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Create a Cute Dog Handmade Card with this Printable

Who doesn’t love dogs, right? I know I do! Share your puppy love by creating your own handmade card from my free decoupage printable. This is an easy …

Crafting

Sewing tutorial: Pillowcase with a glow in the dark secret message

Sew a pillowcase with a glow in the dark message stitched on it! Sherri from Thread Riding Hood has a tutorial showing how. Glow in the dark thread …

Making Your Own Food Wrap Is Shockingly Easy and Cheap

Want to avoid the waste and expense of plastic? It's easier than you think.<p>Like many people, I’m often torn between the ick-factor of using plastic …

How Your Browsing Behavior Affects What You Pay Online

'Personalized dynamic pricing' is a fancy way of saying that companies charge more to people who they think will pay more for the same product. Do …

Inside the Secret Cities That Created the Atomic Bomb

The Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, worked out of three purpose-built cities in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington state. A new exhibition considers their design and legacy.<p>Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at rapid speed …

American parents invented 1,100 new baby names last year

American babies were given 29,910 distinct names last year. Of those, 1,100 were brand-new ones that hadn’t appeared in the data before 2017, new data on American baby names shows.<p>The biggest new name is Camreigh, which was given to 91 babies last year, even though it didn’t show up at all in 2016. …

DJ Khaled

These are the hometowns of Americans who died for the U.S. since 9/11

Today is the 17th Memorial Day since 9/11. Since then, 6,940 U.S. military service members have died for America. Why it matters: Every part of the …

Do You Like Your Name?

“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” So said Dale Carnegie in his 1936 self-improvement classic, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” That is probably true for a majority of the population — 79 percent like their names, …

Middle School

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Indiana University

Parents, Schools Step Up Efforts To Combat Food-Allergy Bullying

Bullying takes many forms, but when it involves a food that triggers severe allergies, it could be potentially deadly.<p>Once, when Brandon Williams, a 16-year-old from Kentucky, was on a trip with his bowling team, his teammate decided to eat some food from McDonald's on Williams' bed. One item had …

Biomedicine

Exclusive: Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous …

Donald Trump

The Case Of The Stolen Succulents

California Game Warden Pat Freeling got the first tip off that something was wrong in Mendocino county back in mid-December, when he received an anonymous call from a disgruntled postal patron.<p>The tipster told Freeling that she'd gotten stuck in the post office line behind a man, shipping dozens of …

#DrivingWhileBlackWithLeavesOnTheWindshield: Kansas Man Detained for Having ‘Vegetation’ on Window

A man driving through Winfield, Kan., went live on Facebook during a traffic stop last Sunday after cops told him he was being pulled over for …

Alan Dershowitz: Word of an FBI informant in the Trump campaign merits investigation

Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz said Sunday reports the FBI had a source giving them information about the Trump campaign is grounds for a investigation.<p>…

Nation of shoplifters: the rise of supermarket self-checkout scams

You’re not a thief, are you? Perish the thought. But when it comes to self-checkout tills anyone can make a ‘mistake’<p>A couple of Tuesdays ago, after a difficult day at work, a thing that happens to me more often than I’d usually care to admit happened once again. At a supermarket self-checkout …

eCommerce

Beyond Russia: Understanding the New Trump Campaign Collusion Story

It seems the Russians weren’t the only foreign power trying to hook up with Donald Trump Jr. and give a boost to the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 …

These scraping machines remove flooring with ease

These scraping machines by Blastrac remove floor coverings to prepare for new flooring. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These scraper machines …

Why are 'feminine' crafts like basket weaving disparaged by politicians?

Basket weaving. It doesn’t sound much of an insult does it? But Education Minister Simon Birmingham appeared to use the term in this way in an …

3D Potter Clay Printer $3,500

Artists, sculptors, designers or hobbyists interested in creating ceramic 3D printed objects may be interested to know about a new robotic ceramic …

Learn How to Use Punch Needle Embroidery to Make DIY Art

Photo: Faith Towers ProvencherIf you love crafting (and I'm guessing you do, if you're looking at Curbly right now!) then perhaps you've heard of an …

Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History

<i>The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History</i> opens up with a list of chattel—the names of Black men and women of …

11 Signs and Symptoms of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Deficiency

Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is one of eight essential B vitamins that has many important functions throughout the body.<p>It’s used by nearly …

The Moral Rot That Threatens America

I asked a senior German diplomat the other day what issues the United States and Germany are cooperating on. He looked blank. Not Iran, obviously. Not trade, evidently. Not climate change, blatantly. Not Russia, plainly. Not migration, pointedly. With alliances like these, who needs enemies?<p>From a …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Disarming the Narcissist

• <b>Author:</b> Wendy T. Behary<p>Do you know someone who is overly arrogant, shows an extreme lack of empathy, or exhibits an inflated sense of entitlement? Do they exploit others, or engage in magical thinking? These are all traits of narcissistic personality disorder, and when it comes to dealing with …

Untangled

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa D'Amour<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and</b> …

Toxic Charity

• <b>Author:</b> Robert D. Lupton<p>Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve. …

Story of Philosophy

• <b>Author:</b> Will Durant<p>A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—<i>The Story of Philosophy</i> is one of the great books of our time. …

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Ronson<p><b>From the internationally bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world’s most overlooked forces.</b><p>For the past three years, Jon Ronson has been immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming—meeting famous …

Filthy Rich

• <b>Author:</b> James Patterson and Others<p>Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, …

The Psychopath Test

• <b>Author:</b> Jon Ronson<p><b>In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.</b><p><i>The Psychopath Test</i> is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being …