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Watch Our Show This Friday Night on HBO

We have a fancy new TV show premiering on HBO this Friday. We've been working our asses off/putting them on the line in some of the most dangerous and interesting places in the world for this thing, so we're pretty excited about it. Here's an extended...<p>As you may have heard, we have a fancy new TV …

Al Qaeda Wants Africa

A soldier called our attention to a severed head facedown in the dust. “Is it Malian, do you think?” The gendarme kicked it over and studied the face. Dark blood dripped from its mouth. A fly crawled up its nose. “Nah, maybe Algerian or Nigerien."<p><i>Illustration by Jordan Rein</i><p>This February, after a …

How much gold is there in the world?

<b>Imagine if you were a super-villain who had taken control of all the world's gold, and had decided to melt it down to make a cube. How long would the sides be? Hundreds of metres, thousands even?</b><p>Actually, it's unlikely to be anything like that size.<p>Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest …

Supervillain

22 DIY Ways To Help Prevent Data Theft

In order to prevent data theft, a credit card account holder has to take measures to protect against data breach. The basics of identity theft …

The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality

How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing. Most great ideas remain dormant because people don’t have the courage, resources, time and/or money to …

101 Useful Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

Do you have 15 minutes to spare?<p>You can't tackle a long-term project or a complicated problem that requires deep concentration and uninterrupted …

Personal Finance

News & perspectives | Vanguard

Pinterest For Dudes Puts You Inside the Male Brain

It doesn't take a genius to realize that most of the people on Pinterest are chicks. (Though, in case you're interested in hard numbers, a whopping 83 percent of the site's users are female.)<p>So, it was only a matter of time before a more dude-centric site, Manteresting.com, gained some major …

10 Signs You're Burning Out -- And What To Do About It

Several years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. At least, it’s what I spent four years of college and two years of internships preparing for. This was my big break, and I was not going to squander it.<p>I’m of the mindset that while I may not be the smartest or …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

Pollution

The Death of the Penny – US Mint to Cease Penny Production in 2017

The US Mint announced this morning that they will phase out the production of new pennies beginning in late 2016, and mint the last batch of pennies …