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These Valuations Make No Darn Sense, So Buy These High-Yield Blue Chips Today

The market's continued fear of rising interest rates means that grade A high-yield stocks are trading at incredible bargains.<p>The midstream industry …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Books

16 Places to Visit in the Netherlands That Aren't Amsterdam

Amsterdam is probably the first stop on anyone's trip to the Netherlands—and for good reason. But there is so much more to this small country (about one-third the size of Pennsylvania) than its capital city. Think rows of windmills, fields of tulips, and cities bursting with culture and charm. …

European Travel

The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

Running

Let’s Play Around With Two Big Ideas in Physics. It’ll Be Fun

The first semester of an undergraduate physics course invariably spends a lot of time on two big ideas: The momentum principle and the work energy …

10 Stocks You Will Want to Own Forever

10 Stocks You Will Want to Own Forever<p>These Investments Are Tailor-Made for Long-Term Investor Wealth<p>Updated November 03, 2017<p>Warren Buffett turned …

Paint The Town Crayola Red With This Fully Functional DIY Cardboard Glock 19

Out of all the materials in the universe; concrete, steel, wood – you name it – we’re pretty sure that cardboard is among the most versatile. Sorry, …

Fish

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Investing

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., …

Trump Administration

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces.<p>When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism …

South Asia

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

The 10 Best Pellet Smokers

<i>Editor's Note: If you're looking to upgrade your backyard cooking setup this summer, you're probably in need of a little advice. We're longtime admirers of the folks behind AmazingRibs.com, the site dedicated to unraveling the science of barbecue and grilling. Please welcome back Max Good, the only</i> …

BBQ

A Cast Member’s Guide to Saving Money at Disney

Disney can be a magical place that has the ability to magically deplete your wallet.<p>We all know that Walt Disney World is “The Most Magical Place On …

Walt Disney Company

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Language

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

7 Food and Drink Hacks Based on Math and Science

The kitchen is a great place to apply the principles you learned in school in real life. Ever wonder how you can keep a day-old cake from drying out? …

10 best ski resorts in Canada

Big White<p>Sitting in the heart of British Columbia, Big White is a must for those who like to ski or snowboard on rolling pistes through dense …

Top 16 Books of 2016

December is a month for making lists, and my favorite annual list to make is top books of the year. I check this list more than twice, however — …

Over 40 Ancient Ships Discovered on the Bottom of the Black Sea

About 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, melting glaciers began filling the Black Sea. Researchers still aren’t sure just when the sea …

Images suggest Schiaparelli Mars lander exploded on impact

It looks as if the Schiaparelli Mars landing ended not with a whimper, but a bang. According to ESA, images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter …

Space

10 Family-Friendly Adventure Destinations

It's time to get traveling.<p>You could go to a theme park. Or the IMAX theater. Or to your in-laws. But getting your family out of that rut is what trips of a lifetime are about. We recommend the great outdoors for scenery no virtual-reality setup or video game can replicate, and to cement your kids' …

National Parks

10 Off-Radar Finds Along the Pacific Coast

Over-water cabins, lighthouse hostels, tiny island distilleries — these laid-back spots dot the west coast from southern California all the way up to British Columbia and just might inspire a quick weekend trip.<p>1. <b>Crystal Pier Hotel, San Diego, CA:</b> Ripe for a breezy girlfriend getaway or a lovebird …

San Diego

11 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

National Parks

Found in Shangri-La

Major Phillip J. Dattilo never made it home from his service in the South Pacific during World War II. But his high school graduation ring soon …

The Young Adult Reading Guide

Some of the most timeless, iconic literature ever written was written for young adults. And in recent years, thanks to unputdownable series like <i>The</i> …

Books

RV to 8 of the Best U.S. Destinations This Summer

RV to 8 of the Best U.S. Destinations This Summer<p>Updated on July 25, 2017<p>There is nothing that compares to the freedom of the open road, especially …

RVs

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

How to explore the world's greatest archipelagos

Readers share their tips on exploring the world's archipelagos.<p>This week's winning entry<p><b>Escape from modern living</b><p>Inspired by your article in Discover, we explored Palawan and the surrounding islands on the only sailing paraw [outrigger] in the Philippines. This is as remote as travel gets. …

Why The Navy Needs Disruption Now (Part 2 Of 2)

<i>The future is here it's just distributed unevenly</i> - Silicon Valley view of tech adoption<p><i>The threat is here it's just distributed unevenly</i> - A2/AD and the aircraft carrier<p>This is the second of a two-part post following my stay on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Part 1 talked about what I saw …

Military