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The Benefits Of Being A Total Zero

“There are three types of people,” astronaut Chris Hadfield told me. “-1, 0, and +1.”<br>Chris Hadfield spent 166 days in space in the space station ISS. While there he also sang “Space Oddity” and uploaded (or can you say “downloaded” in this case) the video to YouTube where it was viewed 25 million …

5 road trips to take this spring, and 10 tips for making the most of them

The key to a successful road trip is planning.<p>The days before a trip are crucial: Would-be adventurers should make sure their car is in road-ready …

Cape Cod

Faster 2.1A car/chargers/batteries/surge protectors for iPhone 6/Plus quick charging (roundup)

Yesterday, it was revealed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be charged faster (in some cases as fast as 2 hours to full) using a 2.1A AC charger like the one that comes with the iPad. Curiously, Apple has only included the typical 5W 1A iPhone charger that it traditionally has with its iPhone 6 …

Five Best Sites to Buy Cheap Textbooks

If you're headed back to campus this semester, your syllabus probably has a list of expensive books to buy. You can make your dollars stretch a …

Textbooks

More lenders offering Free FICO Scores - Consumer Reports News

Four more creditors–Hyundai, Kia, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and Sallie Mae–have joined the FICO Open Access program, which gives borrowers free …

The Best Informative, Brain-Boosting Podcasts Worth Subscribing To

If you're exercising, commuting, or just killing a little time, a good podcast can be a great companion. The best ones are informative, entertaining, …

Economic Collapse Seen Through Aerial Photos of Abandoned Mansions

Michael Light often snaps his photos from a two-seater plane – at a bumpy 70 mph – that he pilots himself at the same time, but you'd never know it …

How to buy headphones - CNET

When buying a headphone these days people typically debate the style of headphone they want (in-ear, on-ear, around-ear) whether to go wired or wireless (or even totally wireless) and whether to opt for such extra features as active noise-cancellation to help muffle ambient noise. Oh, and then …

Audiophile

A PhD in economics is the only one worth getting

People often ask me: “Noah, what career path can I take where I’m virtually guaranteed to get a well-paying job in my field of interest, which doesn’t force me to work 80 hours a week, and which gives me both autonomy and intellectual excitement?” Well, actually, I lied, no one asks me that. But …

Higher Education

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

Tresorit: The Encrypted Dropbox Alternative - Technabob

Online storage services seem like a must, especially if you’ve ever suffered from a local hard drive failure. These services will help you back up a …