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5 Startups Changing How Americans Buy Their First Home

The antiquated mortgage process is getting a digital upgrade.<p>House-hunting starts online these days, with a visit to Google or Zillow. That initial search might lead to a FaceTime “open house” or uncover a 3D house tour. But put in an offer, and the process quickly turns analog. The hunt has gone …

Startups

Americans’ retirement benefits slashed by a quarter

<b>By Ben Steverman,</b> <i>Bloomberg News</i><p>Americans are more worried about retirement, and they’re getting less help saving for it.<p>Employers cut their …

Retirement

One Woman’s Slide From Middle Class to Medicaid

DEDHAM, Mass. — A dozen or so years into retirement, Rita Sherman had plenty going for her financially.<p>Recently widowed, she had a net worth of roughly $600,000 as of 1998. Her health was excellent, and she dutifully purchased a long-term care insurance policy that would cover three years of …

Health Care

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

The Simplest, Easiest Method for Making Fruit Crisp

Crisps are quintessential dessert fare, with many of us having fond memories of spring rhubarb or fall apple crisps in the memory banks of our …

Baking

The Single-Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care

For years, Republicans savaged Democrats for supporting the Affordable Care Act, branding the law — with some rhetorical license — as a government takeover of health care.<p>Now, cast out of power in Washington and most state capitals, Democrats and activist leaders seeking political redemption have …

Health Care

The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000.

SAN FRANCISCO — When John Battelle’s teenage son broke his leg at a suburban soccer game, naturally the first call his parents made was to 911. The second was to Dr. Jordan Shlain, the concierge doctor here who treats Mr. Battelle and his family.<p>“They’re taking him to a local hospital,” Mr. …

Health Care

'Twin Peaks': Your A to Z Guide

From Dale Cooper to damn fine coffee, your comprehensive breakdown of the returning cult TV show<p>"Who Killed Laura Palmer?" Jeez, where do we begin? …

TV

What happens to your body after two weeks of rest?

It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle—think less SoulCycle, more sweatpants and <i>Scandal</i>—can be a contributing factor for diabetes. But what if …

Diabetes

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

11 podcasts to catch up on over Memorial Day Weekend

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, many are looking forward to some extra down time to explore the podcasts buzzing at the moment. Whether traveling …

Memorial Day Weekend

5 things to watch at the Trump-Hill GOP confab in Philly

The new president and congressional Republicans have a lot of work to do to get on the same page.<p>Congressional Republicans head to their annual retreat in Philadelphia Wednesday looking for answers to an unusual question at a time of one-party dominance: Can they get along with their own GOP …

Republicans

François Fillon faces call to explain payments to wife from MP funds

Newspaper claims French presidential candidate’s British wife was paid €500,000 despite playing no major role in his political life<p>The rightwing French presidential candidate François Fillon is under pressure to explain the role of his British wife in his political operation after a newspaper …

France

52 tricks to make everything better in 2018

Well, 2018 is just around the corner and you have 52 weeks to make it your best year yet. So, to help you do just that, we've pulled together 52 …

Stranger Things

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

Facing a 'tidal wave' of dementia, China is running out of time

Thirty years from now, China's elderly population will vastly outnumber its younger citizens. In a country where assisted-living homes are scarce, and dementia is not widely understood, asks Nathan VanderKlippe, will people pay the price before the government does?<p>The last time Liu Baoying got …

China

Trump Foundation apparently admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows

President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the Internal Revenue Service that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families.<p>The admission was …

Donald Trump

Turkey withdraws proposed child rape bill following outrage

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey has withdrawn a controversial bill which would have pardoned men convicted of child rape, if they married the victim.<p>The bill, which was proposed by Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), sparked protests across the country and prompted fears from the United Nations …

North Africa

Nigel Farage to meet Donald Trump team on unofficial diplomatic offensive amid claims he is planning to move to US

Nigel Farage is planning to visit Washington DC early next month to meet again with aides to US President-elect Donald Trump.<p>The visit to the US capital will be seen as part of an unofficial diplomatic offensive by Mr Farage to forge links with Mr Trump’s team which will undermine Theresa May, the …

Donald Trump

Turkey's president slams those who call Trump 'dictator'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserted on Wednesday that many in the U.S. and Europe are branding U.S. President-elect Donald Trump a "dictator" because he wasn't their favored candidate. Erdogan called on them to respect democracy.<p>Addressing a meeting of the …

Donald Trump

India's rape problem is exaggerated, says minister for women

Maneka Gandhi says media stories are driving away tourists and claims country is among lowest four in the world for rape cases<p>India’s minister for women has been criticised for claiming that the country’s rape and sexual violence problem is exaggerated by the media, driving away tourists.<p>Maneka …

India

Journalism faces an 'existential crisis' in Trump era

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home.<p>Ladies and gentlemen, I added the bits from candidate Trump as a reminder of the peril we face. I actually hoped that once President-elect, all that …

Rights & Freedoms

Staying Safe Online

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month—time to focus on safer ways to shop, search, socialize, and do everything else online. Throughout …

Information Systems

Why Cyber Security Experts Are So Worried About Malicious Toasters

"To say that it couldn't happen to us would be ridiculous."<p>Jason Porter gives off the confident vibe of someone who has been through tough situations …

Cybersecurity

Warning: Major iPhone security flaw makes it painfully easy to steal your password

Apple’s iOS platform is one of the most secure mobile operating systems in the world, and each release brings new security features and enhancements. …

Information Security

New research: Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online

article<p>en_US<p>https://security.googleblog.com/2015/07/new-research-comparing-how-security.html<p>Google Online Security …

Security

Seven ways to avoid being hacked

Here's how to avoid losing your data to online criminals<p>In the past 12 months, a range of individuals and companies have fallen victim to hackers, from <b>multinational firms like Sony</b> to UK household names.<p>It's much easier to hack someone than you might think.<p>Last year, online privacy and security …

Information Systems