M. Jean Archer

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How to save $1 million for retirement

<i>I want to start a Roth IRA account and build the balance to $1 million. How much do I have to invest to do that? --M.G., California</i><p>I admire your optimism. At a time when many, if not most, investors are fixated on market volatility and worried about losing their shirts should the market melt down …

Retirement

Ralph Lauren Steps Aside as CEO: Pictures

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Right Brain Drawing Exercises

Your brain is divided into two sections: the left hemisphere, which handles such things as logic and speech, and the right hemisphere, which by …

New in My Modern Shop: Alex Rommel's Surreal Digital Paintings of Skies

It makes us proud to announce that we've just added five new works by Alex Rommel to My Modern Shop! Alex Rommel is a Siberia, Russia-born artist who creates mesmerizing digital paintings that showcase the wonder and beauty of nature. In particular, the Germany-based 25-year-old artist is an expert …

Painting

January Hot Type: The Books You Need to Read This Month

The deeply aggrieved narrator of first-time novelist <b>Ben Metcalf</b>’s eccentric, magnificent Southern Gothic metafiction unleashes bitter Faulknerian arias <i>Against the Country</i> (Random House).<p><b>Paul Griner</b>’s bone-chilling novel <i>Second Life</i> (Soft Skull), is set in the demimonde of corpse wranglers and the …

Books

Man's best friend was a late arrival in the Americas

Dogs may have arrived in the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after humans first did, researchers say.<p>This finding might shed …

2Chainz, Conservative Icon

During a debate with Nancy Grace over marijuana legalization, the rapper laid out a philosophy based on personal responsibility, limited government, and hard work.<p>If you're looking for a concise summation for a certain strain of conservatism, you could do worse than the opening bars of 2Chainz's …

Cannabis Legalization

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Archaeology