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10 Elaborate Floor Plans from Pre-WWI NYC Apartments

By the mid-1800s, most of New York City's upper and middle class still lived in private stand-alone homes while apartment life was a feature of the …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 168<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

Are Emerging Markets Too Toxic To Touch?

<i>Asia Confidential</i> has received a lot of feedback on our view of the relative attractiveness of Chinese and South Korean stocks in both Asian and international contexts. Some of the feedback has suggested that the risks with these markets are too great to make them investible at this juncture. This …

7 Ways Successful People Give Abundantly Without Burning Out

For years, there’s been an American cultural belief at work that the key drivers of success are passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But as our world is changing at the speed of light, we’re finding now that success is increasingly dependent on <i>how we interact with others</i> – the ways in which we …

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Canadian beef prices could fall as Tyson stops buying

One of the world's largest producers of meat says it will stop buying Canadian cattle because of the high cost of having to follow U.S. meat …

Re-orientation: UK woos China as clock ticks toward US default

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Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Rise Of The Telepresence Robots

I’m exploring the headquarters of Suitable Technologies in Palo Alto, Calif., passing leather couches, paintings and large indoor plants. Only I’m not really here; I’m on a laptop at my desk in downtown San Francisco, roughly 30 miles away. Using some lightweight software, I’m controlling a Beam, a …

Fed Is Creating an Economic Illusion: Peter Schiff

The dirty little secret of finance is that everyone is making it up on the fly. Economics is a social science focused on human behaviors. People have …

Five Things to Know About Google Glass

Beware of coming off as a "Google Glass Jerk" in public.<p>It's easy to do, Virginia Heffernan tells The Daily Ticker. She's a national correspondent …

GMO And Koch Products In Supermarket Aisle

In early May, then-unknown 26-year-old freelance programmer Ivan Pardo quietly added an app he’d spent 16 months creating to the iTunes and Google Play stores. Then he called Forbes, and all his servers crashed.<p>Los Angeles-based Pardo hadn’t anticipated the level of interest in Buycott, a simple …

3D Printing Can Now Re-create an Entire Classic Car

The emergence of 3D printing allowed those who could afford such a machine the power to craft custom replacement parts for car. Now that printers are growing cheaper and more sophisticated—and can handle materials such as metal—the possibilities are limitless.<p><b>Maybe you watched</b> one of those <i>Star Trek</i> …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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The Kickass Processors That Will Power Your Next Computer

Bits and pieces of info about Intel's brand new 4th generation processors have been dripping out for months now. Good graphics, crazy battery life. …

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You Can Buy Your Very Own Used Morgue Fridge on Ebay Right Now

Need a new fridge? Has the State of New York Office of General Services ever got a great deal for you! How about a used but fully functional morgue …

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Heineken Wanted Beer Bottles To Be Bricks For People In Need

Beer and soda companies are doing bottle redesigns left and right lately, and like so many things these overhauls seem to be motivated by brand …

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Asia's Week: All Currencies Fall Down--Except One

Most of Asia’s economies wrapped up May in full retreat on their currency values in what might be viewed as a spring defensive.<p>Now, whether this has always been volitional or is in many cases merely the flip side of a US dollar that is rebounding with the American housing market is subject to …

World's first 14 loop rollercoaster opens at Alton Towers

As if the 14 loops were not disorienting enough, the rollercoaster ride also has built in optical illusions and blinding lights designed to mess with you mind.<p>The theme ride, named the Smiler, holds the official Guinness World Record for the most loops in a rollercoaster, breaking the previous …

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Can You Tornado-Proof A Home?

How to protect your house from an EF-5 tornado--and why FEMA doesn't recommend you even try.<p>As with so many "is it possible" type questions, the answer of whether you can have a tornado-proof house is a resounding "well, yes, but." In this case, that sentence goes: "Well, yes, but it would be …

The Amazing Potential Of Wave Energy, In Numbers

Some major wave energy installations are planned for the U.K. and the U.S.<p>Plans for the world's biggest wave farm got the go-ahead from the Scottish government, the BBC reported last week. Exactly how big is the farm? It will create more than twice as much energy as nearby homes will be able to use.<p>…

Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle?<p>That's what one analyst has claimed.<p>In an exhaustive 6,500-word article on the financial website Seeking Alpha, analyst Nathan Weiss lays out a case that the Model S …

The Week In Numbers: The Fastest Human, Nerf's Longest-Range Gun, And More

<b>5 hours and 39 minutes</b>: the time, from launch to docking, it took this week's Soyuz crew to get from Earth to the International Space Station. A new world record!<p><b>9.48 seconds</b>: the limit to how fast a natural human could possibly run the 100-meter race, according to a Stanford biologist. That's 0.10 …

Watch The Video: Microsoft Xbox One Event

Microsoft launched its next-generation video game console on May 21st at a special event on their corporate campus in Redmond, Washington called “Xbox: A New Generation Revealed.” The new console, called the Xbox One, will help usher in the next generation of video game hardware, and ramp up the …

Microsoft Unveils New Console: The Xbox One

Today, at a special event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on its new console: the Xbox One. It looks like a slightly shinier, slightly smoother version of the Xbox 360, complete with Kinect and an updated, but aesthetically similar controller. Watch the video of the …

From The Highways To The Skyways: Honda's New Jet Prepares For Takeoff

At the 2013 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland today, Honda Aircraft Company announced a number of achievements and significant milestones in the development of its new advanced light jet called the HondaJet. This is Honda’s first commercial aircraft …