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How to Know If Your Retirement Planner's Credentials Are Real or Worthless

It's easy for advisers to add a title after their names without doing all that much, so be sure your pro has actual expertise.<p>Is your adviser touting …

3 Marketing Tasks You Should Be Automating Right Now

Growing a business is hard work. Each day, you perform many tasks that take time and consume precious energy and resources that could be better used elsewhere. You could design a robot, like Johnny Five from the movie <i>Short Circuit</i> to take over some of your more redundant tasks. As cool as that …

Marketing

The Important Detail CNN Omitted in Network’s Video Package on Sandra Bland Case

A video package prepared by CNN Tuesday on the jailhouse death of Sandra Bland failed to note that the woman had recently claimed to have been struggling with post traumatic stress disorder and mild depression — a seemingly important detail as the 28-year-old’s family challenges the claim by Texas …

Social Media

When Smart Personal Finance Habits Just Become Stupid

When you start getting your finances in order, it’s exciting. You see the basic concepts and rules of personal finance in action, and, after a while, …

No fizzy drinks, no juice: Here's what to drink to be healthy

We all know that fizzy drinks are bad for our health, but the latest research proves just how terrible they are. News that sugary sodas cause 8,000 diabetes cases each year follows a government report last week calling for consumers to minimize their intake of squash and fizzy drinks. Even sugar …

Outgoing Army chief: We could have stopped ISIL's rise

Ray Odierno, the outgoing Army chief of staff, expressed frustration at the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in a Fox News interview published Wednesday. Odierno spent four years in the country, two as top commander.<p>“It’s frustrating to watch it,” Odierno said. “And I go back to the work …

Middle East

Watch as ICE Director Is Forced to Tell Ted Cruz He’s ‘Absolutely Right’ After He Disputes Her Claim During Hearing

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) interrogated the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director in a contentious exchange during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday.<p>One particularly interesting back-and-forth occurred when ICE Director Sarah Saldana disputed Cruz’s …

Immigration

Meet the man who flies the world for free

To most, flying is a necessary evil required to shift you from your home to your holiday as quickly as possible. To others, it’s a passion - and a profession.<p>Meet Ben Schlappig, an airline obsessive and travel blogger who has made it his life’s goal to travel around the world as much as possible …

Build a Working Computer From Thread Spools, Screws, and … Paper Clips?

Sometimes it’s not how well something is made, but that it was made at all. Building a computer (as defined by 1968 standards) from a handful of …

Computer program fixes old code faster than expert engineers

Last year, MIT computer scientists and Adobe engineers came together to try to solve a major problem that many companies face: bit-rot.<p>A good example …

Computer Controlled Home Automation using Arduino: Project, Circuit, Code

This project explains designing a <b>home automation system</b> which is controlled by a computer to switch On and switch Off various electrical and …

Arduino

Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 review: At last, a modern Office for OS X

Office for Mac 2016 is finally available to the public; here’s the lowdown<p>OneNote for Mac 2016<p>OneNote is a new addition to Office for Mac 2016 suite. …

The future is being built inside a man’s garage

David Pares believes he has developed a proof-of-concept for a warp drive motor— a propulsion system that allows a spacecraft to travel at speeds …

Five Years Ago Congress Tried to Fix Wall Street. How is That Going?

Here's how the Dodd-Frank law affects you when you bank, borrow and invest. Some parts of the law are still in limbo.<p>Five years ago Tuesday, in the …

Coffee may lower inflammation and reduce risk of diabetes

New research finds drinking coffee may lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.<p>The study, published in the <i>European Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i>, found that people who drank coffee were about 50 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to people who did not …

Military plane with US Seals to evacuate Obama in case of attack

The V-22 Osprey during a military drill. PHOTO | COURTESY | BOEING<p><b>By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER</b><p>The <i>Nairobi News</i> brings to you pictures of the military …

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

Kerry says Iran vow to defy US 'very disturbing'

Ayatollah Khamenei told supporters on Saturday that US policies in the region were "180 degrees" opposed to Iran's<p>John Kerry, US secretary of state, said a speech by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Saturday vowing to defy American policies in the region despite a deal with world powers over …

South Asia

How Wall Street makes its money now, in one chart

Five years after the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (aka. Dodd-Frank) was passed, Wall Street has survived, and it’s thriving again, …

These Soviet Maps of America Are Incredibly Detailed

At the height of the Cold War, the USSR had amazing hand-drawn maps of the USA, including our military installations.<p><i>Wired</i> has a fantastic feature on some of the most intricate and unsettling maps we've ever seen. The Soviet military, or some other faction within the government of the USSR, made …

This 1982 JCPenney Catalog Is a Jackpot of '80s Toys and Electronics

How do you define a hero? It's easy. It's anyone who takes the time to scan all 636 pages of the 1982 JCPenney Christmas catalog and posts those …

Can an On-Demand IV Really Cure a Hangover?

Last night, I drank a lot of tequila. It was very good tequila! But it was a lot, probably an irresponsible amount for a school night. I slept …

If You Try the HTML5 Drum Machine, It's All You'll Do for the Next Hour

This dead simple drum machine that runs in your browser is so much fun.<p>The HTML5 Drum Machine borrows its aesthetics from classic beat boxes like the …