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The rise of Taiwan: Why the world is discovering this overlooked corner of Asia

A vast cartoon dog in glowing 3D illuminates the night sky – along with a luminous giraffe, giant purple orchids, a psychedelic horse and chariot, trains, planes, abstract art, a radiant walk-in temple... and more dogs, many more dogs. It is Chinese Year of the Dog and Taiwan is celebrating, as it …

Warren Buffett (Finally) Shares Some Details on Health Care Venture With Amazon and JP Morgan

If they manage to lower costs in this $3.3 trillion industry, we'll all benefit.<p>The news broke in late January. Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up in a joint venture to do something about the high cost, complexity, and bureaucracy of U.S. health care. The announcement …

Cycling in Taiwan: Best Routes and Travel Tips

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This Mind-Bending Archer Fires Arrows That Change Direction in Mid-Air

Archer Lars Andersen doesn’t post a lot of videos to his YouTube channel. But when he does, it’s to show off a mind-melting new trick he’s mastered, …

Middle Ages

A Cycling Legend’s Secret War Mission: Saving Italy’s Jews

Under the seat of the bikes he rode to two Tour de France titles, one humble superstar quietly carried the papers that spared hundreds from the …

Cycling

The Best Experiences to Enjoy in Spain

Image sourceOf all the countries that Europe houses and of all the cultures we can look to explore, Spain has got to be one of the best on offer. …

How to get low in a sprint like Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish works tirelessly to be the best at what he does. He shows that instead of just accepting someone else is better than us, we can work …

Michael Lewis: Many Trump Appointees Are Uninterested In The Agencies They Head Up

The <i>Moneyball</i> author is writing a series of articles for <i>Vanity Fair</i> about President Trump's picks to lead federal agencies — and the consequences of those appointments.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. You might know our guest, journalist Michael Lewis, from some of his …

25 Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Visiting Spain

There’s always an excuse to visit Spain… whether it’s for the glorious sunshine, lazy-day siestas or soaking up those beautiful sights – the whole …

Your complete guide to keyless locks

Compared with standard locks, keyless locks are more convenient and secure. There are no physical keys to lose or would be thieves to copy. Nor is there an open keyway to pick from the outside. These gadgets are fun to operate too.<p>Installing a keyless lock, or any lock for that matter, can seem …

Home Automation

Why You Need to Bike California Highway 1 Right Now

The trail, 3,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean along Coastal Range of Central California, was a four- to six-inch-wide path of loose gravel bordered …

California

How IMAX Is Crushing the Rest of the Movie Industry

While most theaters are dealing with declining attendance, audiences are turning to IMAX for a premium experience -- and growth is booming.<p>Hollywood …

How Strava, The App For Athletes, Became An App For Cities

Strava built a popular social network for millions of runners and cyclists. But more than 100 cities and states are quietly working with the app, too.<p>Every 40 days, a million people join Strava. It’s a staggering number for a niche social network aimed at athletes–but then again, Strava came along …

McCain again takes on Trump, says 'it's time to wake up'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain warned of the dangers that he said nationalist and isolationist ideas pose to democracy in a speech at the US Naval Academy Monday night, his latest veiled swipe at the policies of President Donald Trump, though he didn't mention the President by name.<p>The Arizona …

Donald Trump

The 7 Best Light Bulbs to Buy in 2018

Lighting probably isn’t something you think about on a daily basis, but it’s a big part of our everyday lives. Good lighting is especially important …

Network Storage: The 7 Best NAS Drives for Shared Backups

NAS, or network-attached storage, is a smart and easy way to share files among multiple devices. Essentially, NAS drives provide a faster and more …

Recall of more than 663,000 dishwashers for fire risk includes Bosch, Thermador

Own a dishwasher at home? If so, it may be worth it to double check the manufacturer and model number. BSH Home Appliances, the manufacturer of Bosch …

Washing Machines

Trump’s $700 Billion Gift to Wealthy Foreigners

Why is Donald Trump planning to give away $700 billion — that’s billion, with a “b” — to foreigners, no strings attached? You probably didn’t know that he’s planning to do this. In fact, he himself almost surely has no idea that he’s planning to do this. But it would be one clearly predictable …

Donald Trump

Become a TV tech expert with our 4K TV buying guide

TVs have come a long way since the days of the cathode ray tube — especially in the last few years.<p>With the advent of 4K TVs (and HDR), picture …

Amazon Fire TV

Thor: Ragnarok Review: Taika Waititi Almost Transcends the Marvel-Verse

The stylish director helms a zippy space adventure—until franchise mythology gets in the way.<p>An idiosyncratic, somewhat fledgling director being handed the reins of one of Marvel’s big light shows can, in a way, feel like a triumph. A budding auteur has gotten the summons from Hollywood—a major …

How Peloton is Marketing a $2,000 Bike Beyond the Rich

The home-cycling brand has raised almost $450 million and revamped its marketing ahead as it looks to sustain growth<p>By<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>Alexandra Bruell<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>alexandra.bruell@wsj.com<p>When Carolyn Tisch Blodgett joined fitness startup Peloton as its brand marketing lead a …

Peloton

Carbon road bike: what makes good quality carbon and five bikes to consider

<b>'Good aluminium can be better than bad carbon' - it's a phrase we've all heard said - but what is good carbon and how is it made?</b><p>Carbon fibre is …

The people descended from Spartans

Long isolated from the rest of Greece, the Mani peninsula is home to a clannish community that claims warrior heritage.<p>The Mani peninsula’s jagged, rocky cliffs jut from the Peloponnese at the southernmost tip of mainland Greece, forcing the landscape to heave and billow like ocean waves. From the …

I just replaced my sound bar with these wireless speakers and I’m shocked at how good they sound

I have a TV in a guest bedroom that’s tight on space, so I had a sound bar crammed underneath the dresser that the TV was sitting on. It sounded …

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