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The FBI called him 'Captain America.' But the informant had a secret

The evidence seemed overwhelming.<p>A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was caught on video stealing trim from an impounded vehicle. Another deputy was captured taking cash after a motorist was shaken down to avoid his car being towed. A third was caught on tape rummaging through an SUV at a tow …

Corruption

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Surveillance

The Anal Foreplay Tips You Need To Know

Anal sex is low-key very high maintenance. In theory, all you have to do is put a penis or object into someone's anus — but that doesn't always go …

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Paradise Papers: Leaks Show Wilbur Ross Hid Ties to Putin Cronies

Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary in the Trump administration, shares business interests with Vladimir Putin’s immediate family, and he failed to clearly disclose those interests when he was being confirmed for his cabinet position.<p>Ross — a billionaire industrialist — retains an interest in a …

Corruption

The Simple Trick for Cooking Way Better Rice (And No, It’s Not Washing It)

Your rice cooker wishes it could do this.<p>Just like pasta, I tend to have a bag of rice on hand at all times. When I can’t think of anything else for …

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Entertainment

How Chicago gets its guns

It’s not big trafficking rings. Mostly, it’s through little guys like John Thomas<p><i>This story was co-published with WBEZ Chicago’s “Every Other Hour” series and the Chicago Sun-Times.</i><p>John Thomas set up the deal the way he had arranged nearly two dozen others. A friend said he wanted to buy as many …

Corruption

Here's how Mexican cartels actually operate in the United States

President Donald Trump repeatedly referenced the threat of drugs and violence brought to the US by Mexican cartels during his presidential campaign.<p>Less than a month into office, he signed an executive order directing the federal government to "thwart transnational criminal organizations" and …

Mexico

There's a Link Between Chronic Migraines And This Common Jaw Disorder

Here's what you need to know.<p>People who get chronic migraines might not think there's anything worse than the debilitating attacks – but it turns out …

Pain

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

How to Learn About Buddhism

A Guide for the Completely Befuddled Beginner<p>Although Buddhism has been practiced in the West since the early 19th century, it's still alien to most …

Meditation

Here’s how to protect yourself from the Equifax data breach

Check your financial accounts as much as you check Facebook to make sure you weren’t hit by the Equifax hack.<p>Almost half of Americans may have had …

Identity Theft

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail and Touring motorcycles alter their ride and look

To celebrate its 115th anniversary, Harley-Davidson threw away the incremental annual model update rule book. Dramatically altering the heart of its …

Winter X Games

Why Mike Pence Is Worse Than Donald Trump

Joan WalshIn every way, he knows better, but he says and does things that are equally awful and offensive.The post Why Mike Pence Is Worse Than …

Donald Trump

U.S. Warns Citizens About Traveling to Cancun

<i>Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.</i><p>The U.S. State Department warned its citizens about …

Mexico

'Reckless and unmanageable': LA Times editorial board rips into Trump and the GOP

The Los Angeles Times' editorial board published a scathing column on Sunday that targeted President Donald Trump and the GOP in the wake of last week's tragedy in Charlottesville.<p>"These are not normal times," the editorial began. "The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger …

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Mind

Is Donald Trump simply the worst human being we can imagine? 14 experts weigh in

Not only did Trump quickly become the worst president ever, he may just be the most hated person alive<p>No doubt, there are historians who are already willing to call Donald Trump the worst president in history. It is hard to imagine how, in such a short time, an elected president could reveal how …

Donald Trump

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

Sleep

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.<p>On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer …

Cybersecurity

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness

Hidden tricks you didn't know your Android phone could do

10 tips to master your Google-powered device.<p>The Android versus iPhone debate continues to rumble on. But one thing is certain: Google's phone software is more versatile and customizable than Apple's offering. Dig into the settings and tweaks available for your Android phone and you'll find a host …

Apps

Why Trump Wants to Privatize Air-Traffic Control

The president is ditching a big-spending infrastructure plan and embracing a Republican-backed bureaucratic reform that can be done on the cheap.<p>The obvious way for President Trump to launch his push for a big, bipartisan infrastructure package would have been for the renowned developer to don a …

Air Traffic

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader | Inc.com

Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to you--which means you need to find inspiration and motivation inside yourself.<p>At the same time, though, it's possible to …

Motivation

100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

What makes a great hip-hop song?<p>100<p>By<p>We asked 33 artists and experts – from Rick Rubin to Big Boi, Mike D to Chuck D – to vote for their favorite …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were right

Things did not end well for the Luddites. The group of weavers and textile artisans in early 1800s were crushed by the British government after resisting the destruction of their livelihoods by industrialization. History, in one of its callous twists, recast their story from a workers’ revolt for …

The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Critical Thinking

Bernie is wrong and Malcolm was right: What white liberals so often get wrong about racism and Donald Trump

White progressives have a tough time confronting racism — as Bernie Sanders, a hero in many ways, has made clear<p>In the United States, white liberals and progressives have historically shown a serious inability to grapple with the realities of the color line and the enduring power of white …

Middle-class