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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 …

Digital Photography

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

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 the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.<p>Pentagon leaders …

Military
North Africa

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 …

Investing

Monkeys Making Stone Flakes Cast Doubt on Early Human Theories

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>Wild-bearded capuchin monkey in Serra da Capivara National …

Anthropology

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 …

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.” …

Robotics

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 …

European Travel

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

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 …

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 …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 April 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>March 29, 2018<p>If content is king, original content is the Holy Grail. In today’s marketplace, your customers are …

New Zealand

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 …

Wellness

9 Affordable Updates to Make Your Rental Look Expensive

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

Home Decorating

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 …

Pets

3 Travel Hacks Millennials Use and You Should Too | Inc.com

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 work.<p>As early adopters of technology, Millennials can help you sort through the hordes of new tools out there to make your travel …

Chatbots

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 …

These Are The Colors Everyone Is Talking About For 2018

There's a new minimalist color palette in town, and it doesn't involve grey.<p>Now that 2018 is here, it's time to discuss which home decor trends will define the months to come. While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, this year will be full of even …

Home Decorating

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 …

Robin Williams

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 …

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

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 Democrat on …

Al-Qaeda
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 …

Sustainability

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. …

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>MLive reported that Dan Tillery, of Waterford Township, posted a picture of him and his dog, Diggy, to the Detroit Dog Rescue …

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 …

Empathy

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