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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Super choppers confront California's weird wildfire season

A whirling black and yellow mechanical beast swoops in to battle a deadly wildfire. For victims, it's like the cavalry coming to the rescue.<p>They call it the Firehawk.<p>Los Angeles County Fire Department senior pilot Tom Short talks about this helicopter like it's a super chopper.<p>"Having been in all …

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Discount-shopping app Wish gets a premium $50M investment

Investors are not done pouring money into shopping apps. Proof: Wish just landed a sweet new round of funding for its “wishlist” app for discounted shopping.<p>The San Francisco-based company just announced that it has raised $50 million, its third round of institutional funding.<p>Wish, as its name …

Guess the only country that spends more on export finance than the US

If you said China, you’ve been paying attention.<p>Many governments maintain export credit agencies to help their countries’ firms export goods, akin to the kind of in-house lender you might find at an automaker, but with the public providing the initial capital. The idea is to make your exports more …

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

Wettest Place on Earth

Millennials 101: How to Enjoy Your Parents' Basement

As my readers know, I graduated from my MBA program straight into my parents' spare bedroom, which is where I lived for the next three years as I …

Trade of the Day: Buy a Bitcoin

Bitcoins. You've read about them. Virtual currencies beyond the regulatory grasp of thieving governments. Or, a sucker's game engineered by thieves. …

Kim Jong Un Is Ready for His Closeup

Asian geopolitics may never be the same now that Kim Jong Un has Seth Rogen and James Franco in his cross hairs.<p>Their new comedy, "The Interview," …

The Less-Bad Gulf War?

Here's something I've been wondering about:: Although everyone but a few dead-enders now says the 2003 war in Iraq was a terrible mistake, a …