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The American Invasion of Cuba

Artists, entertainment companies and tourists are leading the charge toward a new era in U.S.-Cuba relations<p>The U.S. invasion of Cuba has begun.<p>Following President Obama’s steps to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba last year, the island has been overwhelmed by cultural visitors on the hunt …

Cuba

Homestays are where the heart is: Why the best way to experience Cuba is to stay with a family (and not just because they can mix a mean mojito)

• <b>Website Homestay.com connects travellers with local families around the world for holidays with a homely touch</b>• <b><br>There are plenty to choose from in</b> …

As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories

NEW YORK—Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training his lens on the expanding universe of New York City.<p>Every 10 seconds for two years, Dr. Dobler and his colleagues at …

New York City

How A Brutal Beating Became The Symbol Of Oakland's Gentrification Struggle

In a city wrestling with fast-rising housing costs and demographic change, a security guard’s attack of a poor black man at Whole Foods has come to represent what many black residents fear: Oakland wants them out.<p><b>OAKLAND —</b> On the night of Sept. 3, sisters Zoe and Julia Marks were waiting in line to …

Photos From Pamplona Capture The Danger And Drama Of The Annual Running Of The Bulls

In the first days of Spain's San Fermin festival, not everyone's prayers to the saint were answered.<p>During Tuesday's running of the bulls, the festival's most famous attraction, three people were gored and eight others were injured.<p>Two Americans, ages 27 and 38, and one Briton, also 38, were gored …

Ernest Hemingway

Telepathy technology is coming – are you scared?

Advances in the field of artificial intelligence are invariably greeted with concern about an imminent robot uprising. Similarly, when we hear about developments in the field of brain-to-brain communication, we imagine any number of outlandish scenarios: perhaps a government marching us …

Everything to Know About Greece’s Debt Vote

<b>Q. Why and when are the Greeks voting on this referendum?</b><p>A. The Greek government called the referendum because it failed to get acceptable terms for …

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome

<b>By Dr. Travis Bradberry</b><p>It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to …

Self-improvement

Snapchat Debuts Tap To View And Nearby Friends Tool, Boosts Security Features

A few months ago, Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel hinted that the app’s hold-to-watch feature was on its way out. As of Wednesday, users no longer need to keep a finger on their screens to view a snap or story. Users can now tap to view content instead.<p>The new feature is one of several product updates …

Meet Garfi, the Angriest Cat in the World

If you thought Grumpy Cat looks permanently displeased with the world, then Garfi the Persian cat must be seething with rage. Thanks to a permanently furrowed brow, this fluffy orange cat (who does bear a resemblance to the iconic Garfield) always looks about ready to sharpen his claws on …

Women Outnumber Men For The First Time In Berkeley’s Intro To Computer Science Course

For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world.<p>To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National …

The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley's most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers' wages

In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple's Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google's Eric Schmidt …

The Little Book of IDEO: Values

We wrote this to give you a sense of IDEO’s culture—the ties that bind us together as coworkers and as people.<p>Read more: http://blog.slideshare.net/2014/01/08/culturecode-what-makes-a-company-great/

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SodaStream's Banned Super Bowl Commercial Starring Scarlett Johansson

Fox has reportedly rejected this Super Bowl commercial from SodaStream starring actress Scarlett Johansson, not because of any sexual messaging, but because it ends with her saying "Sorry, Coke and Pepsi."<p>SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum tells Bruce Horovitz of <i>USA Today</i> Sports that Fox is "afraid" of …

Super Bowl 2014: Peyton Manning Will Pick Apart Young Seattle Defense

It has been more than a decade, but the Denver Broncos will finally be playing on Super Bowl Sunday—largely in part due to the play of arguably the greatest quarterback the NFL has ever seen, Peyton Manning.<p>The last time the Broncos had a chance to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Manning was …

The masterpiece that killed George Orwell

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."<p>Sixty years after the publication of Orwell's masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, that crystal first line sounds as natural and compelling as ever. But when you see the original manuscript, you find something else: not so …

Amazon Wants to Send You Stuff Before You’ve Even Decided to Buy It

E-commerce juggernaut Amazon has a long legacy of fielding eyebrow-raising ideas — it recently told <i>60 Minutes</i> it was experimenting with delivery by …

The Feds Are Ready To Sell $25 Million of Bitcoin Seized From The Silk Road

One of the bigger wallets on the Bitcoin blockchain is going to be emptied in the near future. Back in October, when the feds took down the online drug bazaar Silk Road, they seized the nearly 30,000 bitcoins in its coffers. On Thursday, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office, which is prosecuting …

LeBron James wants 49ers S Donte Whitner to win the Super Bowl

The Dallas Cowboys are LeBron James' favorite NFL team. His second favorite team seems to be whoever Donte Whitner plays for.<p>LeBron James is a noted …

Bitcoin Price Touches $1,000 Again as Overstock Sales Hit $130k

The price of bitcoin reached $1,000 again today on Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, following the news this week that online retailer …

Bitcoin

Woman Creates 'Worst Online Dating Profile Ever,' Gets Tons of Replies

It's a question that's been asked since time immemorial: Could a woman create an online dating profile "so loathsome that no man would message</i> …

One 49ers fan at the frozen tundra

If you've ever traveled to a far away land, splurged on an experience normally outside of your means or ticked off a bucket list item, you know how …

The bleeding edge in Bitcoin-mining hardware comes to CES

Bitcoin is intangible money, but that doesn't mean you won't see it at CES, the nation's premier electronics trade show. There's currently an arms race in Bitcoin mining, the intense computing required to generate new units of the increasingly popular virtual currency that approximates cash on the …

Seven Habits Study Guide/Quick overview of the seven habits

<b>'The Seven Principles Quick Sheet'</b><p>Be confident, having the freedom to choose <i>(to act with responsibility)</i><br>• Personal Leadership, It is your choice <i>(With</i> …

Self-improvement