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5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

Latvian Artist Carves Wood Cabinet In Shape Of Giant Beetle

Alder wood cabinet made in a shape of beetle by a Latvian artist and designer Janis Straupe. This is a sculpture with function, in its own style that …

Artist creates incredibly detailed sculptures on the tiny tips of pencils

Instead of using pencils to create art, Bosnian artist Jasenko Dordeciv turns the pencil into the artwork itself.<p>Dordevic creates incredibly detailed …

My McNeil River Experience

My trip to McNeil River, Alaska actually started in November of 2014 when I read this <i>PetaPixel</i> article describing it. In the article they mentioned …

How To Bag Warren Buffett's Bonanza

You can’t invest like Warren Buffett, but you can certainly take his advice and do well.<p>A lot of scribes in this business say to emulate him, which is, well, impossible. He’s gotten some great deals over the years and has done what few, if any, investors are able to do.<p>First of all, he gets great …

Investing

Are Credit-Card Fraud Mobile Apps the Next Big Thing?

Payment-card data breaches have exploded in the last year, making customers leery of shopping at certain retailers and using credit-cards in general at many merchants. Affecting millions of consumers, the cost of credit-card and debit-card fraud rose to $11 billion in 2013, up $3 billion since …

Identity Theft

Photographs of Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on the Face of the Earth

Located in the heart of Siberia, the village of Oymyakon in Russia is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth. A temperature of …

How to Profit From Return of Capital

<i>Note: Updated to reflect how a Hancock fund’s distribution will be labeled this year.</i><p>You get a cash payout from an investment that is marked “return of capital.” Is that helpful? It depends. ROC, as we’ll call it, is like cholesterol: There’s good ROC and bad ROC. We’ll look at what it does to …

Obama Signs 2014 Tax Extenders: Money In Your Pocket

It’s finally official—President Barack Obama signed H.R. 5771, The Tax Increase Prevention Act today. While businesses are celebrating the one-year extension of the research and development credit and bonus depreciation, individual taxpayers have cause to celebrate too. That’s because the list of …

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It’s Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …