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Funny WiFi Names That Will Confuse Your Neighbors

When you get a new wireless router, you have the opportunity to give it a name, which you'll use to identify it in the list of nearby signals. You …

Wi-Fi

25 Tips Every Married Couple Needs To Hear

The "last-bite" rule is a must.<p>These serious and silly suggestions will make your marriage stronger.

Relationships

The Most Important Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

See how much money you can accumulate for retirement -- in one simple chart. You might be surprised.<p>Retirement is something that many of us dream …

Retirement

Fitbit-like bracelet conditions your body to have more lucid dreams

The InstaDreamer wants you to chase your dreams, before grabbing them and telling them <i>exactly</i> what you want to do next.<p>The vibrating bracelet, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter, looks like a Fitbit, but instead of exercising your thighs, it exercises your brain -- conditioning your body …

Wearable Tech

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers science-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Your Complete Guide to Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is an index fund pioneer and has more than 50 ETFs to choose from.<p>Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have become extremely popular investments, …

The Surprising History Of Old-Timey Swahili Postcards

The photos are mostly of women, decked in elaborate clothing and jewelry, wearing serious or playful or romantic expressions. Many of the images have been colorized — hand-painted to bring ruby lips, golden pendants, emerald chairs to life.<p>These portraits were captured in photography studios …

The Most Successful Ethnic Group in the U.S. May Surprise You

At an Onyejekwe family get-together, you can’t throw a stone without hitting someone with a master’s degree. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, professors …

Build Really Strong Teams Using These 5 Uncommonly Powerful Secrets

Teams are an extremely powerful tool for getting the most out of the most important resource you have: your human resource.<p>One of the biggest challenges for business leaders is getting the right group of people together on a team that will deliver the results you desire for your company. Business …

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Hulu discounts its HBO add-on just in time for Westworld

Hulu is now offering a discount on its HBO add-on, timed with <i>Westworld’s</i> season 2 premiere this month. Now, instead of paying an extra $14.99 a month, Hulu subscribers can add HBO to their plan for only $4.99 a month. The discount lasts for six months. After that, users will have to pay the full …

Here's what the wealthiest Americans have saved for retirement

When we talk about retirement savings in America, the news generally isn't all that good. Case in point: The average household aged 56 to 61 has an average of $163,577 saved for the future, which isn't all that much considering it amounts to roughly $6,500 a year of income under a typical …

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

New LTE study shows T-Mobile and Verizon are the only networks that matter any more

For the last decade, the cell industry was ruled by a duopoly. Verizon and AT&T were the biggest networks with the most subscribers and best …

Ketone Ester: A "Superfuel" For the Elite and a Weird Trip for Everyone Else

The 'fourth nutrient' was created for soldiers, but I drank it anyway.<p>In November, the biohacking company HVMN revealed HVMN Ketone, a clear liquid …

These Are the Best Credit Cards Right Now

MONEY picks winners for every financial need.<p>It's been eight years since the end of the Great Recession, and credit cards are back. Today, 171 …

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot

By Anthony Faiola<p>Anthony Faiola<p>Correspondent covering Latin America, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, human rights, poverty, globalization and economics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is …

Farm-to-table

Mexico's surging narco violence is intensifying at the edges of one of its biggest tourist hotspots

The calm in Playa del Carmen was shattered on February 21, when a blast erupted from the side of a ferry, injuring more than 20 people.<p>That was followed by the March 2 discovery of explosives on a ferry off the island of Cozumel, another tourist hub in the state of Quintana Roo.<p>The March incident …

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

Telecoms

21 Details From Marvel Movies That’ll Make You Say, “How Did I Not Notice That?”

Captain America's shield in Iron Man is just the start...

Marvel Universe

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Luggage

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

We tried 12 of the most popular protein bars on the market, and this is the only one worth buying

After sampling 12 different protein bars, the only place I don't feel like going is the gym.<p>Protein bars are designed to be high-energy snacks that contain a large concentration of protein, a macronutrient that helps to build muscle mass and repair wounds or damaged tissues. Some contain around 20 …

Here Are 2018's Best and Worst States to Retire

How does your state rank?<p>Each year, countless workers rack their brains trying to determine whether the time is right to bring their careers to a …