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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Sony hack: growing doubts that North Korea was responsible

Experts contradict FBI assertion that North Korea hacked into Sony, as one analyst points finger at disgruntled employee<p>The FBI’s assertion that Sony’s computers were hacked by North Korea in revenge for The Interview depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-Un has been challenged by security …

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Best of the Week: The Interview, Photography, Tech News and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

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Beauty Tips Straight Beyoncé's Makeup Artist

He shared a few of Beyonce's makeup tips and secrets.<p>The aristocratically named Sir John pretty much won the makeup artist jackpot last summer when he got a call from Beyoncé's team asking him to work on the Mrs. Carter tour. He then ended up creating the makeup looks for eight of the videos in her …

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She Did It Her Way

On the living room floor of Anne Anka’s West Hollywood house, half-hiddenbehind a 19th-century marble-top commode,is a photograph by Slim Aarons. In it, a fresh-faced, glamorous blondein a crisp button-down shirt leansagainst the hood of a Mercedes-Benz parked outside thepristine white fence of the …

Where to sample Chiang Mai's best kôw soy (famous noodle soup)

Take squiggly wheat-and-egg noodles, a rich, fragrant curry-based broth, sides of crunchy pickled greens, sliced shallots and lime, and you have <i>kôw soy</i> (also known as khao soi), a dish that has become virtually synonymous with the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.<p>Despite the dish's close links with …

Asian Aviation on Track to Have One of Its Worst Years Ever

Four airline incidents in which more than 600 people died made 2014 one of the worst years for Asian aviation even before the disappearance of …

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Looking up in the lobby of this iconic piece of architecture, where a friend of a friend happens to live. He let us into his apartment even though we came unannounced and he was already in bed. The hospitality of the people I've met in Mexico City has been inspiring. #grateful

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …

ISIL 'killed foreign fighters in its ranks'

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has killed 120 of its own members, most of them foreign fighters trying to return home, during the past six months, a Syrian monitoring group has said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the group also killed 1,175 civilians, …

Unease in Singapore over Filipino workers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1109000/1109670_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524697994_63e202b72da112f87fc3913f280f3712<p><b>One of Singapore's most popular comic characters happens to be a Filipino maid called Leticia Bongnino.</b><p>A fictional character from a television sketch …

What might have happened to missing AirAsia flight

More than a day has passed since Flight 8501 vanished over South China Sea, but where could the plane be?<p>Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's …

Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet …

Alleged sex abuse victims sue after registered offender wins lottery

Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot.<p>Timothy Poole purchased the winning ticket earlier this month in Mount Dora, near Orlando. He took a lump sum payment of about $2.2 …

Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea' | Reuters

SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search.<p>The Indonesia AirAsia …

Kidnappings, killings made 2014 an unsafe year to be a child: UNICEF

Call it the year of growing up dangerously.<p>From Iraq to Syria, the Central African Republic to South Sudan, to the classrooms of Nigeria and Pakistan, to the beaches of Gaza – 2014 was a spectacularly unsafe year to be a child in some parts of the world.<p>One piece of evidence is the recent report of …

Greek ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds

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Nato ends combat operations in Afghanistan

After 13 years of war, Nato formally ended its combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday, leaving the Afghan army and police in charge of security in a country plagued by continued fighting, a ferocious insurgency and a rising tide of both military and civilian casualties.<p>Against a backdrop of …

Missing plane likely at 'the bottom of the sea,' Indonesian rescue official says

Indonesia's top rescue official says authorities believe the missing AirAsia jet is likely at the bottom of the sea, based on radar data from the plane's last contact.<p>"(Because) the coordinate that was given to us and the evolution from the calculation point of the flight track is at sea, our early …