Robert Hearne

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'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year

With up to 40,000 strikes in a night, the Catatumbo Lightning has helped sailors, thwarted invaders and wowed onlookers for ages.<p>There is a place on …

Weather

One of the Last Living Pearl Harbor Survivors Remembers 'Painful' Day

Donald Stratton still can’t shake the memory of it all – the deafening explosions, searing heat, machine gun blasts and heart-wrenching screams of …

The Irish Craft Beer Scene Breaks Free

For a country’s whose beer history stretches back to the late 17th century, Ireland’s relatively small craft beer scene—around 14 breweries as of …

25 tips for visiting a person with Alzheimer's

<i>This article originally appeared on MariaShriver.com.</i><p>Many people simply don’t know how to interact with or entertain people who have Alzheimer’s. The following 25 tips will help you improve the quality of your visits.<p><b>1. Make Eye Contact:</b> Always approach them face-to-face and make eye contact. It is …

Self-help

I finally bought an Android Wear watch. Here’s which one and why

Months before Google introduced its Android Wear software platform, I said that the first company to put Google Now on my wrist would get my money. …

7 Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

Make sure you're vacuuming correctly! Here are seven mistakes you might be making.<p><i>Pamela Moore / Getty</i><p><b>1. You don't vacuum in both directions</b><p>If you only vacuum in one direction, you're not removing all of the dirt and dust. Some of it can hide under carpet fibers, and vacuuming in both …

Cleaning

The Same Family Has Lived in This Castle for 27 Generations

It's steeped in English history (and there may even be a couple ghosts). This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>The Berkeley Castle in southwest England isn't just a building of historical significance. Sure, battles were fought there. Shakespeare also wrote <i>A Midsummer Night's …

British History

Jeff Dunham: 5 Things to Know About the Comedian

After conquering the world on four back-to-back whirlwind tours, Jeff Dunham is finally settling down for a full-time residency in Las Vegas.<p>The …

How to Make Flavored Toothpicks | The Art of Manliness

Since literally the dawn of man, toothpicks have been used as a tooth-cleaning device. With the advent of tooth-brushing and flossing, however, …

Breakfast

Tonight's smoke

iOS 7 How-to: Manage your iCloud storage space from an iOS device

Apple gives all iCloud users 5 GB of iCloud storage. For most users, this is more than plenty of space, but for some, it isn’t nearly enough. This space is used for iOS device backups, iWork and other documents, and email if you are using a @mac.com, @me.com or @icloud.com address.<p>In this article, …

Review: Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatch

The Samsung Gear 2 Neo is almost exactly the same watch as the Gear 2. The only differences? The Neo is missing a camera, has a plastic body (in …

20 Biggest Songs of the Summer: The 1990s

20. Billy Idol, “Cradle of Love”<p>Eighties hitmaker Billy Idol got off to a rough start in the next decade, seriously injuring his legs in a February …

Music

What Our Laws Say About Dogs in Hot Cars

Just a few minutes in a hot vehicle can harm or kill your pet. On hot days, the temperature inside a vehicle heats up to over 160 degrees in minutes. Parked cars quickly trap the sun's heat, and "cracking the windows" doesn't do much. Pets can't cool themselves the way humans can, and this makes …

Junkyard Dog Walks Miles Every Day To Feed Her Friends, Teaches Us The Power Of Sharing

The story of an abandoned dog in Brazil and her devotion to her friends is reminding us this week of the goodness you can bring to the world when you share what you have and share it selflessly.<p>According to this moving video, Lilica the dog was abandoned at a junkyard in São Carlos. Though she was …

Marine's missing pregnant wife allegedly had affair with neighbor

A U.S. Marine's missing pregnant wife was reportedly having an affair with her neighbor who had planned to take her on a hunting trip at the time of her disappearance roughly three weeks ago, according to a search warrant made public this week.<p>Erin Corwin, 19, was last seen June 28, the same day …

L'Wren Scott: A Photo Gallery