Peter Tracz

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‘Simpsons’ creator answers show’s biggest mysteries

In the late 1980s, cartoonist Matt Groening was called into the Fox Network’s “Tracey Ullman Show” for a meeting. The sketch comedy show was using …

Comedy

James Corden's 10 Best Carpool Karaoke Segments Ranked (Videos)

These are the most endlessly watchable, candid looks at pop music’s biggest stars

Music

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

By threatening Canada on trade, Trump risks the greatest defense partnership in US history

As Donald Trump joins a hostile G7 meeting in Quebec City today, an old friendship is on the line.<p>Relations between the US and other G7 nations have waxed and waned, but since WWII, Americans and Canadians have slept soundly under the protection of a friendly US-Canadian bond that spans 5,500 miles …

Canada

How Drones Are Revolutionizing the Way Film and Television Is Made

Around the time Leonardo Da Vinci was painting the <i>Mona Lisa,</i> he was also writing his <i>Codex on the Flight of Birds,</i> a roughly 35,000-word exploration …

Drones

Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’

I am very sad that Ursula K Le Guin has died. Not only was she one of the literary greats of the 20th century – her books are many and widely read and beloved, her awards are many and deserved – but her sane, committed, annoyed, humorous, wise and always intelligent voice is much needed now.<p>Right …

Literature

Does Glenn Greenwald Know More Than Robert Mueller?

<b>It’s 10:45 p.m. Rio de Janeiro time.</b> Glenn Greenwald and I are finishing dinner at a deserted bistro in Ipanema. The restaurant, which serves its …

Screen time: Mental health menace or scapegoat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Have smartphones destroyed a generation?" Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, asked in an adapted excerpt of her controversial book, "iGen."<p>In the book, she argues that those born after 1995 are on the "brink of a mental-health crisis" -- and she believes …

Mental Health

Apple polishes desktop, laptop Macs

The company adds the Force Touch trackpad to its 15-inch MacBook Pro and unveils a new, lower-cost version of its Retina-display-sporting iMac.<p>For many people, Apple is all about the iPhone and iPad, but the company that made its name selling computers hasn't abandoned the Mac product line.<p>Apple …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

The 5 Numbers You Need to Know to Get a Handle on Your Money

2 Comments<p>Do you really know your money? You would be surprised how many people don’t know anything about their all-important relationship with their …

What is the Rule of 72?

Have you heard of the Rule of 72? No it’s not something related to Breaking Bad. It’s a math formula. Before you go running from this page, hear me …

7 tips for financial spring cleaning

With spring rapidly approaching, it’s not only a great time to spruce up your home and organize your closets, but it’s also an ideal time to clean up …

6 Money Saving Tricks That Make You Spend More

<i>The following is a contribution from Consumer Saving Expert Andrea Woroch for our Frugal Hack Friday series. If you’d like to contribute to Frugal</i> …

Personal Finance

Grocery Shopping Skills Every Family Needs to Know

You never know when financial disaster will strike. If you’re a regular reader of MoneyNing, chances are good that you’re prepared for a setback, but …

Gold is having its worst streak of daily losses in 42 years

Gold has been under pressure.<p>The expectation that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates this year appears to be reducing demand for gold, according to Barclays.<p>And gold prices could head even lower, given the strong US macroeconomic environment, which only increasingly forces the Fed's hand …

ETFs turn 25 years old: How much further can prices fall?

At the end of February, assets in the global ETF industry totalled $2.9trn, held within some 5,632 products, according to research firm ETFGI. This …

Why Americans should book a trip to Europe right now

The dollar is getting stronger and is even nearing parity with the euro. That's good news for Americans who want to vacation in Europe soon.

Jean Chatzky's tips for saving on your taxes

Every year at tax time Americans leave billions of dollars on the table. Make sure you get your slice by following these tips for grabbing every deduction and tax credit.<p><b>Choose sales tax vs. state income tax</b><p>If you itemize, you're allowed to either deduct state income taxes or state sales taxes you …

Three Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill Before Retirement

A lot can change in your financial life as you approach retirement—and taxes play a big role.<p>Many Americans who are nearing retirement have a narrow window to take advantage of unique tax opportunities. Here are three tax-cutting moves to make before you embark on your golden years.<p>Diversify your …

Personal Finance Q&A: An iffy proposal for an IRA

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I went to renew my IRA certificate of deposit and the bank officer suggested that I renew at the greater rate being offered for a five-year term (about 1.5% APR) rather than the lower rate for a one-year term (about 1% APR). She explained that since I am over 59 1/2, I can close the …

Did Netanyahu make the case?

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>CNN Opinion asked a range of contributors to assess the impact of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are theirs.</i><p>Ana Navarro: Obama administration fumbled<p>The Obama administration effectively has had a six-week public …