Alex Hoopingarner

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How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Tonight on HBO: The Jinx

<b>Starting tonight (Sunday, February 8 at 8pm) on HBO, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst begins its six-episode run. Here's a short trailer</b> …

Crime

Your Creative Calendar: 65 Things To Do, See, and Hear This February

Get ready to go back in time with Rob Corddry, cover Frank Sinatra with Bob Dylan, read Kim Gordon’s memoir, and kill zombies this February.<p>The final 60 seconds of this year’s Super Bowl produced probably the best movie to come out in the last five or six years. I wish I could watch it again for …

Why we are saying "uh" less and 'um' more

<b>What's in an "um"? According to experts, "uh" and "um" are somewhat different beasts.</b><p>"It does seem to be the case that 'um' generally signals a longer or more important pause than 'uh'," says Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>At least that's what he thought.<p>Liberman has …

10 Must Read Self-Help Books You Never Heard Of

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

Self-help

The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 …

The 20 Most Popular Books Of The Year

Amazon just released its list of the 20 best-selling books of 2014, and chances are you've already seen people reading them on the train.<p>It's not too late to read — or reread — the bestsellers of the year.<p><b>1. "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kid:</b> Set in the south in the early 1800s, this Oprah …

Books worth reading, as recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more…

Find repose by exciting the mind. Some of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work. Skim the list for your …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

This has been a great week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, and with Christmas right around the corner, we all need to …

The Forbes 2015 Investment Guide

To help you make your money work harder, we’ve highlighted the strategies and ideas of more than a dozen Unknown All-Stars of personal finance–homespun heroes who have cut out the middlemen and bested the pros in investing, real estate, tax planning and philanthropy. We also offer advice on …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

10 Great Books for the People in Your Life

Entrepreneurs can use the holidays to spread wisdom, inspiration, and ideas for working better in the New Year.<p>Books offer the gift of wisdom. They are also cheap, easy to wrap, and gratifyingly un-ironic after all those ugly holiday sweaters. Entrepreneurs--or those who love them--can whip through …

Entrepreneurship

How to keep those annoying phone calls off your iPad or Mac

I love the idea of being able to answer a phone call on my Mac, or even on my iPad. The convergence of this communication technology seems like it has great potential.<p>In reality, though, I end up getting three rings for every call, each slightly time-shifted from the rest, as I sit in my …

The Pirate Bay might be on its last legs, but founder Peter Sunde couldn’t care less

The Pirate Bay (TPB) has been down for almost a day now after police raided its data center in Sweden and seized servers, computers, and other equipment.<p>“We had a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm because of a copyright infringement, and yes it was Pirate Bay,” confirmed local …

14 Ways To Warm Up Your Bathroom For Winter

<i>Becky Harris, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Oh, that dread — you wake up in the middle of the night to take a trip to the bathroom, but you know that cold tile will chill all the toastiness right out of your feet. Or you come in from a chilly football game longing to take a luxurious soak in the tub, but the …

Best Days to Book Flights are Tuesdays, 50-100 Days Before Travel, Expedia Study Concludes

One of the most contentious issues between airline writers and the travel industry is over when the best time to purchase tickets is. Those who do the ticket selling want a concrete answer, for with that data, consumers can feel more confident to purchase tickets. But in reality, ticket prices fit …

7 Mistakes Most First-Time Managers Make At Least Once

Becoming a manager for the first time is incredibly exciting—but extremely overwhelming.<p>In your hands, you now have the power to effect change, make an impact, and guide the employees on your team to bigger and better things.<p>But you also have to figure out how, exactly, to do that.<p>In the process, …

Shopping app Slice acquires Unroll.me, a service that takes the clutter out of your inbox

Email and shopping go together like … well, Unroll.me and Slice.<p>Which is great because the Rakuten-owned shopping startup Slice has acquired Unroll.me, a startup that made its name by promising to free your email inbox from pesky email subscriptions.<p>The acquisition makes a lot of sense from a …

Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation.<p>Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial period on my TV and …