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I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was telling me I was nuts), and then a four-year relationship ended.<p>All those things happened in three …

Doctors No Longer Rush to Cut the Umbilical Cord

For generations, obstetricians have been quick to cut the umbilical cord of newborns. That’s changing, and most expectant parents should anticipate at least a short delay before the cord is cut.<p>In January, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists became the latest major medical …

Earth - Life may actually be getting better at evolving

In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was provocative. It tackled a long-running problem in evolutionary biology: we do not fully understand how organisms can adapt so successfully to their environments.<p>Creatures do not seem to be …

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29 travel hacks that even frequent fliers don't know

Essentially an express lane for the proactive, these programs are pre-approvals from the US Customs and Border Protection that designate you a low-risk traveler. As long as you're not a convicted criminal, you're good to go after little more than some light paperwork and a quick in-person interview.<p>…

Let's Talk About That Messed-Up Death Penalty In 'Fantastic Beasts' For Just A Minute

The "Potter"-adjacent movies promise to be just as dark.<p><b>WARNING: Spoilers below for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”</b><p>In the world of “Harry Potter,” we know there are punishments for people who don’t follow the letter of the law. Book Three, <i>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban</i>, gives …

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

We knew Japan had a sex problem. We just didn't know how bad it was until now

Japan's demographic challenges are well-known: It's home to the world's oldest population and has a shrinking birthrate and an astonishing number of …

A $50 device and an app can easily steal your PC's log-in

You'd think protecting your computer with a strong password can keep it safe, but apparently, all it takes to steal your log-in credentials is a $50 piece of hardware and an app. According to R5 Industries principal security engineer Rob Fuller, he was able to pilfer usernames and passwords from …

Fish escapes from marine farms raise concerns about wildlife

On the dock in Buenaventura, Colombia, the fisherman needed help identifying his catch. “I don’t have any clue what this is,” he said, holding a …

Getting Your Student Loans on Track

When Hannah Jones graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan last June, she was confident about two immediate, major life goals: getting an awesome …

Modern Indian Houses that will take your Breath away

A home is where the heart is and most probably, our heart is smitten by unique architectural designs and well-engineered houses that are full of …

How to Change the Color of Your Hydrangeas and Keep Them Looking Gorgeous

Yes, you really can turn your pink petals blue.<p>These flowers are famous for being beautiful, but also fickle. Use these tricks to achieve result you'll be proud to show off in your garden and floral arrangements.

34-year-old Facebook employee sees better investing opportunities than stocks

Christy Liu found herself in an enviable predicament in October 2012 when her travel discovery startup Wanderfly got acquired by TripAdvisor …

49 Weird Ways People Go Broke

Winning the lottery is one of them.<p>If you’ve ever looked at someone rich and thought you’d be set for life if you had all that money, maybe you would …

Personal Finance

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Christians, We Cannot Adjust Our Faith To Make Room For Our Favorite Sins

On Wednesday, I gave a speech at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. It had been requested that I speak on the subject of religious liberty, a topic near and dear to my heart, as it should be to the hearts of all Christians, especially in light of the government’s recent efforts to …

Wakayama, Japan: See fire festival and 10 other things | CNN Travel

Urban Outfitters

About UO<p>Urban Outfitters is a lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity and cultural …

Bunny Island and Other Awesome Japanese Attractions for Animal Lovers

When you think of Japan several things might spring to mind: Karaoke. Sushi. Geishas. Bullet trains. What you might not realize is that it’s also one …

Okinawa House by John Pawson

Okinawa House is a minimalist residence located in Okinawa, Japan, designed by Taishi Kanemura of John Pawson. UK-born John Pawson spent a few years …

Architecture

Surreal Photos of Japan and East Asia by Architect and Photographer Jan Vranovsky – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Architect, designer, and photographer Jan Vranovsky is one of my favourite people to follow on Tumblr. On his blog, Parallel World, he captures Japan …

6 brilliant home design ideas used by 'starchitect' Zaha Hadid in her latest NYC luxury apartment building

Set to open by early 2017, the apartments overlook the High Line and will come with a slew of high-class amenities.<p>I recently toured one of the model apartments and left drooling over all the cool design ideas and smart home gadgetry.<p>Here are some of the most exciting innovations at 520 West 28th …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

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DNA from mysterious 'Denisovans' helped modern humans survive

Genetic mutations from extinct human relatives called the Denisovans might have influenced modern human immune systems, as well as fat and blood sugar levels, researchers say.<p>Very little is known about the Denisovans. The first evidence of them was discovered in Denisova Cave in Siberia in 2008, …

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Social Sciences

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

Why watching comb jellies poop has stunned evolutionary biologists

No buts about it, the butthole is one of the finest innovations in the past 
540 million years of animal evolution. The first animals that arose seem …