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10 Great Movies on Netflix Right Now That You’ve Probably Never Seen

If you love good satire and haven’t seen <i>In the Loop</i>, clear an hour and forty two minutes out of your day, pronto. Led by the hilarious performance of …

The 30: The Sudden Cys

Surprise pitching efforts have fueled the Indians, Braves, and Brewers. But how real is that success? And can the Astros ever hope to replicate …

2014 College Football Preview: The ACC

Can anyone besides the Seminoles stop the Seminoles from making a repeat run at the national title?<p>W<i>ith the 2014 college football campaign looming</i> …

Five Best Headphones

<b>Update</b>: We ran this poll again in 2017, so check out the new results here.<p>After a huge number of nominations , we have your five choices for Best …

2014 College Football Preview: The SEC

Can God’s chosen conference reignite its national title streak after proving mortal last season?<p>W<i>ith the 2014 college football campaign looming and</i> …

Top iPhone games gone free

Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Prices were last updated 17 minutes ago<p>Our daily list of best iPhone games gone free is compiled using our proprietary …

Apps

All the Common Electronics Components Explained for Beginners

Electronics components range widely in size and function. From a beginner's point of view, it's hard to know where to start digging in. Programmer …

Car Salesman Confidential: How To Buy A Used Car

It's All About Who You Can Trust<p>In recent years, with the transaction price of the average new car climbing past $30,000, and the sluggish economy, more and more people are electing to keep their cars a little longer, or buy used. So the question is, how do you keep from getting stuck with a bad …

Re-caging the Panthers

Carolina finished last season in a blaze of glory, but it looks like that flame will be quickly extinguished in 2014<p>The Carolina Panthers were the …

Amazon Fire Phone Review: A Flawed Portable Store

The first thing I did with the Fire Phone is point it at two items I needed to order. This is exactly what Amazon wants you to do with the phone. It misidentified one and couldn’t even figure out the second item.<p>My time with the Amazon Fire Phone, which was announced in June, didn’t get much better …

Five reasons why Xiaomi is a serious smartphone player

Xiaomi has been relatively unknown outside of Asia, but a new Strategy Analytics report shows that the Beijing-based company has shot up to being the world's fifth-largest smartphone maker, behind Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and Lenovo.<p>What people outside of Xiaomi's home markets, such as China, …

Mobile

How to Use an Aeropress

<i>Here at Food52, we're serious about our coffee. So we got our friends over at Stumptown Coffee to teach us everything there is to know about it -- and to make our morning (and afternoon) routines a little bit brighter.</i><p><i>Today: How to brew coffee in the portable, unbreakable Aeropress.</i><p>AeroPress has …

Meet the Polaris Slingshot, the sports car that isn’t

There is a small disclaimer at the bottom of the webpage for the new Polaris Slingshot. It reads: “Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle. It is not an automobile. It does not have airbags, and it does not meet automotive safety standards.” Words worth remembering.<p>Time spent with the Campagna …

Roadsters

Why It Would Make Sense For Disney To Buy Formula One

It’s no secret that Formula One will be getting new owners over the next few years. British newspaper the Daily Telegraph recently revealed that the current controlling shareholder of the race series, the private equity firm CVC, has got to sell its 35% stake by the end of July next year unless the …

2014 Chevrolet Spark CVT

Infinitely variable transmission, definitively quicker acceleration.<p>Although automakers such as Honda and Nissan have made significant strides in quelling the continuously variable transmission’s more annoying aspects—a tendency to cause engine droning and a disconnected sensation between said …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

18 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological …

Immune System

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe First Drive

Savor the ATS Sedan’s More Selfish Sibling<p>Coupes are “me” cars, not “we” cars, their back seats more hypothetical than practical, so as far as I’m concerned, the smaller the sedan you coupe-ify, the better. Retiring the CTS coupe in favor of this new 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe, then, seems like a step …

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Radio Shack May Run Out Of Cash, Fail To Turn Itself Around

Back in June, we learned that part of Radio Shack’s turnaround plan is to start in-store repair counters for mobile devices as a bid for relevance …

Life Lessons I Learned By Being A Broke Graduate Student

Two years ago, I started this blog as a broke graduate student on the north side of Chicago. I was living off of $800 a month and I was on a steep, …

Frugal Living

17 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Think again.<p>It turns out there are plenty of low-stress professions in which you can pull in a pretty penny.<p>We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career-information expert, to find out which ones fit the bill.<p>Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 767 occupations …

10 Reasons You're Still Broke

You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your paychecks never seem to stretch as far as you think they should and ends never quite seem to meet. …

Personal Finance

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Money Advice the Experts Don’t Agree On: Paying Off Your Mortgage

There's probably no bigger loan you'll ever take out than your mortgage. It usually takes decades to pay back that debt, and most of us consider it a …

10 Surprisingly Great Road Trip Cars

It's easy to see the roomy new minivans and SUVs out there as great road trip vehicle. But selecting a snoozer doesn't make the trip funit just means you can carry a lot of people or stuff. For your next long drive, take one of these surprisingly ro<p>It's easy to see the roomy new minivans and SUVs …

RVs

First Times Drive: Volvo's V60 wagon packs fewer groceries, more fun

Consider Volvo's 2015 V60 station wagon penance for all the boxy cars the company threw at us in the 1980s and '90s.<p>No longer refrigerator-shaped, the style of this all-new car leaves its forefathers in the dust. The sleek silhouette puts form ahead of function to create a wagon just as good for a …

Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The blue lights are flashing, and that means the sort is going to start late.<p>The blue lights don't go on often. They flash only when lightning is detected within three miles of the Memphis International Airport, and when they do, everything stops. You can't have personnel "on the …

Electric Waste Orchestra

In the hubbub of Moogfest, we serendipitously ran into a guy wearing purple 3D-printed eyeglasses and holding something that looked like a keytar. Upon closer inspection, and with the house lights turned up, it turned out to be a musical instrument made from outdated computer parts. Colten Jackson …