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Texas woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after raw oysters banquet

A Texas woman died in October from a flesh-eating bacteria after she consumed raw oysters.<p>Jeanette LeBlanc was crabbing with her friends and family on the Louisiana coast in September when she contracted the infection, KLFY reported.<p>LeBlanc and her friend Karen Bowers picked up some raw oysters in …

Buy these seven shares to profit from driverless cars and artificial intelligence

The idea of investing in technology companies will, for many, bring back painful memories of the tech bubble bursting at the turn of the millennium.<p>Today, there is little of the mania of two decades ago. Technology firms are typically more expensive to buy than the wider market, but are now …

Investing

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Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Social Media

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

10-Year-Old Florida Girl Pries Leg From Alligator’s Mouth

A 10-year-old Florida girl fought off an alligator attack by prying open the 9-foot-long beast's mouth and freeing her leg, the little girl and rescue personnel said Monday.<p>The girl, Juliana Ossa, was swimming Saturday afternoon in about 2 feet of water at a lake in Moss Park in Orlando when the …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

What happened when Alzheimer’s patients were treated for the diseases we actually have cures for

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. What they found was striking. Although the size of the study was small, every participant demonstrated such marked improvement …

Obamacare saved my life. What now?

<b>(CNN) —</b> I was lying in bed with my dog, recovering from my most recent surgery, when a news alert went off on my iPhone after midnight.<p>"Breaking news: The Senate has just taken a major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act," the headline read.<p>Fear. That's what I and millions of my fellow …

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The policeman was there when I woke at dawn. He had slept outside my room, not in a chair or on the faux-leather sofa, but slumped against the door.<p>The reason was simple. This was Dera Ismail Khan, a Pakistani town on the road to the tribal areas and their assortment of al-Qaeda terrorists and …

Pakistan

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook's Productivity Tool

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?" The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein), who designed Facebook's internal productivity tool and co-created the productivity software Asana.</i> …