Mary Ogden

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MoviePass is no longer too good to be true

Restrictions on seeing movies more than once, and no longer selling its one-movie-per-day plan, are bad signs<p>I’ve had MoviePass since September, right after the company dropped the price of its one-movie-per-day subscription to the too-good-to-be-true cost of $10 a month. Since then, dozens of …

MoviePass

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

The Virginity Games Muslim Women Play

If you imagine The Hunger Games to be hard, I can assure you that trying to lose your virginity as a Muslim woman is harder<p>Tae Hyung Kim / EyeEm via …

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Oscars 2018: 8 nominated movies you can watch on Netflix now 🎬

The votes are in and we won't know the winners until Sunday. While you wait, here are the nominees you can watch on Netflix.<p>Frankly, the best place to catch the bulk of the 2018 Oscar-nominated films will be in theaters. But if you want to check off a few viewings from your sofa, here's what …

Entertainment

House of Saud: A Family at War, review: an eye-opening documentary that lifted the lid on Saudi Arabia and terrorism

For a documentary exploring the challenges facing Saudi Arabia’s new ruler, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, <b>House of Saud: A Family at War</b> (BBC Two) had an unexpected starting point: a village in the mountains of Bosnia, where a tattered black flag of jihad fluttered in the snowbound …

Middle East

If You Make $100,000 Or More, Here Are 3 Tax Breaks You Don't Want to Miss

If you make $100,000 or more, you probably pay a significant amount of your income to the IRS every year at tax time. That makes it critical to look for tax deductions and credits that you can use to reduce your tax bill.<p>Unfortunately, high-income taxpayers don't get to take advantage of all the …

Retirement

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.<p>The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s in Southern Iraq by …

Mathematics

Flying car successfully completes maiden flight

An electric flying car that promises to revolutionise how we travel has completed its maiden test flight in Germany.<p>Lilium, the company developing the jet-propelled vehicle, says it could eventually change the face of transport by allowing passengers to rapidly travel through cities or commute long …

Aviation

6 of the best places to retire in the Caribbean

Crashing turquoise waves, clear blue skies, white sand -- a little slice of Caribbean heaven to retire in sounds like a dream.<p>And it’s an attainable …

'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death

She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’s why the palace has a plan.<p>Support our journalism by becoming a member or making a one-off …

London Bridge

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>Investors had a …

Investing

U.S. Grant Is U.S. History’s Mystery Man

He lacked ambition, failed at most things he tried, and then Grant found himself and his calling with the coming of the Civil War, where he …

Mississippi River

The economists have had another terrible year. It's time for a complete re-think

This may or may not be a good time for democracy, but one thing is certain about the past year of political upsets; it’s heaped further humiliations on the economics profession.<p>A substantial majority of economists thought the mere act of voting for Brexit would pole-axe the economy. Not only did …

3 'Preferred' Dividends For Secure 6% Yields

If you could earn 5% to 6% in income every year from a stock you don’t have to watch … you’d hold it today, right?<p>Well, if you don’t already, here’s your wake-up call.<p>Preferred stocks are a rarely talked about type of corporate equity that packs a one-two punch of high yield and low volatility. But …

Investing

Welcome to the age of anger

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

Great Depression

Boko Haram violence leaves families 'teetering on edge of famine' - aid groups | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 6 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon face severe hunger, including 1 million on the edge of famine, as a result of Boko Haram violence, aid agencies said on Friday as they appealed for more money to tackle the regional …

Africa

Students Who Play Online Games Actually Get Better Academic Results

I love study time.<p>Despite the old stereotypes about video games rotting your brain, a new study provides the latest evidence to the contrary, with …

1 in 4 Seniors Say They Regret Making This Retirement Move

Some say they were forced to make the decision to collect benefits early.<p>It can be justly said that, without Social Security, a lot of today’s …

10 Best Winter Experiences

10 Best Winter Experiences<p>While writing my previous post on polar travel, memories of my epic winter trips came flooding in. I recall the time I sat …

Who, What, Why: Who are the Yazidis?

<b>Among the many victims of the advance of The Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East are a group of up to 50,000 Yazidis, who are trapped in the mountains in northwest Iraq without food or water. Author Diana Darke explains who these mysterious religious adherents are.</b><p>Suddenly thrust into the …

Islam

After Hearing, Lyft And NYC Taxi Commission To Negotiate Brooklyn Launch

Ride-sharing startup Lyft appears to be making progress in its attempt to launch in NYC. After the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission halted what was supposed to be Lyft’s debut in Brooklyn and Queens on July 11, New York Supreme Court Judge Kathryn Freed ordered Lyft and the TLC to hash out an …

Boom in satellite ship tracking

<b>The ship tracks recorded on this map are unmistakably those of a survey vessel moving back and forth on a grid.</b><p>They were produced by Fugro Equator, one of the ships currently making a detailed map of the ocean floor west of Australia as part of the search for wreckage from the lost Malaysia …

Why the only thing better than big data is bigger data

For many businesses, big data is superfluous. Except, a recently-published paper on the mathematics of big data reveals, when it isn’t. It turns out there is a kind of data that, like black holes or evil wizards of Middle Earth, only becomes more powerful the larger it grows. What’s more, suggest …

Big Data

Malaysian 777 Search Missed Most Likely Crash Site 'Hotspot' Says Inmarsat

Inmarsat, the U.K. satellite company that received a series of inflight electronic “handshakes” from the missing Malaysian Boeing 777-200, now says the southern Indian Ocean search has yet to hit what it terms the most likely crash site “hotspot.”<p>In an interview with BBC Television, Inmarsat …