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26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

Why America's 'Special' Relationship With Saudi Arabia Is On the Rocks

Ever since Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud was hoisted atop his gilded throne onto a U.S. warship in 1945 to meet Franklin D. Roosevelt, …

The dark prisoners: Inside the CIA's torture programme

<i>"There is a proverb that a human being is stronger than a stone and more tender than a flower."</i> <i>- Habib Rahman, brother of Gul Rahman (Prisoner #24) who died in CIA custody</i><p>Just days after the 9/11 attacks, US President George W Bush authorised the CIA to begin covertly detaining people it suspected …

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Language

12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

Meet the 50 former star football players working on Wall Street

For some, finance is perfect. It's cutthroat and hypercompetitive, and it takes discipline to put in all those long hours.<p>So it should come as no surprise that a bunch of former football stars are working in trading, investment banking, and wealth management.<p>We've compiled a list of some of the …

NFL

12 Airline Employees Confess Fascinating Secrets of Air Travel

Some are scary, some are interesting, and some are downright bizarre.<p>Over at Reddit, someone asked airline employees to share secrets about the magical world of air travel. And, hoo boy! There are some doozies.<p>Without further ado, I present you some of the most fascinating items they spilled:<p>1. …

Flying

Two men kept from boarding US plane after speaking Arabic

Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad were told by a gate agent at Midway Airport that they wouldn't be allowed on the plane because a fellow passenger had overheard them speaking Arabic -- and was afraid to fly with them.<p>Ultimately, the two friends reportedly of Palestinian origin and in their late 20s, got …

3 Things You Should Use Your Credit Cards to Buy

Credit cards are not bad, even if they have stigma attached to them. That stigma is usually associated with poor spending and financial planning habits, something that we can all better plan for.<p>Everyone should have at least one or two credit cards, and should be using them often. But what do you …

Here's what it says about your personality if you're constantly checking your phone

But people notice — and they may use that behavior to make judgments about your personality.<p>As it turns out, some recent scientific research suggests that it is possible to draw inferences about someone's personality based on his relationship to his phone. Specifically, emotionally unstable …

This massive, $1 billion concept yacht could come with 2 pools and 2 helipads

Not only is the yet-to-be-built boat huge, its lavish interiors would be punctuated by crystal chandeliers and solid marble floors.<p>Two pools, two movie theaters, two helipads, a garage, multiple gym facilities, and a bi-level pool area merely scratch the surface of what this incredible boat will …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

A self-made millionaire says a single choice could be part of the reason you aren't getting rich

T. Harv Eker — who not only studied incredibly wealthy people, but worked his way up from nothing to millionaire status — noticed a crippling choice that the average person makes over and over again: "<b>Most people choose to play small</b>," Eker writes in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind."<p>He …

NFL Week 3 in Pictures

Forget mega yachts — this mobile private island just upped the ante on billionaire toys

Yacht design has gotten pretty extravagant in recent years, but nothing compares to Kokomo Ailand.<p>More mobile island than yacht, Kokomo is a floating, semi-submersed vessel with a level of luxury that rivals a four-star resort. According to renderings, the "private floating habitat" features …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Intelligent machines: Call for a ban on robots designed as sex toys

<b>A campaign has been launched calling for a ban on the development of robots that can be used for sex.</b><p>Such a use of the technology is unnecessary and undesirable, said campaign leader Dr Kathleen Richardson.<p>Sex dolls already on the market are becoming more sophisticated and some are now hoping to …

An alternative medicine conference ends in chaos after 29 attendees take a hallucinogenic drug

The group of "Heilpraktikers" — German for "healing practitioner," a holistic medicine profession in Germany — were reportedly ""staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps," at the August 4 conference, according to the Independent.<p>The practitiners all …

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Fossils of Pentecopterus decorahensis, which hunted in the oceans half a billion years ago, discovered in Iowa river bed<p>Earth’s first big predatory monster was a giant underwater scorpion that reigned in the ocean almost half a billion years ago, well before the dinosaurs, scientists have …

Evolutionary Biology

Step aboard the Helios, an award-winning yacht with a secret in its sails

Helios is the personification of the sun in Greek mythology.<p>And there's no more appropriate name than that for a boat that harnesses the sun's power.<p>With its hybrid diesel-electric motor capable of using both to move itself, the Helios could represent a new future for personal watercraft. Up to 355 …

To Fight ISIS, Obama Risks Empowering Iran's Favorite Terror Group

The Lebanese army has closer ties to Hezbollah than the U.S. wants to admit.<p>WASHINGTON -- More than $1 billion in U.S. military equipment quietly began flowing to the Lebanese military over the last year.<p>Saudi Arabia is paying for much of it: powerful missiles, advanced aircraft. But Washington is …

Food fight in Russia as government bulldozes, burns illegal produce, meat imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin's latest show of defiance against Western adversaries has deployed bulldozers, steamrollers and tractors to destroy hundreds of tons of illegally imported food in televised spectacles that some of his own countrymen are calling absurd and grotesque.<p>In a country …

Russia

China's government is absolutely lying about its economy

We've also warned that its economic statistics are not real - they are purposefully overstated and then revised later, if at all.<p>I don't see how this top-down dinosaur of a centrally planned government can continue in power. I don't even know how it can exist in a free market/democracy-driven age …

Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden

Forensic testing of 400-year-old pipes suggest playwright might have smoked more than just tobacco<p>South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William Shakespeare contained cannabis, suggesting the playwright might have written some of his …

Work begins on Chicago's first 'shared street'

Construction is beginning on Chicago's first "shared street" project that will transform a three-block stretch of Argyle Street in Uptown into a European-style plaza boulevard where pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles must learn to co-exist in one wide, curb-less lane, city officials said …

Urban Planning

A photographer traveled to Iceland and took these incredible photos of his trip

After his most recent visit, he documented his experiences through a comprehensive travel guide.<p>Cornell says the country is like a "photographer's heaven," mainly because it stays light for so long, eliminating the need for rushing to get that perfect shot in a matter of a few short hours.<p>"In …

US pilot flushed bullets down a toilet on flight to Germany

A United Airlines captain threw bullets in a trash bin accessible to passengers and later flushed them down a toilet on board a flight that he was piloting to Germany.<p>The Transportation Security Administration and the airline said on Thursday that they were investigating the incident.<p>United …

Aviation

The 10 best cities in the world, according to travelers

The awards are based on a survey that includes responses from thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Along with hotels, islands, airlines, and airports, Travel + Leisure also ranked the 10 best cities in the world.<p>The results span the continents, but Italy is the only country to have two cities make …

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …