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The best and worst IPOs of 2015

2015 hasn't been the hottest year for IPOs.<p>A lot of familiar names have made their stock market debuts this year: Etsy (ETSY), GoDaddy (GDDY), Box (BOX). Unfortunately, the fame has been short-lived for most.<p>The stock of online craft retailer Etsy soared 88% on its first day of trading in …

7 Ways to Invest in Biotech Without Getting Burned

Investors looking for large returns may be tempted to check out the biotech sector, in hopes that the next big cancer drug will also mean big revenue …

Investing

Why You Need to Encrypt Your Android Phone Before You Wipe It and Sell It

Android's Factory Reset option is broken and it could compromise your security<p>Of course you're going to factory reset your phone before you give it away or sell it. You don't want all your data sitting on there, right? Unfortunately a new study shows even a full factory reset will leave data behind …

First Solar Updates And What's Driving Our $65 Price Estimate

First Solar, the largest U.S. solar company, swung to a loss for Q1 2015 as revenues plummeted owing to project delays, the company’s decision to kept completed projects on its books ahead of its proposed joint YieldCo with SunPower and a higher mix of module only sales. While quarterly revenues …

7 Dividend-Paying Stocks Ready To Rebound

I have always liked dividend-paying stocks for three principal reasons. First, if the stock stays flat for a while, you get paid something while<br>you wait for it to move up. Second, if the market goes down, stocks that pay dividends tend to go down less because their holders are not quite so anxious …

Buy Warren Buffett's 5 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks for Income Now

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Warren Buffett, one of the greatest investors of all time, is 84 years old, yet his stock market wisdom is in as high demand …

Kyoto's Geisha Real or Imagined, Still Captivating

One would think that Kyoto, Japan was in the middle of a geisha boom, the way the streets are filled with kimono-wearing women, shuffling down the sidewalks in their six-inch high wooden geta and split toe socks. The jangly metal fan ornaments and flower blossoms in their hair called <i>kanzashi</i> bob …

Japan

A Seattle Home Steps Away from the Water

This modern home in Seattle’s Alki neighborhood sits steps away from the water of Alki Beach. Designed by Alloy Design Group, the three bedroom, …

A Simple, Open Abode in Singapore

Built in Singapore, the Sunset Way house was designed for a couple who were looking for an open house that required little dependence on air …

Best Interior Design Posts of 2014

Refurbished Flat in Islington by Architecture for London<br>A London flat in is located in a Georgian townhouse and despite keeping many of the classic …

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

Around The World In 31 Coffees (INFOGRAPHIC)

Everyone the world over, it seems, likes coffee. So much so that the folks at CheapFlights came up with how to take your coffee while you're traveling, with handy tips for its origins and what to ask for.<p>So the next time you find yourself in Italy or Mexico or Senegal, you'll be well-equipped to …

11 tips for your Japan trip | CNN Travel

How to Create a Travel Budget

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." While that free-spirited approach might have worked for Lao Tzu, globetrotters with finite funds have less room for spontaneity. Drawing up a travel budget can feel like an overwhelming task, but planning your expenses before you …

Personal Finance

3 Perfect Tokyo and Kyoto Itineraries

While there are countless worthwhile tourist destinations spread throughout Japan, like Osaka, Hiroshima, and Mount Fuji, most travelers only have …

Japan

Japan 101: Cities, Temples & the Great Outdoors

Japan may be a smaller country, but in this archipelago of 6,852 islands, there’s no shortage of urban delights and natural sights, with enough …

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Travel Bucket List: Where to Go in 2014 (PHOTOS)

Bucket List<p>A new year, a new set of vacations to plan. What about Scotland? Cape Town? Or a cruise down the rivers of Europe? We’ve rounded up the …

Japan: The Wilderness of Hokkaido

There is no feeling that can compare to walking on the top of a mountain ridge on a beautiful day, and nothing but wilderness spreading as far as the …

Jong-ga Dining at Jeonju's Hakindang House

In a city like Seoul, where construction is ever-present and technological trends fade as fast as they are created, traditional culture and history remain obscured by modernity. On the contrary, Jeonju, a small city just a few hours' drive south of the nation's capital, is a treasure trove of …

Food & Dining

Okinawa Japan - Fortune Trees

On previous visits to Japan I explored Tokyo, Nikko, and Kyoto. This was my first visit to Okinawa. After a 2.5 hour flight from Haneda airport in …

Colorful Nepal: the Temples, Squares and Pagodas of Kathmandu – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

43<p>Stepping off the plane to arrive in Kathmandu after a long-haul flight was an exhilarating shock — the chaotic traffic, the dusty and polluted air, …

The Vine Bridges In Japan Will Totally Reinvent How You Think Of Bridges

Located deep in the heart of Shikoku island, the smallest of Japan's four islands, sits a series of three bridges made entirely from slats of wood and vines.<p>The bridges, which are believed to have been originally constructed in the 12th century, span 148-feet over the Iya-gawa river, which sits …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Harajuku's Magic Wishing Well Draws Crowds Rain or Shine

<i>Meiji Shrine next to Harajuku Station.</i><p>Level up your luck on a fashion adventure to Harajuku with a stop at Meiji Shrine's magic wishing well: the Kiyomasa Ido.<p>On one side of the Harajuku Station, Omote Sando boulevard rolls over a tantalizing landscape of fashion icons: Bulgari, Chanel, Dior, …

Christmas in Tokyo: Holiday Illuminations Go for the Glow

<i>Ginza boulevard</i><p>Traveling to Tokyo this December? Don't worry about missing out on holiday cheer. Japanese have embraced, if not the spirit, at least the traditions of the holidays with typical enthusiasm.<p>Illuminations and Christmas markets around the city draw crowds every night during December. …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews