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7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

How Drug Company Gilead Outpaces Its Competitors—And Common Diseases

It can take up to 15 years to bring a lifesaving drug to market. Gilead operates at the speed of need.<p>Before visiting the chemistry lab at Gilead Sciences in Foster City, California, I don the man­datory blue smock and safety goggles that obscure half my face. When I enter, I notice that someone …

Cognitive Impairment

The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

Laura van den Berg is the best young writer in America

Laura van den Berg’s debut novel “Find Me” is earning deserved comparisons to Margaret Atwood and Kazuo Ishiguro<p>In “Poetics,” Aristotle says that the best endings are surprising, yet inevitable. Can the same be said for a character? Joy Jones, the narrator of Laura van den Berg’s first novel, “Find …

Top 10 Northern Ireland experiences

Northern Ireland is beautiful, wonderfully scenic and packed with attractions both historic and contemporary.<p>The landscape is rejuvenated and the people, warm and welcoming. Here are the top ways to experience Northern Ireland, past and present.<p><b>Titanic Belfast</b><p>The world’s most famous shipwreck was …

Ireland

Why You Don't Need A Budget To Retire

For a lot of people in financial planning, it’s heresy to suggest that you can save money without budgeting.<p>But I’ve discovered that unless you’re a complete nerd about budgeting — and can account for all of your expenses — it’s not worth the trouble. There’s a better way.<p>“Spend” your way to …

Personal Finance

31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

We know the facts: Preparing meals at home is good for your health and your wallet. But let’s face it, with minimal free time and other priorities …

Healthy Eating

18 best Jimmy Fallon moments of 2014

We've danced, we've cried, we've ew!-ed with Jimmy Fallon.<p>Now it's time to sit back and reflect on some of the best (and, inevitably, most viral) …

5 Hearty Soups and Stews to Warm You Up

<b>1. White Chicken Chili</b><p>I've tried many white chicken chili recipes over the years, but none as satisfying as this one. The best part is that it's made with a rotisserie chicken, which makes it a one-pot meal you can have on the dinner table in under an hour. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken & Matzo Ball …