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The 17 Best Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix

Ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critic Scores!<p>Photos: Everett Collection ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Ghostbusters</i><b><br>Rotten Tomatoes Score:</b> 97%<br>Who ya …

Rotten Tomatoes

We need to talk about guns in entertainment

The night before the Santa Fe, Texas, high school shooting, I sat down for a showing of <i>Deadpool 2</i>, so that I could review it on WIRE’s <i>Who Won the …

Home Invasion

Rake in Cash at Your Yard Sale

Your yard sale hosting strategy can determine whether you rake in cash or waste a day. If you pull it off, others get to enjoy the items collecting …

Personal Finance

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Deep Learning

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Success in America has nothing to do with hard work — and we're in the middle of a 'war on normal people'

<i>The below is an excerpt from "The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income is Our Future" by Andrew Yang.</i><p>I recently had dinner with a friend of mine who works for a real estate investment firm. We met at a Japanese restaurant in Manhattan. …

Universal Basic Income

Scientists halt flesh-eating disease in mice

The bacterium that is the main cause of necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease, causes widespread, deadly infection by getting the nervous …

Immune System

6 Places to Put Your Cash Now

If you keep your cash savings in a brick-and-mortar bank, you may not be aware that you earn significantly more at other kinds of institutions, such …

Finance

6 Legit Ways To Lower Your Student Loan Payments

The system is absurdly confusing, so we’ve laid out your options.<p>Like millions of other Americans, financial journalist Janet Alvarez was laid off from her job in 2009. She decided to ride out the recession by pursuing her MBA, racking up six figures in student loan debt along the way.<p>But when she …

Personal Finance

Credit risk: How to say 'no' to co-signing — and 'yes' to helping

Love and money can be a complicated mix, especially when someone you love wants to borrow a little credit mojo from you. You may know that co-signing is a risk, but that doesn’t make it easy to turn down a loved one who’s asking for help.<p>But there are ways to soften the blow and valuable, useful …

Personal Finance

Forget budgeting: Here is a smarter, easier way to control your spending

Are you trying to spend less money? Learn how you can spend less money without having to create a strict budget for your personal finances.<p>Just …

Personal Finance

The 3 Bucket Approach to Retirement Savings | Investopedia

Do you know what tax bracket you will be in when you retire? Predicting future tax rates can be as difficult as predicting the stock market, interest …

Retirement

In Spain, Many Travelers Fall Victim to These Common Schemes

Three days into a recent road trip along the Costa Brava region of northeastern Spain, my boyfriend and I stopped in the seaside town of Sant Feliu …

Credit Cards

I Now Have Both TSA Precheck and Clear, and I Can Never Stand in Line With You People Again

A few weeks back, I was heading to Huntsville, Ala., to attend a track meet for my nephew (which ended up getting rained out). I had a 6:45 a.m. …

Flying

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

From Qatar’s blockade, a bold, unexpected new vision is emerging

Enforced isolation has given the emirate confidence to pursue a political and cultural reboot<p>For most of the past year the city-state of Qatar, the wealthiest peninsula on the planet, has been exploring the law of unintended consequences. The trigger for that came last June, when Qatar’s closest …

Natural Gas

3 Quick Moves To Save You In The Next Selloff

With the jaw-dropping stock-market dives we’ve seen in the last 3 months, you can be forgiven if your stomach tightens just a bit when you go to check your retirement account.<p>So today I’m going to give you my 3 best tips for <i>securing</i> your hard-earned cash—and even better, locking in a dividend …

Stock Markets

Here’s Everything New On Netflix This Week, Including ‘Dear White People’ And A New John Mulaney Special

Even with an already extensive archive of shows and movies, it seems like every week, a wide variety of titles come to Netflix, along with a few that end up disappearing. It can be tough to keep up with what needs to be binged at the moment. That’s why we’re bringing you a round-up of what’s new to …

Entertainment

Does it make financial sense to get married?

Should you marry when you’re young or old? Keep your marriage open or closed? Change your name, or not? Should you marry at all? (Oprah doesn’t think so.)<p>These are questions many couples grapple with, but marriage also comes with financial consequences. It can significantly alter your taxes, …

Personal Finance

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Anon Is a Scifi Movie That Shows How the Singularity Is Going to Screw Us All

In the alt-reality of <i>Anon</i>, everyone’s brain is hooked up to a massive shared network and authorities can see what you’re seeing whenever they want. …

Augmented Reality

The Transporter Is Like Fast And Furious All Grown Up

<i>The Transporter</i>’s stunt choreography and car chases were so good it launched the career of Jason Statham, and conned me into buying a BMW as a …

Movies

Will ‘The Rain’ Return For Season 2 On Netflix? This Sci-Fi Thriller Will Make You Fear The Forecast

Who knew a raindrop could be so deadly? Netflix is diving back into the post-apocalypse survival genre with <i>The Rain</i>, premiering May 4. The streaming …

Action Movies

The innovation turning desert sand into farmland

<b>Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari farms in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, at Al Ain, an oasis in the United Arab Emirates desert, where temperatures can reach 50C.</b><p>"It's expensive as we have to buy water regularly to irrigate these plants," he says.<p>Farmers have to use tankers to bring …

Particles

I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next

By the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which …

Middle East

28 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Shelves in May

May is here, and the month brings tons of new science fiction and fantasy books for your reading pleasure, including tales of kingdoms in turmoil, …

Books

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

Want to be a top developer? You should build things. Here’s another list to get you started.

<i>Due to high demand I’m extending the list of fun apps to build.</i> 😁<p><b>Here’s the initial post</b><b>. Feel free to post your applications in the comments or on</b> …

Software Engineering

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Books