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A Security Researcher Just Dumped 10 Million Real Passwords

Security researcher Mark Burnett released a torrent of 10 million passwords and usernames, a trove of comparatively anonymized data that he sourced from open websites from around the web. The passwords and usernames are older and most probably dead and, most importantly, Burnett sourced them from …

Investing Insights for the Year Ahead

<b>Back to Normal: Coming to Terms with Volatility</b><p>“VOLATILITY IS NORMAL.” That’s a useful reminder in the current market, says Marc Pouey, U.S. Equity Strategist for BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. What <i>hasn’t</i> been normal is the relative calm investors experienced throughout 2017, supported by …

Markets

Are marriages stronger when one spouse is dominant?

Researchers claim married couples are more likely to have a stable relationship when either the husband or wife asserts dominance<p>Having a dominant spouse in a marriage may give the partnership greater stability and lead to more children, researchers claim.<p>A study found that relationships where …

Domestic Violence

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Obama Calls for Raising Taxes on Investment Profits

You pay less tax on capital gains than you do on regular income from a job. Why is that?<p>In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President …

Pay What you Want for the Back-End Developer Bundle

If you’re interested in getting into building your own websites and apps, this is the best way to get started. The Back-End Developer Bundle includes a range of courses to teach you Ruby, Python and PHP at your own pace, and at your own price!<p>With over 95 hours of training content, these eight …

Bluetooth tennis racket records your hits and misses

Saudi Arabia's Oil Strategy Is About More Than Destroying The US Shale Business

At a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by the Overseas Press Club and Control Risks (the latter a global risk consultancy), the speakers seemed skeptical of the idea that Saudi Arabia was refusing to prop up oil prices because it wanted to force American producers out of the market. (US shale …

7 facts that show the American dream is dead

A living wage, retirement security and a life free of debt are now only accessible to the country’s wealthiest<p>A recent poll showed that more than half of all people in this country don’t believe that the American dream is real. Fifty-nine percent of those polled in June agreed that “the American …

What's next after wild week for stocks?

Ferguson Cop Said Michael Brown Reached for the Officer’s Gun

The police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson two months ago told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and that Brown …

Facebook Rebukes DEA For Impersonating Woman Online

After BuzzFeed News revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration had created a phony Facebook page using a real woman’s name — without her knowledge — the company has told the agency it committed a “serious breach” of Facebook’s terms of service.<p>Facebook has bluntly told the U.S. Drug …

Second U.S. Intelligence Leaker Referenced in New Edward Snowden Doc; Obama Painted in Negative Light

A new documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reportedly points to a second leaker within the U.S. intelligence community, the Guardian reported.<p>Image source: The Hollywood Reporter<p>The two-hour “Citizenfour,” which premiered at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, contains a scene …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

Chris Christie’s lapdog press: How the New York Times and co. are embarrassing themselves

He’s an icon of cronyism and being probed for major shenanigans. But the coverage amounts to an alternate reality<p>Throughout the months of Gov. Chris Christie's post-“Bridgegate” crucible, the governor has remained politically viable by tightly controlling his narrative as he travels to Iowa and New …

US school districts given free machine guns and grenade launchers

School police departments across the US have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine-resistant armoured vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.<p>At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon’s surplus program, which is not new but has come …

Retail Hallucinations And The Pointlessness Of Owning A PlayStation 4 or Xbox One

I gave it back. I could have afforded it, but only just barely and it would have hurt. So after a little less than a month with a PlayStation 4 I returned it to its chemical-scented packaging and got my money back. Sony’s newest console is one of the fastest selling game machines in the history of …

Air Force’s mind-boggling violation: Members forced to swear religious allegiance

The problem is worse than you realize, says Michael Weinstein, leader of a group protecting members from coercion<p>Somewhere a high-ranking (but confused) general in the U.S. Air Force has lost his damned mind. The Air Force has instituted a completely illegal, illogical and unconstitutional …

Former Citadel Employee Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison After Stealing Secret Trading Codes

Pu entered into the plea agreement with federal prosecutors on Thursday.<p>While admitting that he stole codes from Citadel, he also confessed that he had taken codes from an unnamed New Jersey-based firm, the report said.<p>Pu now faces up to a combined 20 years for each of the two counts. He also faces …

Rand Paul Bolts In A Hurry As Immigration Activists Confront GOP Congressman

Erika Andiola, the cofounder of the DREAM Action Coalition, introduced herself to both King and Paul, who was beginning a three-day tour in Iowa amid a flurry of 2016 presidential speculation. Andiola then told King she was a "DREAMer." Paul, in mid-bite, left the table after a nod from an …

27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

Healthy Eating

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …