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Japanese Garden Bench

Combine five 2x4s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon to build a handsome and sturdy sitting spot for your deck or garden. by Christopher …

Woodworking

“Nature is not good to human beings”: The chairman of the world’s biggest food company makes the case for a new kind of diet

The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say it is enough to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that spring from the earth, the milk from our cows, and the meat from farmed animals. Simplicity is the path to fulfillment, and sticking close to nature …

Nutrition

What’s new and what’s not in the U.N. resolution on Israeli settlements

The long-anticipated coda of the Obama-Netanyahu relationship did not disappoint in its drama: With a U.S. abstention, Ambassador Samantha Power …

Israel

Obama's exit interview: I could've won again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Arguing that Americans still subscribe to his vision of progressive change, President Barack Obama asserted in an interview recently he could have succeeded in this year's election if he was eligible to run.<p>"I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and …

Mitch McConnell

How Israel Took a Toy and Made It a High-Tech Weapon

A<p>‘T he agent is back,” the analyst said as he popped his head into Shabtai Brill’s office. “He has pictures.” The year was 1968. Brill, a major in …

He goes after the mob; now he's the target

<b>Partinico, Italy (CNN) —</b> Pino Maniaci takes aim at a dartboard covered in mugshots -- 10 of Sicily's most notorious mob bosses.<p>"Bullseye!" he shouts.<p>It isn't quite a direct hit, but this journalist and famed mafia hunter doesn't easily give up.<p>"These are Sicily's pieces of shit," he snaps, tapping …

Crime

Secrets Of The Most Productive People: 2016

Ten top performers reveal how they squeeze the most out of every day.<p>1. Kevin Hart<p><b>Actor, Comedian, and Entrepreneur</b><p><i>[Photo: Williams + Hirakawa; Stylist: Ashley North; Groomer: John Clausell]</i><p>On staying busy: “Once you’ve accomplished a goal, you’re all done. And I don’t ever want to be all done.” On …

Productivity

War in space: Kamikazes, kidnapper satellites and lasers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It was May 2014 when a small team of American airmen monitoring a Russian satellite launch saw something they had never seen before. An object the team thought was a piece of debris from the launch suddenly came to life.<p>"The one object that we assumed was a piece of debris …

Military

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smartphone apps are addictive -- by design. They take advantage of human weaknesses to ensure your constant attention. But there is another way.<p>When …

The Weird Economics Of Ikea

Ikea is a behemoth. The home furnishing company uses 1 percent of the planet’s lumber, it says, and the 530 million cubic feet of wood used to make …

Consumer Price Index

This epic slide deck lays out the future of tech and media in 2017

He predicted that subscription revenue will drive internet and media, accounting for over half of growth. "Pay to download" models, on the other hand, are disappearing.<p>Wolf also crowned eSports, or competitive video gaming, as the next tech phenomenon. By 2020, he said eSports will be a $1.5 …

Inside the secret meeting that changed the fate of Vine forever

Last fall, nearly 20 of Vine's top 50 creators gathered in a conference room at 1600 Vine Street in Los Angeles to stage an intervention.<p>They were …

Social Media

Overcoming loss in the middle of a historic campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's May and my producer, Pallavi, and I are on our way to Kentucky on the eve of the primary there. We're taxiing at Reagan Airport in Washington, just another day on the trail. I have not, despite the flight attendant commanding us all to do so over the intercom, turned off my phone. It …

How Two Secret Service Dogs Stopped a White House Fence Jumper

Secret Service

Why America's Dirtiest Power Companies Are Investing Billions in Clean Energy

The U.S. energy industry is in a state of transition, and there may be no company whose situation exemplifies that more than <b>Duke Energy</b> (NYSE: DUK). As recently as last year, <i>Mother Jones</i> ranked it the dirtiest power company in the U.S., primarily based on the large number of coal power plants it …

How one woman bought a house – by getting all 20 of her boyfriends to give her an iPhone

A woman in China has come up with an ingenious, if morally dubious, method of raising the deposit for a house, according to a forum post that has gone viral across the country in recent days, becoming one of the most discussed subjects on Chinese social media.<p>The story, which the BBC says it has …

25 ridiculously cheap and easy DIYs that'll instantly improve your home

We're all always on the lookout for fast and easy ways to make our homes look just that little bit better, or as though we splurged on an interior …

Home Improvement

20 Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Virtual Reality

Virtual reality might be the new reality for concerts, home renovation, roller coasters, and commercial real estate.<p>Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Magic Leap, Google Daydream View, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have created immense buzz about the potential of Virtual Reality (VR). VR has been met …

Virtual Reality

Inside The Strange, Paranoid World Of Julian Assange

The WikiLeaks founder is out to settle a score with Hillary Clinton and reassert himself as a player on the world stage, says BuzzFeed News special correspondent James Ball, who worked for Assange at WikiLeaks.<p>On 29 November 2010, then US secretary of state Hillary Clinton stepped out in front of …

Cold war 2.0: how Russia and the west reheated a historic struggle

As chasm grows between a resurgent Russia and a divided US and Europe, diplomats say conflict is now more dangerous, with ‘no clear rules of the road’<p>Gen Sir Richard Shirreff remembers the moment he realised Nato was facing a new and more dangerous Russia. It was 19 March 2014, the day after Russia …

Geopolitics

What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?

By the time it crashed, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 would have been just about ready to land. Beverage carts stowed, seat backs upright, tray tables locked. The 29 people on board would have just heard the engines change pitch and felt the nose dip slightly, seat belts tugging at their …

We’ve had driverless cars for almost a hundred years

Driverless cars are often presented as a futuristic, science fiction-esque concept. But in fact, they’re old —almost archaic — and first drove along the road almost a century ago. The very first driverless car, known as the “American Wonder,” travelled down New York’s Broadway in 1925. The unmanned …

Autonomous Cars

“Michael Moore in TrumpLand”: A film whose surprising healing power is needed now more than ever

Moore’s new film seeks to humanize Trump supporters and Hillary Clinton and mend our divisions — and it succeeds<p>Amidst ongoing claims that Donald Trump might not concede the election if Hillary Clinton clinches the needed votes, Michael Moore has just released a new movie that might save our …

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How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet

Michael DeCesare Contributor<p>Michael DeCesare is CEO of ForeScout.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities<p>On Friday morning, I awoke to find that our company-wide single sign-on and cloud storage was disrupted due to the massive distributed …

Cybersecurity

The Most Haunted Places in Every State

Get your freak on.<p>An unexplained chill in the air, a whisper in an empty room, a flicker of movement in the corner of your eye: ghost-hunters and …

Paranormal

Elon Musk’s Wild Ride

Biographer Ashlee Vance examines the troubles at Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.<p>By Ashlee Vance | October 12, 2016<p>Illustrations by Steph …

The 10 most innovative electric bikes in the world

But cars aren't the only electric vehicles people around the world are embracing: Increased fuel prices and growing urbanization have spurred the demand for electric bikes, or e-bikes.<p>Global e-bike sales are expected to grow from 32 million in 2014 to at least 40 million in 2023, according to …