released a new recruitment video, telling Muslims in America that the country has a long history of racism and discrimination and will turn on its Muslim community.<p>The video purportedly by Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab uses historic civil rights era …

Donald Trump

Anonymous trolls ISIS by removing darknet site, replacing it with Prozac ad

GhostSec, a group that affiliates itself with Anonymous, took to the darknet today for some lulz by removing an ISIS propaganda site and replacing it with a Prozac advertisement and the following message:<p>Enhance your calm. Too many people are into this ISIS-stuff. Please gaze upon this lovely ad so …

Internet

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

War
Barack Obama

God, Protect America From the Economic Ignorance of the Republicans!

The debate of the Gross Obstructive Party has shown an appalling view of the Republican candidates' ignorance of basic economics. Let me quote some of them:<p>The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement is to the advantage of China: China is not part of it.<br>• Don't arm ISIS: we actually don't<br>• We are losing jobs by …

5 takeaways from Clinton's marathon Benghazi testimony

The Democratic front-runner left with her eardrums battered and her candidacy well intact.<p>If getting yelled at for hours without losing your cool is a requirement for the presidency, Hillary Clinton checked the box on Thursday.<p>Clinton studiously avoided another exasperated outburst like her 2013 …

Government

An interview with Alex Gibney, director of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

When Alex Gibney premiered <i>Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine</i> at SXSW, a group of Apple employees in the audience walked out. That's okay with him — the director behind 2005's Enron exposé <i>The Smartest Guys in the Room</i> and Scientology documentary <i>Going Clear</i> isn't known for shying away from complex …

Tesla's Musk: New 'ludicrous' mode shoots Model S to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds

Tesla Motors Inc.is offering a slew of new options for its Model S electric sports sedan, including a “ludicrous” driving mode that will rocket the car from zero to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.<p>The Palo Alto automaker on Friday introduced three new versions of the Model S, offering a new base model …

Tesla

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

Europe

Americans stand to lose a ton if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare

King v. Burwell revolves around whether the Obama administration is entitled to provide healthcare subsidies to millions of Americans living in the 36 states that didn't set up healthcare exchanges on their own.<p>Several conservative activists brought the case after they discovered that four words in …

Health Care

Can violence be moral?

Intuitively, we might think that any sort of violent act is immoral. But, as David Nussbaum and Séamus A Power argue, morality doesn’t always preclude violence<p>Hours after the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on January 7th, 2015, the US President Barack Obama, condemned the …

Humanity's thirst for water is making Californian mountains grow

Human beings are causing mountains in California to rise, according to a new study published yesterday in scientific journal <i>Nature</i>. Geologists monitoring the mountains of the California Coast and Sierra Nevada ranges found that the vertical positions of more than 500 GPS sensors have been steadily …

Geology

Obama's State Of The Union, Playing On A Second Screen Near You

Viewership is declining. Washington seems increasingly dysfunctional and irrelevant to the daily lives of Americans. The presidency isn't the bully pulpit it used to be.<p>In an age of social media and divided audiences, the annual, constitutionally mandated State of the Union speech is beginning to …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Germany

CAR conflict: Ex-president 'heads to exile' in Benin

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043379_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518105844_2c7339f57706deb2a0b77ca20d161838<p><b>Former Central African Republic interim President Michel Djotodia has arrived in Benin, where it is thought he will go into exile.</b><p>Mr Djotodia resigned …

Africa

Will This Helicopter Truck Fly?

It could be the future of military rescue.<p>It's a lot easier to "leave no man behind" when the rescue crew is robotic. Advanced Tactics, an El Segundo-based firm, plans to test a remotely operated, transforming, flying, driving evacuation vehicle early this year. It's not quite a drone, but it's not …

Santa Claus: The Many Faces Behind the Beard

In our <i>Rick Steves' European Christmas</i> book (a companion book to the public television show), we outlined the history and many European variations on Santa Claus. Here's an excerpt:<p>Our American Santa Claus -- a plump, jolly old fellow dressed in red -- is just one of many gift-giving characters who …

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

Crime

Obama Must Resign by Black Friday

Obama will be overthrown if he doesn’t resign by Black Friday, Oklahoma would rather no one have spousal benefits than give them to gay couples, and …

How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking.<p>And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health …

If You Have A Peanut Allergy, Obama Just Signed A Bill That Makes Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

"Nothing changes 'till someone high level gets into office!!" she said.<p>She was referring to Malia Obama, the president's 15-year-old daughter, who he revealed for the first time at the bill signing is allergic to peanuts.<p>"I just want to thank all of the outstanding legislators who are here and …

Malia Obama

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Universe

Plastic Guns Made With 3-D Printers Pose New Security Concerns

Technology helps police solve crimes every day. But some innovations can also present new public safety concerns — and such is the case with guns built using 3-D printers.<p>Agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have spent months testing plastic weapons. And in findings …

12 Heartbreaking Movies That Make Grown Men Cry

As <i>Parks & Rec</i> paragon of manliness Ron Swanson once said, "Crying is only okay in two places: funerals and the Grand Canyon." Normally, we’d have a …

Obamacare mocked at Country Music Association awards

Country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood perform Obamacare By Morning, a song sniping at the Democrats' public health initiative<p>At the Country Music Association awards in Nashville, effectively the Grammys for country music, superstar hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood performed a …