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Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Pass a Basic Test of Financial Literacy

Quick: If you take out a $1000 loan that has a 20% rate, how much will you owe a year in interest?<p>Answer: $200. But if you got that wrong, you’re not …

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

Diplomatic Disaster: Japan Just Found Out The U.S. Was Behind The 1945 Atomic Bombings

Well, this is an absolute fiasco.<p>Washington is in full-on damage-control mode, as Japan has just discovered that the United States military was …

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

High School

A Paramedic Allegedly Stole James Gandolfini's Rolex as He Was Having a Heart Attack

The actor died in June 2013.<p>An Italian paramedic has allegedly committed a crime that even Tony Soprano might consider cruel and cold-hearted.<p>Claudio Bevilacqua, 43, is accused of stealing James Gandolfini's Rolex Submariner watch when he came to the assistance of the dying actor in Rome in June …

Best screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

It goes without saying, cases are one of the most important investments you can make, especially for a brand new smartphone like the Samsung alaxy S7 …

Screen Protector

The Dollar Is Strong. Here's Where You Should Fly to Spend It

How about South America?<p>The dollar is very strong right now, and while that might not always be something to cheer, it can make traveling to certain …

Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes Are Here, But They’re Not What You Expect

They’re not the Marty McFly kicks we’ve wanted for decades.<p>At its “Innovation for Everyone” event today in New York, Nike unveiled high-performance footwear and apparel for athletes, a fleet of items for consumers, and more features on its Nike+ app. But the one thing that had everyone—okay, mostly …

North Korea Threatens U.S. With Nuclear Strike Over War Games

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea issued another threat Monday, warning of an indiscriminate "pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice" on Washington and Seoul, this time in reaction to the start of huge U.S.-South Korean military drills.<p>Such threats have been a staple of young North Korean leader Kim …

50 of the greatest US travel experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

The stigma of doing things alone

I WAS DISCUSSING PROSPECTIVE TRAVEL PLANS with a group of people the other day when one of them, after expressing her interest in visiting Lyon, …

First U.S. Factory OK'd For Cuba Aims To Plow A Path Into 21st Century

When President Obama travels to Cuba next month — the first visit by a sitting U.S. president in nearly 90 years — it will mark a historic step on the path to normalizing relations with the island nation.<p>While Obama is in Havana, two U.S. businessmen are hoping the president might spend some time …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Announced In Virtual Reality During MWC 2016

Along with the new Gear 360 camera and more<p>Samsung is known for putting on a show during its press conference events announcing new devices. From broadway shows to special celebrity guests, the South Korean company isn’t too proud to go the outlandish route and build buzz. Samsung has decided to …

Virtual Reality

This Woman Tried Kim Kardashian's Duct Tape Cleavage Trick

"I gave myself an inadvertent breast wax..."<p>Brave writer Joanna Della-Ragione did the inevitable after Kim Kardashian revealed she uses tape (the gaffer variety, specifically) to achieve her red carpet cleavage: She tried it herself, on her 32E breasts. "Having studied Kim's technique, I deduced …

Russia Plans to Sell Iran Up to $8B Worth of Weapons: Reports

MOSCOW — Moscow plans to sell Iran state-of-the-art warplanes, tanks and missile systems, Russian state media said Wednesday — a haul that could reportedly total up to $8 billion.<p>The deal to sell an unspecified number of Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets to Tehran could be sealed by the end of the year, …

Middle East

8 red flags that make you more likely to get audited by the IRS

Fortunately, your chances of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service are pretty slim. Less than 1 percent of taxpayers were audited in 2014. The number of audits is expected to decline even further this year after budget cuts prevented the agency from replacing retiring auditors. Funding for …

Finance

WATCH: Peyton Manning reveals the truth behind Eli's sad Super Bowl face

Eli Manning made a weird face at the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning explains the details.<p>When Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos scored the clinching …

Associated Press News

Taking LSD leads to 'improved psychological wellbeing' - study

Research has found that psychedelic drugs can improve levels of optimism and openness - while a separate study has found they may help prevent domestic violence<p>LSD can make you more optimistic and more open to experience, according to a new study by researchers at Imperial College London.<p>The study, …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 could look almost exactly like the Galaxy S6

Samsung will likely unveil its next flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S7, at Mobile World Congress next month, but we may already know what it …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 Benchmarks Leak

Samsung is gearing up to release its next big flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress tradeshow next month. But as is usual with flagship product releases in this info-overloaded age, a few tidbits of intel have leaked out ahead of the official reveal.<p>The latest …

Human brain can store 4.7 billion books - ten times more than originally thought

One petabyte is the same as 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text,13.3 years of HD-TV recordings, 4.7 billion books or 670 million web pages<p>The human brain has a capacity that is ten times greater than first thought and can retain 4.7 billion books, scientists have discovered.<p>This …

At $3B, Knicks replace Lakers atop list of NBA's most valuable franchises

Although they're in 10th place in the East and 17th place league-wide, the New York Knicks are the clear winners in the NBA -- when it comes to net …

What Markets Say About 2016

What will 2016 bring for the world economy? Financial markets are sending a mixed message: There's reason to believe that the U.S. will outperform …

Comcast just had a major breakthrough that could mean superfast internet

AP<p>Comcast announced this week that it has successfully tested the world's first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia.<p>That probably sounds like a …

Telecoms

'The Big Bang Theory' May End After Season 10

"Uh... Bazinga?"<p>Every great empire must fall (or something).<p>TV ratings giant "The Big Bang Theory" may end after its 10th season, according to comments from showrunner Steve Molaro in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.<p>"The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point," Molaro said …

Why Sweden Is Going Cash-Free

Sweden could very well be the first country to one day go totally cash-free.<p>In fact, the Scandanavian country is well on its way, according to a new …

How to use free Wi-Fi safely for banking, shopping and browsing

Public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to check Facebook, browse the Internet or do some online shopping on the go without putting a dent in your cellular data plan. (Use this free app to find Wi-Fi anywhere you go.) Unfortunately, if there are hackers on the same network, there’s a good chance they can …

The US uses more electricity on Christmas than these countries do the entire year

Hello there, average American Christmas reveler. Things are looking good for the homestretch: You've got your tree all set, perhaps a few lights strung up around the yard to show the neighbors that life's good, and you're dealing with mild, but totally manageable anxiety about whether Amazon's …

Globalization