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UFC 167: How Georges St-Pierre Makes $12 Million A Year

Mixed martial arts legend and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre takes on Johny Hendricks Saturday night in Las Vegas in the main event of UFC 167. Leading up to the fight this week, UFC boss Dana White gushed to reporters about the passion of GSP: “When you’re as rich as Georges St-Pierre …

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What the Brosurance and Creepy Uncle Sam Ads Don't Get About Millennials

Obamacare's biggest fans and staunchest enemies are desperately trying to get their message to young folks—and boy are they failing.<p>There’s a term that those in the health-care conversation use to describe my age group. Ordinarily, we’re known as Millennials, Generation Y, or just plain “young …

Cheat Sheet: What you need to know for Sunday in golf

<b>By Derek Evers</b><p><i>Sergio Garcia reacts after making an eagle putt on 18. Photo: Jim Rogash</i><p><b>Is Sergio making a major FedEx move?</b><p>Sergio Garcia normally skips the second week of the FedEx playoffs, but sitting in 55th place after the Barclays, there was no guarantee he would be around to play the BMW if he …

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Happ conquers Trop in return to site of injury

ST. PETERSBURG -- Blue Jays left hander J.A. Happ made a triumphant return to the Tropicana Field mound -- where more than three months ago he was …

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China's 'Crazy-Bad' Air Pollution Deters Tourists And Traders

Chinese data points usually skew upwards, at least in absolute numbers. More cars, more factories, more houses (whether needed or not). Not so in tourism: the number of foreigners coming to China took a sudden fall in the first half of 2013. The Associated Press reports that overall arrivals …

The Most And Least Emotionally Aware Countries

Over the course of a day, you experience hundreds of different emotions. While that may sound like an unbelievable number, your emotions are the primary driver of your behavior; they are there whether you are aware of them or not.<p>The Gallup organization recently asked people around the globe …

Electronic Cash Kings 2013: The World's Highest-Paid DJs

It was a few minutes after midnight when the models walked in—a signal that the party at Las Vegas superclub Hakkasan was just beginning. About two dozen of them took their places along the banquettes behind the DJ booth, dancing and smiling at the 3,000 gyrating bodies on the floor before …

How PGA Golf Star Luke Donald Aced the Wine Business

FedEx dropped off two giant boxes at PGA Tour star Luke Donald’s suburban Chicago McMansion on a recent morning. The contents:<br>200 pounds of frozen Miyazaki beef, a trophy from a recent tour win in Japan. Donald hoists one side of a box, and, alarmed at the potential damage to a back that has …

Links 17 Aug: Your iPhone Uses More Energy Than Your Refrigerator

That’s the claim at least from this new paper. That your iPhone, or more exactly your smartphone, uses more electricity than a refrigerator does. Do note though that it’s not actually the phone that does this: it’s the entire infrastructure that supplies it with the ability to be smart that does. …

The Guardian: NSA's XKeyscore tool is its 'widest reaching' system for collecting online data

Edward Snowden has said that he still has more information about the NSA than what he's already leaked, and we're now getting a look at another big piece of that. According to a new set of documents provided to <i>The Guardian</i>, the NSA is using a tool called XKeyscore that is said to be its "widest …

University of Texas students send yacht off-course with GPS exploit (video)

Students from the University of Texas gave us another reason not to mess with the Lone Star state: they'll hack your yacht. In cooperation with a luxury boat's owners, the Longhorns manipulated their $80 million vessel's nav system, covertly guiding it off-course -- all without the crew ever …

UK court sides with Volkswagen on security concerns over key pairing

Giovanni Ribisi had better hope he doesn't botch a job anytime soon. Flavio Garcia from the University of Birmingham cracked the security system that pairs an owner's key to their Porsche, Lamborghini or Audi, and Volkswagen's parent company wants that research to remain unpublished. The UK's high …

The Best And Worst NFL Teams For The Buck

NFL training camps are opening across the country, and team executives are hoping that all of their expensive draft picks, free agents and returning veterans will come together to pick up some wins on the field. But while many teams spend big in search of a trip to the postseason, some are …

Bill Gates And His Foundation: Employers Should Focus On Skills, NOT College Degrees

By using a college degree as a requirement, employers are automatically overlooking people that are capable but have no degree.<p>Ultimately, this isn't helping the employer, the workforce or the economy, Angela Cobb argued in a blog posted by the Gates Foundation on Monday.<p>Research from the Aspen …

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Washington Post Will Sell Newspapers To Jeff Bezos, Change Company Name

The Washington Post Company will sell its newspaper publishing businesses, including its namesake flagship, to billionaire Jeff Bezos for $250 million.<p>In an announcement Monday afternoon, the company said the Amazon.com founder is buying the assets through a personally-controlled entity, not as an …

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.<p>"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" <br …

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Aussie Dyson entrant gives helmets a 21st Century overhaul

James Dyson Awards entries close August 1, but one of this year's Australian entries is already gaining interest from police motorcycle departments …