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Shire: At 52-Week Low, Long-Term Opportunity Appears Significant

Shire’s* (SHPG) share price recently hit a 52-week low in both its London- and NASDAQ-listed shares. Yet, I continue to struggle to precisely see why …

Tour de France 2017: full team-by-team guide

Ag2r La Mondiale (France; UCI ranking 11)<p>Twenty years ago Ag2r were a little known sponsor of a small regional team but nowadays they are part of the Tour de France scenery, and to mark two decades of commitment and steady progress they’d love to take just one more upward step. They don’t do …

Road Cycling

Stanley Cup Playoffs: How to stream, watch on TV, schedule for first-round matchups

Here's how to stay on top of all eight of the NHL's opening-round playoff series<p>Thirty teams.<p>Down to 16.<p>And now it’s time to get to business. The …

The US Virgin Islands Will Give You Money To Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the US Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

The 20 Wines You Need to Drink This Fall

Like everything else in the summer, wine drinking is easy. And the answer to every question, at least the wine-related ones, might as well be rosé. …

<em>Backpacker</em> Gives Us America's 10 Most Dangerous Hikes

When most of us decide to go for a hike we generally tend to hit local trails that are scenic, fun, and even relaxing. But not all trails fit that …

Hiking

Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Doctors talking up drugs to other doctors has been quite lucrative for pharmaceutical companies — and the physicians who moonlight as their salesmen.<p>Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors were effective pitchmen. A doctor paid by a company to give a dinner speech or to chat over lunch …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy

<b>What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child policy, has been a good place to look for an answer.</b><p>Chinese families used to have an average …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.<p>The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that …

Personal Branding

Welcome to the New Face of Big Pharma

Justin, a 12-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, just started middle school and was bummed he had to regularly check his blood sugar between periods while …

Advertising Industry

How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party

Tea Party leaders view themselves as modern prophets of the end of times, ratcheting up their rhetoric to prove that Obama is evil and God is on …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

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Paid Docs Twice as Likely to Prescribe Sponsors' Drugs - But They Must Be Paid Well! Is the ROI Worth the Bad Press?

Doctors in the US who are paid and entertained by drug companies are more than twice as likely to prescribe their products, according to a …

Pharma Companies Far From Realizing Their App Market Potential

<i>Rather than creating many niche apps, pharmaceutical companies would be more successful in the mobile space observing what industry leaders are doing.</i><p>…

10 reasons millennials are screwed | Salon.com

So it isn’t surprising that there are members of the baby boomer generation and Gen X who have a hard time figuring out what makes Millennials, aka Generation Y, tick. People in their 40s, 50s and 60s not understanding people in their 20s is as old as time itself. But if there is one claim about …

The Dumbest Questions Tourists Ask In Hawaii

Tourists get a bad rap <i>across</i> the globe -- they're slow, they ask too many questions, they get in the way. But when we're talking about tourists who are merely crossing state lines to explore a new part of their own country, they don't come much more clueless than those jetting off to Hawaii to get …

Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

Planning a trip to the Caribbean? Check out our list of the 10 best hotels and resorts in the Caribbean Islands. From Anguilla to the Turks & Caicos, this list includes our favorite hotels and resorts to help you plan the ultimate escape.<p><b>ANGUILLA</b><p><b>Cap Juluca</b><p>A mere 25-minute boat ride from the shops …

Wal-Mart’s newest scheme to ruin the middle class

Just as bad as the original ’80s campaign, “Buy America” 2.0 continues Wal-Mart’s planned takeover of urban markets<p>Stacy Mitchell<p>August 24, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a "Buy America" program and …

Decades of failures: Why the CIA keeps blowing it

<b>Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, Paul Wolfowitz (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Greg Gibson/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Every failure has been rewarded with more money — and weakened America’s standing around the world<p>Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones<p>August 24, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “In Spies We Trust: The Story of …