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10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

Personal Finance

RANKED: The 17 most disappointing movies of the year

2017 has given us a lot of great movies, but boy was it a year for some big clunkers and disappointment at the box office, too.<p>Audiences were loud and clear this year. You need more than big star power to sell a potential blockbuster. A good script and story helps. This year was filled with …

Construction

Canyon unveils all-new revamped Spectral for 2018 - MBR

And boy is it different!<p>The 2018 Canyon Spectral, the German direct-to-market brand’s venerable mid-travel trail ripper has received a much-needed …

Mountain Biking

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

National Security

LeBron James Could Form the Superteam to End All Superteams in Houston

There’s a new contender in the LeBron James sweepstakes. The Lakers have long been considered the biggest threat to lure him away from the Cavs next …

Learn how to trackstand, in 4 easy steps

Trackstanding, AKA balancing on your pedals without going anywhere, might be a technique you associate with urban dandies teetering on brakeless …

Cycling

NVIDIA's newest GPU crams in tons of power without a hefty price

If you've been tempted by NVIDIA's high-end GTX 970 and 980 video cards, but couldn't justify their high prices, the company's latest entry is made for you. NVIDIA is rounding out its Maxwell family of video cards today with the GTX 960, a desktop GPU that it describes as hitting the "sweet spot" …

Nvidia

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

Survival Skills: Build Your Own Trauma Kit

Trauma kits are meant to deal with major injuries and keep someone alive until medical care can be reached. Hopefully you never need one, but the …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

Ring Watch: Best NBA Players to Never Win a Championship Ring

Winning a championship has as much to do with luck as it does greatness. Everything has to go your way.<p>Even the best of the best need to find themselves on the right team in the right place at the right time. And even then, sometimes it doesn't work out.<p>Someone gets hurt, or a ball takes a bad …

Basketball

Ring of fire: why our military's toxic burn pits are making soldiers sick

One<p>At the height of the war in Iraq, US forces operated out of 505 bases scattered across the country. Joint Base Balad, a 15-square-mile outpost north of Baghdad, was the second largest. Home to 36,000 military personnel and contractors at its peak, the base was considered a vital hub for …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

Prehistoric Dining: The Real Paleo Diet

<b>Remember “The Flintstones?” You probably do. Even though it debuted back in the 1960s, as of 2013, according to TV Guide, it was still the second Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time, topped only by Matt Groening’s The Simpsons.</b><p>The Flintstones—bumptious Fred and willowy Wilma—along with neighbors Barney …

The Dead-Simple Esquire Fitness Program

A simple, if intimidating, workout plan created by Mark Merchant, co-owner of As One Fitness. Implement immediately. The GIFs should help.<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Six days a week</b> for six weeks, you'll alternate between two series of exercises, increasing the amount of work you do each week. …

Workouts

Samsung launches a flexible platform of sensors for wearables

At Samsung's "Voice of the Body" event today, the company announced SIMBAND, a modular reference platform for wearable health sensors that it hopes will inspire a new generation of fitness products. The prototype device you see above has a multitude of sensors built right into it, including an …

Heimplanet Mavericks Tent

When serious weather strikes, you need more than just your typical tent to keep you safe, dry, and comfortable — you need a tent like the Heimplanet …

Repairs

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Steve Kerr Dishes on Toni Kukoc's Former Massive Pregame Meal Ritual

Not all NBA pregame rituals are created equal—or good for your colon.<p>LeBron James will once again be tossing chalk into the air. Rajon Rondo does everything you could imagine and more. Kevin Garnett shares intimate moments with the padded basket support, and Dwight Howard has, in the past, filmed …

Turner Broadcasting

Vettel even better than Senna - Ecclestone

Berger says Vettel is best driver on the grid<p>Oct.24 (GMM) Gerhard Berger thinks Sebastian Vettel is the best driver on the grid today, while Bernie …

Killing Tires With a Ferrari F12 -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

The latest tech weapons the US might deploy in Syria

US military commanders often see conflicts as opportunities to use recently developed technology. Here are the latest weapons or systems that may be used and why - from microwave to cyber weapons.<p>Military action against Syria may have been put on hold, at least for now. But as the US military has …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Primal Exercises Everyone Should Do

These aren't "invented exercises" these are movements that we all are called up to do everyday in our activities of daily life.<p><b>Primal Movement Concept</b><p>…

Weaknesses and Why We Suck at Not Sucking

<b>Today’s Topic:</b> Weaknesses <b><br>Goal:</b> Start training them until they aren’t weaknesses anymore–destroy them, exterminate them, make them not exist <b><br>How:</b> …

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Fruit should be eaten, not drunk

Apples and blueberries stand out in a long-term study of diabetes risk<p>A study published by the BMJ this week affirms one piece of conventional wisdom — that eating fruit is highly beneficial to your health — while refuting another — that fruit juice is just as good as the unprocessed stuff. …