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26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Sequoia Capital

10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Universe - Page 3 of 5

We Know The Exact Distance To The Moon<p>Throughout NASA’s Apollo Program, multiple mirrors were placed on the surface of the Moon. Why you ask? In …

How to Build a Self‐Feeding Self‐Watering Garden Bed

1<p><b>Make the bed with copper treated timber sleepers.</b><p>Using 200mm x 75mm sleepers, cut 6 lengths 2700mm long and 6 lengths 1500mm long.<p>Pre-paint the …

Bobby Flay reportedly had an affair that ruined his marriage to Stephanie March

Famed chef Bobby Flay and his wife, “Law & Order: SVU” actress Stephanie March, split after she discovered he was having an affair with a young aide, claims a close friend of March.<p>March, 40, learned of the betrayal shortly after Thanksgiving, said actress/writer Maia Madison. The boyishly handsome …

Obama plays Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The president has a strategy for dealing with the GOP Congress. Or is it two strategies?<p>The White House is road testing a two-track technique for dealing with a Republican Congress: Work through Democrats to find bipartisan compromises where they can be found, and whack the Republicans on …

The White House

‘This Is the New America’: Israeli Reporter Says ‘Jaws Dropped’ in Studio After Obama’s Russia Comment

A prominent Israeli television and print reporter said that “jaws dropped” in the studio Friday following President Barack Obama’s apparent defense of a Russian decision last week to lift a ban on selling sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, which Israel worries could complicate possible …

Barack Obama

Can Members of Congress Change Your Mind?

Yes, they just have to talk to you.<p>In politics, it’s become conventional wisdom that talking seriously to regular Americans doesn’t really pay off. Numerous studies have found that citizens appear to dig in their heels, resisting information that contradicts their beliefs—if they’re informed enough …

Immigration Reform

'Tis the Season for Asparagus: 7 Simple and Delicious Recipes

It's spring and asparagus is the star. There are endless ways to prepare this versatile vegetable, but these recipes are all super simple and delicious.<p><b>1. Green Pea & Asparagus Soup with Feta, Mint, and Pita Croutons</b><p>This wholesome soup is topped with feta cheese and pita croutons, which add tangy …

Obama in Good Company of America's Worst Wartime Presidents

Any political decision made during wartime by a country's chief executive can either tip the balance in his favor or undermine his political career, …

In This 360-Degree Rotating Tower, Everyone Gets to Live at the Top

Industrial designer Shin Kuo imagines a future of spinning skylines with his egalitarian building concept.<p>A spinning skyline literally gives new perspective to urban architecture in Taiwanese industrial designer Shin Kuo’s Turn to the Future building concept. Developed as his thesis project at the …

Industrial Designer

We Turned Our Backyard Into an Organic Food Forest

<i>In its MoneyMic</i><i>series, LearnVest hands over the podium to people with controversial views about money.</i><i>Today, one man shares how he went from being an</i> …

10 Apps I Use Every Day to Help My Productivity

For me, every day is filled with personal and professional tasks that require the use of a computer and/or a smartphone. I have articles to write. I …

Productivity

She drives us crazy: Amnesia, déjà-vu, fatigue and other symptoms of Hillary-related madness

Wait, wasn’t she president already? Decoding the passionate, conflicted and deeply strange launch of Hillary 2.0<p>Maybe you’ve heard about this: Hillary Clinton, who used to be secretary of state and before that a senator from New York and is (of all things) married to a former president, is going to …

Government

Christians driven from the ruins of Nineveh

Sacred Mysteries: the people who worship using the language Jesus spoke are trying hard to survive in Iraq<p>The ruins of Nineveh, once the biggest city in the world, lie beside the river Tigris. On the other side of the river stands Mosul, a city of a million, the largest place still under the rule …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Why living in small spaces is making people happier

While it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of wanting that bigger place, with the spare bedroom, bigger yard, study or airy dining area, an …

America's 5 Worst Wartime Presidents

But it all turned sour when China sent 300,000 battle-tested troops against the American and South Korean armies. That led to a protracted, painful …

Political Science

Fiorina says if she were the GOP's nominee, Clinton's gender-based arguments wouldn't fly

Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.<p>But to do so, Fiorina is taking a page from the gender politics playbook herself.<p>A former business executive with limited political …

10 Foods You May Not Know that Are Healthier to Eat Raw

You probably already know that a ripe, red apple is a much healthier choice than a sugar-filled piece of chocolate cake. That much is common sense, …

The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

<i>Editor's Note: This is a reporter's notebook from NPR's Tamara Keith, who is covering the Hillary Clinton campaign.</i><p>The e-mail from the Clinton campaign came late on Monday. Meet at the Panera Bread in Davenport, Iowa, at 9:45 in the morning. I was to be one of about a dozen reporters in a press …

Government

National Geographic Travel

Could You Eat a Healthy Diet for Just $3.37 a Day?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>While food assistance varies from state to state, a typical family using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the …

Top Deck Trends for Creating Your Dream Outdoor Space

Build a place where it's always lounge o' clock.<p><i>This piece is excerpted from Kaley Belakovich's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p><b>1. Composite materials</b><p>Josh Franklin, sales associate and landscape designer with …

Home Improvement

10 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Europe

It's no wonder that European cities like Vienna, Milan and Stockholm are such popular tourist destinations, delighting hundred of thousands of American visitors every year with their medieval­-era squares, church spires and cobblestone streets.<p>Crossing the Atlantic can be pretty steep, though, so …

Flying