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The terrible, claustrophobic airplane seat redesign that could soon be how we fly. Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business. Photographs by Joshua Lutz UPDATE (April 2012): Since this story first appeared, the refund anticipation loan business has taken additional hits.

Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

According to the New York Times, only one major tax preparer is offering them this year. Quora. One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway. The following is from Asne Seierstad’s One of Us; which explores how Anders Breivik, a gifted child from Oslo, detonated a bomb outside government buildings in central Oslo before killing sixty-nine people on July 22, 2011.

One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway

Seierstad is an award-winning Norwegian journalist and writer known for her work as a war correspondent. Anders Breivik became a member of the right wing populist Progress Party when he was still in high school. Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage : Goats and Soda. A year ago, Lina says her parents took her to Yemen because her grandmother was gravely ill.

Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage : Goats and Soda

But when the family arrived, Lina's father announced that she would be getting married to a local man. Renee Deschamps/Getty Images/Vetta hide caption itoggle caption Renee Deschamps/Getty Images/Vetta. How to Recover From an Unproductive Day Like It Never Happened. How to Discover Your "Authentic" Self and Live the Life You Really Want. Top websites secretly track your device fingerprint. Device fingerprinting, also known as browser fingerprinting, is the practice of collecting properties of PCs, smartphones and tablets to identify and track users.

Top websites secretly track your device fingerprint

These properties include the screen size, the versions of installed software and plugins, and the list of installed fonts. A 2010 study by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) showed that, for the vast majority of browsers, the combination of these properties is unique, and thus functions as a ‘fingerprint’ that can be used to track users without relying on cookies. Device fingerprinting targets either Flash, the ubiquitous browser plugin for playing animations, videos and sound files, or JavaScript, a common programming language for web applications. This is the first comprehensive effort to measure the prevalence of device fingerprinting on the Internet. For U.S. Universities, the Rich Get Richer Faster. Japan’s Creative, Ephemeral Homes.

The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. A New ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Why You Need Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination in Your Life. The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join — Nomad List — Stories. Are our most valuable qualities being exploited at work?

The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join — Nomad List — Stories

How our strengths get twisted into forming bad habits that — if we don’t change fast — just might kill us. You didn’t mean to end up here. You didn’t even see it coming. It all started with a chance to earn a living doing something you loved. Your dream job. The Benefit of Good Financial Habits Learned Early. Putin says ready to work with United States: TV. Pilot who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn is unlicensed, prosecutors say. The Florida mail carrier accused of landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S.

Pilot who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn is unlicensed, prosecutors say

Capitol was charged in federal court Thursday and has been barred from returning to the District of Columbia or flying any aircraft, officials said. Douglas Hughes, 61, was charged with violating aircraft registration requirements, a felony, and violating national defense airspace, a misdemeanor. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to three years in prison for the felony and one year in prison for the airspace violation. He was released on his own recognizance Thursday and will be placed on home detention in Florida, prosecutors said. U.S. Hughes, a rural letter carrier from Ruskin, Fla., was arrested Wednesday after he landed the craft on the West Lawn of the Capitol about 1:30 p.m., U.S.

The unauthorized landing was an act of civil disobedience, Hughes said on his Democracy Club website before the flight. Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time : Goats and Soda. A woman cultivates seaweed off the coast of Madagascar to counter overfishing.

Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time : Goats and Soda

She's working with Blue Ventures, a business that supports its conservation projects by giving ecotours. Courtesy of Skoll Foundation hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of Skoll Foundation. Dad security. Ukraine: Inside the Deadlock by Tim Judah. Last September, a few weeks before Ukraine’s general election, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, then as now prime minister, issued a pamphlet listing his aims.

Ukraine: Inside the Deadlock by Tim Judah

One was stark: “To get through the winter.” Given that rebel soldiers in the eastern part of the country paint “To Kiev!” 5 film techniques J.J. Abrams will use to showcase his Star Wars universe. One of the great pleasures of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is seeing a new director inject his own flourishes into an already visually distinctive series.

5 film techniques J.J. Abrams will use to showcase his Star Wars universe

The Star Wars visual catalog has a few staples that have stayed consistent throughout the series: think transitional wipes and pilot POV shots. This guy knows what's up. The surprising downsides of being clever. If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery?

The surprising downsides of being clever

Popular opinion would have it so. The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness. Bob Iger wanted approval. It was February 2011, and the Walt Disney Co. CEO gathered his board of directors inside an intimate theater at the company’s Team Disney headquarters in Burbank, California. There, just the night before, Iger held an early screening for the board of Captain America: The First Avenger months prior to its release.

My father, RD Laing: 'he solved other people's problems - but not his own' Before speaking, Adrian Laing takes a small, precise sip of his cappuccino and carefully wipes away the specks of froth from his top lip. 'When people ask me what it was like to be RD Laing's son,' he says, 'I tell them it was a crock of shit.' He laughs, shaking his head. The question of what it was like to be the child of one of the 20th century's most influential psychotherapists has been playing on Adrian's mind of late. If you’re not saying “I love you” after six months, move on.

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How Washington Derailed Amtrak. Merck’s Keytruda Shows Improved Survival Odds in Melanoma. Prosecutors drop robbery case to preserve stingray secrecy in St. Louis. Prosecutors in St. Louis, Missouri, have seemingly allowed three robbery suspects to go free instead of explaining law enforcement’s use of a stingray in court proceedings. The St. Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too. Painting iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto. New evidence that dark matter could be self-interacting. A new study examined the galaxy cluster Abell 3827 and found indications that dark matter could be self-interacting. If confirmed, this would mark a significant step forward in the ongoing quest to understand the substance that helps structure the Universe. The team used the MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) along with images from the Hubble Space Telescope to map out the cluster. Because large masses such as galaxies and galaxy clusters bend the paths of light, they act as lenses, a process called (surprise!)

See the World's Second Most Spoken Languages with This Interactive Map. The War Nerd: The Art of Turf War. How successful people work less—and get more done. Forests of the Routeburn Track. What Makes Sleep Paralysis Scary. Science by robot: Outfitting the world’s “smartest” lake. Brainstorming Does Not Work — Galleys. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal. Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity as economy improves. How The World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor. How The World Bank Broke Its Promise To Protect The Poor. People who skim online articles are just as cultured as book snobs.

JenniCam: Jennifer Ringley’s webcam years well and truly over. How the North Vietnamese Remember the Vietnam War, 40 Years After the Fall of Saigon. Quora. The British royal baby will have a lower hospital bill than an uninsured American baby. Aaron Hernandez: Patriots Tight End Violent Evolution. 4IpSpzx. 'Mad Men' Recap, Season Seven, Episode Nine: "New Business" Find out why the Hulk is smashing Iron Man in the newest Avengers: Age of Ultron clip. Quora. I'm a water economist. AMA on water shortages in California or water-related problems anywhere in the world! : IAmA.

Britain’s criminally stupid attitudes to race and immigration are beyond parody. Putin’s Action Hero: How Steven Seagal Became the Kremlin’s Unlikeliest Envoy. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. 70% of Rich Families Lose Their Wealth by the Second Generation. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and Gay Marriage. The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster — The Growth List. Truly confident people do these twelve things differently. Your salary shouldn’t be your only source of income. 404 Not Found. Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore, and Tempora - PRISM Break - PRISM Break.

Quora. Love at First Sight Is Real, If You Believe. Strange beam of light formed from a lightning strike. A Diet Might Cut the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s. By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean. Quora. NSA Spying Relies on AT&T’s ‘Extreme Willingness to Help’ 0fR0RmH.jpg (JPEG Image, 4512 × 3012 pixels) - Scaled (22%) About-Face on Preventing Peanut Allergies. Quora. The state of storytelling in the internet age. Quora. Sold a phone to a guy in California, figured he would also need this. Quora. Ten vital tips to looking smarter in meetings. Matthew Crawford: 'distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind' Exiled Russian lawmaker explains why Putin isn't afraid of Obama. The Great Millennial Car Comeback. Most Americans don't think government transparency matters a damn. 9QxDPEJ.jpg (JPEG Image, 2376 × 1782 pixels) - Scaled (43%) Isabel Diagnoses Your Health Symptoms, Based on Tools Used by Doctors.

A World Where Nothing Gets Lost. Amazon is about to reveal one of its biggest secrets—the size of its cloud business. J.J. Abrams, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' and the Power of Nostalgia. This Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos. Answer to Why doesn't Germany produce airplanes? - Quora. Quora. Quora. How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes : Goats and Soda.