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10 reasons to visit Manila

Despite being one of Southeast Asia's best capital cities for sightseeing and culture, Manila continues to (unfairly) get a bad rap. Crime, pollution, poverty, corruption, overpopulation and horrendous traffic jams are all typically associated with the city, but this paints an unbalanced picture. …

16 Calming Paint Colors That Give a Room a Relaxing Vibe

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Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

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Where Do the Possible 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Syria?

Positions on military action and going to war are critical during presidential primaries and general elections. Where potential 2016 candidates stand …

Still Undecided, Obama Favors 'Limited, Narrow' Act in Syria

President Obama today said he has "not made any decisions" on whether to launch a military strike on Syria, but sought to assure the American public …

Syria Must Be Punished as Warning to Others, Kerry Says

Secretary of State John Kerry made an impassioned case for punishing Syria today, stating that a chemical attack by the regime of President Bashar …

Polls: Americans Don't Want to Attack Syria, but Could Support Limited Action That Did Not Risk American Lives

Americans say they don't want the U.S. to strike Syria, but that they could support a limited action that did not risk the lives of American …

Everything You Need to Know About the Syrian Civil War

As the United States moves closer to a possible military strike on Syria, an already complicated international crisis is about to get even messier. …

Putin Rejects Syria Chemical Weapons Accusations as 'Utter Nonsense'

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected the American evidence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, calling the suggestion "utter …

Syria Strike Threat Delayed as UN Inspectors Weigh Chemical Weapons Evidence

The sword of Damocles will dangle over Damascus a while longer, after President Obama announced today that he would seek Congressional approval …

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LIVE CHAT: What questions do you have now that President Obama has said he will seek authorization from Congress for a military strike on …

How Russia Might Respond to an American Strike in Syria

Russia has dismissed U.S. accusations that Syrian forces used chemical weapons, calling the charge "utter nonsense," and warned that a military …

President Obama Seeks Congressional Approval for Syria Action

President Obama said today that the U.S. should pursue military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for use of …

Syria Crisis: Assad Remains Defiant, Opposition Disappointed

The morning after President Obama announced that he would seek Congressional authorization before taking military action against Syria, Syrian …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Heads up, ebook buyers: Here’s how much you’re likely to get in the Apple ebook settlement

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / zimmytws<p>All five publishers who were accused of conspiring with Apple(s aapl) to set ebook prices at …

With Wallets Tight, Consumers Prioritize Spending On Homes And Cars

Incomes for U.S. consumers increased in July, but at a snail’s pace, and kept a leash on consumer spending, with little reason to expect sharp gains in the near future.<p>Personal income was up 0.1% and disposable income grew 0.2%, while personal consumption expenditures were up 0.1%, according to the …

Europe Says Chinese Solar Manufacturers Violated Trade Laws

After a nine-month investigation, the European Commission has concluded that China violated international trade laws by doling out cheap loans, land, interest-free lines of credit lines and tax breaks to solar equipment manufacturers.<p>More specifically, Chinese manufacturers of crystalline silicon …

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 …

Joy of Filing Jointly: Free Returns for Same-Sex Couples

Not only can same-sex married couples now file taxes jointly, they can do it for free, thanks to a private tax preparation provider.<p>The IRS yesterday …

Facebook is hiring a data scientist, but you’ll have to fight for the job

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Simon Bratt<p>Facebook (s fb) is looking to hire a new data scientist, but rather than sift through …

Former Waywire CEO Nate Richardson Joins AOL As President Of AOL Live

A few weeks ago we reported that Nate Richardson, the CEO and co-founder of Waywire, would be leaving the company as it makes a strategic shift from content creation to content curation. Well now we know where he’s landed: Richardson has joined our parent company AOL* as the President of AOL Live, …

The Indian rupee’s prospects just got a whole lot worse

The Indian rupee’s nightmarish run is set to get a lot worse. Official figures released today (Aug. 30) revealed that India’s GDP expanded by 4.4% year-on-year in the April-June quarter, falling well short of analysts’ already muted forecasts of 4.7% growth. It’s the weakest pace of growth since …

Blackout Risk Tool Puts Price Tag On Power Reliability

In 2012, 25 million people endured at least one electric power outage in the United States.<p>For many if not most of those people, the experience wasn’t cheap.<p>Electric grid outages result in an estimated $100 billion of economic losses annually, nearly three quarters of those losses occurring in the …

Why the Chinese government spent $33 billion on cotton that nobody wants

Texhong Textile Group, one of China’s biggest textile makers, has been shifting production to Vietnam, and the market loves it, reports Bloomberg—the stock is up 445% from a year ago.<p>And that’s not because of the much-bemoaned rise of Chinese labor costs. It’s because the Chinese government is …

How a struggling town bought itself new hope by painting fake scenes on its walls

A bakery, a bookmaker and a barber have recently appeared in a village in Northern Ireland. But you cannot enter any of them. In a bid to bring in tourists, the town of Bushmills, famous for the whiskey that was first distilled there 400 years ago, has painted over a dozen abandoned storefronts and …

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