Julie Preciado

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Vacation Homes and Tax Planning

A second residence can generate tax benefits — if you plan ahead<p>It’s the summer, and many families will soon be creating treasured memories together at vacation homes. Whether you own a vacation home and rent it out, are looking to purchase or sell a property, or perhaps upgrade to a larger home, …

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there<p>The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take …

Sea Level

This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …

4 Ways to Make Turmeric Part of a Protein-Packed Breakfast

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Turmeric<p>How to Add Turmeric to Breakfast<p>4 Ways to Make Turmeric Part of a Protein-Packed Breakfast<p>Shares<p>Let's make …

India’s envoy to Canada, brain behind Slumdog Millionaire, tackles trade deals

It was easy to spot Vikas Swarup at the Oscars in 2009.<p>As the cast and crew of <i>Slumdog Millionaire</i> swarmed the stage to accept the award for best picture, Mr. Swarup, the author of the book on which the movie was based, stood among the crowd of stars and gazed out at the Hollywood theatre, soaking …

$2 billion startup GitHub has officially won over Microsoft

When it was founded in 2006, CodePlex was one Microsoft's biggest steps into the world of open source software— where any programmer, anywhere can download and tweak the code to their liking. At the time, Microsoft saw free open source software, including the Linux operating system, as a major …

Software

Is your foundation ageing you?

For most women, foundation is a daily make-up essential. Whether we prefer powder, cream or liquid, many of us refuse to go further than the front door without applying it. But there is a fine line between a veil of camouflage and a caked-on mask. The latter not only ages you, but is beginning to …

Makeup

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

Psychology

The Psychology Of Professional Purpose: How To Follow Your Calling

“There’s nothing I’d like more than a job that was so meaningful to me that I brought it home,” one 9-5 employee told historian Studs Terkel in <i>Working</i>.<p>She mirrors most of us: though the majority of us say we haven’t found our calling, we want one. Instead, we click at our keyboards like a ticking …

University of Pennsylvania

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

Diamonds aren't forever: Team create first quantum computer bridge

By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the …

Quantum Computing

This Startup Teaches Commercial Brokers How To Build Financial Empires

Real estate agents aren’t often referred to as entrepreneurs. Instead, they are commonly reduced to the title of salesperson, negotiator or marketing expert. Yet, to be successful in the space, each of these independent enterprises must master the art of pitching products, brokering deals, securing …

Real Estate

This is The Reason Why They Give Gelatin to Sick People in Hospitals: When You Find out The Reason, You’ll be Shocked!

First and foremost, you know what gelatin really is? For those who don’t know the answer, gelatin is made of glyceine and proline, two amino acids …

Wellness

How to Make Avocado Brownies with Avo Frosting

Want a smart swap for a healthier dessert? You already know avocados are nutritional powerhouses, thanks to the fiber, B vitamins, folate, and …

How To Get Unlimited Travel In Europe From The "Netflix Of Airlines"

Surf Air, the travel startup that offers “all-you-can-fly” service to paying members, will begin running routes in Europe this October, <i>Techcrunch</i> …

7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity

Being more productive means first learning what and how to manage on a daily basis.<p>There is no lack of conversation about what drives productivity. Do we drink more coffee? Should we take multiple short breaks? Do we need to have longer lunch breaks?<p>I think productivity comes from a combination of …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

How to Get Money Back on Flight Delays

5 Reasons To Read Self-Help Books (Even If You Think You Don't Need To)

I find it's healing and inspiring to read at least part of one personal development book a day. Just a chapter or 20 pages in the morning can make …

Self-improvement

At Home With Anne of Green Gables: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 3

The luxuriantly wooded hills, the gently flowering dales, the silvery streams, the emerald gardens and orchards, the deep green roof and shutters set off by bright white wooden walls... it may be a cliché to say the site of the evergreen <i>Anne of Green Gables</i>, Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery's …

Baking Bread in France: Boulangerie Les Copains

It's 8 a.m. on a Wednesday and a bird is singing outside my window. My roommate is an old friend from college and she's barely awake. There's a half-melted candle next to my bed, which consists of a mattress, on a wooden crate, on the floor. The sun has been up for hours and I'm already late for …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

8 Nifty Little Items You Never Pack... But Should

<i>Photo courtesy of Stephanie Adams. Article by Sean O'Neill, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>No matter where you're traveling next, there are a few things you can add to your grab-and-go bag that will make everything run a little more smoothly. Meet eight items that will turn you into the MacGyver of …

This guy discovered that dry cleaning could prevent terrorism in Somalia

Mohamed Ali is a young Somali American with a mission to help youth in Somalia steer clear of extremist groups.<p>Ali was born in Mogadishu, but when he was 10, as Somalia was grappling with a civil war, he and his family left for Canada. They finally settled in the US.<p>Ali attended Ohio State …

France decides 'textopornographie' is French for 'sexting'

The French have shut down yet another English word: "sexting" will now be known as "textopornographie," with "sexto" as the noun "sex text." France's General Commission on Terminology and Word Invention (or Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologisme, <i>s'il vous plaît</i>) decided to change the …

How Brands Can Best Partner with Tween YouTube Stars

YouTube star Blair Fowler has been a longtime fan of L’Oreal mascara, often referencing it in her beauty tutorials and other videos throughout the years. L’Oreal approached Blair to create a video about the contest they were hosting as a means of driving more engagement to their promotional contest …

How Einstein’s Brain Was Probably Different Than Yours, And Why He Was So Creative

When it came to the connection between the left and right brain, Einstein was one remarkable specimen.<p>In 1905, at the astoundingly young age of 26, Albert Einstein came up with the quantum theory of light, proved the existence of atoms, and created the theory of special relativity. If you’re …

Physics

Hard drive worth $7.5 million is buried in a UK dump

A British man who threw away a hard drive containing bitcoins worth $7.5 million has started searching his local landfill in an attempt to find it again. James Howells amassed 7,500 bitcoins in 2009, but disposed of the hard drive they were stored on earlier in 2013 after it sat unused in a drawer …