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Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

The Checking Accounts That Let You Avoid Foreign ATM Fees

If you’ve traveled to other countries, you understand the pain of getting dinged by foreign ATMs when you withdraw cash. It doesn’t seem like a big …

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

By Craig Whitlock and<p>Craig Whitlock<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Bob Woodward<p>Bob Woodward<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash …

Military

Turkey threatens to end refugee deal in row over EU accession

President Erdoğan issues warning after European parliament vote urging ministers to freeze talks on Turkey joining the EU<p>Turkey’s president has threatened to tear up a landmark deal to stem the flow of refugees into Europe a day after the European parliament urged governments to freeze EU accession …

European Parliament

10 Best Stocks You Can Buy for Under $10

As the market continues to power higher and touches new record highs almost every week, it’s increasingly difficult to find cheap stocks to buy …

Monkeys Making Stone Flakes Cast Doubt on Early Human Theories

Science News<p>Scientists who found piles of sharp-edged stone flakes have for decades used them as evidence that early humans had been at work, making and using them as tools.<p>But a team working in Brazil has made, well, monkeys out of these theories.<p>They’ve watched and videotaped wild capuchin …

Want a job interview with Dyson’s CEO? Solve this cryptic video puzzle

A recruitment drive with a difference.<p>The bods at Dyson clearly think so.<p>They’ve just launched a brain-teasing four-stage online challenge with the …

Employment

Japan Is Using Robotic Babies to Encourage Population Growth

Driven by a declining population, a trend for developing robotic babies has emerged in Japan as a means of encouraging couples to become “parents.” …

The 17 happiest cities in Europe

The survey asks people to rank their satisfaction with everything from the cleanliness of their city and the amount of green space, to how safe it is.<p>We took the European Commission's data and chose those cities where the highest percentage of citizens said they were "very satisfied with the life …

Dogs understand what we say and how we say it, scientists find

Dog owners have long argued that their pets can understand what they are saying, and now science has proven them correct.<p>A new study has shown that dogs use the left hemisphere of their brain to process the meaning of words, and their right side to work out the intonation – exactly the same way …

Biden to Turkey: 'We're Bound by the Law' on Pennsylvania Imam Wanted in Failed Coup

World<p>Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday resisted demands by Turkey's president to immediately detain and turn over a Pennsylvania imam suspected of plotting last month's failed military coup attempt, giving a blunt lesson on American rule of law.<p>In a joint appearance with Turkish President Tayyip …

South Asia

10 best online furniture stores you need to check out now

Need a new corner table but can’t bother trudging through your city’s design district? <i>Vogue</i> points to homegrown online furniture and decor stores …

This Illustrated Guide Shows You When to Wear Different Dress Shoes

You might not need to wear dress shoes that often. When you do, you need to know which ones are appropriate for your outfit. This handy illustrated …

Men's Fashion

13 Vintage Photos of Big Cats for International Cat Day

Happy International Cat Day! Get your feline fix with these vintage photos of big cats in action.<p>1. BIG CAT STARE DOWN<p>June 1928: In the same cage, a …

Vintage

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 September 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>August 31, 2018<p>I know you’ve come here to read about inspiring people, big boats, fast cars and technology but let …

TAG Heuer

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

9 Budget Design Ideas to Turn Your Rental Into a Mansion

After countless showings (and many Craigslist rental inquiries), you've finally found your dream apartment. It's in the perfect location with a …

Farrow & Ball

Weekend closures between Daly City & Glen Park Stations: Work is complete.

<b>Project Complete. No more closures scheduled. Click Here for details.</b><p>We have to close the tracks between Glen Park and Daly City stations on multiple …

Photos of the playful sleepy life on Japan's 'Cat Island,' where cats outnumber humans 8 to 1

Just off the coast of Japan there is an island called Aoshima, which is also known as "Cat Island." The tiny fishing village is home to more than 140 cats, which roam around napping, playing, and snagging snacks from residents and tourists. They outnumber humans 8 to 1.<p>The cats were originally …

3 Travel Tools Millennials Use and You Should Too

How to save time, money and discover local hidden gems with these new travel tools that Millennials are using to elevate their game.<p>Travel planning can be nothing short of a hassle.<p>Luckily, the market is full of new tools to improve your experience. The problem is finding the products that really …

Chatbots

These Are The Colors Everyone Is Talking About In 2018

There's a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn't involve grey.<p>While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, color palettes took an edgier turn this year. Think fiery reds, metallics, and, of course, a lot of Ultra Violet — the Pantone color …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Secret 28 Pages of 9/11 Report To Be Released: Officials

U.S. news<p>The long-secret “28-pages” from a Congressional report on 9/11 that are said to explore the alleged involvement of prominent Saudi citizens in helping plan and finance the terror attacks are slated to be released imminently, American officials tell NBC News.<p>Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking …

Al-Qaeda

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Stinging lionfish are invading the Mediterranean, and scientists fear ‘ecological disaster’

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The long-finned, tiger-striped lionfish may be one of the most stunning swimmers in the sea — but it’s also becoming one of the most problematic. Originally a native of the Indo-Pacific ocean region, this predatory tropical fish has already invaded the …

Fish

San Francisco Bans Packing Peanuts, Coffee Cups and Other Foam Products

<b>Correction appended, June 29</b><p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to outlaw a host of commonly used foam products, in a …

Here One smart wireless earbuds block unwanted noise, let other sounds in

Noise-cancelling headphones are great when you just want to eliminate all outside noise, as you might on board a plane, but there are times when you want to be able to block <i>most</i> outside noise, but not all. Being able to hear car engines while cycling, or announcements while on a train, for example. …

Headphones

Michigan man cited for illegal pit bull after posting happy photo online

A Michigan dog lover was cited by police Monday for allegedly violating his town's ban on keeping pit bulls after he posted a photo of him and the animal on Facebook.<p>After 100 days in the shelter, Sir Wiggleton got his home. This photo is breaking the Internet! #DetroitDogRescue …

Sheryl Sandberg Gives an Emotional Speech About Her Husband's Death at Berkeley Graduation

"Dave's death changed me in very profound ways. I learned about the depths of sadness and the brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again."<p>On Saturday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer …

New Polaroid-Like Instant Camera Literally an Impossible Project

Once upon a time, the coolest camera in the world was the Polaroid Swinger, a $19.95 instant camera that I got for a bar-mitzvah present in 1968 (or so a faded memory tells me). All the kids wanted one back then, thanks the incessant ear worm commercial jingle, apparently sung by Barry Manilow in a …

Instant Cameras