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Buying vs. leasing a car: what to keep in mind

According to a 2016 survey, more Americans are leasing cars more than ever.<p>But should <i>you</i>?<p>To help with your decision, we highlighted the key differences between the two options in the chart below:<p><b>The bottom line on buying:</b> Cars are the classic example of a <i>depreciating asset</i>. The minute you drive a …

Most of your Facebook friends couldn't care less about you

Even if you have thousands of Facebook friends, you can probably only count on a handful in a pinch, according to a new study. The author, anthropologist Robin Dunbar, should know. He's the guy who came up with Dunbar's number, which shows that in the real world, people can only maintain about 150 …

Social Media

Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines.<p>In the thick of winter, the common wisdom is that when you are gearing up to take your truck out in the cold and snow, you should step outside, start up your engine, and let it idle to warm up. …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

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How Reddit’s fixed salary policy is diversifying its workforce

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California — Reddit is taking an unusual measure toward diversifying its workforce: It has stopped negotiating salaries with potential hires.<p>“Women are one-quarter as likely to negotiate for salary as men are, and when they do, they’re penalized,” Reddit’s interim chief …

Salaries & Wages

Here are the security measures NSA spies hate the most

It's tempting to imagine that few online safeguards will stop NSA surveillance in its tracks, but that's not true. A new leak from Edward Snowden's files reveals that there's a surprising number of ways to thwart these snoops, at least as of 2012. While you may already know that the NSA sees Tor's …

Russia blocks Facebook site urging rally for anti-Kremlin activist Alexei Navalny

Facebook under fire for bowing to Kremlin demands<p>A leading anti-Kremlin activist has criticised Facebook for caving in to a Russian government request to close a page on the website calling people to attend a rally against his prosecution.<p>Alexei Navalny, who is the most prominent opponent of …