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Give student loans the finger: A new solution to a massive generational outrage

Young people and their future families are being bankrupted. Here’s a radical response to the heist of the century<p>Recently, news broke that Rolling Jubilee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of debt, purchased $4 million in private student loan debt and forgave all of it, …

Advisor: 3 reasons to avoid ETFs

Exchange-traded funds — commonly referred to as ETFs — are all the rage. While there are several excellent reasons to use an ETF over the seemingly archaic traditional mutual fund, they are not a universally preferable solution.<p>First, to be fair, let's review a few reasons why ETFs can be a better …

11 Powerful Ways to Fix Bad Body Language | Inc.com

What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the more obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's easy to forget the 60 percent to 90 percent of our communication that is nonverbal. This is a …

Body Language

How to Get Respect: 5 Points Backed by Science

<b>We all want to know how to get respect.</b><p>Research shows respect is key to both your love life and your career.<p>But it’s difficult. Others size you up …

The real reason hedge funds have been underperforming

FORTUNE — Hedge funds have long been accused of clustering, or crowding into too many of the same trades — whether their herding behavior is better …

10 best bucket-list road trips

Larry Bleiberg | Special for USA TODAY<p>The Great American Road Trip is a national rite of passage, says <b>Jamie Jensen</b>, author of <i>Road Trip USA</i> (Avalon, $29.99), a comprehensive guide in its sixth edition. "Before you vote, you should be required to drive across the country and see the variety of people …

Algorithm appointed board director

<b>A venture capital firm has appointed a computer algorithm to its board of directors.</b><p>The program - called Vital - will vote on whether to invest in a specific company or not.<p>The firm it will be working for - Deep Knowledge Ventures - focuses on drugs for age-related diseases.<p>It said that Vital would …

University of Sheffield

GoPro publicly files for $100-million IPO

GoPro, the maker of the small video cameras worn by athletes, is planning a $100-million initial public stock offering, the company disclosed through its first public filing with the<p>Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>The filing, released Monday afternoon, shows GoPro has seen meteoric growth in …

GoPro

The New Face of Heroin

The explosion of drugs like OxyContin has given way to a heroin epidemic ravaging the least likely corners of America - like bucolic Vermont, which …

Drug Addiction

Heartbleed Update: Sites That Tell You Which Passwords You Should Bother to Change

Your two-point to-do list for the weekend.<p><b>[Update</b>: see bonus xkcd link below.] For background, see this early Heartbleed dispatch on general principles of password hygiene, and this one on a range of test utilities to check whether possibly affected sites have yet been repaired.<p>Your simple …

A 23-Year-Old Gay-Marriage Opponent Explains Herself

Correspondence from a reader with traditional Christian beliefs<p>Our inquiry into whether gay-marriage opponents ought to be punished in their professional lives may benefit from some correspondence from folks on both sides. Stay tuned for a thoughtful email from a reader who thinks I've got it all …

Your Road Trip, Reimagined as a Glorious 16th Century Map

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

Great Lakes

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Public Places Into Alien Landscapes

Stepping inside one of Penique Productions' massive balloon installations is like walking into the ghostly remains of an alien palace. The walls of the giant, inflatable structures press up against the balconies, alcoves, fountains and ceilings of public spaces, transforming otherwise familiar …

The Greatest LGBT Love Letters of All Time

What is love? This question haunts the human psyche perhaps more persistently than any other. It has occupied our collective imagination for millennia, it has baffled scientists, taunted philosophers, and tantalized artists. So mystified by love were the Ancient Greeks that they itemized six types …

DIY

ByStrother Purdy<p>Follow these steps to make a board-and-batten door for a pantry or shed.<p>By Kurt Jacobson<p>One reader shares how to build a watering …

DIY Garden Lights - DIY

<i>This article was originally posted in</i> Instructables <i>and is reposted with permission from Ruud van Koningsbrugge.</i><p>Reuse plastic bottles to make these …

DIY

rocket stove mass heater

• heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood<br>• exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning)<br>• the heat from one fire can last for …

Home Improvement

Home and Garden DIY Ideas, Photos and Answers

21 Brilliant Camping Hacks to Make your Life Easy

Camping is a wonderful adventure, unless you are riddled with bugs, cold, wet or hungry. So here are some easy tips to ensure that your camping trip …

Hacking

How to Mold Tree Faces | Hunker

A tree facecan be molded from concrete.<p>Step 1<p>Sketch out the eyes, nose and mouth of the tree face that you wish to sculpt. By designing the tree face …

Does Your Roof Need to be Repaired?

The roof comes first—leaks here can lead to problems throughout the house. Here's how to find out if your roof has gone bad.<p>I just bought a house with a roof that has seen better days. The shingles are worn and cupped, and there's lots of rough-looking flashing. Anything I should worry about before …

Charcoal-Making Stove - Do It Yourself

Coal is not readily available in my community, so I use charcoal to fire my forge for blacksmithing. I had read books on making your own charcoal, …

Off-grid

Make a DIY Cheese Press For Home, Part 1 – DIY

After successfully making soft cheese at home from goats milk, provided by the local shepherd, we decided to have a look at how to make hard cheese. …

Cheese

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