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New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>The first renders of Westfield Newmarket’s $790 mil redevelopment show Auckland shoppers have a lot to look …

Why ISIS Fears Israel

IN THE wake of the Orlando and Istanbul attacks, President Obama reiterated his determination to “destroy” ISIS by executing a strategy that combines …

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

Behind the scenes of the monetary agency that is just as powerful as the military and CIA

One of the most powerful, and also most secretive, of these agencies is an institution that is not even part of the U.S. government. It's an autonomous part of an emerging scheme of global governance accountable only to a small elite of central bankers, finance ministers and heads of state. That …

Economics

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us

If you've recently had a drink, we have some terrible news for you.<p>An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body.<p>The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several …

Cancer

New technology lets you control multiple drones with your mind

While we’ve previously seen crafty inventors fly drones with the assistance of devices like the Apple Watch or the Nintendo Power Glove, researcher Panagiotis Artemiadis is working on a technology that will take drone control to a whole new level.<p>The scientist that heads the Human-Oriented Robotics …

Court Rules that Judges Can Consider Predictive Algorithms in Sentencing: eDiscovery Trends - CloudNine

Score one for big data analytics. According to <b>The Wall Street Journal Law Blog</b>, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled last week that sentencing judges …

I'm a financial planner, and here's what I tell high-earning clients who want to enjoy their money while still building wealth

They get a big raise, or a new job that pays much more than their previous one. Suddenly, they're a different person. They trade in their 10-year-old Toyota for a brand-new Audi, ditch their roommates for a one-bedroom in a luxury building, and they're no longer your go-to friend for $2 happy hour …

Personal Finance

Accessing People’s Internet History Is Almost Like Spying on Their Thoughts

Last week, we objected to the Senate moving forward on the 2017 Intelligence Authorization bill.
 
We are concerned that this bill would undermine a …

Surveillance

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

Learning

13 High Paying Tech Careers You Can Get Without A College Degree

Who said you need a college degree to earn the big bucks? It’s a common misconception that if you don’t have a bachelor’s, you’ll be stuck in minimum wage all your life. In reality, there are plenty of jobs out there that won’t make you take out a billion student loans. Here are 13 lucrative tech …

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Scientists hold secret meeting to consider creating a synthetic human genome

Scientists are contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human …

U.S. special forces wage secretive 'small wars' against terrorists

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama is increasingly calling upon Special Operations forces to carry out so-called "small wars" across the Middle East and Africa to challenge both ISIS and al Qaeda in places where the U.S. maintains a footprint beyond Syria and Iraq.<p>In his first trip overseas …

US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

The United States is announcing its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts.<p>U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect …

The U.S. military is never leaving Africa: How 9/11 spawned a permanent war

The war on terror extends beyond the Middle East, and a new agreement could keep soldiers on the ground for decades<p>Nick Turse<p>April 16, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>For three days, wearing a kaleidoscope of camouflage patterns, they huddled together on a military …

War

Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history?

Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now. He split up the …

Amnesty backs Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on computers

Human rights experts and technology groups have launched a new tool allowing members of the public to scan their computers for surveillance spyware used by governments.<p>Amnesty says Detekt is the first tool freely available that will allow activists and journalists to find out if their PCs are being …

Obama authorises plans to double number of US troops in Iraq

1,500 further American soldiers will be deployed to train Iraqi troops to help them fight Islamic State<p>President Barack Obama has authorised US generals to more than double America's troop deployment to Iraq in a significant escalation of the campaign against the Islamic State.<p>The Pentagon said Mr …

China claims new laser cannon shoots down drones

China has developed a laser cannon to shoot down small, low-flying drones, according to China's state-controlled news agency Xinhua.<p>The weapon can zap targets within a radius of 1.2 miles. Its designers at the China Academy of Engineering Physics, a government defense agency, believe the machine …

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

Israel committed war crimes in Gaza, human rights group says

A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run schools housing displaced Palestinians.<p>Human Rights Watch said it investigated …

Associated Press News

Counterforce Protests Tech Using Tech

Rising income inequality is quickly becoming the most prevalent issue of our century, “the defining challenge of our time,” according to President Obama. Nowhere is this more acute than in San Francisco, where rents growing at 3 times the national average are squeezing out the lower and middle …

Navy unveils new program to create drone-like autonomous aircraft

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a five-year, $100 million program to create unmanned helicopters capable of resupplying troops and rescuing injured soldiers from the battlefield.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that over the next decade, the military is aiming to create autonomous aircraft that can help …

'Carjackers' in Brazil kill British oil worker Peter Campsie

<b>A British oil worker has been shot dead in what is reported to be an attempted carjacking in Brazil.</b><p>Scot Peter Campsie, 48, was killed by two gunmen in Rio de Janeiro as he returned home to his family following a business meeting.<p>The operations manager for Diamond Offshore Drilling International …

Brazil