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Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.
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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.
Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.
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Busting The Tree Ring
How a landmark investigation unraveled a Washington timber-poaching gang.
Witnesses: GOP Candidate In Montana House Race Grabbed Reporter 'By The Neck,' Punched Him
In a shocking development in the closely watched Montana House race, a reporter for the Guardian is alleging that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte "body slammed" — and a Fox News team in the room is backing him up.
Terrifying Video Shows A Bear Charging Down A Hunter
Richard Wesley was filming his latest bow-hunting venture and captured a lot more than he was expecting.
This Shirt Is About To Save You So Much Dry Cleaning Money
Thompson Tee is a patented undershirt that blocks armpit sweat. They’re only $25 and 100% risk free. Wear it, wash, it and, if you’re not loving it after 30 days, just send it back no problem. It gets better. Use the code DIGG25 and get 25% off your order.
This Real, Fully Operational Hoverboard Looks Incredible
So far, the only person we've seen riding the Flyboard Air — a legit hoverboard/jetpack hybrid — is its inventor, so it may be really difficult to operate. But damn, this thing looks amazing.
The Definitive Preview Of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
"Star Wars" devotees who can't wait for December need look no further. With exclusive access to writer-director Rian Johnson, plus interviews with Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and others, Vanity Fair presents the ultimate sneak peek at "The Last Jedi"—and Carrie Fisher's lasting legacy.
Psychologists Have Great News For People Who Worry A Lot
"We develop these patterns of negative emotions, including worry, because they’re useful."
Russian Officials Wanted To Use Trump's Aides To Influence Him, And Other Trump News From Wednesday
Also: the new CBO report says 23 million fewer people will have insurance in 10 years under the GOP's health care plan, and Jeff Sessions did not disclose his meetings with the Russian ambassador on his security clearance application.
The Cost Of Avocado Toast, Explained By A Restaurateur
It's why Millennials can't buy homes. It's the death of San Francisco food culture. It's the devil on toast. Somewhere along the way, the buttery fruit that is so deliciously slathered on toast across America, got a real bad rap for being trendy, and expensive.
Coyote Peterson's Bee Beard Goes Wrong, 3000 Bees Attack His Face
Coyote Peterson thought he was getting a standard bee beard — until the honey bees turned on him and started stinging him.
The Rise Of The Fat Start-Up
For much of the past decade, tech investors have been enamored of software companies that could grow very quickly for little money, but modern capital markets have since unlocked far grander opportunities for tech entrepreneurs.
The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Nuts
In California, millions of dollars' worth of almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are disappearing. Farmers are perplexed, the cops are confused, and the crooks are getting richer. We sent Peter Vigneron to the Central Valley to take a crack at the crimes.
The Best Jokes On Twitter About Trump's Photo With The Pope
President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this morning, and the Holy Father did not seem too happy about the meeting.
Monica Lewinsky: 'Roger Ailes's Dream Was My Nightmare'
"The late Fox chief built a ratings juggernaut by exploiting me and many others."
Motorcycle Narrowly Avoids Rear-Ending A Car At 150 MPH On The Autobahn
German autobahns famously have no speed limit, which can lead to some very, very close calls, like this motorcycle cruising at 240 KPH (150 MPH).
Why Flamingos Are More Stable On One Leg Than Two
Standing on one leg "is a challenging yoga posture, and a test of coordination that people use." To maintain our balance, we constantly use our muscles to make tiny adjustments to our posture. Flamingos have no such problem.
The Very Best Robot Vacuums That Are Less Than $400
Robot vacuums are great for setting animals atop and creating viral videos. But, turns out, they’re also pretty good for cleaning your house.
Everything You Need To Know About The Trump Budget
The White House released President Trump's proposed budged on Tuesday, and almost no one is happy with it. But what's inside it exactly? Why are people pissed? And what are the chances it will pass?
Inside Amazon's First New York City Bookstore
After helping drive many US bookstore chains out of business, Amazon has been opening its own retail stores.
Words Of Wisdom From Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley
Digg had the honor of sitting down with Maurice Ashley, an International Grandmaster of chess, to learn how chess-playing skills can translate into life-playing skills. Learn how chess masters size up their opponents and problems, push through failure, and ultimately become power players in the real world.
Why I'm Not Reviewing Noma Mexico
The New York Times' restaurant critic, Pete Wells, explains why he won't be covering the $750-per-head pop-up restaurant that's been called "the meal of the decade."
The New Diploma Mills
Rushing to boost graduation rates, more school districts are relying on "online credit recovery" — a form of instruction that may be selling students short.
This Kickstarter Success Is Redefining The Smartwatch Game
Smartwatches haven't exactly taken. Most models are just too dang complex to work with efficiently. Enter Ticwatch.
What I Learned Talking People Out Of Suicide
It takes a lot of patience, a subtle touch, and a big heart to dissuade even a single jumper. Former California Highway Patrolman Kevin Briggs did it over 200 times.
Amazon Crashed Seattle's Banana Market
At the moment, Seattle’s banana market is a rotten mess. They’re tough to find in grocery stores, and restaurants can’t seem to sell them. And it’s all because Amazon has been handing out free bananas to anyone and everyone.
Everyone's Getting Ready To Fight In The First Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7
Yes, there's a dragon flying over a Dothraki horde. Yes, we're excited.
What Deep Blue Tells Us About AI In 2017
It's not Skynet that should worry us about AI, but rather the people who build, implement and employ those systems.
Tranquil Photographs Of Empty Baroque Movie Theaters
Hiroshi Sugimoto's ethereal images of empty cinemas will inject a much needed sense of calm into your week.
The Official Music Video For Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer' Is A Poignant Portrait Of Different Walks Of Life In Southern California
The winners of a contest to make the official video for "Tiny Dancer," almost 46 years after it was recorded, directed this short film about the highs and lows in the day of a diverse cast of characters in Los Angeles.
A Night Of Terror In Gatlinburg
On the night of November 28, residents of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, found themselves in the midst of a nightmare. Within hours, a small blaze had exploded into the worst fire in the Smoky Mountains in a hundred years, forcing thousands to flee and leaving fourteen dead.
Alone On The Open Road: Truckers Feel Like 'Throwaway People'
President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do.
A Masculinity Camp For Boys That Starts At Age 8
Each session of Camp Nick, a “masculinity camp” for boys age 8 to 11 held in a bucolic park in Santa Monica, California, begins with a chant: "We do what we HAVE to do before we do what we WANT to do!"
Guy Dunks Over A Car, Blows Shaq's Mind
Jordan Kilgannon's dunk is something else, but we're just here for Shaq turning away in pure disbelief.
We Have No Idea Who The Biggest Pop Star In The World Is
50 years after the Beatles dropped "Sgt. Pepper’s," no one can agree on who's number one.
Kuwaiti Police Catch Drug Smugglers Using Pigeon Backpack To Move Pills
Smuggling drugs into Kuwait is no mean feat, but smugglers are nothing if not creative — as evidenced by the capture of a homing pigeon wearing a pigeon colored backpack filled with 178 pills.
A Wrong Number Break-Up Voicemail For The Ages
It sounds like Cassandra — with her illness, mother and deadbeat boyfriend — can't catch a goddamn break.
Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris
Using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens, hackers managed to bypass the S8's iris scanner.
Our Brains Predict Events In Fast-Forward
You know that scene in "Premium Rush" when time freezes and Wilee imagines multiple paths through traffic. Yeah, that's really how our brains work.
Cyclist Makes An Emergency Stop To Poop During The Giro d'Italia
Halfway through a stage in the Giro d'Italia, rider Tom Dumoulin was, uh, forced to make an unscheduled pitstop. Despite the stop, Dumoulin managed to maintain his overall lead in the race, although it was decreased substantially.
Kit Harington Already Died Once
He's the face of television's most obsessed-over show. His hair alone has more fans than most actors. But as "Game of Thrones" enters its second-to-last season, Harington faces a dilemma: To enter the next phase of his career, must he leave Jon Snow behind?
The Truth About 'Blue Whale,' An Online Game That Tells Teens To Self Harm
Creepypasta, media hysteria, and teenage suicide.
How To Make A $300,000 Speaker
Oswalds Mill Audio makes $300,000 speakers from wood like ash, cherry, and walnut — plus slate and special cast iron. The sound quality is as good as the materials.
Study Finds Mushrooms Are The Safest Recreational Drug
People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabis.
Compare Trump's Note In The Guestbook At Israel's National Holocaust Memorial To Obama's
Today President Trump visited Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial, and inscribed the guest book with a not-so-solemn note.
Big Friendly Dog Demands Attention From Anchor During Russian News Segment
This dog has an urgent need to get patted on the head, and no, it cannot wait till the end of the segment.
The Sex Worker Putting Herself Through Law School
“It’s a lot more than a transaction of sex or a lap dance. People are also paying to feel a certain way, they’re paying to feel powerful, they’re paying to feel like their boss.”
The Exquisitely English (And Amazingly Lucrative) World Of London Clerks
It’s a Dickensian profession that can still pay upwards of $650,000 per year.
Live-Updating Trump News
There's a lot going on right now, and you can follow it all here — tweets, stories and more.
May to confront Trump as UK police stop sharing attack information with U.S
LONDON/MANCHESTER (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she would tell U.S. President Donald Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure after leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester attack.
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Best Fiction Books of 2017 So Far
A common thread among our favorite fiction of 2017 (so far) is a sense of the surreal, from the comical, empathetic ghosts in George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo (his first full-length novel) to the enchanted doors that transport in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. Even the books that are more grounded in reality, such as…
A common thread among our favorite fiction of 2017 (so far) is a sense of the surreal, from the comical, empathetic ghosts in George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo (his first full-length novel) to the enchanted doors that transport in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. Even the books that are more grounded in reality, such as Rachel Cusk’s observational novel Transit and Ottessa Moshfegh’s oddball short story collection Homesick for Another World, have a mystical aura about them.
This Harvard love story (or, more appropriately, crush story) follows a daughter of Turkish immigrants who for her Hungarian classmate. Charming but not overly sentimental, Batuman’s debut novel captures the intellectual side of attraction.
The British author’s novel follows its enigmatic narrator, Faye, through a series of encounters with friends, loved ones, acquaintances and strangers as she renovates her home and considers new paths for her life. Though relatively little actually happens in the story, the reader can feel tectonic plates of Faye’s existential change shifting beneath the surface.
A young couple falls in love as their city (which is unnamed, but resembles Lahore) descends into civil war. They escape the violence through a series of magical doors that admit them further and further into the western world, but are met with suspicion and anger in each new locale.
Two white hipsters forge a recording by a black performer and find hit success on the Internet — but when a collector reaches out and reveals that the record is real, their lives of privilege turn into a Jim Crow-era narrative of race and identity.
Freaks and losers populate the pages of Moshfegh’s latest story collection, as they try to fit in to normal adult life while questioning what makes conformity worthwhile. Her sense of humor is sharp enough to draw blood.
The master satirist imagines a graveyard where ghosts linger by their corpses, observing a tall and mysterious man — Abraham Lincoln — as he visits his young son’s tomb. It may sound dark, and it is, but Saunders wrings humor from that, building to a climax that is brimming with pathos.