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15 Surprising Real Estate Trends Impacting 2018

This year has been one of twists and turns for the real estate market. As with every real estate year, the market can shift in an instant. For this reason, real estate professionals need to keep their eyes open for the next up-and-coming trend to hit the market and cause a stir.<p>Knowing in advance …

Real Estate

The Secret to Perfectly Fried Fish Is an Ingredient You Probably Have in Your Pantry

The universally loved fish fry—from Lenten Fridays to slaw- and hush puppy-filled summer gatherings—transforms flaky white fillets into golden-fried …

Kitchens

The Best Michelin-Starred Restaurants in NYC Aren't Always the Most Expensive

New York City is like Disneyworld for foodies. From incredible dollar-slice pizzas to unassuming holes in the wall all the way to the top …

New York City

10 Best Beach Hotels in Maine

1 of 10<p>The Tides Beach Club, Kennebunkport<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Chebeague Island Inn, Chebeague Island<p>3 of 10<p>Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth<p>Advertisement<p>…

New England

Bitcoin Creator, Whoever It Is, Hints at Telling All in Book

Is the unknown creator of Bitcoin writing a book about it?<p>That could be concluded from a cryptic message posted Friday at a website possibly linked …

Bitcoin

This custom tiny home features a surprisingly spacious interior

Creating a comfortable living space is the always first challenge of tiny home design. Although many people decide to forgo a spacious sleeping area …

Living Rooms

A House Built Around a Tree

A house that blends into the forest. The creator of the architectural firm A.Mason Architects and A.Masow Design Studio created the project “Tree in …

Architecture

More Than 17 Pounds of Plastic Found in Stomach of Dead Whale in Thailand

A short-fin male pilot whale died in Southern Thailand after a five-day effort to save the mammal failed. An autopsy found the whale had more than 80 …

Umbrella drone needs to fix noise issue before anyone can actually use it

A drone that follows you around with a sun-blocking umbrella is only a prototype, but it has a major flaw: it's annoyingly loud.<p>Sure it's a …

The $26 Billion Reason Why Qatari Banks Are Enduring Embargo

Qatari banks have fared surprisingly well since four Arab nations started a boycott a year ago.<p>It’s thanks to the government and state-owned …

Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident

From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to know<p>By Ariel Ramchandani<p>Recently, the sun has been shining brightly on …

How Portugal Ended Its War on Drugs

15+ Photos That Prove Japan Is Not Like Any Other Country

You might know Japan as home to anime, sumo wrestlers and Cherry blossoms but What about all of their extremely innovative toilets? Have you ever …

17 Best Rooftop Bars in New York City

Whether you're looking for beer gardens and mini golf, or bottle service and a scene.<p>A city that excels in making the most of what it's got, New York has a roster of rooftop bars that's second to none, capitalizing on Manhattan's stunning skyline and reliably compelling views. A decade ago, most …

Manhattan

22 Best Restaurants in Amsterdam

Whether you're after traditional Dutch eats or something more international, we've compiled the best places to eat in town.<p>Amsterdam’s restaurant scene is booming. While traditional Dutch food might have a stodgy reputation, the city’s chefs are showing off the more sophisticated side of the …

The Bodrum Edition is all set to open doors next month in Turkey -

Ian Schrager’s hotelier instincts are on a level of ground-breaking expertise that only few can imagine. Months after the partnership of the Edition …

Take A Look At Japan’s Top 10 Supermarket Snacks!

Keio Store, a supermarket chain operated by Keio Group (the same company which operates Keio Railways and Keio Department Store), are a familiar …

20 Ways to Make Chicken a Fast and Fancy Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are basic chicken recipes we all keep in our meal plan rotation — and then there are the chicken recipes that make you feel like a dinner …

Cooking

14 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Our picks for what to do while you're in town.<p>Offering everything from tranquil boat rides through gorgeous, tree-shaded canals to world-class art museums, and cannabis-stocked coffee shops, you’ll never be bored in this town. Once you've ticked off your biggest bucket-list items, be sure to …

De Beers admits defeat over man-made diamonds

The world's largest diamond miner is doing the unthinkable: Selling stones produced in a laboratory.<p>De Beers launched a new jewelry brand on Tuesday that features synthetic diamonds, a major reversal for a company that had implored consumers to stick with "real" stones.<p>The brand, called Lightbox, …

Diamonds

New York’s lost neighborhoods

These neighborhoods were sacrificed to make way for a modern New York City<p>The old cliche about New York—that the only constant is change—is a cliche for a reason; as the city’s population has grown and shifted, neighborhoods have evolved along with it.<p>But real estate reigns supreme, and throughout …

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

The Everything Guide to Shopping for Knives

The only knife you really need is shaped like a torpedo. It is 100 percent stainless steel, unspoiled by even a particle of plastic, but still made …

Harvard Endowment Goes All-In on Apple, Microsoft and Google

Harvard is betting big on a rally in tech megacaps.<p>The university’s endowment took on new stakes in Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Google’s parent …

Israel offended Japan's prime minister by serving him dessert in a shoe, something 'despised' by Japanese people

A dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and their wives last week was interrupted by an offensive cultural faux pas: Dessert was served in a shoe.<p>While serving food in a shoe seems like an odd choice for any culture, it has an especially …

Ten percent of the world's best beaches are in Italy

A record number of Italian beaches now boast the prestigious Blue Flag certificate of cleanliness and safety.

Activist investment rising in Asia, led by local players: JP Morgan | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Activist investing in Asia is rising steadily, driven more by local players rather than headline-grabbing foreign firms, as the region’s regulators pay greater attention to corporate governance, according to research from JP Morgan (JPM.N).<p>FILE PHOTO: A general view shows …

Financial Services

How Hedge Funds Hide

In Iceland, nothing captures the island nation’s psyche more than Thingvellir National Park, a geologic wonder of steep cliffs above a valley where …

24 Best Restaurants in Paris

Where to eat in one of the world's culinary hot spots.<p>Dining in Paris has always been much more than croissants for breakfast and steak frites for dinner—though all too often that's what people expect when they hit the city's cobblestoned streets. In this land of hard and fast kitchen etiquette, …