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This is the sexiest American accent, according to Europeans

English isn’t a Romance language, but Europeans have some love for certain American accents, according to a new survey.<p>Babbel, a popular language-learning app, polled Generator Hostel workers across Europe to find out which American accents sounded the most attractive to foreign ears — and it …

Surveillance footage captures moment Russian plane crashed, killing 71

A deadly plane crash in Russia Sunday that left 71 people dead was captured on surveillance footage which appeared to show the moment the An-148 crashed in a ball of fire just minutes after it took off.<p>From a distance, the security video showed the moment Saratov Airlines Flight 703 plunged into a …

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Movies Anywhere starts your unified collection off with 5 free movies

Movies Anywhere is a new service that just launched today and brings the ability to unify your Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon movies in one place. As a bonus offer to new members, they’re giving 5 free movies to each person that signs up for their service. If you’re interested in learning …

Have Scientists Found a Way to 'Turbocharge' the Human Brain?

In preliminary research, people learned faster and made fewer mistakes when a particular brain region was electrically stimulated.<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That's what a team of researchers from</i> …

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Q&A: Why Farmers Markets Are Growing in the American South

Federal assistance programs allow low-income regions to enjoy the season’s bounty.<p>For many living in the lower reaches of the United States, it’s a touch of southern comfort: Farmers markets—with offerings of peaches, sweet corn, watermelon, and cantaloupe—are cropping up across the region, filling …

Google at center of Europe censorship storm

Google has started deleting some news articles in Europe to comply with a recent court ruling, sparking criticism that it is restricting freedom of speech.<p>Google (GOOG) has told the BBC, <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The Independent</i> that it is removing some articles from its European search results in response to …

SEC settles with Canadian man tied to penny stock scam

(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reached a settlement with a Montreal man it accused of fraud, barring the man from any future offerings of so-called penny stocks.<p>A woman waits for an elevator in the foyer of the Fort Worth Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange …

WHO considers emergency action on Ebola outbreak

Health officials in West Africa say efforts to contain the worst outbreak of Ebola in history face obstacles such as the suspicion and traditions of local people.<p>Government ministers from 11 countries in the region are meeting in Ghana to plan what’s described as “drastic action”.<p>The outbreak has …

Oklahoma earthquakes linked to fracking wastewater wells, study says

Scientists have, for the first time, linked hundreds of earthquakes across a broad swath of Oklahoma to a handful of wastewater wells used by the fracking industry.<p>The research, published in the journal Science on Thursday, said about one-fifth of the quakes that helped turn Oklahoma into the …

The First “Potentially Habitable” Exoplanet Was Probably Just a Sunspot

Oops<p>Way back in 2010, Gliese 581g made waves as “the Goldilocks planet”. It was the first planet scientists found within the habitable zone—the region around a star where it’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to endure on a planet’s surface. But after the initial excitement about …

Princeton researchers use sunlight to convert CO2 more efficiently than plants do

Cutting back on greenhouse gases is only one part of the fight against climate change. The planet will also need to capture and store — or, better yet, capture and re-use — the gases already out there.<p>Now, new research from Princeton and a New Jersey-based startup has led to the most efficient way …

How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

5 Effective Time Hacks To Stop Procrastination Fast | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”<p>~ Jim Rohn<p>The passage of time is an infrequently used, but …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I remember the evening my wife broke the bad news to me. The conversation had been spinning out of control -- I just hadn't seen it. I desperately wanted things to be different. I wanted to believe that what I was experiencing …

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

iPhone Car Windshield/Dashboard Mounts: iOttie $12.50 (Reg. $25) or Aduro U-GRIP $10 (Reg. $30)

Amazon is offering the iOttie Easy View iPhone Car Windshield/Dashboard Mount for just $12.50 with free shipping for Amazon Prime members or anyone who places an order exceeding $25. For all others, shipping costs vary. That is a total savings of 50% off the retail price of $25 and 27% below the …

The Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard By Urge Basics | 9to5Toys Specials

<i>Please note: this promotion is available to continental USA customers only and includes FREE shipping.</i><p>Turn Your Bluetooth On<p>If you have a tablet (or smart device) and are still poking away at your smart screen, stop and think about how efficient you could be with a supercharged bluetooth keyboard? …

JBuds J3 Micro Atomic In-Ear Earbuds (silver, black) $10 Shipped (Reg. $60)

Amazon has just dropped the price of the JBuds J3 Micro Atomic In-Ear Earbuds down to their lowest price ever, $10 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial/student discount). These earbuds carry a <i>MSRP</i> of $60 but they typically sell for around $20. Features include an aluminum housing, …

The 3-In-1 Lens Kit: Supercharge Your Smartphone Camera | 9to5Toys Specials

Details & Requirements<p>Lens diameter ranges from 16mm to 25mm and 6.5mm to 10mm in height.<br>• The rings are 13.06mm (outer) and 9.38mm (inner). Will work with smaller diameter phone lens<p><b>Includes:</b><p>Fisheye Lens<br>• Wide Angle/Macro Lens (this lens unscrews to become the macro lens)<br>• 3 Detachable Magnetic Rings …

Brother P-Touch PT-H100 Handheld Label Maker $10 Shipped (Reg. $35)

Office Depot is offering the Brother P-Touch PT-H100 Handheld Label Maker for just $10 with free shipping, $25 below retail and $15 under Amazon. Features include one-touch keys for quick access to font sizes, styles, frames and patterns. The portable design of this unit makes it ideal for office …

North Carolina Gator That Ate 80lb. Dog is Museum Bound

A 12-foot alligator that reportedly attacked a husky while its owner was walking it through a North Carolina neighborhood will possibly end up in a …

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Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

New Self-Aiming Rifle Would Outshoot Human Snipers

Thankfully, it's not for sale<p>TrackingPoint, a company that combines gun tech and software to create super-accurate, easy-to-use rifles, announced yesterday it is developing a new system that would give regular people unprecedented sniping powers at distances greater than humans have ever accurately …