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The Strangest And Dumbest Things That Happened To Cars In 2017

This past year was terrible, but you already know that. It’s time, now, for some relief. Let us recap some of the strangest and most perplexing …

Digital residency pays off big for Estonia

Estonia is expected to get a 100-to-one-euro return on investment for its e-Residency program, which lets anybody start a business from afar. It is …

Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.<p>Scientists have noticed this pattern in previous research, but now they think they have a biological explanation as to why, and it starts long before birth. The results were published in the journal PNAS on Monday.<p>…

CNN

9 things you should know but real estate agents won't tell you

In 2016, close to 5.5 million homes — including single-family dwellings, townhouses, and condos — were sold across the country. In nearly 90% of those transactions, the buyer, the seller, or both used a real estate agent. In fact, just 8% of the houses sold in 2016 were for sale by owner (FSBO).<p>So …

Real Estate

Trump’s Secret Weapon: The Hidden Ties That Bind Israel, Saudis

Israelis talk about when, not if, they’ll fight Hezbollah again. Since the last war in 2006, they’ve repeatedly reinforced the border with Lebanon. …

Middle East

Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on …

Renewable Energy

Japan Is No Place for Single Mothers

The divorce rate has jumped 66 percent in recent decades, but women are ill-equipped financially to raise children alone.<p>TOKYO—Raising a child alone is hard, no matter where you live.<p>But among developed countries, single parents—and they are usually mothers—may be worst off in Japan. There is no …

Demographics

Epson just unveiled a 130-inch ‘screen-free’ laser TV that launches this fall for $3,000

The home projector market is likely far bigger than you think, and Epson is the market leader by a wide margin, with a 53% market share in the United …

How I got an airline to pay for items in a delayed bag

Not long ago, an airline lost my checked bag for five days. There’s no point in naming and shaming the airline, because what I’m about to tell you could apply to, or happen on, any airline.<p>I will say that it was a non-stop flight and I checked in for the flight three hours before departure, so …

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

François Hollande

Republicans Want to Sideline This Regulator. But It May Be Too Popular.

WASHINGTON — With the election of President Trump, the nation’s consumer watchdog agency faced a quandary: how to shield the Obama-era institution from a Republican administration determined to loosen the federal government’s grip on business.<p>In the weeks after the election, Richard Cordray, the …

The Real Difference Between a $10 and $100 Bottle of Wine

If you answered $90, you are only partially right.<p>If you answered $90, you are only partially right. You can spend a widely varying amount on a bottle of wine, from a bottle of Barefoot wine at under $5.00 to a bottle of of Chateau Petrus at nearly $5,000. They are both wine, made from grapes, so …

Wine & Spirits

The One Item to Bring Back From Every Country in Europe That Will Fit in Your Carry-on

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>One of the major problems that every traveller encounters is luggage capacity, especially if …

Want to Avoid Other Tourists When You Travel? Here's Where to Go

Travelers have clocked 369 million international trips so far this year, an incredible sum equal to nearly 1.6 million trips per day. Year to date, …

European Travel

Almost 80% of South Korean men have abused girlfriend, study claims

Disturbing footage of a man hitting and kicking his ex-girlfriend before chasing her down a street in central Seoul with a truck shocked South Korea in July and triggered a police 100-day action campaign to combat violence against women.<p>But a newly released study by the Korean Institute of …

Sociology

IBM, Kroger, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains

IBM today announced that it is working with a consortium that includes Dole, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain.<p>IBM, just like most of its competitors in the public cloud computing …

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to Applebee's — here are the businesses they like the least

There are many complex reasons millennials' preferences differ from prior generations', including less financial stability and memories of growing up during the recession.<p>"I think we have got a very significant psychological scar from this great recession," Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly …

Spencer Rascoff

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things

The transition to management requires a transformation of thought.<p>The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google …

Leadership

7 countries where you can travel on $30 a day or less

There are countries all over the world where, thanks to the low cost of living and (in some cases) strong U.S. dollar, it's possible to get around on a very low budget.<p>Traveling on the cheap is certainly not for everyone and it often means making a few sacrifices, but choosing the right place to …

Amazon Rainforest

A programmer figured out how to automate his job and work 2 hours a week -- but he's not sure it's ethical

This anonymous programmer said he was starting to feel guilty about how he quietly turned his whole job into less than two hours of work a week by writing a bunch of scripts.<p>All the work he was hired to do is getting done, but he works from home and hasn't told his boss about the scripts. He …

Employment

11 Rules That Will Help You Better Understand Your IRA

Countless Americans are confused about IRAs. We're here to set the record straight.<p>Though some workers neglect to save for retirement because they're …

Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services in its “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container …

The fight over healthcare is leading some to consider something radical

Since Republicans took over Congress, Obamacare has become more popular. Surveys from the Kaiser Family Foundation show the number of Americans supporting it went from 38% a year ago to 49% today.<p>But Obamacare, itself a compromise, has real problems, and its limitations — and the growing backlash …

Health Care

How To Make 500,000 Cars Without Humans

Elon Musk is obsessed with speed. From rockets to hyperloops to electric cars, fast is kind of his thing.<p>Now he wants to apply the same aesthetic to manufacturing.<p>Critics argue it’s another pipe dream, born out of necessity. <b>Tesla</b>, his controversial car business, is supposed to deliver 400,000 …

Tesla

The biggest US banks have backed a new service that lets you pay friends faster than Venmo

Zelle is meant for casual person-to-person payments, like paying someone back for dinner or splitting a utility bill. All you need to send money to someone is their email address or phone number. If this sounds like Venmo, that's because it is very similar in functionality.<p>But the fundamental …

FinTech

States with more black people have less generous welfare benefits, study says

How much cash welfare assistance families in poverty receive largely depends on where they live, with welfare eroding in every state except Oregon during the past 20 years, according to a new study by the Urban Institute.<p>The study, released Tuesday, unveils wide racial and geographic disparities in …

Income Inequality

At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

Building a better battery is the holy grail for people who want better technology. Now researchers at the University of Texas, Austin say they may have found that battery — or something close. But their claims have sparked controversy.<p>At the center of this debate is a towering figure in the world …

Clean Energy

6 Things The Average Instagrammer Does Better Than Most Marketing Professionals

Your greatest asset might be your fashionista intern.<p>You know the scene:<p>A room full of twenty-somethings, all staring at their phones, scrolling through eighteen different versions of the same picture, obsessively trying to figure out which one to edit and then post to their however-many …

Public Relations

Coca-Cola has quietly been removing sugar from its drinks—and no one seems to care

In hindsight, the corporate fuss over sugar was misplaced.<p>For years, consumers have been angling for food companies to use less sugar in their manufactured goods for health reasons. For their part, companies have tinkered with reworking their recipes, but they have also attempted to use their …

Diabetes