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The Billionaire Battle in the Bahamas

Peter Nygard is a hard-partying retail tycoon, whose estate is fit for a Mayan emperor. Louis Bacon is a buttoned-up hedge-fund king, whose passion is conservation. Both are locked in an eight-year legal war with each other that has turned each man’s paradise into hell.<p>The whole thing began over a …

Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram technology is used to demonstrate certain procedures.<p>The holograms were made using …

The Myth of ‘Easy’ Cooking

An entire industry has been built on the premise that creating gourmet meals at home is simple and effortless. But it isn’t true.<p>I write about food for a living. Because of this, I spend more time than the average American surrounded by cooking advice and recipes. I’m also a mother, which means …

7 ways to nurture creativity

As a creative person at a startup or larger company, it feels surreal to do what you love and belong to a team that’s pursuing a worthwhile endeavor.<p>Chances are, you were hired because you possess the traits of ownership, autonomy, creativity, and grit. Owning your output, shipping on time, and …

A simple tech fix that will make you the family hero at Thanksgiving this year

• Click here for the two-factor settings. (You can also find it from the settings page by heading to “Sign-in & security” and then clicking on “2-step verification.”) Log in if prompted.<br>• Add in a cell phone number, and select to receive codes via text message (SMS is easiest since users don’t have to …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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We Just Saw the Birth of a New Planet for the First Time

Astronomers confirm the discovery of a still-forming exoplanet 450 light years away.<p>Of the thousands of new exoplanetsidentified in the past few years, none has been quite like this one—because it's still forming. Astronomers led by Stephanie Sallum at the University of Arizona and Katherine …

Paris Attacks Create A Dilemma For Travelers

Julija Svetlova had already made reservations at two Paris restaurants, booked hotels and paid for the two-hour Eurostar train from her home city of London last week when she turned on the television.<p>"I was about to pack my luggage on Friday, and then I just sat down and started to see all the …

The Oxford online dictionary’s “word of the year” isn’t even a word

Sometimes, an emoji is the best way to describe how you’re feeling.<p>Oxford Dictionaries thinks so. For the first time, it has chosen an emoji as its Word of the Year. The organization said the “face with tears of joy” symbol (or 😂 to you and me) was selected as the “word” that best captured the …

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Send directions to your phone -- most users who are used to looking up the directions on a computer before inputting it into a phone will find that it saves one extra step. Users that have slow phones will be able to pull directions up more quickly.<p>Staying on top of new navigation features is a …

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Why Cold War Design Is Back

Movies like Bridge of Spies and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. are placing the aesthetics of the former Eastern Bloc back into the American consciousness, …

10 Holiday Travel Mistakes to Avoid

Don't be too rigid: even small scheduling concessions can cut costs.<p>Whether they’re driving to visit family or flying to a tropical island to escape …

See the Best Photos of Diwali, the Festival of Lights

A police officer sprinkles colored powder onto a police dog at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School during a dog w<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Naredra …

Veterans Day: Michael Stokes shows wounded warriors in a new light

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Stokes is showing the world a very different view of America's wounded veterans.<p>His no-holds-barred photography has captured dozens of young wounded vets in ways the public is not used to seeing them: fit, happy and proud to show themselves.<p>Just consider his latest photos of Bobby …

How to Ski on Your Own Private Mountain

The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is offering guests a sneak peek at the slopes before ski season even begins.<p>Life doesn’t get much better than skiing down fresh, powdery snow when the slopes open first thing in the morning. But what about before the slope even opens for the season? The hotelTschuggen …

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NASA Wants YOU! (For Future Space Missions. If You're Smart.)

Aspiring astronauts must have an advanced degree and perfect eyesight.<p>Do you have a hankering for solitude? A degree in interplanetary botany? Always wanted to see the stars up close? Have we got the job posting for you.<p>NASA announced on Wednesday it will begin accepting applications for the next …

Deep In The Amazon, An Unseen Battle Over The Most Valuable Trees

In this part of the Amazon rain forest, they call it "the war over wood."<p>It has front lines.<p>One of them is here, in Machadinho d'Oeste in the western Brazilian state of Rondonia.<p>The self-described "Guardians of the Forest" defending the land don't look like fighters, at least when we first meet …

Why People Will Pay to Feel Scared

A sociologist studies the allure of haunted houses.<p>People have been scaring each other on purpose for a while—ghost stories are part of many oral traditions—but the history of paying others to get scared is a bit shorter. One early instance of commodified fear dates back to the mid-1700s, when …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Interview: New Beautifully Poignant Portraits of Shelter Dogs by Traer Scott

Nearly 10 years ago, photographer and animal shelter volunteer Traer Scott‘s career took off after she published <i>Shelter Dogs</i>, a heartbreakingly moving series of black-and-white portraits capturing the loneliness and sorrow of pups waiting to be adopted. Now, Scott has returned to her roots with the …

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