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What Are the Best Travel Hacks?

Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Thomas Snerdley,</i><p>Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a …

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16 of the 'Must-have' Items in a Woman's Wardrobe

You won't likely want to wear a backless, see-through sequined mini dress 10 years from now, but you will always want to wear a beautifully tailored blazer, whether you are 15 or 50.<p><i>This answer originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, works in fashion</i><p>Every woman is different, but I do …

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10 Luxurious Recipes for New Year's Eve

Whether it's been the most amazing year or the worst, whether it's been <i>meh</i> or great or mediocre or spectacular, New Year's Eve calls for a celebration. It calls for opulence; it calls for luxury. Because the holidays <i>still</i> aren't over; there are still oysters to be eaten, Champagne to be toasted, …

Ice Cream

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Michele Filgate<p>December 26, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of …

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High …

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Frederick Douglass

Culture is critical to company success and business transformation, but good luck taking advantage of it

A 2013 Booz&Co study, Culture’s Role in Enabling Organizational Change by DeAnne Aguirre, Rutger von Post, and Micah Alpern, is revealing on two …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoins For A Trip To Space

<i>Richard Branson announced today that his commercial space company, Virgin Galactic, will accept Bitcoin in exchange for a ride into space.</i><p>The adoption of Bitcoin as a means of currency has now entered the final frontier: in a blog post today, Richard Branson announced that his commercial space …

Apple buys motion sensor maker PrimeSense

<b>Apple has purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specialises in making 3D motion detection technology.</b><p>PrimeSense is best known for developing gesture control for Microsoft's Kinect sensor, and has made strides towards bringing the technology to mobile.<p>Apple's deal is likely to spark speculation …

The man who made robots smarter now wants to disrupt education

Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.<p>Udacity is one of several companies leading the charge in offering affordable courses …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Prophecy Sciences Wants To Transform Recruiting With A Blend Of Neuroscience, Games, Biometrics And Machine Learning

Ask any startup or business what its top priorities are at any given moment and, more often than not, the conversation begins and ends with recruiting. In spite of this, recruiting and hiring top talent is a huge headache, the process is messy and inefficient, and most businesses stink at it as a …

Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability

Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight individual credit, debit, membership, loyalty and gift cards, and comes along with companion Android …

Can Bitcoin catch on with consumers? Gift card site says 3% reward will help

Bitcoin is getting more buzz than ever thanks to an apparent thumbs-up in Washington this week, which triggered a new bout of speculative mania that …

Acer's next CEO steps down before even starting, as retired founder takes over

It's all change at Acer at the moment. Just 15 days after CEO and Chairman JT Wang stepped down, the man set to replace him, Jim Wong, has also left the business. The changes come after Acer posted a huge loss and wrote-off value from sub-brands Gateway and Packard Bell, apparently sealing the fate …

MediaTek tries to pretend that the Exynos 5420 doesn’t exist as it launches world’s first true octa-core processor

In a brazen attempt to look better than its competition, MediaTek has unveiled the MT6592, a processor which it is claiming is the world’s first true octa-core mobile platform. Ignoring all the fluff in the release information like “premium gaming performance” and “perfect balance of performance …

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order. These are a few of the things that traveling taught me -- about the universe, about the world, and about myself.<p><i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After …

Northern Lights

GOP’s ignorance of economics: Even more dangerous than realized

<b>Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Mary Calvert)</b><p>Conservatives’ inflation-mania and deficit-hawking are doing long-term damage to the economy, a new report explains<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 15, 2013 2:34pm (UTC)<p>Imagine a world where Republican …

Jean-Claude Van Damme performs amazing split between moving trucks

Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme is the star of a new trailer — make that tractor-trailer. The actor performs one of his famous splits in a new short film for Volvo Trucks, and the way he does it is certainly why the video shot past 7 million views in just a couple days.<p>As the video starts, …

The 21 "Hottest" Female Celebrities, According To Straight Women

At least we can all agree that Naya Rivera is a gift to this earth. Inspired by this.<p>For this <i>extremely</i> scientific study, a group of straight women were asked who they believe the hottest female celebrities are. These are the earth-shattering results:

Natalie Dormer

All hail the mothership: Norman Foster's $5bn Apple HQ revealed

On the third floor of an innocuous office building in southwest London, flimsy sheets of tracing paper are taped to the windows, leaving only an inch gap to glimpse the real world outside. Rolls of drawings are hurriedly dispatched, unmarked boxes carried up in the secure, swipe-card lift. Tired …

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

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Comparing Vastly Different Body Types of Olympic Athletes

New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz's series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body …

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How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …