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EgyptAir: Smoke detected inside cabin before crash

<b>Smoke was detected inside the cabin of the EgyptAir passenger plane before it crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday, investigators have confirmed.</b><p>Smoke detectors went off in the toilet and the aircraft's electrics, minutes before the signal was lost, the Aviation Herald had earlier reported.<p>A …

French airport employee 'devastated' after helping latecomers with five children board doomed EgyptAir flight MS804

Airplanes

Swim deep with the iHealth Wave waterproof fitness tracker - CNET

BERLIN -- When you think of activity trackers, you probably think of counting steps or maybe heartbeats. But the iHealth Wave lets you count splashes instead.<p>Wearable devices that allow you to track your activity and create a record of your performance are hugely popular for motivating those who …

Shape Up for Summer: Ultimate Workout Plan

"Many adults I work with talk about how the water is a magical place for them, where they can escape day-to-day stress," says Alexis Keto, head swim …

Waterproof Headphones Perfect for Swimming

If you're planning on jamming out while swimming laps, hitting the waves, or running in the rain this summer, these earbuds have you covered.

5 Things People Over 50 Really Don't Want To Hear

Are you guilty of making these faux pas?<p>We all age differently -- something that we can thank/blame in equal parts on our lifestyle habits and our genes. But no matter how we age, there are some things <i>no one</i> over 50 ever wants to hear:<p><b>1. "How nice of your son to take you to brunch!"</b><p>While it would …

Sally Field is mad as hell

If you've seen anything starring Sally Field in the past five years, chances are she was either playing an overprotective aunt (<i>The Amazing Spider-Man</i>), an overprotective mother (<i>Lincoln</i>) or an overprotective grandmother (television's <i>Brothers & Sisters</i>). But in the sharp new dramedy <i>Hello, My Name</i> …

It’s not that hard to have fun, once you retire

By Rodney Brooks<p>Rodney Brooks<p>Bio Follow<p>It turns out that concerns about having all that time on your hands after you retire may be a bit overstated.<p>A Merrill Lynch retirement survey, conducted with Age Wave and released last week, indicates that retirees are enjoying their time away from work just …

Retirement

This New Tool Can Help You Avoid a Devastating Retirement Mistake

You may live longer than you think. Can you afford it?<p>Research shows that most retirees and pre-retirees tend to underestimate how long they might …

How to Be Able to Retire at 55

Retiring early is a lucrative option unless you are in love with your profession. I believe, 55 is a good age to take retirement from work and enjoy …

Next-Gen Retirement

Sam Peet<p>Every day in the United States more than 10,000 people turn 65. For decades this was the typical retirement age. Starting in their early fifties, but certainly by age 70, people were expected to end their careers and embrace a life of leisure. But in the past 20 years, that paradigm has …

Half a million over 65s still working 'because they enjoy it'

Nearly half a million over 65s are choosing to stay in work because they enjoy it, according to a report, with growing numbers taking up "dream" jobs such as gardening and becoming an author.<p>In a report by pension firm, LV=, two in every five workers surveyed said their main reason for not retiring …

Best Money Tips: How to Retire By 55

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found a strategy for early retirement, questions that will help you declutter, and the …

Where should you retire after a life of travelling?

By Paul Johnson on May 18, 2016 in Travel Miscellany<p>We all love to travel but one day a time comes in our lives when it’s nice to settle down …

Revealed: the magic formula for a prosperous retirement

(This piece is from the new issue of Spectator Money, out on Thursday 19 May. The magazine will come free with your next copy of The Spectator, and will also be available to read online at ) - We’re all getting older. We’ve just celebrated the Queen’s 90th as a very special occasion, yet by 2027 …

Simple Ways Millennials Can Prepare for Retirement

One of the main criticisms of millennials is that we fail to prepare for our future. A recent study says that millennials make unrealistic retirement plans. I can vouch for that, since I did not start saving for retirement until I was 24 myself. Better late than never, I like to say, but I can't …

Five essential tips if you want to retire early

The dream of early retirement is all that keeps some of us going through the daily grind. Fantasies of a round-the-world cruise, sunloungers on a seaside terrace or writing a best-selling novel make work endurable.<p>Then we hit 50, look at our pension pot, and wonder if we will ever be able to afford …

Read this before you retire at 62

There's a reason 62 is becoming an increasingly popular age for retirement. Since it's the earliest age for Social Security beneficiaries to start collecting payments, most recipients jump at the chance to get their hands on that money as soon as possible. Not only is 62 the age at which the …

Retirement

25 Best Cities For An Active Retirement

Retirement needn't be a choice between sitting at home and taking expensive cruises. In the right place it's easy to stay active and engaged at little cost. Using available data, we identified cities that rank high in outdoor bicycling and walking facilities, and in volunteerism. Then we checked on …

Millions of Americans regret not saving for retirement earlier. Don't let it happen to you

We all set out to live a life with no regrets, but sooner or later something happens that we wish we could take back, and oftentimes it includes …

Retirement

The Health And Beauty Benefits Of A Scalp Massage

Scalp massages can decrease stress, boost your mood and promote hair growth.<p>Raise your hand if you agree that a scalp massage is one of the <b>best</b> things about getting your hair done at the salon. All of our worries seem to fade away once our stylist or their assistant rubs our scalp with their …

The Scary Ways Using Your Phone at Night Can Impact Your Health

It wrecks more than just your sleep.<p>Between watching "just one more" episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and Insta-creeping 'til the wee hours of the a.m., it's no wonder so many of us have a perma-case of the drowsies. But while some studies indicate that nighttime light exposure is bad for your sleep …

Body Fat

Redefining health and well-being in America's aging population

New approach looks at factors in addition to disease<p>Chronological age itself plays almost no role in accounting for differences in older people's …

Busy people have improved cognitive function in old age, study says

Busy people may have better-functioning brains in old age than those who are less busy, scientists have suggested.<p>A healthily busy lifestyle is …

The Brain

The At-Home Workout That Will Fix Your Bad Back

Britain has become a nation of hunchbacks. Although this side of the Channel, they labour not in bell towers but over computer keyboards – men folded …

England’s chief medical officer warns of ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

Efficiency of antibiotics falling as deaths in EU and US hit around 50,000 annually from infections drugs can no longer treat<p>The “antibiotic apocalypse” may already be upon us. According to Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, 50,000 people are dying every year in Europe and the US …

'Immediate aspirin' advice for minor stroke

<b>People should consider taking aspirin immediately after a minor stroke to prevent or limit the harm caused by further strokes, researchers say.</b><p>Oxford University scientists say though doctors are already advised to give the drug, the benefits of taking it early on have been "hugely underestimated" …

I Lost Weight — & It Ruined My Relationship

When I met James, I thought he was a total catch. He was smart, educated, he owned his apartment (not an easy feat on the Lower East Side of …

Relationships

Katherine Dunn, Author of Geek Love, Has Died

<i>Geek Love</i> is one of the main reasons I rarely loan out books anymore—at least, not with the expectation that I’ll ever see them again. When I heard the news yesterday that its author, Katherine Dunn, had died at the age of 70, I looked to my shelves, found my copy once again absent, and found …

Books

A Midcentury Modern Pioneer Talks About Working At 100

And that legendary Playboy spread.<p>In the 1940s and ’50s, Scandinavian furniture flooded the United States–and one of the designers who left an indelible mark during that era was Jens Risom.<p>The Danish-born practitioner, who turned 100 on May 8, is one of the last living icons who shaped the movement …