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Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to overcome fear and adversity

The three of us are picking through the desert hardscrabble, collecting the packs another platoon stashed here earlier, when we hear a sound. We turn and look up the ravine toward the dirt road where we parked our truck a few minutes ago. A crowd of maybe 50 Afghan guys is standing up there, seven …

Military

Housing Sours Suddenly; It Won't Come Back Anytime Soon

The housing market has begun to sour , and in remarkably short order. In just a few months, the real estate environment has gone from bidding wars to a paucity of buyers. Construction activity has slowed and home prices have begun to slip. The weakness is hardly a surprise, since past pricing …

Real Estate

The 10 best perfumes for men

From timeless classics to classics-in-the-making, our grooming expert Lee Kynaston picks out the 10 best perfumes for men.<p>The one to get fresh with: Dior Eau Sauvage<p>Described by fragrance historian Roja Dove as ‘one of the most important creations of the second half of the last century’ this …

Men's Fashion

The best salary negotiation tactic might be too awkward for most people to try

Psychologists often talk about the supposed benefits of embracing discomfort. The idea is that, by leaning into feelings like anxiety and anger …

Employment

25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.<p>The minute you walk in to your new home, your mind will be racing with to-dos. …

Review: Final Audio E2000 / E3000 - A Nice Surprise - Page 2 of 2

The strikeout, I find myself not being able to explain. I love female vocalists. Jenny Lewis and Shirley Manson are often mentioned in my reviews, …

24 headphones that are actually worth your time

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>The right pair should match your style, the type of music you listen to, and fit into your budget.<p>I've reviewed 24 great pairs of headphones …

Consumer Tech

MSI's mini gaming PC is VR-ready, yet quieter than a library

Running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, the little 7-pound desktop is now available in a special Arctic edition.<p>MSI claims its Trident 3 desktop is the world's smallest VR-ready gaming PC. And now it's available in white.<p>A black version of the petite 4.7-liter system was originally announced at CES …

Picture Sunday: Sony ZX2 Walkman

Disclaimer: This week’s picture sunday features my Sony ZX2 DAP. To check out recent Picture Sunday Posts click HERE. Sony has been returning to …

Batteries

Valve Software to Shutter Steam Greenlight Program for Indie Game Developers

Valve Software announced yesterday that it will end the Greenlight program, which allowed community members to support the addition of independent …

13 Good Games You Can Play On Laptops And Low-End PCs

Sometimes you’ll find yourself out of the house, with nothing but a laptop and a whole lot of time. And while laptops are getting more and more …

TNW's best headphones and microphones of 2016

The last year has been a good one for audiophiles, with high end audio becoming less expensive, and greater selection of quality products overall.<p>Of course, the audio market is too large for us to try out every single product, but here are some solid recommendations from the best we’ve used in the …

Audiophile

Razer gaming keyboard offers no-compromise comfort and speed

Gaming keyboards tend to be an either/or proposition. Either you get the fast action and feedback of mechanical switches, or you 'settle' for the relative comfort of membrane rubber domes. Razer doesn't think you should have to choose. It's introducing the Ornata, a keyboard series whose …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Fender’s FXA7 headphones are for hardcore bassheads only

How much do you love bass? This isn’t a neutral question because Fender’s flagship headphones, the $499 in-ear FXA7, aren’t even close to neutral. The way you feel about bass will determine how you feel about the FXA7s, which have more of it than probably any other earphones on the market.<p>Fender is …

Bang & Olufsen's H6 are my new benchmark for portable headphones

Credit where it's due: it was Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and Overcast, that first alerted me to the existence of a second generation of B&O's already well liked and reviewed H6 headphones. He recently crowned this second gen "the new headphone king" of his portable headphones mega-review, …

Why Brexit is great news for U.S. homebuyers

It's now even cheaper to get a mortgage.<p>The average rate of a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 3.48% -- the lowest level since May 2013, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the rate was 4.08%.<p>The drop comes in the wake of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union. The historic vote sent …

Real Estate

Indie developer Rami Ismail responds to critic of work-life balance in game industry

<i>I read this article today. I wrote an inline response. The bold parts are the article’s original text. My responses are the rest of it. Yes, this layout is copied from the amazing nodontdie.com because I couldn’t come up with another one this fast.</i><p>Editor’s note:<p>GamesBeat is syndicating this post …

Gaming Industry

Parrot Zik 3.0 review: Swanky, feature-packed Bluetooth headphone gets upgraded - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Parrot Zik 3 Bluetooth headphone has a slick, eye-catching design and excellent build quality, plus a wealth of features, including wireless audio streaming, effective noise-cancellation, and touch-sensitive controls on the right earpiece. Also, the sound is very good for Bluetooth, …

How To Build An Oculus Rift Gaming PC For $300 Less Than Off-The-Shelf Systems

Oculus has revealed the initial batch of <b>Oculus Rift Ready PCs</b> from Dell, Asus, and Alienware, all of which are available to pre-order on February 16. But you can <b>build your own for about $300 less</b> than even the <i>cheapest</i> pre-built system from ASUS.<p>I’m going to show you two part lists. The first will …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

Bloc & Roc's Galvanize S2 headphones forego fancy features for excellent design and audio

It’s a pretty great time to be an audiophile on the go. There is no shortage of decent portable options from fairly cheap to rather expensive. In the relentless progress of technology headphones are cramming in more features in a bid to differentiate themselves from the competition.<p>Still, not …

U.S. Real Estate 25% to 60% Overvalued: Analyst

Nearly a decade after the peak of the American real estate bubble, there’s no shortage of fear that we’ll repeat the whole nightmare again.<p>For years …

I zapped my brain's pleasure center with electric headphones

Behind the scenes at Engadget, my nickname is "Mr. Chill" because I'm the most permanently-wound member of the team. That's why I had to meet Nervana, a company promising to use music to send pleasure signals to my brain. The firm, based in Boca Raton, claims to have discovered a way to excite the …

Headphones

Audeze's Sine are lightweight planar magnetic headphones

Usually, planar magnetic headphones aren't the most portable cans. At this year's CES, Audeze unveiled its much more portable Sine planar magnetic on-ear headphones. What does that mean exactly? Well, the planar magnetic tech uses a thin diaphragm rather than typical headphone drivers, touting …

Audiophile

Recipe: Sparkling Espresso with Mint

Learn how to make this refreshing, iced coffee drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled espresso drink.<p>01<p>Fill cocktail shaker with ice.<p>02<p>Add classic or …

JPMorgan's Ultimate Guide To The Markets And The Economy

But international markets are in rougher shape as Europe battles sluggish growth, Japan struggles with low inflation, and emerging markets face major deceleration.<p>JPMorgan Asset Management's David Kelly and team have published their Q1 presentation on the state of the markets and the …

Markets

23 Craft Distilleries Every Liquor Lover Should Know

Back in August, The New York Times published an article about how boutique American spirits — from vodka to whiskey — are spreading around the globe.<p>Small craft distilleries are producing some of the most complex and well-executed spirits on the market that are all mashed, distilled, and bottled by …

21 Badass Trading Desk Setups From Around The World

That's why we put out a call to our readers to send in pictures of their oh-so-important spaces, and the response was just awesome.<p>The desks came in from Croatia to Chicago, Brazil to Switzerland. You sent us everything from massive desks with a bunch of screens to killer views that likely make the …

Trading

Jesse Livermore's 21 Trading Rules

Back in the early part of the 20th century, Livermore made and lost millions shorting the market.<p>"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre, a fictionalized account of Livermore's path from small-time bucketeer to big-time stock trader, is one of the most widely-read and revered books on …

Stock Markets