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Teen girl petitions Disney to create plus-size princesses

Girls would “feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them,” wrote Jewel Moore<p>Farmville, Virginia high school student Jewel Moore has created a petition via Change.org asking the Walt Disney Animation Studios to create a "bright, amazing, and memorable" plus-size Disney …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

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The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Grand Theft Auto Online: 26 tips and tricks for success

Being dropped in a hostile world is scary. And Grand Theft Auto Online – the recently-launched multiplayer part of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V – can be very hostile at times.<p>It’s dog-eat-dog out there. Everyone’s hustling for a quick buck and death comes easily. The crime-themed open …

Grand Theft Auto 5 Bigfoot discovered (with video)

He is a myth no longer.<p>Ever since <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i>, there have been rumors surrounding the existence of Bigfoot in Rockstar's massive open world. No official proof has ever been found, but each year people continue to search for the mythical beast.<p>Seems that Rockstar decided to play …

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

How gang members helped make Grand Theft Auto 5

Rockstar's desire to create a fictional criminal underworld that's as authentic as possible persuaded the company to eschew voice actors, where possible, and hire "actual, real gang members" for <i>Grand Theft Auto 5.</i><p>Speaking to Chicago radio station WGN, the game's contributing writer and producer …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Security Researcher Hacks Mark Zuckerberg’s Wall To Prove His Exploit Works

Earlier this week, security researcher Khalil Shreateh discovered a Facebook bug that allowed a hacker to post on anyone’s wall — even if they weren’t that person’s friend.<p>While he was able to prove to Facebook that his bug was legit (despite an initial response that it wasn’t a bug at all), …

ANALYSTS: Gold Is Vulnerable To A Short Squeeze

Gold prices have risen in seven of the last eight trading sessions.<p>Since the brutal sell-off that gripped the gold market throughout much of the first half of 2013 came to an end at a price of $1179 an ounce on June 28, the metal has rallied 16.6% over the past month and a half to $1375 at Friday's …

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and retail stores like Gap through selling clothing and other items.<p>But every so often, a company comes along that figures out how to make money in a …