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Those who fight our wars don’t write ‘blank checks’ to America. The soldiers slain in Niger knew that.

<i>“A veteran is someone who wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life.”</i><p>This saying has circulated in the wake of President Trump’s feud with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed Oct. 4 in Niger alongside three fellow …

Military

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Startups

Taste Beyond The Tongue

6 Travel Apps That Industry Experts Swear By to Save Money

Industry experts swear by them<p>The last thing anyone wants to do is spend more money than necessary when planning a vacation. But luckily, there are …

Apps

How to Take a Last-Minute Summer Vacation (Without Breaking the Bank)

How to Take a Last-Minute Trip (Without Spending a Ton)<p>Updated July 26, 2017<p>Any avid traveler knows the key to saving money when booking travel: Do …

Charlize Theron on Fighting Men Twice Her Size in a Blonde Bob and 6-Inch Heels

The first sight of Charlize Theron in David Leitch’s new spy movie, <i>Atomic Blonde</i>, isn’t a pretty one. Protruding out of an ice-cold bath, a nude Theron let’s out a gasp; her body, scraped and bruised and battered from what can only be imagined as one hell of a week, is glowing in an icicle-white …

Quentin Tarantino makes his one true action movie, and it’s glorious

<i>With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to</i> …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month

Travel widely enough, and you'll notice something about the Americans you encounter abroad. While the people I know in the States are too often …

His medical bills went from $12,000 to $0. Now he's waging a 'vendetta' against overcharging

When Victor Echevarria started Remedy in July 2015, he wanted to help Americans who are overbilled for their medical care.<p>His cofounder had gone to bus stops and talked to people about their health and what was stressing them out. The answer was always about how much it costs, and Echevarria …

Personal Finance

8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …

Writing

How a 3D clitoris will help teach French schoolchildren about sex

From bronze clitoris pendants to zines about Dracula’s, the female sex organ is having a moment in France<p>Paul Verlaine celebrated it in his 1889 poem Printemps as a “shining pink button”, but thanks to the sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French schoolchildren will now understand that it looks …

Fab Lab

Are the NBA Finals Rigged?

Another year, another controversy in professional basketball about just how clean the NBA really is. The last ref caught messing with the game says …

How to talk to someone with anxiety

On average one in four people will be affected by anxiety. Those who have experienced it explain what you can say and do to help<p>We live surrounded by anxiety. New research published in the journal Brain and Behaviour found that in 2013 there were an estimated 8.2m cases of anxiety in the UK. Women …

Mental Health

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks publicly about husband’s death for first time

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave an powerful speech at UC Berkeley’s commencement on Saturday about resilience and loss.<p>The speech addressed how Sandberg coped after her husband Dave Goldberg died unexpectedly in Mexico during a trip on May 1, 2015.<p>“I have never spoken publicly about this before. …

Warriors' Steph Curry in awe of latest MVP accomplishment

When Stephen Curry got the news on Tuesday morning that he was the NBA’s first unanimous KIA MVP award winner in the league’s history, not to mention one of 11 players to have won the honor in back-to-back seasons, the Golden State Warriors star did what anyone faced with that kind of humbling …

Basketball

The Actually Useful Guide to Self-Help

Over a decade ago, feeling Buddha-level enlightened after reading Eckhart Tolle’s <i>The Power of Now</i>, I dragged my friend Vicki into the nearest …

New York City

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Happiness

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, autism, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive …

Microbiology

8 Natural Sleep Aids That Really Work

Shutterstock<p>Kiwis<p>The tiny fruit packs a punch of serotonin. Researchers at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan found that eating two kiwis before …

Sleep

10 Easy Hairstyles for a Photo-Ready Graduation Look

After countless hours of classes, late-night study sessions and tirelessly practicing your senior picture poses, you’re finally ready to graduate. The hunt is on for the perfect graduation outfit ideas, and you’ll want to complement your look with a super stylin’ graduation-day mane. After all, …

Hairstyling

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Delving into the bipolar brain - Scope

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness marked by …

Understand Your Retirement Saving Options

Pick the right retirement account for you.<p>This is Day 17 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

Our ignorant kids don’t know how history got us to where we are today. Here’s a remedy

Can you answer the following questions?<p>Who fought in the Peloponnesian War?<p>Who taught Plato, and whom did Plato teach?<p>Who was Saul of Tarsus?<p>Why does the Magna Carta matter?<p>What are one or two of the arguments made in Federalist 10?<p>Hard questions, right? Maybe not. Maybe you learned some or all of …

Student Government

63 Businesses to Start for Under $10,000

You know you want to start something for yourself. You just need to funnel your ambition and time into an idea that'll earn extra cash, make you proud, and possibly lead to a full-time venture-and that amazing moment you get to say "I quit!" to your boss. But what great idea should you say "I …

Small Business

NBA Standings 2016: Updated Playoff Picture, Bracket Heading into Final Games

Monday is a rare day of rest for the NBA. There isn't a single game on the docket, allowing every team a chance to regroup before the final stretch of the 2015-16 regular season, which concludes on Wednesday, April 13.<p>In the Western Conference, nine teams are eligible for the playoffs, with four …

Basketball

Five weak words you should avoid—and what to use instead

When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were filled with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them I was sabotaging myself and my writing.<p>Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime—and when they do, they destroy the power of our …

Writing