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Mel Weinberg, con artist at center of Abscam sting that landed U.S. politicians in prison, dies at 93

At the center of an FBI corruption investigation that employed fake Middle Eastern sheikhs, a 65-foot yacht, plush hotel suites and paper bags of cash was a convicted con artist, a cigar-chomping swindler who once sold socks without soles and jackets without backs.<p>“You gotta think fast,” Mel …

Corruption

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. He died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.<p>A brief history of Stephen Hawking's Brief …

Stephen Hawking

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Consciousness

A Scottish island with six residents wants a rebrand to avoid its community’s extinction

If you’ve ever dreamed of living out the old adage “hell is other people” on a remote island, you’d probably love the Scottish island of Ulva. But for the six people who live there? Not so much.<p>The island, just 4,600 acres, is part of the Inner Hebrides archipelago. It’s accessible by an on-demand …

Scotland

55 Hilarious Masturbation Jokes That Are Just Plain Filthy

Fappy holidays, everybody!

Jokes

He Stole $100 Million From His Clients. Now He’s Living in Luxury on the Côte d’Azur

Fabien Gaglio confessed to running a $100 million Ponzi scheme on his own terms. At 9 a.m. on a Wednesday in Paris, dressed elegantly in a dark …

Corruption

9 countries that are relatively easy for Americans to move to

When it's time to leave the country for a spell — half a year, maybe, or for the rest of your life, who knows? — your very bones tell you. Your feet twitch. You fidget. You start absentmindedly petting any globes you come across. That urge to pick up and go is a powerful sensation. Then your brain …

United Kingdom

First tax havens blacklist published by EU

<b>The European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea.</b><p>A "watchlist" of 47 countries promising to change their tax rules to meet EU standards has also been issued.<p>The "grey list" includes several with UK links, …

Revealed: The Secrets Of One Of The World's Dirtiest Banks And Its Powerful Western Protectors

Blatant forgery. Snarling guard dogs. Shredded evidence. Leaked documents reveal the farcical scramble inside one of the world’s dirtiest banks to conceal incriminating information – while some of the planet's most prestigious accountants and lawyers used their powers to keep the bank in …

These Two Breathtaking Dolce & Gabbana Stores Are Architectural Eye Candy

Eric Carlson, of design firm Carbondale, has set sumptuous architectural scenes in both Monaco and Venice for the luxury brand<p>As a designer, how do you balance brand identity and context? It seems Eric Carlson of Carbondale has found the secret sauce. The designer has recently created two new …

Italy

The 20 best wines in the world, according to Wine Spectator

Each year, they release their list of the top 100 wines in the world.<p>"The wines featured on our Top 100 list capture the character of the past year and exemplify the quality and diversity the wine world has to offer," Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator said in a press release.<p>…

A 20-year-old YouTube star just bought a $6.9 million mansion — take a look inside

20-year-old social media star Jake Paul has a habit of annoying his neighbors, so anyone who lives near his new, $6.9 million mansion in Calabasas should be on high alert.<p>Before Paul reportedly bought it, the home had been listed for $7.395 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.<p>Paul, who …

Crystal Clear Pumpkin Pie!? The Holiday Classic Gets a Magical Makeover

The server says "pumpkin pie" as he sets down a doll-sized slice with a quivering, crystal clear filling. It’s the traditional holiday classic, not packaged as one might expect. But then again, this is Alinea, Chicago’s radical and pioneering temple of progressive cuisine, renowned the world over …

Baking

Bernie Sanders claims the world’s six wealthiest people have as much wealth as half the global population

<i>“There is no moral or economic justification for the six wealthiest people in the world having as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population, 3.7 billion people.”</i><p><b>— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), remarks during a speech at Westminster College, Sept. 21, 2017</b><p>Economic inequality in the …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Cashier who stole $13 million at work gets 8 years in prison

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cashier convicted of stealing nearly $13 million from the monuments and engraving firm where she worked has been sentenced to …

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was telling me I was nuts), and then a four-year relationship ended.<p>All those things happened in three …

Jewellery’s Naughty Little Secret: Treated Gemstones

Unbeknownst to most jewellery consumers, gemstones are often treated, filled with glass and even irradiated, yet retailers rarely disclose</b> …

The honey bee is facing an existential threat — and it could be very bad for humans

Millions worldwide go to less lunatic lengths to capture the fruits of the labour of the world's three trillion or so honey bees, but it is a tribute to the global value of the honey bee and its nectar that even here high in Nepal, just 10 miles or so from Mount Everest, humans risk life and limb …

Bitcoin Might Make Tax Havens Obsolete

Bitcoin offers the tantalizing prospect of hiding untaxed income from the government without relying on foreign financial institutions or your mattress<p>For tax evaders stunned by the leak of the "Panama Papers" maintained by the international law firm Mossack Fonseca, bitcoin could be the next big …

Italian 'ghost town' for sale: Entire village available for less than price of a small London flat

The only moment of glory the mountaintop fortress Rocca Calascio has had in centuries of oblivion came in 1985, when it served as the set for the fantasy film Ladyhawke. It then went back to being a sleepy ghost town, isolated among the peaks of central Italy's rugged Apennine hills in the Abruzzi …

The Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

Motor Authority The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron.<p>So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of.<p>That's …

Making Soufflé Is Simple, If You Know Its Secrets

A soufflé sums up French cuisine, a bravura display of timing and skill. When you follow the rules, with just a few minutes' work the soufflé puffs in the oven to impressive heights, perhaps doubling its original volume. It's all a matter of folding whisked egg whites into a basic flavoring …

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take up residence in Bormida, which sits 420 metres above sea level in the north-west Liguria region and is home to 394 people, …

Sea Level

The Most Beautiful Bugatti

Bizarre and elusive, the late 1930s Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is largely considered to be one of the most beautiful automotive designs in history… …

Bugatti

Get Ready for Apartment Envy

It’s hard to look at this flat and not be jealous of the people who get to call it home! Titled “33 Kinds of Joys of Life”, it’s the latest work from …

These Churches Were Converted Into Surprisingly Stylish Modern Homes

If there’s one thing real estate geeks love, it’s old buildings repurposed into stylish – and sometimes unexpected – modern spaces.<p>Here on D’Marge, …

Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study

Tempting as it may be, it would be wrong to claim that with each generation humans are becoming more stupid. As scientists are often so keen to point out, it is a bit more complicated than that.<p>A study from Iceland is the latest to raise the prospect of a downwards spiral into imbecility. The …

Genetics

Florida Teen Who Allegedly Faked Being a Doctor Indicted in Virginia Fraud Case

A Florida teenager already facing charges he masqueraded as a doctor is in trouble again.<p>Malachi Love-Robinson has been indicted in by a Virginia grand jury for trying to illegally buy a $35,000 Jaguar, authorities said Wednesday.<p>The 19-year-old was arrested on Sept. 9 in Stafford, Virginia, after …