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U.S. Navy's Largest Destroyer Ever Heads Out to Sea for First Time

BATH, Maine — The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo sea trials.<p>More than 200 …

Military

The 10 best tips about money Warren Buffett has ever shared

Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investing and business minds today. But aside from his exponential investing success, Buffett is probably most famous for his humorous insights, colorful commentary and wise advice. It's part of what makes him a perfect fit to be a finalist for the 2015 "Best …

Ahmed Mohamed, Teen Cuffed Over Homemade Clock, Eyes MIT

After encouragement from the likes of President Barack Obama and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a Muslim high school student in Texas who was arrested after he brought in a homemade clock said Wednesday he wants to transfer to another school.<p>"I guess everyone knows: I’m the person who built a …

High School

How a Fake Business Built an Awesome Online Reputation

In today's digital world, consumers are able to form a perception of a business long before they set foot in the door. But you may want to think twice before basing your opinion of a business solely on its online reviews.<p>Kashmir Hill said she built an awesome online reputation for the Freakin' …

Online

Slain Journalist's Father Says of Shooter: 'He Was a Crazy Man That Got a Gun'

The father of a young journalist fatally shot by a gunman during an on-air segment in Virginia Wednesday said in an interview on Fox News that he wants to make it harder for the mentally ill to get guns.<p>Television reporter Alison Parker, 24 and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed after former …

Crime

Remember The Ice Bucket Challenge? Donations From The $220 Million Campaign Enhanced ALS Research

Over 2 million people were tagged in Ice Bucket Challenge videos on Facebook last year. The Ice Bucket Challenge involved people dumping a bucket of icy cold water on their heads to promote the awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.<p>Amyotrophic lateral …

Social Media

Derrick Rose Sued, Accused of Raping Ex-Girlfriend

Link to Media<p>Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose "is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA superstar and two of his friends [Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen] drugged and gang-raped her," according to TMZ on Aug. 26. (<b>Warning: report contains graphic sexual content.</b>)<p>The lawsuit was filed in the …

Crime

5 Tips to Stay Present in Business and in Life

A successful investment banker went on vacation to a tropical island. There he met a fisherman who had a unique way of catching fish. The banker immediately saw a business opportunity.<p>The banker said that eventually the fisherman would be able to make an initial public offering, so that he could …

Entrepreneurship

4 Wildlife Photography Tips to Add a Wow Factor to Your Wildlife Shots

When photographing wildlife, we typically have a few seconds to ‘get the shot' of that bird, bear, deer, common or rare animal. Our beautiful …

Once And For All: How Often You Really Need to Wash Your Hair

How often do you shampoo your hair? While some choose to lather up daily, washing too often can do more harm than good, and strip your strands of …

You Know Those Awful Underground Pimples? I Found the Perfect Cure

Cannot believe I'm typing these words, but I've finally conquered cystic acne.<p>I told you I'd be writing about my skin struggles, and here I am, delivering the goods. While it's slightly (all right fine it's <i>really</i>) embarrassing to be a 28-year-old professional with the same acne woes of a middle …

Dodging Gators On Lake Jesup, Florida's 'Natural' Theme Park

The Florida airboat ride -- a must-do for anyone visiting the Sunshine State's vast wetlands -- is actually less "boat" than "air." When that massive propellor gets revved up, you practically lift off the surface of the water. If the wind is blowing, expect a wild ride.<p>Since the 1920s, airboats …

Simple, Bedrock Rules on Personal Finance

For My Last Sunday WSJ Column, All You Need to Know in 833 Words<p>Smart money moves aren’t more complicated than you think. They’re simpler.<p>Cut through all the jargon and pontificating and technical stuff, and everything you really need to know about personal finance fits into less than 1,000 …

Finance

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Discovering your inner GPS

The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their Arctic breeding grounds to overwinter on the Antarctic coast: an annual roundtrip of over …

Magnetism

The Secret Behind Making Your Day Job Work for Your Startup | Inc.com

Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough without combining it with full-time …

Intellectual Property

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more

From broadening perspectives to creating lasting memories, seeing the world can be a major exercise in self-improvement.<p><i>“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”</i> – Mark Twain<p>Mark Twain is just one of history’s many …

Mark Twain

Hedge Fund Warns Yahoo's Marissa Mayer: Alibaba Riches Belong To Shareholders

When Alibaba completed its blockbuster IPO in September, the clock started ticking for Yahoo and Chief Executive Marissa Mayer on how to efficiently monetize the company’s remaining stake in the Chinese Internet company. Three months and change later, and one of Yahoo’s biggest shareholders is …

Advertising

The Worst Things To Tell A Flight Attendant, According To A Flight Attendant

By: Sydney Pearl<p><i>Credit: Flickr/kevlar</i><p>Flight attendants do for a living what many people dream of -- waking up every morning in a different city and mingling with a litany of characters. But not all characters are created equal. Sometimes, passengers are sweet, courteous people who make being a …

Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists

It may not win every hand it is dealt, but over time, no one can beat Cepheus, a computer program that scientists claim plays a near-perfect game of poker.<p>Unveiled in Canada on Thursday, the researchers believe that Cepheus is so good that a seasoned poker star could spend their whole life playing …

Artificial Intelligence

Do Mars rover photos show potential signs of ancient life?

A careful study of images taken by the NASA rover Curiosity has revealed intriguing similarities between ancient sedimentary rocks on Mars and structures shaped by microbes on Earth. The findings suggest, but do not prove, that life may have existed earlier on the Red Planet.<p>The photos were taken …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

Islam

Steve Jobs And President Obama Had A Dinner Together In 2011 That May Have Changed The Course Of US History

But not Steve Jobs, the departed King of Apple.<p>That much was made clear at a February 2011 dinner for President Obama organized by John Doerr, the esteemed Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist.<p>Before the dinner, Doerr sent Jobs the menu.<p>As Walter Isaacson reports in his sterling biography of Jobs, he …

Silicon Valley

5 Ultimate Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a young entrepreneur who has started your own business, or are toying with an idea of starting one?<p>I knew since I was 16 that I wanted to work for myself. I have a strong personality and have a difficult time having someone tell me what to do (very different from people assisting me and …

College: To Go Or Not To Go?

A recent article by John Rampton on Entrepreneur.com highlighted the success of eight young people who took an idea and developed it into a million-dollar business. None of these entrepreneurs had earned college degrees. Of course, the oldest was 16 years old, and the youngest was eight.<p>I applaud …

Entrepreneurship