Image: Goumbik / pixabay There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year to get you thinking about making big changes—including in your career. No surprise, the tech industry continues to boom, creating a ripe job market for entry-level to experienced applicants. If you’re thinking about a change, you might want to consider diving into the […]

The world is rapidly changing, and as a result, many things we took for granted are falling by the wayside — some entire industries, an iceberg or ten, your favorite movie premises, etc. Admittedly, “classic film storylines becoming obsolete” isn’t a problem on the same level as “our grandkids will need protective goggles to go […]

(CNN)I am a lifelong animal lover and vegetarian for whom the idea of killing animals for fun is repellent, and have committed my career to African wildlife conservation. From the furore over trophy hunting, the public could be forgiven for thinking that it was the major threat facing lions. But in reality, the key issues […]

A Texas congressman has apologized for a nude picture of himself circulating online. Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologized for the photo in a statement on Wednesday provided to the Texas Tribune. “While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” he said. “Each was consensual. Those relationships […]

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota ruffled the feathers of Democrats Tuesday when he announced that repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate will be in the GOP’s tax bill. Whoa. Member of GOP senate leadership John Thune says repeal of individual mandate will be in tax bill. — Paul "if true" McLeod (@pdmcleod) November 14, 2017 @SenJohnThune CONFIRMS: […]

God & Man 1. Take any money you were planning on blowing on something frivolous for the sake of “treating yourself” into an emergency savings account instead. You never know when personal disaster may strike. Having the financial resources readily available to support you in times of personal crisis will make whatever has happened (lost […]

BY ANDREANNE CATT Andreanne Catt is a youth leader in the movement for indigenous rights. She is part of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nations and Sicangu Lakota, and works with Wampanoag Nation,but this was not the end. The pre-contact population of Native Americans in North America was as high as 12 million in 1492, according to […]

Campaigners fear move by Trump administration will damage global efforts to end the ivory trade Donald Trumps administration plans to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe into the US a move campaigners fear could damage global momentum on ending the ivory trade. In 2014, US big game hunters killing elephants in Fish and Wildlife […]

Australian television host Natarsha Belling was almost decapitated by an exploding bottle of Coca-Cola on live TV after Studio 10 decided it would be a good idea to invite YouTuber and science fanatic Jacob Strickling onto the show. Strickling, who refers to himself as a ‘mad scientist’, has a YouTube channel called 

“FAA regulations do not specifically prohibit dropping live animals from aircraft, possibly because the authors of the regulation never anticipated that an explicit prohibition would be necessary,” an FAA spokesman told HuffPost in an email. “This does not mean we endorse the practice.” Though the fall festival includes many events, it’s best known for the […]

ShareTweet “It’s OK to be you.” These five little words may seem like no big deal to me or you, but for one little boy with autism, they changed his world. When 6-year-old Landon Johnson went to sit on Santa’s lap at the RiverTown Crossings Mall, it started out pretty typical as he relayed all the gifts […]

The streaming service has acquired the rights to JRR Tolkiens fantasy epic and has committed to a multi-season series with potential spin-offs Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the rest of Middle Earth are making the switch to the small screen after Amazon announced it has committed to a multi-series adaptation inspired by had been rumoured, but […]

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable Being a teen today means wrestling with how social media and screens shape the very essence of your identity. The anecdotal truth is that both can tear you down as quickly as they build you up; friends and followers can turn into enemies while the promise of human connection […]

The Trump administrations lifting of restrictions on importing elephant body parts from Zimbabwe and Zambia is not the last gift to hunting interests Hunting interests have scored a major victory with the Trump administrations quietly published new guidelines that showed lions shot in the two African countries will also be eligible to adorn American homes. […]

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Human attraction isn’t always logical. I’m sure most of us have at least one former flame who now makes us cringe. Whilst some features are universally thought to be attractive like a Hollywood smile and a six-pack, there are others that are, well, totally bizarre. Ever since I started dating, I’ve judged the suitability of potential […]

(CNN)You may be one of the growing number of Americans (or global citizens) who has a bit of nomophobia. “NO MObile PHOne phoBIA” is a 21st-century term for the fear of not being able to use your cell phone or other smart device. Cell phone addiction is on the rise, surveys show, and a new […]

Get intimate with Season 1 of our podcast, Cracked Gets Personal. Subscribe for fascinating episodes like My Job Was Killing People: 3 Soldiers Tell Us Everything and Behind Every War News Story Is A 20-Something College Kid. And keep an eye out for Season 2, coming soon! Should you drunkenly celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or […]

File image of a tiger shark.  (AP Photo/Pat Roque) MAN BADLY BITTEN BY SHARK WHILE SPEARFISHING OFF CALIFORNIA BEACH “Unbelievably sad and heartbreaking news that Rohina has died,” posted Julie Walker, one of her Facebook friends. “She was such a wonderful person who loved life. I will always remember her kindness, friendship and our adventures […]

Washington (CNN)Small scraps of parchment inscribed with tiny Hebrew letters. They look like countries cut out of a map, or lost pieces from a jigsaw puzzle nobody could solve. With a price tag of $500 million, the Bible museum represents a heavy investment by its evangelical founders, particularly the Green family. Depending on your zip […]

Bad movies are everywhere — in theaters, on TV, and we’re reasonably sure that terrible script ideas constantly hover around Michael Bay like cartoon stink lines. But while it’s easy to shit all over these films, let’s take an affirmative approach for a change. If you use a heaping helping of positive thinking, some cinematic […]

(CNN)While he couldn’t possibly have known, Sandy Halperin was likely around 35 years old when his brain began slowly accumulating the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s disease. “There is no pain,” Sandy told me. I had asked about this because of recent papers showing inflammation in the brain being a primary enemy at the time […]

Doctors saved the life of a dying boy by replacing 80% of his skin with a last-chance experimental gene therapy. Not only did he survive, but thanks to the therapy, the boy may even be free of the effects of the devastating genetic condition that nearly killed him. In June 2015, a 7-year-old boy named […]

Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico, but the financial impact on Medtronic Plc was a lot lower than the medical device maker anticipated a month ago. The storm, which shut down four manufacturing facilities on the island in September, trimmed sales by about $55 million to $65 million in the second quarter ended Oct. 27, […]

Bill Gates said that Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was arrested as part of the kingdom’s anti-corruption drive this month, has been an “important partner” in charitable work to improve health conditions around the globe. “I’m only aware of what I’ve read in the press, and I can’t speculate,” the Microsoft Corp. co-founder […]

For the third straight November, thick toxic smog has enveloped India’s capital, New Delhi, forcing schools to shut down, halting traffic and sending residents scurrying to buy air purifiers and filtration masks. United Airlines briefly warns that increasing air pollution in many of the world’s poorest cities is driving up the risk of stroke, heart […]

(CNN)A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to […]

Since the 18th century, over 7 million Germans have moved to North America, gifting countries like the United States with their language and culture. Participants in New York City’s annual German-American Steuben Parade back in 2002. Photo by Graham Morrison/Getty Images. We can still see their influence in our love of Oktoberfest, the accordions found […]

When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? For me, I turn to experts. In the past year, I had the opportunity to ask over 100 brilliant people 11 questions as I put together for my most recent book Tribe of Mentors. One of my favorite questions I sent to each was: […]

One of my favorite snacks is slices of Granny Smith apple and some sharp cheddar cheese. But as much as I like ’em, as soon as the apple slices turn brown, I just … eh … I know they’re still good, but to be honest, I kind of lose interest. This month, however, bags of […]

In a cream-colored metal barn two hours north of Wellington, New Zealand, a black-and-white dairy cow stands in what looks like an oversize fish tank. Through the transparent Plexiglas walls, she can see three other cows in adjacent identical cubicles munching their food in companionable silence. Tubes sprout from the tops of the boxes, exchanging […]

(CNN)An old study is now shedding new light on the sugar industry’s controversial past, and its secrets are being revealed in a new paper. Yet the study itself was never published and has been forgotten until now. The association also noted that the study described in the new paper ended without publication partly due to […]

The Senate tax bill is headed for a marathon debate this week after Republican leaders brought the measure to the floor Wednesday with the goal of holding a final vote by the end of the week. Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day: Senate Republicans Scramble to Salvage Bill (8:51 p.m.) Senate Majority […]

Turns out, America’s decade-long shale boom might just end up being a little too good to be true. There’s no denying that fracking has turned the U.S. into a force in the global oil and gas markets, which has more than a few people easiest to extract. “The EIA is assuming that productivity of individual […]

Forget all you knew about pies, because this woman has taken the delicious pastry dish to a whole new level.  30-year-old Seattle native, Lauren Ko, is a whiz at creating beautifully sculpted desserts that’ll leave you stunned and craving for a slice. SEE ALSO: A thorough and ridiculous step-by-step guide for baking pumpkin pie Although […]

Think about the illustrations you’ve seen of men and women of the Bronze Age who lived thousands of years ago. Perhaps there’s one you recall from your elementary school text book — in which men are probably depicted hurling bronze spears and strangling lions with their bare hands, while the women are most likely pictured […]

So, according to my calculations (and Wikipedia) LaCroix was made as a down-to-earth alternative to the “snobbish” Perrier. I’m pretty sure calling it LaCroix was their first mistake in trying to establish an accessible brand, mainly because LaCroix is the only word I have in my French vocabulary besides fromage. Cue DJ Khaled, because LaCroix […]

For 11 glorious minutes on Thursday evening, the world was safer than it has been at any time since Jan. 20: President Donald Trump‘s Twitter account was temporarily deactivated in what the company initially called “human error.” Much of the world is instead calling it “human courage” after Twitter revealed a rogue contract employee had suspended […]

After teasing us with a preview of their new and strangely ‘dog-like’ robot SpotMini, Boston Dynamics showed us what they were up to with their other robot, Atlas, and it’s impressively terrifying to say the least. Fellow humans, we had a good run, but the end is nigh. VIA:

Why are celebrity apologies so … bad? Like … head-scratchingly bad? Harvey Weinstein prefaced his by saying that he “came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior in workplaces were different.” Louis C.K. noted that he “never showed a woman [his] dick without asking first.” Kevin Spacey felt the […]

Ride high, space printer.Image: nasa Somewhere, 254 miles above us, an astronaut is probably printing something. Ever since the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed its first residents in November of 2000, there have been printers on board. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk unveils his plans to build cities in space Astronauts use them to print out […]

Big cable bundles require people who don’t want to watch sports to shell out big bucks for channels they never watch. That’s always been one of the big critiques of cable bundles. Non-sports fans basically subsidize the cost of sports packages.  Not anymore. On Tuesday, Philo launched its much-anticipated non-sports TV package, offering classic linear […]

Tortuga Logic has raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to help in their effort to maintain chip-level system security. Based in Palo Alto, the company plans to use the cash to build products that will find “lurking vulnerabilities” on computer hardware.

MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-headquartered service that lets fans campaign to bring their favorite artists to their city, plans to double the concerts it organizes next year after raising an $11 million Series C. The round was led by KTB Network, with participation from Stonebridge and Yellow Dog. All three are new investors, while previous backers Softbank […]

Image: Getty Images/Blend Images There’s a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. “Way of the Future” (or WOTF, as they abbreviate it) is  1. Not a joke, and  2. According to them (and this is real) “about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who […]

We all knew science was cool, we just didn’t know how cool. SEE ALSO: These guys slicing water bottles in slow-mo with a katana sword is ultimate satisfaction YouTuber Mark Rober demonstrated how adding air to sand in a certain way causes the sand to look and act like a fluid. The next logical step […]

Simon Lee, founder and CEO of Flitto Artificial intelligence-powered translation is becoming an increasingly crowded category, with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook all working on their own services. But tech still isn’t a match for professional human translations and machine-generated results are often hit-and-miss. One online translation service, Flitto, is now focused on providing other […]

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Mr Hammond said the government would do “whatever it takes” to fix the housing market, including underwriting loans to small house builders if necessary. The Budget: What we know already Tories, Labour and the big Budget battle lines Will you need a driving licence in the age of […]

A grisly scene during a summer 2017 whale hunt in the Faroe Islands (Sea Shepherd Global) Sea Shepherd Global said that its volunteers documented 9 separate hunts, which are known as grindadrap in the local Faroese language. The 9 hunts accounted for the deaths of 198 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and 436 pilot whales, according to […]

Theres a reason we fearand respectspiders: These arachnids use their nearly invisible, delicately woven webs to ensnare prey, trapping them in their sticky, ultra-strong silk. Spiders also use silk to create egg sacs, build protective shelters, and pick up air currents to sail in the sky. Now, in a recent study in PNAS, researchers found […]

The frontrunner, Democrat Phil Murphy, has been leading Christie’s lieutenant governor, Republican candidate Kim Guadagno, by double digits in the polls. A Fox News Poll released October 17, 2017 shows Guadagno trailing Murphy by 14 points.  (AP) “They are looking at me as the candidate who will lower their property taxes while the other guy […]

I Wrote The Perfect Dating App Bio For You To Get More Matches Let’s be honest, making the perfect dating profile isn’t easy, even though plenty of casual daters love to spout off about how the key to success with online dating is to “just be yourself” and “not take it so seriously.” But drafting […]

Hollywood has a weird fascination with telling the same stories over and over again. Outside of the mountains of bloated remakes being made year after year, this also means that the same tired racial tropes are being passed around from film to film. Most people don’t realize it, because subtle racism can be pretty damn […]

Hollywood hates casting teenagers to play teenagers. This is partly because they can only work a limited number of hours in a day, and partly because ew, teenagers. Because of that, most of the “teenagers” I grew up idolizing were actors and actresses in their 20s or even 30s. Some movies and shows have been […]

Correction, Katherine Ridenhour is 23 years old, not 25. Correct release attached. /kee — Concord PD (@ConcordNCPolice) November 15, 2017 Ridenhour was charged with two counts of “indecent liberties with a student,” police said. Parents told FOX46 something needed to be done about teachers having inappropriate relationships with students. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SAYS TEACHER […]

Unfilled rows brought to mind the large gaps in the crowd at her fathers inauguration in January The US first familys visit to Asia has got off to an inauspicious start, after boos and hisses at the W20 summit in Berlin when, appearing on a panel with the German chancellor Angela Merkel, she referred […]

Some celebrities see fame as tremendous burden and distraction from their craft, whereas others treat it as a golden opportunity to screw with thousands of strangers for no logical reason save “shits and giggles.” We’re talking about such famous rascals as … You can’t argue that he didn’t give the fans exactly what they’d asked […]

When people think of racism, most of them imagine stuff that is very overt and obvious — slurs being yelled, people being denied entry to certain locations, black makeup smeared over the face of a very stupid white dude, etc. These are all things that shout “RACISM” through a Confederate-flag-colored megaphone. But what most non-minorities […]