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The Strange Life of a Murderer Turned Crime Blogger

Squeeze the trigger of a gun and a spring unwinds. A bolt lurches forward. On that piece of precision-milled steel is a firing pin that ignites a …

Crime

Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic

Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face.<p>When I wrote, back in February, that I was skeptical that President Donald Trump would ever be proved to have secretly colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election in his favor, I mistyped.<p>What I meant to write was …

Donald Trump

Thinking Skills Of Successful People

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

Procrastination

Poop bag entrepreneurs see opportunity in Chicago's plastic bag ban

As Chicago's ban on flimsy plastic bags takes hold, a practical concern for dog owners presents itself as an opportunity for entrepreneurs: how best to scoop the poop, as required by city law.<p>With a plastic bag balled up in his pocket at the Montrose Dog Beach, Yevgeny Slivkin said Friday he plans …

What to buy if you only have $1,000 to invest

A thousand dollars is a minuscule amount in the investing world, but for many young professionals it's all they've got to start off.<p>And while money managers aren't beating down doors to serve them, that shouldn't be a deterrent against young people investing early, even if they've only very …

21 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Worry About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to know the secret to success, which is why we all look up to role models such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But one of the biggest lessons you can learn from them? It’s simply to worry only about the …

Entrepreneurship

Architects Transform Sand and Rubble Into Schools for Syrian Refugees

There are an estimated 2 million Syrian refugee children across the globe, and over a million of them aren’t in school. While activists like Malala …

Be like Buffett: Don’t rush into selling your stocks

For many investors, the hardest part of investing isn't deciding which stocks to pick – it's knowing when to sell. Should you sell after a stock has gone up a certain amount? After it has gone down a certain amount? When an analyst downgrades it? When it misses earnings expectations?<p>The great …

Articles about house week comfortable home made two shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless …

Architecture

Articles about 5 super cozy bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>These bright bedrooms from the Dwell community exude relaxing vibes.<p>Embrace your primordial instincts with a lesson from the happiest nation in the world.<p>Peek inside Argentinean architect and …

Architecture

Facebook Co-Founder Giving Millions Directly To The Poor, No Strings Attached

GiveDirectly has a straightforward approach to helping the world's poorest people: just give them cash, no strings attached.<p>The New York-based nonprofit has distributed about $1,000—roughly a year's income—to thousands of ultra-poor households in Kenya and Uganda. Recipients don't need to pay back …

World Food Program

The World's Wildest Travel Accommodations

Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with this roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.

The Disruption Uber Has Brought To The Taxi Business Is Coming To Trucking

In the U.S., over 70 percent of all freight movement is hauled by trucks of various types and sizes. Needless to say, any improvements in freight efficiencies will have a cascading positive impact on all corners of the world’s largest and most dynamic economy. The last time the U.S. transportation …

Are today's cartoons the best that kids' television has ever been?

Doug Walker, the Nostaglia Critic, asks the question: Are kids' cartoons better now than ever?<p>His answer follows the history of television animation for kids, from early Warner Bros. and Disney efforts, through the explosion of toyetic animated series in the '80s and the relapse into more …

7 Toxic People to Avoid When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging things you can do. And one of the hardest parts is that most people won't understand why you're working so hard, especially when you're not making much money to start.<p>They also won't …

Self-help

Where Does The Glass For The New Supertall Skyscrapers Come From?

Hint: it involves nanotechnology<p>We don’t think much about glass; by its nature, it’s meant to be seen through, not seen. And yet the high-tech, high-strength glazing that covers today’s supertall buildings – skyscrapers over 1,200 feet, like One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai – …

Skyscrapers

Photos: Japan's 34 most beautiful places | CNN Travel

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

15 Cozy Fireplaces That Will Keep You Warm All Year Long

It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly nights.<p>The hearth is the center of the home. From detailed stonework to stunning marble, these fireplaces will turn any living space — a study, bedroom, you name it — into a relaxing oasis.

Architecture should be more like Minecraft, says Bjarke Ingels

<b>Movie:</b> the founder of architecture firm BIG explains his theory of "Worldcraft" – creating architecture that focuses on turning "surreal dreams into …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

Yahoo!

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Windy, Cold NYC Marathon in Pictures

Fairy Tale Attractions to See with Kids in Europe

Hercules monument on the Fairy Tale Route (Photo Credit: MalteRuhnke via WikiMedia)<p>Travel through time and explore a fairy tale world stretching from Snow White to Harry Potter. Try learning to ride a broomstick, see the original Little Mermaid and discover Snow White's home deep in a German forest.<p>…

Walt Disney Company

Anonabox backers have Invizbox to lean on after Kickstarter controversy

The online secrecy-promising Anonabox router might be in limbo after Kickstarter pulled the crowdfunding plug, but one possible (and less …

Why you shouldn’t eat octopus

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the truth about death and good reasons not to eat cephalopods.<p><b>Internet</b> <br>A master class in Google <br>Steven Levy | Backchannel | 7 October 2014<br>Interview with executive chairman Eric Schmidt about how Google runs its business. Part one of three. Key …

The New Gründergeist

Editor's note: Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, was in Berlin today and paid a visit to the headquarters of Native Instruments, a leading pr...

Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative?

“With Yossarian you can increase the diversity and frequency of your Ah ha! moments.” Oh really?<p>Type “beauty” into Google image search, and you’ll see endless photos of white models. Search “beauty” in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, and it returns pictures of men shaking hands, a little …