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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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President Trump’s comments about violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend have been condemned by Democrats, Republicans, business leaders and even athletes. “I think he’s speaking to the fact that a nation should respect its heritage, its identity, its heroes, and we shouldn’t engage in antiwhite multicultural political correctness,” Matthew Heimbach told Yahoo News on Thursday. Heimbach was scheduled to speak at the event, which attracted supporters from white supremacist, “alt-right” and neo-Nazi groups.
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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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The Week's Coolest Space Photos
Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.
Here's All You Need To Know About The Great American Eclipse Happening On Monday
An astrophysicist explains where you should be and how you should prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse occurring on August 21.
Perspective, Google's Anti-Bullying AI, Mistakes Civility For Decency
The culture of online civility is harming us all.
The Best Credit Card To Get In The Age Of Hacking — Here's How It Works
Final has found a way to protect consumers from fraud and stealth charges.
Getty’s Thousands Of New Stock Photos Will Make You Rethink Gender Norms
Getty Images is working to change perceptions around women in tech and men in the home with photo sets that debunk outdated stereotypes.
Drone Captures Rare Video Of A Blue Whale Feeding
It's quite a majestic sight, seeing a blue whale, the largest animal in the world, flip on its side and swallow a mass of krill.
Donald Trump Misspells 'Heal' In Tweet And Other Trump Reactions To The Boston Protests Today
A "Free Speech Rally" and counter-protests were held in the Boston Common today, and Trump, per usual, took to Twitter to express his opinions about the event. Unfortunately for Trump, he didn't quite get the spelling right the first time. Nor the second.
Dancing While Hydro-Jetting Is Not The Best Idea
Getting cocky on any sort of device that rockets you into the air doesn't tend to end well.
What Thomas Jefferson Taught Me About Charlottesville And America
University of Virginia grad Joshua Adams believes that if you want to understand the recent violence there, look back at history and the school’s complicated founder.
How A Recording Studio Accident Helped Shape The Music Of The '80s
The gated reverb drums that dominated the music of the '80s actually started with a mishap that happened during a Genesis recording session.
A History Of The Walkie-Talkie
How the lineage of the walkie-talkie reaches from World War II to the modern cell phone.
People Of Color Talk About The Times They 'Code Switched'
"Acting white" can be a survival strategy, but it also comes with a lot of baggage.
This Company Makes It Really Easy To Deal With Credit Card Fraud
Final lets you generate a unique virtual card for each merchant with the click of a button, from any device. That way if one card gets compromised, only update payment info once. Don’t waste time scrambling to remember what sites have your card on file.
A Bear Casually Steals Food From A Family's Hot Grill, Bold As You Please
To the man in the video: We know steaks are important, but "Just let him have it!" sounds like a good piece of advice to follow.
Going For A Walk Is A Luxury
The more we embrace the romanticism of walking, the more we seem to look down on those who walk because they have to.
Weed Activists In The Path Of Totality Have Big Plans For The Eclipse
The path of totality cuts through some of the strictest places in the country for cannabis legalization. Activists want to get their message out.
A 97-Year-Old Grandpa Rides In A Tesla For The First Time
"Whoa, you've got to have a parachute to drive this car!"
How Trump Ruined My Relationship With My White Mother
I know my mother loves me; I’m her son. But, honestly, I don’t think my mother cares about what that really means.
Pill Cures Peanut Allergy For Four Years In Limited Study
Scientists in Australia report that a trial of probiotics mixed with peanuts lasting four years lead to a peanut tolerance.
Are You Above Average Or Below Compared To Other People?
If you're a man and you can bench press more than 135 pounds, you're apparently above average, and if you drink less than three coffees per day, you're below.
The Best Photography Of The Week
The aftermath of the Charlottesville attack, a different, more intimate side of Washington D.C. and what's it like to grow up as a girl in the Gaza Strip.
This Is The Perfect Credit Card For Savvy Online Shoppers
Final is the credit card of the future. It lets you create unlimited card numbers with a tap of a button, from any device. Turn cards on/off instantly to get total control over where and when you’re charged.
Being A Journalist Is Terrible For Your Mental Health
"It felt like the parts of my brain that contain motivation, energy, and the ability to arrange ideas had been injected with novocaine."
Driver Really Does Not React Well To 20 Cows Suddenly Appearing On The Road And Scaring The Bejesus Out Of Him
Although to be fair, our reactions probably would have been similar to his.
The Agonizing, 8-Page Memo On How To Chauffeur A Congressman
Empty his trash. Always have hand sanitizer and gum at the ready. And don’t bother with "unnecessary conversation" — the congressman from Indiana doesn’t have time for your chitchat.
Holy Shit, Look At This Guy Front Flip Over A Charging Bull
The audacity of this guy at Pamplona's annual running of the bulls is just unbelievable.
Live Updates From The 'Free Speech' Rally And Counter-Protests On Boston Common
A week after the Charlottesville attack last Saturday, right-wing "free speech" demonstrators and counter-protestors are gathering on Boston Common today.
Dog Is Completely And Utterly Entranced By Video Of A Bird
"Do not disturb me when I'm watching my shows!"
Helpful Things To Read About Fascism, And The Fight Against It
The aim here is to not rehash what you've already learned about Hitler and Nazism, but rather grant a deeper understanding how it functions as an ideology, how it spread and manifested over the years and how a dedicated few have managed to keep it at bay over the years.
One Of The Biggest Criticisms Against Wind And Solar Energy Has Been Quashed
Renewable subsidies are already paying for themselves.
Can You Unravel These Number Strings?
Dust off those SAT skills, here are two number riddles to keep your mind fresh going into the weekend.
Charlottesville Rally Attendee On Why He's Leaving College: Everybody Hates Him
Nicholas Fuentes was about to enter his sophomore year at Boston University. Then he attended the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally.
The White Lies Of Artisanal Food Culture
How the world of small batch, single origin, and totally artisanal erases the people of color who made it possible
The Remarkable Travel Itineraries Of Animals
When I sat down with Iain Douglas-Hamilton at his home in Nairobi to learn how he went from deploying the first radio collars on elephants in 1968 to deploying the first GPS collars on them in 1995, he told me about an elephant named Parsitau.
Trump, First Lady Pull Out Of Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony To Avoid 'Distraction' For Honorees
The White House, already facing a growing boycott by several honorees, announced that the Trumps will not participate in this year's annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony.
The Cult Of The Costco Surfboard
Compared to the carbon-fibre-wrapped shortboards currently championed by surf shops and ridden in high-level competition, the Wavestorm moves more like a school bus. But it is very good at catching waves. Maybe too good.
Nothing, Not Even A Flood, Can Stop This Biker From Braving It Down The Road
Even when life gives you rain and floods, you just gotta keep on trucking.
We Are Nowhere Close To The Limits Of Athletic Performance
In the future, genetic engineers may be able to modify strength, size, explosiveness, endurance, quickness, speed, and even the determination and drive required for extensive athletic training.
To Get Good At Fantasy Football, You First Have To Change How You Think About It
Are you an NFL fan who loses your league to someone who doesn’t even watch on Sundays? This guide will help you organize your strategy the same way the experts do.
Lin Manuel-Miranda Joined James Corden For A Crosswalk Production Of 'Hair' (And, Yes, They Got Naked)
What better way to celebrate the age of Aquarius than to take off all your clothes and run through the streets of LA with Broadway's most famous face?
The Quest To Find The Perfect Replacement For Sugar Is Looking Hopeless
For years, it’s been the Holy Grail for food companies. Yet intrepid scientists haven’t stumbled upon finding a natural replacement for sugar in food. And it doesn’t appear they’re likely to find one anytime soon.
What's Stopping Airlines From Making Your Seat Even More Miserable
The industry has been squeezing you for years. But competition and the courts may soon provide relief.
Kickball Player Misses His Kick In Spectacular Fashion
While we're laughing at this guy, let's also appreciate the curve on that pitch.
CNN Scrolls Through A List Of Everything Trump Has Done In The Last 4 Weeks, And Oh Man, This Is Exhausting
Keeping up with the news these days has become something of a never-ending treadmill, and the last four weeks in particular have been crazy.
Mastodon Is Big In Japan. The Reason Why Is… Uncomfortable
The appeal of decentralized publishing is that it makes it possible to create online communities that operate under all sorts of different rulesets.
Man Gets The Best News Ever Upon Getting His Old Rolex Appraised
If you buy yourself a luxury watch, make sure to hold onto the box, receipt and certification of authenticity. It could REALLY pay off in the long run.
The Scientific Reason It’s Better To Dilute Whiskey With A Little Water
Serious whiskey drinkers insist that it tastes better diluted with a little water — and, with the help of computer simulations, scientists now know why.
How NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Took Over The Internet
With intimate, exclusive performances from the likes of Chance the Rapper and Adele, the live music series has an entire industry chasing a "pivot to video." But it won’t be easy to replicate.
Nightmare Snail Inhales A Live Hermit Crab, Shell And All
We usually think of snails as cute, if somewhat slimy, critters. But the carnivorous Agaronia propatula is not messing around.
Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos
BOSTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a "free speech" rally featuring far-right speakers a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration.
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An Oregon Wildfire is Blazing in the Eclipse’s Path of Totality
About 600 residents in the area were already evacuated
About 600 residents in the area were evacuated Friday, and fire officials said the fire was 0% contained as of that day, CNN reported. Another 1,085 people were put on a pre-evacuation notice as well.
Authorities are saying the wildfire is a public safety priority as the eclipse approached, according to CNN. The area is expected to see about 34 seconds of totality. More than 200 state and local fire fighters are working on containing the wildfire.
“State agencies are already working around the clock and across the state, and as we get closer to the total solar eclipse, we’ll need all resources available to keep communities, visitors, and property safe. I appreciate the dedication and hard work of our state and local fire crews and thank the Oregon National Guard for providing additional support,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said in a statement.