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Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

25 must follow relationship rules for successful love

<b>Relationship rules for successful love</b> – Like everything else, successful love too is based on a few rules. Follow these relationship rules and we …

Genes

Child executioner in ISIL video "recognised by French classmates"

School inspector in Haute-Garonne says boy could come from Toulouse<p>A <b>child who appears to execute an Arab Israeli in a video</b> released this week by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is said to have been recognised by classmates in France, an official said Friday.<p>The schools inspector in the …

Why ‘Amazon Mom’ Gets It Wrong

Amazon Mom, the company’s parent-focused program, forgets that American families come in all different shapes and sizes.<p>“Dad Bloggers vs. Amazon Mom” …

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

Why do people travel abroad to take part in somebody else’s violent conflict?<p>In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world.<p>Gauzy images of smiling worshippers embracing at a mosque cut to children …

Islam

Children as young as 11 to be given lessons about rape

New teaching materials exploring issues around sexual consent to be introduced in schools next term<p>Children as young as 11 are to be given lessons about rape where they will be taught that dressing provocatively does not imply consent to sex, under new teaching plans to be introduced in schools …

Education

Religious ignorance kills kids: How two Richard Nixon aides sneakily altered a law that still costs children’s lives

Two Watergate villains did something even worse: Twisting a law to protect religiously motivated neglect of kids<p><i>“To cure is the voice of the past.<br>To prevent, the divine whisper of today.”<br>-- British medical journal, 1903</i><p>In the summer of 1874, a woman lay dying of tuberculosis on the top floor of a …

Medical Journals

Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Iraqi city: government

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.<p>A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the radical …

Archaeology

Home Office tells Nigerian asylum seeker: 'You can't be a lesbian, you've got children'

Gay rights campaigner Aderonke Apata has been told she's 'not homosexual' and cannot be granted refugee status in Britain, despite fears for her safety if she's deported back to anti-gay Nigeria<p>The Home Office has been accused of having ‘outdated’ views on sexuality, after it rejected an asylum …

Sarah Hanson-Young: 'Why I decided to fight Zoo Magazine over the lingerie shot.'

Sarah Hanson-Young shares why this time she’s taking action.<p>My daughter is eight. She’s a smart kid and like most kids these days knows how to …

27 Sex Facts You Need in Your Life

<i>Take our survey to help us learn more sex facts that we'll share in an upcoming issue!</i><p><b>2. It can make you feel better when you're sick, too.</b> Studies show that arousal and orgasm boost your immune system. And while this means sex could be good for you when you're feeling a little under the weather, …

US billionaire Paul Allen discovers wreck of Japan's biggest warship Musashi

Sunk without trace in what some historians consider the greatest naval battle ever fought, the mightiest battleship ever built has been found off the Philippines by one of the world’s wealthiest men.<p>Paul Allen, the multibillionaire Microsoft co-founder, on Tuesday posted photographs of the wreck of …

Military

San Francisco bridge jumper says sea lion saved him

Kevin Hines, in Australia to speak at several conferences, was a teenager struggling with mental illness and depression when he jumped off the bridge in 2000<p>A man who jumped off <b>San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge</b> in an attempt to take his own life, has told how he survived against all odds after a …

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

Health Care

11 Things You Won't Understand About Happiness Until You Are Happy

How many times have we heard this? Happiness is a choice.<p>It was something I didn't quite understand until I got my heart broken a few years ago and did some major soul-searching. As challenging of a time that was for me, I came out a different person. A better person. It helped to wake me up, and …

Happiness

Pete Carroll explains why the Seahawks ran what is being called the worst call in Super Bowl history

The decision backfired, as Russell Wilson threw an interception to help seal a 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots, and is now being referred to as the worst call in Super Bowl history.<p>After the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explained the decision, and it basically comes down to the …

NFL

Tom Brady's historic Super Bowl earns Patriots QB MVP honors

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is your Super Bowl XLIX MVP. He finished the night 37 of 50 for 328 yards, with four touchdowns and two …

NFL

In This Small Alaskan Town Everyone Lives under the Same Roof

Most of the 200-odd residents of the Alaskan town of Whittier all live in the same 14-story condominium – Begich Towers – located on the edge of …

City Politics

Calif. high school had sex ed teachers with interesting sidelines

A northern California high school where sex ed was taught by members of Planned Parenthood apparently had at least two instructors with interesting sidelines.<p>Parents of children who attend Acalanes Union High School in Lafayette, Calif., along with local area groups, had been demanding for months …

Education

Spy General Unloads on Obama’s ISIS War Plan

Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn likens the fight against Islamic militants to the Cold War and calls for an international chain of command akin to …

10 things we get wrong about sex

Size isn’t everything, and straight guys aren’t nearly as squeamish about their butts as we’ve been led to believe<p><b>1. Straight Guys Are Squeamish About Their Butts.</b> The ass is a mysterious region. Some are more familiar with it than others, but the number of people who opt to explore down there – …

Sexual Health

Russian spies used tickets and hats to try to hide New York activities, FBI says

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert.<p>They once talked about going to a movie. But that was it.<p>The reason for the puzzling behavior, according to a federal …

New York City

Former Hollywood Exec Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby’s list of alleged victims continues to grow.<p>Cindra Ladd, a former entertainment executive and wife of Hollywood producer Alan Ladd Jr., is …

New York City

Study of siblings with autism reveals surprising results

With symptoms that can range from missed social cues to severe linguistic and cognitive impairments, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has proved a complex condition for geneticists to get their heads around.<p>Now the largest study to date based on the whole genome sequences of siblings with ASD, …

Autism

City to approve $3 million for family of women who died at SF General

The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a nearly $3 million settlement payment Tuesday to the family of a woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell 17 days after she disappeared from her hospital room in 2013.<p>San Francisco and University of California …

San Francisco
World History