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The 18 best 'Shark Tank' pitches of all time

While each Shark may have their own method for evaluating whether a company is worth an investment, they all agree on the fundamentals of a great pitch.<p>In the best pitches, entrepreneurs sell themselves as much as the product and are prepared to answer any question. The pitches are concise and …

Best mobile games of August 2015 (pictures)

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

GOP staffer calls for more 'class' from Obama daughters

A senior staffer for a Republican congressman scolded President Obama's daughters for dressing like "they deserve a spot at a bar" and told them to "try showing a little class" in a Facebook post that has since gone viral, drawing her heavy criticism and prompting calls for her dismissal.<p>Elizabeth …

Get a DIY Google Cardboard kit for just $3.66, free shipping too

While virtual reality is far from mainstream at this point, we’ve been hearing about it more and more in the news. VR doesn’t always mean expensive devices like the Occulus Rift, or even Samsung’s mobile-oriented Galaxy VR. Back at I/O 2014, Google showed off “Cardboard” a do-it-yourself kit that …

BBC World Cup Mix

How a Guy's Masturbation Habits Can Affect Your Sex Life

A new study says certain solo sessions may be hurting his partner performance.<p>If Joseph Gordon-Levitt's stint as an obsessive porn addict in <i>Don Jon</i> taught us anything, it's that certain masturbating habits can wreak havoc on your sex life. A new study published in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i> just …

Research

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Community News Update: Wednesday 10/6

<b>Team Social Content Spotlight</b><p>Seizing temporary control of The Point, Johnny looks at why rolling a bunch of dice on a table might just be the most fun you've ever had. Tabletop games throw you into a world where you create the entire experience. Johnny also points out that current and next …

Helium-filled hard drives balloon storage space

Nobody seems to much care about hard drives anymore. Whereas we previously waited anxiously for the next doubling in capacity, modern cloud storage and flash memory have turned the old trusty HDD into a neglected backup artist. And yet, all those photos and videos you upload to "the cloud" actually …

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

China

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

'It's heartbreaking': Shutdown could ruin years of Antarctic research

More than 10 years of planning, $10 million of government funding and tireless work from the team that discovered life in a lake buried beneath an Antarctic glacier earlier this year may largely go to waste because of the government shutdown.<p>The WISSARD drilling program — a collaborative effort of …

Global Warming

The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2013

<i>Flickr: Lululemon</i><p>Summer's now giving way to fall, but it seems no one mentioned this to Robin Thicke. His track "Blurred Lines" was decisively the song of the summer -- having logged 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 chart. Now the tune's getting a second wind thanks to a remix and dueling …

Getting Ready for iOS 7: How to backup your device and set up iOS 7

Apple has announced that iOS 7 will be available tomorrow, September 18th. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 6 device and transitioning it over to iOS 7:<p>First things first, let’s discuss …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Internet

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

10 Ways Over-Thinking Destroys Your Happiness

Have you ever been stuck over-thinking something that happened or something you think will happen only to get your knickers in a bunch? I know I have! This over-thinking thing keeps most of us stuck. It keeps us rooted in fear, uncertainty, and doubt. It's a major contributor to the FUD factor and …

Riot after Chinese teachers try to stop pupils cheating

What should have been a hushed scene of 800 Chinese students diligently sitting their university entrance exams erupted into siege warfare after invigilators tried to stop them from cheating.<p>The relatively small city of Zhongxiang in Hubei province has always performed suspiciously well in <b>China's</b> …

China

CHART OF THE DAY: Twitter Is Getting More Popular With Teens Who Want To Escape Their Parents On Facebook

Twitter is increasingly popular with teenagers, according to the latest data from Pew Internet and American Life Project.<p>It found that 24% of teenagers are using Twitter, up from 16% last year. Facebook is still the most popular social network with 77% of teenagers saying they have an account.<p>One …

Man sick of playing Xbox 360 during home detention asks for prison

A New Zealand man said to be "sick of playing Xbox" while on home detention was granted his wish to serve the remainder of his sentence in jail, the New Zealand Herald reports.<p>According to senior constable Paul Nicholas, the 19-year-old rang the police asking to serve the remaining month of his …

Chris Hadfield adapts to life back on Earth

Chris Hadfield may be back on the ground but his science mission remains in full flight. Since his return from the International Space Station last week, the Canadian astronaut has decamped to NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, where he's become the guinea pig for a full range of …

Acupuncturists Spill: The 12 Health Tips They Wish Everyone Would Remember

Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs. They also offer advice -- acupuncture-inspired tips that can help you feel healthier and happier.<p>Some people heed this advice and others ignore it, …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

Bitcoin