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The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Behind the Story: The New York Times Follows Syrian Migrants

<b>Story/series:</b> “A Family Swept Up in the Migrant Tide” <b><br>Outlet:</b> The New York Times <b><br>Reporter:</b> Anemona Hartocollis (@anemonanyc) <b><br>Flipboard Magazine:</b> Four Years of War in Syria<p><i>When the Syrian Civil War broke out four years ago, fighting was confined between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and rebel</i> …

Pictures of the Week 10.29.15

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16 surprising facts about 'Bohemian Rhapsody' as it hits 40

LONDON — What is "Bohemian Rhapsody" about? Short answer: nobody has a clue.<p>On the one hand, it's the tale of a man who confesses murder to his …

Bohemian Rhapsody

Household Tricks From 1910 That Prove We've Always Loved Clever Tips

Before Pinterest there was ... cigarette cards?<p>We're big fans of double-duty tricks and surprising uses for household items around here. But it turns out that being extra clever with household staples isn't a new trend at all. In 1910, Gallaher's Cigarettes began slipping life hacks into their …

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The One Foundation Mistake Makeup Experts Wish You Would Stop Making

<b>By Renee Jacques, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Delphine Achard/WWD)</i><p>Finding the right foundation can be tricky at best and a cakey mess at worst. But even if you think you've mastered the foundation game, you're probably still doing a few things wrong. We asked 11 top makeup experts to fill us in on the one …

How To Take The Most Refreshing Work Break: 7 Evidence-Backed Insights

For one thing, don’t fear the micro-break.<p>If you’re an average worker, you take a few minutes every hour to accomplish something besides what you’re paid to do. This was true long before cat GIFs and Slack emojis; as far back as 1940, according to an early study of break behavior, clerical workers …

21 Candid Photos Of Old Hollywood Celebs

Celebs just doing normal stuff.

Coconut Oil Face Wipes Now Exist and They Will Revolutionize Your Face

Convenience cleansing cloths have had a makeover.<p>Organic, 100 percent natural, and eco-friendly aren't features we normally associate with face wipes, the kings of cleansing convenience, but there's a new kid on the beauty block: coconut oil face wipes. Meet The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe by RMS …

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pope Francis

Pope Francis has already been called the most progressive and Internet-fluent pope in history (and perhaps the first feminist one, too), but here are five things you likely never knew about the 266th pontiff.<p>1. The pope, who was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, chose his papal name in honor of Saint …

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

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Image of 3-year-old who washed ashore underscores Europe's refugee crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 3-year-old lies face down, his head to one side with his bottom slightly up -- the way toddlers like to sleep.<p>But the water is lapping around his face and his body is lifeless.<p>The boy, in a red T-shirt, blue pants and tiny shoes with Velcro straps, was one of 12 people who drowned off …

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Islamic State has killed many Syrians, but Assad’s forces have killed more

BEIRUT — President Bashar al-Assad’s government has killed far more people in Syria this year than the Islamic State, monitoring organizations and analysts say, even as the extremist group grabs headlines with its shocking brutality.<p>Between January and July, Assad’s military and pro-government …

Switzerland Just Finished Building the Longest Tunnel in the World

The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs below the Swiss Alps.<p>This week saw the completion of the new longest tunnel in the world. Construction began on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which travels 35.4 miles under the Swiss Alps, in 2004. The cost of the project was just under $10 billion U.S., and though …

Computer engineer wins 1,000 Twitter contests with Python script

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day …

World's. Best. Travel Tip. Ever! I Promise.

Before I tell you the world's best travel tip -- and I will, I promise -- I need to give you some context.<p>In the summer of 2014, my family (wife, two kids ages 9 and 13 and me, age, 48) went to Edinburgh, London and Paris for two weeks. In the months leading up to the trip, my wife and I spent much …

One statistic tells you why HTC collapsed and why Android is in so much trouble

In layman's terms, that means that if you could theoretically acquire all the shares of HTC, it would cost you less than the cash HTC holds — meaning HTC would effectively be paying you to acquire the entire company. In investors' terms, it means people think the company is essentially …

23 pictures not to look at if you're terrified of heights

But when people conquer those fears, the places they go and views they see can be truly breathtaking.<p>Reuters curated a series of images of brave individuals who take the concept of "living on the edge" to the next level.<p>Whether it's for a specific job function or just for enjoyment, these images …

Grab a Coffee - This is What You Missed in Photography This Week

As another week passes us by in the world of photography, we find Toad Hollow Photography looking far and wide for the very best links to tutorials, …

Take a Look Inside Heath Ledger's Chilling Joker Journal

31 things you’ll never hear a New Yorker say

<b>1.</b> “I feel culturally threatened by Boston.”<p><b>2.</b> “Wait, did I just *actually* see a rat on the subway platform?!”<p><b>3.</b> “The best place to hang out on the …

10 Things You Need to Stop Saying Right Now

No more "#squad goals" or "Just, FYI," please. Retire these useless phrases immediately.<p><i>As new verbal memes bubble up on the Internet, one has to decide what to make of them and whether to embrace the language of the moment. You've no doubt been barraged with BEST sign-offs in e-mails for years</i> …

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These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

What's happening in the oil market right now is 'unprecedented'

And now the oil market is looking at a future that is "unprecedented."<p>In a note to clients this week, analysts at Goldman Sachs took a look at the market and the supply glut that has been blamed for the collapse in oil prices over the last year.<p>And as Goldman sees it, quite simply, the rules of the …

Insight: Tesla burns cash, loses more than $4,000 on every car sold

DETROIT (Reuters) - It’s crunch time for Tesla Motors.<p>New all-wheel-drive versions of the Tesla Model S car are lined up for test drives in Hawthorne, California October 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>The Silicon Valley automaker is losing more than $4,000 on every Model S electric sedan it sells, …

The Edinburgh pub that's giving its profits away

Southside Social, which opened in Edinburgh on Monday evening, wants to train young people to work in hospitality and will donate its profits to charity<p>A new drinking hole has opened in Edinburgh that will drain much of the guilt from staying for one more drink.<p>Southside Social, which claims to be …