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Aetna CEO Says Company May Opt Out of Obamacare

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>There is so much uncertainty about Obamacare that Aetna, the U.S.'s third-largest insurance provider, may be forced to double its rates or opt out of the program, the company's CEO, Mark Bertolini, told CNBC on Thursday.<p>What action Aetna will take is still up …

Health Care

Sneak-Peek: Top 5 Sky Events of 2014

<b>The New Year promises a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potential surprise meteor shower, among other celestial delights.</b><p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here are our picks for sky-watching events worth circling on your calendar for 2014.<p><b>1. Total Eclipse of</b> …

11 Tourism Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends. We’re now highlighting the …

The Exceptional Traveler: Housesitting

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #3 Housesitting</b><p>I'm a big fan of house rentals and housesitting, having done both many times in different parts of the world, …

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Leadership<p>Next Article<p>The People Who Break or Manipulate the Rules Are the Ones Who Really Become Successful<p>Next Article<p>Gwen Moran • Guest Writer<p>Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a gray suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all …

30 Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Summer

Just add a beach read and a fruity cocktail and you're set.<p>Whether the goal is to create a cozy, intimate entertaining space or open up your home to the great out outdoors, these versatile decorating ideas are a total home run.

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.

Mastering the Wine List at a Business Dinner

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know the scene: a business dinner, with those oh-how-badly-we-want-them prospective clients. Though you're not (yet) top dog in their eyes, you have been smart enough to mention wine once or twice when chatting with your top …

Entrepreneurship

The Ultimate (Free) Virus Protection Guide

So you got caught with your pants down on the Internet (figuratively, folks) and contracted a virus. That sucks. Or maybe you were wearing protection …

An Introduction To Complications: The 21st Century Watch

<i>Editor's note: This is the last in a series of introductory pieces on mechanical watches from our friends at Hodinkee. You can read the rest …

Google Easter Egg lets you play retro arcade game Breakout in a browser

Google's search engine features an Easter Egg that lets users play Atari's 1976 arcade game <i>Breakout</i> in a browser.<p>Using the engine to image search for "Atari <i>Breakout</i>" will cause the image search results to appear as colorful 2D blocks. Players can then obliterate the blocks by bounding a ball around …

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Climate change threatens to destroy Alaskan village within four years

<i>The Guardian</i> this week published a fascinating in-depth report on the village of Newtok — a remote Alaskan community that, because of climate change, will likely be underwater within the next few years. Experts say it could be just four years before rising sea levels swallow Newtok, and although …

ISS commander Chris Hadfield returns to Earth - video

Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station, who became an internet sensation after his rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity, …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …