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4 Signs You Retired Too Early

Here's how to know if you jumped the gun on retirement -- and what to do about it.<p>Many workers dream of retiring early and getting to escape the …

Retirement

America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in the White House

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>After returning from a tour of some of the war zones in the Middle East — which ended with the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris — I …

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Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

By Andrew Liptak@AndrewLiptak Mar 10, 2018, 11:58am EST In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely …

Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don't breathe, …

Notes 101: How to Scan, Edit & Share Documents Right Inside Notes on Your iPhone

There are plenty of third-party apps for scanning documents on your iPhone, but they can all be tossed out the door since iOS 11 includes one by …

Apps

How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash

[<b>Update:</b> Apple has shared a new video on its YouTube channel promoting Apple Pay Cash called <i>How to send money on iPhone</i>, check it out below.]<p>While Apple Pay Cash started rolling out yesterday, the new feature has just gone live for many users today. Follow along for a look at how to set up Apple …

12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Streaming Devices

With the emergence of streaming devices, getting your favorite content from the internet to your TV is getting easier every day. Although Roku, …

I'm the descendant of a founding father and I have two black daughters — and I am racist

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Look for the About US newsletter launching this winter.</i><p>I am the co-owner of a successful business with clients across the U.S. and in 27 countries. We have a racially diverse staff of 22. Over the …

Race & Ethnicity

The Most Beautiful Places in Florida You Never Knew Existed

If you well up a little bit every time you hear "Seminole Wind," you’re definitely a Floridian. While our misrepresented, misunderstood state is …

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

Yahoo

From teen mother to NFL security chief, Cathy Lanier's rise through the law enforcement ranks

Behind a nondescript doorway there was a meeting. Men from the FBI, local police and the sheriff's department were receiving a high-level security …

The 5 Worst Things You Could Possibly Do After a Run

Don't lie—you're probably doing one of these things right now<p><i>Amy asks: I don’t always do the right things after a run—like a cooldown—because I’m always crunched for time. Besides that, are there other wrong things to avoid doing after a run? What should I absolutely NOT do?</i><p>While running can become …

IRS Announces 2018 Tax Brackets, Standard Deduction Amounts, And More

(<i>Update:</i> If you’ve come here looking for the now-defunct 2018 tax rates as released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2017, you’re in the right place. But I suspect you’re looking for the revised tax rates following tax reform. You’ll find those here.)<p>The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has …

George W. Bush's anti-Trump manifesto, annotated

<i>George W. Bush delivered an unexpected and rather eloquent speech against Trumpism and its offshoots on Thursday at a George W. Bush Institute event in New York. It marked the first time the former president seemed to weigh in at length on what has happened during Trump's brief tenure.</i> <i>And while a</i> …

Political Science

‘Do not shoot!’: The last moments of communist revolutionary Che Guevara

His leg riddled with bullets, his gun knocked out of his hand, Ernesto “Che” Guevara surrendered.<p>“Do not shoot! I am Che Guevara and worth more to you alive than dead,” he said as U.S.-trained Bolivian forces closed in. The Argentine-born doctor and Marxist rebel leader who helped Fidel Castro …

This app could be the key to speaking a second language

The world is getting smaller thanks to technology, media, more convenient travel, and — let's be honest — Netflix. It's becoming more valuable than …

Is Internet Porn Making Young Men Impotent?

One afternoon last March, Tony, 27, logged onto PornHub to jerk off, as he usually did when he came home from work. He had just broken up with his …

9 signs you’re a highly sensitive person

Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15% to 20% of people who qualify as “highly …

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.<p>ORLANDO, Fla.—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, …

Rainfall

Looking for Something Unique? This Is Hands Down the Best Way to Paint a Room

Thinking about making some décor changes as the weather begins to shift? One surefire way to update a space in an unexpected and dramatic fashion is …

21 Million People Have Watched This Dad Brilliantly End A Public Tantrum

Viral Facebook video has parents in awe of dad’s skills<p>Tantrums are a part of every parent’s life. It’s not always easy to keep your cool while …

Can the Best New Female Racer Make It to Nascar? That’s the $15 Million Question

As soon as she could see over the steering wheel, Julia Landauer switched to cars, and it was good. Up to that point, she had been racking up …

The Real Secret to a Successful Marriage That Isn't "Don't Go to Bed Angry"

Between dating and marriage, Nikki Pennington has been with her husband for quite some time. The couple fell in love as teenagers and have been married now for 11 years. After frequently being asked about the secret to their success, the blogger behind Grief to Hope decided to lay it all out there …

How to Enter 'DFU Mode' on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

DFU mode, short for <i>Device Firmware Update</i>, allows you to restore your iOS device from any state. When enabled, DFU mode allows your device to …

The Army is eyeing a personal hoverboard that can reach 10,000 feet

Combat soldiers could one day take be taking their exploits to new heights - literally.<p>The FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard that can fly its operator in the sky at 10,000 feet — more than seven times the height of the Empire State Building, was recently on display at Lake Havasu in Arizona, where its …

Hoverboards

The Case For Drinking Coffee Is Stronger Than Ever

There are few things more more ritualistic—and to many, more sacred—than a morning cup of joe. 64% of Americans drink at least one cup a day—a …

The 'mother of WiFi' gets her due in a new documentary

Twenty minutes into <i>Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story</i>, I realized I know the actress for an embarrassing reason. We're introduced to one of the defining moments of Lamarr's career. She appears nude, hiding in some bushes in a 1933 black-and-white Czech-Austrian movie called <i>Ekstase</i> (or <i>Ecstasy</i>), which …

The story of NFL Draft prospect John Ross III and his unprecedented speed

Long before John Ross III ran a record-breaking 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, he was just a kid from Long Beach trying to make it.<p>On March 4th, 2017, John Ross III broke Chris Johnson’s NFL Combine 40-yard dash record. He posted a blazing fast time of 4.22 seconds, and his family knew he was …

Don’t Apply For Your Next Job Without Reading This First

Have you heard those tales of the “old way” of job hunting? When people would march into an office lobby—resume in hand—and park themselves in a …