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How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

New York City

Epic! Gives Kids Unlimited Access to a Massive Library of Children's Books

Giving kids the power to choose what they read is a great way to get them reading more. The Epic! app gives kids 12 and under access to over 20,000 …

An investor predicted the rise of Trump 2 years ago, and what comes next should terrify everyone

But it seems he did know that Trump would win.<p>It was a different time. Two years ago the world seemed to finally be emerging from the slow economic growth it had experienced since the end of the financial crisis. The stock market was riding high, deals were getting done at record rates, and …

Economics

Atom editor breezes past more than 1 million active developers

Atom, GitHub’s popular open source code editor, has reached an impressive milestone: more than 1 million people used it in the last month.<p>The editor launched in 2014 to much fanfare as a powerful Web technology-based alternative to others like Sublime Text, as competing editors’ development …

This amazing Goldman Sachs chart shows how tech companies have come to dominate the world

Goldman Sachs released a huge note full of great charts for clients, including an end-of-year financial crossword.<p>One of the more eye-catching graphics is of the top 20 companies by size, charted for the past 10 years.<p>It shows how 2015 marked the first time the top three largest companies in the …

Markets

17 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

It's almost Valentine's Day, and for many, the pressure is on to find that special someone.<p>Whether you're simply looking for a date or hoping to find something that lasts, you could benefit from the decades of psychological research on the qualities that women find most attractive in a male partner.<p>…

Psychology

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

<i>The most successful people in the world</i> are the most motivated – correct?<p>Not entirely.<p><i>It isn’t motivation that creates success, but habit and action</i>. …

Motivation

Everything You Need to Know About Social Security

If you pay taxes and you plan on retiring in your golden years, you should probably know a thing or two about Social Security. No doubt you’ve heard …

Retirement

Xiaomi launches Mi TV 3 and Ninebot mini, a cheap self-balancing scooter

Did you know that Segway is a Chinese company since April, and that it's partly owned by Xiaomi, the rising star among Chinese smartphone …

China is building the most extensive global commercial-military empire in history

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like …

China

The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct

The greatest extinction event in the history of the planet was driven by oceans acidifying about as fast as they are today.<p>The biggest extinction event in planetary history was driven by the rapid acidification of our oceans, a new study concludes. So much carbon was released into the atmosphere, …

Climate Change

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Whether you've left a wallet in a cab or misplaced something at home, losing your things is a real annoyance. What's worse is that it feels like a problem we shouldn't have to deal with in the age of smart devices. Sure, sometimes you can use Find my iPhone, but what about objects that don't have …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Cruises of 2015

<i>Courtesy Silversea Cruises</i><p>In recent years, reports of health scares and mechanical malfunctions have raised questions about cruise safety. As a result, many travelers are wary of whether a cruise is the best vacation choice.<p>But here's the reality: With a growing demand for improved safety measures, …

Cruise Ships

The Best Steakhouses in America, According To OpenTable

OpenTable just announced the winners of its Top 100 Steak Restaurants in the United States list, which is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurant in the US.<p>The list of winners spans 32 states, with Texas securing its spot as the …

Texas

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …

23 Kids Reveal Their Secrets to Mom

There will always be a few secrets that you just can't tell mom.<p>Whether it's the beer you stole from the garage back when you were broke after …

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

Writing

Yahoo Account Hacked? How To Prevent Getting Hacked Again

My Yahoo! account sent bogus emails to all my friends! Has this happened to you in the last week or two? You’re not alone.<p>Cybersecurity is preeminent in the news today, whether it’s Chinese hackers or domestic hacktivists, as our society becomes more data and network dependent the opportunities for …