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How my husband's trust fun affects my life

<i>In the two years since we began Money Diaries, we've received hundreds of submissions from fascinating women the world over with a variety of jobs, salaries, spending habits, cultural backgrounds, hobbies, side hustles, and dating lives.</i><p><i>One reason we love Money Diaries is that it shows us how real</i> …

Relationships

How far can a plane fly if both its engines fail?

In 2001 a plane carrying 293 passengers and 13 crew lost power in both its engines over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.<p>Unbeknown to the pilots of Air Transat Flight 236, the aircraft bound for Lisbon had been leaking fuel ever since it left Toronto six hours earlier. Having lost the first of two …

The nuclear bomb didn't beat Japan — Stalin did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate.<p>Initially, few questioned President Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But, in 1965, historian Gar Alperovitz argued that, although the bombs did force …

History

The Tax Army Is Three Times Larger than the US Army

The Office of Management and Budget has released new data on the amount of time Americans spend complying with the federal tax code. Tax Foundation …

Slack now has 2.3 million daily active users, 675,000 paid seats, and 280 apps in its directory

Team communication app Slack is 2 years old today. And the app has picked up some seriously impressive growth in that time period: It now has 2.3 million daily active users, up from 2 million two months ago.<p>Slack currently has 675,000 paid seats, up from 570,000 in December, and is generating more …

Skype makes it easy to start work calls in Slack

If you think the one thing Slack is missing is the ability to start voice/video calls, you're in luck. Skype released a preview version of its Slack integration, allowing you begin calls inside the workplace chat room app. Once you add Skype's new feature to Slack, typing /skype in a chat window …

This startup plans to let strangers share hotel rooms to save money

A Seattle startup wants to help you save money on hotel room fares — but only if you’re willing to share a room with a stranger.<p>WinstonClub is a new …

Hospitality

Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds

Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’<p>Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study.<p>Academics from …

Religion

Here's the clever out-of-office generator you didn't know you wanted

Because a great vacation needs a great out-of-office.<p>Face it, your out-of-office messages are boring: “I'll have limited access to email…blah blah; …

Travel

People weren't supposed to be saving this much money — and now it's a problem

So, let's start with the basic premise: Consumers are not economists.<p>This means that normal people who have a job and then decide what to do with their hard-earned money often make decisions that economists don't expect.<p>The latest example is when, how much, and why people save money. In short, too …

Economics

Deloitte has an office building designed to engineer the perfect workday for every employee

Most workers are all too familiar with how a seemingly trivial annoyance — the air conditioner blowing directly on your face, a neighboring coworker who cackles like a hyena — can make it impossible to be productive.<p>And while most of us are accustomed to sucking it up by donning a sweater or a pair …

Espresso

More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year

A 66-year-old Japanese tourist has died, and his travel companion has been injured, after falling down stairs while attempting to take a selfie at …

Airport Bathrooms Will Drain Your Soul

As a frequent traveler through life and space, I often have the need to use a restroom in an airport. Such necessary actions require tenacity, humility, and tolerance, human attributes that may not eagerly spring into action after sitting four hours on a plane with a middle-age bladder.<p>Airport …

Remote Controls

This Hilarious Amazon Parody Perfectly Illustrates The Wage Gap

"Because you deserve 78% satisfaction."

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Animation

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Star Wars’ First Instagram Is a Darth Vader Selfie

For its first Instagram post on Monday afternoon, the Star Wars franchise joined the dark side, posting a picture of Darth Vader taking a selfie on …

Here's What It's Like To Work At A Failed Startup

We just talked to one of its first employees, Sameer Sundresh, a lead engineer who is surprisingly chill over the situation. Sundresh was hired by Everpix about a year ago, after Everpix landed its seed money.<p>With a PhD in computer science, he's already juggling a number of job offers, he said. The …

Startups

How to use sex to travel

Transactional sex has a pretty bad reputation around the world. For some reason, it’s okay to have sex with someone in a drunken, stumbling …

Transwomen

Research: Cubicles Are the Absolute Worst

My work station is an invading overlord. Belongings march across the long desk I share with several other editors, spilling out of my space and encroaching on the neutral zones abutting my colleagues’ work areas. To the east, legions of books, papers, and sticky notes advance, led by a squadron of …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top Pre-Ordered Next-Gen Video Games

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts tops next-gen pre-order charts as the console wars heat up.</i><p>Video game sales tracking site VGChartz has assembled the latest pre-order numbers for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Microsoft in the United States.<p>In the US alone, the PS4 has gained 125,000 pre-order units …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Fitness Friday: Slow down to speed up

__<p>By Ron Kaspriske__<p>*You can only swing the club as fast as you can slow it down. *Think about that for a bit. I'll get back to that statement.<p>We're all looking for 10, 15, 20 more yards off the tee and to hit 8-iron where we once hit 7-iron. But how do you get it? A new driver? A new ball? Bigger …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

'18 In America': Coast To Coast With Golf Clubs In Hand

When Dylan Dethier graduated from high school a few years ago, he didn't go on to the local college, join the Army or hitchhike cross-country. He hit golf courses, on a trip across America to play a round of golf in each of the Lower 48 states.<p>He played the posh course at Pebble Beach, yes; but …

34 Courses That Every Golfer Must Play

We've created the ultimate bucket list for golfers.<p>Some of these golf courses are famous for their rich history, while others offer breathtaking views and unique locations.<p>From Scotland's historic Muirfield to the Dominican Republic's challenging Teeth of the Dog, here are the golf courses every …

Golf

Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear power plant in operation by 2016

Russia has been hard at work on a floating nuclear power plant for years, but the project is finally getting closer to completion. According to RT.com, one of Russia's biggest shipbuilders revealed that the country's first floating nuclear power plant is expected to be in operation by 2016. While …

2013 VW Jetta “Safety” Commercial: A Little Fresh Heir Is Good – Feature

There’s an old maxim in advertising that says if you want people to pay attention to your commercial, show babies or puppies. Over the years a lot of research—from eye-tracking studies to serious neuroscience experiments—has confirmed what every mother already knows: Adults are fascinated by the …