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BaT Success Story: 2002tii from Vegas to Boston

<i>This just in from the new owner of the Bristol Grey 1974 BMW 2002tii that we featured here on BaT (link):</i><p><i>“Hi BaT,</i> <i><br>This is my belated BaT Success</i> …

The happiest countries in the world

Switzerland's residents are the most satisfied with their lives for the second consecutive year, according to the Better Life Index released last week. The study, published annually by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), reported that United States failed to crack the …

Why your home is not a good investment

I've come to believe that for millions of Americans, a house is a large liability masquerading as a safe asset.<p>Not just because of the recent housing crash, although what an eye-opener that was.<p>But because after watching real estate implode last decade, the average American still believes their …

This Guy Arrived In The US With $26, Sold A Startup For Half A Billion, And Is Working On Another Cool Company

He arrived in the U.S. from Communist Romania in the early 1990s speaking no English, with $26 in his pocket. He lived in a youth hostel and drove a limo for a living.<p>Today, he's working on his fourth successful startup, having sold all of his previous ones, including his third one, OutlookSoft, to …

G-wagen–Based Brabus Widestar 6.1 Convertible Debuts

If we’re being frank, we’re a mite disappointed in the Brabus Widestar 6.1 convertible. Not because it’s not opulent. We’re sure it’s opulent. Hell, the European G500 upon which it’s based is opulent on its own—a handbuilt thing whose portals <i>thownk</i> shut in a way Benzes haven’t since the chassis …

What Happens In Your Body When You Drink And Run At The Same Time

As if running a mile in under five minutes wasn't hard enough, James Nielsen did it while drinking beer.<p>In a record-breaking race now seen on YouTube by over a million people, Nielsen, of Novato, California, ran the Beer Mile, "a perhaps less prestigious (although still extraordinary) feat of …

5 Easy Weight-Loss Tips That Really Work

As a nutritionist, I often get clients at this time of year concerned about summer -- fitting into a bathing suit, getting some new clothes and navigating holiday eating and parties. I am not a fan of rigid diets, which restrict entire food groups for a short time, but rather I advocate for healthy …

5 Business Secrets You Probably Never Thought Of

Everybody in business is looking for the “secret sauce.” Some gain insights through experience. Others receive wisdom passed down from a mentor and still others simply learn from experience.<p>Yet however we come by our ideas, we rarely revisit them. Accepted wisdoms have a way of becoming second …

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Shock and awe

We are taught that snap judgments are immature, unfair and unbecoming. That said, you need only whisper “Camaro Z/28” to have yourself, and those within earshot, categorised.<p>You and anyone who responds with a grin (and maybe a fist bump) clearly go in for simple pleasures: lager beer, hamburgers, …

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Rat roaster redux.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The long-rumored 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat being put through its paces under gloomy skies. Wearing but tiny strips of camo on its front and rear fascias, Chrysler apparently feels that, since the 2015 Challenger update was revealed at the New York auto show, …

Sports Cars

This 2015 Ford Mustang Aerobic Dance Battle "Ad" Is Tragically '80s

If it’s even possible to make the 2015 Ford Mustang seem uncool, this video at least comes close. Seeking to answer the question “What would you do #InaMustang?” that Ford posed to Mustang fans in a new contest, the clip is seriously weird.<p>We like that fans can submit Mustang-related ideas to Ford, …

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Accused of Racism, Issues Video Response

The Mirror, a British tabloid, posted an unused clip from Season 19, Episode 6 of Top Gear, in which Jeremy Clarkson mutters something that the newspaper interprets to be the N-word. The incident occurs as the outspoken 54-year-old host recites a familiar nursery rhyme in order to choose between …

We Hear: BMW M2 on Track for Early 2016 Launch

The true successor to the beloved BMW 1 Series M Coupe is on the way. According to the rumor mill, the BMW M2 is set to take the 2014 BMW M235i up a notch, with up to 375 hp on tap when it goes into production in the middle of next year.<p>The BMW M2, likely to be a 2016 model, will allegedly be …

Pricing Is Revealed for the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata

In addition to details about how to pre-order a special-edition model on the 25th Anniversary MX-5 Miata microsite, Mazda also released pricing information for the entire 2015 Miata lineup. It’s excellent news for fans of the iconic roadster: Pricing barely ticks up a notch from last year’s …

Epic Drives Tours the Southwest in Toyota FJ Cruiser

The deserts of the American Southwest are filled with a lot of nothing, but as host Arthur St. Antoine finds out on this episode of Epic Drives, “nothing” can be so much more when you’re piloting a proper off-road rig. St. Antoine takes on the vast desert in a 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams …