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Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Follow these six rules to accomplish more each day

Have you ever noticed some people are able to stay organized while getting a massive quantity of work accomplished, while others appear to be busy but never actually produce results? Time management is the key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We can have all of the best ideas in the world, …

Sony scraps theatrical release of The Interview, citing safety concerns

Sony Pictures Entertainment scrapped the theatrical release of <i>The Interview</i>, the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy at the centre of a global geopolitical storm, after North America's major movie theatres declared they wouldn't play the movie because of the potential threat of a terror attack.<p>Sony …

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The 13 Best Books The Army Wants Its Leaders To Read

They need to respond quickly to chaotic situations — often with limited information — and effectively lead and inspire others.<p>In essence, being a good soldier means being physically <i>and</i> mentally prepared.<p>To help in this latter area, the Army's top officer, the Army Chief of Staff, publishes a list …

Sweet surprises: How much sugar is in your favourite foods?

The sugar content of ice cream might not surprise you, but what about cereal—or vitamin water?<p><i>Canadians eat an astounding 88 pounds of sugar per</i> …

Conservative Koch-backed group uses soft touch in recruiting U.S. Hispanics | News Home | Reuters

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The conservative advocacy groups backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are known mostly for spending millions of dollars to pelt Democratic candidates with negative television ads.<p>David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, attends the …

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Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Fun<p>Three uses for pennies<p>Fun<p>Three uses for pennies<p>Food<p>3 fast ways to open an orange<p>Food<p>3 fast ways to open an orange<p>Pretty …

Myanmar old guard clings to $8-billion jade empire

Tin Tun picked all night through teetering heaps of rubble to find the palm-sized lump of jade he now holds in his hand. He hopes it will make him a fortune. It's happened before.<p>"Last year I found a stone worth 50 million kyat," he said, trekking past the craters and slag heaps of this notorious …

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So there’s no life on Mars — that just means there’s more room for us

Colby Cosh on the Martian takeover of the American space-exploration agenda<p>NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has reminded everyone that curiosity is a …

9 Things About Pants Every Guy Needs To Know

Women get to mix up their pants with skirts, dresses and the occasional skort (hey, we'll admit it). But for guys, it's almost all pants, all the time. So it would behoove men to get the details right, right?<p>Right. Unfortunately, many guys are making serious mistakes when it comes to wearing pants, …

Do you have a favourite number?

Do you have a preference for odd or even numbers? Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, does: "I really like even numbers, and I like heavily divisible numbers," she says in the latest Vogue. "Twelve is my lucky number – I just love how divisible it is. I don't like odd numbers, and I really don't like …

Ahmed Kanan's Kuala Lumpur Airport Stay Spans 54 Days

Seen this guy?<p>If you've been doing much travel in the Far East this summer, there's good chance you came across Ahmed Kanan -- the man who made his …

Lesson from Starbucks: Quality and consistency are worth paying for

Price is always a touchy issue for salespeople, even more so in today's environment. Not only because the economy has made everyone more price sensitive, but also because active buyers engage their own networks before they do sellers. Furthermore, buyers are more informed about your product and …

Seattle Author's Powerful Self-Written Obituary Goes Viral

Seattle-based author and editor Jane Catherine Lotter had many accomplishments in her life -- notably, a weekly humor column called "Jane Explains" and a recently published comic novel, <i>The Bette Davis Club</i> -- but at the end of her life, she didn't define success in terms of her career …

Fantastic Lava Photography

A couple of years ago I've featured some amazing volcano photographs, and I thought it would be awesome to feature lava itself since it's such a …

Editor's Note

100 Years Of Meteorites In An Interactive Image [Infographic]

More meteorites have crashed into Earth than you expect, probably<p>This interactive infographic, from designer Sebastian Sadowski, charts 100 years of meteorites, mapping them by where they fell and when. You can explore the number of meteorites that fell in India over the past century, then see how …

Ink Entertainment CEO Charles Khabouth’s 7 tips for success

He started out as a club king, though these days the CEO of INK Entertainment and owner of such hot spots as La Société (with locations in Toronto and Montreal), and Toronto's new (Bieber-approved) Cabana Pool Bar is more of a hospitality multi-tasker. Here, Charles Khabouth shares his habits for …

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The Galaxy Guides Us Home

APOD: Earth and Moon from Saturn (2013 Jul 22) Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130722.html Explanation: Here you are. Here is everyone you've ever known. Here is every human who has ever lived. Pictured above is the Earth-Moon system as captured by the Cassini mission orbiting Saturn in the outer Solar System. Earth is the brighter of the two spots near the center, while the Moon is visible to its lower left. The unprocessed image shows several streaks that are not stars but rather cosmic rays that struck the digital camera while it was taking the image. The image was snapped by Cassini on Friday and released on Saturday. At nearly the same time, many humans on Earth were snapping their own pictures of Saturn. http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/rawimagedetails/index.cfm?imageID=294986 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/rawimagedetails/index.cfm?imageID=294987 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/rawimagedetails/index.cfm?imageID=294988 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130722 #APOD

Mysterious robot developer shows off amazing gymnastics

<b>Mysterious robot developer shows off amazing gymnastics</b> <br>Business insider had a short story about an amateur video showing the quadruple backflip by a robot. A short search on YouTube learned that there is a series of these videos by uploader 'hinamitetu'. This one is a series of gymnastic highlights on the horizontal bar. The titles you see are the official gymnastic names for the specific routines.<p>This video shows some moves which are amazing. The needed feedback for the robot through sensors …

5 Amazing Antarctic Research Buildings

New designs make suffering through freezing desolation in the name of research actually look okay.<p>It's not easy designing buildings for the harsh conditions of Antarctica: architects have to account for ever-piling snow, freezing cold, and violent winds. A new touring exhibition opening next week,</i> …

Ingenious Tourniquet Invention Saves Lives

An inflatable abdominal tourniquet recently revived two men who were moments away from bleeding to death. The device could have saved three soldiers per month between 2001 and 2010, the U.S. Army says.<p>On June 7 in Birmingham, Ala., a blood-soaked, unconscious 41-year-old man arrived at a hospital …

Why Don't We Just Kill All the Mosquitoes?

Answers to every possible mosquito question<p>USDA/AP<p><b>Is it my fault that I get bit a lot?</b><p>In some ways.<p><b>Only females mosquitoes "bite" us, right? Is it a gender issue?</b><p>A gender issue? They use our amino acids to help them lay eggs. Blood isn't mosquito food.<p>The traditional understanding is that carbon …

Will we ever... create a black hole in the laboratory?

Fears that the Large Hadron Collider could create a black hole that destroy the world may be unfounded, but if we really wanted to make one, could we actually do it, asks Matthew Francis.<p>Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations in 2008, a small but noisy group of people were in …

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The One Thing Successful People Never Do

Success comes in all shapes and colours. You can be successful in your job and career but you can equally be successful in your marriage, at sports …

Racism, Injustice and Explaining America to My Daughter

You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open.<p>I mean <i>really</i> discover them, and for yourself; not because someone else told you to see the elephant standing, gigantic and …

Beautifully Colorized Historical Black White Photos

<i>Albert Einstein</i><p><b>It’s amazing</b> what a little color can do. On his website Colorized History, Denmark-based artist Mads Madsen colorizes old, black and …

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