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FDA investigating graphic video linked to Kellogg factory | Reuters

(Reuters) - Breakfast cereals maker Kellogg Co said federal regulators are conducting a criminal investigation of a video that surfaced on Friday showing a man filming himself urinating on one of its factory assembly lines.<p>Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal is pictured at a Ralphs grocery store in …

15 photos that show why the rich and famous love to travel to St. Barts

It is home to an array of stunning beaches, luxury yachts, designer boutiques, and breathtaking restaurants that have helped it become a travel hotspot.<p>We've rounded up 15 photographs that display what St. Barts is like and some of its must-see destinations.<p>From the best places to party to …

Loan Chabanol’s Blue Period

Some actors spend their downtime on movie sets sleeping. Others knit. Loan Chabanol used her free hours while shooting Luc Besson’s <i>The Transporter Refueled</i> last year to immerse herself in painting and drawing. “I was playing such an intense female character that I needed a break,” says the …

If I Can Make Fried Chicken, So Can You

<i>A girl, a bird, and a big bubbling vat of hot oil.</i><p>You can take the girl out of the south, but then how can you be sure she's southern? Despite growing up in East Tennessee, where people <i>do</i> say y'all and drink sweet tea and monogram everything, I've never made fried chicken. I can't even remember …

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Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price

Google Flights has been revamped this week and it is the fastest flight price search website that I have used so far. Like many other travel websites, Google Flights will show you a range of fares and flight options as you select the destinations and the dates. Fortunately, Google Flights has …

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8 Soul-Satisfying Comfort Foods to Chase Away the Chill

Lift your family's spirit on a cold winter day with one of these delicious and satisfying comfort foods.<p><b>1. Broccoli & Gruyère Soup with Homemade Croutons</b><p>Topped with crisp homemade croutons, this rich and creamy broccoli soup is a hearty meal unto itself. It's perfect to ward off winter's chill, and …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Debt vs. Retirement: How Much To Put Toward Each

Recently, a good friend asked me a seemingly simple question: “Laura, does it make sense to save for retirement while also carrying debt?”<p>The answer, however, is anything but simple and depends on a number of different factors.<p>“A lot of people are trying to figure out, how do I balance multiple …

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The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

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5 Ways to Save More Money in 2015

Do you want to save more money but have trouble making it happen? Here are five ways to get started.<p>One of the most popular New Year's resolutions …

7 Tax Time Retirement Savings Tricks

What if you could boost your retirement savings, courtesy of Uncle Sam? Some of the most generous provisions of the tax code are incentives to save whether via a workplace 401(k), an Individual Retirement Account, a Roth IRA, or one of many retirement plans for the self-employed. Yet year after …

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The One Thing I Can't Stop Doing That's Helped Me Travel More

A few years ago I started something that today I can't stop doing. It began as more of an experiment than anything else. I was a full-time grad student living in London with a fierce urge to travel and no income, so I knew I had to be smart about using the money I had saved. During a long weekend, …

How To Choose Between A Roth And Regular IRA, 401(k)

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Should You Save More For Retirement Or Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

One of the most common questions we get is whether to put savings toward paying off a mortgage vs. investing more for retirement. This question is tricky because the answer can vary depending on which stage of life you’re in. Are you in the accumulation phase of trying to build wealth or in the …

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Before and After: A Builder-Grade Bathroom Gets Major Personality

Don't settle for a basic bathroom.<p>It's easy to look at a builder-grade bathroom and feel defeated: That bland rectangular mirror, boring beige walls, simple countertop, and honey-colored wood. But instead of accepting defeat, blogger Centsational Girl took the bathroom in her new home as …

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The New World Of Saving And Investing For Retirement

Saving more money ranks up there just behind losing weight as a leading New Year’s resolution for Americans each January. As a nation, we seem to struggle to achieve either goal. As an incentive to setting and reaching the savings objective, I recommend a just-published book, <i>Falling Short: The</i> …

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive to one of …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America

<i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jeremy</i><p>We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we're the melting pot of …

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

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10 Best Websites To Find Cheap Airfares

We’ll always continue to share great deals as we find them, but I also want you to feel empowered to find great prices on <i>all</i> your flights, so today I …

How Airbnb Will Change the Way You Travel

Michael and I have been on the road for over three years now with no fixed address, yet people still ask us where we call home. We finally have a good answer: <i>we live at Airbnb</i>. We don't work for them, nor do we live at their corporate headquarters (although considering their funky new offices in …

5 Money Moves To Check Off Your List Before 50

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>From classic lines in movies to memorable refrains in songs, you’ve heard it time and time again: Age ain’t nothin’ but a number.<p>But we beg to differ. Well, at least when it comes to your money.<p>That’s because each decade of life ushers in a new crop of …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

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Make the Mac and Cheese of Your Dreams by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Homemade macaroni and cheese is way better than the boxed stuff—here's how to make the perfect batch.<p>Boxed macaroni and cheese is easy. But so is whipping up a pan of the homemade version—and it tastes about 1,000 times better. But before you preheat that oven, hear us out: There are a few common …

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