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How to get the Internet performance you’re paying for

You’re paying a lot of money for your Internet connection, whether it’s a basic 1.5 megabits a second package or a top-tier 100+Mbps screamer. It only takes a few minutes to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.<p>If your internet feels like it’s …

The history behind Philippine President Duterte's Obama insult

Shelton Woods, Boise State University<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks his mind. He does not back down.<p>Some believe he took his plain speaking too far this week before leaving the Philippines for a summit in Laos.<p>Reporters asked how Duterte intended to answer President Obama’s concerns …

4 shocking things most people don't know about Social Security

A majority of pre-retirees have little knowledge of these important Social Security rules.<p>Social Security is one of the most important social program for seniors in retirement. Research from Gallup suggests that almost 60% of current retirees rely on Social Security income to comprise a major part …

The 10 Craziest Persons from the Ancient World

<b>1. Socrates</b><br>While the great philosopher is often remembered for his method of questioning and devotion to the laws and justice, he is also a famous …

Ancient History

3 easy ways to modernize your old videotapes

If your most cherished family memories are stored away on old VHS tapes, you need to act now. As time passes, videotapes lose their magnetic signal. The sharpness, quality and color deteriorate. Worst of all, the tape grows brittle and breaks as it’s played.<p>To preserve the content of your …

Walgreens

12 free apps that will enhance your life

A smartphone isn’t just for talking, texting, snapping pictures and posting on social media. With the right apps, it can help you compare prices and spot money-saving deals, educate and entertain your kids and simplify your life— all for free. Though there’s no shortage of apps vying for space on …

Philippines drugs war: The woman who kills dealers for a living

<b>The Philippines is in the midst of a brutal war on drugs sanctioned by the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, which has seen almost 2,000 killings in a matter of weeks. The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the country's dark underbelly of dealers and assassins through the story of one woman</b> …

Asia

How To Order Wine Like An Adult

So you want to become a wine connoisseur — or just how to navigate the drink menu when you go out to dinner — but you don't know where to start. …

World's largest pearl sits under a bed for 10 years - CNN Style

Written by By Ben Westcott, CNN<p>One of the world's largest and most valuable pearls was left forgotten under a bed for more than 10 years, its owner told CNN.<p>The enormous pearl, weighing 34 kilograms (75 lbs), was originally found inside a giant clam, said Puerto Princesa City Tourism Officer, …

City Halls

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …

When time stood still

A Hiroshima survivor's story<p>By Vibeke Venema<br>24 July 2014<p>Shinji Mikamo lost everything when the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, except his father's watch. He did not blame the Americans for the cataclysm though - and later, when the watch was stolen, he showed his daughter once again his …

Where in the world is my data and how secure is it?

<b>When Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, requested to see his personal data that Facebook stored on its servers, he was mailed a CD-ROM containing a 1,222-page document.</b><p>That file, which would stretch nearly a quarter of a mile if printed and laid end-to-end, offered a glimpse into Facebook's …

Privacy

Duterte not over it, slams US envoy anew for meddling in PH politics

August 06, 2016 10:17am<p>Nestor Corrales<p>Not yet in good terms?<p>President Rodrigo Duterte has again expressed his dismay to United States Ambassador …

Asia

Credit Union

What is a 'Credit Union'<p>A credit union is a type of financial co-operative. Ranging in size from small, volunteer-only operations to large entities …

Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular

Before a drug can be marketed, it has to go through rigorous testing to show it is safe and effective. Surgery, though, is different. The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate surgical procedures. So what happens when an operation is subjected to and fails the ultimate test — a clinical …

The Little Book That Still Beats The Market: Book Review

<b>The Little Book That Still Beats The Market: Book Review appeared first on</b> <i>The Stock Market Blueprint Blog</i><b>.</b><p>When Joel Greenblatt published <i>The Little</i> …

Z Special Unit publicly commemorated in Canberra for World War II bravery

Members of a secret Australian military unit that conducted more than 80 operations into enemy territory during World War II have been recognised at …

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Clever koalas learn to cross the road safely

<b>Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats, writes Myles Gough.</b><p>A new study tracked 72 koalas living near six wildlife crossings, specially installed by the Queensland government between 2010 and 2013.<p>It …

Roads

Australian Banks Ask Competition Regulator to Allow Collective Boycott of Apple Pay

In a rather extraordinary move, four of Australia's largest banks have written to Australia's competition regulator requesting permission to join together in a collective boycott whilst they negotiate with third-party mobile wallet services including Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. The …

Keith Richards on life before the Stones started rolling

<b>If you were looking for a pundit to present a documentary on how Britain changed from 1945 to the early 1960s, Keith Richards might not be the obvious choice. But Julien Temple's new documentary mixes Richards' pre-Rolling Stones memories of growing up in Kent with his account of how American music</b> …

Keith Richards

Iraq sweats in near-record heatwave

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1253000/1253159_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534419793_66cf62365b58821f9ec8338c8fdd546c<p><b>Government offices have been shut and streets have emptied in Iraq as summer temperatures hit 53C (127F), nearing the highest recorded in the …

Heat Waves

Hungry Jack's: Corpse lay undiscovered in Australian fast food outlet toilet for days

<b>The authorities in Western Australia are trying to determine how a man's dead body went unnoticed for nearly three days in the toilet of a fast food outlet in a suburb of Perth.</b><p>It is thought the man died from a drugs overdose, and the death is not being treated as suspicious.<p>Customers at the store …

Australia

The Most Important Thing: Book Review

<b>This article appeared first on</b> <i>The Stock Market Blueprint Blog</i><b>.</b><p>Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF<p>Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading …

Best apps and devices for 2016, so far

It’s time for a midyear status update on cool new gadgets and tech for the year.<p>What wowed you in 2016, so far?<p>Warning: Most of the really cool stuff for 2016 hasn’t come out yet. We’ll have to wait for the fall. Last year at this time, we already had the Apple Watch, the Google Pixel laptop and …

Apps

Consumer Electronics and Appliance Reviews, Ratings and Buying Guides

Can't find socks you know you put in the laundry? Here's what happened to them.<p>Make vacuuming a little less painful with these simple tips<p>Clear the …

Nordstrom Rack

The 6 Most Stylish Menswear Buys of the Week

Don't miss out.<p>From boardshorts to seersucker trousers, these easygoing picks are your style answer to the dog days of summer. Check out all the new arrivals hitting stores this week.