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Diamond Hedge Launches New Cutting Edge Feature, Inviting Users To Try On Rings Virtually

I meet Mehul Sompura at a Starbucks in New York’s Diamond District one early afternoon, ready to look at engagement rings. I am already wearing mine – a sapphire flanked by two diamonds – but it’s always fun to try on different ones. He hands me his iPhone and tells me to take a picture of the back …

Engagement Rings

Dear Daughter, Please Live Alone Before You Settle Down With A Romantic Partner

Dear Daughter,<p>You just got home from a busy day of sixth grade. You busted through the door and announced you were going to put on your pajamas and …

Relationships

5 Qualities Of Highly Attractive Women

<i>Esther Perel is a world-renowned sex and relationships expert and the best-selling author of</i> Mating in Captivity<i>. Her exclusive mbg class, The</i> …

Spring in the Valley

Are You Near A Shark Hot Spot?

Dr. Chris Lowe, director of the CSULB Shark Lab, names the sharky zones on the California coast right now<p>It’s been a week of apocalyptic newsfeeds in …

Orange County

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

The unspoiled charm of Iseo, Lake Como’s low-profile cousin

It looks as if time has passed this place by. The Alps are the background, the shimmering blue water the foreground, with miles of well-maintained …

Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks: Discovering Bryce Canyon National Park

Wander With Wonder - Around the world or across the street We were mid-way in our tour of <b>Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks</b> and were in store for more …

National Parks

A 27-year-old who saves 65% of his income shares his 7 best tips for traveling on a budget

More than 10 years later and the 27-year-old's net worth is $170,500 and counting. It's all part of a plan to retire by age 37, but he's not depriving himself to get there, he says.<p>He's currently earning a salary of $80,000 as a financial analyst in Minneapolis and saving about 65% of his take-home …

Personal Finance

11 Trips You Need to Take As Soon As You Retire

No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end until you drag yourself back to work needing another week off. You are …

Baby Boomers

5 Mistakes That Make Teams Really Dysfunctional | Inc.com

While we all know that building a strong team is essential to working well together, we all make mistakes in the process that ultimately set us up for failure rather than success.<p>When trying to put together the best team possible, it's crucial to avoid these 5 mistakes--or else you'll end up with …

Team Building

2017 Discovery Poetry Prize Winners

In partnership with the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, we proudly present the Discovery / <i>Boston Review</i> 2017 Poetry Contest winners.<p><i>Boston</i> …

Literature

Our top 10 scenes for pizza lovers

These might be star-studded iconic flicks, but the real scene stealer in every one is a more two-dimensional character, smothered in sauce and cheese. Here are our top 10 iconic on-screen pizza moments<p><b>Breaking Bad – ‘Caballo Sin Nombre’ (2010)</b><br>Walter White’s greatest achievement may not have been an …

TV

Brexit will 'stall' City, says Goldman Sachs chief

Lloyd Blankfein, whose bank employs more than 6,000 in London, says it has ‘contingency plans’ to move staff out of UK<p>The chief executive of Goldman Sachs has warned that London’s financial centre will “stall” due to the turmoil of the Brexit process.<p>Lloyd Blankfein, who runs the world’s …

Investing

3 Small, Strong Competitors Are Why Buffett Should Dump IBM

Warren Buffett has dumped a chunk of his IBM stock — citing Big Blue’s “big strong competitors.”<p>While he’s right that IBM has big strong competitors — including itself, IBM faces many small, strong competitors that have chipped away at its growth.<p>Before getting into that, let’s take a closer look …

IBM

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

The Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting kicks off on Saturday May 6.<p>Ahead of the event, we decided to look back at some nuggets of wisdom on investing from Warren Buffett himself.<p>Back in 2010, Buffett answered several questions about what he thought caused the housing and credit …

Investing

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots

<b>Ingredients</b><p>6 ramekins, approximately 8 centimeter diameter x 4 1/2 centimeter deep<br>• 1 cup plain flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 stick soft unsalted butter<br>• 1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon soft light brown sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract<br>• 1 extra-large egg<br>• 3/4 cup dark …

Dessert