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The Best Beach Resorts In The World

<i>For</i> Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.<p>We’re all dreaming of a warm-weather getaway right about now (how many degrees below zero is it?). Here are best beach resorts in the world that we return to again and again — spanning the globe from Rhode Island to Fiji — from Traveler’s 2017 Gold List.<p><b>1.</b> …

Cabo San Lucas

10 health gadgets that we can't wait to buy

The giant Consumer Electronics Show, held last month in Las Vegas, dazzled the world with inch-thick, flat-screen TVs and driverless cars. The cutting-edge wellness gear on display at the event may have been less glamorous but was no less amazing. If you swim, run, play basketball, cycle, fish or …

Fitness Technology

Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

Only months ago Donald Trump’s chief strategist predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East in Breitbart radio shows<p>The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the …

The best gyms in the UK

Sean Spicer defends inauguration claim: 'Sometimes we can disagree with facts'

Trump’s press secretary said he intends to be honest with the American people as he rehashed false statement on crowd size during first White House briefing<p>Donald Trump’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, was unapologetic on Monday for making false assertions about the size of the crowd at his inauguration, …

Britain's universities must change to survive. Higher education reform is the way forward

Ten years ago, none of the following existed: the iPhone, Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook had not made it to the UK, and Twitter had just been founded. The change to our lives made by these innovations has been truly profound. The next 10 years will undoubtedly see as much …

Higher Education

Hidden New York: Why Midtown in Manhattan is the place to go when you think you’ve seen it all before

<b>New York City’s Midtown is so much more than the tourist jams, the shopping and the dizzying lights of Times Square. This place can, and will,</b> …

China deserves fair treatment under World Trade Organisation Rules. It has earned it

Fifteen years after China’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the “substitute nation” method for calculating anti-dumping measures against China has finally expired. This is according to Article 15 of the Protocol on China’s accession to the organisation back in 2001. It means fellow …

Trump names Bush-era veteran and policy newcomer to posts

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday appointed an experienced hand from the George W. Bush era to his national …

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Buy these bargain stocks before they make a comeback

The stable companies that investors have ploughed money into in recent years will suffer share price falls while investors in cheap, neglected businesses will prosper as inflation and higher interest rates return.<p>This, at least, is the expectation that has taken hold in the markets following Donald …

Trump effect propels copper to its best week in 30 years

After sitting out this year’s rally in commodity prices, copper is on track for its best week in 30 years, propelled skywards by hopes that president-elect Donald Trump will open the US’ purse strings to fix the country’s crumbling infrastructure.<p>Copper on the London Metal Exchange surged above …

If Donald Trump repeals Obamacare, it could cost the US government $41 billion

Candidate Trump repeatedly called for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the campaign, but it is unclear what president Trump will actually do about the ACA. It is not clear even with president Trump, and Republican majorities in the House and Senate, whether full repeal …

The 1 Skill You Need to Master If You're Self-Employed

How to use time management to add more money to your pockets and more minutes to each day.<p>The old adage that "time is money" is categorically true, but for self-employed workers, it is a fact of life.<p>"Time is money"--or, more to the point, "time is income"--is something they must constantly think …

Project Management

Margaret Thatcher pips David Cameron in 'worst Prime Minister of last 100 years' poll

Historical writers declare Iron Lady worse PM than man whose legacy was 'sleepwalking us into Brexit'.<p>Margaret Thatcher has narrowly pipped David …

TripAdvisor Has Named the 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants In the World

Good news for fans of fine dining.<p>Good news for fans of fine dining.<p>TripAdvisor has revealed the winning restaurants from its 2016 Travelers' Choice Awards and a restaurant in Chicago has made the elite list.<p>With head chef and owner Grant Achatz running the scene, Alinea did considerably well in …

8 Ways Not to Ruin Your Financial Life

Learn to say no.<p>There’s a simpler way to build wealth than guessing which stock will be the next Google or Apple: Don’t make colossal financial …

Asia investors, traders bet on Clinton win after bruising election debate

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Investors and traders in Asia indicated on Monday they are mostly increasing their bets on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning the U.S. presidential race after the second of three debates with Republican party nominee Donald Trump.<p>Republican U.S. presidential …

Best to-do list apps

I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use a to-do list in my life, especially somewhere I wouldn’t be able to lose it, in an app. If you’re …

Here's How China's Economic Data Could Be Misleading, Analysts Say

China‘s economy was less healthy in the third quarter than a recent spate of upbeat data suggest, with growth coming exclusively from manufacturing …

Singapore tells world leaders to take balanced view as it defends death penalty

Death penalty has deterred major drug syndicates from setting up in Singapore.<p>Each state has sovereign right to choose most appropriate judicial …

Fitch reveals the $2trillion black hole in China's economy that heralds a lost decade

Bad debts in the Chinese banking system are ten times higher than officially admitted, and rescue costs could reach a third of GDP within two years if the authorities let the crisis fester, Fitch Ratings has warned.<p>The agency said the rate of non-performing loans (NPLs) has reached between 15pc and …

Economy

Theresa May hits out at EU leaders over threats to Britain and vows: 'All 27 will sign up to a Brexit deal with us'

Theresa May has criticised European Union leaders who have been threatening Britain ahead of its Brexit negotiations, warning them that they "will sign up to a deal with us".<p>The Prime Minister hit out at EU leaders after they said they will make Brexit "very painful" for Britain to ensure the UK is …

Rolls-Royce Thins Management Jobs in Turnabout From No-Cut Plan

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is eliminating another 200 management jobs, further thinning the ranks at the embattled engine maker and backing off a …

Negative interest rates are damaging the economy and hitting investment

A number of central banks now have negative official rates. Over $30 trillion (£10 trillion) of worldwide government bonds are now trading at yields …

Would You Hide a Jew From the Nazis?

WHEN representatives from the United States and other countries gathered in Evian, France, in 1938 to discuss the Jewish refugee crisis caused by the Nazis, they exuded sympathy for Jews — and excuses about why they couldn’t admit them. Unto the breach stepped a 33-year-old woman from Massachusetts …