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The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand

The CIA built a secret and groundbreaking mobile text messaging system in the late 1970s

From 1979 to 1985 — a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the deaths of three Soviet General Secretaries, the shooting-down of KAL 007, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan — the CIA was receiving high-value intelligence from a source …

There Are 6 Types of French-Girl Style: Come See Which Is Most Like You

Around here, we're wild for the je ne sais quois that goes into chic, mussed, always perfect-looking French-girl style. As such, imagine our collective joy when we heard that there's not one type of stereotypical chicness but an amazing six different kinds. Angie Niles details the style habits of …

Clothing

T-Mobile expands its Simple Global data roaming to more countries

The carrier's customers can now take advantage of unlimited data and texting and 20-cents per minute phone calls across more countries.<p>Subscribers who use T-Mobile's Simple Global feature to travel to anywhere in Europe and South America no longer have to worry about roaming charges.<p>The carrier …

Telecoms

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.

Hiking

DIY / Boing Boing

Blog : Show me the posts<p>Shop : A Directory of Wonderful Products<p>About Us : Editors, Contributors and Staff<p>Follow Us<p>/ 10:12 am Mon, Mar 12, 2018<p>Bionic …

The 11 Best Dog Breeds

Dogs are the best.<p>Incredibly loyal, they comfort, protect, and love their humans unconditionally, making dogs superior to any other pet out there.<p>But not all dogs are created equal. In celebration of National Dog Day, we ranked the 11 best dog breeds, based on factors including health, personality, …

How to Master Parallel Parking, Explained in One Easy Chart

For many people, attempting to parallel park into a tight spot can be an extremely nerve-wracking experience. The problem, more often than not, is …

37 things you didn’t know you could do with vodka

Vodka may not be your liquor of choice for drinking, but what about making an ice pack or treating dandruff?<p>The European liquor has amazing capabilities such as killing bacteria, drying without an odor, and binding essential oils to water. This means it can help with everything from making insect …

10 DIY Home Hacks Every 30-Something Should Know - Trulia's Blog - Life at Home

Dear 30-somethings: It’s time to bone up on some common DIY home hacks.<p>Whether you rent or own, these supersimple solutions to common at-home fixes …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

5 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Business Really Take Off

You quit your day job, and you’re now focusing full time on your business… congrats. That’s a huge deal. If you’ve already followed our tips on how to Quit Your Day Job and how to Launch Your Business, and you’re ready to move forward, but aren’t sure what strategies to embrace to make your …

This Tiny Washing Machine Would Make Laundry Day Suck a Lot Less

Forget spending an entire day at the laundromat. Soon, you’ll be able to wash your clothes faster at home… without using any electricity. Pick your jaw up off the floor, and put the washboard away. Because with a few taps of your foot, you will be able to do just that with a five-liter machine …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

IKEA Hacks that Look Like a Million Bucks

One of our favorite things about IKEA is the ingenious upgrades these simple designs inspire. You might never guess, if you saw them in person, that …

Hacking

The Best American Winter Road Trips

Unleash your inner Norse god while driving one of these scenic winter routes.<p>On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that gas is affordable and holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’s …

Hiking

12 new Netflix movies to stream on Thanksgiving

Netflix no longer has every movie you can dream of: instead, it offers a curated selection, with new movies usually being added by the month. The trouble is, it isn't always obvious what good films have made their way onto the service just by browsing around. We've taken a look through the past few …

Sodium Acetate BODY Warmer

Introduction: Sodium Acetate BODY Warmer<p>Have you ever gone to a football game and frozen your butt off? While at the game you happen to have brought …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

You can actually read the FCC’s internal emails about John Oliver’s hilarious Net Neutrality appeal

Remember John Oliver’s enthusiastic appeal made on HBO’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i> a few months ago to Internet trolls to go to the FCC’s website and comment …

Former NSA lawyer says BlackBerry limited their sales due to their security

One of the key things BlackBerry has always focused on is security. Across all their devices and services, security has come first and has been a …

Watch these videos to learn about every Android 5.0 Lollipop trick you never knew existed

At this point, we’ve already talked about the major features that Google added to Android with its new Lollipop release — the new Material Design …

HERE it comes: Nokia’s excellent mapping software arrives on Android

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Nokia<p>Up to now, Nokia’s HERE maps for Android was officially limited to Samsung Galaxy phones. That changes today, as …

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>(Photo by Alison Gootee)<p><b>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather</b> family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of …

The 25 Best Museums In The World, According To Travelers

To celebrate some of the most incredible museums in the world, we have rounded up the winners of the TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards for 2014.<p>From Bogota to Chicago, here are the top 25 museums in the world.

How to lower the odds of getting ticketed during a traffic stop

We all get pulled over. What you do next may save you from getting a summons.<p>Ever since I was in high school, police officers of various jurisdictions have made a hobby of pulling me over. "Do you know why I pulled you over?" Of course I do. But since I became an attorney 23 years ago, I've …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …