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Dollar stores are now getting too expensive for many Americans

At first glance, the fortunes of American families have significantly improvement recently. Household net worth has rebounded back to roughly where it was before the financial crisis.<p>Why? A surge in stock and real estate prices. The stock market is up 46% since the end of 2010. And after years of …

Stock Markets

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

3-D Modeling Rewrites Significance of Roman Monuments

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA—Two monuments found off the Via Flaminia, once the major road leading from Rome to the Apennine Mountains, were believed to be …

Ancient History

Ken DeLeon, Top Silicon Valley Sales Agent: Why Chinese Buyers Love Palo Alto

The Chinese are buying more residential properties in the U.S., to put their money into safer ground for investment reasons, as well as to bring their children to good schools. No longer targeting only Los Angeles or New York, buyers have honed in on prestigious Bay Area enclaves like Old Palo …

Hollywood Vet Producing TV Shows For China - Viewers And Brands Love Them

“I have been in China for a long time and I thought this kind of thing was impossible, how did you do it?” That was my first question for Larry Namer, the legendary Hollywood producer and writer who founded “E! Entertainment Television” and built it into a $3.5 billion dollar company. The “thing” I …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

Instagram May Be Allowing Us To Forget

Have you ever taken a photo of a moment, only to forget about it later? You’re not alone. Turns out Instagram and other photo apps like it could have an impact on our memories.<p>A study in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i>reveals a photo-taking-impairment effect—people remember fewer details about …

Lone Star Court, an 'Upscale' Motor Court, Opening December 24

<b>Lone Star Court</b>, an "authentic" and "retro-inspired" boutique hotel from the Houston-based Valencia Group, is opening on Christmas Eve in the Domain. The hotel will feature a food trailer court called <b>The Feed Store</b> with an in-house trailer of the same name, and rotating local trailers to come. …

How to Prevent Half of All Hiring Mistakes | Inc.com

More hiring mistakes are made in the first 30 minutes of a job interview than at any other time. When interviewers meet candidates they like, they maximize the positives and ignore the negatives. When they meet someone they don't like, they reverse the process, seeking out negative …

Employment

Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together

Here at <i>Mashable</i>, we preach the importance of knowing your social networks. Different sites have different audiences, favor different types of content …

Whips, cloaks and parchment: the festive presents of ancient Rome

Matthew Nicholls, who is working on a huge digital recreation of ancient Rome, reveals the gifts given on Saturnalia<p>This was the day when the ancient Romans woke with joyful anticipation, or a lurch of dread: December 23, Sigillaria, the gift-giving day of the festival of Saturnalia.<p>What would the …

Sale of a Female Donkey for 600 drachmas AD 204 ...

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

Translation and subjectivity: the classical model

By Josephine Balmer<p>At a British Centre for Literary Translation Seminar held jointly with Northampton Library Services some years ago, one of the …

Dorian Yates - Into The Shadow - REDUX | London Real

'Hundreds' of Jang's relatives sent to gulags by North Korean regime

After Kim Jong-un regime ordered the execution of his uncle, it is reported that hundreds of his relatives have now been sent to prison camps<p>Several hundred relatives of Jang Song-thaek, executed recently on charges of plotting to overthrow the North Korean state, have been rounded up and sent to …

North Korea

The Hotel Detective's Best Hotel Rooms Of 2013: Part Two

Part two of The Hotel Detective’s Best Rooms of 2013 takes you from traditional luxury destinations (Gstaad, Lake Como) to new outposts (Fogo Island Inn) and even up into the sky (the best Business Class seat). You can read longer write-ups of most of them on the site. (Fogo Island Inn and Grand …

What Your Brain Sees May Not Be What You See

Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill project gets backing from US government agency

Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill joint venture is a step closer to reality this morning after a US government agency agreed to lend $US694.4 million ($784 …

Gina Rinehart

Hulu's Billion-Dollar Milestone: A Sign Of Just How Far Behind Netflix It Has Fallen

On the Hulu blog yesterday, CEO Mike Hopkins was excited to announce a significant milestone. “Hulu will reach $1 billion in revenue in 2013,” he wrote. “When you think about the fact that Hulu first launched out of beta in 2008, it’s quite an impressive feat to scale the business from zero to $1 …

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

Yammie Nam admits that she was raped twice

<b>22 Dec</b> – Former actress Yammie Nam recently surprised many by revealing that she was raped during her blooming career in the 1980s.<p>As reported on …

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Future of Finance - Quartz

FLEET FELINES<p>The CrypoKitties game took the ethereum world by storm last December, as eager players bought and sold the cutesy virtual creatures for …