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How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

25 places you should visit before they disappear forever

From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than later.<p><i>Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.</i>

How World War III Could Start

The U.S. acts as if its military has an inalienable right to operate close to the borders of other nations and those nations have no right to see …

American Power At The Crossroads

<b>A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>In the strangest election year in recent American history -- one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson couldn’t even conjure up the name of a foreign leader he “admired” while Donald Trump remained intent on building …

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why<p>In its prime, about four centuries before Columbus stumbled on to the western hemisphere, …

Archaeology

No, Donald, It's Not A 'World War'

Actually, the Nice horror was the demented suicide of a mentally impaired wretch who recently got fired, divorced and arrested for road rage, not a planned jihadi terrorist attack.<p>Beyond that, the real jihadi threat is rooted in blowback, and combatting it is a domestic police function. So enough …

We’ll be fighting forever: America just can’t kick its addiction to war

Washington still believes military action will solve its terror problem. Our policymakers need an intervention<p>There are the news stories that genuinely surprise you, and then there are the ones that you could write in your sleep before they happen. Let me concoct an example for you:<p>“Top American …

RIBA International Prize: Nominees unveiled - CNN Style

Written by Alyn Griffiths, CNN<p>CNN Style is one of the official media partners of the inaugural RIBA International Prize. The winner will be announced on November 24, 2016.<p>Featuring invisible houses and flora-clad towers, a thirty-strong shortlist of architectural projects from around the world has …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

National Parks

How Islam Created Europe

In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.<p>Europe was essentially defined by Islam. And Islam is redefining it now.<p>For centuries in early and middle antiquity, <i>Europe</i> meant the world surrounding the Mediterranean, or <i>Mare Nostrum</i> (“Our …

North Africa

Sanders is changing the discourse on the Israel-Palestine conflict, while Clinton is as extreme as Netanyahu

The Brooklyn debate is a watershed moment. Bernie is pushing back against pro-Israel bias; Hillary is embracing it<p>"We are going to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity."<p>These are truly rare words in U.S. politics, yet they are the words Bernie Sanders uttered in the …

Why We're Never Told Why We're Attacked

After a Russian commercial airliner was downed over Egypt's Sinai last October, Western media reported that the Islamic State bombing was retaliation against Russian airstrikes in Syria. The killing of 224 people, mostly Russian tourists on holiday, was matter-of-factly treated as an act of war by …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

European Travel
Wastewater

NASA Just Opened Up Access To 2.95 Million Images Of Earth

Here are some of the most striking ones.<p>For the past 16 years, a Japanese-built instrument aboard a NASA research satellite has been quietly gathering data about Earth's changing surface.<p>Those changes include everything from volcanic eruptions and massive wildfires to the worst North Korean drought …

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your …

A photographer captured these dismal photos of life in North Korea on his phone

The North Korean government is notoriously secretive. Upon entering the country, visitors are instructed on what they can and cannot take pictures of. Customs agents inspect your cellphone and other digital devices, including cameras, tablets, and storage cards, for banned content.<p>These …

Tray Table Up! Airplane Safety Rules Explained

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>The window shades are open, our trays are in an upright position and the cabin lights have been dimmed for takeoff. We dutifully abide by our cabin crew's every instruction, but we've always been curious as to why why some of these protocols exist. From …

8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

Why Apple Is Spending $1.9 Billion To Open Data Centers In Denmark And Ireland

Apple follows Microsoft and Google by opening data centers in Europe. Whether that’s NSA-motivated is unclear.<p>Apple said Monday that it is investing $1.9 billion to open data centers in Denmark and Ireland, according to the AFP. It is a move likely to comfort European politicians and security …

Best of Montana in Spring: Scenic Drives and Trails

Strap in and get ready for a breathtaking driving experience across a blooming landscape in Big Sky Country.<p><b>Detour to Terry</b><p>About 600 people live in the Prairie County seat of Terry, and chances are good you’ll meet quite a few of them during a visit. “Terry is a small town with a big heart,” says …

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