Beverley Oliver

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The Best Time Of Day To Drink Coffee

Think 8 a.m. is the perfect time for a big dose of caffeine? Think again.<p>Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially for those who have problems sleeping. But, do you ever …

Stocks close out month of gains on a losing note

Business News<p>Stocks finished lower on Thursday, curbing October gains, as investors mulled corporate earnings and pondered the timing of reduced monetary stimulus by the Federal Reserve.<p>Two days after both the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs, equities fluctuated between modest gains and …

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A Majority Of Oracle Shareholders Think Larry Ellison Is Paid Too Much

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A majority of shareholders opposed Oracle's executive compensation, including Chief Executive Larry Ellison's pay, in a non-binding vote on Thursday following complaints that the world's third-richest man is paid too much as his company struggles against smaller …

LG and Samsung's new smartphones put design behind the curve

Curved phones aside, design experts see a bright future for flexible displays<p>Currently, smartphones almost universally follow a single form: a rectangular slab with a flat, equally rectangular display. In recent weeks, we've seen signs from LG and Samsung that things could be changing soon.<p>Earlier …

Six leading central banks to share currency supplies

Six of the world's leading central banks, including the US Federal Reserve, say they will provide each other with ready supplies of their currencies on a standing basis, extending arrangements set up to steady the global financial system during post-2007 turbulence.<p>The decision, announced on …

12 highlights from Thursday's dramatic Rob Ford revelations

Chief Bill Blair addresses the media. (Nathan Denette/CP)<p>1. Police have alleged crack cocaine video<p>Police have recovered a video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, Chief Bill Blair told reporters.<p>“The TPS is now in possession of a digital video file,” Chief Blair said.<p>The …

Eurozone inflation nears four-year low

<b>Eurozone inflation in October fell to 0.7%, its lowest since February 2010, thanks to a fall in energy costs.</b><p>Official figures also showed the currency bloc's unemployment at another record high in September.<p>The figures increase pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to cut interest rates …

Exciting Times For Samsung, But Dangerous Ones Too

These are exciting times for Samsung. The company is doing well – topping the mobile charts. But its leaders are also creating their own threats and dangers. Will good Samsung or bad Samsung win out?<p>The company held its first developer conference this week, in San Francisco, to attract developers …

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Man, 80, fights bear, falls off cliff – and survives

An octogenarian versus a hungry Russian bear. It was a confrontation that could have ended only one way, and yet shepherd Yusuf Alchagirov was sitting upright in bed this week and happily munching on the three traditional pies his family had baked in celebration at his survival.<p>The bear approached …

Why So Many Icelanders Still Believe in Invisible Elves

How the country’s history and geography created the perfect setting for magical creatures, whose perceived existence sparks environmental protests to this day.<p>The Hraunavinir, or “Friends of the Lava,” believe that any benefits from a project that snakes through Gálgahraun are cancelled out by its …

What We Eat Affects Everything

How men and women digest differently, diet changes our skin, and gluten remains mysterious: A forward-thinking gastroenterologist on eating one's way to "gutbliss"<p>Robynne Chutkan, MD, is an integrative gastroenterologist and founder of the Digestive Center for Women, just outside of Washington, …

Android KitKat could put an end to Android fragmentation with support for low-end devices

<b>Update</b>: Google has officially announced Android KitKat’s features, confirming everything in this report.<p>The latest and greatest Android releases typically focus on getting the most out of the newest hardware, but Android KitKat may change that.<p>KitKat, also known as Android 4.4, will reportedly …

You don’t want to know what’s hiding in your spices

If you use everyday spices such as pepper, parsley and paprika, you could be sprinkling more on your food than you bargained for.<p>Twelve percent of spices imported to the US are soiled with insects (both live and dead), animal excrement, rodent hairs and a range of other unappetizing materials, …