Sameer Garach

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The millionaire founder of Nasty Gal says a mantra her dad taught her as a fourth-grader made all the difference with her money

"I vividly remember going with my mom and dad to the credit counselor's office and watching them slice their credit cards into a jar filled to the brim with the shards of other people's bad financial decisions," she writes in her book, "#GIRLBOSS."<p>"From that point on, my dad preached a mantra of</b> …

Credit Cards

The hot new plan to fix income inequality has one glaring problem

The idea is that you give people money with no strings attached. A check arrives in the mail or the money appears in your bank account at some regular interval.<p>Right now, the details — exactly how much you'd get, what's the tax treatment, what's the inflation-adjustment over time — don't really …

Income Inequality

The 10 best airports in the world

"To be named the World's Best Airport by Skytrax for the fourth year running is a significant achievement for Changi Airport and a clear affirmation that we continue to hit the right notes in our pursuit of service excellence," Changi Airport Group CEO Lee Seow Hiang said in a statement.<p>The Skytrax …

Flying

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Vegan

What's The Link Between Insomnia And Mental Illness?

Sleep deprivation does strange things to our bodies.<p><i>This article was written by Jo Abbott, from Swinburne University of Technology, and was</i> …

You can now explore Machu Picchu in VR thanks to Jaunt

If climbing Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, get ready to cross it off — sort of. Thanks to a new collaboration between virtual reality giant …

Virtual Reality

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

These Are the Best Cities to Ditch Your Car

Live in a city with public transit and thinking about ditching your wheels to save some cash? The American Public Transit Association’s (APTA) latest …

Giant holes found in Siberia could be signs of a ticking climate 'time bomb'

When a helicopter pilot spotted the first crater in summer 2014, everyone was baffled.<p>The 100-foot-wide hole appeared on the Yamal Peninsula seemingly out of nowhere, during a tense season of Russian military action in Ukraine and international sanctions.<p>And then more appeared. Lacking a better …

Global Warming

'What on Earth Am I Here for?': 'El Chapo' Guzmán is reading self-help books in jail

Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is getting some self-help advice and gaining a bit of weight in prison under his new, tighter-security regime, but Mexico's formerly most wanted man is apparently not doing so well in the love department.<p>Guzman, who tunneled out of Altiplano prison — the same one …

Mexico

Supercomputer simulates whole-body blood flow

<b>A new supercomputer simulation of blood moving around the entire human body compares extremely well with real-world flow measurements, researchers say.</b><p>The software uses a 3D representation of every artery that is 1mm across or wider, scanned from a single person.<p>Its accuracy passed a first key test …

North Carolina

The eerie grave of 200,000 monks

Adam H Graham takes a spiritual retreat to one of Koya-san’s 54 shukubo: inns where guests are encouraged to meditate, commune and eat vegetarian cuisine with the monks or nuns.<p>It was dusk when we entered the cemetery. A stone path, faintly lit with lanterns, snaked under the towering hemlock and …

Japan

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free

While Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has garnered populist support with his debt-free college proposal, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money" that they don't like the plan.<p>Their main gripe: The plan should target students who actually need free tuition rather than …

College & University

40 of the world's best cruise holidays

Cruises are no longer the preserve of affluent pensioners. Now there’s yoga, goth bands, wildlife watching, Star Wars parties and zombies – although not all on the same boat<p><b>BEST FOR ADVENTURE</b><p><b>1 Greenland’s fjords</b><p>Several great cruises have started recently, touring the fjords and ice floes of …

Cruise Ships

5 Easiest Places For The Novice International Traveler

Travel is awesome. See cool things, meet new people, eat amazing foods. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to travel, but were worried since they’ve never left the country. To them (and you, if you’re still reading), have no fear. People are friendly everywhere.<p>To make it a little easier, I’ve …

European Travel

New Flight Search Tool Reveals the Optimal Time to Buy Airline Tickets

Info is specific to the route you're flying.<p>Trying to score a cheap airline ticket is a traveler’s holy grail, but the complex and dynamic systems …

Flying

Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees

Chelsea Workman went to Ohio State University because it was her cheapest option. But she still had to take out student loans and work to make ends meet.<p>By the middle of her sophomore year, she'd had enough. She dropped out and moved to Germany to finish her degree where college is free.<p>Hunter …

College & University

Why Neutrino Detectors Look So Damn Cool

Brilliant arrays of golden photomultiplier tubes amount to astrophysical ghost detectors.<p>Neutrino detectors don't even look real—or they at least don't look like utilitarian instruments for doing fundamental physics research. They look like elegant sci-fi art installations that one might expect to …

Physics

The most extreme hotels around the world

6 Unforgettable Vacations for the Adventure Seeker | Men's Health

“Adventure releases dopamine, a hormone that makes you more attentive to your experiences—and that’s especially true when it comes to travel,” says Art Markman, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Texas and the author of <i>Smart Thinking</i>.<p>Researchers at University College London …

Americans can study in Germany for free, in English. An increasing number are doing it.

Tuition to U.S. universities has surged 500 percent since 1985 and continues to rise. But German universities offer free education to everyone -- including Americans.<p>The number of American students enrolled in German universities has risen steadily in recent years. Currently, an estimated 10,000 …

Higher Education

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

The Brain

Revolutionary Inflatable Mattress Turns Cars Into Beds

Nodding off during car journeys will never be the same again thanks to an inflatable mattress that turns the backseat of your car into a bed.<p>This …

Wearable Tech

How to get unlimited flights for under $2,000

If you want to spend a month jet-setting around the U.S. as often as you like -- for the cost of one first-class plane ticket — a host of new …

Flying

How to Learn New Skills Twice as Fast, According to Science

Learning a sport or instrument? A new study says this subtle change to how you practice will help you improve twice as fast.<p>You probably practice your favorite hobby for the simple reason that it's fun, but there are other reasons having an after-hours pastime is awesome. Not only does science show …

Learning

The 50 best beaches in the world

Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, find the perfect beach in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii<p>My favourite beach in the world – chosen by readers<p>BEST FOR WOW FACTOR<p>1 Source d’Argent, Seychelles<p>As if a beach like this …

PlentyOfFish

Scientists Warn that Robots and Artificial Intelligence Could Eliminate Work

Robots and artificial intelligence have long posed a threat to humans’ jobs, but a group of scientists on Sunday issued an especially dire warning …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Particles

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

From being a talented musician to walking a dog, there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can amp up your sex appeal to women — especially if you're looking to land a long-term relationship.<p>A growing body of research on romantic attraction has focused on the importance of altruism: Men who …

Relationships