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5 Books That Will Change Your Life

When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, …

Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test

Robert Smith’s private-equity firm revamps software companies by following detailed protocols; ‘their process is like a factory’<p>Billionaire investor Robert Smith believes corporate buyouts can be reduced to a formula.<p>His private-equity firm, Vista Equity Partners, has codified that notion into 110 …

Private Equity

Hamilton Exhibit Delays Chicago Launch

The immersive installation will now open its doors in 2019 before going on the road.<p>Hamilton: The Exhibition has set a new opening date for its …

korins

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

Author: Wired Staff<p>03:00 pm<p>It's that time of year yet again—time for Amazon's blockbuster sales event. We've combed the spreadsheets and chased every …

Google Home

Gender Letter: An Ode to Old Maids Everywhere

<i>Gender Letter is a weekly take on news and culture.</i> <i>Sign up here to get future editions in your inbox.</i><p>When I published my first book two years ago, I threw myself an extravagant party. There were themed cocktails. An ice cream bar. A photo booth. A band. My parents flew in from Seattle. I joked that …

genderletter

Will Reeve - the son of paralyzed Superman actor Christopher - issues a rallying cry

'We need heroes, we need you!': Will Reeve - the son of paralyzed Superman actor Christopher - issues a rallying cry as he works to achieve his …

Informatics

How to handle common inconveniences travelers face—even flight delays

Travel is packed with adventure, discovery, and relaxation—but can also offer plenty of logistical challenges. Use these insider tips to get to the good stuff sooner by navigating each step of the journey, from picking a hotel room to sightseeing.<p>In a 2017 survey 63% of hotel guests responded that …

Hospitality

‘No Apparent Distress’ Tackles the Distress of the Sick, Poor and Uninsured

<b>NO APPARENT DISTRESS<br>A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine</b><br>By Rachel Pearson<br>260 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $26.95.<p>Just after residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, I worked briefly in a private practice in rural Florida. One afternoon, the E.R. called about a man …

Health Care

There's More Good News About Immune Therapies for Cancer

There has been welcome excitement in the cancer field lately about immune-based treatments, which co-opt the body’s own immune system to fight …

Immunotherapy

It’s Easy. It’s Impressive. It’s Dinner.

I always thought of my mom as an impressive home cook. When I was growing up in the San Fernando Valley, she made things that felt a bit fancy in a California-in-the-’90s way, like steamed artichokes with lemon butter and toasted rice pilaf, sun-dried tomatoes scattered on everything.<p>But it was her …

Seafood

For Kids With Cancer, Focusing on Quality of Life

Many people associate palliative care with hospice care, but medical professionals are offering it to children and adolescents living with cancer as well as to those dying from it.<p>In the process, they are redefining both palliative care and cancer care, focusing on helping each patient achieve the …

Cancer

When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

When Esther and Dan Levy’s son Andrew was 14 months old, he received a diagnosis of a kind of leukemia so rare that their medical team said getting it was like being bitten by a shark and struck by lightning at the same time.<p>Leukemia, a cancer of those cells in the bone marrow that produce new …

Medicine

When a Sibling Dies, or Has a Serious Illness

Rivers Schwenn is only 16, but she says she already knows that she never wants children.<p>It’s not that she doesn’t like kids. She does. Lots. But after spending the last year and a half watching her 9-year-old sister, Parker Monhollon, die of cancer, the thought of witnessing another child go …

Siblings

Amazon Prime Day 2018: The best deals so far (updated)

Prime Day has officially started! Here's everything you need to know, including our picks for the best deals.<p>The waiting is over: <b>Amazon Prime Day</b> officially kicked off as of noon PT (3 p.m. ET), and we're highlighting the best deals here. The 36-hour sale features more than 1 million deals and ends …

Tech Trends

FDA recalls heart meds used to treat high blood pressure over cancer concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall of several medications that contain the active ingredient valsartan, which is …

High Blood Pressure

A Restaurant Takes On the Opioid Crisis, One Worker at a Time

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Five years ago, Rob and Diane Perez found a spoon and a ramekin in the trash at a branch of their Saul Good Restaurant & Pub, and realized that their top server was doing heroin in the bathroom.<p>They had already lost the first manager to join their staff; she died in jail after …

Customer Service

15 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Under 375 Calories

Just set-it-and-forget-it — so goes the appeal of the slow cooker, and it just so happens to be the perfect time of year for it. Slow-cooker meals …

Nutrition

Overnight Coffee Oats | Recipe

Need a cup of joe to start your morning? This oatmeal recipe courtesy of Love & Zest is the one-stop breakfast for you. These creamy oats are soaked …

The Young Woman Was a Healthy and Avid Runner. Now She Could Barely Walk. Why?

The two bridesmaids — sisters of the bride — walked arm in arm past the seated guests. The older, 35, held tight to the arm of the younger, using that single support to replace the crutches on which she had come to depend. Proud but exhausted by her efforts, the older sister spent much of the rest …

Medicine

Mice Don’t Know When to Let It Go, Either

Suppose that, seeking a fun evening out, you pay $175 for a ticket to a new Broadway musical. Seated in the balcony, you quickly realize that the acting is bad, the sets are ugly and no one, you suspect, will go home humming the melodies.<p>Do you head out the door at the intermission, or stick it out …

University of Michigan

How to Meet Autistic People Halfway

One of the most widely held beliefs about autistic people — that they are not interested in other people — is almost certainly wrong. Our understanding of autism has changed quite a bit over the past century, but this particular belief has been remarkably persistent.<p>Seventy-five years ago, the …

Autism

In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — Maria del Carmen Abadía lives in one of Mexico’s rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, it’s undrinkable.<p>Potable water is increasingly scarce in San …

Mexico

New York Has World-Class Hospitals. Why Is It So Bad for People in Need of Transplants?

Kehinde Majekodumi does not look desperately ill. A vibrant 24-year-old, she bears little outward sign except a scar beneath her collarbone where a catheter was once inserted.<p>But three times a week she deviates from her regular commute between the apartment she shares with her twin sister and her …

Medicine

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Retirement

10 hard truths no one tells you about buying a house

Being a homeowner is part of the American dream, but that white picket fence comes with a side of unexpected realities.<p>While buying and owning a home can be fun and rewarding, it's not all HGTV makes it out be. From hidden expenses to housekeeping demands, it involves a lot more mental and monetary …

Real Estate

I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

Some people seem surprised when I tell them I rent by choice.<p>I'm a business owner and financial planner, I'm married, and by all counts I'm well established in my life. I should own a house, right?<p>But that's where a lot of people get into trouble: They feel like they "should" do one thing or …

Personal Finance

Made: From Bootstrappers To Silver Spooners

Soon after <i>Forbes</i> published our 2018 list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women on Wednesday — featuring cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner of the Jenner-Kardashian clan on the cover — questions started popping up online. How could Kylie Jenner be self-made? She comes from a wealthy, famous family. Her …

Kylie Jenner

Four of the world's largest food companies have a new plan for fixing food and farm policy

A year after America's powerful food lobby began to implode, four of the world's largest food companies are launching an association of their own.<p>The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, unveiled Thursday by the U.S. divisions of Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever, says it will fight for progressive …

Agriculture

Medicare won't cover all your health care expenses. Here's how to prepare

For all those baby boomers approaching their 65th birthday, it's time to plan for Medicare.<p>After years of paying payroll taxes at work to help fund …

Health Care

Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families who had claimed that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.<p>A jury in a Missouri circuit court awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in …

Johnson & Johnson