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Want to Shed Pounds? These 3 Apps Will Kickstart Your Weight Loss

<i>For</i> InStyle<i>'s November issue, on newsstands now and availale for digital download, we teamed up with Google to uncover your most-searched questions</i> …

USWNT demolishes Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup: Three takeaways

The US deserved it, and Japan had no chance. Sweet revenge.<p>The USWNT, after 16 years, are at the summit of women's soccer. With a jaw-dropping …

Japan

Greek referendum result: what happens next?

What’s next for the Greek banks?<p>The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will hold an emergency meeting with the bosses of the local banks on Sunday night. He has said he is on a “war footing”. The governor of the central bank, the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, is also likely to be …

Europe

What Public Speakers Can Learn From President Obama's Eulogy For Reverend Pinckney

The public speaking world has been abuzz for the past week about a standout speech delivered by President Obama in the form of a eulogy for the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine people murdered at the historic Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 18.<p>Over the past …

Public Speaking

Oregon aims to tax legal marijuana less than other states

SALEM, Ore.—Lawmakers moved methodically to ensure that when Oregonians take a drag on their first legal recreational-marijuana cigarettes or plant their first legal seeds Wednesday, that they have the full weight and force of the state behind them.<p>One bill sent to the governor aims to tax …

Millions Play, 180 Get Paid. Why Women’s Soccer Can’t Get a Leg Up

On July 10, 1999, eleven-year-old Christen Press, her face painted red, white, and blue, was in the stands at the Rose Bowl, screaming “U-S-A” …

Rose Bowl

Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their …

Women are replacing men in the global workforce

In some cases, like in Japan, Barclays said that more women and old people entering the workforce is mitigating some of the economic damage from dwindling labour market participation from men:<p>The working age population of the existing centers of global economic activity has stopped rising and begun …

As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

The 66th floor of Panama City's Trump Tower is a fine spot to experience Panama's booming economy. Beyond the building's windows, hundreds of skyscrapers stretch the length of the capital's skyline. Inside, a hand of blackjack will set you back $200, but all-you-can-drink champagne costs just …

The Girl Scouts turned down $100,000 to fight for transgender rights—and then raised $250,000 from supporters

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington gave a donor back $100,000 when the donor said the organization couldn’t use the money to support transgender girls. Instead, the regional Girl Scouts office took to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars online from …

LGBTQI

Apple Watch Sales Aren't Looking So Hot

The iPhone continues to sell like hot cakes — 74.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015 – but the Apple Watch appears to be far away from catching up.<p>Pacific Crest Securities analyst Andy Hargreaves said on Wednesday that he’s trimming his estimates for Apple Watch sales. For fiscal 2015, …

Apple Watch

A probe zooming to Pluto just sent home a mesmerizing timelapse gif

Looking good, Pluto.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe is starting to get a clearer view of the dwarf planet and its five moons as it speeds through space …

Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.<p>The man died Monday at the plant in …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus images, dummies, measurements and case leaked

A rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has been all the hype since yesterday, when a trademark filing for the device. Leaks and rumors have started trickling in since then. Now we have a bevy of images and details that provide ample evidence for the device’s existence. Let’s take a look!<p>Samsung …

Electronics Industry

Sprint CEO calls T-Mobile's Uncarrier movement 'bullshit'

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has a long and storied history of calling out his company's rivals online, regularly blasting Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T on Twitter for their service, deals, and phone plans. While most of his complaints are met with stony silence from the other carriers, it seems not all of …

Telecoms

Google's chatbot learned it all from movies

Chatbots are pretty common these days -- a simple search can surface numerous variants you can talk to on a lonely Friday night. The one Google is developing, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill chatbot: it wasn't programmed to respond to questions a specific way. Instead, it uses neural networks …

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more teachers to use it in the classroom.<p>Microsoft, which bought the game’s developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a …

Minecraft

A solar-powered plane traveling from Japan to Hawaii just hit the home stretch

Solar Impulse 2 had traveled 67 percent of the way to the tropical US state by 2100 GMT Wednesday, having flown 5,199 kilometers (3,230 miles) with 2,536 km more to go, according to the project.<p>By that time the plane and its veteran Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg had logged nearly 75 hours of …

Solar Impulse