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This Stock Market Indicator Has Been Reliable for 115 Years. Now It's Saying You Should Buy

A thumbs-up for the bull market.<p>Amid the growing number of economic signs and worrisome predictions pointing to end of the bull market, one …

Stock Markets

Speed Up Your Home Wi-Fi

Follow these steps to bypass bumper-to-bumper traffic on the information superhighway.<p>If web pages load at glacial speeds and videos keep buffering, …

The 7 Most Powerful Thoughts On Happiness

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management

Top tablets with keyboards

The convenience of carrying around a compact tablet instead of a laptop has some people ditching their old notebooks for a more portable experience, but the benefits of a full keyboard can still come in handy. The models on this list blur the line between tablet and laptop -- usually referred to as …

Where your forebears came from, in one astonishing animated map

Erik Loomis at the Lawyers, Guns & Money blog points us to this amazing and instructive animated map displaying the flows of immigration into the United States, by year and country. The source is data visualizer Max Galka, who posted his handiwork at the statistics website Metrocosm.<p>As Galka …

Immigration

Unpublished Photos Of Amy Winehouse Show A Side Of Her Few Have Seen

"Before FRANK" is a compilation of photos taken before the singer's debut album release.<p>"The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover," photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. The year was 2003 and Winehouse was about to release her debut …

If You Love Maps, This Blog Is for You

<i>Authors’ note: All Over the Map has been relocated within National Geographic to the news section: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/all-over-the-map/. You can also follow us on RSS, or at @mapdragons on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p>There is something magical about maps. They transport you to a place …

3 New Technologies To Care For An Aging Parent

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Universe

Drawing Wild Animals Online Class

Simplify the steps for drawing iconic animals. Depict wild animals with true-to-life proportions, dimension, textures and features.<p>What You Get<p>7 …

Infographic: How Many Lines Of Code Is Your Favorite App?

A military drone has 3.5 million lines of code inside. That’s roughly three times as many as we find in bacteria, meaning that mankind has, at least by one metric, constructed semi-autonomous machinery more complex than life itself.<p>It’s a fascinating topic to ponder, but even those of us who don’t …

Ellen Page and Her Girlfriend Samantha Thomas Make Their Red Carpet Debut

The actor walks the carpet in Toronto in support of her movie Freeheld.<p>Ellen Page and her girlfriend Samantha Thomas made their red carpet debut at the weekend.<p>The actor was appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival for thepremiere of her new movie <i>Freeheld</i>.<p>"I'm in love," Page told <i>E! News</i> …

WOLVES and all animals

Faster-Than-Light Travel: Are We There Yet?

Long before the Empire struck back, before the United Federation of Planets federated, Isaac Asimov created Foundation, the epic tale of the decline …

Physics

Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerability and What Resilient People Have in Common

“If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability.”<p><i>“There is no science without fancy, and no art without facts,”</i> Vladimir Nabokov famously proclaimed. Today, hardly anyone embodies this sentiment more fully than <b>Brené Brown</b>, who came of age as a social …

Cute Puppy Shower: Rescued Pup Enjoys Bath Time

Google's search now lets you play puzzles, find trivia and give to charity

Google now lets you play with search more than ever, with new tools that let you explore Google doodles, weird trivia, and trending topics.<p>The search …

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

The Best Browser Extensions that Protect Your Privacy

There are a ton of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do …

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Your love of puzzles will be set aflame with Zirkel

Zirkel – a new kind of puzzle game ($1.99) by Marc-Andre Weibezahn is a different kind of puzzle game that will make you use your head. If you …

App Store

10 Things the Smartest Email Users Never Do

These are the things to avoid if you want to be an email expert.<p>We all make mistakes. However, when you've been using email for a couple of decades, you tend to have perfected your craft. (I still tell people I'm a Professional Email Processor.) These are the mistakes more seasoned email users …

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

<i>A coin of diameter 1 is thrown on an infinitely large chessboard with squares of side 2.</i><p><i>What is the chance that the coin lands on a position touching both black and white?</i>

Mathematics

Samsung announces new entry-level Galaxy Ace Style

Samsung has now officially taken the wraps off the latest member of its Galaxy Ace family, dubbed the Galaxy Ace Style. As you’d expect from Samsung’s budget line, the handset features relatively modest specs combined with a fairly affordable price tag.<p>The Ace Style is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core …

80 Massive Open Online Courses Getting Started in April: Enroll in a MOOC Today

We're seeing about 80 MOOCs getting started in April. It's a far cry from the 180 that got underway in January. But still not bad. You can visit our …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …