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2013 Subaru BRZ Limited Automatic First Test

Auto-Tragic<p>Let’s face it: The 2013 Subaru BRZ is many things — including fun and rewarding — but it’s never been quick. I’ve defended the BRZ and its Scion sibling on <i>Motor Trend</i> as bargain driver’s cars not at all underpowered for what they are. And while the 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited Automatic …

Ad Analysis: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander “Road Trip” Commercial – Feature

These are do-or-die days for Mitsubishi Motors North America. Sales have cratered over the last decade from 345,111 in ’02 (admittedly inflated by the disastrous “0-0-0” incentive program) to 57,790 in ’12, and dropping the Galant, Endeavor, and Eclipse didn’t help—even if those models weren’t very …

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLK-class Spied and Rendered

New bones and a new familial face.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The second generation of Mercedes-Benz's high-volume compact crossover, which directly takes aim at the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. The upcoming GLK again will make use of the C-class’s architecture, although the foundation will come from Benz’s all-new …

Auto Shows

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

Car Reviews

2014 Jaguar XJR

The most sporting luxury flagship gets even more power.<p>Jaguar is busy honing its identity. Its portfolio is bursting with high-tech mills and sales are up, but as volumes approaching those of its competitors will take time to develop, image is a quicker build. And Jaguar wants to be seen as a …

2015 BMW i8

Hardly a supercar, but it's quick, sexy, and brimming with technology.<p>Some cars defy easy classification. BMW has referred to its i8 as “the most progressive sports car of our time,” extending “sustainability to a new vehicle segment.” BMW North America president and CEO Ludwig Willisch has said …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

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US prepares to charge London bankers in JP Morgan trades case

Two London-based bankers could face US charges over their alleged role in the $6bn (£3.9bn) “London Whale” trading scandal at JP Morgan Chase.<p>The US authorities are reported to be preparing to file criminal fraud charges against Javier Martin-Artajo, a Spanish-born former JP Morgan manager, and …

Investing

Lord Sugar in £10m 'mis-selling' complaint against Lloyds

Lord Sugar has become the most prominent business owner to emerge as a potential victim of the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products by Britain’s major banks.<p>The multi-millionaire founder of Amstrad has complained to Lloyds Banking Group over its sale of a hedging product on a loan taken …

Finance

Maybe your job pays really well, but you don't necessarily feel good about the work you do. Perhaps your job makes the world a better place, but your paycheck doesn't satisfy. Some lucky professionals have best of both worlds. The 25 most meaningful jobs that also pay well: http://bit.ly/11UjvvH

What's In Chocolate, Cocoa That Might Benefit Brain Health?

There’s nothing much more alluring than a headline touting the health benefits of chocolate – and if they have to do with protecting the brain, most of us are sold. There’s been a lot of research in this area, with some studies strongly suggesting that compounds in cocoa may reduce the risk for …

Stem cells: what happened to the radical breakthroughs?

Much was promised in the late 1990s, but the challenge of advances such as growing whole human organs has been difficult to deliver<p>It's 1998 and science is taking big strides. The first cloned mammal, Dolly the Sheep, has just had her first lamb; the first robotically assisted heart surgery has …

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …

Immunotherapy

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

2014 BMW i3

First electric steering, now a full electric.<p>After more than two years of speculation and piecemeal details, the fully electric BMW i3 has arrived (although, we’ve already had a go behind the wheel of a prototype). It’s a polarizing vehicle, to put it mildly. Optimists, such as BMW sales and …

2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i

BMW's littlest crossover is most definitely not a station wagon. Except that it totally is a station wagon.<p>If you’re into fantasy, the calendar runneth over with conventions you can attend dressed as a sci-fi or comic-book character. Who doesn’t look good as Yoda? But if you just want to go …

Outlining the Next Year of S-class Debuts

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC should be joined by the S65 AMG come November.<p>Based on what our sources in Stuttgart are telling us, Mercedes-Benz wants its new S-class to be all things to all (relatively affluent) people. We’ve already driven the new S550 and the latest S63 has been revealed …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

The importance of being authentic in business

If there’s one thing I would stress to budding entrepreneurs when starting their business, it’s that they maintain their authenticity, which really …

Entrepreneurship

2013 BMW 335i xDrive First Test

Fast Runner With Slightly Clumsy Footwork<p>After glancing at the 2013 BMW 335i xDrive’s test results, it’s difficult not to think of the M3. True, the two serve completely different purposes, but the 335i’s 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds matches that of the most recent six-speed, manual-equipped M3 we …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

Cooking

Women's Health

Baby Registry Must-Haves<p>Everything you'll need before your little one's arrival<p>Where Do I Begin?<p>Walking in to a baby store without a plan is overwhelming. Use this guide to get an idea of what you need to add to your baby registry. Want to see a full example of a registry? Check out <i>Women's Health</i> …

7 Secrets for an Amazing First Date

A new study reveals the sometimes counter-intuitive factors that make your connection sizzle…or fizzle<p>A new study reveals the sometimes counter-intuitive factors that make your connection sizzle…or fizzle<p>Okay, so nailing a date isn’t exactly quantum physics…but sometimes it seems like it might as …

Relationships

Birth Control FAQ

<b>Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshooting</b><p><b>If I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup?</b><br>While clinical trials have shown that you may have one or two days of leeway, experts suggest taking extra precautions. "The safest course of …

Treat Each Other to a Rubdown

These four massage techniques will bring stress relief and boost your sex life. They're that magical<p>sexual relationship<p><b>Sensory</b><br>senses<p>communicating<b>Hot and Cold</b><p><i>The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sensual Massage</i><p><i>Acupressure for Lovers</i><p><b>Hands-Off</b><p><b>Tough and Tender</b><p>6 tools to enhance your rubdown.

Acupressure

Bonny

WHEN the British economy catches a cold, Scotland often goes down with the flu. During the recession that followed the financial crisis job losses …

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.<p>In the tentative, post-9/11 spring of 2002, I was, at 30, in the midst of …

2013 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged

Valley Whirl: We drive the new Range Rover into the Montana valley that nearly killed Lewis and Clark.<p>By September 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition, en route to the Pacific, had exited their canoes and strolled into Montana’s verdant Bitterroot Valley, a 100-mile-long corridor extending from …