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5 things you should always do before a flight

We all know that flights are not the highlight of any trip.<p>Whether a short commute or a long-haul flight around the globe, there are preparations you can take to ensure a smoother and more comfortable journey.<p>Here are my top things to do before a flight.

Long Haul

The one campaign reform all Americans should get behind: Federalize our elections!

It might seem like an obscure demand, but state control over elections cause no end of deeply troubling problems<p>Since the polls closed in both Nevada and New Hampshire, supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have taken to Facebook and the blogs to accuse their fellow Democrats of engaging …

No hate crime convictions for white San Jose State students who clamped black roommate in bike lock

The “pranks” began shortly after Donald Williams Jr. started his freshman year at San Jose State University.<p>Alongside other first-years, the 18-year-old was assigned a dormitory suite with seven other students, including a high school friend with whom he shared a bedroom. But collegial …

San Jose

Drink Warm Lemon Water In The Morning For A Year (And These 20 Things Happen)

Quench thirst by adding lemon slices to your water. In this way you will also get enough vitamins, minerals and trace elements.<p>According to …

How Sleeping Position Affects Your Health: A Complete Guide

Did you know that you can sleep your way to better health? It’s true. The way you sleep at night has a direct impact on the way you feel the …

Cruz, Carson Held Secret Meeting in a Closet About ‘Dirty Tricks’ — It Didn’t Go Well

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Ted Cruz held a meeting Thursday night in a storage closet — literally.<p>The meeting, which was called by Cruz and held prior to Thursday’s Conservative Review convention, was an attempt to bandage his relationship with rival Carson ahead of the South …

New tech from Ford allows cars to 'glide' over potholes - Auto Industry News

Anton Andres / Ford | February 19, 2016 17:28<p>Active suspension protects underchassis from pothole damage for 2017 Ford Fusion Sport<p>Potholes …

eBay Challenge: Cars That Will Make You Look Rich For Less Than $30,000

Status. Prestige. Pedigree. All words associated with the quintessential well-to-do yuppie douchebag. However, it doesn’t have to be this way, and …

Apple vs. FBI: Here's One Fact the Press Got Totally Wrong

Is Tim Cook making a mountain out of a molehill?<p>That’s the implication behind a story that appeared in the Daily Beast Wednesday and was eagerly …

Apple says investigators ruined best way to access terrorist data

There might have been an easier way.<p>According to senior Apple executives on Friday, the FBI might have been able to obtain data from an iPhone 5C belonging to Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino terrorists, by connecting it to a familiar Wi-Fi network and having it create a new backup on Apple's …

The sad spectacle of Obama’s upcoming trip to Cuba

The White House announcement that President Obama will be making a trip to Cuba next month was muted by the fact that Donald Trump was shouting down Pope Francis. Trump’s lack of judgment and grace was once again on blaring display, which meant the president’s humiliating capitulation to Cuba …

D.C., Maryland and Virginia officials are headed to Cuba — together

Officials from the District, Maryland and Virginia will pile together onto a plane late this week in the name of renewing ties between the U.S. capital area and Havana.<p>The 41-person delegation is scheduled to become the latest in a thickening stream of U.S. politicians and business leaders to visit …

Liar, liar: A charged word is now common in the GOP race

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A photograph posted on a website by Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign this week appeared to show his rival, Marco Rubio, shaking hands with the dreaded Democratic president, Barack Obama.<p>The picture, though, was a fake — a crude photoshop image of Rubio’s head posted on another …

Killing The $100 Bill Won't Stop ISIS, But You'll Hate What Will

If you believe media coverage of a recent Harvard paper, the G20 countries could deal a serious blow to ISIS by changing up their currencies. But experts say it’s not all about the Benjamins.<p>The study’s authors argue that removing high denomination bills from circulation would make it harder for …

Terrorism

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …

Space Travel

Proposed FCC rules on cable boxes throw networks into a Google panic

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a new approach Thursday to the 20-year-old federal requirement that cable-TV customers not be compelled to rent a set-top box from the local cable provider. And judging from the hyperbolic reaction by the cable industry and its allies, the …

Net Neutrality

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

How America’s Presidents Got Sloshed

Big decisions, big glasses to fill: Herbert Hoover hid booze in his golf bag during Prohibition, while John F. Kennedy served Bloody Marys in the …

The entrepreneur who made millions putting kids to work

<b>When Mexican entrepreneur Xavier Lopez Ancona was a child he dreamed of becoming president. It's a dream you could say he's fulfilled.</b><p>As the founder and president of children's role-playing theme park Kidzania he runs mini cities around the world, which all share their own unique language, money …

3 reasons why the gold rally is the real deal

Gold prices peaked at $1,900 per ounce in September 2011. It was the end of a spectacular, decade-long bull market, during which the precious metal's value increased a phenomenal 645 percent.<p>Since then, gold has struggled to regain momentum as an ever-climbing stock market has drawn more and more …

Bill Ackman just broke an unwritten rule of the business

It was an endorsement of Michael Bloomberg for president, and it was the talk of the industry.<p>It's not that people on Wall Street didn't like what Ackman said. As a former Wall Streeter himself, Michael Bloomberg is respected in the community, and his centrist policies sit well with the generally …

A hedge fund that makes money when markets go crazy has identified the Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse

Investors have fled risky bets, hammering banks' share prices.<p>But not everyone loses money when turmoil hits. Some, like 36 South, are set up to profit from it.<p>The London-based hedge fund's Black Swan strategy gained 234% in the chaos after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.<p>The fund …

Stock Markets

Watch 1,400 Workers Lose Their Jobs At Once—Because Their Jobs Are Going To Mexico

Recently, workers at an Indianapolis plant operated by Carrier, an air-conditioning manufacturer, came to work like any other day. Except it wasn’t like any other day. Instead, they got to hear a speech explaining that they were losing their jobs because the company was moving the factory to …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

Building a Home Automation System with OpenHAB to Control LEDs Wirelessly

Using the open source software OpenHAB, we’ll be building a Raspberry Pi touchscreen command center that can interface with over 150 different “smart home” products, and provide an interface for control and task scheduling. Instead of using an existing product though, we’ll build our own WiFi …

A South Philly Barista Pissed Off the Wrong Three Year Old

For two days now, East Passyunk's <b>B2 Café</b> has been under the South Philly heat lamp, and it all started with a Facebook check-in by South Philly resident <b>Francesca Depasquale</b> and her daughter Vienna, suffering from Leukemia:<p>This then led to a Yelp confirmation by a friend, and consequently avalanched …

Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII

By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation<p>Relations between Russia and Turkey have …

Russia

How Bernie Sanders' Wall Street Tax Would Work

As Bernie Sanders sees it, Wall Street got a big boost when U.S. taxpayers bailed out some of the largest financial institutions in 2008. Now it's time for Wall Street to return the favor.<p>Sanders has proposed something he calls a speculation tax, a small levy on every stock, bond or derivative sold …

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We toiling workers can allow ourselves a wry smile. For most of the last eight years the owners of wealth and inflated assets have had things their own way, while the real economy has been left behind.<p>The tables are finally turning. The world may look absolutely ghastly if your metric is the stock …