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John Boehner just used Leonardo DiCaprio GIFs to explain entitlement reform

Boehner's office released a listicle featuring GIFs of featuring actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Titanic" in order to highlight a recent bipartisan vote for "doc fix" legislation reforming Medicare reimbursement practices.<p>"Something big happened recently," Boehner aide Caleb Smith wrote on …

GIF Animations

7 Ways To Save Big On Luxury Travel

We're seasoned luxury travelers. We've stayed at five star hotels from Amman to Zurich, hung with the cool kids at design hotels, and had all five senses soothed at sophisticated spas in the world. But we enjoy nothing more than getting luxury for less.<p>So we always seek out ways to enjoy luxury …

Luxury Travel

9 basic pieces of money-saving advice that no one follows, but everyone should

Often, the thing that's best for us is the thing we really don't want to do.<p>Saving more and spending less is boring; why do that when you can have fun <i>now</i>?<p>Well, you know what else sounds boring? Working for the next 50 years.<p>There are some very basic pieces of money advice that experts give, but no …

Personal Finance

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

Employment

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It

But despite differences between the economic and security elite, it seems unlikely that financial instability, at its current level, will be enough to produce a political revolution in Russia similar to the one that undid the Yanukovych government in Ukraine in February 2014. However, the desire to …

Russia

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Lamborghini Huracán Supercar

The Huracán was introduced this March at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>Powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine that generates over 600 horsepower, it does 0 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 201 mph.<p>Here's everything you need and want to know about the latest and maybe greatest Lamborghini …

Sports Cars

Will late-to-work become a thing of the past?

Nearly 1 in 5 workers are late for work at least once a week, but they’re also more likely to actually start working by checking their work email …

Employment

U.S. official: Missile hit Malaysia Airlines plane - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.<p>The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane, but hasn't pinpointed who was …

Obama imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Russia has failed to take steps to end the Ukraine conflict, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in announcing expanded sanctions targeting two banks, two energy companies, Ukraine separatists and defense companies.<p>European Union leaders also said they intended to increase sanctions, signaling …

Cities Are Already Clamoring To Host The Next Cold-Weather Super Bowl

Washington, D.C. and Chicago are among the two most likely sites for the next cold-weather Super Bowl, according to Forbes.<p>Following the success of Super Bowl XLVIII -- the NFL's first open-air cold weather Super Bowl -- a slew of northern and northeastern cities are hoping to score some of the …

Fannie, Freddie may cut loan limits, pushing borrowers to jumbos

WASHINGTON — Should you be concerned that the maximum loan amount you'll be able to obtain through the biggest players in the mortgage industry —<p>Fannie MaeandFreddie Mac— might be cut sometime next spring? Maybe you should.<p>That's because mortgage applicants who no longer qualify under the revised …

How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

Time I

Microsoft fires back at Apple: iWork is ‘watered down,’ and the iPad isn’t a ‘work’ machine

Apple’s full-frontal assault on Microsoft yesterday didn’t go unnoticed by the folks in Redmond.<p>During its iPad event yesterday, Apple went out of its way to not only attack devices like the Surface but also go after the company’s approach to operating system upgrades and productivity …

Top 10 Destinations for an Endless Summer in Autumn

Autumn is now well underway and many travelers have unpacked their winter wardrobe, stashed their swim trunks, and officially postponed that longed-for summer beach trip for another year. Although the local leaves are turning colors, summer is still in full swing a bit further south and there's …

Central America

Peyton Manning misses practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos held quarterback Peyton Manning out of practice Wednesday because of a minor ankle injury he suffered in the …

Brandon Meriweather suspension: Sentence reduced to 1 game after appeal

Meriweather was able to get a game knocked off his suspension, but he will still miss this Sunday's matchup between the Redskins and the Broncos.<p>Brandon Meriweather had his suspension reduced to one game without pay after his appeal in front of NFL officer Ted Cottrell, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport …

Ultimate Cruise Planner

If you’ve never stepped foot on a cruise ship, you might not know the first thing about planning the perfect vacation at sea. Get your feet wet with …

Cruise Ships

Rob Gronkowski Medically Cleared to Play Sunday vs. New York Jets

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has reportedly received full medical clearance ahead of the team's Week 7 game against the AFC East rival New York Jets.<p>Agent Drew Rosenhaus told Pro Football Talk that Gronkowski was finally given the green light by all of his doctors:<p>Rosenhaus stopped …

Football (U.S.)

Lionel Messi returns for Barcelona while Gareth Bale is poised to make Real Madrid comeback

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has posted on his Instagram account a photo of him kicking a ball with the message "Ready to come back"<p><b>Barcelona</b> and <b>Real Madrid</b> will be boosted by the return of <b>Lionel Messi</b> and Gareth Bale this weekend as both sides prepare for a vital week in their season.<p>Messi …

14 Twitter Feeds To Boost Your Political IQ

No matter where you stand in terms of party lines, there's no denying the impact politics can have on our daily lives. And, in an age where a world …

Men's jumpers 10 different looks – in pictures

A quality piece of knitwear is the cornerstone of every great wanderer's wardrobe. No road trip is complete this season without a chunky knit, a mohair jumper or a cosy sweater. Inspired by Jack Kerouac, The Observer fashion team headed to Big Sur – the ultimate rugged coastal backdrop, where a …

Future Rejoins Drake's 'Would You Like a Tour?' Trek

Shows kick off tomorrow in Pittsburgh<p>Rapper Future has confirmed to <i>Rolling Stone</i> that he has worked out his differences with Drake and will join him …