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An Iraq War vet makes the case against shallow patriotism

“I think a lot of people have a third-grade understanding of what patriotism is.”<p>If you’re looking for a rose-colored view of the military, Marine and Iraq War veteran Matt Young’s new memoir <i>Eat</i> <i>t</i><i>he Apple</i>isn’t for you.<p>But if you want a glimpse of the regret and shame and confused pride that consumes …

U.S. Marines

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may already have discovered the maze of privacy settings the social networking site offers.<p>First, the good news: the feature that allowed …

Apps

Jameis Winston delivered one of the worst pre-game speeches in the history of sports

We have chronicled bizarre speeches before, like the time Ray Lewis tried to get the Patriots excited for the Super Bowl by pretending to speak to them while he was actually in an empty garage. And, to be fair to Ray, it worked … eventually.<p>This, though. This is next level.<p>Look, we aren’t privy to …

NFL

Nine refreshing fruit-flavored beers you need try this summer

Nothing is better than washing down a juicy burger with a crisp, cold beer on a scorching summer day. A wedge of lime or orange instantly transforms …

Craft Brewing

Republicans Are About To Sell Your Browser History. Here's How To Protect Yourself.

Comcast has done the impossible. Somehow, Americans are about to hate it (and just about every other large internet service provider in the country) more than they already do.<p>Thanks in no small part to the efforts of those ISPs, the House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would allow …

Privacy

James Corden, Jordan Peele And Nick Kroll Make The Most 'Honest' Boy Band

The late ‘90s and early ‘00s were a rich time for boy bands ― *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees ― who sang lyrics filled with sexual innuendos our pre-pubescent ears just didn’t quite understand. But it seems there was at least one “band” that tried to keep it real.<p>Enter Thr33way, the “first-ever …

Jordan Peele

The 21 countries with the best quality of life in the world for expats

The countries with the best quality of life in the world have a good work-life balance, access to quality healthcare, education, and infrastructure, as well as cost of living and career opportunities.<p>Great weather helps.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who …

New Zealand

I Haven't Been This Horrified Since JFK Told Us About the Cuban Missile Crisis

President* Trump's ABC interview will not soon be forgotten.<p><i>(Optional Video Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p>Did everyone watch the debut of the new horror show on ABC last night? David Muir should have stepped out from behind a potted plant in the lobby of Trump Tower and begun his broadcast, "Submitted …

Donald Trump

A Dutch video spoofing Donald Trump is going viral

In the customary speech given before a crowd of disputed size, Trump kept his trademark rhetoric strong: Put "America first."<p>According to Dutch TV personality, Arjen Lubach, though, this message had a hidden meaning for the rest of the world: "I will screw you over big time."<p>Given that possibility, …

Donald Trump
Investing

Which connected camera is best for your smart home?

Home Security

Take 20 Years Off Your Swing with a Brand New Stance

Your back aches. Your spine is tight. You feel about as loose as the Tin Man without his oil can. Buck up, you big stiff! You can cheat your way to a …

Golf

You’ve probably never heard of this creepy genealogy site. But it knows a lot about you.

Early Tuesday morning, Anna Brittain got a text from her sister: Did she know about Familytreenow.com? The relatively unknown site, which presents itself as a free genealogy resource, seemed to know an awful lot about her.<p>“The site listed my 3- and 5-year-olds as ‘possible associates,’ ” Brittain, …

Internet

Practice Day Trading With These Simulators

Best Day Trading Simulators and Demo Accounts<p>Practice Day Trading for Free in a Real-Time Account<p>Updated March 10, 2017<p>Day trading doesn't just …

Trading

iPhone bug will break the Messages app with a single text - here's how to fix it

A new bug that disables the Messages app on any iPhone by sending a single text message has been discovered.<p>The flaw renders iOS devices incapable of opening the Message app, making it impossible to read texts or iMessages, and the app continues to crash even when closing it or if you've rebooted …

Apps

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

Road Trips

How to Learn a Language in 15 Minutes a Day

Traveling abroad in 2017? Start learning the language now.<p>Whether in Europe or Machu Picchu, the experience of travel can be greatly improved by …

Language Learning

20 Christmas Gifts That Are Just Perfect For The Friend Who Gets Drunk At Every Party

Eggnog for Christmas. Obscure cocktails for New Year's Eve. No party during the holiday season is complete without alcohol in the midst. And while …

18 Expert-Tested Ways to Prevent a Hangover

There's more to it than just chugging some water before you fall asleep.<p>Ask any expert, and they'll tell you that the best way to avoid a hangover is to lay off the booze, mostly because there's no hard-and-fast, research-backed remedy.<p>But the truth is that sometimes, even experts who know better …

Alcohol

7 Minutes and 13 Moves are All You Need for Stronger Arms and Shoulders

Whether you want your arms to be crazy jacked or you just want to be able to open a dang jar without asking for help, this quick 7-minute HIIT …

Review: Lexar JumpDrive C20i Flash Drive

Here's a true story. It's Thanksgiving. We're getting the kids packed for dinner with friends across town. We know it's going to be football or some …

9 Flowers to Paint Your Garden Orange

Bells of Fire tecoma<p><i>(Tecoma ‘TEC6010916’ PP24170)</i><p>While some tecomas grow to gigantic sizes, Bells of Fire is bred to be more compact. Enjoy its …

Do You Even Know How Bonds Work? Now’s the Time to Brush Up

Test your knowledge with our quiz.<p>Bonds have been in the news a lot lately: Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds have risen amid concerns that tax cuts …

Investing

7 Top Energy Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Let’s face facts. No matter how much we try to conserve energy and burn cleaner fuels, at the end of the day, the planet consumes a lot of energy. …

This school helps inexperienced programmers land jobs at Apple

Programmers are in hot demand. Tech companies are especially eager to grab talent as fast as they can find it.<p>"We're interviewing people every week," said Neha Jain, a senior software engineer with LinkedIn. "Every time we get a great idea at LinkedIn, the question is always -- who will work on …

San Francisco

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Plants

Learning sleeve sheds light on guitar-playing basics

The FretX system has been a little over two years in development, and New Atlas actually got an up close look at a working prototype in Paris last …

Crowd Funding

Look stylish on the slopes with this fancy new ski gear

Would you like goggles that automatically adjust as the sun disappears and the light goes flat? How about heated snowboard boot liners to keep your …

Texas