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Parents should ban Snapchat, urges children’s commissioner


Parents should ban kids from using Snapchat, according to England's children's commissioner

LONDON — Parents should ban their children from instant messaging app Snapchat because it's so "addictive", according to the woman tasked with overseeing children's wellbeing in England.<p>We first saw the news via The Times.<p>Children's commissioner Anne Longfield told LBC on Wednesday that more …

Social Media

Is the rear hatch weatherstripping replace a DIY job?

The weatherstripping came off a few years ago on my 2006 RX400h's rear hatch door. (Moving big items in and out rubs against it, it's inevitable it …

Too Many Americans Suffer from Financial Instability. Their Employers Can Help Fix It

If it was ever true that “a rising tide lifts all boats” in an economic sense, it is clearly not true in modern America. Since 1980 half of Americans have been stuck in place—their wages in real terms haven’t budged—while the top 20% have seen large gains.<p>Rising inequality of income and of wealth …

Income Inequality

Old Testament, Apocrypha, Dead Sea Scrolls, and More

Tanakh<p>Deuterocanon<p>Pseudepigrapha (some not Jewish)<p>Dead Sea Scrolls - coming soon<p>Online High School Diploma - Quality education resource which …


This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain -- and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Pokémon Go

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods<p>As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my …


How ELECTRICITY works - working principle


Oral sex is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened.<p>He made …

Public Health

Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Mic

“Can I try the Cole Haans in a size 8?” Later that night on Facebook: An advertisement for Cole Haan pumps.<p>OK, maybe a coincidence.<p>“What’s the best high-tech scale?” my wife asks aloud. Five minutes later on Instagram: An ad for scales.<p>Wait, are they listening?<p>“Get the little red Sudafed pills,” my …


Learn Python and you could put yourself on track to make a six-figure salary

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How Bitcoin Ends

Is the cryptocurrency just going to end up reenforcing the financial system it was supposed to disrupt?<p>Bitcoin was a clever idea. Idealistic, even. But it isn’t working out quite as its developers imagined. In fact, once all the coin has been mined, bitcoin will simply reinforce the very banking …


Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

National Cancer Institute

How New York’s wealthy parents try to raise ‘unentitled’ kids

Wealthy parents seem to have it made when it comes to raising their children. They can offer their kids the healthiest foods, the most attentive caregivers, the best teachers and the most enriching experiences, from international vacations to unpaid internships in competitive fields.<p>Yet these …

Income Inequality

We're at the beginning of 'a big new field of medicine' — and one startup just got $53 million to supercharge it

Senti Biosciences, a startup that's looking to make a new treatment that's upending how we treat cancer, just raised $53 million.<p>The series A round was led by New Enterprise Associates, which was joined by 8VC, Amgen Ventures, Pear Ventures, Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, Allen & Company, Nest.Bio, …

Immune System

Boolean Logic & Logic Gates: Crash Course Computer Science #3


Registers and RAM: Crash Course Computer Science #6


Programming - Why Haskell is Great - 10 minutes


Word Study: Agape - "Love"


Word Study: Ahavah - "Love"


31. What Is This Thing Called Love? (Romans 12:9-13)

Introduction<p>Art Linkletter had a television program years ago on which he interviewed children. Out of the children’s mouths came many strange and …


Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99.<p>"America's Pastor," as he was dubbed, had …

North Carolina

The 5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

These areas are known as Blue Zones.<p>Global life expectancy averages out to 71.4 years. That means, of course, that some parts of the world see much …

Costa Rica

This Is How Generation Z Will Bypass College

Coming soon(er) to a workplace near you is Generation Z after participating in these education alternatives.<p>School originated to train obedient factory workers but hasn't evolved much since then.<p>Coursera and the University of Phoenix paved the way for people to digitally learn from a distance. …


What Hollywood Doesn't Know About Romantic Love

Christians celebrate Easter and Christmas as religious holidays. In the United States, we find some religious significance in Thanksgiving and even …


Computer Coding Courses for Kids

CS First projects involve block-based coding using Scratch.<p>The CS First kit includes lesson plans and solution sheets for the teacher, as well as fun …


Mike Pence, Tim Tebow, Tony Dungy have all been 'Christian Shamed.' This ugly form of bigotry must stop

Is believing in God a sign of mental illness? Is praying a silly exercise in make-believe – just a big waste of time and a delusional activity?<p>I certainly don’t think so, nor do most Americans. But on Tuesday, panelists on “The View” on ABC TV mocked Vice President Mike Pence for his Christian …


Have a Kid Not Going to College? Here's What They Really Need to Get on a Path to Success

A four-year degree is expensive. It's also not necessary, as long as a person makes the right moves.<p>I've got two kids in college. One attends an expensive private university and the other goes to an affordable community college. Since neither knows what he wants to do for a profession, my husband …