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Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.

Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world.<p>Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s play cafe and …

Donald Trump

What If There Is No Ethical Way to Act in Syria Now?

Moral philosophers around the world confess they’re at a loss.<p>For seven years now, America has been struggling to understand its moral responsibility in Syria. For every urgent argument to intervene against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the mass killing of civilians, there were ready …

Middle East

Want to make money? Invest like Norway's wealth fund, says author

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund has lessons for retail investors according to a book out this week: Think long-term, don't sell when stocks markets go down and be mindful of your home biases.<p>The fund invests revenues from the Nordic country's oil and gas production in stocks, bonds …

Investing

This Is the One Thing You Should NEVER Put on Your Resume

And it's probably on yours already.<p>Ask a room full of hiring managers which resume cliche is most likely to make their eyes roll back in their heads, …

Employment

The internet's worst-case scenario finally happened in real life: An entire country was taken offline, and no one knows why

LONDON — For years, countries have worried that a hostile foreign power might cut the undersea cables that supply the world with internet service.<p>Late last month, we got a taste of what that might be like. An entire country, Mauritania, was taken offline for two days because an undersea cable was …

Ivory Coast

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Wind Power

Dear Husband, If You Want Me, Tell Me

Dear Husband,<p>Look at me. Like, really look at me. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm sexy. Tell me you adore and desire me, that you are lucky to have me by your side.<p>I'm in my 30s, haven't had children, and most of the time feel confident about how I look. I'm in my prime, and I'm not ready to settle …

Relationships

An Adventure Photographer Shares The Essential Rules For Solo Travel

Most people aren’t comfortable going solo. The idea of eating in a restaurant alone or seeing a movie without a partner or posse strikes fear into the hearts of men and women who are otherwise capable, autonomous folks. And these activities involve just a few hours alone time in a familiar setting. …

Solo Travel

8 Travel Apps You Need to Download Before Your Next Trip

It’s 2018, and so, it’s no secret that there’s an app for nearly everything. From booking a car service to having food delivered straight to your …

Apps

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

10 Reasons Why Vietnam Needs To Be On Your Bucket List

#halongbay #halong #vietnam #instavietnam #green #adventure #travelasia #travelinasia #asiatravel #backpackingasia #backpacker #asiatrip …

Vietnam

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes palm trees and glaciers (not to mention four languages to call them by), and some of Europe’s most modern …

Deported, and Sticking Out: ‘This Ain’t Home. America’s My Home.’

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It was fish for breakfast and fish for lunch and fish for dinner.<p>“I hate fish,” Khan Hin said.<p>What Mr. Hin wanted was a burger. Maybe a bowl of Cap’n Crunch. Or some Tater Tots. “I’m feisty,” he said, “for my Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.”<p>Mr. Hin’s palate is American. His vernacular, …

Immigration

How to squeeze the most happiness possible from the money that you have

Last June I ordered a copy of Lonely Planet Nicaragua. I never buy a travel guide and not go to that country.<p>Ghana, France, Argentina, Italy, wherever. If I buy the guide I know I'm going, and that's when I start getting excited.<p>And if you're wondering, "Why Nicaragua?" there's no good …

Happiness

How the Tet Offensive Broke America

For the soldiers and marines in “the field” in South Vietnam — that is, anywhere outside towns and major bases — there were “our gooks” and “their gooks.”<p>The word “gook,” a hangover from the Korean War, no doubt had a racist, contemptuous tone, but in the Vietnam context, it also connoted a certain …

Vietnam

The 50 Most Beautiful Views in the World

Even seasoned travelers will tell you that sometimes, they need to take a step back and drink it all in. Thankfully, the world is filled with …

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

10 lesser-known amazing things to do in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most diverse corners of South-East Asia: a tropical, beautiful, extraordinary country that draws backpackers, honeymooners and …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

How Much Does It Cost To Travel In Vietnam?

How Expensive Is Vietnam and How Much Does It Cost To Travel In Vietnam?<p>Travelling can be expensive, even in Asia, so its good to keep track of costs …

Vietnam

Beautiful Small Towns in Europe More Americans Should Visit

So you’ve gone and booked a big ol’ flight across the pond. The siren call of wildly cheap airfares to Europe proved too strong to resist -- you may …

The Definitive Penang Travel Guide

In 2009, when I first visited, I hunted in vain for a <b>Penang Travel Guide.</b> There was so little information available then which frustrated me …

Asia Travel

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

Hiking

How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

As Vietnam prepares to welcome up to 17 million international tourists this year, a 30 per cent increase on last year’s record, even those in the …

Vietnam

7 budget-friendly trips to escape the cold

If you're looking to escape the harsh Canadian winter, look no further. We've rounded up some of the best and most affordable destinations to help …

Asia Travel

6 reasons you should make Malaysia your next travel destination

<b>Malaysia is an oft-forgotten jewel of Southeast Asia.</b><p>Home to diverse landscapes ranging from cool tea plantations to dense jungles; reef-fringed …

20 of the best adventure travel challenges for 2018

Marathon cycles meet epic swims and uplifting hikes in our guide to the best breaks that, from the Lake District to the Sahara, will get you off the sofa and into the great outdoors<p>ADVENTURE<p><b>Mongolian cycling adventure</b><p><b>Where</b> Arrive Ulaan Baatar. Cycling starts at Erdenet<b><br>When</b> Departs 9 and 26 June, 4 …

Stranger Things