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Chastised by E.U., a Resentful Greece Embraces China’s Cash and Interests

ATHENS — After years of struggling under austerity imposed by European partners and a chilly shoulder from the United States, Greece has embraced the advances of China, its most ardent and geopolitically ambitious suitor.<p>While Europe was busy squeezing Greece, the Chinese swooped in with …

Europe

Caffeine may be able to block inflammation, new research says

This could help explain why caffeine is correlated with health benefits<p>Caffeine may be able to tamp down the inflammation that worsens with age, according to a study that investigated caffeine’s effects on immune cells. It’s a correlational study, but it’s one that dives into how caffeine could be …

Immune System

How Can I Invest with Less Than $100?

Even though $100 might not sound like a lot, the power of compounding can be incredible. It has been said, "Do not despise the day of small …

Hackers unlock NES Classic, upload new games via USB cable | Ars Technica

It’s not as simple as drag-and-drop, but no screwdriver or hardware mods needed.<p>If you managed to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition this …

Retrogaming

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

Psychology

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Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Home Security

Fannie Mae Is a Whopping $36 Million Over Budget on its New Headquarters

Fannie Mae is no stranger to opulent spending.<p>It’s history is checkered with accounting scandals that helped inflate executive pay and instances …

Real Estate