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What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

Time to get together the transcripts and the test scores and put the final touches on those personal essays. It's college application season, again.<p>To a lot of students, the process seems wrapped in a shroud of mystery. What exactly happens when you send your application out into the unknown only …

Here are the 12 best deals on Apple accessories for the iPad, iPhone, and Watch

It’s expensive being an Apple fanboy (or fangirl). Not only do you typically pay a premium for the Cupertino, California, tech giant’s latest …

A big player might be about to get back into the cocaine trade — here's how one of the world's most valuable illegal drugs gets made

A historic peace deal between the Colombian government and left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels faltered earlier this month, when voters narrowly rejected the accord in a national vote.<p>The deal's defeat is not the end, as both sides have agreed to talk further, with …

South America

Enjoy 2 Women's Photo Diary From a 'Round-the-World Cruise ... Before They Were Arrested for Smuggling $20 Million of Cocaine

Talk about a wild ride.<p>Seven weeks ago, Canadian national Melina Roberge, 22, and her traveling partner, Isabelle Lagace, 28, boarded the Sea Princess, a luxury cruise ship, and set sail on a 68-day cruise around the world. The girls took lots of selfies along the Princess's route, because that's …

10 Ways to Break the Cycle of Laziness

These simple tricks will help you increase your daily productivity.<p>Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on …

3 iPhone Camera Tricks You Should Do Every Time You Take a Pic

It’s likely that unless you have an avid fascination with photography or you’re an actual pro, our smartphone cams have replaced point-and-shoots — sometimes even DSLRs (psst, in case you do have a DSLR, we’re offering a DSLR online class to help you master that too!). Given that more iPhone photos …

Gluten Free 7 Layer Bars Recipe - Ready in 30 Minutes

<i>This post sharing gluten free 7 layer bars was sponsored by Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence …

A realtor who has worked with CEOs and Saudi royals says this is the thing ultra-rich buyers care about most

He counts CEOs, celebrities, and royal families from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait among his clients, and he closes $300 million to $400 million in home sales a year.<p>He also recently reached another big milestone: $3 billion in home sales.<p>Kirman, who is based in Los Angeles, has made his career …

Real Estate

6 incredible private islands that cost $500,000 or less

Slide 1 of 8<p>Imagine planting your chair in a warm, sugar-sand beach, clear water lapping gently at your feet, palm trees rustling above you — all …

Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

Nobel Prize

The incredible power of ignoring everything

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come …

Johns Hopkins University