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Google's New Flight Search Could Save You Thousands Of Dollars On Airfare

Sites like Orbitz, Travelocity, and Priceline wowed tourists and businesses alike with low prices and flashy features.<p>While online travel booking became the norm, the do-it-yourself novelty quickly faded into a hellscape of kitschy commercials, obscure policies, and redundant searches. The …

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Kerry urges lawmakers to reject new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry urged members of Congress Tuesday not to pursue tougher sanctions against Iran that some lawmakers say would help ensure the interim deal signed last month leads to a final one that keeps Iran's nuclear program peaceful.<p>"Believe me, we are all skeptical," …

The secrets of the world's happiest cities

Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing remarkable about that, given his profession – and his locale. Peñalosa was a politician on yet another campaign, and this was Bogotá, a city with a reputation for kidnapping and assassination. What …

An exclusive interview with Bill Gates | Financial Times

Bill Gates describes himself as a technocrat. But he does not believe that technology will save the world. Or, to be more precise, he does not …

Why My Kids Are NOT the Center of My World

Wait, what did she say? Yeah, you read that right.<p>This blog post is a bit of a rant and it's a bit all over the place. My kids are NOT the center of …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Dan Byles MP: UK Politicians Fuel the Myth that Government Can Control Energy Market

Energy policy is once again dominating the news this week with debate over rising prices, the interventions from Ed Miliband and John Major, and the …

Don't Ask Hillary Clinton About Abortion If You Can't Handle Her Answer

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

The ocean is broken

Ivan Macfadyen aboard the Funnel Web. Picture by Max Mason-Hubers<p>IT was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it.<p>Not …

Big Data Warning: There Will Be Many Job Casualties!

The ‘Big Data tsunami’ is coming at us with unstoppable force. Across the world, we generate new data at a frightening rate. In fact, the same amount …

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the New Heroic American Capitalism

Last Monday, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, spent $250 million of his many billions to buy <i>The Washington Post</i>. Yesterday, in a strangely synchronous bookend, Elon Musk, one of the founders of PayPal, published his vision for the future of mass transportation -- the instantly famous Hyperloop -- …

The Asian-American Awakening: That Moment When You Realize You're Not White - Connie Zhou

The Asian-American Awakening: That Moment When You Realize You’re Not White<p>When I was five I was put in a different school because there was an ESL …

Little Boys Learn A Lot From Watching 'Star Wars,' And It Isn't All Good

The problem with taking too many vitamins

<b>Millions of people swear by vitamin supplements. But many are wasting their time and some could even be harming themselves, argues Dr Chris van Tulleken.</b><p>In November 1912 a party of three men and 16 dogs set out from a remote base in eastern Antarctica to explore a series of crevasses many hundreds …

15 People On The Most Difficult Things You Will Learn In Your 20s

By Michael Koh,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/173kQFy<p>Read some life lessons provided by 15 people from Quora. If you’re just on the cusp of …

Our Dolls, Ourselves?

I’m a Samantha. I was five when my grandmother gave me an eighteen-inch Samantha doll, from the American Girl line, for my birthday. I read and re-read the six Samantha books (“Samantha Learns a Lesson,” “Samantha Saves the Day,” etc.). I brushed her hair with a special wire brush that came with …

Larry Heather, Calgary Mayoral Candidate, Blasts Nenshi's Muslim Faith

Calgarians will be tempting God's wrath if they re-elect Naheed Nenshi to the mayor's chair in the coming election, a mayoral candidates forum heard …

20 Books That Make You A Better Twentysomething

Every day I read so I can succeed.

Apple reportedly halving iPhone 5c production

<b>Apple is said to be halving its daily production of the iPhone 5c, from 300,000 to 150,000 units.</b><p>The report, from Chinese site <i>C Technology</i>, doesn't …

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Oops: Azerbaijan released election results before voting had even started

<i>Update, Oct. 28: This post has been updated to reflect the government of Azerbaijan's official statements.</i><p>Azerbaijan's big presidential election, held on Wednesday, was anticipated to be neither free nor fair. President Ilham Aliyev, who took over from his father 10 years ago, has stepped up …

How much can an extra hour's sleep change you?

<b>The average Briton gets six-and-a-half hours' sleep a night, according to the Sleep Council. Michael Mosley took part in an unusual experiment to see if this is enough.</b><p>It has been known for some time that the amount of sleep people get has, on average, declined over the years.<p>This has happened for …

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Fighting for people over profits

Nicole Carty, a campaigner with the corporate watchdog group SumOfUs, told The Intercept that ‘by deactivating Korryn Gaines’ account, Facebook …