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Cristiano Ronaldo Scores One Of The Greatest Goals In Soccer History

Cristiano Ronaldo scored arguably one of the greatest goals in the history of soccer when Real Madrid played Juventus in the first leg of the …

Soccer

Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

Apps

Not Signing Up For TSA Precheck Is a Big Mistake — Here's Why

Waiting to get through airport security brings out the absolute worst in me. There's something about having to take off my shoes and jacket and remove my laptop from its sleeve that turns me into the most unpleasant human being. And each time I fly, which is pretty often, I <i>always</i> regret not signing …

Flying

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

How to Build Steps Into Any Building

The simple and strong approach using IPE decking.<p>Well-designed steps create a great first impression, and when properly built, they will last for years. Popular Mechanics Senior Designer Michael Stillwell and his father Tony Stillwell recently designed and built steps into their barn, and shared …

Woodworking

Kid's super deep response to classroom riddle is way better than the actual answer

Kids may say some spectacularly funny things at times, but every now and then they can be impressively wise too.<p>On Tuesday, teacher Bret Turner …

Mathematics

1 Stock I Refuse to Sell

Here are three of our contributors' most valued stock holdings.<p>As stock market writers, we naturally write about many different companies. However, …

Investing

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Why You Shouldn't Buy a Car in Cash

Just because you have the money on hand to avoid taking out a loan doesn't always mean it makes sense to do so.<p>A few weeks ago, two friends told me …

Personal Finance

Cruising through France in luxury on a Tauck river ship

UZES, France — An elegant reception is in full swing as Mark Ungashick, 60, of Kansas City, Mo. arrives at the inner courtyard of the Duchy D'Uzes, a 12th century castle near France's Rhone River.<p>The retired business owner and his companions from the Tauck river ship Emerald already have explored …

Cruise Ships

The Benefits of Asset-Based Long-Term Care | Investopedia

We can see that reallocating $100,000 of their assets to hedge against long-term care has resulted in $844,000 in coverage (assuming five years of …

Retirement

Discovering Prince Edward Island and Buying a House at the End of the World

A few years after first discovering Prince Edward Island as a single mom with two young children, I invited my second husband, Dan, to see the island for the first time. I was beyond nervous. What if Dan saw this island and shrugged his shoulders? What if he couldn't understand the magic I felt …

Prince Edward Island

10 Must-Try Restaurants in Quebec City

Discover the vibrant restaurant scene in Quebec City with travel writer and frequent National Geographic contributor Annie Fitzsimmons.<p>You wouldn’t have wanted to be my dining companion in <b>Quebec City</b>. I was completely inappropriate, struggling to stop chocolate from dribbling out of a crepe or …

These Ingenious Window Inserts Will Slash Your Heating Bill

The Indow Window inserts can be installed in minutes, and the insulation improvement is significant.<p>On freezing cold winter days, my wife does this endearing thing where she walks around the house wearing a full-length parka with a big, furry hood. I ask her if she's going out. "Maybe," she says. …

How to See Every Google Search You've Ever Made

"Delete browser history" does nothing?!<p>Google has been storing every single search you've made–even those naughty ones you'd thought you'd managed to hide—and now you can go back and look at your entire search history.<p>We're not just taking about the recent searches that pop up on your current …

'Brooks PureFlow 5' Running Shoes Balance Foot Technology Perfectly, Even After 500 Miles

Technology plays a big part in assisting my running progress with a variety of apps, gadgets and media. I also rely on a range of clothing and shoe tech to help me keep going.<p>Shoe tech in particular has made a big difference. When I started running I opted for a shoe with good cushioning and …

Shoes

An Eater's Guide to Charleston

Charleston celebrates, and almost worships, the bounty of its surroundings: from freshly-caught blue crabs to grains milled on nearby Edisto Island. The city by the sea sits below the Sandhills, the original coastline of the ancient seas across the Carolinas, and is therefore often referred to as …

Charleston

USA Swimming and USADA to press FINA on doping issues

Actively seeking to avoid the kind of doping scandal engulfing track and field, USA Swimming is teaming up with the man who brought down Lance Armstrong.<p>U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart will join former USA Swimming president Jim Wood for a meeting with FINA executive director Cornel …

Swimming

How to tell if your Cuban cigars are real or fake

Business Insider recently sent three reporters to Havana, Cuba to experience the city as tourists. One of the top priorities on our list was to buy some authentic Cuban cigars. We tried two different approaches. First, we bought a box at an authorized store inside the Hotel Habana Libre. Then we …

Cuba

Universal Enrollment Services (UES)

A threat assessment for any driver seeking to obtain, renew and transfer a hazardous materials endorsement on a state-issued commercial driver’s …

“What Flights Are Overhead?” and Other Cool Things to Ask Siri When You're Bored

You can ask Siri all kinds of fun things thanks to its connection with the WolframAlpha database. One of the fun questions to ask Siri is what flights are overhead, the answer to which might surprise you. Sitting in my friend’s apartment in Boulder, CO, there are five planes over my head within a …

Wolfram Alpha

3 Apps to Help You Avoid Speeding Tickets

The cops are onto Waze, but there are more ways to avoid the speed traps<p>Having proven that you can, in fact, blast across an entire state in a bright orange supercar without getting a ticket thanks to Waze, a Google-owned navigation app, what more need we say? Well, a few things, actually—Waze has …

Apps

Looking Good: How to Get a Killer Deal on Eyeglasses

Prices for eyeglasses are falling like meteors as online retailers push the cost of a pair of stylish frames and single-vision lenses to as low as …

Shopping

Warby Parker: A visionary approach to selling eyewear

NEW YORK — Ever wonder why a pair of reasonably decent eyeglass frames costs $250 or more while a pair of sunglasses of similar quality — complete with lenses — costs a fraction of that?<p>Or why high-end shopping areas and upscale malls across the nation are peppered with eyeglass stores?<p>Two words: …

Microsoft Office Is Now Free On Your Mobile Device

Microsoft has made Word, Powerpoint and Excel free to use on your iOS or Android device.<p>You can now use Microsoft Office for free on your mobile device, with no monthly fee. By making Word, PowerPoint and Excel free for your iOS or Android tablet, Microsoft is taking on competitors like CloudOn and …

Software

Out of Luck in Las Vegas? Try again at the Country Store

This roadside oasis deals out cold drinks and winning lottery tickets.<p><i>(Credit: All photos by Chris Cantle)</i><p>Baker, California is a lay-by. A rest stop. A long, parched strip of gas stations, fast-food joints, and mini-marts that dance in the heat-soaked air off the highway. In the hard light of day …

The Worst Investment You Can Make: Buying a Home

Dreams die hard. None of us want to give up the belief that we could be a rock star, a billionaire or even the president of the United States. Right …