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Russian bombers fly near California

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers off Alaska and California this month, the latest incidents in a string of recent aerial encounters over the Pacific.<p>On June 4, according to U.S. defense officials, four long-range Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers, accompanied by an aerial refueling tanker, …

Does It Really Matter if You Eject Disks Properly?

Your computer nags you if you don't hit "eject," but there's a good reason.<p>We've all yanked external disks out of computers in a hurry, skipping the step of properly ejecting them. If you have a Mac, then your machine probably nags you about it. But are you actually doing any harm? The answer is …

The science of LeBron's cramping

With a touch more than four minutes left in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, LeBron James crossed over Boris Diaw, drove hard to …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

How I Achieved My Biggest Money Goal: 4 Inspirational Stories

If you had a financial fairy godmother, what would you wish for?<p>A new home? A robust retirement account? An emergency fund that could cover you no matter what?<p>Well, we don’t have a magic wand, but we do have the next best thing: four real-life cases of people who’ve achieved enormous financial …

2013’s 7 Books for Security Wonks to Read

Happy hol­i­days, Wash­ing­ton se­cur­ity wonks! You nom­in­ated some of your fa­vor­ite books from 2013 on na­tion­al se­cur­ity is­sues. We …

Why The US Is Walking Away From The Middle East

Contrary to these accusations however, the Obama policy is none of the above: It is a pragmatic approach that takes into account a progressive decline in the political and economic importance of the Middle East.<p>This policy change is currently making headlines in Syria where the United States, …