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Science & Technology | Science & Space

This is the scariest, most counterintuitive thing astronauts had to do in space

Flying in space to rendezvous with another craft is so hard that the first U.S. astronaut to try it completely failed.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

French Jews Vow to Appeal Paris Court's Ruling That Antisemitic Murderer of Sarah Halimi Is 'Unfit' For Criminal Trial

Murdered French Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi. Photo: Halimi family. Lawyers acting for the family of a French Jewish widow murdered …

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

WATCH: “Captain America” as a Mossad Agent | Israellycool

Actor Chris Evans in The Red Sea Diving Resort, a drama revolving around the amazing rescue and transport of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1981.

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

12-Year-Old Is Making Bow Ties for Shelter Dogs In Order To Help Them Find Their Forever Homes

According to Beaux and Paws founder Darius Brown, it’s hard to resist adopting a shelter dog wearing a bow tie.

Recipes | Recipes

Drunk Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This bread pudding is ahhhmmmazing in so many ways. First, pecan pie. Cmon! Then a rum sauce. Oh yeah! Make this today. You'll thank us tomorrow. How to Make Pecan Pie Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce: 1. In a large mixing bowl add eggs and slightly beat 2. A

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA Remade Its Apollo Mission Control Room In Houston To Look Exactly Like It Did On The Day The Apollo 11 Mission Touched Down On The Moon | WIRED

The frequent WIRED contributor has been captivated by space since he was a kid. Now he's documenting NASA's freshly retro-furbished mission control.

Food & Drink | Travel

Yosemite Hotels Get Their Historic Names Back After Trademark Dispute

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is back to its original name, The Ahwahnee. And a set of cabins that was temporarily called Half Dome Village now carries its historic name, Camp Curry.

Music | Music

Top 50 Best-Selling Artists of All Time | Mental Floss

Who are America’s all-time favorite musicians and bands? When it comes to the best-selling artists of all time, The Beatles still rule—yes, even a half-century after their breakup.

News | News

E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby.

News | Animal Links

Stress Lessens from Just 10 Minutes of Time with Animals

Researchers from Washington State University have found objective, physiological evidence that just 10 minutes spent petting a cat or dog will lower stress levels.

Psychology | Personality

These 3 Personality Styles Are More Susceptible to Persuasion

Most people would scoff at the idea that they aren't in full control of their own decisions. However, a study out of England has identified certain personality profiles that make people more, or less, perceptible to different types of persuasion.

Recipes | Recipes

Pretzel Bites With Mustard Cheese Sauce Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: pizza dough, baking soda, egg, coarse salt, butter, flour, milk, French’s Honey Mustard, shredded cheddar cheese, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper

History | History

The best and worst ads that celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing

The advertisements honoring the Moon landing in 1969 were the Super Bowl ads of their day.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How starting a conversation boosts social media engagement - PR Daily

As algorithms begin to favor user interaction and community sharing, how can brand managers adapt their campaigns to get better organic reach? Here are some tips. How can PR pros break the ice and start a conversation? Even the most extroverted among us f

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Blogs and Articles

Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling | Eleanor Haspel-Portner | Conscious Life Choices| Pacific

Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise. By that time, too much damage may have been done and your engine ma

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Blogs and Articles

Don’t Get Mad, Get Involved: Helping Your Child with Class Behavioral Issues | Eleanor Haspel-Portner | Conscious Life

No parent likes hearing that their child is acting out in class. At first, most of us want to blame ourselves and figure out what we’ve done wrong. When we come up empty, we tend to put the blame on our child, and sometimes we even get angry. The truth

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Amazon Prime Day 2019 absolute best tech deals: Tuesday morning update

Latest additions: This microwave includes a free Echo Dot and this discounted Nespresso coffeemaker comes with free coffee.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Websites & Social Media Links

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's - STAT

Half a dozen research groups just presented new results on various experimental tests, including one that seems 88% accurate at indicating Alzheimer's risk.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Artificial Retina Implants: Seeing Is Believing | The Health Edge

Things are really looking up for people who suffer from vision loss. Scientists from Sweden and Israel teamed up to develop the thinnest retinal implant in the world. The wireless device is layered wi

Entertainment | Entertainment

Lashana Lynch will reportedly be the new 007. But she probably won’t be the next James Bond.

Casting rumors aside, the Bond franchise still has a long way to go before it’s meaningfully diverse.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: Everything we know so far

Here's what Quentin Tarantino has said about his latest film starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Ilhan Omar Claims Palestinian Opposition to Israel Is "Non-Violent"

Netroots Nation has been a goldmine of Democrats saying ridiculous things. This may qualify as the most disconnected from reality though.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Your brain works in space. But in 1961, we didn’t know that

Would astronauts sent into space be able to think? It was a genuine question as we embarked upon our mission to get to the Moon.

Politics | Politics

Big tech behemoths face grilling from US lawmakers as hearings kick off

A Senate banking committee will question Facebook on its Libra project, while the House takes aim at Google, Apple and Amazon

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn’s Soviet Photo; or, Seeing the Rebbe Once He’s Gone - Chabad-Lubavitch News

A search for the story behind the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe’s lone Soviet portrait yields not one, but two photos

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

BEST SCI-FI MOVIES OF 2019 (AND THE WORST) << Rotten Tomatoes

From Alita to Godzilla to Men in Black, here's the most out-of-this-world sci-fi movies 2019 has to offer!

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Great Affirmations that Will Shift Your Attitude

These mantras and phrases will promote positive and help relieve stress and anxiety

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Tips to set goals that Lessen Stress and Burnout

Researchers have found a connection between setting goals and burnout, and it could make us all happier and more productive.

News | News

Social credit system coming to China, with citizens scored on behavior

A social credit system will go into effect next year across China, where every citizen will be scored based on their behavior. Good actions, like volunteering, and bad, like littering, are tracked using algorithms, artificial intelligence and facial recog

Recipes | Recipes

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

This gorgeous cake is the official dessert of summer.

Politics | Other Politics

Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Turned To A Big Donor To Pay For The DNC Voter Database, Despite Her Fundraising Pledge

A campaign aide said Warren didn’t solicit the money herself and that there was no violation of her promise to abstain from pay-for-access fundraising.

Music | Music

8 Facts About David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'

Fifty years ago, just weeks before the Apollo 11 landing, David Bowie's iconic single 'Space Oddity' was released.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Bond's number is up: black female actor 'is the new 007'

Daniel Craig retains title role but 25th instalment in the franchise reveals codename has been reassigned to British actor Lashana Lynch

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Why So Many of Us Don’t Lose Weight When We Exercise - The New York Times

Most of us eat more when we exercise, and though it may be just a few extra bites a day, the result is weight gain.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

All the Actually Good Amazon Prime Day Deals You Can Get Right Now (Updating) - Thrillist

Today's the day. The one you've been waiting for since, well, last summer. Yep, it's Amazon Prime Day, people, and this year it's bigger...

News | News

Singer Pink Criticized Over Photo Showing Her Kids Running At Holocaust Memorial. Her Response Is Priceless.

Pink loves her two children and posting photos of them to Instagram, but sometimes when she does, she receives cruel and critical comments from people suggesting she is a bad parent.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

It was the Coliseum’s mystery mural, until a teenage detective solved its 50-year puzzle

It took a curious high school student to uncover who painted the flaming sun mural beneath the massive archway at the stadium.

Politics | Politics

Trump to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants at US-Mexico border | TheHill

The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced Monday.

History | History

The race to the Moon was so unpopular at one point, President Eisenhower called JFK ‘nuts’

Enthusiasm for the Apollo program waxed and waned, and when people couldn’t see the value in it, they dubbed it a ‘Moondoggle.’

Science & Technology | Tech

Peter Thiel Urges U.S. Probe of Google’s ‘Seemingly Treasonous’ Acts - Bloomberg

Peter Thiel, one of President Donald Trump’s top Silicon Valley supporters and donors, took aim at Google Inc. and the high-tech industry over the companies’ focus on global markets while brushing aside U.S. interests.

News | Jewish Community

Kippah-Wearing Athlete Dedicates $25,000 ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Win to 'the Jewish People'

Michael Neuman (right) on “Million Dollar Mile” with the show’s host, Tim Tebow. Photo: Screenshot. An Orthodox Jew from Florida …

Politics | Media Bias

New York Times' Partisan Reporting on Birthright Alternative Tour | HonestReporting

Ever wondered how fringe organizations like IfNotNow and Breaking the Silence wield so much influence on the public discourse on Israel? It's not because

Politics | Politics

Milano Comes Under Fire After Comparing Pence to Himmler

Actress Alyssa Milano came under fire on Sunday after comparing Vice President Mike Pence to the architect of the Holocaust, Heinrich Himmler, with side-by-side pictures on Twitter.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Orthodox female students develop wireless oxygen monitor | ISRAEL21c

An all-female hackathon for Jewish religious women in Jerusalem produces innovative medical products and services.