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How to invest $500

If investing feels like a rich person's game, it's not your imagination: Many online brokers impose initial deposit requirements of $1,000 or more. Mutual funds, a common investment choice with close to $16 trillion in U.S. assets, often have similar minimums.<p>But that doesn't mean you should sit on …

Investing

How to stop antibiotic resistance? Here's the World Health Organisation's prescription | Marc Sprenger

To mark antibiotic awareness week, the WHO offers a remedy for antimicrobial resistance that includes using existing drugs more carefully and faster research<p>Today, if you get a bacterial infection – even a serious one that lands you in a hospital bed – you probably feel confident an antibiotic will …

13 of the most notorious crimes in American history

There are many reasons that crimes are committed, and while most crimes are quickly forgotten, except by the people directly involved, some are still remembered and talked about decades later.<p>In "The Most Notorious Crimes in American History<i>,</i>" Life magazine rounds up some of the most mysterious, …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Man lives for 11 years eating only sunlight

Hira Ratan Manek claims that since 1995 he has lived many days solely on sunlight and water.<p>Sun gazing is the practice of staring directly at the sun …

Family Adventure Trips

Kids love pools and beaches, of course. And there's nothing wrong with those two aquatic draws anchoring a family trip, but juicing up the family holiday with one-of-a-kind experiences can make trips even more memorable. Here are a few locations, no more than a few hours from the mainland of the …

Zero Draft Thirty: Story Prep — Character Development

Zero Draft Thirty: Story Prep — Character Development<p>T minus 9 days. On <b>November 1</b>, the Zero Draft Thirty challenge kicks off!<p>Zero Draft is what some …

Screenwriting

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

Camping

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Medicine

Young man spared by Oregon shooter given 2 tasks in exchange for his life

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killer called him "the lucky one."<p>For reasons he might never understand, Matthew was chosen to live by the gunman in last week's Oregon community college shooting that left nine people dead.<p>But the 18-year-old had to perform two tasks to save his life: deliver the gunman's message to …

Mass Shootings

Breakthrough: Huge new genome discovery shakes human medicine

The human genome has been sequenced, a discovery that has scientists cheering and ethicists fretting about what's next for humanity.<p>It’s a term …

Can you handle the truth? Some ugly facts in science and sensibility

Ahead of her Sense About Science lecture, Tracey Brown digs around the evidence with some uncomfortable concerns about accountability in public life<p>This evening (Monday 28 September) I’m giving a lecture at the British Library to a group of researchers, policymakers, journalists, and …

12 reasons Crested Butte is Colorado’s coolest mountain town

1. We’ve got outdoor activities for every season and every interest.<p>Obviously you can ski in the winter and mountain bike in the summer. Digging a …

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The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

19 types of tapas you should eat in Spain

There's a huge variety of savory, sweet, and spicy tapas to taste across Spain.<p>From succulent prawns cooked in garlic and chili peppers to a refreshing serving of gazpacho, here are 19 mouthwatering tapas to try on your next trip to Spain.

One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …

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