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Car negotiating secrets for people who hate to haggle

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage.<p>Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks dealers use …

Personal Finance

“Black Panther” is proof Marvel is much more than the Avengers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have a new leader. His name is King T’Challa.<p>The superhero, better known as the Black Panther, made the largest solo debut in Marvel Studios history this weekend, when his self-titled film was released in the US and Canada. The film brought in about $202 million at …

The Army wants its new handgun to help change the way soldiers fight, but it has to fix a few problems first

The Army began issuing the M17 handgun, the newest addition to its soldiers' gear, in late November, distributing them among members of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.<p>The new sidearm is only the third handgun the Army has fielded widely in the past century. It will replace …

Military

Russia marks Stalingrad defeat of Nazis

Seventy-five years ago, the surrender of Nazi Germany's Sixth Army marked the end of the Battle of Stalingrad. It was a major turning point in the …

World History

Spotify vs. Google Play Music: Which should you subscribe to?

Music subscriptions can help set the tone for your life, as the music you listen to day in and day out can help keep your energy up, your mood stable …

Google Play

Google Chrome: Beware these malicious extensions that record everything you do

Developers of malicious extensions are testing new session-replay technique to record and replay victims' online sessions.<p>Google has removed 89 …

10 of the Most Promising Automotive Technologies of the Moment

Engineering

11 Horrible Body Language Mistakes That Are Hard to Quit (But You'll Be Glad You Did)

You may not realize how often you do some of these.<p>It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.<p>It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Body language is a …

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Netflix has 31 new original shows and movies premiering in January – here’s the full list

Is there any question whatsoever that Netflix completely ruled 2017? Other streaming content companies definitely stepped up their game, including …

The 15 best video games of 2017

A decade from now, there’s a good chance we’ll look back at 2017 as one of the best years ever for new game releases. Just think about it: some of the medium’s most iconic names — like <i>Zelda</i>, <i>Mario</i>, and <i>Resident Evil</i> — came roaring back to prominence, while new names like <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i> and <i>Cuphead</i> …

China is betting big on electromagnetic railguns and catapults

Just as the U.S. Navy is pulling away from the technology.<p>China has been making under-the-radar advances in railguns and other electromagnetic technologies, a move that's particularly notable considering the U.S. Navy has just recently reduced its efforts developing this kind of technology.<p>As …

Military

TV Renewals and Cancellations for 2017-2018: Which Shows Are Coming Back?

Controversial Study Says Women Find Men Attractive Based on One Body Part

No, not that one.<p>If there’s one good thing 2017 will be remembered for, it’ll be the long-overdue upheavals in the dynamics between men and women. …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Here’s how to rotate your tires, and why it’s important

If you want your tires to last, you’re going to have to rotate them. Knowing how to rotate your tires is as essential to your car’s regular …

Bitcoin Code Explained

<i>Bitcoin Code Explained</i> New Bitcoin Code Example Review, What is <i>Bitcoin Code</i>? So, Read The Bitcoin Code Review To Understand How The Bitcoin Code APP …

An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

Google releases Android 8.1 Developer Preview; introduces optimisations to better support low-end devices

Google has announced the launch of the Developer Preview for its upcoming Android Update. The company has released <b>Android 8.1</b>, the upcoming update to …

The 13 Worst Microtransactions in Games

Routers

Every MCU Superhero Ranked, Weakest To Strongest

With the release of <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> <i></i>and the impending fight between Hulk and Thor, we will once again see heroes fighting each other in the MCU. …

All The Crazy Engineering Details That Make The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Actually Fascinating

Last month, Porsche flew me to Düsseldorf for the Porsche Cayenne Technology Workshop, where engineers in classrooms taught me detailed technical …

A 6-Step Method for Not Losing Your Sh*t During an Argument

Staying levelheaded during an argument requires outsmarting your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. It's not easy, but it can be done …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

As North Korea crisis shakes up world, Beijing is considering abandoning its support for Pyongyang

<b>Beijing:</b> North Korea's nuclear antics have rattled its alliance with China to the point that Beijing is allowing the previously unthinkable to be …

North Korea

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named <i>Jie Shun</i> was flying Cambodian colors but had sailed from North Korea, the warning said, with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded …

North Korea

2018 Volvo XC90

The best thing since pickled herring.<p>Overall Rating:<p>In the best Swedish invasion since ABBA, Volvo’s flagship SUV has been turning heads and opening pocketbooks since it arrived on our shores for 2016. It offers a bold, elegant design, a spacious interior so gorgeous that it deserves a place of …

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