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How to buy a smartwatch or fitness tracker - CNET

If you're shopping for a piece of wearable tech in 2017, you're facing compromises. Smartwatches and fitness trackers aren't really the must-have devices many companies hoped they would be. And no, you don't really need one. But if you're looking for a piece of tech for your wrist, here are the …

Long life? I think we’ve cracked it

There’s a sign on Susannah Mushatt Jones’s kitchen wall. It reads: “Bacon makes everything better.” You could legitimately quibble with this. Not better for the pig, of course. Plus, what about concerns around the cholesterol and sodium content, as well as links between bacon and chronic pulmonary …

Bourbon Production Climbs To Historic High

At no point in recent memory have consumers been as excited about bourbon as they are today.<p>"We are in the middle of a global whiskey renaissance," Lisa Hawkins, vice president of the Distilled Spirits Council, said. "There is a fascination with bourbon in the U.S. and abroad, with demand booming …

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Police Back Off ‘Anti-White’ Hate Crime Claim in Case of Horrific July Fourth Mob Beating (GRAPHIC)

A 27-year-old man was left bloodied and unconscious after being brutally assaulted by an unruly mob in the streets of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Though the official police incident report referred to the July Fourth attack as “anti-white,” Capt. Mike Neville backed off the claim on Monday and …

A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Rum

In the United States, people buy more rum than bourbon, Scotch, gin or tequila. Statistics from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) show that in 2014, over 25 million 9-liter cases of rum were sold across the country, compared to approximately 19.3 million 9-liter cases of …

Whiskey

NASA Flummoxed By Dwarf Planet's Bright Spots, 'Pyramid-Shaped Peak'

New images of Ceres are the clearest ever taken, but NASA's scientists still haven't figured out the enigmatic dwarf planet. The agency's latest photos of Ceres show multiple bright spots — and a "pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape."<p>That's according to an update posted by …

Ceres

7 Ingenious Things You Can Do With a Beer Can (Besides Drink Out of It)

When you get an empty, don't waste it. Turn it into one of these ingenious devices to improve your decor, light up your campsite or cook your meals. Who knows? An empty can of beer could even save your life one day (check out #3).<p><i>By: Wil Fulton and Alex Robinson</i><p>Is there any man-made item on Earth, …

5 toxic household products you probably use every day

Let’s just say you may want to rethink using baby wipes to remove your makeup<p>Cliff Weathers<p>June 22, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>We love the convenience and the comfort they bring us, but some of our most popular consumer products can come at a heavy price to our personal health. We all try being careful, …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Genius

Deal: Learn to code for just $40 with the Supreme Android Coding & Design Bundle

Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to start coding for your favorite mobile operating system? We’d suggest you check out the Supreme Android Coding and Design Bundle, which is currently available for <b>89</b><b>% off</b> in the AA Deals Store.<p>With this bundle, you’ll learn how to create Android applications …

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Grilled Veggie Gyros with Creamy Cucumber Dill Sauce

Our vegetarian version of gyros replaces the meat with marinated grilled veggies and the tzatziki with a dairy-free Creamy Cucumber Dill Sauce. They …

Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages

“A world of languages” is a fascinating infographic created by Alberto Lucas Lopéz for the South China Morning Post. On his website Lopéz …

This is American terrorism: White supremacy’s brutal, centuries-long campaign of violence

<b>(Reuters/Jason Miczek)</b><p>There’s a war being waged against Black Americans, whether white America wants to admit it or not<p>Lawrence Brown<p>June 19, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>The evidence is clear. The reports are in. There is no other conclusion. It’s 2015, and Black people in America are under a sustained and …

What Is Quinoa? A Breakdown For Those Of Us Who Eat It But Don't Truly Understand It

Second only to maybe kale, quinoa is the health food star of our time. The Food and Agriculture Organization named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa, after all. This tiny grain-like food is full of good-for-you nutrition and tastes great in just about anything: salads, omelettes and even …

Kitchen Makeover Tips from The Home Depot Design Team

Is a kitchen redesign in your future? We recently interviewed Sarah Fishburne, The Home Depot’s director of trend and design, as well as three other Home Depot kitchen designers to share their tips and tricks of the trade with you. Read on and start designing the kitchen of your dreams!<p><b>FIRST …

The 10 Qualities of Exceptional People

Counter to what many believe, accolades are not really what success is about. To be rich is to have money and status, but to be wealthy is to have …

Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers

May 31, 2015<br>Google Forms is one of the versatile tools we use for a wide variety of instructional purposes. From creating survey forms to designing …

Education Technology

Lego is creating its own version of 'Minecraft'

<i>This story was updated at 11:36 a.m. ET.</i><p>It seems Lego may have taken all those comparisons to <i>Minecraft</i> to heart.<p><i>Lego Worlds</i>, a open-world game …

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“What this is really about is bigotry”: Atheist guest shreds Fox News panel’s “religious freedom” argument

“There’s nobody out there trying to get Christian preachers to marry people against their will” he said<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>May 28, 2015 9:14pm (UTC)<p>On "Hannity" Wednesday night, the Fox host invited the president of American Atheists on a panel with two pastors and, as you would expect, the …

This insane device promises to give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

Dr. Garth Webb is the founder and CEO of Ocumetics Technology Corp, a company dedicated to eliminating glasses and contact lenses forever. Webb and his team of visual scientists have invented the "Ocumetics Bionic Lens," which is the product of eight years of research and $3 million in funding, …

12 Reasons Why Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body

It doesn’t take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you’ve reached the …

9 Ways to Be a Bee BFF

05/26/2015 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>ENVIRONMENT</b><p>The White House has released new strategies to boost the insects so crucial to our food supply. Here’s how you can do your part to support pollinators at home. (Nat Geo News)<p>Use our …

The Duggars' dangerous cult of purity

In "A Love That Multiplies," Michelle Duggar recounts a story that her husband told his older children "to explain the importance of purity."<p>"Imagine that your parents are going to surprise you and give you a brand-new bike for Christmas. Two weeks before Christmas, they buy your bike and hide it …

China’s coming crash?

By Robert J. Samuelson<p>Robert J. Samuelson<p>Columnist focusing on economics<p>Bio<p>It’s time to worry about China.<p>On any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China crash ranks at or near the top. Just what would constitute a “crash” is murky. Already, China’s sizzling rate of economic growth …

City Politics

Everything you need to know about climate change in 5 minutes

<b>Why’s everyone so down on carbon?</b><p>Carbon dioxide is one of a set of so-called greenhouse gases. They get this name because they let sunlight in, but …

Climate Change

After 10,000 years giant Antarctic ice-shelf will be gone by 2020, Nasa report says

New Nasa studies warn of "bad news for our planet" as looming crack threatens to shatter Larsen B ice-shelf into pieces<p>Antarctica's Larsen B ice-shelf is on course to disintegrate completely within the next five years, according to a <b>new study by Nasa</b>, the US space agency.<p>The 10,000-year-old ice …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

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