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An Iranian city hit 129 degrees, one of hottest temperatures ever seen on Earth

There's hot, and then there's 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit hot.<p>Ahvaz, Iran, which is a city of 1.1 million people in the country's southwest desert …

Democrats need to win over young voters. Here's how they can do that | Sean McElwee and Causten Rodriguez-Wollerman

The recent Labour surge in the UK provides some hints at a path to success for the Democrats<p>The 2007 financial crisis foreclosed a future of financial stability for today’s young people, and required nations to take on austerity measures whose burdens are disproportionately borne by youth. As a …

What Could a Mysterious U.S. Spy Know About the JFK Assassination?

John F. Kennedy buffs are awaiting the release of documents about June Cobb, a little-known CIA operative working in Cuba and Mexico around the time of the president’s assassination.<p>She may have been one of the bravest and best-placed American spies in the history of the Cold War, but few people …

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Apple’s lack of daycare isn’t an oversight, it’s a feature

After <i>WIRED</i> offered us all a peek into Apple’s new headquarters, one notable fact emerged: there’s no daycare center. Whooooopsie.<p>Except this was no …

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn't a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn't at the top of Grant Sabatier's to-do list when he graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007.<p>As a philosophy major entering the job market on the brink of the Great …

Personal Finance

Press advocates appalled by Trump’s reported call to jail journalists

<b>(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)</b><p>“It is an attack against the freedoms that are guaranteed in our country.”<p>Joe Strupp<p>May 20, 2017 5:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>Media law experts and journalism advocates are sounding the alarm about President Donald Trump's reported call to …

Journalism

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health

How Pixar Lost Its Way

For 15 years, the animation studio was the best on the planet. Then Disney bought it.<p>A well-regarded Hollywood insider recently suggested that sequels can represent “a sort of creative bankruptcy.” He was discussing Pixar, the legendary animation studio, and its avowed distaste for cheap spin-offs. …

Animation

Buying a used iPhone? Here’s an easy way to check whether it was stolen …

Nobody wants to risk buying a stolen item. Even if you leave aside the morality issue, buying stolen devices creates a market for further thefts. And with iPhones, a stolen device will be rendered useless by a combination of Activation Lock and blocks by carriers.<p>Wireless trade body CTIA has now …

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Apple just gave away all the iPhone camera’s secrets

Just because you know how to press your iPhone's camera shutter and record button and snap the perf selfie doesn't mean you're getting the most out …

Being Socially Awkward Is Actually Awesome, According to Science

When I think back to the Bumper Boat Debacle of 1984, I can see the trappings of an awkward moment: I was in middle school; there were unknown …

What Are the Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning?

If there's one thing celebrities love, it's starting the day with a glass of lemon water. Martha Stewart drinks "the juice of a whole lemon every …

McDonald’s isn’t just a fast-food chain—it’s a brilliant $30 billion real-estate company

The success of McDonald’s can be attributed in part to the taste of the iconic fast food chain’s shakes and burgers. But the real secret sauce has everything to do with how the company has quietly become more a real estate company than a restaurant chain.<p>About 85% of the company in 2016 was …

Real Estate

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Networking

The Hermit-Burglar and the Optimistic Journalist

<b>THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS</b> <b><br>The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit</b><br>By Michael Finkel<br>203 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $25.95<p>Michael Finkel is eating breakfast when a hermit jumps out of his newsfeed and into his heart. The hermit’s name is Christopher Knight, and he would still be living undisturbed in …

What Social Work Taught Me About Selling Real Estate

New York real estate agents take on many roles, particularly when they’re shepherding first-time buyers. They’re accountants, educators (“Remember: The contract isn’t binding until both parties sign it”), decorators (“Just think how the foyer would look with a coat of Dorset Cream”), perhaps even …

The Georgia law that could suppress Democratic turnout in Jon Ossoff’s special election

A new lawsuit alleges that a Georgia voter registration law violates federal law.<p>Georgia won’t permit newly registered voters to participate in the June 20 runoff election for the state’s Sixth Congressional District — a restriction that a new lawsuit argues is illegal.<p>The National Voter …

The 8 best pieces of saving advice from real people who banked a fortune

I learned that important lesson from the dozens of people we've profiled on Business Insider, from early retirees to real-estate investors to teachers turned travelers, many of whom saved their way to million-dollar net worths while earning an average salary.<p>We've rounded up the best pieces of …

Personal Finance

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How the World's Smartest People Learn Things Faster

The surest sign of a genuine mastery of a topic is the ability to explain it simply to someone who knows nothing about it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a hard working entrepreneur you’re faced with a variety of challenges, each of which needs to be resolved to grow …

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This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional

Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA’s Cassini mission …

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Critical Thinking

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia

<b>Exclusive:</b> GCHQ is said to have alerted US agencies after becoming aware of contacts in 2015<p>Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has …

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Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

World War One in colour: Graphic artist Frédéric Duriez gives us a new look at the conflict

Tax Secrets of the 1%

We've all heard stories about wealthy Americans taking advantage of tax laws to avoid paying federal income taxes. It's certainly true that many rich individuals use the tax laws to their benefit, and as a result, many end up paying a lower effective tax rate than the middle class. However, the …

Russian hackers were likely surprised by blowback from cyberattacks on U.S. elections, analysts say

The Russian cyberattacks that targeted last year's U.S. presidential elections were as much about wanting to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House as about proving to the world that the Kremlin was capable of pulling off this feat, a leading Russian expert on cybersecurity said …

Russia

Paul Ryan admits health care bill is designed to open way for tax cuts for wealthy

<b>(AP)</b><p>Beleaguered moderates in Trump White House have been left out of domestic policy decisions<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>March 20, 2017 8:26pm (UTC)<p>It’s been nearly a decade since Republicans last held all three elected branches of government and now, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan, it’s about time for …

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11 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Adopt If You Want to Be Rich

Cut unnecessary expenses, save aggressively and visualize how you'll get there. But don't forget to invest in yourself and in relationships with other successful people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a simple formula to follow if you want to become rich and …