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Best Apps For Traveling - Vacation Planning Tips

Apps can often prove unnecessary (how many ones for creating a to-do list do you really need?), but one area where they tend to excel is travel.<p>There …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

Cary Elwes Talks About The Princess Bride and His New Book

Once upon a time, a father asked his two daughters what kind of a story they wanted. One said she wanted a story about a princess and the other wanted a story about a bride. That father was Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman, and so he wrote a story about a princess bride, a gallant hero, a …

Bill Cosby

John Cale's lifelong love affair with drones

Having brought drones to pop music with the Velvet Underground, the musician is now working with drones of a different kind at the Barbican in London<p>This weekend Velvet Underground founding member John Cale will unleash an art installation that tries to redeem the word “drone”.<p>Drones are today …

How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

When book critic Maureen Corrigan first read F. Scott Fitzgerald's <i>The Great Gatsby</i> in high school, she was unimpressed.<p>"Not a lot happens in <i>Gatsby</i>," Corrigan tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross. "It's not a plot-driven novel and I also thought, 'Eh, it's another novel about rich people.' And I grew up in …

Rembrandt: The Late Works review – dark, impassioned, magnificently defiant

This astonishing show of Rembrandt’s late works reveals an artist out of favour, widowed, bankrupt – and at his most profoundly original and compassionate<p>Rembrandt: The Late Works is the experience of a lifetime. It is the first time these astounding masterpieces have been brought together in a …

Modern Tribute to Artist Frida Kahlo's Powerful Self-Portraits

In this series, Bulgarian photographer Kiril Stanoev pays tribute to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. During her career, Kahlo produced quite a large number of self-portraits through which she was able to express herself and her emotions. Kahlo once said, “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. …

Art

Starbucks says wrongly accused of fighting Vermont GMO labeling law | Reuters

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont’s GMO labeling law.<p>Customers walk out of a Starbucks coffee store in Shanghai July 28, 2014.REUTERS/ Carlos Barria<p>Petitions posted to …

Cameron: UK must hold firm among global 'warning signs'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1124000/1124726_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522258603_36b3c3b4611c5636a61a0b88773c57b0<p><b>David Cameron has told MPs that the government will stick to its economic strategy amid growing threats to the recovery from global instability.</b><p>The …

United Kingdom

The U.S. Money Supply Decelerates in October, the Risk of an Economic Bust Just Went Up

The U.S. money supply as represented by TMS2 (True “Austrian” Money Supply), our broadest and preferred U.S. money supply aggregate, posted a year-over-year rate of growth of 7.7% in October, down from an 8.3% rate in September. Now down 880 basis points (53%) from the current boom-bust monetary …

How to shop for health plans during Obamacare open enrollment

Starting this weekend, anyone interested in changing an existing health insurance policy or buying a new one can do so during the second open enrollment period under<p>Obamacare.<p>Those interested in having a plan in place by Jan. 1 must make their selection by Dec. 15. And the final deadline is Feb. 15.<p>…

Opinion: China Stock Connect opens up risky currency bet

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Starting today, Hong Kong residents can get their wheelbarrows out and switch unlimited piles of their currency into yuan, …

China

Opinion: Why you should favor large-cap stocks for the next six weeks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Don’t sell any of your large-cap stocks, and don’t buy any small-caps. Wait until the end of December to do …

Investing

Bill Gates is putting his own money into a small impact-investing fund focused on India

Bill Gates arguably ushered in the current golden age of philanthropy. Now the world’s richest man has endorsed another way to put money to work for good: impact investing.<p>It’s safe to say Gates doesn’t need the market-rate returns expected from his new venture-capital investment in Unitus Seed …

Bill Gates

Investors send billions to Shanghai as market opens to foreigners

International investors poured money into Chinese stocks on Monday, taking advantage of a new program that links markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai.<p>Previously, only pre-approved institutional investors could invest in the Chinese market. But now, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect allows any …

GM Ignition-switch Compensation Claims Deadline Extended To Jan. 31

The notice of the extension has already been sent to almost four and a half million current and prior owners of the eligible vehicles, the program, Feinberg said in a statement. An additional one month extension is being implemented "out of an abundance of caution", he said.<p>Last week, a car-safety …

Compensation

Japan stocks lead Asia lower after dismal economic report; China stocks up on share link debut

Japanese shares led most Asian stock indexes lower Monday after preliminary quarterly economic data showed the country returned to recession. Chinese stocks, however, rose after the debut as global investors took advantage of a landmark cross-border trading link that made its debut and which allows …