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19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

Why Amazon is eating the world

I co-founded a software startup in December. Each month, I send out an update to our investors to keep them updated on our progress. But the past month was a bit different — our industry (retail) is going through a transformation.<p>Instead of just writing about our “internal” news, I wrote about the …

7 presidential actions Trump blasted Obama for and then did himself

In comments to the press and in his frequent tweets, President Donald Trump has garnered plenty of attention for lambasting President Barack Obama's policies and actions.<p>But since taking office in January, Trump has done many of the things he once criticized Obama for doing.<p>Here are seven things …

Donald Trump

How to Enable YouTube's New Dark Mode

If you're not a fan of your screen blasting your eyes with white light, you might like dark modes (the preferred app style of many, including night …

America's Dangerous Amnesia About World Order

The relative peace of the last eight decades has been the exception, not the rule.<p>In an unsettled time, with an unsettling president, many Americans are unsure of their conception of the world and their country’s role in it. What should the United States be doing – if anything – to shape the global …

Geopolitics

Here are 45 times Trump said attacking Syria was a bad idea and might start World War III

President Donald Trump's administration ordered a missile attack on the Syrian government's al-Shayrat airbase near Homs on Thursday evening, taking …

Hold Up: Beyoncé’s Social Media Posts Are Worth HOW Much?

While some celebrities continuously rant on Twitter and post memes on Instagram (no judgement by the way), we’ve come to expect no such thing from …

The Battle For Moscow: How Russia Stopped Hitler in World War II

In October 1941, the Second World Wa [3]r [3] teetered on a knife edge.<p>There was war in China and war in North Africa, and soon there would be war …

China’s anti-ship missiles threaten an arms race in the western Pacific

China has a new generation of stealthy, supersonic anti-ship missiles, and the US is clearly worried about them. Former US rear admiral Eric McVadon …

Military

When a black fighter won ‘the fight of the century,’ race riots erupted across America

Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries, and black people were murdered for it<p>On Independence Day, 1910, race riots ignited across America. Jack …

Boxing

Women's mansplaining experiences will make you want to throw things

Mansplaining is the worst. Even in 2017, men are still "explaining" things to women in a condescending and patronising manner. Not cool.<p>Host of the …

Jeff Bezos got richer in 2016 while the rest of us are just chumps, I guess

Amazon chief, <i>Washington Post</i> owner, and budding super-villain Jeff Bezos had one heck of a 2016, going from super-mega-rich to super-duper-mega-hella …

7 Best Free Apps For Mac and Windows Computers

This is the age of mobile technology, but there are many people who still love to use laptop or desktop computers for work, browsing the websites, or …

Apps

8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof

The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties …

Here's why men die earlier than women

Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a single exception, in all countries.<p>For instance, in the U.S. in 2015 female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, indicating a 20 percent gender wage gap. Yet, life …

Psychology

Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

Announcing The 2017 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

Amazon, Snap, Chobani, and others are changing the way we shop, eat, play, work, and live in 2017.<p>This year marks the 10th edition of our World’s Most Innovative Companies ranking. Our reporting team sifts through thousands of enterprises each year, searching for those that tap both heartstrings …

Avoid these 10 insecure VPN apps on Android

VPNS are a great way to browse the Web anonymously and access region-locked sites. Plus, they’re about as easy to use on Android devices as they are on desktops – but you’ll want to be careful about which one you choose.<p>A group of researchers from CSIRO’s Data61, UC Berkeley, UNSW Sydney, and …

UC Berkeley

Obama wasn't weak on foreign policy – he was just wise enough to realise that Asia, not America, is the future

As the Trump presidency nears, it has suddenly become fashionable to downplay the achievements of Barack Obama, not least because the President-elect …

Your Browser's Autofill Data Can Be Phished, Here's How to Stay Safe

The autofill systems in browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera, as well as plugins like LastPass, can be easily tricked into giving away your …

Google

Unlock the Time-Saving Power of Your Keyboard's Function Keys

See those keys at the top of your computer keyboard, labeled with letters and numbers ranging from F1 to F12? Unless you’re a computer whiz, there’s …

Burkina Faso

20 Powerful Affirmations We Should Say to Ourselves This Year

Cheers to a new beginning and another chance for us to make the very best of it!Undoubtedly, the days, weeks and months ahead will be filled with …

Mind

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

9 questions about Russia you were too embarrassed to ask

A lot of history here. Also the backstory of a Eurodance hit.<p>Vladimir Putin and the nation he leads lurked in the background of the 2016 campaign for months and months, perhaps even shaping the outcome of the race. And now Putin’s preferred candidate, Donald Trump, appears ready to embrace him as …

Russia

Putin: Russia's military is stronger than 'any potential aggressor'

Russia's military today can overpower any potential foe but should strengthen its nuclear arsenal, President Vladimir Putin told an annual end-of-year meeting Thursday with defense chiefs.<p>"We can say with certainty: We are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he told the meeting. …

Russia

Russia has conducted the fifth test of a new anti-satellite weapon that could knock out US communications

The test of the PL-19 Nudol missile was carried out Dec. 16 from a base in central Russia, and was monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.<p>It was the fifth test of the Nudol missile and the third successful flight of a system Moscow has claimed is for use against enemy missiles, said officials …

Military

Tired Of Waiting For Strong Firefox Sandboxing, Tor Developers Create Their Own

Over the past couple of years, the Tor browser has started to show cracks in its armor as some hackers and law enforcement agencies have learned the …

IT security

How Russia Wins an Election

You don’t need a security clearance to understand how Vladimir Putin does it. Just open your eyes.<p>Did Russia just put its man in the White House? Americans are furiously debating the question as intelligence reports leak, Donald Trump tweets his doubts and Congress vows to investigate.<p>As analysts …

Russia

8 Steps to Securing Online Privacy

Last week, I set out my reasons for expecting serious civil liberties and privacy problems under a Trump presidency. I strongly recommended that you …

Privacy

What’s the most secure operating system?

Deciding what operating system (OS) will keep your computer running smoothly—and with the highest level of security—is a controversial yet frequent …