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Police confirm that Nikolai Glushkov was murdered. But why?

‘I’m practically the last one left,’ Glushkov told the Guardian. His words seem grimly prophetic<p>In recent months Nikolai Glushkov had been in good spirits. True, he had to go into hospital in December from an operation on his foot but remained characteristically cheerful, returning to his home in …

Russia spy poisoning: Czechs angrily reject Russia claims

<b>The Czech Republic has rejected Russian claims that it was one of four countries most likely to have manufactured the nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter.</b><p>Czech Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky said this was "wholly unsubstantiated" and "highly speculative".<p>The ex-spy and …

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

Opinion: Forget Buffett — four unsung investment gurus are picking these eight stocks for 2017

Here’s a worthy New Year’s resolution for you: Stop paying so much attention to financial-market icons.<p>You know who I mean. I’m talking about the …

investment

Outperforming money manager says the S&P 500’s gains will accelerate in 2017

Erick Ormsby, the founder of Alcosta Capital Management, says the S&P 500 Index’s ascent will accelerate this year, helped in part by Donald Trump’s …

Investing

Divorcing after being married for decades? Here’s what to do

The assumption that couples married for two or three decades will follow through with the “til death do us part” portion of their vows is dead.<p>These …

Divorce

Behold, the ‘Holiday Doorman Tip-O-Meter’ is here...

<b>Dear Moneyist,</b><p>I live in a doorman building with eight staff, and this is my first year here. I rent the unit. Am I expected to give each member of …

Real Estate

How to Get Rid of Static Cling

Your clothes cling to your limbs, your hair stands on end, and every doorknob greets your hand with a zap. Just what is static anyway, and why is it …

Cleaning

Don’t avoid politics this holiday season. Use these 5 tips for productive conversations.

You can have sane, compassionate, persuasive political conversations. I know because it happened to me.<p>Here’s a question that seems particularly relevant as we head into holiday season 2016: In the wake of such a vituperative election, how do you possibly discuss politics with loved ones you might …

Star Trek

8 Best Family Vacation Websites (Plus: Indispensable Apps You Need Now)

Ready for an unforgettable family vacation? Combining our know-how with intel from Rainer Jenss, president and founder of the Family Travel …

Warren Buffett says these are the 6 most important things you should do with your money

Do you want to be smarter with your money and better at building wealth next year than you were this year? There's no one better to turn to for advice than Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha has built his own personal fortune to more than $72 billion, making him the third richest person in the …

Investing

5 Underrated European Countries You Should Visit Now

The 21 coolest inventions of 2015

Imagine taking any 3-D object and using it to control a virtual bat, a pool cue, a bowling ball -- anything -- on your PlayStation.<p>That's what Sony could be cooking up, according to a patent that the company filed earlier this year. The patent was initially discovered by technology firm SmartUp …

Inventions

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

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Median salary: $22,800<br>Projected growth by 2022: 13%<p>All figures in this and the subsequent slides are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, except where noted.

Upgrading from Windows 7 or 8? You'll love Windows 10

Are you a Windows 8 user? Still using Windows 7? Either way, you'll love Windows 10.<p>Over the six years since Windows 7 was released, Microsoft has made its PC operating system far more intuitive and powerful by packing it with tablet- and smartphone-like features.<p>A lot of those features debuted …

What to eat in Hong Kong

Tiny Hong Kong is home to some 10,000 restaurants, the majority specialising in Chinese cooking, especially Cantonese dishes. Originally from Guangzhou (Canton), Cantonese cuisine flourished in the former British colony and is known for an almost religious insistence on freshness, an adventurous …

Hong Kong

10 essential apps for your tablet

The thing that makes tablets really useful is the apps. Unfortunately, there are literally millions of apps available. Fear not! I've done the research for you, and am bringing you the apps that every tablet owner needs to install. By the way, these apps are also great for your smartphone.<p><b>1. Don't</b> …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

35 Gorgeous Reasons to Escape to Italy

You know you want to go. Now. From the sparkling waters of the coast to ancient ruins, volcanic vistas, and pinch-me-I'm-dreaming monuments like the …

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

Camping

5 Non-Evil Ways to Get People to Do What You Want, From Dan Pink

I’ve posted about getting people to like you, winning arguments and FBI methods for negotiation — but let’s take it to the next level.<p>There are ways …

Self-help

How to tip like a New Yorker

Tipping plays a small but pivotal role in so many NYC experiences, from ordering a drink at a bar to taking a taxi across town. Knowing when to tip and how much can seem like picking your way through a minefield in this service-oriented town. Before you set off for New York City (or anywhere else …

newyork

The Drug-Free Way to Fight Depression

Exercise can do a lot of physical good, from making hearts healthy to keeping weight down—and now there’s strong new evidence that it can give a …

Immigration points-based systems compared

<b>The campaign to get Britain out of the EU has called for an Australian-style, points-based immigration system to be applied to all migrant workers - not just those from outside the EU. So how does the UK's system - also based on points - differ from those of other countries?</b><p><b>United Kingdom</b><p><b>The numbers</b><p>…