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Car bomb claimed by Isil kills three outside US consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital

Such attacks are relatively rare in Kurdistan, which has managed to insulate itself from the worst of the violence afflicting the rest of Iraq<p>A car bombing claimed by the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)</b> killed three people on Friday outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, in a relatively …

Obama Visits Saudi Arabia

How Democrats killed Obama’s college savings plan

Nancy Pelosi and Chris Van Hollen were key opponents of a tax on 529 plans.<p>A dramatic lobbying effort on Air Force One — led by key leaders in his own party — helped prod President Barack Obama to drop a much ballyhooed plan to tax college savings in an embarrassing retreat from a plan announced …

Are You Really Happy? These Are 5 Traits of a Happy Person

Happiness is a universal want. If you ask people what their goal in life is, the most prominent answer would be happiness. They may not use that exact word. Instead they could say to be rich, land their dream job, or start a family. That's what they link to the feeling of happiness. At the end of …

Verizon Prepaid increased up to 1.5GB of 4G LTE data

Verizon has silently increased the available data on their ALLSET prepaid plan. The result, believe it or not, makes Verizon one of the better bang for the buck prepaid carriers around.<p>Verizon introduced their ALLSET prepaid plans a while back, improving the original 3G connectivity up to 4G LTE …

7 Little Things You Should Quit to be Happy and Successful

Do you ever wonder if you will ever be truly happy in your life?<p>Do you wonder if happiness is just a hoax and success is an illusion?<p>Do you feel like …

World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China

While architectural firms compete with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, one company in China has quietly been setting about getting the job done. In March of last year, company WinSun claimed to have printed 10 houses in 24 hours, using a proprietary 3D printer that uses a mixture of ground …

Skyscrapers

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Palantir CEO Alex Karp To Become A Billionaire As Data-Mining Company Raises Millions

In the past, Alexander Karp, the CEO of data analytics firm Palantir, has called wealth “culturally corrosive.” A former money manager for high-net-worth individuals, the cofounder of the CIA-backed data analytics firm has maintained that personal riches were of little importance to him, despite …

The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

The richest 1% of the population will own more than half of the world’s wealth by next year as inequality continues its relentless rise across the …

The IMF Cut Its Global Economic Growth Forecast Again

Global growth is projected at 3.5 percent for 2015 and 3.7 percent for 2016, the IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook report, lowering its forecast by 0.3 percentage points for both years.<p>"New factors supporting growth — lower oil prices, but also depreciation of euro and yen — are more …