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How to Print $250 Million in Fake Money and (Mostly) Get Away With It

Over Goldschlager, Frank Bourassa tells us how he got caught, but is still a free man.<p>Frank Bourassa drinks Goldschlager because he doesn't like the taste of alcohol.<p>Aversion aside, the shimmery, gold-flecked liqueur seems like an obvious choice for a man whose quest for riches drove him to print …

Secret Service

A former Apple employee has created this beautiful line of marijuana edibles

"User-friendly" is not a word we hear often when describing marijuana edibles.<p>Whether you're biting into a pot brownie cooked up in a college dorm or nibbling on a fruit chew purchased from your local dispensary, you never <i>really</i> know how much marijuana you're ingesting. It can take hours to get …

Cannabis
Basketball

A New Retirement System for a New Generation

The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, approved last November, included the first major change in military retirement since World War II. Few noticed this provision, but its impact is significant, important, and will be good for the military and the nation.<p>Currently, military retirees receive …

Two more Alcatel Idol 4 phones detailed: one powerful Windows and one smaller Android

Rapidly growing smartphone brand Alcatel, manufactured by China’s TCL Corporation, showed off a pair of handsets from its flagship Idol sub-brand at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. But the Idol 4 and Idol 4S are only two of an expected four Idol-branded devices that the …

Here's How Often the Happiest People in America Go Out and Have Sex | Women's Health

Among the highlights, Match found that happy people have sex, get out of the house, and go out to dinner more often than those who are less satisfied.<p>According to the data, people who go out six nights a week (yup, six) are 536 percent more likely to be happy than someone who doesn’t go out at all. …

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The tropical island paradise where you can set up a business in an hour

<b>(CNN) —</b> African countries are not renowned for being the easiest places to start a company, but one country is bucking this trend.<p>With a population of only 1.3 million, the tiny island country of Mauritius is frequently hailed as one of Africa's success stories.<p>Located some 500 miles east of …

Africa

The amazing health benefits of Bitter Kola (Garcinia Kola)

<i>By Kevin Onuma</i><p>Africa information on the amazing health benefits of Bitter Kola, a powerful nut scientifically known as <i>garcinia kola</i>, is published on …

Daughters of Interracial Couples are More Likely To Say They are Multiracial

One of the fastest growing racial groups in the country isn’t a single racial group–it’s people from multiracial backgrounds, the children of …

Demographics

How This Father Is Helping To Teach Kids About Racial Conflict

When Kenneth Braswell's 6-year-old son asked him about the protests in Baltimore amid the indictments connected to Freddie Gray's death -- he realized it was time for a meaningful talk.<p>"I wanted to explain to him <i>what</i> was protested," Braswell told The Huffington Post.<p>Inspired by their conversation, …

Inner Cities

Where Is My Black Body Safe In America?

Like so many African American women, myself included, Sandra Bland’s death, resulting from police brutality is not new news. The national attention …

Black History
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Shoes
Retirement

Over 40? Understand Your Retirement Savings Options

SOURCE: FLICKR USER TAXCREDITS.NET.<p>If you're in your 40s, you're undoubtedly beginning to wonder when you'll be able to hang up your hat, kick back, and enjoy retirement. You're probably also a little bit worried that the everyday costs associated with owning a home and raising children could mean …

The retirement crisis is getting truly scary

No doubt you are tired of reading this story. I'm certainly tired of writing it.<p>"The United States is on the verge of a retirement crisis," I proclaimed in 2013. I repeated myself in 2014. And again in 2015. And, now, 2016.<p>This year's occasion for despair comes courtesy of the left-leaning Economic …

Retirement
Cannabis

What you need to know about encryption on your phone

While we wait for the courts or Congress to rule on Apple vs. FBI, learn more about what is and isn't encrypted on your phone, and how you can better protect yourself.<p>The heated and very public confrontation between the FBI and Apple has spurred a lot of talk about encryption, the technology that …

Privacy

Stephon Marbury Says His New Sneakers Use the Same Materials as Nikes but Cost "Way Less"

Remember last fall when Stephon Marbury said his $15 Starbury sneakers were made in the same factories as Nike and Jordan products? Welp, the former …

Shoes

Nike SB Colors the Trainerendor in Several Shades of Grey

These kicks are anything but dirty, however.<p>A staple of the Nike SB line, the Trainerendor silhouette gets one of its most covetable makeovers yet. Featuring a predominantly grey palette, the sneaker’s mesh upper is replete with a slightly darker suede forefoot strap, tonal laces and a discreet …

$2,000 a month is plenty to retire on in these countries

This is the Globe's <b>Carrick on Money</b> personal finance newsletter. Sign up here to get it by e-mail.<p><b>By Rob Carrick</b><p>This article on cheap places to live around the world caught my eye because here in Ottawa, where I live, we just had a 15-cm snowfall to cap a few weeks of utterly foul winter weather. …

Mickey Mouse

Sketchy leak says that HTC is bringing 3D Touch-like features to the next Nexus

Display technologies have experienced numerous improvements over the years, from mere augmentations in terms of resolution to more advanced processes dedicated to lamination of the panels getting closer to the actual glass, enhancements in color reproduction and all sorts of works devoted to power …

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>Peter Lynch, possibly the greatest stock picker ever, loved to call the companies he owned that doubled his money "one-baggers." His portfolio was littered with these as companies made monumental gains over several years. While not every pick he -- or we …

In Your 50s? 3 Stocks You Should Consider Buying

Sometimes people ask me what stocks they should invest in. Underneath this seemingly innocuous question there lies a dangerous presumption that all investors have the same goals.<p>The fact of the matter is that there are as many different ways to successfully invest as there are investors. The key is …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

Dustin Hoffman on Oscars: 'It's always been racism'

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Hoffman feels there's a systemic racial problem in America that goes beyond the Oscars.<p>The two-time Oscar winner did not attend Sunday night's ceremony, nor did he watch the broadcast. But he was in the same place as this year's recipient of an Honorary Academy Award who …

Dustin Hoffman

How the housing market and retirement system are tilted against black and Hispanic workers

The mortgage meltdown that preceded the Great Recession decimated minority wealth in my neighborhood, a majority–African-American suburban community in South Chicago. Housing prices fell, and remain more than 30 percent below what they were in 2006. Our area is still dotted with dozens of fading …

Home Ownership

Average Americans Aren't Doing Enough to Save for Retirement, Says Survey

IMAGE SOURCE: FLICKR USER SENIORLIVING.ORG.<p>A new survey by<b>Blackrock</b> finds that even among Americans who are saving for retirement, a frustratingly low 28% of people are confident that they're putting enough money away for their golden years. Are you doing more than the average American to prepare …