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17 Students Who Just Really Weren't Having A Good Day

"I just did a presentation in class and i was stuttering and someone in the back yelled 'RE-RE-REMIX'. I'm dropping out."

College & University

How to use Acorns, the app that helps you easily turn your spare change into an investment portfolio

Cruttenden wanted to make it easy for people, primarily those who were younger, to start investing a little at a time. To do that, Cruttenden built Acorns in a way that distills investing down to a decision of "how much" you want to invest and "how much risk" you want to take.<p>There are two ways you …

The Productivity Hacks I Used To Write A 93,000-Word Book In 6 Weeks

One question people ask me a lot is how long did the book take to write.<p>There are a few answers to that.<p>I took book leave in May 2014 and I turned in my first draft in the middle of August 2014.<p>So you could say four months.<p>But I signed my book contract in September 2013, so maybe the answer is a …

Charlie Hebdo Returns With The Prophet Muhammad On Its Cover

This week’s cover of <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>–the first to print since two gunmen opened fire at the satirical newspaper’s Paris offices last week, killing 12 members of its staff–features a cartoon of crying Prophet Muhammad holding a sign that reads “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”). The line has has become …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Wearable Tech

This 90-Second Video Will Convince You That Tesla Just Unveiled The Future Of Driving

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled the "D" on Thursday night, which stands for the ultra-powerful "dual-motor" in the new and improved Model S sedan.<p>The car looks the same from the outside, but it is radically improved. The acceleration is faster, the top speed is higher, and for the first time …

5 Illegal Photos Of London’s Abandoned Underworld, Captured By Daring Place-Hackers

A new book showcases the work of 12 anonymous photographers obsessed with spelunking London’s forgotten tunnels.<p>Aboveground, London is an exceptionally clean and well-groomed city, but its streets hide an dystopian-looking underworld, blocked off from the vast majority of the public for decades. …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Santa Cruz

Nicaragua Meteorite 2014: Managua Blast Likely Caused By Heavenly Body

A small meteorite blasted out a large crater when it crashed into the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, with the explosion Saturday at about 11 p.m. …

8 Common problems with the LG G3 and how to fix them

The LG G3 upped the ante in the specifications race by being one of the first mainstream Android devices to sport a Quad HD display. The LG flagship is one of the best high-end smartphones currently available, and has proved to be quite popular, but unfortunately, does have its fair share of …

Gear & Gadgets

Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks Sign Reciprocal Seasons Pass Agreement

<i>For immediate release:</i><p>WHISTLER, BC September 2, 2014 - Whistler Blackcomb and Sun Peaks Resort are excited to announce a new reciprocal seasons pass …

Skiing