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15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

Yosemite's 10 Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

Hiking

Walt Disney's wild ride with surrealist Salvador Dali

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats.<p>Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali.<p>Although their …

Walt Disney Company

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking
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National Geographic Travel

Gingrich: Obama Dividing Races, But Giuliani 'Saved' More Blacks Than Anyone With Racial Profiling

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday suggested that President Barack Obama had fueled racial tension in the country, and …

New York City

Al Sharpton Exposed: Civil Rights Activist Allegedly Took Hush Money From Corporations Not To Cry Racism

Al Sharpton is in hot water yet again. It’s no secret Sharpton’s organization, National Action Network (NAN), is funded by various corporations. But, …

Mayor eulogizes officer as cops outside turn backs

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police turned their backs Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties to put anger aside.<p>The show of disrespect came outside the funeral home where Officer Wenjian …

Law Enforcement

10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA

Why take just the lane when you can take the whole road? Pedal blissfully through stunning scenery on these car-free roads, lanes, and bike paths.<p>There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails and bike paths, where the bike is king of the road. On these 10 routes, take in the …

Hiking

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level<p>A widening rift between Moscow and Washington over cruise missiles and increasingly daring patrols by nuclear-capable Russian submarines threatens to end an era of arms control and bring back a …

Military

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Archaeology

North Korea calls Obama a 'monkey' as it blames US for internet shutdown

Pyongyang accuses US of responsibility for recent outages Chinese state media reports new internet outage on Saturday<p>Hackers can’t stop crowds flocking to see The Interview Xbox Live and PSN recover from Christmas hack<p>North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the US for …

UN Security Council takes up N. Korea's human rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took up the issue of North Korea's bleak human rights situation for the first time Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against …

Author's journey inside ISIS: They're 'more dangerous than people realize'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- the area they now call their "caliphate" -- visiting Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria, as well as Mosul in Iraq.<p>Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was taken by ISIS …

South Korean nuclear operator hacked amid cyber-attack fears

Operator begins two-day exercise after suspected hacker tweets information on KHNP plants and its staff<p>South Korea’s nuclear plant operator has said its computer systems have been breached, raising fears that hackers, including those with possible North Korean links, could shift their focus to key …

Rob Sheffield's Top 25 Songs of 2014

Hits, obscurities, karaoke disasters, disco infernos and songs about underwear<p>What a year for songs — songs about love and underwear and mixtapes and …

How hip-hop millionaires rise from the margins

As artists including Dr Dre and Jay Z build fortunes, the same entrepreneurial potential can be seen at street level<p>Why do some rap artists take so readily to the boardroom, asked an article last week about the rise of hip-hop millionaires? And there was certainly evidence of that transition. Dr …

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This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Jet lag is nobody's idea of fun. A bunch of mathematicians say they can make the adjustment less painful with a smartphone app that calculates the swiftest way to adjust.<p>Users plug in the time zone they're traveling to, and the app will do the calculations before spitting out a schedule specifying …

Questlove Claims 'Hall And Oates Cure Illness' At Rock Hall Induction

The Roots drummer shows Philly love to Hall and Oates at Thursday's ceremony<p>Questlove loves Philadelphia almost as much as Mac loves Chase Utley, so …

UK Falklands military exercises 'provoke' Argentina

<b>Argentina has accused the UK of provocation over plans to hold military exercises in the Falkland Islands.</b><p>It said drills by British forces would include missile launches and were part of a "pattern" of "hostile acts".<p>The British ambassador in Buenos Aires has been summoned by Argentina's deputy …

Argentina

Emma Thompson Learned About Sex From Sir Alec Guinness

Emma Thompson has already solidified her status as one of the funniest, most brutally honest actresses around, telling salacious stories and being all-around awesome at every opportunity. Turns out, Thompson's mother is pretty great herself, revealing in a new essay that as a young girl, her …

Movie Trailer History Chronicled in Video Essay

FilmmakerIQ has put together a 15 minute video essay profiling the history of movie trailers. When did movie trailers come about? Why are they called …