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The Puzzle of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

How a bright, competent and likable young operative became the face of the most duplicitous press operation in White House history.<p><b>Sarah Huckabee Sanders is best known to the</b> American public for running the White House daily briefing, a televised performance in which, without so much as raising her …

Donald Trump

How a Virus Spreads Through an Airplane Cabin

Traveling by plane greatly increases our chances of getting sick, or so many of us are wont to believe. To be fair, it’s not uncommon to come down …

Public Health

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

t all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple.<br>I just wanted to go for a long walk with my …

Is That Awl There Is? Remembering The Awl And The Hairpin

It's easiest to say what The Awl and The Hairpin <i>were</i> by describing what they <i>weren't</i>.<p>They <i>weren't</i> places you went for lazy listicles and clickbait quizzes — <i>Which Character From 'The Greatest Showman' Are You?</i><p>You didn't go there to get yet another hot take on whatever it was that everyone on social …

The flight stuff: Bird watching soars on digital wings

<i>This is part of our</i> <i>Road Trip 2017 summer series "The Smartest Stuff,"</i> <i>about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter.</i><p>I'm walking through a strip of forest with Noah Strycker, with miles of Ohio marshland to the south, Lake Erie to the north and …

Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

Social Media

Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, …

Water

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

10 Breathtaking Views in the Great Outdoors

10 Breathtaking Views in the Great Outdoors<p>It’s time to get inspiration for all of the beautiful places to visit across America. From magnificent …

Emma Kelty, who posted social media messages before sending distress signal, was no stranger to solo adventures<p>Posting on social media on 10 September, Emma Kelty joked about a warning she had been given about the stretch of the Amazon river she was about to enter. “So in or near Coari (60 miles) I …

Amazon River

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

70-Year-Old Kayaker Crosses Atlantic, Keeps Going

The last time we checked in on serial trans-Atlantic kayaker Alexander ‘Olek’ Doba, the 70-year-‘young’ Polish adventurer was in a bad spot. After …

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation

For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the …

One of The Best Home Improvements is Do-able in a Day

It's shockingly difficult to add value to your home these days. Only a few projects have a return of over 100 percent, which means that, no matter …

Seven of the best places for cycling in Italy

<b>From the rugged coasts of Puglia to the mind-boggling switchbacks of the north, these are the best places to go cycling in Italy</b><p>Cycling in Italy is …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Aaron Rodgers showed off his ridiculous deep-ball accuracy in one trick throw

Aaron Rodgers is arguably the best deep-ball thrower in the NFL. He simply can make throws that no other quarterback would even think about.<p>We’ve seen that time and time again in his NFL career. But in case we needed anymore proof of Rodgers’ unreal skill set, check out this throw from a past …

NFL

Has the true identity of Jack the Ripper been revealed? Victorian diary proven genuine contains huge clue

It remains one of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history with a long list of potential suspects.<p>But the true identity of Jack the Ripper may have finally been confirmed, after researchers said they had proven the authenticity of a much disputed Victorian diary.<p>Twenty five years ago …

​This Common Muscle Cramp Treatment Can Actually Kill You

​Find another way to ease your aches instead<p>Whether it’s after a workout or while trying to sleep, we’ve all felt the strong, painful contractions of a muscle cramp. And if you’re plagued by them regularly, you’ll probably try any possible treatment to stop the spasms.<p>But here’s one you should …

FDA

How millennial homeowners are changing the look of kitchens

As millennials join the ranks of homeowners, they’re making their mark on how those homes look, and in some cases bucking long-held preferences.<p>Here are some of the trends popping up among the newest generation of homeowners found in Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study. Of the survey’s 2,700 …

How A High-Earner Couple Got $100,000 Into Roth IRAs Via The Backdoor

If it’s tax season, it’s Roth season. High-income earners can’t open Roth IRAs directly; but there’s a backdoor way in. Since 2010 Congress has allowed Roth conversions for all taxpayers, regardless of income, so high-income earners can get Roths by first opening a traditional IRA that’s …

This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Let’s say you had the chance to interview 1,500+ successful entrepreneurs. And what if you were trying to discover the one key success secret they all have in common? Would you be excited to know the answer? And what do you think you’d find?<p>Meet John Lee Dumas, who has done exactly that. After …

Self-improvement

'Justified' Star Walton Goggins' New Spirits Brand Is a Love Letter to Los Angeles

Goggins is partnering with friend and cameraman Matthew Alper in the boozy venture called Mulholland Distilling.<p>You may know Walton Goggins from</i> …

If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

One thing many retirees want is an income stream that they can count on to get them through their golden years. While pensions, Social Security, and annuities are the usual go-to options for retirement income, retirees shouldn't overlook dividend-paying stocks. That's because, unlike those …

Investing

10 devices you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017: Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others

Here are 10 devices like Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others that you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017.<p>You could end up breaking …

Want To Live A More Fulfilling Life? You Need To Understand This Concept First

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

Step Inside One of the Prettiest Country Farmhouses We've Ever Seen

Nestled in a historic Georgia neighborhood, this new-build farmhouse offers up age-old appeal — and one peach of a front porch.<p>One block off Main Street in a small, picturesque Georgia town (you might recognize it as the backdrop for the likes of movie classics like <i>Fried Green Tomatoes</i> and <i>Driving</i> …