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The military is buying patriotism: A Memorial Day nightmare about Pentagon budgets — and veterans used as a sideshow

This holiday, let’s tell the truth: We remember our fallen veterans by not making new ones<p>The American empire is dying, and the economy is declining. Dysfunction and disrepair define the sick status and mechanized failure of educational, medical and governmental institutions. One in 10 Americans …

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6 Things You Can Learn From The Happiest Place On Earth

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like <i>after</i> the pursuit, you might want to book a ticket to Fiji.<p>Residents of the verdant South Pacific nation have got feeling good down. A 2014 WIN/Gallup International poll of countries …

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6 Mistakes to Avoid During an International Business Trip

As an author and former CEO of a 2.5 billion international solar energy company with plants in over 30 countries, I have lived overseas for long periods of time and put more than 4 million miles on United while traveling for business and pleasure.<p>During that time I experienced plenty of travel …

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Netflix says piracy service Popcorn Time is a real competitor

Netflix isn't just worried about HBO — it's worried about pirates, too. In a letter to shareholders yesterday, Netflix says that piracy is one of its "biggest competitors," and notably, it specifically points to one piracy service that's caught its attention: Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time's app is …

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Mark Zuckerberg Has Chosen An Aggressive New Year's Resolution For 2015

This year, he's vowing to become a bookworm and to create his own book club of sorts.<p>Zuckerberg says he will read one book every other week for the entire year, and he'll post the current book he's reading online where others who have also read the book can follow along.<p>The resolution was inspired …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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FORTUNE — There is little doubt that today’s smartphones offer room for improvement. Ubiquitous and beloved though they may be, the portable devices are fragile, offer limited choice, and generate a growing mass of e-waste that’s been called nothing short of a “global time bomb.”<p>Google’s Project …