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Too many people are pretending to be rich

His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. Before too long, they're going to be unable to work, and because his spouse is an only child, his in-laws are expecting that Tim's family will take them in.<p>On the other hand, Tim's parents …

Retirement

Investigating the Conspiracy That Says Avril Lavigne Was Killed off and Replaced with an Actress

Is life really this complicated?<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.</i><p>When Avril Lavigne released the video for the hyper-kawaii trainwreck of a track “Hello Kitty” two years ago, fans were confused. Aside from the claims of cultural appropriation—<i>Billboard</i> were just one of many …

Pop Music

Why Is This Stamp Worth $9.5 Million?

The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta isn’t much to look at, with its octagonal corners and faded red paper bearing the faint outline of a …

Why we hate Pershing Square

It would seem to be just in the right place for a city park: a five-acre square in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, bounded by Olive, Hill, 5th and 6th streets, with the elegant front of the Biltmore Hotel on one side, the busy office towers of Bunker Hill on another, and the lofts, restaurants …

Urban Design

Google’s latest idea would make it harder to drop your phone

A new patent filed by Google shows an innovative method for preventing you from dropping your smartphone and smashing all of the delicate circuitry …

Samsung Galaxy

Mars 'mystery solved': has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

Has Nasa found life on Mars? Speculation mounts ahead of press conference to unveil "a major science finding"<p>Nasa is preparing to unveil a "major science finding" from its Mars exploration programme, amid speculation it could have found water flowing on the Red Planet.<p>The space agency has scheduled …

PAVE

The real reason Quirky, a startup that raised $183 million, went bankrupt in 6 years

There's been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like "venture backed company burns through mountain of cash without real business" or some other such garbage. I've found myself thinking a lot about the …

Mary Meeker

Inside the Secret World of Arab Playboys

The death of Sheikh Rashid, eldest son of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has shone a light on the high-spending, party-mad lifestyles of Arab …

Beverly Hills

ClickPicks: How A US Olympian Became a Las Vegas Hooker (& More…)

<i>ClickPicks is a weekly roundup of interesting, entertaining and occasionally absurd content from across the web, as chosen by members of the</i> …

Las Vegas

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

The 10 least affordable cities in the world

That distinction goes to Singapore, according to The Economist's World Cost of Living Index, which ranks the world's cities by affordability.<p>No US cities made the list.<p>The Economist uses the price of food, drink, clothing, rent, transportation, and utility bills in order to calculate the index. We …

Copenhagen

Chuck Blazer has been working with FBI since 2011

Chuck Blazer, the corrupt Fifa official who pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, money laundering and tax evasion, has been working undercover for US investigators since 2011.<p>The 70-year-old was a member of Fifa’s executive committee for 18 months while he was cooperating with authorities. The …

Corruption

7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

Public Relations

Articles about 7 tasteful kitchens built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

We break down the benefits and costs of laminate, wood, concrete, stainless steel, engineered quartz, granite, and marble.<p>London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic of childhood fairytales.<p>If you have serious culinary chops and take pride in preparing meals …

Swiss Alps

SpaceX announces Hyperloop pod-race competition

Can you build a half-size, hypersonic passenger pod? If so, Elon Musk wants to hear from you<p>Elon Musk, the man behind the futuristic spaceflight company SpaceX, the futuristic electric car company Tesla and, er, the payment company PayPal, is ramping up the focus on his third futuristic …

The KettlePizza Turns Your Regular Grill Into A Backyard Pizzeria, 'Cuz Why Not?

Move over, bangles: we've found a new must-have summertime accessory.<p>You know how a brick oven produces pizza with a super-crisp crust that's still soft and chewy in the middle? And you know how you can never seem to replicate that in your conventional oven? That's because brick pizza ovens fire …

"That's Funny, You Don't Look American!"

When I travel in Western Europe, people ask me if I'm Norwegian.<p>That's always seemed strange, because my descent is Eastern European and Jewish. Now, the Vikings did range as far down as the Black Sea, so maybe some Scandinavian DNA got grafted onto my family tree there somewhere, but if that's the …

YouTube Trick Shot Artists Set New World Record for Longest Basketball Shot

YouTubers How Ridiculous do the impossible with their latest trick shot.<p>The trick shot artists from YouTube channel How Ridiculous claim to have set a new world record for the longest basketball shot ever, from a height of 126.5 meters (415 feet). Breaking their previous record of 91 meters (223 …

Cool Stuff

Story of Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer 'Wearside Jack' to be made into movie

I’m Jack will be based on the story of labourer John Humble, who put police off killer Peter Sutcliffe’s scent with red-herring tapes and letters in 1978<p>The story of a cruel hoax which helped the Yorkshire Ripper to continue his killing spree for almost three years is to be made into a film.<p>I’m …

Things you didn't know about Subway

No matter where you go, it always seems like a Subway isn’t far away, beckoning you with its unique and semi-bizarre smell, its seasonal offerings, and its guarantee that whatever you order will taste exactly the same as it did the last time you ordered it, whether it was in Mexico City; Braga, …

Seasonal Food

'Game of Thrones' finale: Tim Goodman on death and the no-surprise surprises

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> For all the elements that make Game of Thrones compelling television -- its scope, characters, writing and acting among others -- it often falls down in the one area it is best known for: Surprises.<p>Sure, the Ned Stark and Red Wedding deaths were stunners, for those who …

TV Series

Fallout 4 Offers Players A Real-Life Pip-Boy, And Fallout Shelter Hits iOS

Your phone is about to get a lot more Fallout; Bethesda Softworks held its own E3 press event last night, wherein they revealed a lot about upcoming title Fallout 4, and launched a new Fallout dedicated mobile game called Fallout Shelter. True fans of the series will probably be most excited by …

Game of Thrones finale leaves fans shocked

Warning: This story contains spoilers<p><b>Fans of Game of Thrones have been left stunned after one of its biggest characters was killed off in the season five finale.</b><p>The episode saw Jon Snow, played by British actor Kit Harington, murdered by men of the Night's Watch.<p>The final scene saw Snow's young …

TV Series

‘Game of Thrones’ season finale recap: Who died?

A good episode of “Game of Thrones” always comes with a high body count, but the fifth season finale is one for the record books. Some definitely had it coming (cough, Stannis, cough) but not since Ned Stark has a death hurt quite like Jon Snow’s. Can the show really go on without him?<p>The Night’s …

TV Series

33 Chic and Elegant Kitchen Tables

Create a gathering spot for memorable meals with these stylish options.<p>From country flair to cool and contemporary, we've got every style covered.

5 Reasons Streaming Is Making DVDs Extinct

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Alibaba is getting ready to launch the Netflix of China.</b> The Asian online retail giant is preparing to launch its own video streaming service.<p><b>2. Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market.</b> Its Open Compute Project started as a controversial idea within the company — but four years …

Edward Snowden

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

Articles about 16 modern bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools.<p>Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too.<p>Modern maker Jeran McConnel believes that simplicity is key in creating small spaces that carry big impact; her bathroom...<p>Every bathroom renovation needs a starting …

New Jersey