Alexia Armetta

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Sia doesn’t want to be famous: Considering how we treat women like Margot Robbie and Renée Zellweger, who can blame her?

The “reclusive” pop star has pulled off an enviable trick—diverting misogynist media attention away from her looks<p>Sia is the most famous woman in the world that most people wouldn’t recognize if she passed them on the street.<p>Since launching her comeback in 2011 with the David Guetta-produced …

Another financial crisis? Soaring global debt since 2008 raises risk as world economy sputters

Ancient Babylonian kings had a special tool at their disposal when economic or social conditions turned dicey: They would declare a "debt jubilee" and instantly wipe out borrowers' loans, allowing average people deep in hock to start over with a clean slate.<p>It says something about the global …

Interest Rates

People Are Not Responding to Victoria's Secret the Way They Used to

Millennials' tastes are shifting away from the high-gloss, overt sexiness that made Victoria's Secret so popular for so long.<p>Victoria's Secret is by far the biggest brand in lingerie. They control more than 60 percent of the lingerie market in the U.S. and earned over $7.67 billion in 2015. Even …

Fashion Shows

This watermelon salad recipe could be the easiest summer dish ever

Watermelon fan? Rather than slicing it into wedges, chop the watermelon into bite-size cubes and toss with a little fresh mint and lime juice, along with a touch of olive oil for richness. Serve it right away, or fix it ahead of time and chill until ready to serve. With just this handful of …

50 Impossibly Easy, Slightly Lazy, 100% Reliable Summer Dinners

Dragging open a can of anchovies. Cubing cold, snappy vegetables to toss in a mustard jar vinaigrette. Spooning anything at all onto toast, with pepper and cheese and salt. There's something wonderfully languid about making summer dinners, the kind that come half-prepped right from the produce bag …

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Debt-fuelled growth could trigger financial crash, governments told

The Bank for International Settlements has warned that governments need to abandon debt-fuelled growth and shift to more sustainable expansion plans as a “risky trinity” of low productivity, high debt and lack of central bank firepower stalks the global economy.<p>In its annual report, the BIS – which …

Economics