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The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.<p>After Obama won reelection in November 2012, the administration’s pushback on Hezbollah drug cases became more overt, and now seemed to be …

National Security

Lindsay Lohan Is Back in New York

The actress has spent years abroad, but is ready to make her comeback stateside.<p>After years of traveling the world, experimenting with different accents, and facing the harsh realities of racial profiling abroad, <b>Lindsay Lohan</b> has returned home to the United States—and just in time for the …

Amazon says these will be the 25 toys every kid wants this holiday season

Amazon is helping parents stay on top of the gifts their kids will be begging for with its predictions for this year's 100 most popular holiday toys.<p>If Amazon's predictions are correct, kids will be looking for products from traditional favorites like Lego and Play-Doh, as well as gifts inspired by …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

What to watch on Super Tuesday 2

<b>(CNN) —</b> The two presidential front-runners are both eyeing Super Tuesday 2 as a chance to build on their momentum and pad their leads as they look to put the races away by the end of the month.<p>Hillary Clinton will try to set the tone for the entire Great Lakes region by holding off Bernie Sanders …

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Galaxies

How to Baffle Web Trackers by Obfuscating Your Movements Online

Author: Clive Thompson. Clive Thompson Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.21.15.<p>Time of Publication: 5:05 am. 5:05 am<p>Online ad networks and search engines …

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

How JFK's Image Changed Politics Forever

A few words on an indisputable cultural icon.<p>There exists no photograph in which he is not immaculate. Take the Esquire cover from November 1973, ten years after his death. The shirt he is wearing while eating an ice cream cone on summer holiday is somehow the ideal shirt for eating an ice cream …

Tesla Model S P85D breaks Consumer Reports' test scale

Stop me if you think you've think that you've heard this one before.<p>The Tesla Model S is the best-performing new car in Consumer Reports' history. The Palo Alto auto maker's Model S P85D acquitted itself so well that it broke CR's testing scale, forcing the publication to recalibrate its future …

Tesla Model S

Turns Out Sarcastic People Really Are Better at Everything

Maybe it's okay to be that guy in the office.<p>You know that annoying coworker who always rolls his eyes or cracks wise on the job? Don't be surprised if he gets promoted over you. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that a new study, published in the journal <i>Organizational Behavior and Human Decision</i> …

I’ve Spent A Lifetime Building a Mighty Network. Here Are My Secrets.

Rule One: Take pleasure in it. It’s not just a safety net, it’s YOUR net.<p>I’ve long been told that I “know everyone.” In other words, I have a great …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

Sling TV

Windows fans: get ready for an action-packed week

After nine months of waiting, Windows 10 is almost here.<p><b>Read next:</b> Our Windows 10 review.<p>Tuesday night at midnight ET, Microsoft will release the first full release of Windows 10, the biggest sea change in PC software in nearly three years. It's kind of a big deal! We've been getting previews of …

This Whole Millennials + Food Obsession Seems Like It's Here to Stay

Writer Eve Turow explores the question of why Millennials spend so much money on food and what that means in her new book, Generation Yum.<p>"I should be spending the little money I have on laundry, but I'm not. I would rather get a great craft brew."<p>This is what writer Eve Turow, 28, admitted on the …

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

The 10 Best New Cameras (and the Bags to Carry Them In)

Unless you are a professional photographer or a tourist on the trip of a lifetime, the idea of toting a camera around day-to-day might seem like a foolish waste of precious handbag space. But before you dismiss the freestanding camera as a museum piece, consider this: Not even the most up-to-date …

Brilliant USC commencement speech on Leonard Cohen, turning off tech, and potato chips

This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone …

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Trails

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

The Secret Psychology of Facebook

<i>The post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.<p>Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly …

Social Media

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …

Don't Make These 8 Classic Tax-Filing Fails

These common mistakes can keep you from getting the refund you're owed.<p>Slipping up on your taxes can exact a high price. Some of the most frequently …

Retirement

Top 10 Books of the Twentieth Century

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy<p>The Hitchhiker’s guide to Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams is a fictional guide for the hitch-hikers. It is a …

4 Foundational Habits Every Person Needs

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”<p>~ John Dryden<p>Every person is different, but every person is human, meaning we all have things …

Happiness

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets