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My friend once worked as an assistant for a very busy and successful man who was travelling out of the country. Close to his travel date, he realised that his passport was expired, and asked her to handle renewing it. After a lot of research, she reported back: He was going to have to spend a day waiting in a government office getting it renewed. That's just the rules. He sighed at her and asked, "What would a rich person do?"

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Due to the current state of the world, and nonstop media coverage of tragic events, we're more on edge in public spaces than ever before. But reacting before you think can be just as dangerous to yourself and others as the perceived threat - especially when you're in a crowded environment.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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None of us like to think about our death or the death of a loved one, but it's important to prepare for it. You don't want to be stuck trying to get into a loved one's Gmail or Facebook account to shut things down. This graphic shows you what you're in for, and what you and your loved ones should have ready.

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Perhaps your subconscious, like mine, has reserved 3AM-5AM for an exercise I like to call "Panic Town", a half-awake, blurry, mental recitation of anything that could go catastrophically wrong for the country, or for you personally, or for... literally anyone. It's a fun two hours!

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Life is full of emergencies, big and small. Emergency funds are meant to protect us financially in these events, but we don't always have enough to cover them or perhaps we didn't foresee a money-draining event happening to us. What event surprised you that cost you a lot?

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It's always a good idea to make sure you're ready for whatever life throws your way. Emergency preparedness isn't about doomsday prepping, though, it's about being ready for the realistic events that can disrupt life at any time. Here are some lesser-known things you should do as you establish you and your family's emergency plan.

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Whether you're concerned about a weather-related disaster or a potential zombie apocalypse, you'll be glad to have all the necessary tools in place when the doo-doo hits the fan. This infographic can help you gather the items you'll need in an emergency.

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After a car accident, things can get so hectic that you'll probably have a hard time thinking straight. These are the things you need to do to prepare for an accident, as well as the steps you should follow if you're involved in one.

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One day, a robot might save your life. But first it needs to work out how to open a door unassisted. The DARPA Robotics Challenge was created in response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster and while results were decidedly mixed, the event provided a fascinating insight into the nuts-and-bolts of robotic engineering.

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We should be as prepared as possible for emergencies. It's the responsible thing to do. If you have pets, you want to make sure they're prepared too. Create an evacuation kit to quickly transport your pets during an emergency.