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Marriage hurts a hedge fund manager more than divorce

A fund manager's divorce can tank a hedge fund's performance. The only thing that's worse for it is a wedding.<p>A fund's alpha -- the measure of how much it beats the market -- falls by an annualized 8.5% around the time of a manager's marriage, according to a study released this month by University …

India's Much-awaited Budget Focuses On Fundamentals, Aims For 8% Growth In Coming Year

Asia’s third-largest economy unveiled its annual budget today saying it is aimed at a high-growth trajectory. The budget is focusing on improving infrastructure, cutting the fiscal deficit and boosting investment so that growth would accelerate to 8-8.5% in India’s next financial year starting in …

Bryony Gordon on starting cognitive behavioural therapy

How the other half lives: to help deal with her depression and OCD, Bryony Gordon visits a CBT therapist<p>I have started to have <b>cognitive behavioural therapy</b>. It’s more commonly known as CBT – anyone who needs it has enough on their plate without having to explain they are having “cognitive …

It Trend, It Girl: Suki Waterhouse

The British model Suki Waterhouse was a late bloomer in the clothes department. Growing up in West London, she was a self-described tomboy who competed nationally in karate tournaments, rock-climbed, and wore a favorite T-shirt that read bad girls never die. Needless to say, she didn’t make a very …

Hell in a Handbasket: The Real Problem with the "White or Blue?" Dress

Idiocy is in the eye of the beholder<p>Yesterday's viral internet event quickly went from neat to depressing. For those who stayed away from a computer …

7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and …

India economy 'about to take off' as Modi's first budget unveiled

India is "about to take off", says finance minister, as Modi's first full budget reveals huge investment in infrastructure around country and target 8.5 per cent annual growth which would see country overtake China<p>India will overtake China to become the world’s fastest growing economy in the next …

The Best Jewelry at the Oscars 2015

Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer’s 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Though, year after year, we've featured her surreal photos on My Modern Met (see here and here), we had no idea that for the last 14 years of her life, photographer Brooke Shaden has been suffering from fibromyalgia. Over 5 million Americans are affected by this condition that causes chronic muscle …

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Hollywood's Biggest Movies and Stars

<b>"Most of Hollywood history has survived</b> because someone dug it out of the trash," photographer Bruce McBroom says in the new book <i>Hollywood Frame by Frame</i>. And it's those unearthed, pulled-from-the-trash items that seem to hold the most intrigue.<p>For years, studios relied on elaborate, staged …

15 Great Stocks For 2015

Trying to outguess the market can make a fool of anyone. Instead of trying to move in and out of the market, a better strategy is to buy quality stocks that you can ideally hold for the longer term. With that in mind, we asked some of our favorite investment advisors for their best ideas for 2015.

The 10 Tallest New Buildings From Around The World

<i>This story originally appeared on ArchDaily.</i> <b>by Michael Aynsley</b><p><i>The following list, originally published on BuzzBuzzHome, is based on data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the recognized authority on skyscraper height.</i><p>With the number of officially “tall” buildings -- at least 656 …

Giveaway: Win a Nikon D810 or Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Worth $3,000

<b>Update</b>: This giveaway is now over and the winner has been selected. Please see below for the announcement.<p>We’re back with another big giveaway as a …

Why Now Is The Time To Buy Tesla Motors Stock

<b>Crude oil has dropped 50% in just 6 months</b><p>At under $50/barrel, gasoline is now selling for under $2/gallon in many USA locations. This is a price rollback to 2008 – something almost no one expected in early 2014.<p><b>Don’t jump to conclusions</b><p>It is easy to jump to conclusions about what this will mean …

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Monster suing Beats and co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

Lawsuit claims the company was cut out of making the popular headphones<p>Not that long ago, Monster made the headphones for Beats. How it got cut out of that process is now the center of a lawsuit against Beats and its co-founders that was filed in Northern California this week. The complaint, which …

Avegant's personal theater headset looks like a pair of premium headphones

At long last, Avegant unveiled the final design for its Glyph personal theater headset at CES 2015, and it looks even more like a pair of headphones than earlier prototypes suggested. Crafted out of high-grade plastic, it has a soft-touch exterior, shiny aluminum accents on the earpads and …

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At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Neil Young's high-quality Pono music player goes on sale Monday for $399

Neil Young's high-quality music player, the Pono, is finally going on sale. After completing a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, the Pono is heading into retail stores on Monday. It's a niche product, so it won't be everywhere — just 80 locations — but you will be able to find it at a …

The Oldest Time Capsule In American History Was Just Opened — Here's What's Inside

Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and war hero William Scollay buried a time capsule in Boston more than 200 years ago, and we're finally seeing what's inside.<p>Museum conservators found newspapers, coins, a copper medal, a silver plaque, and other items in the capsule. One coin pulled from the capsule was …

10 Things You Need To Know Before European Markets Open

<b>Deflation Comes To Europe.</b> Prices in the eurozone fell 0.2% in December compared with the prior year, more than the 0.1% drop that was expected. Prices in Europe were dragged down by energy prices, which fell 6.3% from a year ago.<p><b>Oil Just Won't Stop Tumbling.</b>West Texas Intermediate crude on Tuesday …

The next version of USB is the key to Apple's new MacBook

Is Apple finally making a cheaper laptop?<p>Apple appears to be working towards a thinner and totally redesigned MacBook. A curiously timed report from <i>9to5Mac</i>, just as the Consumer Electronics Show opens today with lots of thin and light Windows laptops, claims Apple’s next notebook will be a 12-inch …

The Most Expensive Athlete In The World Is Valued At $260 Million

Lionel Messi of Barcelona in Spain's La Liga tops the list with a staggering transfer value of $262 million (€220 million), and nobody else is even close.<p>And that would just be the estimated cost of acquiring the rights to the Argentine footballer. If a team were able to persuade Barcelona to sell …

Taken 3 review – a very exhausted set of skills

It’s difficult to know what subtitle to give this. Taken 3: Not Again, or Taken 3: Seriously? or Taken 3: This Is Getting a Bit Much Frankly. It is another episode in the eventful life of former special forces hombre Bryan Mills: the role which made a bankable action star of Liam Neeson, famously …

Goodbye smart gadgets. Hello dumb tech

Feature-filled phones, Apple Watches and expensive coffee machines are all very well, but sometimes they just make life more complicated. It’s time to learn the joy of low tech<p>This is going to be the year of the smartwatch. Thanks to several incredible boundary-smashing technological vaults, Apple …

Apple Watch

These Types of People End Up More Successful and Make More Money

• Self-discipline is a better predictor of success than IQ.<p>Happiness translates into success and happier people are more successful. Just don’t be too …

Destiny Player Reaches Level 32

144 Light later.<p>The Dark Below, Destiny's newest expansion, released less than a week ago, and one player has already reached the new level …

#IDRB coming to Xbox One in February 2015 as part of Games with Gold promotion | On MSFT

#IDRB (It Draws A Red Box), a popular e-sports 2-D platforming title, is coming to Xbox One in February 2015 as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Games …

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Xbox One preview members get early access to Halo 5 beta tomorrow

An early Christmas present from Microsoft and 343 industries<p>Microsoft is gifting its dedicated Xbox One preview members an early Christmas present tomorrow: early access to <i>Halo 5</i>. While 343 industries and Microsoft plan to launch a <i>Halo 5</i> multiplayer beta on December 29th, Xbox One preview members …

Nintendo is working on next games console, says Mario creator

The legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has told press that the company is working on a console to follow the Wii U<p>Nintendo’s game design chief, Shigeru Miyamoto, has confirmed that a successor to the current Wii U console is already in development.<p>In an interview with Associated Press the …