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5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p><i>Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty</i><p>658 million. That’s how many vacation days Americans left on the table in 2015. In …

Thanks to no-drama Obama, American leadership is gone

If Dec. 7, 1941, is the day that Franklin D. Roosevelt said “will live in infamy,” then Dec. 20, 2016, has got to be a close second. No Americans died that day as they did at Pearl Harbor, but the American Century, as Time magazine founder Henry Luce called it, came to a crashing end. Turkey, Iran …

Middle East

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

The Trump Team’s Holy War and the Remaking of the World Order

In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former five-star general and the Supreme Allied Commander in the Second World War, inaugurated the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C. “I should like to assure you, my Islamic friends, that, under the American Constitution, under American tradition, and in …

The best time to buy airline tickets and other travel advice for 2017

You don’t really need to make it an official resolution, do you? That in 2017 you will travel — a lot? But maybe you will resolve to be smarter about booking airfare and snagging those low prices. Here are some developments that could help make that promise stick.<p>More ‘bare-bones’ fares<p>Next year, …

15 Pasta Recipes for Speedy 15-Minute Weeknight Dinners

When it comes to cooking during the week, the most time-efficient recipes are the most valuable. 30-minute meals used to be all the rage, but in this age of instant gratification, 15-minute dinners are the new standard. What’s the key to getting dinner on the table that quickly? Using quick-cooking …

Cooking

Impact of Chicago's violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods often overlooked

Her 3-inch-thick court file reveals a dark and violent world the teen is navigating: multiple arrests and stays in the juvenile detention center, repeated violations while free on electronic monitoring.<p>The girl was sexually abused. She has experienced violence in her own relationships, suffers from …

Crime

US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

We talked to Nobel Prize-nominated Johan Galtung, who predicted that someone like Trump would win the US, and that it will trigger a decline in power.<p>Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse …

$40bn to save Jakarta: the story of the Great Garuda

With her hand stretched upward, the elderly storekeeper in batik dress and white headscarf indicates the height of the waters that poured into her home in Jakarta’s great flood of 2007. Sukaesih is a diminutive figure, but she points to a ridge on the doorframe about two metres above the …

Asia

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesians held a peaceful rally on Saturday to promote unity, saying they were worried by signs of growing racial and religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.<p>People inside a bus watch others take part in a rally against what they see …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

This Startup Built a Bot That Will Fight to Lower Your Comcast Bill

At long last, a Silicon Valley startup has built something truly useful: a bot that will fight with Comcast reps <i>for</i> you.<p>Trim, a San Francisco startup …

Indonesia Miss Transgender crowned in a slap for hard-liners

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Transgender people and gay activists from across Indonesia have defied a wave of hatred against sexual minorities to crown …

12 tricks that will make your small home look modern

Say what you will about space, but is feels great to have lots of it in your living quarters. But due to the population becoming more (or maybe Earth …

A psychologist says parents should do these 18 things to raise a more confident child

Confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child.<p>Carl Pickhardt, a psychologist and author of 15 parenting books, says a kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.<p>This can end up holding …

Investigation of Jakarta governor fuels fears of rising Islamism in Indonesia

At least 50,000 Muslims took to the streets of Jakarta at the weekend. They want the city’s governor to be jailed on charges of blasphemy. On Monday, …

Headed down: 3 SF measures to cut mayor’s clout

Three ballot measures that would strip San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee of key appointment and oversight powers were being soundly beaten on Tuesday.<p>Progressives on the Board of Supervisors placed Propositions D, H and L on the ballot, characterizing them as good-government measures that would increase …

How Does The Electoral College Work, And Is It Fair?

Here's a little information that Americans have usually been able to ignore.<p>It's about the Electoral College, a uniquely American institution that's been with us from the beginning and that's occasionally given us fits.<p>Typically, the Electoral College meets and does its thing a month or so after …

Government

Fears over violence in Jakarta as hardline Islamists protest governor’s ‘blasphemy’

Security forces in the Indonesian capital Jakarta are on high alert in preparation for a Friday rally by hardline Islamist groups against the city’s non-Muslim governor.<p>Thousands of people are due to move into the capital to protest against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese and Christian …

Extremism

DA: Filmmaker won’t be charged in SF shooting death

San Francisco filmmaker Kevin Epps will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man in Epps’ Glen Park home, the district attorney’s office said Tuesday night.<p>Epps, who was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after the shooting Monday afternoon, was expected to be released from San Francisco …

Michelin awards 2017 stars for San Francisco Bay Area restaurants

The congratulatory tweets are already multiplying, the Champagne hangovers foretold. The Michelin Guide has released its annual list of star-worthy …

San Francisco

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know | Inc.com

We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is sweeter than anger.<p>You know they're using every tool out there to maximize …

Hooters to soon open its First Indonesia Location

<b>I</b>nternationally renowned ‘breastaurant’ (that’s the industry term, not ours) Hooters, is opening its first location in Indonesia. While some …

Two weeks in Indonesia: Day-by-day plan | CNN Travel

Stanford Professor's Unusual Prefab Home Is Made of Steel

This green prefab abode, which took only weeks to build, is make of steel and uses soy-based foam for insulation<p>In the best way possible, Stanford professor Mark Jacobson‘s new house is like a giant Erector Set, snapped together in less than a week on an irregular, pie-shaped lot near the …

Prefab Homes

Where to Eat Late in Oakland and Berkeley

Unlike the compact grid that is San Francisco, the East Bay's late night dining scene is more than a little spread out, which makes wandering around aimlessly after last call in search of sustenance all too common. Don’t fall victim to the subpar fast food drive-through trap, and instead follow …

14 "Health" Foods Worse Than A Donut

Americans finally figured out that sugar is bad. How bad exactly? High consumption of the sweet stuff has been linked to health issues that range …

Parenting Advice from Real-Life Porn Star MILFs

To celebrate Mother's Day, we asked some of the top porn moms in the business, including Holly Halston, Kayden Kross, and Bonnie Rotten, to share their best parenting tips.<p>Porn stars are just like us. Really. They might make more money, have more sex, and enjoy their jobs far more than most people, …