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The Epic Summer Road Trip Guide

For this year's Road Trips issue, we've charted a course across the Southern California region, taking Angelenos in adventures everywhere the Santa …

Southern California

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 7 most valuable startups in the US

But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns," companies valued at over $10 billion.<p>These are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world, the startups that steadfastly remain private companies as they seek more millions in funding at higher and higher …


GOLDMAN SACHS: Hedge funds are betting billions that these 18 stocks are doomed

To see which stocks bear the biggest burden of hedge fund shorts, the equity strategy team at Goldman Sachs analyzes 821 funds that hold a combined $1.9 trillion in gross equity positions, then identifies the stocks that have the highest dollar value of short interest outstanding.<p>Known as the Very …


Tight on leave and money? Discover the best road trip for your budget and holiday time

Hitting the pavement on a road trip can be the ultimate way to see a new destination. So travellers looking for a bit of inspiration for their next journey can use a new tool that will help plan the perfect road trip based on time and budget.<p>Price comparison site has created a road …


Warren Buffett Declares New Phase Of His Investment Philosophy

<i>By Sean Stannard-Stockton, CFA</i><p>Warren Buffett is generally credited as the most successful investor of all time. But those seeking to learn from him …

The 30 Best Time Travel Movies

1.21 gigawatts of sci-fi greatness.<p>Sci-fi time travel movies can be a confusing cacophony of temporal mishaps and ruptures of the space-time continuum. But there's no genre that can so directly address the human condition.<p>These are the best sci-fi films that explore the fluidity of time.

UN Ambassador Haley hits Russia hard on Ukraine

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US ambassador to the United Nations offered a strong condemnation of Russia in her first appearance at the UN Security Council on Thursday, calling on Moscow to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine and saying that US sanctions against Moscow would remain in place until it withdraws …


Russia's deadliest new war machines

Meet Russia's new generation of super weapons


11 Things Every Traveler Should Experience In Montreal

There’s never been a better time to visit Canada.<p>Montreal feels like a European city, minus the jet lag (depending on where you’re coming from). …


I Went Through America’s Extreme Vetting

I’m a Syrian refugee. Trust me, it’s plenty tough.<p>I’m a Syrian refugee living in the United States. My family, which fled to Turkey in 2011 as protests against the government grew, is Muslim. And on Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have made it difficult, if not impossible …


Female Samurai Warriors Immortalized in 19th Century Japanese Photos

Most of my generation’s exposure to Japanese culture came heavily mediated by anime and samurai films. One cultural artifact that stands out for me …

Ancient History

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …


Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.<p>The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at …


Harvard is putting a 13 module photography course online for free

Four months ago, it was Stanford who made their photography course for free, and now comes Harvard’s turns. Harvard has an online learning platform – …

What Style Is That House? Visual Guides to Domestic Architectural Designs

Naming things helps us understand and keep track of them, so it should be no surprise that people regularly ask architects what “style” buildings …

Graphic Design

The most beautiful bike trails in the U.S.

Scenic cycling<p>Some of America's most scenic bicycle trails are best suited for skilled mountain bikers, but other attractive bike paths are …


You'll Never See Anything As Adorable As These Little Kids With Big Dogs

So doggone precious.

The insiders’ guide to finding great value in travel in 2017

We all love to get value for money, and holidays are no exception, particularly as they are generally a relatively large purchase. With this in mind, Lonely Planet spoke to some British, American and Australian travel experts to get their insider tips on how to find great value in travel in …

Costa Rica

15 tips and tricks to close more deals and make tons of money in 2017

Selling is a tough job.<p>But there are certain things you can do to improve your salesmanship.<p>We sifted through a number of different sales-related surveys and reports to come up with the 15 things every salesperson should do to up their game in 2017.

Wall Street

40 Cheapest Countries to Travel to on $30 a Day or Less

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found that I often spend less when I travel than when I spend a month at home in the US. When …

26 Books That Will Change The Way You See The World

Reading: It does a mind good.


100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …


Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Cosmic Balance: Origin of the Constellation Libra, the Scales

To the earliest stargazers, there was a mysterious line in the sky along which the sun, moon and planets seemed to move: the ecliptic. It has been …


Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …


The Dogs of War

Here is Marine Corporal Jose Armenta in his tent on the night before getting blown up in Afghanistan. He jokes with Mulrooney and Berry and the medic the guys have nicknamed “Christ.” He feeds and waters his dog, Zenit, a sable-coat German shepherd. He lets Buyes, who will be dead in three months, …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …