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Volkswagen sales and profit hit new records but cautious on 2015

VW said in a statement its bottom-line net profit jumped by 19.6 percent to 10.85 billion euros ($12.2 billion) in 2014.<p>Underlying or operating profit was up 8.8 percent at 12.70 billion euros and revenues climbed by 2.8 percent to 202.5 billion euros.<p>VW delivered a total 10.14 million vehicles to …

Markets

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Space

Are driverless cars the future of Uber?

Uber has launched a research centre focusing on self-driving cars and mapping technology. Is this the end of the cabbie and death of the automobile industry?<p>Taxi app Uber is taking its biggest steps yet towards a driver-free world, launching the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh “to …

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

Life is a little less miserable when you can throw money at your problems.<p>There is a lot of research to suggest that richer people are more satisfied with their lives than poorer people, at least up to a certain point when their most important needs are met. But life satisfaction is different from …

Happiness

London Art Fairs Offer Master Works and Budget Buys

Haunting Art Installation Traps You In A Labyrinth Of Mirrors

Great art can be disorienting. Normally, when we say this, we're referring to that slightly dizzy sensation in your head or the pit in your stomach, both spurred by jarring visuals and the looming truths they inspire. Sometimes, though, art physically traps you in a maze of mirrors and you just …

Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman's photos of Woodstock

It’s not a revelation that festivals of today are not what they used to be. Flower garlands have been replaced with plastic ones that you can buy at …

Here's What a Snoop Dogg Nature Show Looks Like

<b>Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live,</b> Kimmel introduced a new segment he's been working on. "Like many people, I'm fascinated by the planet and all the creatures that crawl all over it," he said. "That's why I've teamed up with one of the great nature lovers that I hope will fill our viewers with …

Snoop Dogg

Jennifer Abessira: We Live as We Dream—Alone

by Ross Belfer<p>It’s difficult to pinpoint the precise inspiration behind Jennifer Abessira's artwork. Collagist, observer, anachronistic collector, photographer, mixed-media artist—Abessira is influenced by and works with almost everything and anything. Over the past year, the French-born, Tel …

Modern Art

Preview Vintage Photos of David Bowie From a New Art Exhibit

Striped bodysuit for <i>Aladdin Sane</i> tour, 1973. Design: Kansai Yamamoto. Photo: Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita / The David Bowie Archive 2012.<p>The Thin White Duke is headed to the Windy City: this September, <i>David Bowie is</i>, an archival exhibit featuring "more than 400 objects, including photography, album …

Secret oasis: the artist who's hidden a swimming pool in the desert

Alfredo Barsuglia has put a swimming pool deep in the Mojave desert, which you need a treasure map to find. It's a perfect parody of our world of instant gratification<p>Art does not always want to be seen – at least, not easily. Since the 1960s, some of the most memorable works of art have been …

Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

Drug Addiction

There's A Secret Craigslist Just For Rich People

The classifieds section of the Bloomberg terminal, which costs more than $20,000 a year, is called POSH. Aptly named.

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Lucy: mindless and mixed up, but propulsive and fun – first look review

Scarlett Johansson shines in this pseudo-intellectual action flick that represents Luc Besson's finest work since The Fifth Element<p>There's a lot of talk in Lucy about humans only using 10% of their brain. This is an oft-repeated myth that drives scientists up a wall, but I'd like to believe it's a …

SnapUp wants you to shop with mobile screenshots

The mobile app lets you to bookmark and track products by snapping a picture of your iPhone's screen.<p>The creators behind SnapUp, an app that turns mobile screenshots into product wish lists, thinks it can help shoppers stay organized and find deals in the face of shopping-app overload.<p>The iOS app …

Custom made wooden book rack / bookshelf in Oak. The pins are also bookmarks.

This is a listing for one custom made hanging book rack in Oak wood. The rack comes with a set of 12 pins/bookmarks. The pins are detached and can be moved around the back piece to meet your needs at each time.<p>The books rest on a small wooden plate so the pages stay intact. The plates can be moved …

Woodworking

Beyoncé Dominates MTV VMA Nominations, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Drake, Lorde Also Up for Awards

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 24 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Today, they've announced the nominees. Beyoncé is up for eight awards, while Eminem and Iggy Azalea are each up for seven. Also nominated are Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Drake, Arctic Monkeys, the Black …

The Best Music of 2014 So Far

Now that we’ve spent a weekend with hotel-grade Prosecco and consumer-grade explosives, it’s time to look at spreadsheets and dance.<p>Below is a Spotify playlist of fifty songs from 2014 that I love. It is missing Lil Wayne’s “D’usse” and a dozen other songs only available on YouTube. Take note: …

Vladimir Putin evades the truth in Malaysian jet disaster

Vladimir Putinmay be many things -- a coldblooded thug, a power-hungry autocrat, a paranoid xenophobe, a self-impressed narcissist -- but he is not a great leader. Hard-liners in Russia and the United States are convinced that tough guys rule best, but Putin is proving what a fallacy that is.<p>In his …

Russia

The war in Gaza threatens Egypt too

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>I’m Ronald Reagan! No, I’m Reagan! No, over here, I’m the real Reagan!<p>Next Post »<p>Sanctions finally find Russia’s Achilles heel<p>4 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you …

What a Man Who Knows Nothing About 50 Shades of Grey Thought of the Trailer

I’m a 30-year-old, single, heterosexual male and I’ve never read <i>50 Shades of Grey.</i> I’m approaching this trailer as someone interested primarily in …

9 Must-Know Facts About The Ebola Virus Spreading Across West Africa

<i>By Kitty Appel, HuffPost Healthy Living</i><p>The deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history is still ravaging countries in West Africa, particularly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. And the troubling news continues with the recent report that the head doctor treating patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone, …

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, …

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Fears of possible listeria contamination have led to a national recall of whole peaches, nectarines and other fruits packed by a California company. No illnesses have been reported, but the Wawona Packing Co. has told retailers such as Wal-Mart, Costco and Trader Joe's to pull its products.<p>The …

Nokia Lumia 930 review: the best Windows Phone yet

Microsoft's latest smartphone is catching up to the iPhone and Android with a great camera, design and wireless charging<p>Microsoft’s latest Lumia 930 top-end smartphone is still a Nokia for now, and shows promise as a viable competitor in the flagship smartphone battle with Apple, Samsung, HTC and …

Amazon Fire Phone teardown: You might be sending this one back for repairs

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: iFxit<p>Amazon’s(s amzn) first smartphone, the Fire Phone, started arriving at homes and in AT&T(s T) stores yesterday, …

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