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This Bugatti Belt Buckle Costs More Than The Chevrolet Corvette And Ford Mustang

Fans of sports cars often wear a T-shirt or a ball cap emblazoned with the brand of their choice—the Chevrolet Corvette or Ford Mustang, for example.<p>But buyers of elite sports cars like those from Bugatti have far less humble options for professing their loyalty.<p>Among them is a belt buckle from …

The Miami Heat's championship appeal

Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports<p>LeBron James: Two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP -- and compelling prime-time antihero.Even those who find pleasure …

Basketball

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented.<p>The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.<p>…

Associated Press News

9 Big Ideas That Will Define 2014

Before stepping back from work to celebrate the holidays, here are a few of the most fascinating ideas, from how investing could change to the leadership skills that are going to be most important in the future.<p><b>It will be "the year of the entrepreneur."</b><p>"Technology is helping every business, large …

House Prices

Improve Your Python: Understanding Unit Testing

One frequent source of confusion for novice developers is the subject of testing. They are vaguely aware that "unit testing" is something that's good …

The 5 Best Surround Sound Speakers

A good set of surround sound speakers is the perfect way to augment your entertainment center. Home theater speaker systems allow you to be fully …

Profiling Python Like a Boss

We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. ~Donald KnuthIt is unwise to …

Why I hate virtualenv and pip

<b>Update 20th July 2015:</b><p>I wrote this over 18 months ago mostly in response to debates that had been raging for over a year at my place of work. I felt …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

10 Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Live In

The most expensive U.S. cities are usually expensive for a reason. Residents pay higher living costs in exchange for favorable geography, climate, …

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

Nine Formulas For Wealth Building

If you want to retire in style, you’d better know the numbers. We have some formulas that will provide them.<p>The objective here is to steer you to wiser investments and give you some insights about what will happen to your assets and liabilities over time. The formulas are not complicated. They all …

'The Knockout Game': An Old Phenomenon With Fresh Branding

There are a few variations, but this is generally how "the knockout game" works: A teenager, or a bunch of teenagers, bored and looking for something to get into, spies some unsuspecting mark on the street. They size up the person, then walk up close to their target and — BLAM — punch him or her as …

The Challenge Of Being Poor At America's Richest Colleges

Shelling out $300 for one chemistry textbook. Jetting off to Budapest, Paris and Rome while studying abroad in Madrid. Grabbing a last-minute Amtrak ticket to Manhattan for a job interview during senior year.<p>For many students at America’s elite colleges, these are as much a part of university life …

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Historians tend to rate JFK as a good president, not a great one. But Americans consistently give him the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Why?<p>Among the many monuments to John F. Kennedy, perhaps the most striking is the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, in the …

Thumbs Down on a Retiree Rule of Thumb

Retirees, don't shy away from stocks. New research shows boosting stock allocation during retirement could be a smart move.<p>You've likely heard this …

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Former President Bush displays painting prowess on Leno

It may not be as priceless as a Picasso, but the painting Jay Leno received Tuesday will likely be valuable one day — because of the artist who gave it to him.<p>“The Tonight Show” host revealed the artistic skills of George W. Bush when the former president visited Tuesday in his first late-night …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Why 50 is the magic number for job-hunting

BBC News, Los Angeles<p>"It's not what you know but who you know," is an old saying about job-hunting.<p>In the world of social networks we "know" more people than ever and we can be connected to the people they know as well, making it easier to find work and hear about people using our personal networks.<p>…

Employment

Why Do Jobs Go Begging?

A grievous mismatch of workers’ skills and job openings means millions go without paychecks while employers lack the help they need.<p><b>Despite 11.3</b> …

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

So You’d Like To Make a Map Using Python

Making thematic maps has traditionally been the preserve of a ‘proper’ GIS, such as ArcGIS or QGIS. While these tools make it easy to work with …