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12 Cool Winter Accessories to Help You Brave the Cold

Sweater weather, here we come.<p>Warm knits, buttery leather, and colorful faux-fur toppers all round out our winter wish list as the weather gets cooler. Ahead, the most fashionable accessories to keep yourself warm in the brisk weeks ahead.

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Rwanda genocide 20 years on: 'We live with those who killed our families. We are told they're sorry, but are they?'

Lucie Niyigena's seven-year-old mind was a jumble of panic and confusion as she stepped over the brutalised, bleeding corpse of her grandfather and …

Exoneree Detectives Fight For Those Still Behind Bars

Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Billy Smith drive down a desolate highway toward a prison in East Texas. They've all been there before, serving hard time — 63 years among the three of them.<p>But this time it's different. They're driving a Hummer. They're dressed to the nines. And they're on a …

Is Kylie Jenner’s Latest Merch Collection Ripping Off An Indie Designer?

Style<p>Keep up-to-date on new celebrity styles and style news. Get the hottest fashion trends and beauty tips.<p>Style<p>More Fenty fashion<p>Hip-Hop<p>Dan's …

Colonial Levuka: A Peek into Fiji’s Heritage and Local Life

<i>[box]Bula from Fiji! We’re here in Fiji, just back on the mainland, after a week of sailing with Captain Cook Cruises around Fiji’s Northern Islands.</i> …

Beetroot 'can lower blood pressure'

<b>Drinking a cup of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure, researchers say.</b><p>Drinking 250ml (8oz) cut high blood pressure readings by 10mm of mercury (mmHg) in a study of 15 patients, bringing some into the normal range, the journal Hypertension reports.<p>Most marked after three to six hours, the …

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On

It is easy to feel scared and powerless in the wake of attacks like those at the Boston Marathon. But it also plays into the perpetrators' hands.<p>As the details about the bombings in Boston unfold, it'd be easy to be scared. It'd be easy to feel powerless and demand that our elected leaders do …

The cost of owning your car? $9,000 a year

The average owner of a sedan has to shell out nearly $10,000 a year to own and operate that car, according to auto club AAA.<p>A new AAA reports shows, on average, the cost of driving 15,000 miles a year rose 1.17 cents to 60.8 cents per mile, or $9,122 per year. Overall, that's a roughly 2% increase …

How universities will compete: appeal to elites, move online

Our belief is that deep, radical and urgent transformation is required in higher education as much as it is in school systems. Our fear is that, perhaps as a result of complacency, caution or anxiety, or a combination of all three, the pace of change is too slow and the nature of change too …

Eating themselves to death

MEXICO has long been a country that derives extraordinary pleasure from eating and drinking—and it hasn’t minded the consequences much either. <i>Gordo</i> …

Why Well-Paid Employees Are Good for Business

Zeynep Ton, a visiting professor at MIT's Sloan School of Business, argued last year in the Harvard Business Review that "the presumed trade-off between investment in employees and low prices can be broken." The likes of Trader Joe's and Costco, she points out, are able to maintain low prices and …

US rice imports 'contain harmful levels of lead'

<b>Analysis of commercially available rice imported into the US has revealed it contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe.</b><p>Some samples exceeded the "provisional total tolerable intake" (PTTI) set by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a factor of 120.<p>However, the …

Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs At The Highest Rate In 5 Years

People are voluntarily quitting their jobs at the highest rate since the pre-recession era, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey— known as JOLTS — published by The Bureau of Labor Statistics.<p>The report says that 2.16 million people quit their jobs in the latest data, which …

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

Google Paid This Man $100 Million: Here's His Story

Two years ago, Twitter was in disarray.<p>On April 14, 2011, Fortune's Jessi Hempel blasted Twitter for failing to launch exciting new products, generate meaningful revenues, or hang on to executive talent.<p>None of this was news to Twitter's board members or CEO Dick Costolo, of course.<p>They'd spent the …

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren’t previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader software.<p>It’s magical to see the short selections of writing that …

Shades of Grey

The Mesmerizing Skyscrapers Of Hong Kong In Eerily Beautiful Close-up

For four years, photographer Michael Wolf explored life in Hong Kong by studying the exterior of its apartment towers. When cropped and textualized, facades of residential buildings become something other than architecture, but grids of information, charts, data, colorful patterns.<p>He writes in an …

Skyscrapers

Americans' Concerns About Global Warming on the Rise

Majority believe global warming is happening, but many still say it's exaggerated<p>PRINCETON, NJ -- U.S. worry about global warming is heading back up …

10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead)

Have you ever traveled somewhere that everyone told you was the absolute best, only to find yourself wondering: Is that all there is?<p>It happens. Sometimes, the destination in question is trading on a dated reputation it no longer deserves. Other times, you've fallen victim to hype, manufactured by …

The lady who changed the world

ONLY a handful of peace-time politicians can claim to have changed the world. Margaret Thatcher, who died this morning, was one. She transformed not …

How to beat Bangkok's scams

Bangkok can be a baptism of fire for rookie travellers who have never experienced how far some people will go to part you from your precious travel budget. While it is very unlikely that you will end up in serious danger, without some rapidly acquired street smarts you may end up leaving town with …

Guide Books

His Makeover Strategy In Shambles, J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson Is Out

After an unsuccessful makeover of the retailer J.C. Penney, Ron Johnson, the company's chief executive, is out.<p>In a press release, the company said Myron "Mike" Ullman, who was the company's previous CEO, is retaking the reins.<p>"While J.C. Penney has faced a difficult period, its legacy as a leader …

5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Margaret Thatcher

Human Journey<p>Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) Photograph by Selwyn Tait, Sygma/Corbis<p>Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) passed away today after fighting illness for several years. She died in London, after having suffered a stroke, at 87 years old. Last December, she had undergone an operation to remove a …

App market soars with 13.4 billion downloads in Q1 2013

As people around the world become increasingly more reliant on their mobile devices, the app market continues to grow. New research from market analyst firm Canalys shows that the top four app stores hit 13.4 billion downloads worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. This is an 11 percent increase …

Apps

The new New World

THE history of Latin American emigration is best told over lunch. Taco and tostada stalls have spread across the United States because 12m Mexicans …

Latin America

Google ‘to buy WhatsApp for $1bn’

Search giant Google is reportedly in negotations to buy popular messaging service WhatsApp for $1bn.<p>Previous rumours claimed that Facebook was also negotiating to buy the popular cross-platform mobile messaging app, emphasising that several major businesses are keen to improve how that handle …