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12 secret alleys where you can find incredible things

"Alleys are like someone's private diary of the city," says Daniel Toole, a Harvard Graduate School of Design alum who has studied these hidden corridors around the world. Toole's recent book, Tight Urbanism, predicts that as metros grow denser, small spaces like alleys will become increasingly …

Scientific Secrets To Keep Kids In College

To be human is to be constantly at war between our lofty goals and our immediate impulses.<p>Future Me wants me to run 5 miles. Right Now Me wants a cookie.<p>Unfortunately, that totally understandable tendency is one factor that can stop people from completing their education:<p>Ninety-three percent of …

Scream for Ice Cream—and Other Frozen Concoctions—in Las Vegas

What better way to cool down on a scorching summer day than with a frozen snack from Las Vegas' best treat-makers? You've got to try these for …

The Best Shows to Turn Into Drinking Games

Some TV shows are tailor-made for drinking games -- alcohol can sometimes be the only way to make it through episodes when your favorite show is phoning it in, or it's wallowing in its own clichés. Invite friends over for these specialized drinking games for a few of your favorites -- get your shot …

TV

Celebrities honor Prince on his birthday by performing some of his hits

Today marks what would have been Prince's 58th birthday, and a handful of celebrities are honoring him in a special way — by performing unique …

Dividend Growth Investors, Consider Starbucks

The dividend growth formula (something I just made up) is pretty simple. There are only two parts: current dividend yield and potential dividend growth. The best stocks score high on both, but those are few and far between. More often, investors have to make compromises, and in those cases I prefer …

20 resorts and villas where you can have a private island practically all to yourself

We've put together a list of 20 resorts, villas, and rental properties that are located on incredible private islands around the world. These range from all-inclusive hotels to accommodations that were created specifically for couples.<p>From Fiji to the Florida Keys, here are 20 off-the-radar …

Is 10,000-steps goal more myth than science? Study seeks fitness truths through our phones and more

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Stanford cardiologist Alan Yeung has embarked on what may be the most audacious study of exercise in history. Using an app on those ubiquitous gadgets that many of us carry around 24/7 — our smartphones, fitness watches and other electronic devices — Yeung and his colleagues are …

Heart Rates

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

App-only bank Number26 doubled customers in 5 months — its CEO says he's building a bank like 'Uber or Spotify'

CEO and founder Valentin Stalf shared the figures with BI at the Money2020 Europe conference in Copenhagen this week.<p>It means Number26 has effectively doubled since launching across France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, and Spain in early December. Back then, the bank had 80,000 customers. The …

21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Being intentional about simple routines makes all the difference.<p>The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know …

Construction Industry

Apps can teach you all about the stock market, but be careful

Grant Regimbal, 19, has a favorite smartphone game. It isn't Angry Birds or Candy Crush.<p>It's Robinhood, an app that lets you quickly buy and sell …

Ben Carson doesn't see 'a political path forward'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ben Carson doesn't "see a political path forward" in the Republican presidential nomination process, and will not attend Thursday's GOP presidential debate in his hometown of Detroit, he said in a statement.<p>But Carson stopped short of saying he was officially leaving the race.<p>The retired …

Government

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

Still don't think Trump could win? We've elected xenophobic presidents before

Cash will probably be a novelty in the future, so imagine, then, that in the rare instance you handle some $20s, the combover etched on every crisp bill is that of former president Donald J Trump.<p>Absurd? Had you asked pundits during the 1824 presidential campaign whether General Andrew Jackson’s …

Donald Trump

7 Things to Do Each Day If You Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids

Raising happy and successful kids is hard enough. Teenagers? That's a whole different story.<p>I'm like, a <i>dozen</i> years away from being dad to a teenager, but I was drawn to Christie Halverson's piece about raising teenagers--published a couple of years ago on her blog and more recently on Upworthy. …

Parenting

Trump's rise is the return of the demagogue

The rally In Lowell, Massachusetts, was a classic Donald Trump event: 8,000 people packing the venue to capacity, a crowd still angry over the loss of manufacturing jobs (long ago, Lowell was the center of a vibrant textiles industry) and an influx of immigrants to the area. On this cold day in …

Donald Trump

George RR Martin: Game of Thrones twist will appear in books, not TV show

The Song of Ice and Fire novelist says the delayed sixth novel in his fantasy sequence will feature character who has been killed off in the TV adaptation<p>George RR Martin has revealed he will go ahead with a twist in the next Game of Thrones book The Winds of Winter that will not be able to happen …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Employment

Microsoft Surface Book review: the best Windows laptop, with detachable screen

Laptop first, tablet second, this is the best combination of a 2-in-1 machine with all the power of a full PC squeezed into 7.7mm of tablet<p>The Surface Book is the first of a new line of laptops from Microsoft with a twist, the screen comes off.<p>Microsoft’s Surface Pro line started off clunky: big, …

Book Reviews

It isn’t funny anymore. Here’s why we seriously have to fear a Donald Trump presidency.

[<i>Note: video may take a few seconds to load…</i>]<p>In this video by Vox, Ezra Klein tells Americans that the time for laughing at Trump is done. He …

Will U.S. Conservatives Mount a Third-Party Challenge If Trump Is the Nominee?

Doing so would hobble the billionaire’s ability to take the White House—making it the most potent piece of leverage left to conservatives.<p>Last summer, Donald Trump scared movement conservatives and establishment Republicans—not because they thought that he would actually win the Republican …

Republicans

Heading to Disney World for the First Time? Here’s What No One Tells You

As you’ve likely just learned, it takes a ton of time and hundreds of Google searches to plan a family’s first trip to Walt Disney World. With four …

Walt Disney Company

Here's everything coming to Netflix in March that you need to watch

The month also means the debut of Netflix's "Flaked," starring Will Arnett as a self-help guru, and sketch series "The Characters."<p>Also hitting the service are classic films such as "Scarface," "Groundhog Day," and the first "Star Trek" film, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."<p>Here's everything you …

Here's everything leaving Netflix in March

As March approaches we have the rundown of the titles that will no longer be on the streaming giant. The list includes the hit comedies "Hitch" and "American Pie."<p>Below is the full list.<p>And we've highlighted a few titles we think you should check out one last time.

'Game of Thrones' scribe opens up about Sansa rape: 'It was a very difficult scene'

<i>Game of Thrones</i> writer Bryan Cogman has a lot to say about the Season 5 rape scene that sparked outrage among fans of the series.<p>According to …

TV Series

Why Captain Phasma kept her helmet on in 'The Force Awakens,' according to Gwendoline Christie

What we got on screen, however, wasn't much, as she's only in a handful of scenes and doesn't really have anything substantial to do. Like many "Star Wars" characters before her, Phasma never removes her helmet, and according to Christie, there's an interesting reason why.<p>Gwendoline Christie is …

Everything you need to know about the latest 'Game of Thrones' teaser

Hours ahead of its scheduled debut, the latest "Game of Thrones" season six teaser leaked online. But the minute-long clip wasn't the full trailer some fans were expecting. Instead, it was a fictional scene from the House of Black and White — Arya Stark's newest home in season five.<p>The House of …

Amazon Plans To Repurchase $5 Billion In Stock

Amazon.com will buy back $5 billion worth of shares, the company said on Wednesday, marking the first time the company has announced a stock repurchase program in six years.<p>The Seattle online retailer did not define the period in which it would purchase those shares and said that the authorization …

Trump goes after Bush in South Carolina

The New York billionaire is aiming to end the former Florida governor's candidacy.<p>After blowing away the competition in New Hampshire, Donald Trump has his eyes on the next prize: South Carolina. So does the rest of the GOP field.<p>With reliable polling so far virtually nonexistent here, the shrunken …

Government