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The easiest places in the world to get citizenship or residency, from Thailand to St. Lucia

Not everyone gets to be a global citizen.<p>That’s one takeaway from Henley & Partners’ annual report on the world’s most powerful nationalities and passports. The report, released last week, ranked France as the country with the most powerful nationality, and Somalia as the weakest. The overall index …

Immigration

These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That's …

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few months, and before that, she hopped between Los Angeles and New …

Employment

7 Quick Ways to Make Money Investing $1,000

A thousand bucks is not a lot of money but it is enough, if you're shrewd, to make a lot of money.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're sitting on at least $1000 and it's scratching an itch in your pocket, consider investing it rather than spending it on …

Investing

Some of the World's Best Universities Just Released 600 Free (or Nearly Free) Online Courses

The founder of Class Central has compiled a huge list of newly offered courses to update your skills.<p>These days there's no excuse not to feed your brain. You don't need to upend your life and go back to school to get smarter. Nor do you need to find tens of thousands for tuition. Instead, you can …

Online Education

200 universities just launched 560 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

Apps

14 DIY Branch Projects You'll Definitely Want to Stick in Your Home

The rise of Willowdale, Toronto’s hottest new neighbourhood | The Star

Builders are always looking for bargains, so it caused quite a stir when a pleasant backsplit went on the market in North York’s Willowdale area …

Real Estate

Translucent Cement DIY (+ Constellation Installation)

Grocery Bag Sunglasses<p>PhoneType: Photochemical Prints With a SmartPhone<p>Transform Broken Measuring Tape to Coin Purse<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Well …

The Best Way to Sew Leather Is Actually By Hand! Here's How

Not only is it personally gratifying to hand-sew leather, but this manual technique also offers a stronger suture than the traditional lock stitch created by sewing machines.<p>Have you ever wondered how to create or repair leather items without using an industrial sewing machine? Here, we show you …

10 Great Underrated Whiskeys

Sure Pappy's fantastic, but don't let these great, accessible, well-priced whiskeys be tragically ignored.<p>Last month I wrote a piece called<i>10 Highly Drinkable Beers That No One Is Drinking</i>—and then every pedantic Facebook commenter logged on to say, "r u crazy? I drink those ALL THE TIME!"<p>Fair …

10 Ways to Create Picture Perfect Posts on Instagram

I recently partnered with my friends at Sprout Social for an Instagram 101 webinar called <b>10 Ways to Create Picture Perfect Posts on Instagram</b>. I’ve …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

8 min read<p>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 …

Self-improvement

Best and Easiest Bread

How to Make a Galaxy Layered Drip Cake<p>Easy Whole Wheat Bread<p>Hack Your Bread Starter With a Poolish!<p>Cooking Class<p>I've made this so many times I've …

Cove 3 by SAOTA in Pezula Estate, Knysna, South Africa

The Cove 3 house, a residential project by SAOTA in Pezula Estate, Knysna, South Africa.<p>Cove 3 is the name of this residential project completed in …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Large Rotisserie Pit BBQ

Introduction: Large Rotisserie Pit BBQ<p>Once a year we gather for a Thanksgiving feast with 3 or 4 turkeys cooked on a spit. Last year we rented a …

Woodworking

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

Girl Geek Academy wants to teach one million girls to code

Last month, the International Game Developers Association released the results of its developer satisfaction survey, revealing that, 22 per cent of people working in the gaming industry are women. Although this is almost double the percentage five years ago (11.5 per cent), it seems a bit low when …

10 best GPS app and navigation app options for Android

When we think navigation app, we typically think Google Maps. It’s the one most people recommend. It also happens to get frequent updates. Google has been really on top of navigation especially over the last couple of years. However, there are plenty of different options if you aren’t clicking with …

Maps

Gogobot, The Travel Site Where Friends And Experts Plan Your Vacation, Is Growing Really Fast

It now has 3.7 million registered users and has become the fastest growing travel site on the web, according to data from Comscore and eMarketeer shared with us by cofounder and CEO Travis Katz.<p>In the summer-travel month of July, Gogobot was a more popular website than AirBnB, Bing Travel or …