Lisa Yates

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Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Fewer people blow 401(k) retirement money on meaningless purchases

Fewer Americans are blowing their 401(k) savings on cars, clothes and other frivolities when they change jobs.<p>Only 7.5% of U.S. workers last year cashed out their retirement money to spend on purchases when they left a job, according to data released Wednesday by the Employee Benefit Research …

US heart panel recommends statins for a third of US adults

<b>A third of all adult Americans should consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, according to the first such new guidelines in a decade.</b><p>It is estimated that 33 million Americans - 44% of men and 22% of women - would meet the threshold for taking statins, under the advice issued by two …

Diabetes

Diabetes: Asia's 'silent killer'

<b>Asia is in the grip of a diabetes epidemic.</b><p>In human and financial terms, the burden is huge and it is hitting the poor especially hard.<p>Often thought of as a disease of the rich, experts say the unabating rise may be fuelled as much by food scarcity and insecurity as it is by excess.<p>Changing …

Diabetes

'The difficult part is over': Ryan Ferguson speaks after murder conviction overturned

Ryan Ferguson, 29, was released from prison Tuesday after prosecutors in Missouri announced they would not retry him for the murder of newspaper editor Kent Heithholt on Halloween night in 2001. Ferguson was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to 40 years in prison.<p>At a news conference Tuesday evening, …

Mariah Carey Hated Working at American Idol

You can’t blame it on the champagne. Mariah Carey sipped non-alcoholic sparkling cider during a radio interview on Tuesday, but she didn’t hold back …

Music

"Treme" actor pursues class-action profiling lawsuit vs Macy's

<b>NEW YORK</b> — Actor Rob Brown, from the HBO show "Treme," sought to broaden his racial profiling lawsuit against Macy's on Wednesday into a federal class-action lawsuit, with his lawyer saying Brown hoped to use his celebrity for "social change."<p>Brown withdrew the lawsuit he filed last month in New …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

• This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that within the space of four years, one Norwegian man’s $27 investment turned into a forgotten $886,000 windfall.

Once homeless, Tyler Perry’s now a Hollywood success. Here’s how

Tyler Perry went from living in his car to become one of Hollywood’s most successful moguls, but he believes understand his past helped him to find …

Viva Las Vegas (on a low-roller's budget)

Hey, big spender - think a weekend in Vegas means blowing your life savings at the blackjack table? The glittering Strip may conjure up images of slick card dealers, Dom Perignon, and Demi Moore rolling around on a hotel bed covered with hundred-dollar bills, but you can live it up in Sin City on a …