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Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

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7 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico with Kids

Located in the Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico is a tropical family vacation destination with year-round sunshine, picturesque beaches and an array of family-friendly activities. The capital of San Juan is a bustling port city steeped in history that …

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people’s January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

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The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Camera Gets Funding for 3.2-Gigapixel Sky Photos

The world’s largest camera is now one step closer to becoming a reality. The 3.2-gigapixel camera being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope …

The Life Lessons I Learned From My First Safari

Prior to going on my first safari in South Africa, I knew only the basics -- where I was staying, the time of my game drives, what to wear and what to bring. However, all of those items on my safari checklist didn't prepare me for what it was like to actually <i>be</i> on a safari. I learned several …

Samsung Galaxy S6 review

The first great smartphone of 2015<p><b>The Good</b> The upscale Samsung Galaxy S6's smooth glass-and-matte-metal body, improved fingerprint reader, and convenient new camera shortcut key make the phone a stunner. Samsung's decluttered take on Android 5.0 brings the beauty inside, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Longtime fans …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

Nutrition

The World's Hottest Smartphone Company Just Unveiled A Dirt Cheap Roku Competitor The Size Of A Phone Charger

The Mi Box Mini runs on Android and supports Dolby DTS audio and 1080p output to TVs, which means you'll be able to stream in full HD. It comes with its own Bluetooth remote and is available in a ton of different color options including red, orange, purple, blue, and yellow.<p>It's much smaller than …

Mobile Technology

10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

WhiteAlbum Brings Disposable Camera Photography to Your Smartphone

WhiteAlbum is a new app and service that wants to bring the fun of disposable camera photography to the world of smartphones. It’s a camera app that …

Elon Musk Says He's Going To Build A 5-Mile Hyperloop Test Track, Probably In Texas

Musk said on Thursday that he plans on building a five-mile Hyperloop test track so that companies and student teams can "test out their pods." He says this test track will likely be built in Texas.<p>Though Musk introduced the Hyperloop idea, he handed it off to a crowdfunded team of about 100 …

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Barbuda Is The Best Caribbean Island You're Not Going To

We like to think we're experts in relaxation and dreamy, beachy islands the world over. And we've seen some doozies. But let us just drop a new little nugget of knowledge on you that will hopefully blow your mind on this wintery day.<p><b>Barbuda is the best little Caribbean island you're not visiting.</b><p>In …

Emerging Markets? Focus on the Consumer

Emerging markets deficits and currency issues grab headlines, but investors should focus on the increasing power and influence of the consumer.<p>Throughout much of 2013, conflicting reports about the financial health and economic well-being of various countries in the developing world have caused …

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Wealth Management and the New American Family

As families grow more complex, so does planning for trusts and estates, philanthropy, the family business and much more.<p>You don’t need a sociology degree to see that the American family has changed a great deal from the <i>Leave It to Beaver</i> TV families of the 1950s.<p>Over the decades, we’ve watched a …

The Expansion of Space Commerce

With the U.S. aerospace industry beginning to look more like a free market, what might it mean for investors? 3-2-1, read on.<p>It’s hardly the Rebel Alliance versus the Galactic Empire. Yet an assortment of start-up space companies may be loosening the grip that NASA, the nation’s space agency, and …

Long Live the Sustainable Ranch

A primer on managing ranch land for ecological and financial longevity.<p>With its deep roots in the Old West, ranching is as much an American tradition as baseball, cars and Broadway. But, like all traditions, it is changing to adapt to modern America.<p>First, although cattle and sheep have grazed U.S. …

Healthcare Investments in a Divided World

America frets about medical insurance and eldercare, but other nations' concerns are more basic.<p>People almost everywhere are living longer than ever before. The global average for life expectancy climbed from about 47 years in the early 1950s to 69 years in 2010.1 The principal reasons for this are …

U.S. Energy and Real Estate In a Transforming World

As once-unimaginable forces reshape how people live, two investment experts share insights on where their sectors might be headed.<p>We call it A Transforming World, and for good reason: The demographic, technological and economic changes under way across the globe are remolding almost every industry. …

U.S. Trust

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Welcome to the Era of Innovation

The bull-market cycle should last longer than many are expecting.<p>We’re in the early stages of what stands to be an extended business cycle. We’re calling the cycle the era of innovation, and it has some definite characteristics. We’re seeing aggressive technological advancement, a manufacturing …

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Map Your Retirement Goals

Early planning can help you to avoid costly mistakes, live the retirement lifestyle you desire and leave a greater legacy.<p>"The nature of retirement is changing, and planning for retirement is becoming increasingly challenging,” says Mitchell A. Drossman, national director of wealth planning …