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iPhone Life's Top 20 Headphones of 2014 | iPhoneLife.com

To make it onto this list, headphones must shine in the following areas: They must be exceptionally comfortable, they must be well built and they must have superior sonic quality. No earphones that have to be inserted into the ear are included in this list and any Bluetooth headphones featured have …

Despite GOP Wave, Parties Fought to a Draw in Ad War

At 30 seconds a pop, it would take you about a year and a half to plow through the 1.62 million times campaign advertisements for U.S. House or …

Online Poker: Check Out This Interesting Ivey Hand

Poker pros Phil Ivey and Alex Kostritsyn had quite the heads-up battle last week, as seven of their pots were above $100,000, two of which were well …

What Can Businesses Learn From Expert Poker Players?

The worlds of business and poker are more closely aligned than you think. Many of the qualities that create consistent pot winners also help to build entrepreneurial success stories. Here, a mixture of expert card sharps and business people with proven track records share their secrets on how you …

10 Inspiring Home Offices

Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop from—these chic desktops and home offices will inspire you to create your own perfect workspace.<p>Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop …

Supreme Court Rule 28.8 may be invalid

The Supreme Court recently codified a rule — apparently reflecting its longstanding practice — that you can only orally argue before the court if you are a lawyer. That is, if your case gets to the Supreme Court, you don’t have a right to argue it pro se (unless you happen to also be a lawyer, like …

Much depends on Ginsburg

Justice<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburgshould retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer can she ensure that a Democratic president …

A 2014 postmortem

A few observations about last week’s Senate elections:<p>1. Our politics continue to be distorted and corrupted.<p>In October 1994, I was in the lounge of …

Jobless Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent -- Why Be So Unhappy?

Nonfarm payroll jobs advanced 214,000 in October after gaining 256,000 September and 203,000 in August. Net revisions for August and September were up 31,000. The unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent in October from 5.9 percent in September. So why were Tuesday's voters so pessimistic about the …

GOP eyes 32 presidential candidates including Cruz, Palin, Ron Paul

With the Democrats still licking their wounds from last week’s election losses, the Republican National Committee has pivoted to the 2016 presidential election and is offering up a list of 32 potential candidates, including Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz, Ron Paul, his son Sen. Rand Paul and …

Never give up

I recently read something remarkable on the twoplustwo.com forums (thanks Petey5thStreet - what a great find!). It was a post made by Doug "WCGRider" …

Richard Branson on Challenges: It's More Fun Being David Than Goliath

The audacious entrepreneur talks about Virgin's biggest challenges, and what he learned from both successes and failures.<p>Beyond being adventurous, fun and affordable, the Virgin brand is fearless when it comes to taking on giant challenges, Sir Richard Branson says.<p>"We take on organizations much …

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What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

How Bill Gates Thinks

Author Steven Johnson talks to the engineer turned philanthropist about the future, technology, ice, capitalism, and optimism.<p>When interesting people hang out, interesting things tend to happen. So when we found out that Steven Johnson, author of <i>Where Good Ideas Come From</i> and <i>The Ghost Map</i> was going …

Hungry? You Might Make Better Decisions, Study Finds

Have a hunger to be a better decision maker? Then stay hungry, my friends. Researchers have found that being hungry leads people to make better choices, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.<p>All study participants fasted overnight, but one group was fed breakfast immediately when they arrived …

Psychology

The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet

An interview with Oyster co-founder Willem Van Lancker<p>Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the …

Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?

<b>Childhood obesity has become a global epidemic, but it is not easy to treat. Now a scheme proven to help children shed pounds by asking them and their families to make numerous lifestyle changes has been adopted across Denmark.</b><p>A Danish paediatrician claims his pilot project has made a significant …

G20 faces crucial test of its credibility as Brisbane summit looms

Cool in a crisis, good when the going gets tough, at its best when the world’s economic back is against the wall.<p>The G20 was widely praised for stabilising the world economy during the global financial crisis of 2008, but the body has struggled for impact – critics say relevance – since those …

North Korea Releases U.S. Citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller

As President Obama leaves for Asia, North Korea releases Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew from prison.<p>United States officials said Saturday morning that two American citizens who were imprisoned in North Korea are on their way home, after secret negotiations that involved U.S. Director of National …

Catalan leader to step up independence push as 80% vote to split from Spain

Catalan leader Artur Mas vowed to step up the push for independence after early results from Sunday’s symbolic vote showed that four out of five voters in the region backed breaking away from Spain.<p>With more than 2m votes cast, Mas called the symbolic referendum a “lesson in democracy, spelled out …

New York sheriff's deputy suspended over online video

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A sheriff's deputy in upstate New York was suspended after an online video showed him sparring with someone who didn't want his car searched.<p>The video shows the deputy cursing at the man, who repeatedly tells the officer there's no reason to search the vehicle.<p>"I wasn't in my car …

Ex-SEAL Speaks Out on bin Laden Raid

Robert O'Neill had been serving for 15 years as a Navy SEAL when his team raided Osama bin Laden's compound. He recently claimed to be the one who shot and killed bin Laden, and has been the center of a lot of controversy since.<p>Now O'Neill says he believes his story gives 9/11 families closure. …

Deadly Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Slow, Painful Recovery One Year Later

The solemn sounds of prayers and church bells echoed Saturday in memory of the 7,000 people who perished when Typhoon Haiyan — one of the strongest storms ever recorded — made landfall in the Philippines one year ago. The once-in-a-generation storm wiped out whole neighborhoods in the Leyte region …