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British female jihadis sign up to the Islamic State's all-women police force

Female jihadi from UK posts on Twitter a photo of her suicide belt as dozens of women flock to Syria to join the terror state<p>British female jihadis are running an ultra-religious police force that punishes women for un-Islamic behaviour in territory controlled by Islamist terrorists, The Telegraph …

Opinion: This is the chart that stock bulls don’t want you to see

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — At some point in the next five years, the U.S. stock market is likely to be more than 30% lower than where it …

Supercharged V-10 Viper Rumors Swirling

When Dodge placed the 707-hp Hellcat V-8 in the Challenger SRT and the Charger SRT, it threw a little cold water on its Viper supercar. As a model whose sales were already disappointing, the last thing the Viper needed was to have the authority of its mighty 640-hp V-10 contested by supercharged …

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Swing Copters, the Flappy Bird Follow-Up, Launches

Dong Nguyen, the man best known for creating the hatefully-addictive Flappy Bird game, teased details of his new game earlier this week, and now Swing Copters has landed on iOS and Android.<p>Dong’s latest bid for your sanity is much like Flappy Bird. Rather than navigating a bird sideways, you are …

You have a right to record the police

Film the truth<p><b>Update 11/21/14:</b> It's been more than three months since Michael Brown was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson, and tension with police still presents a troubling reality for the residents of Ferguson, Missouri. As officer Wilson is widely expected to dodge a grand jury indictment …

7 Fast-Food Restaurant Chains That Rake In $2M+ Per Store

Have you ever visited your favorite fast-food restaurant and, as you grab that sack of burgers or chicken, wondered how much money that restaurant makes?<p>Well, restaurant trade magazines track those stats for the big fast-food chains. And the answers can be surprising. It turns out that only seven …

20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere?<p>Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these …

10 Online Marketing Metrics You Need To Be Measuring

Measurement is what makes marketing a science, rather than a superstition. For many business owners, marketing is a superfluous expense—something to spend money on only when the budget is flexible enough to accommodate it. This is because the return on investment on marketing is, in many cases, …

Easy Money Will Lead To Bubbles - How to Profit From Them

<i>Below is the August 16th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein<p>“Genius is a rising stock market.” – John Kenneth Galbraith<p>“Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when circumstances are set …

Would You Rather Be Rich In A Poor Country, Or Poor In A Rich Country?

Which is the better lot in life: To be poor in a rich country, or rich in a poor country? Take a guess now, before you read further. You may find the answer surprising.*<p>Since the financial crisis, “the decline of the West and the rise of the rest” has become a fixture in the thinking of not just …

Six Steps To Billion Dollar Apps

Since the introduction of the iPhone in June 2007, mobile apps have become one of the most transformational and disruptive developments in the history of information technology.<p>Picture this: I was at the Technology Pioneers gathering at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, …

Powerful Billionaire Activist Hedge Funds Are Bearish On These Four Stocks

Academic studies from Harvard, Duke and NYU have documented that activist-owned stocks can generate a 20% annualized excess return above the S&P 500.<p>With that in mind, if the long term average total return for the S&P 500 is 10% (from NYU’s data set), then a basket of activist-owned stocks should …

The Best Productivity Trick Of All: Do Less

People ask me all the time how to do things faster, better, and more efficiently and what tools I recommend to help them do that. But there’s one question I get a lot less, which is just as important: How can I save time—by doing less?<p>Indeed, knowing what not to do, and what to stop doing, can make …

Berkshire Hathaway Shares Top $200,000, Buffett Worth Nearly $66B

Berkshire Hathaway's Class A shares topped $200,000 apiece Thursday morning, another milestone for billionaire Warren Buffett and his longtime partner Charlie Munger.<p>The pair have long-refused to split the high-priced stock, reasoning that the lofty per-share cost would prove palatable to long-term …

Four Ways We Fool Ourselves When Deciding, And How To Make Smarter Choices

Winners discount information about their lucky breaks and chalk up their choices to superior judgment. Losers tend to emphasize the role of bad luck — rather than bad judgment — when their predictions go wrong.”<p>In fact, Shankar Vedantam wrote this way back in 2007: “Our ability to blame fluke …

Benzinga: The Detroit-based Online Investing Tool for Average Joes

<i>By Wayne Lam and Adam Ludwig</i><p><i>In anticipation of our Techonomy Detroit conference on September 16, we are profiling Detroit-area tech startups that are driving the city’s re-emergence as a center of innovation. (To register for the conference, click here.)</i><p>When Jason Raznick set out to create an …

The Worst Thing A Job-Seeker Can Do

A job search is tough. It’s hard on your ego, your pocketbook and your general sense of well-being. When you’ve been cozy in a job and the job suddenly vanishes, you’re groundless. You’re anxious and unsettled. How could it be otherwise? Every job seeker takes a mojo hit at some point between …

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Fields Medals 2014: prizes for maths work that few of us can grasp

When I interviewed the 2010 Fields medallist Cédric Villani a couple of years ago, I asked him how many people understood his work. "A few hundred people," he said, before clarifying that for some of his more abstract results the number would be even less.<p>This year's four Fields Medal winners have …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

Singularity

Here are the games that each U.S. state is illegally downloading the most [updated]

<i>Correction:</i> <i>As pointed out by Torrent Freak this article originally featured a map that showed the torrented games with the greatest variation from the average for each state instead of which games were most downloaded. We’ve removed that graphic and added accurate statistics directly from the raw</i> …

Alienware's 'Alpha' is a half-step toward Steam Machines

When PC gaming juggernaut Valve announced its Steam Machines initiative in Fall 2013, it was unveiled as such:<p>"Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam …

10 Best iPhone News and News Reader Apps

Keeping up with the news used to be pretty simple. You picked up your preferred tabloid or broadsheet newspaper on the way to work, or tuned into a scheduled news bulletin on the radio or your TV.<p>The internet has transformed the way in which news is created and distributed though. Keeping up with …

Brain-Inspired IBM Chip Puts Traditional Computers To Shame

Crossing a traditional computer with a biological one, the brain, is no easy task — but researchers at IBM have been hard at work doing just that. On Thursday they announced the results of 10 years of research and $53 million in DARPA funding. The company's new brain-inspired chip achieves …

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24 Mind-Blowing Movie and TV Plot Twists

Admit it: you were fooled by the big plot twist in "The Sixth Sense" the first time you saw it. There's no shame in that; when the movie was released 15 years ago this week (on August 6, 1999), most viewers were fooled, too. What's more, they enjoyed being fooled.<p>That's what a good plot twist does …

Britain 'attempts to censor' US report on torture sites

The government stands accused of seeking to conceal Britain's role in extraordinary rendition, ahead of the release of a declassified intelligence report that exposes the use of torture at US secret prisons around the world.<p>The Senate report on the CIA's interrogation programme, due to be released …