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21 insanely lavish hotel suites to stay in before you die

When you're on vacation, some hotels will make you feel like royalty — and others will treat you like it.<p>These 21 opulent hotel suites are guaranteed to do just that.<p>Most are accompanied by a lofty price tag, but when they include personal butlers, pillow service, and once-in-a-lifetime views, you …

This Is Why Google Doesn't Hire People As Fast As It Could

When reporting its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, (which missed EPS and revenue expectations a bit), CFO Patrick Pichette emphasized that the company was looking for growth in all areas.<p>Although it grew its workforce by over 5,800 people over the year, an analyst on the quarterly conference …

26 Things To Remember To Pursue True Happiness (From A To Z)

You want to be happy. Whether or not you know it or believe it, you desire complete and utter contentment in your life.<p>It is the reason you get up in …

The 20 Best Hotels In America, According To Travelers

The best hotel in America is not a grand old historic hotel in the south, nor a luxe resort in Hawaii. Instead, the number one hotel is a sleek new Chicago property that opened just over a year ago.<p>Here are the top 20 hotels in the US.

Planets Outside Of Our Solar System

55 Cancri e is a super-Earth - more massive than the Earth but lighter than a gas giant. This planet is so close to its Sun that it orbits every 18 hours. Its light was detected by the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The 51 Coolest Cars Ever Made

We're not saying these are the best cars ever built. We're saying these are the ones you lust after.<p>We're not saying these are the best cars ever built. We're saying these are the ones you lust after.

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Why Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google’s

Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.<p>A man pulls his cellphone out of his pocket and hits a button. A glowing vehicle pulls up that looks like it was carved from a single block of silver. The door opens …

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Homes with conservatories – in pictures

From a stately air-conditioned addition to the garden to a full-on orangery in the Loire Valley, here are some glass houses to live with

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

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'60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness, From Google To Congress

While the world is getting more and more technologically connected, a lot of people seem to be feeling more mentally disconnected—from others, and from themselves.<p>“I’m on mobile devices all day long,” said Anderson Cooper on tonight’s <i>60 Minutes</i> (which you can watch here). “I feel like I could go …

Road Testing the 600 Horsepower 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Refrigerator white never struck me as a sinister color until catching sight of the GT-R NISMO approaching in the drop-off lanes of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, its black carbon-fiber mouth with red aero whiskers and carbon-fiber rear spoiler lending it an unsettling monster of the deep presence, a …

Annual Changes To Nasdaq-100 Index Announced

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq OMX Group announced late Friday the results of its annual re-ranking of the Nasdaq 100 index, which will cause a reshuffling of several constituents.<p>Nasdaq said it will add American Airlines Group, Electronic Arts and Lam Research, with Expedia, F5 Networks and Maxim …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Tech Gifts For Geeky Guys This Holiday Season

I have been told that buying gifts for me is difficult. I’m obviously passionate about my PCs and technology in general, but I already have access to virtually all of the latest gadgets and PC hardware out there. Friends and family often come to my place to check out the latest gear, before heading …

Paris Might Build A Modern Glass Tower—And Some People Are Furious

Paris is world famous for its gorgeous, uniform 19th-century Haussmann-style architecture.<p>As a result, Parisians are generally wary or even outright hostile toward new construction: when the Pompidou Centre was built in 1977, critics called it an eyesore, and the Tour Montparnasse was so reviled …

LeMons Houston Day 1: Audi 4000, Ford Thunderbird, Mercedes-Benz 450SLC Leading Classes

After inspecting the entries at the seventh annual Gator-O-Rama 24 Hours of LeMons at MSR Houston, we braved the chilly, fetid, swampy exhalations of the Gulf Coast in November for the first racing session. At the end of the day, we had surprises in each of the three LeMons classes. Here’s what …

Philae: ‘I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get my data? I might take a nap’

It began with a bumpy landing and ended with a touching tweet. “I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get all my data? I might take a nap …” tweeted @Philae2014.<p>It was early Saturday morning, and after 57 hours performing science experiments on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko the …

This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

'Interstellar' Animators Made A Physics Breakthrough While Creating A Black Hole For The Movie

The movie-making business has, unintentionally, helped make something more: a scientific discovery. One that you can experience first-hand in the film "Interstellar," coming out in US theaters everywhere on Friday, Nov. 7.<p>In the film, a crew of explorers travel through a wormhole to reach distant …

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

The Most Important Question In A Job Interview

My daughter’s first non-babysitting job was a job at a fast-growing national fast food chain. My daughter worked at the fast food place for about six months before she moved up to a job in her school’s library.<p>One day she called me to get my take on a conversation she’d had with her manager. “Mom,” …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The rising star dishes on fame and wears the 5 freshest summer style swerves you should try.<p>By Samuel Hine2 days agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>We …

The 15 Destinations You Need to Visit This Fall

The best places to visit in America and beyond right now.<p>Fall is officially here, and with it comes the urge to explore new horizons and distant vistas. Which direction should your GPS lead you? Here, we round up the best places to visit in America and around the world this season.

Review: Lamborghini's Huracan mature, rebellious; Ferrari 458 Speciale, McLaren 650S

Lamborghinis can be called many things — brutish, temperamental, sexy, subtle as a Sherman tank in a school zone.<p>Refinement has never been part of the formula, until the 610-horsepower Huracan went on sale last month.<p>This low-slung supercar replaces the brand's Gallardo, the single most popular …

Here's How NASA Is Expanding Its Search For Alien Life

Over the next five years, NASA and seven partner institutions will be taking on new projects to help paint a more complete picture about how life comes to be in the universe. The projects include preparing to bring back samples of the Martian terrain to Earth, investigating the role of comets and …

1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

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20 Questions, 20 Answers About the BMW i8 Sports Coupe

We have a BMW i8 hybrid sports car at our office right now and we wanted to share—so we asked you to tell us what you wanted to know about the Bavarians’ Future Sled. For answers to any and all performance and numbers-related questions you might have, check out our test of the car; for answers to …

'Shadow of Mordor' Succeeds Because It Makes Death Matter

Shadow of Mordor is an average game that ascends dangerously close to greatness because of a single mechanic. It’s not a very common notion, given that most games are a sum of their parts, but Mordor is in a unique situation where one aspect of it shines brighter than nearly everything else in the …

Portal 2 Improves Cognitive Skills More Than Lumosity Does, Study Finds

What does it mean when "entertainment" games improve players' test scores more than brain-training programs?<p>Like many people, Val Shute likes playing video games. But while she's gaming, she doesn't exactly think about the same things the average person does.<p>For example, Shute loved playing the …

This bizarre bendable phone wears like a shirtsleeve

For the past few years, the standing lazy punchline about wearables has been something about awkwardly strapping a computer or a phone to your body. Finally, a crowdfunding campaign has taken the joke to the next level and made that punchline a reality.<p>San Francisco Bay Area startup Arubixs has …

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