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Should You Pay Off Debt or Build Your Emergency Fund?

Both are respectable goals, but there's one that clearly trumps the other.<p>When it comes to managing their finances, Americans clearly have some work …

Personal Finance

New Hampshire makes it tougher for students to vote. Democrats call it 'devious' suppression.

New Hampshire Democrats are hoping to turn the November midterm elections into a referendum on a new law barring part-time residents from voting in the state.<p>Last week, Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, signed into law House Bill 1264, requiring students and other part-time residents to become …

Government

Indonesia girl jailed for abortion after being raped by brother

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an official said on Saturday.<p>The girl was sentenced on Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing at Muara Bulian district court on the island of Sumatra, the …

Palm Oil

This woman made the best mansplaining chart of all time

Ladies, we’ve all been here before. Maybe a man overhears you talking about something with a friend and decides to pop in with some unsolicited …

Feminism

Your Washing Machine Has a Secret Drain Trap That Needs to Be Cleaned Out If You Want It to Work Properly

If you're a busy mom with lots of clothes to wash, you need to know how to clean a washing machine drain. "Wait, but I've never done that before — …

Cleaning

This Arab Celebrity Is Being Called Out For Saying Domestic Workers Shouldn't Get A Day Off

This is Sondos al-Qattan. She's a makeup blogger based in Kuwait.<p>Sondos al-Qattan / Instagram<p>She has 2.3 million followers on Instagram, as well as …

Human Rights

NASA's mission to touch the sun launches soon

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that is expected to launch in early August. This is NASA's first mission to the sun and its outermost atmosphere, called the corona.<p>"The spacecraft is …

Space

What to do when you think your life sucks

When life sucks, it’s hard to be around perpetually perky people. My college room mate had unrelenting positivity and I frequently responded with …

Self-help

Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Republicans and Democrats clashed over increased money for election security in the leadup to the midterm elections, as the chamber passed an appropriations bill Thursday without Democrats' proposal of additional funding for an agency aimed at improving and protecting US …

Republicans

House Republicans defeat attempt to subpoena Trump interpreter

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday defeated an attempt by panel Democrats to subpoena the interpreter who worked for President Donald Trump during his summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>“This is an extraordinary remedy, I realize, but then it’s …

Donald Trump

Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds

Industry has out-lobbied environmentalists 10-to-1 on climate since 2000.<p>Legislation to address climate change has repeatedly died in Congress. But a …

Fossil Fuels

7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances

Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their …

Personal Finance

Chris Pratt May Have Just Stumbled Upon The Next Superfood

When he’s not busy ruining The Avengers chance of saving the universe (still fuming over that), Chris Pratt seems like a genuinely great guy. He’s …

Nutrition

Nastya (Croatia)

New Study Finds Unintended Consequences of CRISPR Gene Editing

Scientists and biotechnologists have heralded the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system as revolutionary way to edit DNA, like scissors and a glue stick …

Genetics

New Super-Crisp Images of Neptune Show How Far Our Telescopes Have Come

This is a new picture of Neptune taken from the Earth. It’s nothing short of amazing.<p>You’ve probably seen better pictures of Neptune from when …

Astronomy

Crows Sometimes Have Sex With Their Dead

It can get aggressive.<p><i>Updated on July 18 at 11:45 p.m. ET*</i><p>In April 2015, Kaeli Swift laid a dead crow next to a cherry tree—and waited.<p>Swift, who studies bird behavior at the University of Washington, had previously shown that crows conduct “funerals” by gathering around the corpses of their peers. …

Birds

5 Smart Home Tricks That Are Actually Impressive

Going to the effort of setting up a smart home just so you can turn your lights on and off from your phone may not seem like the best use of your …

Smart Homes

5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire

People with a deep passion for their work are motivated to work hard. That's when they start to make serious money.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, most people would love to be a millionaire...in theory. But in practice, few are actually willing to do …

Self-improvement

How one woman used intermittent fasting to lose 65 pounds in six months

In January, Janielle Wright went to bed afraid that she wouldn't wake up. Today, she is more than half way to meeting her 100-pound weight loss goal.<p>At 337 lbs, health and beauty influencer Janielle Wright was afraid she would die. Her body was in pain and she had trouble breathing at night.<p>“I was …

Fitness

Wildlife Experts Weigh in on Japan's Obsession With Smuggled Pet Otters

They make bad pets, anyway.<p>Look, we all know otters are cute as heck, with their big eyes and sharp little teeth. But just because an animal is cute</b> …

Wildlife

Indian police arrest 18 for repeated rape of 12-year-old girl

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Eighteen men appeared in court in the Indian city of Chennai on Tuesday on charges of repeatedly raping a 12-year girl over a seven-month period.<p>The men included security guards, lift operators and plumbers working at the apartment block where the girl lived, police said.<p>On …

Crime

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Try This Week To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat

One of the first telltale signs that you may be suffering from inflammation is excess belly fat. The accumulation of visceral fat around our …

Wellness

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'What's your current salary?'

"What's your current salary?" a hiring manager asks you. Instantly you tense up, unsure of how to respond.<p>It's a common — and uncomfortable — job …

Career Development

Video shows woman on bike fall into gap on Wisconsin bridge

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation on Monday released a video recording of a bicyclist riding through the warning gates of a draw bridge and falling between the gap, WISN.com reported.<p>The unidentified 37-year-old woman suffered facial injuries in the July 4 fall off the Racine Street Bridge …

USDOT

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by Programmers When Building Your First App

Make sure they know what they are doing. And don't just take their word for it.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking your idea for an app and turning it into an actual app people can use is a beautiful thing.<p>Execution isn’t only crucial to success -- as in, …

Business Strategy

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Million on Twitter Stare at This Hapless Airline Passenger (But It's the Flight Attendant Who's the Hero) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You've likely been on a plane like this.<p>You're already in your seat -- or you're still waiting to find it -- when a passenger starts to battle with the overhead bin.<p>It could be -- and often is -- …

Flying

The Scots are giving the English a run for their money with Trump signs

Thousands of Scots are making sure Donald Trump knows he is ‘not welcome’ for a second day running.<p>As Trump practises his golf swing in Turnberry, …

Donald Trump

This $610 million real estate company doesn't have an office for its 8,000 employees — instead, everybody works from this completely virtual island

1/<p>When I first signed on, I saw this man staring back at me. It took me a minute to realize that I was supposed to customize this guy to look like me.<p>…

Real Estate