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Meet The Futuristic Personal Transportation Vehicle Coming To China And U.S. Soon

Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine.<p>“I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing completely upright on giant wheels,” he recalls. “They were Segways. I thought to myself, …

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Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos

To highlight the need for more secure copyright protections<p>Google’s research division today detailed just how easy it is for computer algorithms to bypass standard photo watermarking practices, stripping those images of copyright protection and making them vulnerable to reposting across the …

World's Oldest Woman Dies After A Life Full Of Bacon & Lingerie

Susannah Mushatt Jones, who was believed to be the world’s oldest woman and the last living American born in the 1800s, died in Brooklyn, NY, on …

Danica McKellar talks new project: 'There’s this epidemic of kids being afraid of math'

When it comes to expressing a love for math, you can always count on Danica McKellar.<p>The 42-year-old actress, best known for playing Kevin Arnold’s on-off girlfriend Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years,” has been keeping busy with her favorite subject.<p>“My whole point, my whole mission is to make …

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Many crucial business lessons are not taught in MBA programs — here's everything else you need to know to succeed

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Columbia Business School/FacebookYou learn a lot on the way to getting your MBA, but you can't learn everything in school; there are …

Save Big Bucks on College Dorm Shopping This Year

You may not need to buy as much as you think. And when you do, you can often find bargains.<p>Dorm shopping is the mother of all back-to-school shopping …

Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high …

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Melissa McCarthy's 13 Greatest Wigs, Ranked

Rarely does a Melissa McCarthy character actually look like Melissa McCarthy. The comedian likes to disappear into a role. She changes her body …

14 great side gigs college students can use to make extra cash

I'm going to recommend some money making methods that are more entrepreneurial than job-related.<p>The problem with holding a job in college is that they typically pay no better than minimum wage, which forces you to work long hours that cut into your study time.<p>I'm also not going to recommend some of …

Trump notches an easy victory in New Hampshire’s Republican primary

CONCORD, N.H. — Donald Trump resoundingly won the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday night, giving the billionaire mogul his first victory in an improbable and brash campaign that already has turned American politics upside down.<p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich, on the strength of his …

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13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

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A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - When Thailand’s army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lackluster economy and a delayed return to democracy.<p>Thailand's Prime Minister …

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

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14-Year-Old Girl Forced Into Marriage Accused Of Killing Husband With Rat Poison

The young girl could face the death penalty if found guilty.<p>Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the teenager, who sobbed in Gezawa High Court in northern Nigeria as the judge, Mohammed Yahaya, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.<p>The defence's application to have the case …

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