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Science Says One Night Of Poor Sleep Equals Six Months On A High-Fat Diet

Who would have guessed one night of bad sleep equals six months on a high-fat diet? And it all has to do with our insulin sensitivity.

Cristiano Ronaldo Says He and Lionel Messi Make Each Other Better

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken of his burgeoning relationship with arch-rival Lionel Messi, and he claims the pair drive each other on to greater levels of performance on the pitch.<p>In a new film about the former Manchester United player's life, which is slated to be released on …

Soccer

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Income Inequality

The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

2015: A Year of Well-Being

A couple of days ago our minister asked: “What would it look like for 2015 to be a ‘Year of Well-Being?” Standing here at the beginning of the year …

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

<b>Tip:</b> Before the Umbrella. Before becoming eligible for umbrella insurance, you may have to maximize coverage on your homeowner’s and car insurance …

12 great current-gen games you didn’t play, handpicked by industry pros

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>Wow. It’s been one heck of a console generation: games like Mass Effect, Uncharted, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed.<p>But for every triple-A hit, we …

Got a New Job? Here's Your Financial To-Do List

So you're changing jobs. Congratulations on making the next big step up the career ladder! But besides taking on new job duties, there are also some …

Retirement

6 ways to increase retirement income

Many who are planning their retirement or who have already retired won't be able to live the lifestyle they had hoped for during these years. It’s …

United States of America: 7 best tax-free investments

When it comes to taxes and investments, we have all heard the old saying: “<b>It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep</b>.” Since the founding of the …

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

On Monday, Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. But …

Holiday Lights Spectacular Coming to Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Turtle Back Zoo will be illuminated in the lights of the season through Dec. 23.<p>Admission …

Weather

How Can I Get My Insurance Company To Cover My Inhaler?

<i>This weekly Q&A addresses questions from real patients about healthcare costs. Have a question you’d like to see answered? Submit it to AskChristina@nerdwallet.com.</i><p><b>Question:</b><p>I have asthma. It’s not unusual for me to use my short-acting inhaler several times a day, but my insurance will only cover …

Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

<b>If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age</b> …

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the …

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

On the days that I drive the middle school carpool, I purposely choose a route that takes us past a huge river. Some mornings, the water looks like glass; others, it reflects the moody clouds above with choppy waves – either way, it’s gorgeous. Every time we drive past it, I point it out to my car …

Top 15 Things Your Middle School Kid Wishes You Knew

1. Respect me. I'm my own person, not just your kid. Sometimes I might have opinions that differ from yours. Sometimes I just want to be your baby. Respect me either way.<p>2. I still want to have fun with you, and feel like home is safe and happy. Smile at me.<p>3. I need to make some of my own choices, …

5 Uncommon Ways to Win a Customer's Heart

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your customers are the lifeblood of your business. So whether you own an ecommerce business or a brick-and-mortar store, letting your customers know how much you value them is important. And once you start thinking about your business in …

8 Steps You Can Take Starting Today to Dramatically Increase Your Income

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Zig Ziglar said “Money isn’t everything , but it’s right up there with oxygen.” The topic of wealth, income, and making money is often discussed and viewed in a negative light. Our society is afraid of being labeled as greedy or money …

Smartphones are about to get awesome again

Smartphones. They’re all just a bunch of undifferentiated rectangles, right? You’d be forgiven for feeling a little jaded about the rate of innovation in smartphones over the past couple of years. A 4-inch iPhone still dominates the consumer landscape, HTC is still designing beautiful but flawed …

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me

<b>There's this great</b> Andy Warhol quote you've probably seen before: "I think everybody should like everybody." You can buy posters and plates with …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

This Is the Most Beautiful Game You'll See All Year

This year’s E3 generated a huge number of exciting announcements and jaw-dropping reveals. For the first time in the new console cycle, there appears …

PlayStation Now will stream PS3 games to Android tablets and smartphones in the future

Sony at CES 2014 unveiled a new PlayStation-related service, one that many users may enjoy in the future, without actually having to purchase a PlayStation console.<p>Dubbed PlayStation Now, the service will rely on Gaikai cloud gaming technology to stream PS3 games to a variety of devices including …

Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

Let’s take the stance that Nexus is out and Silver is in. From what I have read of the Silver initiative, I am excited for the results as a consumer, but I really worry that developers are losing access to a definitive reference device.<p>Perhaps it could be argued that with all of the features that …

Android News

Your HTC One (M8) too can feature Harman/Kardon sound

Earlier this week, HTC and Sprint introduced a special edition of the One (M8) that features a unique design and sound enhancing technology created by Harman Kardon, the legendary audio company.<p>This special version of the One (M8) uses two different techniques to output high fidelity sound when …

More leaked evidence suggests Amazon really is preparing a smartphone

Dating back as far as 2012, there have been rumors claiming that Amazon is preparing to launch a smartphone. Most of these rumors have been all talk and no real substance, but things have certainly started to heat up recently.<p>Early last month the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Amazon was actually …