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How “Hamilton” Became The Most Important Musical In American History

The story of Hamilton’s journey from concept to cultural phenomenon, as told by someone who has been in all of the room(s) where it happened. Even in Obama’s White House.<p><b>A young man</b> stands in the dark, waiting to take his shot. It is May 5, 2009, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is listening at the back of …

Political History

'Purple Rain' Was His Final Song: How Tearful Prince Gave Emotional Last Concert Days Before His Death

They witnessed history – and didn't even know it.<p>Prince, who died at 57 on Thursday, performed his final show at Atlanta's Fox Theatre just one week ago.<p>The star took to the stage last Thursday after postponing two of his Piano & a Microphone tour shows in Atlanta the week before due to the flu. He …

Prince

6 key questions ahead of 'Game of Thrones'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years, hard-core fans awaiting new episodes of HBO's smash hit show "Game of Thrones" have more or less known what's coming.<p>Besides winter, of course.<p>That's because the show's first five seasons have mostly followed the storylines of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series …

Jon Snow

Prince, a Master of Playing Music and Distributing It

In 1993, Prince decided that he’d had enough. His longtime struggles with his record label, Warner Bros., had left him wanting to reassert control over his creative life. The company might own his music, he reasoned, but it did not own him. So he changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph, a …

Entertainment

Prince’s “Tough” Interview and the Power of Mystique

“Y’all just <i>tiptoe</i> around the man!” <b>Chris Rock</b> was saying to me, playfully but pointedly. “<i>I’m</i> the only one who had the balls to ask Prince the <i>tough</i> questions!”<p>This was 18 years ago, so let me back up.<p>Mystique is not a thing that can be worked at; it either comes naturally or it doesn’t. And like …

Prince

What I've Learned: Mary Barra

​The General Motors CEO talks cars, hard work, and the bailout.<p><i>In January 2014, Mary Barra became CEO of General Motors (and the first female CEO of a major car company). It was 34 years after she had started working at the company as an 18-year-old.</i><p><b>Some people are natural-born leaders.</b> Some people …

General Motors

How French Fries Are Grown

Where there’s cooking, there are fries.<p><i>Excerpted from</i> Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World’s Favorite Food <i>by Blake Lingle, published by</i> …

French Fries

18 Tasty Weeknight Pasta Dinners

Every night should be pasta night.<p>1. One-Pot Swedish Meatball Pasta<p><b>Watch the full step-by-step video here.</b><p><b>Ingredients:</b><br>1 pound ground beef<br>½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs<br>½ finely minced onion<br>1 egg<br>½ tablespoon salt (for meatballs)<br>½ tablespoon pepper (for meatballs)<br>2 tablespoons canola oil<br>2 cups beef broth<br>2 …

Pasta

The secretive, billionaire-backed plans to harness fusion

The founders of Amazon and Microsoft are putting their fortunes into little-known fusion energy companies. Jonathan Frochtzwajg digs into a story that has strange parallels with fiction.<p>Inside a laboratory near Vancouver in British Columbia, an alarm is blaring. In the middle of the industrial …

Fusion Reactor

Exploring Mexico’s Caves—Some of the Deepest Pits in the World

American cavers were first to descend the 1,200-foot deep Sotano De Las Golondrinas, better known as the Cave of Swallows, in 1966. It’s one of the world’s largest cave shafts in the world and one of Mexico’s 13 natural wonders. The cave is so enticing that, in 2012, then President of Mexico, …

Mexico

Meet the Woman Behind the 'Oscars of Food'

Susan Ungaro oversees the James Beard Foundation.<p>On Monday, the leading members of the gastronomic universe will gather for the annual James Beard Awards—often referred to as the Oscars of the food business. But while the nominated chefs and restaurateurs will get most of the spotlight, the event …

James Beard

25 Recipes for Super-Satisfying Sandwiches

Portable, infinitely variable, and just so darn satisfying, the sandwich is, in my opinion, about as close as you'll get to a perfect food. All you need is bread (or some sort of bread equivalent) and a little creativity when it comes to fillings. We presume you're a practiced hand at the …

Recipes

Tulips Blossom in Germany: Pictures

Nutrition

What would happen if China crashes?

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — As concerns over China are not going away, it’s worth considering what assets are likely to be affected if it is finally forced to call time on its debt spree.<p>For now, opinions on China’s outlook remain divided, with it being just as easy to point to areas of its economy …

Asia

When Sentiment Conflicts With Investing Reality

It is never wise to ignore market, economic or voter sentiment. Discount it, yes. Put it into broader context, for sure. But ignore it at your peril. As too many retailers, fund managers and politicians have discovered, the public is often a good barometer of what is occurring in the broader …

Investing

An economics professor shares the career lesson he's taught 20,000 students

Economics professor Larry Smith was surprised to learn that his blunt TED Talk on following one's passion went viral, attracting more than 5 million views. After all, the talk "Why You Will Fail To Have a Great Career," was the same message he'd been hammering home to his students for 35 years.<p>I …

Employment

Better Buy: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. vs. Johnson & Johnson

How can you benefit from rising healthcare costs?<p>Just about everyone knows that healthcare costs have skyrocketed over the past quarter-century. One less-appreciated corollary is that shareholders of companies in the industry have been very richly rewarded. Today, we're going to investigate two …

Johnson & Johnson

These are Warren Buffett's 'Ground Rules' for Investing

Book writer Jeremy Miller dove into the billionaire’s business strategies.<p>If you want to invest like Warren Buffett, Jeremy Miller’s new book “Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules” may be a good place to start. The book made its debut at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this year and was flying off …

Warren Buffett

How arbitragers profit off mom and pop investors

Mom and pop investors think they are getting a great deal by being able to trade for $10, but they don’t understand how arbitragers are profiting off their trades, writes Tim Quast.<p>You think you’re getting a good deal but ‘best execution’ doesn’t mean what you think<p>Stock brokers claim mom and pop …

Trading

7 Alternative Grains and Seeds to Incorporate into Your Diet

Filling and simple to cook, rice is a food staple in many cultures around the world. Yet, it's just one of the many grains and seeds that are an …

15 Reasons to Buy Bank of America and Never Sell

Image source: Flickr user Mike Mozart.<p>Finding the right stock to buy can be quite the chore for investors when there are more than 7,000 publicly traded companies to choose from on U.S. stock exchanges. But investors also understand that finding a company with a solid business model can also propel …

Bank of America

Tips Health: Baked Chicken Rice Recipe - Tasty Dishes To Feed Large Groups

Baked Chicken Rice Recipe - Tasty Dishes To Feed Large Groups<p>Whether you are going to a family reunion, a wake, a big party, or another large event, …

The Fasting Diet Improves Your Mood, Sex and Sleep

A study on the diet found many benefits<p>Cutting calories is nobody’s idea of a fun time. But the perks of fasting go far beyond a leaner body, finds a new study published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine.</i> People who ate a lot less for two years found they had brighter days and more satisfying nights.<p>The …

Health

STOCKS CLIMB: Here's what you need to know

Stocks finished higher on the first day of May with the Dow gaining triple-digits.<p>Many investors will be familiar with the cliche of "sell in May and go away," though as Akin Oyedele noted over the weekend, this is kind of silly.<p>First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17, 893, +119, (+0.7%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,081, +16, …

Investing

Here's How to Know Your Gut Type

You know your blood type and your skin type—but what about your gut type?<p>According to natural medicine doctor and nutritionist Josh Axe, nearly all of us are prone to one of five distinct digestive imbalances, which he presents in his new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your</i> …

Health

Zucchini Banana Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This cake is packed full of nourishing ingredients that are kind to your body!

The 8 worst fitness tips top trainers have ever heard

The worlds of health and fitness, if you’re to believe the hype, are becoming over-saturated. Everyone and her mother’s a personal trainer these …

The global economy is in bad shape and getting worse

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) — The International Monetary Fund and others have recently revised downward their forecasts for global growth — yet again. Little wonder: The world economy has few bright spots, and many that are dimming rapidly.<p>Among advanced economies, the United States has just …

Finance

Report: scientists find near-perfect genetic picture for breast cancer

Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.<p>Published in the international science magazine "Nature" the research unpicked …

Breast Cancer

The Only Way to Stop Gaining Weight

Source: S.McQuillanMuch has changed about our approach to healthy eating since I started writing about it 30 years ago; we know a lot more about …