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Reporter Stunned by Powerball Player's Answer to How He'd Spend the Money

As the Powerball Lottery jackpot keeps growing, it’s natural to wonder what could be done with the grand prize of at least $800 million. So when a …

Powerball

People Are Outraged Over How Sexist This Commercial For A Wearable Translator Is

This ad for a wearable translator has caused outrage by glorifying what appears to be street harassment. UPDATE: The company behind the ad has said the whole thing was scripted.

5 Reasons To Consider Becoming A Tech Geek

There are many careers and occupations that are known to stand the test of time. Medical practitioners, accountants, and teachers have existed for …

Millennials have their own approach to investing for retirement

Print<p>Related<p>Andrew Blacklock made his first RRSP contribution at age 19 and feels confident that the evolution of his savings plan will work out to a …

There’s a theory going around that Donald Trump might be in an even better position than you think

In 1982, California voters were supposed to elect former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley as the state's governor.<p>Bradley went into the election with a sizable lead over George Deukmejian. Exit polls projected a Bradley win. But when the ballots were counted, Deukmejian came out the winner.<p>Thus the …

10 Adult Jokes in Kids Movies That You Might Have Missed

15 reasons you should buy a Wii U right now

1/<p>1. The Wii U is the least expensive console you can buy<p>Nintendo<p>At just $250 (including a game, remember), the Wii U is the least expensive game …

Don’t forget the retirement saver’s credit

You might be able to claim the retirement savings contribution credit. As a part of your year-end retirement planing and investment checklist, check …

Retirement

It's time someone reminded you what happens to stocks when the Fed raises rates ...

But <i>someone</i> needs to remind you what usually happens to stocks when the Fed raises rates.<p>So it might as well be me.<p>If it's any consolation, I own stocks, and I'm not selling them.<p>So if stock prices do what they usually do when the Fed raises rates, I'll get clobbered, too. Your misery will have …

Nintendo's Wii U video game console may be a flop — but it's also an underrated work of genius

When the device was introduced in 2012 as Nintendo's successor to the smash-hit Wii video game console, expectations were high that the Japanese game company would once again create a monster hit.<p>Instead, the Wii U has proved to be a huge flop, selling just over 10 million units in the past three …

HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

10 Great Platforms To Learn Languages For Free

I honestly feel quite insecure every time someone tells me that they can speak more than one language. One of the disadvantages of English being your …

Language Learning

Learn it Faster: The Complete Linux Kernel in a Single Map

<i>Short Bytes: Today, we are sharing an interactive Linux Kernel map that will teach you the basics and understand the various subsystems. Take a …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

Are there some students who can’t learn how to code?

I can never forget an evening late into a semester of my Introduction to Python course, during which I asked my students a question about …

Snapchat is growing up

Monetizing its once-hallmark feature is the start of a new phase<p>"How will Snapchat ever make money?"<p>The question feels quaint now. The four-year-old messaging app was, not that long ago, a poster child for eye-popping startup valuations and the ever-present fear of yet another bubble pop. Snapchat …

Social Media

Why I wouldn’t use rails for a new company

We built Scribd into the #3 largest rails site by traffic and it worked for us, but these days I see a lot of new companies using rails and it feels …

Programming

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they're willing to admit an uncomfortable fact about money

In his research, he found that rich people are willing to admit something about money that makes many of us uncomfortable: <b>It can solve most problems.</b><p>It can be uncomfortable to accept that money, rather than being the corrupting force it is often portrayed, can serve as a useful tool that creates …

The ‘Apple of China’ May Soon Release Its First Laptop

It’s the second-most valuable private tech company in the world, but it only makes smartphones—for now.<p>Xiaomi, which is headquartered in Beijing and …

The Unknown Universe – 10 questions still confounding cosmologists

We still have a long way to go when it comes to untangling the mysteries of the Universe. Stuart Clark takes a look at some of the most perplexing …

Five 401k Mistakes I'm Seeing Right Now

With the recent turmoil in the markets, I am reminded of the extended downturn in 2008. I am getting phone calls from people who are trying to make the same mistakes that they made back in ’08. Some of the things I’m seeing and hearing have me asking “Have we learned nothing???”<p>One would think that …

How diplomats learn so many new languages in a short amount of time

<i>Shawn Kobb has been with the U.S. Foreign Service for nearly 8 years and has served in Ukraine, The Bahamas, Washington DC, Afghanistan, and soon Austria.</i><p><i>He maintains the blog www.ForeignServiceTest.com which aims to help people pass the notoriously difficult entrance test to the Foreign …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

How a Bug in My Ruby Code Cost Code School $13,000 - Code School Blog

When your systems administrator asks if you’re sitting down, you know it’s not going to be good. He then informed me that a background process I …

The Next Twenty Years of Java: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

1995 was the year AOL floppy disks arrived in the mail, Netscape Navigator was born and the first public version of Java was released. Over the next …

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …