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Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

Fifty Shades of Grey hits $500 million at the global box office

Adaptation of EL James’s BDSM bestseller on course to spank the competition in the race for most profitable film of 2015<p>BDSM romance Fifty Shades of Grey has passed the $500m mark at the global office, a remarkable return for a movie which cost just $40m (£26m) to make and will not screen in …

Surprising New Details About the "Toy Story 4" Movie, Right This Way

The franchise is going in a new direction.<p>New details about the upcoming <i>Toy Story 4</i> have been revealed, and fans of the franchise are in for a big surprise.<p>According to a new interview with Disney Latino [via SlashFilm, Pixar studio president Jim Morris said you shouldn't expect a continuation of …

Animation

Why Men Are More Narcissistic Than Women

If there’s one thing you can say for craziness, it’s that it’s not sexist. Across entire populations, males and females face a pretty equal lifetime …

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs are more closely associated with American breakfasts than almost any …

Chappie could have been the best robot-action-family-drama of the year

The commercials for Neill Blomkamp’s <i>Chappie</i> want to sell it as a wild ride about eccentric gangsters and fighting robots. And sure, that’s largely what it is, but it's also a film about humanity’s relationship with AI at the time of its emergence. <i>Chappie</i> is no <i>Her</i>, but its attempts to ask similarly …

South Korea police say probing U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Friday they were investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant’s multiple visits to North Korea, as they also sought to charge him with attempted murder.<p>U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert needed 80 …

North Korea

Rape suspect dragged out of Indian jail, killed by mob

http://ht.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/world/2015/03/06/lklv-cnni-kapur-india-rape-suspect-killed.cnn_064611_768x432_1300k.mp4<p><b>New Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> A mob, consisting of thousands of people, stormed a prison compound in India's far northeast, dragging out a rape suspect before beating him to death on …

Crime

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Holograms: The Next Big Thing in Real Estate Marketing?

Forget a virtual tour – how about a hologram to market a listing?<p>That’s just what real estate developer Extell did to market One Riverside Park, a …

The rich have deep pockets, and even deeper basements

In London, luxurious—and multilevel—basements have become a way that the wealthy can add more space to their homes in posh urban neighborhoods, when …

When it pays to remodel your home — and when it doesn’t

As home values increase and interest rates remain low, real estate in the U.S. could see a healthy rebound in 2015, with more people entering the …

11 time-saving email templates every real estate agent needs

Real estate agents have a very real need to work on the fly, in the field and at a moment’s notice.<p>Over the years, I have discovered something. …

Real Estate

2015 Housing Outlook: Lower Inventory Sets Stage For Higher Prices

One wild card for the markets in 2018 is the Federal Reserve. Jerome Powell is set to succeed Janet Yellen as Chair in February.<p>Dec 31, 2017 11:00 AM …

How high will housing rise in 2015?

Most economists agree that the U.S. housing market is continuing to rebound after the economy suffered its worse decline since the Great Depression. …

Real Estate

What is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) in Real Estate?

Shares 1.4K<p><b>What Should A Quality Market Analysis Include In Real Estate?</b><p>What is a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)<p>Comparable Market Analysis, also …

What Should You Take to an Open House? These 10 Questions

<b>By Virginia C. McGuire</b><p>Being ready with the right questions can strengthen your position come offer time.<p>Most of us are familiar with the idea of window-shopping -- browsing through the racks on the off chance you'll find a diamond in the rough. But when you're looking to buy something as expensive …

Real Estate

The real estate war zone: Part 1

For 15 years, you’ve heard about how the Internet was going to change everything in the real estate industry. Not too much has happened yet, right? …

8 surprising real-estate tips

Looking to buy a home? It’s better to be on a “Way” than a “Street,” pick a female real-estate agent and try to be close to a Starbucks.<p>That’s the …

Why More Home Buyers May Be Trading Up to Bigger Digs This Spring

A tight inventory of houses for sale has been stymying buyers who want to trade up. That could change soon.<p>Joe and Debbie Valerio, a couple in their …

2014 Housing Starts Hit Highest Level Since 2007

Construction of new homes rose 4.4% in December, as the housing market finished 2014 on its strongest numbers since 2007, data released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department shows.<p>Overall for 2014, an estimated 1.06 million new housing units were started, 8.8% more than the 924,900 new homes …

Mortgage rates fall to 20-month low, Freddie Mac says

Fixed mortgage interest rates fell this week to their lowest level in more than 20 months, with<p>Freddie Macreporting that lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.59%, down from 3.66% a week ago.<p>The average rate for a 15-year fixed home loan fell to 2.92% from 2.98% last …

Real Estate

Did You Sell Your Home After Making Improvements?

Keeping track of the cost of capital improvements to your home can really pay off on your tax return when it comes time to sell.

Investing
Real Estate

Lenders begin easing requirements to get a mortgage

A closely watched index that tracks mortgage credit availability — lender requirements on credit scores, down payments and other key loan terms — has some good news for potential home buyers: Things are finally loosening up.<p>After years of progressively tighter rules on borrower eligibility in the …

Real Estate