Melissa Bennett

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What millennial millionaires are getting wrong about personal finance

Young, rich people are reportedly keeping a third of their wealth in cash – but it’s not a strategy peers with decades of potential compound interest should mimic<p>It seems that young millionaires these days are being ultra-conservative with their investment portfolios.<p>Or at least that’s what the …

Investing

Arrest of Black Lives Matter leader is broadcast live on Periscope

Movement's leader uses the Twitter streaming app to capture his own arrest during police shootings protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.<p>DeRay McKesson, a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, used Periscope to capture his own arrest during a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Saturday …

Justice

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Great Depression

Does This Sound Un-American to You?

I was born and raised in Texas, so I feel I have a right to complain about a rotten thing that is happening here.<p>Texas used to be the best place in the world to live. No more. The people who now run our Legislature do not care about the people, their rights, or their needs. I've been reading in The …

United States

Texas eighth-grader suspended for rescuing classmate during asthma attack

Anthony Ruelas watched for what seemed like an eternity as his classmate wheezed and gagged in a desperate struggle to breathe.<p>The girl told classmates that she was having an asthma attack, but her teacher refused to let anyone leave the classroom, according to NBC affiliate KCEN. Instead, the …

Middle School

Look this way when I'm talking to you! Saucy news channel launches English lessons in which the tutors are completely NAKED in effort to grab students' attention

• <b>Spanish-speaking news site Desnudando Las Noticias came up with idea</b>• <b><br>Racy channel launched Naked Language, where tutors teach in the nude</b>• <b><br>Bizarre promo</b> …

Language Learning

Detroit's Public Schools Are in Crisis: Students and Teachers Deal Daily with Rats, Mold and No Heat

Rats and cockroaches scurry through the hallways, water leaks through the roof, toilets are broken, windows are littered with bullet holes and a …

Education

Google Maps Has Been Tracking Your Every Move, And There's A Website To Prove It

<b>For more stories like this, Like Junkee on Facebook.</b><p>Remember that scene in <i>Minority Report</i>, where Tom Cruise is on the run from the law, but is unable …

How your innocent smartphone passes on almost your entire life to the secret service – Bits of Freedom

<i>This article was originally written in Dutch by Dimitri Tokmetzis and was published by De Correspondent. Illustrations by Momkai.</i><p><b>Ton Siedsma is</b> …

The 10 Important URLs That Every Google User Should Know

What does Google know about the places you’ve visited recently? What are your interests as determined by Google? Where does Google keep a list of …

Hackers cause electricity 'blackout' in Ukraine

In a worrying sign of potential cyber attacks to come, thousands of people in Ukraine were left without electricity after hackers hit electrical …

Social media and the law: If you’re claiming emotional distress, don’t appear happy on Facebook.

In 2006, a Long Island high school teacher pleaded guilty to third-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child. Danny Cuesta admitted to …

Mystery Planes in the Skies Above Baltimore

Why do government officials believe it appropriate to hide law-enforcement activity from the public?<p>In Baltimore, Maryland, where law enforcement officials ought to be doing their utmost to win back the trust of brutalized residents who perceive a conspiracy against them, a shadowy police tactic is …

An Arizona town is hiding license plate readers in fake cactuses

The town of Paradise Valley, Arizona, has a new vegetation-based surveillance system. According to a report from the Fox 10 affiliate in Phoenix, Paradise Valley has installed a new set of license-plate readers in a number of fake cactus structures throughout the town. The town has been installing …

GoPro cameras 'could be used to spy on owners'

<b>A security firm has warned it is "too easy" for criminals to take control of GoPro cameras which could then be used to spy on their owners.</b><p>Pen Test Partners showed the BBC how it could gain access to a Hero4 camera that appeared to be turned off, to secretly watch or eavesdrop on users, or to view …

Information Systems

Police face-scanned 90,000 people at Download music festival

Unbeknownst to Download attendees, Leicestershire Police were using facial recognition software last weekend to identify known crooks. Roughly 90,000 people descended on the music festival, and strategically placed cameras were used to scan their faces and cross-reference them with a European …

YOUR PHONE IS SPYING ON YOU! Hidden Back Door NSA Data Mining Software

<i></i><br>internal NSA documents that the US intelligence agency has the capability of tapping user data from the iPhone, devices using Android as well as …

NSA Spying Relies on AT&T’s ‘Extreme Willingness to Help’

ProPublica • How We Reported It<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>Pep Montserrat, special to ProPublica NSA Spying Relies on AT&T’s ‘Extreme …

Surveillance

The NSA's web surveillance program is alive and well and living overseas

When the Snowden leaks first revealed the National Security Agency's web surveillance systems, it came with a mystery. According to documents published by Snowden, the NSA voluntarily ended bulk collection of web metadata in November of 2010, but the agency's capabilities didn't seem to suffer as a …

Surveillance

15 small business ideas you can actually make happen

We ask every one of our interviewees to offer up one large or small business idea that we can give away to our awesome readers (yup, you). Here are …

Woman fined €1,000 for refusing to be fingerprinted at Paris climate rally

A court in Paris has fined a woman €1,000 ($1,060) for refusing to have her fingerprints taken at a rally where clashes erupted between protesters and security forces ahead of a UN climate summit.<p>The lawyer for the 25-year-old woman said legal proceedings against her “verged on the ridiculous”, …

France

The 11-Point Checklist That Will Help You Decide If Your Startup Idea Is Actually Worth Pursuing | Inc.com

Having too many ideas may be the norm for the majority of entrepreneurs, but it can also be overwhelming and lead to the inability to move forward. Too many choices can actually derail our success and leave us no further along with our business plans than before. Or worse, we realize that we spent …

Business Strategy

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

It's official, Australians: The government gets to keep your data for longer

<i>UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.: The Australian government will begin to enforce the new metadata retention laws today. This means the metadata of</i> …