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Cryptocurrency

Inside the 11-week, intensive tech boot camp that helps vets get hired

<b>• NS2 Serves puts veterans through an intense, three-month program to help them land jobs.</b><p><b>• Participants receive software training and certifications.</b><p><b>• Retired United States Navy vice admiral Joseph Kernan said that participants also "grow into a team" during the experience.</b><p>Making the transition …

Military

San Marino Is The Least-Visited European Country - Travel To Europe

With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders it's no wonder Europe was the most-visited continent in 2016.<p>It's for that exact reason that …

European Travel

Airplane turbulence make you anxious? Try this trick

According to a special report by NBC News, over 20 million people suffer from aviophobia, or fear of flying. Takeoffs, landings and every noise and bump in the air can make people anxious while traveling, and after recent reports of severe turbulence sending people to the hospital, it's easy to get …

Andrea Romano

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it.<p>A recent study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> suggests that when people spend money on time-saving services such as a house cleaner, lawn care or grocery …

Personal Finance

How to kill fruit flies, according to a scientist

As a researcher who works on fruit flies, I often get asked how to get them out of someone’s kitchen. This happens to fly researchers often enough …

Spa-themed amusement park is real and will actually launch, as promised

Yes you read that right, a spa-themed amusement park has landed in Japan.<p>The idea for the park came about after the mayor of the Japanese city of …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

Talking to Yourself in The Third Person Can Reduce Stress And Negative Emotions

You're not crazy, honest.<p>Talking to yourself in the third person can help you keep your emotions in check, based on new research that aims to find …

Michigan State University

I kicked my smartphone addiction by retraining my brain to enjoy being bored

As an only child who grew up before the rise of the Internet, boredom was my constant companion. Summers were an endless stretch of riding my bike around town, reading, and staring up into the sky, imagining stories that I later wrote into my tattered journals.<p>This tendency toward unscheduled …

Top 10

Green vacations: 10 places that don't cost the Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever, seeking to get away safe in the knowledge they've had minimal impact on the planet's resources.<p>With 2017 named as the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the spotlight is even more on …

Costa Rica

An easy way to invest in the 'Asian Century'

It's those last two countries, India and China—home to nearly 40 percent of the world's population—that I want to focus on. Both emerging markets offer attractive investment opportunities, especially for growth investors who seek to derisk from American equities.<p>Look at how dramatically the two …

Investing

The Best Places to Retire in Europe

Each person's retirement fantasy is a little bit different, whether it means soaking up the sun on a beach or strolling through museums and historic …

European Travel

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Trains

Shh… This Is Where French Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

The sparkling Eiffel Tower might have been what first drew you to France, but trust us, the tiny towns outside the French capital are what will keep …

France

Hong Kong: Exploring the spectacular city - Firstpost

<i>“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.”</i> ― Nury Vittachi<p>Hong Kong is a city of mystery and abundance, a modern cosmopolitan city with …

Hong Kong

6 things the president can do without needing anyone's approval

But there are a number of lesser-known abilities that come with the office — and they require no approval whatsoever.<p>Most are fairly harmless, although some could end in unintended disaster.<p>Here's just a sampling of those powers.

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

How to download the original StarCraft for free

To help generate buzz for the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard is giving away the game that started it all. Here's how to get it.<p>Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never …

Starcraft

21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

Smoke Inhalation

The Fed's stock market warning is more ominous than ever before

The Fed minutes were released Wednesday and there's one sentence everyone is talking about: "Some participants viewed equity prices as quite high relative to standard valuation measures." By "quite high" I imagine they are referring to the fact that even by their own measures the broad stock market …

Stock Markets
Middle East

11 Amazing Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

Ho Chi Minh City

Blizzard is remastering StarCraft in 4K resolution this summer

An update to a classic<p>Blizzard Entertainment announced today that it will be remastering its classic real-time strategy games <i>StarCraft</i> and <i>StarCraft: Brood War</i>, as <i>StarCraft: Remastered,</i> which it anticipates releasing this summer.<p><i>StarCraft: Remastered</i> will remastered graphics of the original games in …

Starcraft

Anti-Kremlin Protests Rock Major Russian Cities

Thousands of Russians gathered on Sunday to demonstrate against government corruption in what may be the biggest anti-Kremlin protest in years.<p>Unsanctioned rallies in several cities ― including Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Vladivostok ― sprung up after Alexei Navalny, who plans to run against …

Russia

12 Incredible Places in the Italian Alps Almost Too Beautiful to Be Real

You can't argue with good food, good wine, good people, and good behold-the-majesty-of-nature-and-weep scenery. No country nails this combo quite as …

'They're desperate. It's a global bubble. And the markets believe they'll do anything to keep it going'

That means we are in for a bigger crash and deeper dislocation when it all comes to an end and the man who has made a career out of being the first to correctly call market bubbles has a good idea which will be the first central bank to crack.<p>Doug Noland of McAlvany Wealth Management has a long …

Bank of Japan

Get ready for $69 flights from the US to Europe

How many hours do you spend sitting at your desk or on your couch just wishing you could fly somewhere far, far away? Listen, we know adulting is …

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

Psychology