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7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

Tipster’s Warning to F.B.I. on Florida Shooting Suspect: ‘I Know He’s Going to Explode’

The warnings that law enforcement officials received about Nikolas Cruz were anything but subtle.<p>“I know he’s going to explode,” a woman who knew Mr. Cruz said on the F.B.I.’s tip line on Jan. 5. Her big worry was that he might resort to slipping “into a school and just shooting the place up.” …

Crime

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

It's Time to Say It: Retirement Is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place

The tired old notion of retiring is absolutely the wrong way to think about the most important part of your life.<p><b>We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams.</b><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935, when the …

Retirement

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

<b>Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water.</b><p>However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water …

Best IPAs in America

As the craft beer world has grown to support over 4000 unique breweries around the United States, no style has kept up with India Pale Ale. As of …

Here Are The Cars You Should Buy New Instead Of Used In 2018

I’ve never subscribed to the “always buy used cars” philosophy, but some folks are still convinced that due to depreciation, pre-owned models are the …

Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

It sounds like a joke, but, well — keep reading.<p>In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk the 2 miles home.<p>As Rushing drove away from the …

Crime

Electric hogs are coming, and could be the antidote to autonomous driving

<b>Harley-Davidson's forthcoming line of electric motorcycles will sound like jet fighters, but you might have to wait 5 years to get one.</b><p>This iconic …

The economist behind Universal Basic Income: Give all citizens UBI to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism'

He described a growing class of "precariat" workers, alienated by a western political agenda which had, since the 1970s, promoted market-led competition above job security. Real wages across the west had stalled for decades and "flexible" work was becoming the norm, leaving many millions around the …

Drinking beer is more effective at pain relief than painkillers, say scientists

Scientists have revealed the news we all wanted to hear.<p>Drinking two pints of beer is better at relieving pain than painkillers, according to new …

Almost every speed limit is too low

When lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?”<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that lieutenant Megge is a particularly zealous police officer. The type of person who walks half a city …

USDOT

DeVos Says Trump’s Forty-Per-Cent Approval Rating Means More Than Half of Country Supports Him

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—An exuberant Betsy DeVos said on Monday that Donald J. Trump’s forty-per-cent approval rating is a “clear indication” that more than half the country agrees with the job he is doing.<p>“I was so excited to see the President’s approval rating hit forty,” DeVos, the …

Enjoy beer the way it was meant to be with Growler Chill, the at-home tap system

Why go to a bar when you can just pour a perfect pint at home? You’ll be sure to be the host(ess) with the most(ess) with the Growler Chill, a neat …

Apple users have higher credit scores than everyone else

After analyzing two million loan requests and the devices they were submitted on, the startup found that Mac users have the highest credit score on average, followed by iPad users, Windows users, iPhone users, and Android users.<p>This makes sense given that Apple products tend to be more expensive …

The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

Diabetes

In its new Apple v. Samsung ruling, the Supreme Court has changed how patent damages are calculated

The amount Samsung has to pay, though, is back in a lower court’s lap.<p>The Supreme Court handed a huge victory to Samsung on Tuesday, tossing out nearly $400 million in damages it was ordered to pay to Apple in their long-running patent infringement case.<p>The ruling, while sending Apple’s specific …

University of Notre Dame

Portland to vote on taxing companies if CEO earns 100 times more than staff

The city council of Portland in Oregon will vote on Wednesday whether to impose a tax on companies whose CEO’s pay exceeds the median salary of their workers by a ratio of more than 100-to-one.<p>The measure, which was proposed by Portland city commissioner and former environmental lawyer Steve …

Income Inequality

Michigan election recount must begin at noon on Monday, judge rules

Judge Mark Goldsmith has rejected an effort by state officials to delay the hand-counting of about 4.8m ballots<p>Michigan must begin its presidential recount at noon on Monday, a federal judge ruled in a late-night order that could make it more likely the state will complete the count ahead of a 13 …

Correction: Trump-American Muslims story

In a story Nov. 13 about U.S. Muslims' reaction to Donald Trump's election, The Associated Press reported erroneously the campus on which a hijab-wearing student told authorities she had been briefly choked by an assailant shortly after the election of Donald Trump. The choking report came at San …

Donald Trump

Here's the Best Guess Yet at What the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Will Look Like

JL Wrangler Forums put together every detail we've heard about the new Wrangler and Wrangler Pickup into one styling exercise.<p>We've been hearing a ton of little details about the upcoming, all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler. It's going to have an aluminum-intensive body, available in two-door, four-door, …

Automotive Industry

The Supreme Court spent Halloween hearing a case about cheerleader outfits

During a colorful hour-long argument on Monday, some of the justices displayed keen interest in women's fashion and even mentioned designer Stella McCartney's work for actress Kate Winslet and a conceptual sculpture by French artist Marcel Duchamp that consists of a snow shovel hanging on a …

Let's Stop Trying To Make Our Employees Happy

Memo from the land of obvious: We live in a culture that hawks happiness like a drug.<p>Don’t get me wrong: I’m not a curmudgeon who would begrudge people their happiness. In fact, I consider myself to be a fairly happy guy.<p>But somewhere along the line, we seem to have lost sight of the point. …

Happiness

Mass protest in Venezuela demanding end of 'dictatorship'

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a decision by congress to …

Pentagon suspends California National Guard bonus repayments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon worked Wednesday to stave off a public relations nightmare, suspending efforts to force California National Guard …

Weed as way of life: California farmers divided on legal bud

GARBERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with the pruning shears to harvest the family's fall marijuana crop, racing …

From wave power to clean water: SAROS is a wave-powered desalination system

<b>This system could produce 3,500 gallons of clean water per day, at half the cost of current desalination methods, using just the motion of the waves</b> …

A self-driving truck just delivered beer in Colorado

Don’t worry, a human driver accompanied the 45,000 cans of beer<p>The world’s first delivery of commercial cargo by a self-driving vehicle occurred on October 20 and the big rig was full of Colorado beer. Other drivers on the robo-truck’s route down Interstate 25—from Anheuser-Busch’s Fort Collins …

Iraq War Veterans Are Being Forced to Give Back Enlistment Bonuses a Decade Later

Around 2004, when America was at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and struggling to recruit and retain soldiers to fight in those …

Military