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How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

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MLB POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands four weeks before opening day

So let's take a look at how all 30 teams are shaping up as the season approaches, and some of the decisions they made this winter.<p>Using two projection systems from Baseball Prospectus (PECOTA) and Fangraphs and over/under win totals from Vegas Insider— think of this as how much confidence the …

Argue if you want, but these 30 players should be leading off MLB lineups in 2017

The best leadoff man is a table-setter and not necessarily one who can run<p>Generally speaking, lineup construction on any given day probably carries …

The Butchering of the Age of Reason

Thanks to science, law, education, and freedom of the press, citizens in the U.S. live in an age of wonder relative to the rest of human history. …

Major League Baseball's Dirtiest Tradition May End With New Chemically Treated Balls

Stickier new balls could mean no more special mud.<p>Major League Baseball is experimenting with chemically treated balls that will be easier to grip ― and they could be put into play as soon as next season.<p>“We think we’re close now,” Mike Thompson, executive vice president at baseball manufacturer …

Is Craft Beer Too Hoppy to Drink?

The success of IPA has seduced brewers into adding increasingly more hops to their beers.<p>No matter how many stouts, porters, or lagers are on store …

Here’s what happens in tech when the money runs dry

People working at big companies like Google and Facebook see other friends raising money and getting rich, Hayes explained.<p>"It almost looks easy," Hayes said. "It seems easy to raise money. Everyone is joining incubators, all this kind of stuff."<p>Hayes saw it in 1999, in 2006 and 2007, and he's …

Pope Francis attacks 'diseases' of Vatican in Curia address

Pope Francis has unleashed a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy -- or Curia -- criticizing its "illnesses" ranging from the "disease of feeling immortal" to vainglory and excessive planning.<p>In his annual Christmas address to the Curia at the Vatican Monday, the Pontiff warned that "a …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

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