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15 horror movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From creature features to zombie apocalypses to straight-up slashers<p>The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? …

Horror

Why an Indian girl chose to become an American woman

I was born in India. What can I say about India that hasn’t already been said about this big, beautiful country, where the culture and history run so deep that the people there have been killing each other for centuries and centuries? India is the most interesting, smelly, soulful melting pot of …

Here's exactly how many days you should book your flight in advance to save the most on airfare

What's the deal with airfare prices? Over the past two years, ticket prices have declined by 3%, while passengers are slammed with checked bag fees (on every major airline except for Southwest, who offers 2 free checked bags) and shrinking legroom (by an order nearly 4 inches over the past few …

Hawaiian Airlines passengers time travel their way back to 2017 one last time

Passengers aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight inadvertently time traveled and celebrated the New Year twice thanks to a flight delay.<p>Hawaiian Airlines flight 446 took off from Auckland, New Zealand, at 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 1 following a 10-minute delay and landed in Honolulu at 10:16 a.m. on Dec. 31, …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

I retired at 30 with $1.25 million — here are the 3 key strategies I used to get there

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30.<p>I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables and scenarios that impact how fast you, depending on your …

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

Less than a mile from Manhattan — one of the priciest and most densely populated places in the world — exists a little-known island that people abandoned nearly 55 years ago.<p>"North Brother Island is among New York City's most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the …

After Irma: Solar Plus Storage - A Small Beacon Of Light In A Sea Of Darkness

Five days after the dreaded arrival of Hurricane Irma, Jim Walden lives in a ghost town. When Walden woke up on this mid-September morning, he switched on his lights and headed to the kitchen to grab something out of the refrigerator for breakfast. He is the only person within miles who could make …

Solar Power

I travel the world for 3 months of the year — here are my 10 best tips to make trips less expensive

While we enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle, our lives felt hurried. If we weren't at work, we were getting ready for work, doing chores or taking care of our kids. We only had 15 vacation days to burn each year — not nearly enough to account for sick days and to travel the way we wanted.<p>Fast forward …

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to Applebee's — here are the businesses they like the least

There are many complex reasons millennials' preferences differ from prior generations', including less financial stability and memories of growing up during the recession.<p>"I think we have got a very significant psychological scar from this great recession," Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly …

Reviewed: A used, year-old MacBook Pro from Apple's Refurbished Mac store that saved me $450

Me? I went for the 2016 model. And no, it's not a brand new, unsold 2016 MacBook Pro that Apple had left over. It's a previously used and refurbished unit I bought from Apple's little-known Refurbished Mac store.<p>It's easy to see why someone wouldn't want a previously used device; it begs the …

Two guys did a coast-to-coast ‘Cannonball Run’ in a Tesla Model S for a new record

51 hours and 47 minutes<p>On July 1st at 11:30 pm PT, two friends, Jordan Hart and Bradly D'Souza, left Redondo Beach, California, in a 2015 midnight silver Tesla Model S, and proceeded east. Fifty-one hours and 47 minutes later, they arrived at a garage on E. 31st Street in New York City, claiming to …

Top 10 Google Apps for iPhone Ranked Better to Best

Every Android user migrating to an iPhone should be happy to learn that many of their Google services can make the transition with them. iOS users …

27 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Even though we use our iPhones all day every day, there are still a handful of features that are relatively unknown.<p>Some of these features are buried …

Batteries

A new travel app is offering the lowest flight prices we've ever seen

On Wednesday, the desktop-only platform revealed its first mobile app—and it could be a game-changer.<p>The members-only site can send real-time alerts and push notifications whenever it detects massive price drops, error fares, or flash sales. DealRay spotlights localized, and often-exclusive deals …

21 Weird (But Totally Legal) Ways to Make Extra Money if You’re a Guy

Do you find yourself short on cash for the weekend? Tapped out of things you can sell and odd jobs you can offer your neighbors?Have you tried …

25 Best Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Applications In 2018

Why we are still fond of <b>expensive applications</b> like Microsoft Windows, Adobe, Autodesk etc. when there are a lot of <b>open source alternatives</b> to …

Everything Google Announced at Its "Made By Google" Event that Actually Matters

Google wants you to start looking at it as a hardware company. Today, it announced new Pixel phones, a smart voice assistant-powered speaker called …

Virtual Reality

India's disturbing Oscar entry takes on police torture

<b>A thriller in Tamil language has been chosen as India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars. Sudha G Tilak writes on an unusually gritty crime drama on police brutality and corruption.</b><p>A homeless young man is walking down a street after watching a late night movie …

23 Things You Can Do in iOS 10 You Couldn't Before

After revealing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple is finally releasing iOS 10 for everyone with a compatible device today. Of course you’re going to …

Apps

8 Mac Menu Bar Apps That Will Blow Your Mind

The only thing better than awesomely useful apps are awesomely useful apps that you can use right from your menu bar. Earlier this year, we wrote …

Google Drive

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 preorders are now live

Making sense of all your upgrade options<p>The second weekend of September is nearly upon us, and tradition says we must now gather around the collective browser window to show our devotion to Apple's annual iPhone refresh. This time, we'll be saying goodbye to more than just $650: with the purchase …

Flight Deal: U.S. to Sweden for $378 Round-Trip

Tickets to Stockholm and Gothenburg are available from several American cities.<p>Better start practicing your <i>snälla</i> and <i>tack</i>—excellent fares to Sweden from most U.S. cities are now available from late August through early November. (From NYC, there is availability November through mid-December, …

This Single Mom Got Fired, Started a Gym, and Is on Track to a Billion in Revenue

Ellen Latham went from being a fired as a single mother to co-founding Orangetheory Fitness, a multi-million dollar company. Here's how she did it.

This Teenage Entrepreneur Raised $2.8 Million for His Drone Startup In-Between High School Classes

George Matus graduated from high school in May, but his schedule is crazier than ever. While most of his former classmates are catching up on sleep …

Meet David Phillips, The Guy Who Earned 1.2 Million Airline Miles With Chocolate Pudding

David Phillips is a deal-finding genius, and you can travel like him too.<p>If there’s anyone who knows how to hack a travel deal, it’s DavidPhillips.<p>In 1999, the civil engineer from California catapulted into fame after he earned a whopping 1.2 million airline miles by taking advantage of a Healthy …

10 amazing Prisma app images that started as simple selfies

The Prisma app, which transforms normal photos into amazing images that attempt to replicate the human artistic touch, is officially a hit.<p>First …

Mobile Photography