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Just Desserts

On most days, around 6:30, Sandy Jenkins would wake up without an alarm and linger for just a few minutes in silence. This was one of the best parts …

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

The Dark Side Of Jesus People USA, America's Most Influential Christian Movement

For decades, the freewheeling hippies of Jesus People USA —"God's forever family" — forged one of the most influential movements in Christianity. They were also Jaime Prater's family, until he made a documentary exposing the commune's darkest secrets.<p><b>Usually, Jaime Prater</b> felt excited on the first …

Theology

Can India’s Parsis survive their own success?

Fali Madon was looking for a bride. A boyish twenty-seven-year-old with twin passions for physical fitness and expensive cars, Fali was the chief …

Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million

Bringing down the cost of luxury goods through direct-to-consumer sales isn’t a new trend. We’ve seen companies like Warby Parker, Casper and more succeed in the space.<p>But today, a new company is coming out of stealth to bring the D2C value proposition to the world of luggage.<p>Away, founded by Jen …

A Train to Bangladania

<i>Brazil had plans to connect its two largest cities with a high-speed train, a billion dollar project to be inaugurated in time for the 2014 World</i> …

Here’s what India’s biggest cities looked like centuries ago

India’s already-heaving metropolises are among the fastest growing cities in the world.<p>But before decades of extensive construction (and re-construction), large-scale migration, and rapid economic expansion entirely transformed them into the cities they are today, what did the early days of these …

Kidrobot DC Universe Superhero Keychain Series

Want your favorite superhero to always stay with you? Take a look at DC Universe <b>superhero keychain</b> series. These tiny superhero figures may be able …

DC Universe

Tax Breaks for Every Life Stage

Don't miss out on these 35 money-savers.<p>It’s no secret that the U.S. tax code is fatter than the proverbial Manhattan phone book. Aside from what …

How to build credit if you have a small income

Building and maintaining a good credit score is one of the best moves you can make for your financial health. It might seem intimidating at first – our credit scoring system is definitely complex – but when it comes time to apply for a mortgage, you'll be happy you made building a solid score a …

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …

McKinsey Quarterly on Twitter: "CHART: Internet of Things #IoT, a @McKinsey_MGI disruptive tech for today's #McKDisrupt chat: http://t.co/4TPYLtkfG5 http://t.co/0qA3uoGCj7"

The 2013 Jealousy List: The 41 Best Stories (and One Book) We Didn't Write

In this season of relentless kindness, envy is often sadly neglected. Which is why we bring you the First Annual Jealousy List, a compilation of the …

Microsoft wants to sell you anti-Google mugs and t-shirts

Microsoft’s anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign has been quietly attempting to convince consumers to avoid Google services for the past few months, but it’s back today with a vengeance. Microsoft has dedicated an entire section of its online store to selling anti-Google mugs, hats, t-shirts, and …

How the Rhode Island treasurer slayed her state pension dragon

<i>The Third Rail by Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish reveals how Gina Raimondo dared to touch the politically dangerous pension issue to save the state from financial meltdown.</i><p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------<p>Rhode Island is a generous employer, with so many …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

How Much Is Paris Worth? According to a New Estimate, Just $956 Billion

Grand Theft Auto V accounted for 50% of all games software sold last month—and that’s bad news

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Two sets of numbers out this week show just how quickly the ground is shifting in the videogame industry. Figures from the NPD Group, released monthly and watched closely, show a bumper September for videogame retail sales. Total US sales came in at $1.08 billion across …

Google’s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great

Running an IT department is hard enough under any circumstances, but imagine doing it at one of the world’s preeminent technology companies. Your customers aren’t haplessly trying to set up their voicemail; they’re experts in technology and expect it to work.<p>In that sense, you might think Ben …

The trick that’s pushing movie titles to the front of the alphabet

For many movies these days, the shortest route to the top of the charts is through the alphabet.<p>Film studios have figured out that, all else being equal, it’s better for a movie to appear toward the top of the A-to-Z listings where people increasingly pick what they’re going to watch next.<p>“We call …

Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive following trademark case with broadcaster

A UK court recently ruled that Microsoft's SkyDrive name infringed on a trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), and the software maker has agreed to change the name of its cloud-based service worldwide as a result. In a settlement issued on Wednesday, BSkyB notes that Microsoft …

GameStop President Tony Bartel: 'Don't Count The Wii U Out'

Much of the focus heading into E3 2013 and coming out of the show has been the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. With PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slated to ship this fall just before the important Christmas shopping season, there’s another “next gen” console in the race.<p>“Don’t …

10 Tech Gifts for Dad

Flickr gets revamp — with 1 TB of photo storage free — and Yahoo gets new NYC office

Yahoo (s YHOO)’s already had a busy Monday, what with that little $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition, but the company had a few more announcements to …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Hummus Is Conquering America

Tobacco Farmers Open Fields to Chickpeas; A Bumper Crop<p>CLOVER, Va.—Prodded by the largest U.S. hummus maker, farmers in the heart of tobacco country are trying to grow chickpeas, an improbable move that reflects booming demand for hummus.<p>Sabra Dipping Co., a joint venture of PepsiCo Inc. and …

Why Did Jodon Romero Kill Himself On Live Television?

Last September, a car chase through Arizona turned from afternoon diversion to tragedy to referendum on media ethics, but lost in the noise was any sense of who was on the run or why. This is the story behind the spectacle.<p>No one knows for sure how long Jodon Romero had been pacing outside that …

Crime

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Five Myths About Leasing a Car

Learning the facts could save you a bundle.<p>Leasing often gets a bad rap. And no wonder: Its confusing terms sound like fodder for a course in high …