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After Florida, I had lost hope. Then I saw Emma González

In a speech on Saturday, the high school student wiped back tears and demanded that US gun laws must change. These kids are fighting for their lives<p>It’s Presidents’ Day today. Why not celebrate with a discount on bump stocks? Their manufacturer, Slide Fire, has a special offer on. You don’t know …

Frances McDormand

Mark My Words: Bill Gates is Running for President

I don't need inside information. I just need eyes and ears. Here's why I think he'll be a candidate in 2020.<p>I predict we'll see a Bill Gates for President campaign in 2020.<p>Will he be a reluctant candidate? Will he have a shot at winning? It's too early to say.<p>But if his brief interview on CNN last …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

10 things to do in Singapore

Singapore is a city of contrasts.<p>While predominantly associated with shiny skyscrapers and a building that looks like a giant boat held aloft by …

Asia Travel

Buffett wins 10-year, $1M bet with hedge fund managers

OMAHA, Neb. — Ten years ago, Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett was so sure that his chosen S&P 500 stock index fund would outperform a collection of hedge funds that he made a $1 million bet over it.<p>The Oracle of Omaha won.<p>On Friday, a couple of money managers with Protégé Partners LLC were in Omaha …

Investing

14 of the craziest knockoff fast-food chains from around the world

In many countries across the globe, you'll often see copycat fast-food restaurants named things like "Mash Donald's" or "McDoner" with the same font, logo, and colors as McDonald's. They aren't the only imposters: knockoff versions of Burger King, Starbucks, 7-Eleven, KFC, and more exist all over …

Pizza Hut

Are Quark Stars Possible?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman</i> …

Physics

Steal These Genius Budget Travel Hacks From Redditors

Nothing breeds ingenuity like a tight budget.<p>The people of Reddit recently convened to discuss the “silliest” thing they’ve ever done to avoid paying …

Budget Travel

How Trump took advantage of Russian interference: Amplifying Wikileaks

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictments on Friday focused only on the social media and grassroots components of Russia's interference …

Donald Trump

A Study of 1 Million Teenagers Reveals This Much Screen Time a Day Leads to the Happiest Kids

And it might be longer than you think.<p>Think your teenager would be happier if he or she spent no time texting, using social media, or playing games on phones or tablets?<p>Granted, this study shows that adolescents who spent more time on social media, the Internet, texting, etc. and less time on …

Parenting

Oregon Man Sues Over Red Light Camera Math | Digital Trends

Mats Jarlstrom<p>Mats Järlström didn’t set out intending to argue a freedom of speech case in front of a federal judge, but it looks like that’s where …

Nonprofits

Attention seniors, Trump’s budget is coming for your Medicare benefits

On the campaign trail, Trump promised – repeatedly — he wouldn’t cut Medicare benefits.<p>That was then: Trump promised over and over to ‘save’ Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Will he?<p>This is now: Seniors will pay the price for Trump’s Medicare cuts<p>Trump released his 2019 budget last week, and …

Retirement

3 Ways High Earners Can Contribute to a Roth IRA | Investopedia

Many people love the idea of putting money in a Roth IRA, but they also want to make more money. Unfortunately, these two things can sometimes be …

Retirement

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

A heartfelt picture of a young gorilla embraced by her rescuer was chosen as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice …

Wildlife

The Most Important Lesson Nobel Laureate Physicist Richard Feynman Learned about Creativity

If you survey the history of science, it is apparent that most individuals who have created radical innovations did not do so simply because they …

Richard Feynman

Florida Sheriff holds hand of schoolboy, 15, shot five times as Trump schmoozes guests at Mar-A-Lago

The contrast couldn't be more be powerful.<p>Donald Trump spent barely 35 minutes visiting victims of the mass school shooting in Florida on …

Crime

The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

16 Images Your Brain Won't Let You See Right No Matter How Hard You Try

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Tutorials

Fact checking Trump's error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation

Trump claims he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election” and then repeats a line in which he essentially disputed that by saying that a …

Russia

Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-made Discord

As international conspiracies to undermine the world’s last remaining superpower go, the Russian-led plot revealed by a Justice Department indictment on Friday can seem, in its particulars if not its intent, audacious but, as revealed so far, somewhat narrow.<p>The conspirators stand accused of …

Political Science

How Russian trolls’ support of third parties could have cost Hillary Clinton the election

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 US elections has led Democrats to revisit a theory of how disinformation could have flipped the result from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, by changing fewer than 80,000 votes across three states.<p>Yesterday (Feb. …

Government

Honey, who shrunk the proton?

An ongoing mystery in sizing up this basic subatomic particle may lead to a major new discovery in physics<p>Imagine waking up one morning to find that your meter stick had shrunk, overnight, by exactly four centimeters. That difference sounds small, yet it is still dramatic enough to thoroughly muck …

Physics

Marvelous Beauty and Lifestyle Portrait Photography by Charles Edelstein

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Charles Edelstein</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and retoucher who was born and raised …

Photography

Blend-if: One of the Most Useful Features in Photoshop

The Blend-if feature is easy to miss if you're not looking for it in Photoshop, but it's one of the most useful tools you can have in your …

Tutorials

Coinbase admits it accidentally overcharged tons of cryptocurrency buyers

Following numerous complaints from concerned users on Reddit, popular cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has confirmed a bug in its system accidentally resulted in charging tons of its users multiple times for the same purchase – some complained being charged 17 times the original purchase.<p>“We …

Cryptocurrency

The Guardian view on Russian trolls: democracy is much too easy to hack

Of course the Russians tried to influence the US presidential election. The shocking thing is that they found it so simple<p>Most of the coverage of the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has concentrated on who did it, and for whose benefit. But there is a sense in which this was …

St. Petersburg

Best Oregon Wineries to Visit

That Oregon, with its wet weather and short summers, could ever be famous for wine was in doubt until as recently as 30 years ago, when it began to …

Wine

‘This Is Who the American People Elected’: White House Grapples with Un-Presidential Trump After School Shooting

The White House was relieved when the president did not go golfing right after a national tragedy. But then he got a hold of Twitter...<p>In the days …

Donald Trump

This $30 Smart Power Strip Gives You Four Alexa Smart Plugs For The Price of One

If you’re looking for a power strip that allows you to turn on your fans, lights, coffee machine, and more with Alexa, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has …

Home Automation

6 Food Photography Tricks In 2 Minutes!!

6 of the best food photography tricks around learn more about each one on WeEatTogether.com<p><b>FINAL IMAGE:</b>

Food Photography

Indian investors offered dinner with Donald Trump Jr

Those buying flats in Trump Tower project near Delhi invited to dine with US president’s son<p>Prospective investors in a Trump Tower project near Delhi are being offered a conversation and dinner with Donald Trump Jras part of a marketing campaign that has drawn criticism from corruption …

Donald Trump