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Goldman Sachs: Apple is primed for a much bigger acquisition than $3 billion Beats

Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall and his team initiated coverage of Apple with a February 6 note which argues the company is now primed for a larger M&A move than the company is used to.<p>When Apple acquires other companies, it tends to do small "tuck-in" or "acquihire" deals, in which it buys small …

Markets

Trader Joe’s Now Sells Canned Peach Wine for $1

In May, we pitted Trader Joes’ new canned wine against their “Two Buck Chuck,”—and, in an unanimous vote, the cans came out on top. So you can …

Country Lifestyle

The 10 most popular workouts of 2017

The trendiest workouts of 2017 went far beyond the mat.<p>Instead of slow, body-flexing stretches and heart-pumping balances, the most popular exercises this year focused on fast and intense moves.<p>Here they are, ranked by how often they appeared in Google searches — along with what the science says …

Exercise

50 state road trip: Affordable bed and breakfasts in each state

Looking to get away for a romantic Valentine's Day? GoBankingRates.com has put together a list of affordable bed and breakfasts in each state, so no matter where you're looking to travel, you'll have a cozy room waiting for you. Looking for more cost-cutting ideas? They've also put together a list …

Travel

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go truly anonymous …

Privacy

6 Dance Cardio Workout Videos That Will Get You Out of Your Exercise Rut

Yep, even if you think you have no rhythm.

Exercise

The Complete China Bucket List: 50 Incredible Things to do in China

After living in China for almost five years, I’ve had some pretty incredible adventures. In fact, I’ve done so many things in China, that I could …

15 Lazy Dinners That Involve Just One Skillet

I find that winter makes me more lazy than I'd like to be, thanks to the combination of it getting dark at 5 p.m. and the bitter cold temperatures. …

Cooking

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes of November (Minus the Turkey!)

Like so many of us here at Kitchn, you, dear readers, have been readying yourselves for winter and the holiday season by saving recipes for every …

Cooking

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things | Inc.com

According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the work and been diligent about building good habits.<p>Unfortunately, most of us haven't. We …

Success

10 Travel Apps You Should Download Before Your Next Trip

Technology has taken a lot of stress out of traveling, with travel apps virtually changing how we experience the world around us. These are just a …

6 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate

Think twice before throwing these foods in your fridge.<p>When unpacking from a trip to the grocery store, it can be tempting to put almost any …

Tomatoes

In Queens, Star Treatment for Seafood

On the ice, the fish seem to stand at attention, arrayed in neat columns, eyes like buttons and fins drawn in to flanks of winking silver. The shrimp are more disorderly, heaped in long trays, alongside floppy tubes of calamari and the occasional bin of glaring sardines.<p>This is the menu at AbuQir …

Side Dishes

US gives your phone company the OK to block more robocalls

The FCC approves new rules letting phone companies block calls likely to be from fraudsters because they're dialed from certain types of numbers.<p>Soon, your phone company may be blocking more of those obnoxious, automated robocalls pitching you solar panels or pretending to be a tax collection …

Identity Theft

Google Maps is about to get a lot more colorful

The design of Google Maps doesn't get updated very often, so when it does, it's kind of a big deal. The latest tweaks are all about adding a bit more …

APIs

Revealed: Why you should always book your return flight with a different airline

Next time you book a trip, it may be worthwhile booking your outbound and return flights with different airlines.<p>While booking with the same airline …

7 Dishes You Have to Eat in Iceland

Everyone knows about Iceland's dramatic natural beauty—from the cascading waterfalls thundering down the jagged mountain cliffs to the vibrant, colorful dancing auroras illuminating the Arctic sky, to the icy fragmented glaciers flanked by black sand beaches and rugged lava rocks. But most people …

Psychotherapist vs. psychologist vs. psychiatrist: which one should you choose?

Psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists may overlap in the areas they cover, but there are differences among each profession and what they …

20 Classical Music Recordings to Help You Study

For parents and students alike, listening to classical music is becoming a popular way to focus the mind and inspire the intellect while studying. …

Flute

6 Ways to Use Trader Joe's Umami Paste

We took this super-charged tomato paste for a spin in the test kitchen.<p>Ah, the Trader Joe's impulse buy. In my past few trips, I've grabbed marinated goat cheese, French butter, cornbread crackers, and <b>umami paste</b>, a curious "stir-in paste and condiment" hiding next to the ketchup and mayonnaise. …

Trader Joe's

20 Vegetarian Dinners You'll Love This Fall

It's hard to be sad about summer's departure when fall favorites like pumpkin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, apples, and more are rolling into …

Healthy Eating

These four trains can carry you from coast to coast, where the final prize awaits: the vast beauty of the West

On the morning of Aug. 12, my wife, Laurel, and I were in New York City’s Penn Station awaiting<p>Amtrak’s Northeast Regional No. 141 to take us to Washington, D.C.<p>This would be the first leg of a 3,447-mile, four-train odyssey to Seattle — in the other Washington — and it would offer a window into …

Trains

The best ways to keep in touch with home while you're abroad

Here is every parent's nightmare: Your child is going off to study abroad. As unsettling as that might be, the real nightmare comes when you get your first cellphone bill and realize you forgot to address the issue of staying in touch when your child is in a foreign land.<p>In truth, it's not just …

The Iconic Plaza Hotel Is For Sale

One of Manhattan's most iconic landmarks just hit the real estate market, and is poised to become one of the most expensive per-room hotel sales in …

Real Estate

11 Best Travel Apps Worth Downloading Photos

Photo: Petar Chernaev / Getty Images<p>A good vacation can turn into a nightmare at a moment’s notice if you are ill-equipped for your destination. Language barriers, currency snafus, directional errors—all tiny factors that could put a damper on your trip. Luckily, there is an app for that. Arm …

8 Trader Joe's Foods I Always Keep in My Freezer (and the Recipes I Make With Them)

Trader Joe's is like my therapist, my happy place. As soon as I walk in, all my troubles melt away as I feast my eyes on all of TJ's amazing food. I can pick up basics like raw almonds and cashews, dried baby bananas (my new obsession), almond butter, and a bag of baby avocados and never walk away …

20 gadgets under $20 that you'll actually use every day

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Shopping

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Trains