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World’s Longest Suspended Walking Bridge Looks Beautiful and Not a Little Bit Rad

The world’s longest pedestrian walking bridge has just opened to the public in the Swiss Alps, and man oh man, it’s a doozy. The two-foot wide …

Jeff Bezos Briefly Tops Bill Gates as the World's Richest Person

A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill …

12 "Game of Thrones" Style Castles To Rent This Summer

...just in time for the premiere of Season 7.<p>With <i>Game of Thrones</i> returning this Sunday, luxury rentals on the rise and our affinity for anything royal going strong, it only seems apropos that your summer vacation rental should be something more majestic. Whether you're traveling stateside or have …

The Food That Tastes Like Vacation (and Reduces Cellulite and Wrinkles)

When it comes to seasonal fruits that offer a ton of science-backed benefits, nothing is more multipurpose and summer-friendly than coconut. It's …

Coconut

What Will My Living Expenses in Retirement Be?

How much will you spend on living costs as a senior? This calculator will help you run the numbers.<p>One of the greatest challenges of saving for …

Retirement

This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy

Hint: It's not always avoidable.<p>When we think about consumer debt, we tend to point a finger at folks for whom shopping sprees are a way of life. But the real reason a large number of Americans wind up in financial trouble has nothing to do with self-indulgence or an inability to resist temptation. …

9 CEFs Paying 9.9%+ That Will Fund Your Retirement

Let’s say you’re looking to retire and want to bring in the average American salary in your golden years.<p>It’s a good goal—and more than enough cash for many retirees, especially if you live outside places like, say, San Francisco, where the average one-bedroom apartment rents for $3,300 a month …

The Average American Household Sees 53% of Its Income Gobbled Up by These 4 Expenses

Hint: Medical costs and education expenses aren't even close to the top four!<p>No one ever said being an adult was easy, or inexpensive.<p>If there's one …

Personal Finance

'I blew it': Warren Buffett laments missing out on Google

Even the world's most famous investor, also known as the Oracle of Omaha, has regrets.<p>Warren Buffett admits he missed the boat on investing in two of today's most successful tech companies: Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN). Both are among the largest companies in the world today.<p>Buffett said he …

Key Lime Bars | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Two in five people said they’d be interested in owning an autonomous flying car

Yet 94 percent of people are concerned about overall safety.<p>One day we’ll all be jetting around in flying cars. Or that’s what Google co-founder Larry Page hopes will happen anyway. The billionaire is an investor in Kitty Hawk, the flying car startup that showed the world its aerial jetski in …

Flying Car

18 Fast, Healthy Breakfast Ideas

These nutritious morning meals are quick to prepare. Enjoy them at home—or as you’re sprinting out the door.<p>Mustard, Avocado, and Dill on a …

Does an anomaly in the Earth's magnetic field portend a coming pole reversal?

The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space …

Lucid Air electric car promises executive interior, 1,000 horsepower

California electric car start-up Lucid Motors, which broke out of stealth mode in October, showed off its first production-intent car today, which it calls the Air. The company asserts the new car will offer a luxury interior and sport-oriented driving, with production to begin in 2018.<p>The Air hits …

Watch out for the supermoon that will set a 68-year record

Clear skies permitting, sky-gazers will be treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon<p>If you’re below retirement age, you’ll never have seen it so big or so bright. Amid all the political seismic shocks, the universe is throwing in a stunning natural phenomenon this week, with the appearance of the …

Woman ‘Heartbroken’ After the Election Runs Into Hillary Clinton While Hiking

A mom left "heartbroken" by Hillary Clinton's stunning presidential election loss got a surprise Thursday when she ran into the former secretary of state, who was hiking with her dogs.<p>"I've been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday's election and decided what better way to relax than take my …

Open-air decks and glass bottoms: The world’s most epic cable car rides

It’s been a busy month for cable cars. No, seriously. Last week, Venezuela officially reopened the world’s highest cable car, which takes off from …

Supermoon to collide with ‘hunter’s moon’ and produce stunning lunar sight

There’s about to be a supermoon. And it’s not a normal one.<p>This week will see the collision of a hunter’s moon and a supermoon in a lunar event that …

The Art of Fearless Backpacking with Pacsafe Venturesafe GII

I just came back from my solo backpacking trip in Utah and Arizona in the US and Cusco in Peru. Eleven days of pure adventures, navigating from …

Backpacking

Workplace Strengths: Science Explains What Men Do Best Vs. What Women Do Best

Gender science explains the distinct advantages men and women have in the workplace.<p>Most studies on gender science reveal that differences between men and women in the workplace are mostly learned behaviors. The male and female brain are far more alike than different.<p>But there are social …

Gender

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Wi-Fi

Mark Zuckerberg 'has 16 bodyguards to protect him at home'

Facebook founder 'has increased security after receiving threats online', with the security team working in shifts<p>Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly responded to online threats by hiring 16 bodyguards to protect him at home in California.<p>The co-founder of Facebook is among a number of young …

Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy

‘This is unprecedented’ says researcher after more than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials<p>Scientists are claiming “extraordinary” success with engineering immune cells to target a specific type of blood cancer in their first clinical …

Immunotherapy

Will the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout affect future of boxing in the U.S.?

The attention and big money surrounding Saturday's megabout between<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaohas masked the fact that boxing is struggling to become more than a niche sport in the United States.<p>As a result, many boxing officials are hoping the record pay-per-view numbers and a …

Mayweather-Pacquiao referee will earn $25,000, judges $20,000 apiece

In the ring,<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaowill find themselves alone with one other man: referee Kenny Bayless.<p>While Mayweather has said he expects to earn more than $200 million for his Saturday night bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena and Pacquiao will get somewhere near $100 million, Bayless …

Proud Dad Has Tattooed His Son’s Drawings on His Arm for the Last Seven Years

Some parents display their children's artwork on the fridge; proud dad Keith Anderson exhibits his son Kai's drawings on his arm as tattoos. For the last seven years, Anderson–a self-described climber, adventurer, student, and bike enthusiast who lives in Peterborough, Ontario–has turned Kai's …

Art

New Drone Ambulance Concept Has Potential to Save Lives Faster

Gridlocked city streets, traffic signals and sirens become a non-issue in a design firm's conceptual plans for a drone ambulance. Argodesigns' lifelike renderings demonstrate how an ambulance made out of a drone could behave at accident scenes. Usefully, the drone could land in an area the size of …

Drones

See Photos of Caitlyn Jenner Through the Years

At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Bruce Jenner won the gold medal in the decathlon, setting the world record at 8<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Getty Images