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10 Unusual and Awesome Hotels for Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel for an upcoming vacation, there are many factors that can go into your decision. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, babymoon locale or just somewhere to get away with your BFF or S.O., location, amenities and budget are just a few of the …

US air strike in Syria kills up to 85 civilians 'mistaken for Isil fighters'

A US air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday after the coalition mistook them for Islamic State (Isil) fighters.<p>Some eight families were hit as they tried to flee fighting in their area, in one of the single deadliest strikes on civilians by the alliance since …

Middle East

15 Ancient Hindu Predictions that have come true

In the last section of the ancient Hindu text Bhagavata Purana, there is a list of <b>predictions and prophecies</b> about the dark times for the present age …

Hinduism

Comprehensive list of yoga terms, meanings, sanskrit words, terminology, definitions and meanings, sanskrit translations for Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga plus other forms

Term<p>Definition<p>Abhasa<p>Reflection of consciousness.<p>Abhasan<p>power of creation, the experience of having created some external visable object.<p>Abhijna<p>Direct …

Yoga

4 Unknown Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or Higher That Retirees Should Consider Buying

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>One of the most difficult financial decisions seniors will make in retirement is how to balance their investment portfolio so that it offers a healthy dose of income potential while minimizing risk to their principal. Dividend stocks with 10%-plus yields …

Relay is a beautiful app for creating and sharing custom maps

Today’s mapping applications are focused on helping you navigate from one spot to the next, or discovering the businesses around you. But they tend to be utilitarian in nature, and not what anyone would describe as “fun” to use. A new mapping application called Relay changes that. This simple, …

Apps

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

National Parks

This Chinese Anti-Snoring Device Gets Smart About Your Sleep

It looks like a Bluetooth earphone, but actually it’s not. It’s a smart snoring aid that transmits beeps and vibrations into a snorer’s ear to stop snoring when it detects it.<p>The product is called Snore Circle manufactured by VVFly, a technology startup based in Shenzhen, China. The CEO, Johnson …

Sleep

Hindu: The Most Misinterpreted Term

<b>Here I stand, a Hindu, with a constant dichotomy within me as to what it really means—my nationality or my religion.</b><p>It’s not a very fortunate thing …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos

Bill Campbell dies at 75, leaving Silicon Valley's top leaders without their most trusted adviser.<p>Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent …

Silicon Valley

A Brief History Of Religion

<i>This is an edited version of the chapter on Religion from the book, "Life Lessons for Mia Rose: An Irreverent Guide to Living and Loving Well" by Claire Fordham that was fact checked by Cynthia Eller, Professor of Women's Studies and Religious Studies at Montclair University, New Jersey.</i><p>Few, if …

Successful Options Traders Understand The Secret To Success: Liquidity

Professional Options Traders use numerous methods to evaluate the worthiness of a prospective trade. A laundry list of tools is evaluated in anticipation of establishing a trade which will provide an excellent rate of return on investment. The list of factors to review might include: fundamental …

This Could Be the Next Big Pharma Buyout

With each passing year, a handful of the world's best-selling drugs lose patent protection, and when that happens it can blow a hole in the top line of even the largest drugmakers. To help offset the revenue decline, many big pharma companies shell out billions of dollars on acquisitions in an …

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

This Dividend Play Could Get You 585% Upside

A few months back, I ranked my five favorite dividend ETFs – and shared my top pick to buy and hold forever. Since then, three new ETFs have launched that address the main problem I had with the strategies I reviewed the first time around.<p>The result? A 585% return over a 15-year period!<p>I’ll share …

Investing

What You Need To Know About Social Security Benefits Claiming

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed into law on November 2, brought with it changes that will likely impact the retirement plans of many married couples by eliminating two Social Security claiming strategies that had been gaining in popularity in recent years.<p>For those working in the private …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

This Stock Has A 14.39% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

Apollo Investment Corporation (NASD: AINV) has been named as a Top 10 dividend-paying financial stock, according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among shares of financial companies, AINV displayed both attractive valuation metrics and …

The Obama Doctrine

The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.<p>Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered …

Geopolitics

The Wonder That Is Sanskrit

Snapshot<p>Most Indian languages, in greater or lesser degree, trace their roots in Sanskrit. In that sense, more than a mother tongue, Sanskrit is a …

Hinduism

4 High Yield Niche Stocks Paying Up To 11%

The S&P 500 may yield just 2.2% today – but if you smartly invest in stocks that specialize in profitable niches, you can collect 6-11% yields right now. With double-digit price upside to boot!<p>Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are some of my favorite vehicles for specialization and yield. REITs …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

11 Tricks That Make Shopping at Costco Even Better

Take your bulk-buying game to the next level — and save some extra cash.<p>You may not need a giant stuffed bear, but we support buying a 30-roll pack of paper towels or a 48-ounce box of crackers. A typical Costco only stocks about 4,000 different items (compared to 50,000 at a typical supermarket or …

Forgotten heroes – the true story of India

In his history of the people who made modern India, Sunil Khilnani set out to complicate western stereotypes. Here he reflects on how he challenged the prejudices and stories Indians tell themselves about their past<p>Years ago, I scored a ticket to the first cricket Test match to be played in the …

India

How to turn your sluggish old Mac or PC into a faster Chromebook

This startup has created a modified version of Chromium that works with most hardware, and it's free<p>Earlier today we published a story about Neverware, a New York City startup that is helping schools refurbish old Windows PCs and Macs that had been abandoned as unusable, converting them into …

Surprising Business Lessons from a Hindu Priest-Entrepreneur

It can feel near impossible sometimes to manage all the responsibilities we have and do so in a way that actually brings us joy. How can we get the most out of life with the people we care about most, at our companies and at home?<p>Some of the best answers to that question that I've heard come from …

Sensor-1 is the highly versatile security device you can stick onto anything

We all need security, whether for keeping an eye on your house when you’re gone, making sure nobody rifles through your files or opens up your laptop …

Laptops

This smart wallet easily consolidates your credit cards into one

The Wocket is a stand-alone smart wallet that costs $180.<p>Anyone who's ever lost a wallet knows the pain of having to cancel credit cards, and the subsequent anxiety of hoping your identity doesn't get stolen. The Wocket is a smart and secure way to avoid this hassle. It's available in the US, UK …