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10 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Find Love in 2014

Every year at about this time, people start to think back on the year that is coming to a close, and reflect upon all the things they didn't accomplish that they had hoped they would. For single people, often high up on that list is the fact that they didn't get married or get into that significant …

Relationships

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

National Geographic Travel

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Why 50 is the magic number for job-hunting

BBC News, Los Angeles<p>"It's not what you know but who you know," is an old saying about job-hunting.<p>In the world of social networks we "know" more people than ever and we can be connected to the people they know as well, making it easier to find work and hear about people using our personal networks.<p>…

Employment

Almost half of university leavers take non-graduate jobs

New figures show how almost half of all university leavers have taken non-graduate roles, with those with media studies degrees faring the worst<p>Almost half of all recent university leavers are now working in non-graduate jobs, as those with media studies degrees fare the worst, a new report …

Better off renting? The new economics for young adults

Can a single young adult afford a condo in Toronto? Let's see how the numbers shake out.<p>Costs to buy<p>Condo cost<p>$350,000<p>5% downpayment<p>$17,500<p>Costs to own<p>Monthly mortgage payment*<p>$1,724<p>Estimated monthly condo fee<p>$350<p>Estimated monthly property tax amount<p>$200<p>Basic monthly home ownership …

Economics

11 Or 12 Things I Learned About Life From Day Trading Millions Of Dollars

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I was a day trader for many years and it almost killed me.</i><p>I was a day trader for many …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife's Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

Cancer

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at home, from …

How to Save Money When Booking Travel Online

Websites like Expedia.com, Hotwire.com and Orbitz.com have all but eliminated the need for travel agents -- why pay someone to compare flight durations and room rates when you can do it yourself? The problem is, if you're not careful, you may end up paying more in the long run. Finding a good price …

Flying

Thousands Of Americans See Their Health Plans Canceled

<b>Kaiser Health News:</b><p>Health plans are sending hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters to people who buy their own coverage, frustrating some consumers who want to keep what they have and forcing others to buy more costly policies.<p>The main reason insurers offer is that the policies fall short of …

With Buyback, 16-Year-Old Startup WhitePages Is Doing Something Very Rare With $80 Million

Either that or it doesn't grow up at all. It goes bust, and provides zero dollars back to investors.<p>WhitePages, founded by a Stanford student all the way back in 1997, is an anomaly in startup world.<p>It's forgoing all those routes. Nearly 20 years old, it's plenty grown up. It's not going bust …

Startups

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Meet The 17-Year-Old Trader Who Knows Global Macro Markets Like A Veteran

These days he's passionate about global macro trading and he's garnering attention in the space from more seasoned macro traders.<p>"The breadth and depth of Julian's market knowledge is that of a seasoned macro trader. The young man is very impressive," one New York-based macro trader commented.<p>You …

Trading

Aereo: the cloud based content upstart that could upend the TV industry

America’s most powerful broadcasters are trying to shut down an emerging TV recording service. If their case is heard, the implications could be far reaching.<p>Late on Friday (Oct. 11) the major free-to-air broadcasters filed a petition in the US supreme court against Aereo, a start up backed by …

Televisions

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Travel

Netflix in talks with US cable providers -- report

Talks are in early stages with Comcast and other pay-TV providers to offer the online video service as an option on their set-top boxes, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>Netflix, which has long had a love-hate relationship with the cable industry, could finally be looking to get cozier with US …

Televisions

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Die Hard

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with the need to meet and network with potential clients and and collaborators. …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

New York City

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

North Korea

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

My Notorious Life

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

Stock Futures Sell Off on Fiscal Uncertainty

<b>FOX Business: Capitalism Lives Here</b><p>U.S. stock-index futures fell sharply Monday as an impasse in Congress over halting a partial government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling continued for a second week.<p><b>Today's Markets</b><p>As of 8:10 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slid 119 points, or …