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By the numbers: Americans are barely in control of their money

In an era of financial-services innovation, money remains one of the great stressors in our lives.<p><b>By the numbers:</b> 5% of Americans with checking …

Mobile Devices

Long-Lasting Relationship Tips From Couples Who Have Been Together For More Than 20 Years

These days, the concept of a being with someone forever can seem daunting, unrealistic even. While the initial euphoric stages of romantic …

A Guide to Drone Photography/Cinematography for Architecture

Drone photography has been one of the biggest advancements in aerial photography and cinematography. Drones began making a huge impact on filmmaking …

This low-budget Japanese zombie film stays alive by earning over 250 times its budget

If you need any more proof that a zombie film barely worth enough to buy a car can still completely trample the box office, this is it.<p><i>One Cut of the</i> …

8 Best Budgeting and Personal Finance Tools

Laura reviews eight of the best personal finance tools to make sense of your money, stay organized, and achieve your financial goals.<p>Episode #560<p>play …

Budgeting

America’s Slide Toward Autocracy

Democracy has taken a beating under President Trump. Will the midterms make a difference?<p>Editor's Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>Twenty-one months into the Trump presidency, how far has the country rolled down the road to autocracy? …

Donald Trump

America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>James Madison traveledto Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He …

James Madison

First trailer for The Little Mermaid horror movie released

Disney has a live-action version of <i>The Little Mermaid</i> in the works.<p>This movie is very much <i>not</i> that.<p>This is <i>Mermaid’s Song</i>, an upcoming horror film …

Horror Movies

FRONTLINE Investigates President Trump’s Unprecedented Confrontation With Federal Investigators

<b>Trump’s Showdown</b><p>Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT on PBS & …

Documentaries

Federal mine safety official warned the Trump administration is putting miners in danger, violating law

White House<p>WASHINGTON — Two days before his term ended, a member of the independent federal commission overseeing mine safety accused the Trump administration of an "unlawful" action that he warned could endanger the "lives of the nation's miners."<p>Robert F. Cohen, whose term expired last month on …

Trump Administration

‘Hunt for the Skinwalker’ Is the First Video Released From UFO-Obsessed Billionaire’s Haunted Ranch

The latest film in Jeremy Corbell’s ‘Extraordinary Beliefs’ series digs into the history of Skinwalker Ranch, an alleged hotbed of UFO activity formerly owned by Robert Bigelow.<p><i>This article is part of the</i> <b>Motherboard Guide to Cinema</b><i>, a semi-regular column exploring foreign and obscure speculative</i> …

UFOs

Trump is violating his oath, again

The Post reports:<p>President Trump on Monday ordered the Justice Department to declassify significant materials from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, threatening to spur a showdown with federal law enforcement officials resistant to publicizing information from an …

National Security

An Interview With the Psychiatrist Who Says White House Officials Called Her With Concerns About Trump’s Mental Health

President Donald J. Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty …

Donald Trump

Former launch officer warns Trump strategy fuels nuclear arms race

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former nuclear launch officer is warning that President Donald Trump's nuclear weapons strategy is encouraging an arms race that could increase the chances of a catastrophic nuclear war.<p>He argues that the Pentagon should instead adopt a "deterrence-only" approach that phases …

Trump Administration

Researchers find hints of Israeli spyware around globe

LONDON (AP) — Researchers say an increasingly notorious brand of Israeli surveillance software is being used further afield than previously known, with possible infections detected around the globe.<p>The internet watchdog Citizen Lab says it has used an internet survey technique to identify suspected …

Technology

Private Trash Haulers Resist New Safety Measures

As New York City’s oversight agency moves to have companies regularly report accidents, traffic violations and license suspensions involving their …

Bill de Blasio

Why Trump's Moves to Unchain Methane Terrify Climate Scientists

For as long as people have been drilling for oil, they have been releasing methane into the atmosphere.<p>Methane is often found in the same place as …

Natural Gas

Former congressman: 'Trump has completely destroyed the Republican Party'

Former Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) lamented on the state of American politics, claiming “Trump has completely destroyed the Republican Party.”<p>Rangel, …

Donald Trump

Kavanaugh Won't Survive Ford's Testimony, So Grassley and Yurtle are Four Flushing.

Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the White House on Tuesday, and although he was pleased with the visit, many other polish citizens were left …

Donald Trump

Venture to Earth’s Most Extreme Places Through These Maps

Culture & ExplorationAll Over the Map<p>Tallest mountain, deepest crevice, hottest place—determining Earth’s geographic record holders can be tougher than it seems.<p>The incredible variety of landscapes on Earth has kept explorers busy for centuries. Even now that virtually all of the land has been …

Sea Level

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘No Bed of Roses’ is Bangladesh Oscar Contender

The Bangladesh Oscar Committee has selected Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s “No Bed of Roses” (“Doob”) as the country’s entry to the Oscars foreign language …

Film Festivals

Wendy's faces lawsuit for unlawfully collecting employee fingerprints

Restaurant chain faces class-action lawsuit in Illinois for breaking BIPA state law.<p>A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against fast …

Class Action

10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions

When they were built, these lavish homes were likely worth today's equivalent of millions of dollars. Now, they're falling apart.<p>From a villa that's been sitting empty for 70 years on an island in upstate New York to a Gothic manor in Scotland, here are 10 abandoned mansions around the world that …

World War II

The 20 Wildest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can't Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2018

One of the premiere genre film festivals in the world is the annual Fantastic Fest. It starts this Thursday, and io9 will be there. That means a week …

Horror Movies

Why You Should Travel to New Zealand in Peak Off-Season

Now is the perfect time to hit Queenstown and beyond.<p>It may be a traveler’s cliché to step off a plane in a new country and declare the quality of the foreign air delicious. But if this is true anywhere, it’s true in New Zealand, especially if you are visiting in the last throes of summer—a.k.a. …

New Zealand

Screen Media Buys Horror Film ‘Luz’ for 2019 Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Screen Media has acquired all North American rights for Tilman Singer’s psychotropic horror film “Luz” and is planning a first quarter 2019 release …

Film Festivals

Think Trump’s war on the rule of law is bad now? Just you wait.

“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.”<p>That’s what President Trump told the Hill in a newly published interview. Which is strange, because my sources tell me Jeff Sessions arrives to work at the Justice Department in the morning, then spends his day doing things such as cracking down on …

U.S. Department of Justice

Donald Trump's global insignificance is about to be exposed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Trump is a master of New York-style showmanship. The United Nations General Assembly, therefore, should be his finest hour: hosting world leaders in his town.<p>Instead, he is likely to be relegated to an irrelevant sideshow.<p>When the UNGA kicks off on Tuesday, the depths of America's descent …

UN Security Council

JUST STOP: Trump Just Sent Two Tweets That Really Harm Kavanaugh And Republicans

On Friday morning, to the dismay of Republicans defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh from evidence-free allegations of sexual assault, President Trump …

Donald Trump

5 Strategies to Help You Start Investing Today

For beginners, investing in the stock market can seem scary and overwhelming. You may think you need loads of money to begin with or that investing …

Investing