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Nearly 300,000 elderly to receive lower pensions

Government admits plans to scrap "derived benefits" for spouses could see 190,000 women receiving £22 less a week in basic state pension between now and 2030<p>Nearly 200,000 women could lose up to £1,100 a year in pension payouts under controversial Government plans to scrap top-ups for spouses or …


Women in their 50s hardest hit by state pension changes

Women in their fifties have been hit hard by the increase in the state pension age to bring it in line with men. They have less time to make up for losing out on receiving the pension at 60 than they expected.<p>Those born in 1951 started drawing their pension at age 61, but for those born in the …

In 2014, Every Business Will Be Disrupted By Open Technology

The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the previous order becomes not only untenable, but unthinkable.<p>Yet the true impact begins not with invention, but adoption. That’s when the second and …

Sprint reportedly preparing bid to purchase T-Mobile in 2014

Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i> While a potential deal is a ways off, Sprint is expected to put in its bid in the first half of 2014 and could pay more than $20 billion for its …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Obamacare Ad Spending Blitz Begins As Website Improves

An advertising and marking blitz that had been delayed launches this week as states and the U.S. government brace for a rush of uninsured Americans to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.<p>The last day to sign up for coverage that will begin Jan. 1, 2014 is next Monday, Dec. 23, …

House budget chief Ryan says pact boosts Republican prospects | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican co-author of a rare bipartisan budget deal in Congress defended the agreement from opposition in his own party on Sunday as an asset that could help Republicans capture the Senate next year and the White House in 2016.<p>House Budget Committee chairman …

Cleanse Your Closet

Julie Morgenstern, the guru of putting lives in order, reveals her tips and tricks for getting your closet — and therefore your life — in order.<p>UNLEASH THE REAL YOU<p>If you're craving change, start with your closet. It holds the clues to your inner self — to all your selves. Who you are right now. …

How to Make Kids’ Bedrooms Fun and Classic

Designing a child’s bedroom is not always child’s play! Chances are you want something that won’t go out of style in a few years, but that doesn’t …

Get Organized --> Perhaps it's a bit early to start thinking about putting away all those beautiful decorations that you've probably just put into place. But with a little preparation and the gathering of a few key items over the course of the next few weeks, you can save yourself a lot of extra work next year.

A His-and-Hers Bathroom with Dramatic Mosaic Tile

Tranquil glamour in a his-and-hers space.<p>Designer Sandra Nunnerley adds tranquil glamour to a his-and-hers bathroom in New York City, where the use of mosaic tile creates two different looks — one soft, one bold.

Interior Design

Dream Vacation: French Alps Chalet Emma For A Luxurious Cozy Winter

It was just a few days ago that we featured stunning Chalet Edelweiss in the region of Courchevel, and now it is time to move on to another skiing …

20 Ways to Update Your Dining Room Under $20


10 Tips to Make Entertaining Easy

Entertainers extraordinaire share their best advice.<p>From setting the table the night before to using black candles on the dining table, entertainers extraordinaire share their best ideas for throwing an elegant, easy bash.

Interior Design

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If there is a heaven on earth then it must be in New Zealand. On a ridge above Matiatia Bay a series of concrete pavilions farewell the setting sun. …

8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

6 Easy Styling Tips to Refresh a Room

Instantly refresh your room.<p>A home makeover doesn't have to require new furniture, a trip to the hardware store, or a big budget. Here's how to style a space for an instant refresh.

Home Decorating

How to Choose Between Modular Construction and Traditional Building [Infographic]

In case you decide to begin a new project and have doubts regarding to the process of modular construction versus that of traditional construction, …

7 Affordable Beauty Products on Celebrity Vanities

Their tried-and-true drugstore finds.<p>We took a look at the vanities of top celebrities, and it turns that in addition to high-end makeup brands, many celebs also have a tried-and-true drugstore favorite. Here are their picks, all $12 or less.

Skin Care

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.