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How to Renew Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Feel trapped by your old, dingy laminate kitchen countertops but don’t have the cash to upgrade to natural stone? You don’t have to live in shame of …

10 Secrets of Curb Appeal

Small upgrades and subtle tweaks that will add major charm<p>It doesn't take a major overhaul to perk up your home’s exterior. So why wait until …

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing "almost impossible," he says.<p>Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in his …

News (U.S.)

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

The case for Donald Trump made by his supporters is that, whatever the man’s flaws, his presidency provides the only bulwark against the permanent …

War

Fruits and vegetables could save your life—but not from any one disease.

Nutrition science can’t be taken piecemeal.<p>Eating plenty of fruits and veggies is probably the single most important piece of advice that most Americans ignore on a daily basis. As a country, we eat woefully little roughage, and it is undoubtedly hurting our health. But any story that claims eating …

If You’re Going to Make 1 Diet Change, a Nutritionist Says This Should Be It

Come the New Year, it's easy to succumb to ambitious—albeit unrealistic—New Year's resolutions, especially when it comes to eating healthy. But as …

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying off the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

The skeptic’s guide to smart home gadgets

Before you buy any “smart” gadgets, make sure they’re not dumb.This holiday season, a third of Americans plan to buy a smart home device, according …

This 20-Minute Routine is the Laziest (but Most Effective) Workout Ever

By properly distracting yourself, this kind of exercise can actually be enjoyable.<p>Maybe you don't have time to exercise. Or, maybe instead of logging some miles on the treadmill, you tend to use your spare minutes shopping online or wasting time on Facebook. Whatever your excuse, you know that …

I'm 29 and Manage $100 Million — Here Are the 7 Best Pieces of Advice I Can Give You About Investing

No. 6: Do not fall in love with your investments.<p>At 29 years old, I manage $100 million in assets.<p>Some may think I’m on the young side to be managing …

Investing

Climate Change Likely To Increase Volcanic Eruptions, Scientists Say

A warming planet due to human-induced climate change is likely to contribute to an increase in volcanic activity, according to a recent study in the journal <i>Geology.</i><p>While a relationship between climate and volcanism might seem counterintuitive, it turns out that pressure exerted by thick glaciers on …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

15 'health foods' you're better off avoiding

Eating healthy can often feel like torture in a country whose crowning achievement in food is the Crunchwrap Supreme.<p>To make matters worse, a lot of supposedly healthy foods aren't actually very good for you.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider asked Andy Bellatti, a registered dietitian and the …

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

Getting ahead can be a struggle if you don't have the discipline to do the right simple things every single day.<p>Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying a Toilet

Toilets are really important equipment used constantly and one of the most overlooked pieces of a bathroom. People will focus more on a bathtub or …

How to Paint Plastic (Yes, You Can): Lawn Furniture Makeover Made Easy

How do you paint plastic? It's one of those questions few ponder—quite possibly because many think it's not possible. Well, guess what? It turns out …

Scientists Have Discovered Incredible 'Lost' Forests That Would Cover 60% of Australia

How did we miss them?<p>A new global analysis of the distribution of forests and woodlands has 'found' 467 million hectares of previously unreported …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

Authentication

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

'Toxic' political rhetoric threatens human rights, Amnesty warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A rise in divisive rhetoric in mainstream global politics is threatening to roll back human rights around the world, Amnesty International says in its annual report for 2016, published on Tuesday.<p>Announcing the human rights report, Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty …

A Guide to Getting Past Customs With Your Digital Privacy Intact

When Ryan Lackey travels to a country like Russia or China, he takes certain precautions: Instead of his usual gear, the Seattle-based security …

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Social Issues

Amazon’s Friction-Killing Tactics To Make Products More Seamless

The day before <b>Kintan Brahmbhatt’s</b> 10th birthday, he stayed up late, gripped with excitement, so he could open his presents. After tearing off the …

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ made J.D. Vance the voice of the Rust Belt. But does he want that job?

By Karen Heller<p>Karen Heller<p>National general features writer for Style<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NEW YORK — Here is J.D. Vance, a long way from Middletown, Ohio, arriving at the gilded Fifth Avenue temple of the University Club, a massive pile of excess born of robber-baron lucre and standing in the shadow of …

San Francisco

Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex | WIRED

Inside the Macedonian<p>Fake-News Complex<p>Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex<p>by Samanth Subramanian | photographs by Guy Martin 2.15.17<p>The first …

Journalism

Take a Quick Tour of the Mind-Boggling Universe of Mathematics

Math is often considered synonymous with pain, boredom and frustration. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “ugh, it’s like doing math.” But math …

Amazon sale drops Fire Essentials Bundle to its lowest price ever

If you’re in the market for a new tablet, there are really only two games in town. You can pay a premium and pick up one of Apple’s iPads, or you can …

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