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11 Call to Action Hacks to Boost Clicks and Conversions

Use these proven tips to improve the return on your marketing investments.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want consumers to do something after they see your online ad, email message, website, landing page, Facebook post, sales page, product page and so on, then …

Marketing

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Fresh Color Combinations: Colors that Go With Gray

At its purest, gray is the perfect blend of black and white, which makes it the epitome of neutrality and balance. Of course, when gray is used in …

Wave of new cyberattacks spreads, hitting multinationals

Companies across the world have been hit with a form of malware spreading out of Ukraine. An easy-to-use "vaccine" to the virus has been identified, …

Cyber-attacks

Sweden's Smart Idea for Reducing Global Killing

Sweden is about to take a bold step: Its government wants to be the first in the world to impose legislative curbs on selling weapons to undemocratic regimes. If other big arms exporters did the same, fewer people would die in senseless wars.<p>Sweden is the 12th biggest arms exporter in the world, …

Geopolitics

An economist explains why education won’t save us from being replaced by robots

In 1964, a group of professors, activists, and scientists put together a report that warned US President Lyndon B. Johnson of three impending threats, including a “Cybernation Revolution” that would put massive numbers of people out of work. The committee included a list of recommendations for …

Economics

US issues warning to Syria after finding 'potential preparations' for sarin attack

Pentagon prepared to take action after unusual public warning appeared to be intended to deter the Assad regime from repeating its use of chemical weapons<p>The US said on Tuesday that it had observed preparations for a possible chemical weapons attack at a Syrian air base allegedly involved in a …

Trump is destroying America's image around the world

It might seem like a subjective judgment to say that Donald Trump is wrecking America’s image. But a new Pew poll of 37 countries shows that this is measurable reality: Perceptions of the United States have collapsed since President Trump took office.<p>Pew asked people in countries ranging from …

U.S. worries Russia could step up North Korea support to fill China void

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on …

North Korea

Senior Ukrainian Intelligence Officer Killed by Bomb in Kiev

Government said it is treating the attack as an act of terrorism<p>A senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer was killed when a bomb detonated under his car in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said, in an act the government is treating as terrorism.<p>Ukraine’s Chief …

Russia

With Modi in Washington, China and India ‘Jostle’ on Their Border

NEW DELHI — As Indians savored Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effusive welcome in the White House Rose Garden this week, another, less friendly image kept stubbornly interfering.<p>High in the hills of the Himalayas, Indian troops had halted a Chinese road-building project in a disputed border area, …

Donald Trump's lack of interest in Africa

In his first half year in office, the US president has spoken very little about Africa, except in the context of a budget proposal that demands deep …

Canada’s Secret to Resisting the West’s Populist Wave

TORONTO — As right-wing populism has roiled elections and upended politics across the West, there is one country where populists have largely failed to break through: Canada.<p>The raw ingredients are present. A white ethnic majority that is losing its demographic dominance. A sharp rise in …

Canada

22 of the best ways to save money in the New Year

A new year, a new you and time to get your finances in shape.<p>We've put together 22 tips to help get you started.<p>1. Ditch your bank and earn up to £200<p>Switching is quicker and easier than you think. And it can garner you instant cash.<p>HSBC* is currently offering £200 to new customers who switch its …

Canva: The poster child of DIY graphic design

Good design is hard. But more and more we all have to do it. Whether it's a nice Facebook banner, a clever profile pic, an eye-catching Instagram post or some well polished ideas for a work presentation, we all want something more than the terrible basic options offered up by Powerpoint.<p>Enter …

The Wireframe Perfectionist’s Guide

When I was a developer, I often had a hundred questions when building websites from wireframes that I had received. Some of those questions were, …

Wireframing

The Election Is Over, But Russia Is Still Hacking

Before most Americans woke up last Wednesday and learned Donald Trump had won the presidential election, hackers linked to Russian intelligence had already launched a sweeping cyberespionage campaign to find out what his victory meant for Vladimir Putin’s government.<p>Russia has always placed a top …

Trump could kill off what's left of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, peace can hinge on turns of phrase. And that's why many throughout the region have been so startled by the turns of phrase being used by aides to the president-elect.<p>“It is certainly not Mr. Trump’s view that settlement activities should be condemned and that it …

Thousands of UK Government emails revealed in AdultFriendFinder hack

Thousands of UK Government email address were among the millions of contact details seized in the data breach of promiscuous dating website AdultFriendFinder.<p>The addresses associated with the British Government were found in information taken in one of the largest hacks to date, in which details …

Another Samsung phone just exploded

After an exhaustive reign atop the news cycle and evolution into a full-on meme, the Galaxy Note 7 saga looked to be over after Samsung halted …

Secret software in some Android phones sent data to China, experts warn

Security experts say they have discovered secret ‘backdoor’ software in some Android phones that sends users’ personal data to China.<p>Kryptowire, the security firm that discovered the vulnerability, confirmed this information on its website on Tuesday. The firm wrote that certain Android devices …

WATCH: Samantha Bee slams media for taking so long to realize that Donald Trump’s cabinet is racist

<b>Screengrab: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee/YouTube</b><p>Bee called out CNN: “Today, Trump has fueled racial concerns? Today? Bannon joined Trump’s campaign last summer.”<p>Alexandra Rosenmann<p>November 15, 2016 5:57pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee took the …

Samantha Bee

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

10 Best Houseplants for Low Light

Chinese evergreen (<i>Aglaonema</i>)<p>Both its toughness and handsome foliage account for <i>Aglaonema</i>’s popularity. Its graceful, oblong leaves grow from a …

Plants

‘Healthy’ sweeteners, protein-powerhouse quinoa and other nutrition myths, debunked

Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths:<p>Processed meat causes cancer<p>Remember last year’s scary headline? “World …

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Home

You can easily be floored by the vast amount of flooring options available today. Materials, looks, textures, price – where should you even start to …

How To Organise Your Home: A Lazy Man's Guide

Cleaning. It’s a bonafide first world problem that requires a certain level of motivation that many don’t naturally possess. Let’s be honest, when …

DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching …

Home Ownership