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The World's Coolest Starbucks

Did you know that Starbucks employs 151,000 people all over the world in countries from South Africa to New Zealand? That's more than twice the population of Greenland! It seems that the average person can't walk more than a few feet (or 170 miles, to be exact) without seeing that familiar green …

Backlash over US border patrol 'bullying' migrants

Arivaca is a town with a difference. While most of America backs the White House announcement last week to curb surging numbers of migrants crossing the Mexican border, many residents of this dusty, former gold-prospecting town 10 miles north of Mexico have chosen a different foe: the border patrol.<p>…

What to Pack for an Office Snack

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: We've conquered the desk lunch, now it's time to upgrade the office snack.</i><p>A …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Tea Party’s embarrassing irony: How its ideal nation rejects basic American beliefs

<b>Rand Paul (AP/Stephan Savoia)</b><p>Tea Party heroes like Rand Paul want a “democracy” in which politics’ biggest questions may never be debated<p>Elias Isquith<p>June 21, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Of U.S. political culture’s many hypocrisies, few are more jarring than Americans’ ambivalence about democracy itself. …

Amazon Fire Phone vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: Specs Compared

See how Amazon's first smartphone stacks up against Samsung's flagship model.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Startups

Drink This: Cachaca

Mix up the official spirit of Brazil during your World Cup party<p>Cachaça: Weird to say <i>(kah-SHAH-sah</i>), fun to drink.<p>Distillers have made this exotic Brazilian elixir by hand in single pot stills for more thn 500 years. Although cachaça has been around for half a millennium, few in United States are …

Neocons never learn: Why their new warmongering is so shameless

<b>U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (Reuters/Samantha Sais)</b><p>The same hawks who suckered us into war with Iraq are at it again. It’s time they be held accountable<p>Stephan Richter<p>June 21, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist.<p>In the history books, the U.S. Republicans will …

LG G3 review: The perfect flagship phone for early adopters - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The LG G3 has solid call quality and LTE data speeds, a great camera, a brilliantly sharp display, a snappy quad-core processor, and a flat UI that makes Android 4.4 look good. LG's flagship has also improved on the previous model -- the new G3 comes with a removable battery and microSD …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …

France advances from World Cup group play with 5-2 rout of Switzerland

Of the World Cup teams that might need a mercy rule, such as a shortened match, to end their misery in a one-sided game, Switzerland seemingly is not one of them. A No. 6 FIFA ranking, earned with a defense that gave up only six goals in qualifying, figured to make the Swiss immune to a blowout …

Germany's Draw With Ghana Was The Best Possible Outcome For The US

Germany and Ghana played to an exciting 2-2 draw in Group G. The result also happened to be the best possible outcome for the U.S. national team.<p>With the draw, the United States can now clinch a spot in the knockout stage with a win over Portugal on Sunday.<p>This would have also been true had Germany …

Ghana

Ghana/Germany Draw, Messi Scores, in Photos

Iraq crisis: Baghdad's Shia militia in defiant 50,000-strong rally as Isis make further gains

Tensions mount in Iraq as Mahdi Army put on show of force in Baghdad featuring missiles, bazookas and assault rifles while Isis seize key Syria border crossing<p>Baghdad's biggest Shia Muslim faction staged a show of force in face of the Isis threat to the <b>Iraqi</b> capital on Saturday, in a parade that …

Iraq's Kurdish Prime Minister: Al-Maliki Should Step Down

Middle East

Sunni militants capture towns, border crossing as offensive expands in western Iraq

Sunni fighters led by an Al Qaeda-inspired militant group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing three strategic towns and the first border crossing with Syria to fall on the Iraqi side.<p>It's the latest blow against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is …