Negotiators from 200 nations have struck a deal on how to implement the Paris climate agreement

Associated Press/Aijaz Rahi After two weeks of United Nations talks, negotiators from nearly 200 nations reached a deal on the Paris climate accord on Saturday. They have agreed on a set of rules that will govern the 2015 accord. The talks were meant to provide firm guidelines for countries on how to transparently report their […]

The ‘starve and stack’ method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here’s how to implement it in your own life

Strelka/Flickr/Attribution License The phrase ‘starve and stack’ means to aggressively cut down on your spending for a fixed period, in order to save for retirement.  The younger you are, the easier it is to carry out the ‘starve and stack’ strategy, as you have fewer financial responsibilities and burdens. There are a number of ways […]

Florida may finally implement full ban on texting while driving

There are 43 states that currently treat texting while driving as a primary offense, but Florida isn’t one of them — you have to break another law before texting enters the picture. However, less-than-attentive commuters might not get away with it for much longer. The state legislature is about to consider a bill that would […]

THE MOBILE PAYMENTS REPORT: Key strategies that wallet providers can implement to break from disappointing growth

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. In the US, the in-store mobile wallet space is becoming increasingly crowded. Most customers have an option provided by their smartphone vendor, like Apple, Android, or Samsung Pay. But those are […]

Russia will implement retaliatory measures over US actions against RT next week

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 23:58 Edited time: 10 Nov, 2017 00:16 Moscow has prepared a set of retaliatory measures in response to the US compelling RT America to register as a “foreign agent” and will be ready to implement it next week, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has announced. “We’ve indeed prepared the retaliatory measures […]

The History of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: How a Farm Implement Became a Status Symbol

– From the August 2017 issue – The first design studies for the Mercedes-Benz Gelände­wagen were made in 1973, appropriately, out of wood. Clay was far too amorphous a material for the domineering angularity of this proto-SUV. Its styling suited the G-wagen’s intent when it was released globally (but not in the U.S.) in 1979. […]

UK to implement age-verification system for porn sites

(credit: frankieleon) The wobbly, squabbling, minority Tory government—propped up by Northern Ireland’s DUP—has laid before MPs its first commencement order for the recently passed Digital Economy Act, in which it confirmed that an age checker system for access to porn sites will be brought in next spring. “We have taken steps to implement the new […]