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  1. This modern, stylish suitcase is guaranteed for life -- plus, it charges your phone

    Imagine a world where your luggage rolls effortlessly next to you, you can charge your phone without searching the airport high and low for an outlet, and you don't have to struggle to jam your heavy bag in an overheard…
  2. There's a scary amount of sugar in our favourite breakfast cereals

    OO.ready(function() { window.player = OO.Player.create("ooyala-player","ZwaDl2ODE6hMFyj0Vd55O22697tjN6ea", { autoplay. false }); }); Some of the UK's most popular cereals for adults and children have a worryingly high sugar…
  3. The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' credits a 4-word phrase with keeping him from burning out

    After his 2007 productivity guide "The 4-Hour Workweek" became a bestseller, Tim Ferriss dedicated his career to studying a wide variety of experts at the top of their…
  4. 9 fascinating books about the greatest friendships in politics

    Tuesday night, US President Barack Obama will say goodbye to the American public during his Farewell Address in Chicago. Come Inauguration Day, the US won't just be bidding the 44th president adieu. We'll also be saying au revoir to the incredible friendship between Obama and US Vice President Joe…
  5. 11 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

    Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or give yourself a mood boost, you've likely taken a stab at tweaking your fitness routine. Unfortunately, there's a lot of "fitness" advice out there that won't help you meet your goals and could actually be doing you more harm than…
  6. How to break free from the Apple ecosystem

    The iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch make for a great team, as they work with each other to streamline common tasks and make them easier to do. However, there are several reasons you might want to explore other options, like Android phones and Windows…
  7. Batteries for Tesla and other electric car makers are getting cheaper

    What would it take for you to buy an electric vehicle? Lower average prices can't hurt -- and as this chart from Statista shows, those have come a long way. As noted in a recent report from McKinsey & Company, advances in battery tech have helped the average battery pack price go down from about $1,000/kWh to roughly $227/kWh since 2010. McKinsey says that figure will continue to come down, potentially bringing EVs close to parity with the cost of other…
  8. 30 Easter eggs you may have missed in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

    Warning. Spoilers ahead for "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books and Netflix show. The book series "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is filled with sly literary references, wordplay, and other small hints that make reading the book -- despite the unfortunate subject matter -- a pleasant…
  9. House Oversight chairman promises to keep investigating Hillary Clinton while posting inaugural picture with her

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz promised that just because he shook Hillary Clinton's hand at President Donald Trump's inauguration doesn't mean he'll abandon his investigation of …
  10. Malia Obama is going to intern with hotshot Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

    Former President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia Obama, is continuing to rack up entertainment experience in a new internship at major movie and television studio the Weinstein…
  11. 11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

    Barack Obama is a major bookworm. In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature. "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of…
  12. Olive Garden has a new take on its famous endless pasta -- but there's a small difference

    Olive Garden is about to launch a new take on never-ending pasta. On Monday, the casual dining chain will debut a new promotion called "Never Ending Classics." The deal will last through March…
  13. Two plays that show Aaron Rodgers' greatest trait -- his incredible sense of time

    Aaron Rodgers is great. He has everything you would ever want in an NFL quarterback. He has a strong arm. He is smart. He is cool under pressure. He is even more athletic than maybe most fans…
  14. The stock market usually tumbles in the year after a Republican president is sworn in

    The stock market is usually stronger for the first year after a Democratic president is sworn in. The chart from the data provider Alpha Hat below illustrates that how the benchmark S&P 500 Index has performed in the year after an inauguration since 1950. But as this election's outcome has confirmed, the past is not always a reliable guide for what will happen…
  15. Protestors are blocking Uber headquarters because of its ties to Trump

    SAN FRANCISCO, California -- Several protestors barricaded the front of Uber headquarters in San Francisco on Friday. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is a member of President-elect Donald Trump's economic advisory…
  16. Scarlett Johansson, Gloria Steinem, and others will speak at the Women's March on Washington -- here's the full list

    On January 21, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, an estimated 200,000 demonstrators will march in Washington DC to protest the new administration and push for gender…
  17. How to make the perfect grilled cheese -- according to a cheese expert

    The INSIDER Summary. • To make the best grilled cheese, use multiple different kinds of cheese. • Fontina val d'Aosta, asiago, and provolone are the ideal combination, according to a cheese exp…
  18. 24-year-old star Ravens linebacker is retiring after suffering a serious neck injury

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is retiring from football after just three seasons in the NFL, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported. Orr, just 24, suffered a serious neck injury late in the season and was placed on injured reserve before Week 17. Now he is walking away for good.…
  19. How Donald Trump's Day 1 deportation plans could end up backfiring

    Within hours of being sworn in as president on Friday, Donald Trump can begin acting on the numerous pledges he made during his campaign. According to numerous sources within his transition team, Trump has a number of executive orders relating to his main campaign promises -- a crackdown on immigration and constructing a wall on the southern border -- primed and ready to go as his first acts as…
  20. 'Thank you': Obama offers final words for the American people after leaving a note for Trump in the Oval Office

    President Barack Obama offered final salutations for the American people after leaving a ceremonial letter for President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval …