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U.S. proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales | Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. fisheries managers on Monday proposed lifting protections for most humpback whales around the globe, including in American waters, based on evidence the mammals have made a strong comeback since commercial whaling drove them near extinction.<p>A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer …

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Compound Interest

Calculate Compound Interest Using Excel<p>If it's been a while since your math class days, fear not: There are handy tools to help figure compounding. …

Sleep: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Snooze More and Work Less

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The value placed on sleep has plummeted in recent years as members of the business community have continued to to brag about how many hours they’ve clocked, versus how many hours of sleep they’ve lost.<p>Sacrificing sleep may seem …

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One-third have almost no retirement savings

Many people are woefully unprepared financially for retirement, and they shouldn't count on working longer to make up the difference, a new national survey reveals.<p>Almost a third of workers (28%) say they have less than $1,000 in savings and investments that could be used for retirement, not …

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Cybersecurity researcher banned by airline after joke tweet

Chris Roberts has spoken extensively about airline IT vulnerabilities and joked about being able to deploy oxygen masks on a 737<p>United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a flight after he claimed the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked.<p>Last week Chris …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

The "Full House" Spin-Off Is Officially Happening On Netflix

John Stamos made the announcement on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night.<p>Since August 2014, rumors of a <i>Full House</i> spin-off show have been swirling. And on Monday night while appearing on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, John Stamos finally confirmed that the new show is happening.<p>Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of …

Five Ways To Simplify Your Life

Americans work more, take less vacation, and retire later than people anywhere else in the industrialized world. Hunched over computer screens in offices with artificial lighting, we may sometimes forget the world that exists beyond our office walls.<p>Fortunately, Mother Nature has scheduled …

Minimalism

Taking too many vitamins and food supplements 'can give you cancer', warns new study

People do not need to take vitamin supplements, new research has found, since they do "more harm than good" and could increase the risk of cancer and …

Is there any such thing as a wonder drug for weight loss?

As a new diet drug is sold over the counter for the first time, we look into the safety and effectiveness of the latest crop of slimming aids.<p>At last, summer is in sight, bringing with it bright visions of picnics, rosé in the pub garden and the prospect of a holiday. But for many of us, sunshine …

Affordable American Summer Vacations

It's not too late to book a great summer vacation! From the beaches of New England to the mountains of Wyoming, from the Great Lakes to the …

How you can get paid to travel

Earning an income while travelling is also easier than you think. While joining airline and hotel loyalty clubs might get you a free ticket or a …

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Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …