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The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

The true story of the fake US embassy in Ghana

On Friday 2 December 2016, a curious story appeared on the website GhanaBusinessNews.com. “Ghana security authorities shut down fake US Embassy in Accra,” the headline declared. For a decade, the story went, there had been a fake US embassy in the Ghanaian capital. The fraudsters behind it had …

Africa

What the United States Did in Indonesia

A trove of recently released documents confirms that Washington’s role in the country’s 1965 massacre was part of a bigger Cold War strategy.<p>A trove of newly declassified diplomatic cables reveals a surprising degree of American involvement in a brutal anti-communist purge in Indonesia …

National Security

The real reason we have an Electoral College: to protect slave states

“In a direct election system, the South would have lost every time.”<p>Every four years, we elect a president in this country, and we do it in a strange way: via the Electoral College. The reasons for the Electoral College are unclear to most people. On the surface, it appears anti-democratic and …

Sit up straight to test blood pressure. Don’t exercise hard before cholesterol check.

The accuracy of many medical tests can depend on factors such as the time of day, your posture during the test, whether you’ve been sick, your medications and whether you recently rode a bicycle or had sex. And inaccurate results can lead to more than unnecessary medical bills. When tests fail to …

Here's everything we know about Apple's plan to change the way we watch TV

The company is known for taking products with frustrating and unfriendly user experiences — for many Americans, cable and satellite TV service would definitely fall into this category — and creating beautifully designed products and services that appeal to millions of people.<p>If Apple were to come …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

Middle East

Should you upgrade to the new Apple TV?

For many, apps like Plex will be all the reason they need to upgrade.<p>For others, it will be the games. On the old Apple TV, you could AirPlay …

Smart TV

iOS 9 review: It’s all about speed

iOS 9 won’t shock you with a bunch of whiz-bang new features or a drastic new look, but in many ways, Apple’s latest mobile operating system is more important than its two immediate predecessors. While iOS 7 and iOS 8 laid a foundation that embraced the future of mobile design, iOS 9 is making all …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

World Trade Center

How German football rose from the ashes of 1998 to become the best in the world

Dietrich Weise lives in Heilbronn, in former US Army barracks that have been converted into a modern housing estate. “The best thing about my apartment is that there’s no one above me,” he says. “I can’t stand it when somebody throws parties above me late at night. This way, I have peace. That’s …

Soccer

Sergi Samper's Smooth Showing Against LA Signals He's Ready for Barcelona Action

Link to Media<p>Sergi Samper has "enjoyed" many comparisons over the past few years. Some label him the next Pep Guardiola, others the next Sergio Busquets. Andrea Pirlo and Xavi Hernandez are also mentioned frequently when he is discussed.<p>The truth is his game draws from elements of each of these …

Soccer

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Has More Than Enough Characters for Captain America: Civil War

Now that <i>Ant-Man</i> has closed the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Phase 2” slate of movies, we await the hero-vs-hero calamity that will be 2016’s <i>Captain</i> …

Marvel Universe

Apple is the only Tech Company Making Smartphone Profits

​There's an old saying in business that 80% of your profits come from 20% of your customers. It's the 80/20 Rule of Sales. Apple has taken that rule …

Wall Street

How to Delete Old iCloud Backups & Free Up More Storage Space on iPhone

If you’ve recently upgraded your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed that your older iOS device still appears on iCloud’s list of backups. These old iCloud backups could be taking up a lot of unnecessary storage space and don’t do you any good either. All the documents, data, and settings you need …

iCloud

Updated: 15 Iconic Characters That Could Be Among the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s New Avengers

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I examined 15 of Marvel’s most iconic characters that had yet to make their way into Marvel Studios’ …

Your iPhone is a lot more useful with these 5 tools

There are things your iPhone can do that you probably didn’t know. We’ve uncovered five of these.<p>Let Siri read to you<p>Apple’s digital voice assistant …

8 great OS X Yosemite tips and tricks you really need to know

Apple with OS X Yosemite introduced a number of cool features designed to make one’s computing experience easier and more efficient. While some may …

37 Crazy Apple Facts & Stats (Infographic)

When it comes to the tech giant Apple, there is more to it than meets the eye. It isn’t simply one of the biggest companies for nothing and keeps …

Improving HDL Cholesterol: How, Why and NOW!

Cardiovascular disease, the number-one cause of mortality for U.S. men and women, is a cluster of heart and blood vessel problems that are related to …

Diabetes

Arsenal Are Now Built Around Mesut Ozil's Talents

Mesut Ozil flattered to deceive for much of his debut season in the Premier League. But now he's the focal point of this Arsenal squad, the player whose talents Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has built a resurgent team around.<p>Nowhere was that more obvious than on the Emirates Stadium pitch as Arsenal …

The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved

Over the course of investigating the Apple Watch, I’ve spoken to several sources who have spent extended time with it.<p>There are a lot of interesting details, some of which we’ll get into. But, by far, the biggest recurring theme is how little you use your iPhone once you have one.<p>After these …

Using iCloud Photo Library for Storing Videos

I’ve now got all of my home videos across all of my devices, accessible via iCloud Photo Library. I’ve done a little bit of testing over the last few weeks and can now report on how iCloud Photo Library performs for on-demand video viewing.<p>First off, videos don’t ever appear to download as …

How to listen to music from your iPhone on your Apple TV (video)

Being part of the Apple ecosystem has its benefits, so long as you’re willing to invest in them. One of the products that takes the most advantage of …

Use your Apple TV as a full-fledged desktop browser with AirBrowser app

<i>This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of AirBrowser.</i><p>Would you like to surf the web, watch streaming videos, read newspapers and do everything else you normally do on your Mac browser, in full screen on your TV? Pinch to zoom, swipe, bookmark pages — all using your iOS device as a …

Smart TV

New diet guidelines may ease daily cholesterol limits

Dietary cholesterol, one of the most closely monitored and regulated ingredients on American plates because of its believed link to heart disease, is making a comeback. When the federal government updates the guidelines of what we should be eating every day for good health — if it takes the advice …

Marketing Lessons From Taylor Swift’s Playbook

She's social media's golden child and one of the world's most innovative marketers. Love or hate her, there's lots you can learn from her.<p>My knowledge of Taylor Swift ran only three albums deep until about a month ago. I found myself wedged into a 12-person limo with 15 other people on the way to …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 you can use AirDrop to share files between your Mac and iOS devices. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. Continuity also includes Handoff, Instant Hotspot, iPhone Cellular Calls and SMS Relay.<p>Initially …

The Diagram of Dogs by Pop Chart Lab, An Art Print Featuring 181 Dog Breeds

Pop Chart Lab has created “The Diagram of Dogs,” a new art print that features 181 dog breeds. Signed and numbered prints are available to purchase …