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Facebook says it will push more local news stories into your News Feed

It’s the third big change Facebook has announced in the last month. And at least one more is coming.<p>Facebook says it will bring you more local news stories in your news feed, even if you didn’t ask to see them.<p>“Starting today, we’re going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or …

Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs

It’s an “intentionally broad” policy aimed at stopping scammers.<p>Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or …

How to set up your website & monitor its search traffic in Google Search Console

If you recently started up a blog (or any other kind of website), you probably know that one of the most important ways to grow traffic is to make sure your pages are being indexed by Google’s search engine. After all, Google is by far the biggest driver of referral traffic to just about every …

A Collection of 10 Data Visualizations You Must See

Google is using AI to predict flight delays

You can also find out what you'll miss with 'basic' fares.<p>Flight delay alerts are helpful, but they usually depend on airlines notifying you in a timely fashion... and they're not always quick on the draw. Google, however, is happy to fill that gap. It's updating its Flights feature with not only …

Machine Learning

The Tools Hackers Use to Steal Your Office's Secrets

Hackers have a dirty secret—and no, it’s not that they still live in their parents’ basement and suffer from an unhealthy obsession with Alison Brie. …

Microsoft adds support for iOS Files app, drag and drop to OneDrive

OneDrive and SharePoint users are the big winners here.<p>Apple's latest operating system for its mobile devices, iOS 11, added a ton of productivity tweaks. One of the biggest is Files, a new, well, file system for iOS that lets users interact more directly with documents and images without having to …

Software

Google Is Helping Turn Your Phone Into A Wand For Fantastic Beasts

It's not long now until <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them</i> hits theaters, giving <i>Harry Potter</i> fans their first taste of the movie universe since …

Fantastic Beasts

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

By Liz Sly<p>Liz Sly<p>Beirut bureau chief, covering Lebanon, Syria and the wider region<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BEIRUT — An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and …

Middle East

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

<b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.<p>All of them have the same basic underpinnings: they use a “blockchain”, a shared public …

Cryptocurrencies

Rare Sight of Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse: Pictures

Super Blue Blood Moon

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

Woodworking

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Recipes

Report: President Trump Called Jerry Jones 4 Times On Monday

President Trump was blowing up the NFL owner’s phone.<p>Jerry Jones’ phone was getting blown up by Donald Trump on Monday, according to a new report.<p>The …

The Best Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

Dig in.<p>The slow cooker has become synonymous with fall cooking. It makes hearty, soul-satisfying meals that we all begin to crave once summer comes to an end. Most people think of soups and stews for the slow cooker, or even braises, and those are great options ― but pastas are where it’s at if you …

I've Been Married to My Husband For 15 Years. Here's How We Continue to Have Sex Every Day

This longtime couple prioritizes their sex life—and the benefits go beyond the bedroom<p>Three months ago, I was driving to work and listening to an episode of <i>ONE Extraordinary Marriage</i> podcast. The hosts were talking about a 60-day sex challenge they’d done nine years earlier—where they committed to …

17 Chinchillas So Round And Cute That You'll Be Truly Astounded

They are the roundest boys.

Cute Animals

Tiniest Orphaned Kitten Found in Field Cries Out for Love, Then and Now...

A kind-hearted woman found the tiniest kitten she had ever seen and went on an incredible journey to save the kitty.<p>Meet Chili the miracle cat!<p>On the …

Cute Animals

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist

Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different …

Pacific Coast Cruising: Driving California’s Iconic Highway

Twisting against cliffs carved by tempestuous ocean waves, the Pacific Coast Highway is a dazzling drive. Carved by nature and intrepid men armed …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Survival | Outdoor Skills

Nick Davidson<p>Nick Davidson<p>Jun 27, 2018<p>When disaster strikes, this gear will help you make it through<p>Earl Swift<p>Earl Swift<p>Jun 20, 2018<p>From miles out in the storm-ravaged Chesapeake Bay, the Tangier Island crab boat radioed a mayday, then fell silent. Fellow skippers from this lonely and legendary …

11 Insanely Beautiful Bodies Of Water (PHOTOS)

It's pretty hard to beat sitting lakefront or on the beach, enjoying the serene setting and beautiful views.<p>But how about swimming in rainbow-colored, crystal-clear or geothermal waters?<p><b>Click through the slideshow below to check out some of the world's most unbelievable bodies of water</b><p>PHOTO …

Seven startling sights of Eastern Europe

Forget the evocative skylines and merry nightlife: beyond Eastern Europe's classic sights you can walk with witches, hear the ocean sing and step straight back in time. Prepare to smile - or shudder - at some of Eastern Europe's startling sights.<p>Racławice Panorama in Wrocław, Poland<p>Nothing combats …

19 Awesome Hikes Under 5 Miles

<b>You can pack a lot into five miles</b> – we’ve found slot canyons, redwoods, caving, 100-year-old via ferrate, sand dunes, summits, just to name a few. …

Majestic Canada, coast to coast

Meandering train journeys through jaw-dropping scenery are still one of the most immersive ways to explore the world’s second-largest country.<p>When Canada’s inaugural transcontinental train trundled from Montreal into British Columbia’s Port Moody in 1886, it practically and symbolically linked the …

Trains

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …