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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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The Week's Coolest Space Images
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.
This Timelapse Of A Thunderstorm Is A Bit Terrifying To Watch
Oh my god, what fresh hell is this?
The Winners For The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Are Hysterical
What did we do to deserve animals this pure and good?
Got A Credit Card? Now You Can Get Automatic Refunds From Price Drops
If you have a credit card, chances are you aren’t getting all of the benefits. Sift detects everything you buy automatically, figures out the available price drops and protections for each purchase, and automatically makes claims on your behalf -- unlocking thousands of dollars’ worth of savings!
This Is Probably The Last Thing You Want When You're Driving Through Heavy Snow
Unless lowriding in snowstorms in Detroit has always been your dream.
Mueller Has Obtained 'Tens Of Thousands' Of Trump Transition Emails
Including sensitive emails of Jared Kushner.
This Texas Fire Department Sure Knows How To Put Up A Sick Christmas Light Show
It's Christmas with epicness times four.
A Journey Through A Land Of Extreme Poverty
The UN'S Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation — and he wants to know why 41 million Americans are living in poverty.
'Close Encounters' At 40: How Spielberg Made Sci-Fi's Mothership Connection
Four decades ago, the director bet everything on an intimate science-fiction epic — and bridged the gap between two eras of moviemaking
We're Not Sure How We Feel About This Chiropractor Cracking His Cat's Neck
Needless to say, folks, do not try to do this at home.
The Pentagon's Secret Search For UFOs
Funded at the request of Harry Reid, the program probed a number of encounters military pilots had with aircraft they believed didn't operate like anything they had seen before.
'The Basic Grossness Of Humans'
Content moderators review the the dark side of the internet. They don't escape unscathed.
28 Gifts That Look More Expensive Than They Actually Are
Grab some sneakily affordable gifts while they'll still ship in time.
Why We Pull Away From Those We Love The Most
"It's often a sign not that we have stopped caring, but that we are — somewhere deep down — furious or hurt."
A Kitten Massaging Another Kitten Is So Cute That We Can't Even
We could watch this on loop all day, no joke.
My Year Of No Shopping
The unspoken question of endless browsing is "What do I need?" What I needed was less.
The Community-College 'Segregation Machine'
California's remedial-class system holds back a disproportionate number of students of color.
A Watch Expert Describes The Differences Between A $5,000 Watch And An $85,000 Watch
A Patek Philippe 5170P costs a boatload more than a (still very expensive!) Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. Does it justify the difference?
The Team Building North Korea's Nuclear Missile
North Korea's nuclear missile progress has stunned the world. Here are some of the scientists behind it.
Patients Want Poop Transplants. Here's How to Make Them Safe
Fecal transplants care caught in a legal limbo, even as they grow in popularity.
Get $50 Off The Tesla Of Toothbrushes
These brushes operate at a dentist-cleaning level. Plus Beyonce and Jay Z use them, so you know they're good.
The Best Photography Of The Week
What gets left behind in the wake of the California fires, the Guardian's shortlist of best photographers of the year, and the love and agony captured by Polaroids.
'Fetus' And 'Transgender' Listed As Forbidden Words For The CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are told to avoid banned words and phrases like "fetus," "transgender," and "science-based" in budget documents.
Guy Pipes Nitromethane Through A Giant Jug And Sets It Alight
Watch clouds of fire bloom and decay in glorious slow motion 4K.
You’re Buying Fancy Jewelry Wrong
It's a long leap to go from buying an engagement ring to truly understanding the value of gems. Here's what you need to know.
We May Know Why Younger Brothers Are More Likely To Be Gay
An immune response in some pregnant women’s bodies may explain the "fraternal birth order effect."
These Weird Comics Are Quite Possibly The Best Thing On The Internet
Last December, internet cartoonist Branson Reese made a pact to release a new comic every day at midnight, no matter what. One year later, he has done that, which is pretty cool. The only catch is his art is really freaking strange, and we mean that in the best way possible.
GOP Appears To Have Votes To Pass Massive Tax Overhaul
It's the widest-ranging reshaping of the tax code in three decades.
Mad Scientist Tests Out A Bonkers Powerful Pulse Laser In His Garage
One pulse from this 13 kilojoule ruby laser — which creator styropro says is "the strongest ruby laser on YouTube" — is enough to shatter a glass bottle.
How The Government Took People's Land For The Border Wall
The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness.
Dustin Hoffman Accused Of Exposing Himself To 16-Year-Old
Playwright Cori Thomas says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her when she was 16; she becomes the third woman to accuse the actor of sexual misconduct.
Girl Tries To Cook A Thanksgiving Recipe Generated By An AI Bot Trained On The Food Network
This goes about as miserably as you'd expect.
This Premier League Player’s Position? Left Out
He puts on his club tracksuit. He heads upstairs, and takes a seat in the stands. His work is over before the game starts. His job, from that point on, is simply to watch.
Young Girls Are Being Asked To Do Sexually Explicit Things On Periscope
Users are swarming young girls and asking them to do inappropriate things. And the live-streaming app hasn't been able to stop them.
Extremely Lazy Dog Figures Out How To Hitch A Ride On A Sheep
"What are you talking about? Of course I'm herding them, I'm not taking a break."
The Adult Bodies Playing Teens On TV
The misrepresentation of an entire age group has real consequences for how adults conceive of adolescence, and how teens measure themselves against it.
If Your Favorite Characters Had AIM
After 20 years of passive aggressive away messages and terrible flirting, AIM is leaving us for good. To honor its legacy, here are away messages from your favs.
This Timelapse Of A Spider Shedding Its Exoskeleton Is Disgusting Yet Fascinating
Watching this huntsman spider spill out of its crusty old body like jello is a sight to behold.
The #MeToo Moment Hasn’t Reached Women In Low-Wage Jobs. Will It?
2011 came close to having a sexual misconduct moment, one that was started by a low-wage woman’s complaint — the crucial element of rapt media attention was certainly there. But the culture wasn’t primed for it; the time wasn’t yet ripe.
Rooftop Roads: The Ancient Iranian Town Where Roofs Serve As Public Spaces
Nestled into the steep slope of a mountain, this remarkable thousand-year-old village in northern Iran has evolved an unusual approach to open space: its rooftops double as public lanes and gathering places.
Why The Tesla Semi Truck Might Not Be All It's Cracked Up To Be
The battery to power this thing is going to be incredibly heavy and incredibly expensive.
The Multimillion-Dollar Industry Of Being A Happy Family On YouTube
All these families and their content are similar enough that it’s hard for the untrained eye to discern why any particular one has been anointed over others. Parents and children mug for their audience of millions with the same ageless, frenetic gaze.
The Curious Case Of The Green Hairy Tongue
Too often, a medical treatment can make matters worse. A bizarre epidemic in 1960s Japan should have set off alarms around the world.
So, Uh, Don't Forget To Put Your Car In Park
Wallet, phone, keys, not leaving the car in reverse.
The Best Robot Vacuum On Amazon Is 56% Off Right Now
The Eufy robot vacuum outperforms other higher-priced models in tests. You can schedule it to clean when you're not home, and it will return to its dock to charge after cleaning. It typically costs $399, but is on sale for $259.
The Weaponization Of Awkwardness
Don't make a scene. Look the other way. Social discomfort has long been used to maintain the status quo.
Why Toddlers Deserve More Respect
"If adults experienced and enacted the full range of feelings available to an average toddler in the course of a day, they would collapse from emotional exhaustion."
Trump defends tax plan as 'great Christmas gifts' to middle class
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be "one of the great Christmas gifts" for the middle class with just days to go before Congress votes.
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Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen Says He Won't Seek Reelection After Several Women Said He Sexually Harassed Them
Nevada Democrat Won’t Seek Re-Election Amid Ethics Probe
(LAS VEGAS) — First-term Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada is denying allegations of sexual harassment but says he won’t seek re-election. Kihuen’s announcement Saturday follows the House Ethics Committee statement Friday that it had opened an investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and a lobbyist. Kihuen says he denies…
(LAS VEGAS) — First-term Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada is denying allegations of sexual harassment but says he won’t seek re-election.
Kihuen’s announcement Saturday follows the House Ethics Committee statement Friday that it had opened an investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and a lobbyist.
Kihuen says he denies all the allegations and that he’s committed to fully cooperating with the committee.
A former campaign aide said Kihuen propositioned her despite her repeated rejections during his 2016 campaign. A lobbyist told the Nevada Independent that he touched her thighs and buttocks and made unwanted sexual advances while he was a state senator.
Kihuen is among a growing number of lawmakers whose careers have faced uncertainty or ended altogether because of allegations of sexual misconduct.