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This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

The hate that starts with Jews never ends there (published in The Times)

The novelist Rebecca West once said that Jews, having suffered so much, had an “unsurprisable soul”, In 2000 our daughter, then a university student, …

This Video Shows Hamas Fighters Using Tunnels To Attack A Post Inside Israel

\Hamas's tunnel network has emerged as a major focus of Israel's ground campaign in the Gaza Strip. The tunnels extend from under populated areas to the other side of Gaza's border with Israel, and were reportedly part of plans for a major attack Hamas was planning for the Jewish holiday of Rosh …

Israel

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

7 Reasons You Aren't As Smart As You Think You Are

Owning and operating a brain is hard.<p>You are issued one at birth, a model that comes riddled with delusions and biases, prone to logical fallacies, and built to create stories to help explain the difficult and messy business of being a person. It also comes with something else, a powerful …

Psychology

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

Photography

The 25 Smartest Comebacks Of All Time

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The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

Photographers

The Rise of the Christian Left in America

The religious right has been in decline for years. Can progressives build a new "moral majority"?

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

Phones

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6 Mind Hacks That Keep Stress In Check (Really!)

"Stress is our perception of what's happening outside of us and the power we give it," says Lauren E. Miller, author and stress expert.<p>If you can adopt Miller's definition of the phenomenon as your own, you may find it possible to reframe your perception of stressful situations and, inevitably, …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Could Malcolm Gladwell's Theory of Cockpit Culture Apply to Asiana Crash?

Best-selling book Outliers investigated links between Korean pilot behavior and accidents, but does that theory still hold?<p><b>On July 6, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed while attempting a landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Two people were killed in the Boeing 777 accident, and</b> …

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

The Science of Positive Thinking: How Positive Thoughts Build Your Skills, Boost Your Health, and Improve Your Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But "positive thinking" is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like "work ethic" or "persistence."<p>But those …

Happiness

The ultimate Galaxy S4 FAQ: 140 questions answered

Yesterday, we learned that Samsung managed to sell 20 million Galaxy S4 units in about 60 days, proving wrong the analysts that were worried about slumping interest in the new flagship.<p>The Galaxy S4 is an amazing device, but that alone is not enough to capture the interest of millions of customers. …

Galaxy S4