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Frankenstein: One Of Humanity’s Oldest Monster

the history of the barbaric human-made monster is much older than Mary Shelley—and continues to strike at the heart of our fears about scientific …

Mel Brooks

A big tax break could be yours, just by renting out a room

If you've been following tax news at all, you've probably heard about the new 20 percent break for "pass-through" businesses.<p>Perhaps you've wondered: How can I get in?<p>Starting a business, however — yes, even if it's just a "side hustle" — can seem like a time-consuming and complicated endeavor.<p>But …

Personal Finance

President Trump signed these Medicare changes into law. Here’s what to watch for

Seemingly overnight, big changes to Medicare morphed from being an item on various congressional wish lists into reality as part of last week’s …

Retirement

The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

It was another crazy news week, so it's understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year — Trump's first full year in charge of the budget.<p>That's almost double what the …

Economics

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

Garlicky Tofu

<b>Ingredients</b><p>One 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 3 tablespoons crushed garlic<br>• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. Remove the tofu from the package and drain the water. Pat dry with paper towel and cut into 1-inch cubes.<p>2. Place the tofu in a large bowl with 2 …

Brazil

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Stocks

Weekend Recipe: A Kale, Spinach and Feta Pie That’s Perfect for Lunch and Dinner

This is a delicious family style meal from my cookbook Purely Delicious that I often make for my weekday dinners. I love its simplicity and the fact …

Short Selling Definition - An Explanation of Shorting Stock

When an investor or speculator engages in a practice known as short selling, also called shorting a stock, he or she borrows shares of a company from …

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

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Books

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Cure Your Cabin Fever With Cuban Chicken & Rice

This recipe from Anya von Bremzen’s recent book, ‘Paladares,’ will transport you to Havana.<p>Ever since New Year’s Eve, I’ve felt a bit off. No, it’s …

Michael Wolff: White House Insiders Think Trump Has ADHD, Dementia, Or Learning Disability

Michael Wolff, the author of the explosive new book <i>Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House</i>, says that White House aides are concerned that Pres. …

Kohler's new smart fixtures make Alexa your bathroom buddy

While Kohler is mostly known for simple bathroom fixtures, it's been releasing a few high-end smart products, like toilets, for years. But now the company is expanding to the whole bathroom. The brand introduced a new platform at CES, Kohler Konnect, that runs on a new line of products users can …

5 great apps for new runners

These running apps will get you up-to-speed and on the the way to completing your fitness goals.<p>If learning how to run is on your New Year's resolution list, then you may need a little help. Here are the best apps to give your dreams of becoming a runner a boost. Do you need them all? Probably not, …

Fitness

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

Just bought your first MacBook? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least …

iPhone battery health: How to check it on your own

Curious how well the battery inside your iPhone is doing? Here's how to check it.<p>Checking the performance level of your iPhone, or any iOS device for that matter, isn't complicated. In fact, it doesn't even require a visit to the Apple Store.<p>Keep in mind, Apple isn't actually requiring your battery …

7 handy ways to improve your home in 2018

Your resolution for 2018: Make home improvement a priority with these handy how-to ideas as inspiration.<p>If you let a lot of home improvement projects slip by without taking action in 2017, take heart. 2018 is here! You've now got an entire year to jump on those big household tasks. It's time to …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

5 tips for your new Nest Thermostat

These tips take you beyond the basics so you can get the most out of your new Nest Thermostat.<p>Is a Nest Thermostat ($97.80 at Amazon.com) your new smart home device? Here are some features you may not know about that can make it even more useful, from voice control and lowering your home's humidity …

The best Alexa commands to try with your new Echo

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in January

<b>(CNN) —</b> Goodbye to 2017 and hello, 2018.<p>With the new year comes new streaming content.<p>Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV have some movies, documentaries, comedy specials, children's programming and TV shows to help you start 2018 right.<p>Special shout out to Netflix as fans will …

CNN

Estate planning: How to ‘death clean’ your finances

The phrase “death cleaning” may sound jarring to unaccustomed ears, but the concept makes sense. It’s about getting rid of excess rather than leaving a mess for your heirs to sort out.<p>“Death cleaning” is the literal translation of the Swedish word dostadning, which means a decluttering process that …

What to buy every month of the year in 2018

In 2018, you may resolve to save more , spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything.<p>To help you out, we've created a purchase calendar to help you plan your shopping for the …

Free for all: How to find free (and legal) books and movies

Don’t be a pirate! There's endless Public Domain content online, if you know where to look.<p>Since the days of dial-up modems, the internet has been a never-ending source of movies, music, electronic books and television programs. The problem is that most of that content is actually owned by someone, …

How to install the Ring Video Doorbell 2

You can install Ring's latest buzzer with minimal effort. Here's how.<p>Installing a doorbell is so much easier than you'd think. Like Ring's original Video Doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 can be either hardwired, or powered by the included rechargeable battery. Here's how to replace your existing …

Trump labor adviser’s plan for cutting federal compensation, potentially even paid holidays

The Trump administration’s consideration of a wage freeze for federal employees is one piece of a renewed multifront Republican push to shrink those workers’ pay, benefits and workforce.<p>That effort has been around for years, but it now has an intellectual champion in the White House, and I don’t …

Columbus Day

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

8 fun Christmas things to do with Alexa

Make the holidays a little more festive with Amazon's smart-home assistant.<p>What does Alexa want for Christmas this year? My guess is Amazon's digital assistant would like to become a "real girl," but maybe that's because I've read Pinocchio one too many times.<p>Actually, this isn't a rhetorical …

Why Sapphire Preferred is Easier to Get Approved for Than Sapphire Reserve

Chase has backed off of the big marketing push they made for Sapphire Reserve when it first launched. It no longer has the huge signup bonus that was …