SpaceX Is Finally Sending a Used Rocket Back Into Space

SpaceX Is Finally Sending a Used Rocket Back Into Space

Having ended up pretty good at landing their rockets, SpaceX will now towards the other half of its plan to build fully reusable rockets: sending one of its used rocket back into space. The cargo for the mission will be a communications satellite from SES, the SES-10. Thanks to the success of the landing missions, however, SpaceX has its choice of several rockets that will become the first to go back into space, however. The company previously noted that the very first of the company’s rockets to successfully land would…

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Should LGBT Travelers Visit Anti-LGBT Countries?

Should LGBT Travelers Visit Anti-LGBT Countries?

I’ve added an LGBT column for the website to make the site more inclusive and talk about issues that affect some members of our community. In this column, we will hear from voices in the LGBT community about their experiences on the road, safety tips, events, and overall advice for other LGBT travelers to get the most out of their time on the road! Back again this month is our column leader Adam from travelsofadam.com.  At last count, there are 77 countries where homosexuality is illegal, with death sentences possible in at least…

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2016 US Open: Bracket, schedule and scores for women's draw

2016 US Open: Bracket, schedule and scores for women's draw

Can Serena Williams keep her No. 1 ranking? Serena Williams held on to her world No. 1 ranking when Angelique Kerber failed to take the recent title in Cincinnati, but four different women could emerge from the US Open — the final Grand Slam of 2016 — with the ranking, depending on how things finish. Williams earned her 22nd Grand Slam singles title earlier this year, putting herself into a tie with Steffi Graf for the most of any woman in the Open Era. She also stands to tie Graf’s…

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9 Tools to Outsource Your Content: Graphic, Text and Video

9 Tools to Outsource Your Content: Graphic, Text and Video

Running a business takes a lot of hard work, time, and skill. You’re great at the business part, but how about your marketing? Social media is the best way to get the word out there about your business, but it may not be your strong suit. Outsourcing your content creation can be the best way to market yourself effectively in the online marketplace, without sacrificing your own time on the effort. If you’re thinking about outsourcing your content creation, try out these nine tools. Graphic Content Creation Design Crowd: If…

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The Khmer Rouge and Cambodian genocide: how the Guardian covered it

The Khmer Rouge and Cambodian genocide: how the Guardian covered it

March 1975 The Khmer Rouge is poised to seize power after nearly five years of civil war. The Guardian’s Martin Woollacott reports on the fears of a “bloodbath” if they take over. A general tells him that whenever government soldiers are captured “almost all the officers are killed.” A bank worker says: “I am not afraid because I am not corrupt. If the Khmer Rouge win, there will be blood on the streets. But they will only kill the corrupt people who take American aid and don’t give it to…

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Ep. 180 – A.J. Jacobs: Four Words That Will Give You Ultimate Freedom

Ep. 180 – A.J. Jacobs: Four Words That Will Give You Ultimate Freedom

I was at a restaurant with this beautiful, thick-cut bacon. The kind you use a knife and fork on. It had fat running through it. And I felt that feeling when you fall in love in junior high school. My friend AJ Jacobs is going to prove bacon is the the path to immortality. “I am very skeptical of health gurus,” he said. “You can find a study to support anything.” I want him to find that study so I can eat bacon three times a day. And live forever…

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6 SEO Copywriting Mistakes That Are Destroying Your Credibility

6 SEO Copywriting Mistakes That Are Destroying Your Credibility

These days everyone wants to become a freelancer and work for themselves. The problem is that everyone who doesn’t really have a marketable skill, but DOES have a computer and access to the internet, decides that they are going to be a copywriter. All you have to do is string some words together to make a sentence, string sentences together to make a paragraph and string paragraphs together to make one whole page of words that kind of make sense. That’s easy enough and any idiot could do it right?…

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5 Ways to Organize Email Marketing to Achieve Higher ROI

5 Ways to Organize Email Marketing to Achieve Higher ROI

I like to say that email marketing is like a headed cabbage. It might seem like a simple concept, but it has many layers. In fact, the deeper you go into the email rabbit hole, the more you realize that there are more things you need to pay attention to and optimize than you had thought. Before you know it, you can get overwhelmed with ESP features, analytical metrics, and dozens of option forms. This can result in a disease that I call email confusion; companies that suffer from it…

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Here’s what happened…

Here’s what happened…

I bought too many books…. Usually that’s a good thing. This time it wasn’t. I bought over 1,000 copies of two of my favorite books ever written:   First, I’ll tell you why I love these books. More importantly I’ll show you how you can get them for nearly half what you would pay on Amazon.  Oh, and I’ll also give you a few of my favorite things you can’t get anywhere else.   So here’s the most affordable way I’ve ever offered for you to become a better: Money-maker……

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Shoe of the Month: Dior Conquest Pumps

Shoe of the Month: Dior Conquest Pumps

H&M shirt THE KOOPLES leather jacket Before we dive into August, I’m going to tease educate you with a pair that truly deserves a shoe of the month feature. As already firmly stated before, Dior really did some magic this year by created these insane beautiful patent sandals right after I had already splurged on the Cruise collection’s satin boots. Although it’s not often that we talk about Dior’s shoes under specific names, these go under ‘Conquest’. Pointy, sharp, high heels really sets my soul on fire, that you know! I’ve…

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The Summer Beauty Edit

The Summer Beauty Edit

Skin: L’oreal Sculpting Brush Eyes: Eyebrows: Lips: Other: On the quest for a lightly covered, dewy, glowing skin. A look into what I am wearing on my skin this Summer. It’s been a while since we took a look at my current beauty favourites, so instead of the monthly beauty review, I have moved into a seasonal routine. Not only does this work better for me who likes to see myself as a minimalist in the makeup department, but it also gives me a chance to try and test the…

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There's Nothing Remotely Functional About an Axe Handle Made of Gummy Bears

There's Nothing Remotely Functional About an Axe Handle Made of Gummy Bears

There’s no end to the impressive stuff handy YouTubers will make out of wood, metal, and plastic. Peter Brown, however, favours unorthodox building materials. Crayons, he’s found, are a reasonable substitute for clay. In lieu of plastic, he’s turned hardened milk on a lathe with less successful results. (He tells us he subsequently had set on fire out of frustration.) In his most recent build video, Brown decided to restore a rusty old axe with a few minor adjustments. The axe head gets a fairly traditional cleaning: a vinegar bath…

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Apple files Touch ID fingerprint patent to catch thieves

Apple files Touch ID fingerprint patent to catch thieves

Image: Gang/ap By Carmen Triola2016-08-27 16:51:00 UTC No matter how many passwords you set, your iPhone is never totally safe. Thieves are getting craftier and hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated. But a new patent might help catch iPhone stealers CSI-style.  Apple has just filed a patent called “biometric capture for unauthorized user identification,” which uses its Touch ID to store an image of fingerprints other than the user’s on file. The patent was first spotted by Apple Insider. You can read the abstract description for the patent in…

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Pelican Built an Indestructible Cooler In Case Your Beer Falls Off a Cliff 

Pelican Built an Indestructible Cooler In Case Your Beer Falls Off a Cliff 

If you travel with a lot of expensive camera, video, or music gear, there’s a good chance you stuff it all in a Pelican case to ensure it arrives unscathed. The company is known for its nearly indestructible cases, and now that it’s made a cooler, you’ll never have to worry about something happening to your drinks. Outfitted with locking latches that will foil everything from a raccoon to a bear, the Pelican Elite cooler also features freezer-grade seals and extra-thick insulation to keep everything inside chilled for as long…

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Amazon launching physical bookstores in Chicago, San Diego, Portland, report says

Amazon launching physical bookstores in Chicago, San Diego, Portland, report says

Image: George Rose/Getty Images By Adario Strange2016-08-27 19:41:09 UTC Amazon’s quiet march toward direct competition with brick and mortar bookstores will expand with the launch of an additional store in one of the biggest cities in the U.S.  The move follows what some had seen as an experiment in the launch in 2015 of a physical bookstore in Amazon’s headquarter city of Seattle. According to a report in the Financial Times on Friday, the online bookseller has confirmed plans to launch a physical bookstore in Chicago. That store joins previously…

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My Personal DNA Journey: Learning Where I Come From

My Personal DNA Journey: Learning Where I Come From

Testing My DNA & Family History Travel Tips Where do you think you come from? I’ve always been curious about my ancestry, so I decided to take one of those home DNA tests. The results were fascinating. Like me, I’m sure your family has told you stories passed down from generation to generation. Stories about your heritage, culture, and ancestry. The more we know about ourselves and our family’s past – the more our personal identity evolves. For me, the stories included family members immigrating from Ireland and Poland looking…

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New Award Search Tool With Email Alerts — and Hotel Awards, Too!

New Award Search Tool With Email Alerts — and Hotel Awards, Too!

New Award Search Tool With Email Alerts — and Hotel Awards, Too! by Gary Leff on August 27, 2016 Pex+ is a new site coming out of Beta that allows you to search for award space across a number of different airlines and data sources all at once, quickly. It offers hotel searches (points and revenue prices, so you can compare). And it even offers to email you when award prices drop (saver space opens). It doesn’t just tell you whether saver awards are available — it shows you the…

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Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions (#2)

Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions (#2)

In June, I asked for reader questions but I got so many responses I decided to split the answering your questions into two parts. Part 1 can be found here, but today I’m going to answer the second half. (Note: some people asked the same questions, so I lumped their names together!!) “We tried your budget in Southeast Asia and found ourselves short, mostly due to the inability to find good cheap food. So, as a couple with accommodation and some meals (mostly breakfast) paid-for, what is a realistic daily…

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