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Single-family rental units have never been easier to buy

Online platforms like Roofstock, OwnAmerica bring institutional tools to mom and pop landlords<p>Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley was browsing through his company’s website while on a flight to New York when his neighbor leaned over and asked what he was looking at. Beasley explained that Roofstock is an …

Real Estate

The rocket scientists mixing up a giant firework

In a remote corner of tropical South American jungle, French scientists are mixing a ‘cake’ with a difference – a highly explosive rocket fuel for a new breed of space rockets.<p>I have never been anywhere with so many warning signs on the walls. They instruct the use of protective overalls, gloves …

Space Travel

11 Cities Where $1 Million In Retirement Lasts The Longest

Photo credit: Shutterstock | Retirement in Austin<p>Decades ago, people worked and saved their whole lives to enjoy a retirement that lasted around 10 to 15 years. In 2018, things have changed and, more often than not, people work for 40 years or more in order to support 30 years of retirement.<p>In a …

Retirement

Your Career Depends On Split-Second Decisions People Make About Your Appearance

You gotta love any conference speaker who begins her mid-afternoon session with a challenge to uncover your own unconscious workplace biases. That’s …

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

8 Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels & Fight Tiredness by Dr Khasruya

Fighting Tiredness and Increasing Energy Levels<p>In my efforts to explain my constant tiredness and low energy levels, I went through many stages. …

What This Man Learned From Having Sex With 365 Guys In One Year

He navigated loneliness, violence, rejection and pleasure during the year-long project.<p><i>Editor’s Note: The following videos may contain content not appropriate for viewing in work or other sensitive environments.</i><p>Just over two years ago, Berlin-based performance artist Mischa Badasyan made …

10 Best Travel Accessories for Men: The Ultimate Guide

Hydro Flask<p>Frequent travelers know how important a few good products can be. Leaky travel bottles can be cause for constant annoyance on the road, …

Elizabeth Didn’t Expect to Be Queen. Here’s How It Happened

<i>The following feature is excerpted from TIME’s</i> Queen Elizabeth II: The World’s Longest-Reigning Monarch<i>, available at retailers and on …

In 'Calypso,' David Sedaris Blends Slime And The Sublime

When my brother, sister, and I were growing up, our dinner conversation would inevitably turn scatological at some point, the grosser the better: A kid puked on the teacher's desk, another tracked in dog poop. "<i>Must</i> we talk about this at dinner?" our mother would protest. To which we would answer, …

Heart and Sole: Is adidas Finally Cooler Than Nike? - Ape to Gentleman

It’s seemingly been reported countless times in recent months: Nike‘s stock value is falling, and their market dominance is waning. While this may be …

Shoes

Lightweight Half Zip Pullover - H Ash

Overview<p>This versatile half zip is made in Canada from Lightweight Terry, a signature fabric developed for mild climates and precise layering. …

20 things you definitely didn't notice while watching the Royal Wedding

From hidden messages to unexpected mishaps.<p>The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went off today without a hitch! OK, well maybe there were a few hitches, but what's a wedding without a few small somethings? No wedding worth going to! Here are some surprising moments you might have …

A celebrity fitness trainer reveals 3 dynamic ab, arm, and glute moves you can do at home for a summer beach bod

1/<p>Let's start with your stomach. "If you want your abs to appear flatter and to be stronger you have to strengthen the deep core stabilizers," Kaiser …

Workouts

The One Thing No One Tells You When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop

When choosing a kitchen countertop, many questions arise. What material will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday kitchen tasks? Marble is …

See All the Celebrity Guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

So. Many. Fascinators.<p>On Saturday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in what will undoubtedly be remembered as the wedding of the year. …

Why Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, sat alone at the Royal Wedding

Here's everything you need to know about the seating arrangements.<p>Doria Ragland was the only member of Meghan Markle's side of the family to attend the royal wedding, but the mother of the bride did not mind sitting alone as she watched her daughter marry the Prince of England.<p>Dora Ragland, who …

'Sense8' finale trailer is full of bonding and bullets

Netflix has posted the trailer for <i>Sense8</i>'s long-in-the-making series finale, and it's clear the mysterious sci-fi show isn't going to go gently into that good night when it wraps up on June 8th. The promo emphasizes the bond between the Sensates ("we are more human than any other human will be,") …

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer long wondered if he’s related to JFK. At 72, he learned the truth.

It would have been January 1945. It would have been somewhere in Manhattan, out where the Irish people gathered. It must have been cold out, driving Joe Geheran and Mary Ann Moroney indoors, into the same building and eventually the same room, maybe the same corner of a bar or nook of a kitchen, …

Genealogy

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

Tutorials

Ronan Farrow: Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein and me

I’ve made too many enemies through my journalism ever to run for political office in the United States<p>“Thanks for taking the time,” says Ronan Farrow when we meet at a central London hotel. Farrow is the journalist whose exposé of Harvey Weinstein helped kickstart the #MeToo movement. Just 30 years …

Woody Allen

What’s the best photo management solution? Google Photos or iCloud Photos?

I’ve always been a huge fan of cloud-managed photo systems. I did a review of Everpix back in 2013. I even challenged Apple to release something similar to iCloud Photo Library. I’ve written countless articles about Photo Management and discussed it on countless podcasts. Photo management is …

Let's Talk About Net Present Value and Solar Panels

Without understanding it, you’ll never know if putting solar panels on your roof (or buying a share of stock) is a good deal or not.<p>In 1202, the Pisan customs official’s son who has come to be known as Fibonacci gave the world the mathematical tools to calculate the present value of a future stream …

Hollywood Wanted An Edgy Child Actor. When He Spiraled, They Couldn't Help.

Studios want to hire kids with genuine depth, but the system in place to protect child actors isn’t equipped for when their lives go perilously downhill.<p><b>Brad Renfro looked</b> different, but Fernando Altschul expected that — they hadn't seen each other in 10 years, when Renfro was 14 years old. The two …

Child Actors

The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period

A new study proves that half of people are correct. The other is also correct.<p>This is a time of much division. Families and communities are splintered by polarizing narratives. Outrage surrounds geopolitical discourse—so much so that anxiety often becomes a sort of white noise, making it …

Text-To-Speech

Inside Melania Trump’s complicated White House life: Separate schedule, different priorities

Donald and Melania Trump’s remarkably separate daily routines begin with him getting up around 5:30 a.m., watching cable news shows and tweeting.<p>The first lady wakes in her own bedroom a bit later, according to two close friends of the Trumps. She then readies their 12-year-old son for school, …

Donald Trump

iOS 13 will boast great updates for iPad users

iOS 12 is right around the corner, but iPad users should be thinking longer term. It’s iOS 13 “Yukon” in 2019 that’s expected to bring more new features to Apple’s tablet.<p>At the top of the list of the ability to work with multiple windows from the same application side-by-side. This would allow the …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness