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One of the biggest warning signs of the financial crisis is flashing again — but this time is different

The Libor, or London Interbank Offered Rate, measures the interest rate at which banks lend to each other at different durations, and its sharp jump was a harbinger of the financial crisis.<p>An increase in the Libor, the typical thinking goes, means that banks see lending to their fellow financial …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Netflix: We're the ones throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon

The streaming service says that for five years it's been slowing down video to wireless users to save them from themselves.<p>If you watch Netflix on Verizon or AT&T, the streaming video service is keeping you from getting the full picture -- and it claims it's for your own good.<p>A week after the …

Net Neutrality

5 Chic Houseplants and How to (Finally) Keep Them Alive

On one particularly wintry morning during New York Fashion Week, all eyes were fixed not only on the clothes and the Wyeth furniture at The Row presentation, but also on the spectacular plants dotting the showroom, which included aloe, succulents, and banana trees arranged by EriN Design. Months …

Plants

There's a STAR WARS Spoiler News Blocker in Case You're Trying to Avoid Them

How 'The Martian's' Ridley Scott Replicated Mars in the Middle East

The director used the vast landscape of the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan (and the world's largest soundstage in Budapest) to realistically portray the …

Steep Your Way to Hot Tea Perfection by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

There's a difference between nuking a teabag and brewing a real cup of tea at home—avoid these mistakes when upgrading to the real thing.<p>Picture a bag of potato chips. At the very top are fully intact, unmarred, pristine chips. They're satisfyingly crunchy, and you can't stop eating. But once you …

Tea

This Easy Makeup Hack Will Make Smaller Eyes Look Much Bigger

There are many reasons to love Huda Kattan. Not only did the Dubai-based entrepreneur create the Kardashian's favorite false lashes, she runs her awesome beauty blog, Huda Beauty. We recently stumbled upon one post in which Kattan demonstrates how to make your eyes bigger—and there's one supereasy …

Aunt Delia's Thanksgiving Manners Quiz

<i>Two and a half decades ago, the screenwriter and novelist Delia Ephron picked up her 8-year-old nephew at the airport and didn’t receive a hug nor a</i> …

This Jello Shadow Palette Creates the Easiest Smoky Eye Ever

Creating the perfect smoky eye isn't just a need-to-know makeup technique. We'd be willing to make a strong case that the method is a downright art. …

Worms (And Germs) May Be The Answer To Preventing Allergies

Researchers have found helminths and gut bacteria work together to prevent allergies<p>For more than half a century, the focus of an allergic response has been the antibody, Immunoglobulin E (IgE). Upon identification of an allergen, IgE sends signals to the rest of the immune system leading to …

Biology

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Biomedicine

Brush your teeth in the dark to help sleep, says Oxford University neuroscientist

Bright bathroom lights can stimulate the body and prevent sleep, claims Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University<p>The secret of a good night’s sleep could be as simple as brushing your teeth in the dark, an Oxford Neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Russell Foster, professor of …

Oxford University