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Three Positive Habits To Practice Every Single Day

By Ryan Holiday,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1APjPxe<p>There’s a lot of stuff you’re supposed to do each day. Not just work and family and a million …

Over 5,000 swimmers rescued from rough water at L.A., O.C. beaches

Lifeguards rescued more than 5,000 people overcome by high surf and dangerous rip currents at beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties over the Labor Day weekend.<p>In Los Angeles County, the hot temperatures and warm water brought more than 3.2 million visitors to area beaches. Although the sand …

DIY Skin Care Using Items Found in Your Pantry

Lavish skincare products needed for beautiful and radiant skin can be found right in your own home. There is little to no need to spend a fortune on products that promise brighter, softer and more vibrant skin. The best part of DIY skin care is getting amazing results while avoiding putting your …

Skin Care

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

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How El Chapo Builds His Tunnels

How the Sinaloa drug cartel digs its tunnels.<p>At 8:52 <i>P.M.</i> on July 11th, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, sat on the bed of his cell in Altiplano, Mexico’s only super-maximum-security prison. Surveillance footage appears to show a small screen glowing on a table …

Mexico

Interviewing Obama, Jon Stewart gets serious for a moment

Yes, there were a few laughs between President Obama and Jon Stewart on Tuesday during a taping of "The Daily Show." But the interview between two men whose tenures are coming to a close was mostly a meaty discussion on a range of issues, including the deal over Iran's nuclear program and …

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

After momentous week, Obama's presidency is reborn

He sang. He wept. He cheered. And many say they finally saw the man who inspired them in '08.<p>Grace.<p>Amazing grace.<p>This came very close to being the worst week of Barack Obama’s presidency, and, effectively, the last: a possible repudiation from both Congress and the Supreme Court, from his own …

Feathr Papers Are An Easy Way To Give Your Walls Artistic Flair

This online source is offering custom wallpaper without the hefty price tag.<p>For the art lover who wants more than just a gallery wall, meet Feathr. The recently launched wallpaper company offers digitally printed wall coverings featuring the designs of independent artists from across the world. And …

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

Social Media

The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …

World War II

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Hunter Gatherers

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech