February 27, 2020

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Watch a Half-Scale Cybertruck Beat a Ford F-150 in a Tug of War
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In just over a month, the YouTubers behind the account “The Hacksmith” have built a half-scale Cybertruck so powerful that it can win against a full-sized Ford F-150 pickup truck in a tug of war.In a video uploaded today, the team of crafty Canadian engineers showed off what their adorable take on Tesla’s brutalist stainless steel monstrosity can do. It can Tokyo drift around corners in the snow, perform burnouts, and even hold your cup of Tim Horton’s on your morning commute.In a series of escalating tug of wars, the Cybertruck is put through its paces, coming out successful against a range of smaller, but full-sized, vehicles.To compensate for the weight of the full-sized F-150 truck, the team added 1,000 lbs worth of concrete bricks plus a bunch of extra barbell weights. The comparatively gigantic truck can be seen burning its tires, with the mini Cybertruck holding steady before pulling the truck for several feet.
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New Research: Contagious Diseases Spread a Lot Like Memes
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A group of scientists say their new research shows that contagious diseases spread very similarly to internet memes — meaning that rather than spreading in isolation, they jostle one another for success, and fall off after reaching saturation.“When diseases reinforce each other, they rapidly accelerate through the population, then fizzle out as they run out of new hosts,” reads a press release about the provocative research. “According to the researchers’ model, the same super-exponential pattern characterizes the spread of social trends, like viral videos, which are widely shared and then cease to be relevant after a critical mass of people have viewed them.”The research, published in the journal Nature Communications this week, pushes back against the common idea that an outbreak simply spreads from one host to several more, each of whom spread it again.
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5 Stretches You Can Go Ahead and Never Do Again
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Stretches aren't one size fits all, but here are five (including the hurdler stretch and that classic hamstring stretch) that aren't worth your time or could actually end causing more harm than good.
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Dictators hate political cartoons -- so I keep drawing them | Rayma Suprani
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Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. "A political cartoon is a barometer of freedom," says Rayma Suprani, who was exiled from her native Venezuela for publishing work critical of the government. "That's why dictators hate cartoonists." In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent railing against totalitarianism, Suprani explores how cartoons hold a mirror to society and reveal hidden truths -- and discusses why she keeps drawing even when it comes at a high personal cost. (In Spanish with consecutive English translation) The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), submit a Media Request here: http://media-requests.TED.com Follow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED
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What To Do If You Don’t Like Your Partner’s Friends
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People spend their whole lives searching for a partner. Whether you want to call them your soulmate or significant other, their presence in your life is incredibly important to you. You work hard to make your relationship great. It quickly becomes apparent that even if you’re both trying hard to maintain a positive and healthy relationship, outside factors can always cause friction. Sometimes it’s a job loss or the addition of responsibilities. Other times, it’s who your partner chooses for a friend.You aren’t in charge of making friends for your partner, so they might bond with certain people you don’t like. It’s stressful to deal with, especially when you want to love and support your significant other in every way.
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10 TV Shows That Cleverly Foreshadow What Happens
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Did you see these things coming in your favorite TV shows, or were just as fooled as the rest of us? TIMESTAMPS: 00:57 10 - The Walking Dead 01:56 9 - Arrested Development 02:42 8 - Watchmen 03:51 7 - Futurama 05:00 6 - 30 Rock 06:04 5 - Community 07:08 4 - Breaking Bad 07:56 3 - How I Met Your Mother 08:52 2 - Lost 09:54 1 - Game of Thrones http://whatculture.com/tv/10-tv-shows-that-cleverly-foreshadow-what-happens.
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Astronomers Detect Biggest Explosion Since the Big Bang
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Researchers at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research have discovered the largest explosion ever observed in the universe since the Big Bang.The explosion emanated from a supermassive black hole at the center of the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster some 390 million light-years from Earth.“We’ve seen outbursts in the centres of galaxies before but this one is really, really massive,” Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, professor at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and co-author of the paper uploaded to preprint archive arXiv earlier this month, said in a statement. “And we don’t know why it’s so big.”To make the discovery, the researchers used four telescopes across the globe, including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory.
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What Has Mike Pence Done in Health?
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WASHINGTON — When President Trump announced Wednesday that Vice President Pence would take charge of the nation’s coronavirus response, he repeatedly touted the “great health care” in Indiana during Mr. Pence’s time as governor there, adding, “He’s got a certain talent for this.”So what does Mr. Pence’s record on health care look like? He has no training or expertise in health policy. Paradoxically, the two health initiatives that he got the most attention for in Indiana are actions that many in the Republican Party have strongly opposed.In 2015, he was one of the first Republican governors who agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a move that others in his party have shunned because of their opposition to the law.
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Prince Charles And Camilla Have Been Totally Rebranded Into A Fascinating Fairy-Tale Love Story
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The active members of the royal family seem to be pulling a lot of extra hours lately. Between Prince Andrew’s ongoing problems and investigations and Harry and Meghan’s stepping back, there’s a lot to distract from. And truly, distraction is something the royal family is pretty good at, and Prince Charles and Camilla know this better than most. One aspect of this distraction has actually been going on for years: the rebranding of Prince Charles and Camilla’s relationship into an aspirational love story. And on one hand, you can understand it. Prince Charles was told that Camilla wasn’t a suitable candidate for the role of royal wife, but that didn’t mean he stopped loving her. But on the other hand… it’s really incredible that this has happened if you think back to the Charles-and-Diana years and all of the emotional and turbulent fallout that ensued. It’s amazing that Charles and Camilla have been able to build a life together and to project that life as something we should all hope to have for ourselves.
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7 Plantar Fasciitis Exercises That Will Ease Foot Pain
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So you've picked up running or maybe you've started training for your first race this year—until an irritating, intense pain in your heel slows your sprint to a slog. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you could have plantar fasciitis, one of the most common beginner runner's injuries. There are often ways (including plantar fasciitis exercises) to manage it at home, though. So you can get back to hitting the pavement again in no time. Here's what you need to know about plantar fasciitis and the best plantar fasciitis exercises to ease foot pain.What Is Plantar Fasciitis?Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition that affects up to 15 percent of adults, says Stephen Roeske, D.P.M., a podiatrist at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. It occurs when your plantar fascia gets inflamed. This fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot from your heel bone to your toes and supports your arch. In extreme cases, the inflammation can even lead to the degeneration of the plantar fascia and its attachment on the calcaneus, or heel bone, says Roeske.
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Rumors That Kate Middleton Is Pregnant With Baby Number 4 Have Royal Fans Back On Bump Watch
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Pregnancy rumors are trailing Kate Middleton yet again. Rumors that Kate is pregnant with baby number four have been pretty persistent since Prince Louis was born. As they ramp up again, bookmakers are trying to keep up with what’s going on in the Cambridge family. The Cambridges aren’t the only ones on bump watch, however. Last year, bookmakers were forced to slash odds and suspend betting on royal pregnancies. This occurred because of speculation that Kate, Meghan Markle, and Princess Eugenie would all welcome bundles of joy in 2020. By the end of the year, the odds had changed again. They put Meghan as most likely to announce a pregnancy this year, with Kate as number two. Still, many believe that Kate will get pregnant with baby number four this year, even with her comments to the contrary.
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All Your *Burning* Questions About Palo Santo, Answered
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Even if you couldn't put a name to it at the time, you've probably enjoyed the signature scent of palo santo at some point. The sweet, smoky fragrance is an intoxicating go-to for anyone looking to cleanse and clear their space. But before going out and grabbing a palo santo stick or essential oil, it's important to understand the history of this celebrated holy wood and how to use it in a respectful way. Palo santo's long, proud history. Palo santo is a sacred tree native to South America. Indigenous Latin American cultures have used its wood in traditional healing and spiritual ceremonies for centuries. A cousin of both frankincense and myrrh, palo santo literally means "holy wood," and it's a fitting name given its past. When it burns, the aromatic wood releases lemon, mint, and pine notes—an invigorating, grounding fragrance that is believed to have a number of benefits.
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Spring Is A Great Time To Set Intentions And Practice Mindfulness With The Whole Family
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Spring is a great time to literally turn over a new leaf. By the time the snow is gone and the ground and trees are covered in new growth, most people who made New Year’s resolutions have abandoned them because they consider them to be failed attempts at reaching their goal. Some stats show that over half of resolution makers give up by the end of January and other studies suggest 80% are done by the second week of February. But our own growth and change should never be seen as a failure. I think reframing the way we approach change, improvement, and opportunity will go a long way in getting what we want. As a new season starts, let’s revisit those resolutions. But we can’t simply set goals; we need to set intentions too.
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Coronavirus in N.Y.: Growing Anxiety as Doctors Prepare for an Epidemic
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In recent weeks, some hospitals in New York City have begun safeguarding their stockpiles of masks and other protective gear amid suspicions that employees were taking them home.Administrators at one hospital are allowing pregnant employees to opt out of caring for anyone thought to have the new coronavirus. At another hospital, radiologists have been studying CT scans of coronavirus patients from China.Although no one in New York has tested positive for the virus, doctors and public health officials in the city and state, amid growing anxiety, have been bracing for the possibility of an epidemic that could strain the health care system.The pace of the preparations may increase after federal officials urged Americans on Tuesday to prepare for the spread of the virus in the United States, with the possibility that containment strategies could soon give way to mitigation plans.
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Country Superstar Carrie Underwood Opens Up About Overcoming Miscarriage And Pregnancy Insomnia
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Singer Carrie Underwood’s been attached to Mike Fisher for well over a decade, and the two have a lot to celebrate. Carrie’s a mom of boys. Big brother Isaiah was born in 2015, and she welcomed baby Jacob Bryan Fisher in January of 2019. While Carrie had some years in-between kids, her second pregnancy wasn’t the easiest thing in the world. The singer has been open about having miscarriages in-between the two births, which is emotionally tough to handle. But, she also had a bad case of pregnancy insomnia while pregnant with Jacob. Pregnancy can make it impossible to sleep. Aside from the bump, you might also have a ton of racing thoughts. According to Healthline, women often sleep slightly better at the start of pregnancy, but the quality of sleep will eventually decline. And then there’s the fourth trimester — your newborn has arrived, but nobody’s sleeping because of it.
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Coronavirus patient could be first case of ‘community spread’ in U.S.
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NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports from the UC Davis Medical Center where a seriously ill patient remains in isolation after becoming what could be the first U.S. case of “community spread” of the coronavirus.
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This CDC ‘Respirators and Facial Hair’ Infographic: Useful, Darkly Hilarious
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Given that news about the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is practically unavoidable at this point, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a 2017 infographic about proper respirators use from the CDC is resurfacing.What’s surprising is… well, how utterly detailed and educational it is about:(A) The facial hair types that work and don’t work for properly securing a respirator to one’s face,(B) Just how many facial hair types there actually are, and(C) The taxonomy of facial hair styles you didn’t know existed, let alone were considered by the CDC.Observe: Beardos and proud wearers of the fu manchu, we hate to tell you this: Your face is not CDC-approved. Also, congratulations to anyone rocking a “hulihee” for making it all the way to the 21st century from the frontier of America, however, your face is also, tragically, not CDC-approved.
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Probiotic Not Working? Here's Why + The Secret To Beating Bloat
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You've probably heard by now how important gut health is for overall health: The trillions of bacteria living in your gut not only support digestion, they stimulate and communicate with the immune system, produce important neurotransmitters like serotonin (the “happiness hormone”), and promote skin health.* You may even already be regularly taking a probiotic supplement.But is your probiotic working? While probiotic supplements have a growing list of science-backed benefits, the quality and the specific bacterial strains present in the formula are important when it comes to reaping those benefits. Why the strains in your probiotic matter You don’t want to just take a broad mix of different strains at a high dosage. "I call that the sledgehammer approach," explains renowned integrative physician and Thorne's scientific adviser,Robert Rountree, M.D.. "More doesn't necessarily equal better. They have to be targeted, every bacterium does different things. They've all got an assigned job."
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Mom Creates Hilarious Illustrations That Show What Pregnancy And Parenting Are Really Like
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True: pregnancy and parenting are beautiful! Also true: pregnancy and parenting are a hot mess. Line Severinsen, artist and mother, decided to tackle these two truths head-on and has been illustrating her journey through pregnancy and parenting ever since. Her illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny, especially if you’re currently parenting kids or ever have. For every post you see on Instagram that shows a mom serenely nursing her infant or that features a 9-month-old holding her own bottle like a champ, there are probably approximately 4 million posts that show the reality of parenting: it’s not picture-perfect. That’s what makes Line’s illustrations particularly perfect: she’s representing all the parts of parenthood that we don’t always talk about.
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The Celeb-Approved Scrunchie Trend Is Perfect for Your Workout and Beyond
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You don't have to follow fashion trends or be a Pinterest queen to have noticed that the scrunchie is having a serious moment (again). From the woman in front of you in the coffee line to the dude with a man bun in your spin class, this retro hair accessory is making a comeback—and no one seems to be entirely mad about it. (Related: The Best Hair Accessories for Your Workout)To get into a little history, the scrunchie—an elastic ring encased in fabric that becomes ruffled when wrapped around a ponytail—was first invented in the 1960s. However, it didn't gain popularity until almost two decades later, becoming the natural way of throwing your hair up. Sadly, scrunchies eventually lost their cool factor in the early 2000s, and were basically banished to bathrooms for the sole purpose of pulling your hair out of your eyes while washing your face.
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Yes, Your Vagina Has A Microbiome & Researchers Just Mapped It
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For the very first time, in a huge step for women's health, scientists have mapped the genes of the vaginal microbiome. They're calling the map VIRGO, or the human vaginal non-redundant gene catalog, and the hope is that it will go on to help diagnose, and subsequently treat, vaginal diseases.We already know microbiomes play an important role in disease, but with limited research into the microbiota of vaginal microbiome in particular, current treatment for specific things like vaginal infections and even STDs are lacking.But hopefully not for long, thanks to the research team at Seed Health and the University of Maryland. Here's what they found. Mapping the vaginal microbiome. VIRGO is a result of the largest and longest studied data on the vaginal microbiome, taking place over more than 10 years and encompassing 200 women. Scientists have since used VIRGO to study more than 1,500 vaginal genomes, which is already leading to some fascinating discoveries.
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