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How I Saved 30 Percent of My Income in 2017

<b>Email your money conundrums, from the technical to the psychological, to</b> <b>moneymom@nymag.com</b><b>.</b><p><b>It’s been a stressful year</b> — maybe you’ve noticed? But if …

Panama City

This Is Where Airplanes Go When They Retire

Ever wonder where a plane goes once it’s done flying for good?<p>Boeing 747s in particular are taking their last flights on several airlines such as …

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

Wildlife

Hipster counterparts of America's most popular national parks

Visiting America's most popular national parks, especially in summer, is quickly becoming a gamble. Will it be one of your favorite memories, or will …

10 Extreme Hikes You Can Do Without Being a Pro

National parks are the backyard of the United States: They provide a natural refuge for the cooped up, modern, digital soul. Miles of trails within the National Park System invite hikers from the world over into their inner reaches—and the diverse landscape of the U.S. means a hike to Angels …

Quick Weekend Getaways for Girlfriends, Kiddos, and Couples

For many of us, it’s not a true vacation unless we’re getting out of dodge for at least a week—but in reality, a 72-hour respite in a fantastic …

T. Rowe Price Insights - 6 Steps to Retiring Smart

The Pew Research Center estimates that 10,000 baby boomers are expected to turn age 65 each day from now until 2030. If you count yourself among this …

Retirement

Apple is sharing your face with apps. That’s a new privacy worry.

Poop that mimics your facial expressions was just the beginning.<p>It’s going to hit the fan when the face-mapping tech that powers the iPhone X’s cutesy “Animoji” starts being used for creepier purposes. And Apple just started sharing your face with lots of apps.<p>Beyond a photo, the iPhone X’s front …

Privacy

This the greatest beach on Earth (according to the experts)

Tucked away in the Caribbean and boasting some of the clearest waters and softest white sand you’re likely to come across, Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands has been named the best in the world in a survey of travel experts.<p>A 12-mile stretch on the island of Providenciales, and …

Yes — Core i7 is faster than Core i5. But what’s the real difference?

As much as AMD’s Ryzen CPUs made a big comeback for the red team in 2017, Intel’s Core i5 and i7 CPUs are still some of the most popular. But what’s …

Retirement savings tips: 401(k) vs IRA

As the end of the year approaches and investors begin to take stock of their savings, one consideration they may want to take into account is how they should allocate money across 401(k) and IRA plans.<p>In a traditional, employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, employees can contribute tax-deferred money that …

Retirement

Scientists Identify Third-Largest Eruption in Earth’s History

In southeastern Washington state, the Palouse River dives 200 feet (60 meters) off cliffs created by lava flows that occurred over 16 million years …

Earth Science

Where to Find the World's Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches

Forget sugar-white or golden stretches of sand. Travelers seeking rare, unusual destinations can't get enough of pink sand beaches.<p>Often formed by …

Travel

Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy

Think "renewable energy" and the wind and sun come to mind, but someday it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list.<p>The fledgling wave energy industry is getting a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy is spending up to $40 million to build a wave energy test facility …

Renewable Energy

Billionaire Ron Baron Offers Advice For Millennials On Getting Rich

New York City—At Baron Funds’ annual investment conference at Lincoln Center on Friday, firm founder and CEO Ron Baron took the stage throughout the day to opine on politics, economic trends and his investing philosophies.<p>In the afternoon, he offered advice for millennials (few of whom were in …

Albert Einstein

Trump's Mar-A-Lago gets approval to hire 70 foreign workers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's upscale Mar-a-Lago club received permission from the federal government to temporarily hire 70 foreign housekeepers, waiters and cooks to fill out its staff during its upcoming busy season, with its managers attesting there aren't enough …

Donald Trump

How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

James H. Simons, a reserved mathematician and hedge fund operator from Boston now approaching 80, is a big Democratic donor. Warren A. Stephens, a 60-year-old golf enthusiast once called the king of Little Rock, Ark., inherited a family investment bank and became a booster of conservative …

Corruption

The disease that could change how we drink coffee

For years, researchers in Colombia have been engaged in a little-known battle against a disease that could disrupt coffee drinking everywhere.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>If you landed in Bogota in the 1960s, one of the first things …

Coffee

Things to do in Scottsdale Arizona

I recently visited Scottsdale Arizona for the Travel Writers Academy Mastermind and Experience Scottsdale was generous enough to provide a short …

Clint Eastwood

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

U.S. Navy

Will My Taxes Look Different Now That I’m a Homeowner?

Magic 8 ball says yes. Here’s what to know to itemize tax deductions as a homeowner.<p><i>The federal tax law signed by President Donald Trump Dec. 22,</i> …

How to know if you're sleep deprived, even if it doesn't feel like it

How to tell if you're sleep deprived, even if it doesn't feel like it. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>1. You're craving sugar and carbs</b><p>Lack of sleep produces a hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin makes you hungry for fatty and sugary foods.<p>It's also harder to stop eating. Leptin, the chemical …

Sleep

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Product Design

Should You Get an MBA?

At least once a month an ambitious and hard-working person in their 20s asks me, “Should I get an MBA?” I earned my MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 2000, and since 2007 I’ve been an Instructor and an internal coach back at the GSB, helping hundreds of students develop their …

The Best Bathrooms of 2014

The year in bathroom design.<p>This year in bathroom design, we saw spaces that were glamorous, luxurious, and all-natural.

T-Mobile's CEO Thinks The Apple Watch Is Going To Be Massive

T-Mobile CEO John Legere offered his predictions for the wireless industry in a blog post on Tuesday, where he touched on Apple's latest gadget.<p>"I love what Jawbone, Fitbit, Samsung, LG, Microsoft and others are doing in the wearables space," he said. "But we haven't begun to see the potential of …

T-Mobile

How LEDs Are Going To Replace Our Lights

Decades-old technology, now making streets brighter for less<p>In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). While red and green LEDs have been around since the 1960s, figuring out how to make blue diodes bright enough …

Meet the first lady of graphene, turning harmful gases into the wonder stuff

Catharina Paukner is building a supersized graphene factory in Cambridge that can turn methane from landfill - or even cows - into modern-day black gold<p>The birthplace of graphene – the one-atom-thick carbon – is Manchester University, where it was created by two physicists. But Cambridge could …

Engineering