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10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Stock Markets

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink

Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate.<p>The<p>American Academy of Pediatricsadvised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses, …

Google's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleek 11-inch HP laptop

At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from …

RentalRoost launches yet another real estate search site in Bay Area

Searching for an apartment lies somewhere between falling down the stairs at a party and getting a root canal on the “suckiness” spectrum, but at least in those cases, alcohol and anesthesia can salve the pain.<p>RentalRoost is yet another startup that aims to make the process a little easier. Today …

Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time will kill its battery faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Mindfulness
Stock Markets

Not even gold can help Indians survive the rupee‘s fall

Gold, the traditional white-knight investment for US investors, is anything but for those in India. Americans turned to gold to shore up their savings when the dollar weakened in the wake of the US financial crisis and recession. An Indian investor buying gold in recent months to escape the …

Economics

Egypt may release Mubarak as he stands trial in 2011 deaths

Former President Hosni Mubarak's possible release could incite fresh unrest in Egypt amid a deadly military crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.<p>August 19, 2013|By Jeffrey Fleishman and Raja Abdulrahim<p>Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves from behind bars at a court… (Associated Press )<p>CAIRO …

35 Delicious Ways To Use Zucchini

What to do when zucchinis seem to fall in love and raise entire families in your fridge drawer? Here's how to cope with a squash population problem.

Food

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed that the country's first floating nuclear power plant is expected to be in operation by 2016. While …

Leaked report shows Bin Laden's 'hidden life'

Former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was able to hide in Pakistan for nine years due to the "collective failure" of state military and intelligence authorities, a leaked Pakistani government report has revealed.<p>The report, obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, also outlines how …