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

Fifty Shades of Grey,Culture,Film,Fifty Shades of Grey,Jamie Dornan,Romance,EL James,Sam Taylor-Johnson<p>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 …

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 …

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

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>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 …

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

There's been a lot of scorn directed toward Blomkamp recently, mostly after 2013's <i>Elysium</i> failed to live up to his incredible debut with <i>District 9</i>. Even if <i>Chappie</i> once again falls short, Blomkamp still deserves credit for telling original sci-fi stories rooted in real issues. <i>District 9</i> was about …

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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

<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 the streets on Thursday, authorities say.<p>Police say they tried to stave off the mob with tear gas and opened fire, …

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 …

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 …

Global Warming

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 …

Home Improvement

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

More people are talking about the yield curve than ever before! So what the heck is it and why should you be looking at it these days? Give me 60 …

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. …

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

<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 known as a …

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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 Freddie Mac reporting 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 …

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.

Home-Price Growth Picks Up Speed

Median Price of Existing Homes in 4th Quarter: $208,700, Up 6% From Year Earlier<p>Growth in home prices quickened at the end of last year—depending on the region.<p>The median sale price of an existing home was $208,700 last quarter, up 6% from a year earlier, according to a report released Wednesday by …

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