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Fiber optic wires, servers, and more than 550,000 miles of underwater cables: Here's what the internet actually looks like

Every second, millions of emails, clicks, and searches happen via the world wide web with such fluidity that the internet seems almost omnipresent. As such, people often mistakenly assume that internet traffic happens by air — our mobile devices, after all, aren't wired to anything.<p>But satellites …

Mobile Devices

Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

SINGAPORE (AP) — Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with …

North Korea

IRA Contributions for High Net Worth Individuals | Investopedia

One of the biggest problems for high net worth individuals (HNWI) is a heavy concentration of savings in tax-deferred retirement accounts, …

Retirement

12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

If you're committing any of these blunders, you can end up with tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars less in retirement. Here are 12 errors you …

Retirement

When and Where You Should Travel By Train Domestically

When’s the last time you’ve heard somebody say they’re going to travel by train in the United States? These days, traveling by train seems like something you only see in other countries. Although planes and automobiles are the two most common travel methods, it can still make sense to travel by …

Trains

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

Ritchey Comp Road Logic - A Classic Road Bike at a Great Price

Price: <b>$1,760</b><br>Weight: 17.8 lb. (claimed, 55cm)<br>Sizes: 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59cm<br>The right bike for: Someone who enjoys long rambling rides on varying surfaces<p>Designer and framebuilder Tom Ritchey has been making bikes and gear for 45 years, and this model is a great example of the work that got him …

How To: 14 Safari Privacy Settings You Need to Check on Your iPhone

Facebook, Equifax, even Twitter — thanks to recent security breaches and data scandals, our privacy and how it's managed is in the public eye more …

The 15-minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

Exercise

How One Man Turned $2,000 Into $500 Million

If you’re a newer entrepreneur finding your way toward success, this man’s story will inspire you and give you four strategies that helped him turn $2,000 into over $500 million.<p><b>Who is Tim Gill?</b><p>In the early 1980s, Tim Gill found himself newly unemployed. He was let go from a small business due to …

Entrepreneurship

21 Awesome YouTube Channels Photographers Love

Today's photographers have an incredible wealth of free photography resources that help us all become better behind the lens.From eBooks and …

How to Invest $1,000 a Month

Here's your step-by-step guide to building lasting wealth.<p>If you invested $1,000 per month and earned the historic market return, how much money …

Investing

12 Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make and How to Fix Them FAST

It's been a good, long while since I was a beginner photographer. But believe me, I remember the struggles well.There's so much to learn as a …

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

10 Daily Habits That Can Actually Change Your Life

Your attitude determines your altitude. “Succesful people don’t just drift off to the top. Getting there requires focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen,” says American author and entrepreneur Jack Canfield. And he couldn’t be more accurate.<p>So, don’t …

Happiness

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash mistook signal ahead of curve

The engineer on an Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state last month, killing three people, told investigators he mistook a wayside signal for another signal before the track speed dropped to 30 mph, the National Transportation Safety Board said in an update Thursday.<p>In addition to the …

3 Mistakes You're Making Every Time You Wash Your Bike

Get more life out of your bike components and enjoy a smoother ride with these pro cleaning tips<p>Giving your bike a bath on a regular basis keeps your machine running smoothly and extends the life of your pricey components. It’s especially important to properly wash your drivetrain, as the parts …

Roy Halladay Plane Crash Video Witnesses Say He Was Showboating

<b>Roy Halladay</b> appeared to be hot doggin' it in his plane in the moments before his crash -- making extreme and unusual changes in altitude ... this …

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Trains

10 Cycling Podcasts That Will Keep You Stoked To Ride

Stay stoked to ride with these podcasts on everything from bike touring to the pro peloton<p>The days are getting chillier, which means it's time to bundle up, or prepare your trainer setup for those especially icy mornings. But there's no reason colder rides or trainer sessions need to be a …

London's amazing underground infrastructure revealed in vintage cutaway maps

Londonist's roundup of cutaway maps -- many from the outstanding Transport Museum in Covent Garden -- combines the nerdy excitement of hidden tunnels …

How to get to sleep: eight surprising tricks and tips

Despite sleep being everywhere we all do it and we all talk about the amount of hours we caught last night - none of us seem to get enough of the stuff for ourselves.<p>Adults are recommended to sleep for seven to eight hours every night, and yet almost half of us average under six hours, according to …

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast: Giro d'Italia stage three

The Giro d’Italia’s stay on Sardinia has come to an end with a dramatic third stage to Cagliari. It was short and sweet and the final 25 kilometres were shaped by strong winds.<p><b>Giro d'Italia: Remaining riders and team details</b><p><b>​</b>The Sardinian start makes logistics tricky for everyone on the race, not …

Flash Photography: Taking Photos With vs. Without Flash

<b>Without flash:</b> When taking photos without flash, you’re relying on the image sensor being sensitive enough to capture as much information about the …

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

13 must-have car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Gear & Gadgets

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a 35mm Lens

In the sea of lens options that are out there for your camera, there's certainly a lot that grabs your attention.On the one hand, wide-angle lenses …