Manoj Luthria

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China's economy is heading toward the train wreck Japan experienced in the late '80s

Like clockwork, economic growth in the March quarter increased by 6.7% compared to a year earlier, smack in line with forecasts and continuing a trend seen in the previous five GDP reports — in which the figure either met or exceeded expectations by 0.1%.<p>This regularity is an irregularity in …

China

A financial planner shares her personal system for managing money

But we also ring up debt because we simply don't understand the flow of our income and expenses, so we can't accurately estimate how much money we have available to spend.<p>I've struggled with this myself. A few years ago, I put in place a "Money Flow" system to help my family track our spending.<p>You …

Personal Finance

Crispy Tofu, Grapefruit, Avocado, and Tahini = Lunch

I throw random photos of recipes-in-progress up on my Instagram feed all the time, and it's usually pretty easy to predict which ones are going to get a ton of likes (hint: burgers and steaks). So I was thrown for a loop when my most liked photo of all time turned out to be of a salad, and not just …

Vegan

New credit cards aim to protect consumers, banks from hackers

A chip implanted in new cards is designed to stop cybercrime. Starting Thursday, stores that haven't upgraded their card-reading terminals will be on the hook for fraudulent charges.<p>US consumers are about to get a new defense against cybercrime. The armor will take the form of credit and debit …

Identity Theft

2015 BMW M3 vs. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan vs. 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Comparison

Four-Door Miracles: The State of the Art is on Fire<p>Do you remember exactly when it was that cars—high-performance sedans in this case—got so dang good? I don’t. The BMW M3, yeah, sure, that has always been special. Other carmakers have taken furtive jabs at the M3, but no one seemed willing to put …

Winston Churchill

Italy's Ciclotte, stationary bike for the 21st Century

As transportation enthusiasts, we are constitutionally disinclined toward things that don’t move. Stationary bikes, in particular — with their pedaling and sweating but with none of the moving — seem like a lost opportunity. But sometimes, we make an exception. And this is one exceptional exception.<p>…

Magnetism

1936 Film Perfectly Explains How a Manual Transmission Works

Even if you already understand the concept behind a stick-shift transmission, this 1936 film explains it so perfectly a school kid could grasp it.<p>Along with the actual wheels, the manual transmission is among the least-evolved components of a modern car. A brand-new 2015 model's stick shift has a …

Handy

Nigeria Is Building A $300 Million Smart Mall In Aba City

Paul Obanua, a 43 year-old Nigerian businessman, is on a quest to change the landscape of mall developments in Nigeria and, arguably, in Africa. Obanua’s current project, through his firm Greenfield Assets Nigeria Limited, is turning a 28–acre in Aba, the capital city of Abia State in Nigeria, …

Urban Design

The Best Egg Salad Recipe

Perfect is a word that I throw around a lot, and it's always with the understanding that it's a goal that can be strived for but never achieved. This particular recipe for egg salad is about as close to perfect as I've ever had. It's not fancy, there are no special ingredients, but it's well …

Like Mushroom Pizza? We're Gonna Take You to Funghitown

I'm shamelessly cribbing the pun in the title of this post from former Serious Eats editor Adam Kuban's pop-up pizzeria, Margot's Pizza. Partly because I don't feel bad about it (I suggested he call his mushroom pie the "Funghitown" in the first place), and partly because it also gives me the …

Mushrooms

Dubai police show off their supercars at night

It's like a Need for Speed trailer, but it's real. And it's awesome.<p>Exotic cars in police livery scream across a causeway at night, lights blaring. It's a Ferrari FF and a Mercedes SLS-AMG racing to meet up with a Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes G63 AMG, McLaren MP4-12C … and more. The music swells, the …

United Arab Emirates

BMW M4 CES Concept Shows Off Laserlight, OLED Tech

We already knew about BMW’s use of laser headlight technology, but the German automaker has continued to make improvements to the tech for its future cars. At the 2015 CES show in Las Vegas, BMW showed off an M4 concept that boasted the latest iteration of Laserlight technology, which has been made …

Automotive Design

How Fitness Apps and Wearables Impacts Work Performance

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the SumAll blog.</i><p>In a pair of recent studies, the CDC called attention to two alarming trends. Americans are not getting nearly enough exercise and a majority fall many hours short of the …

9 Healthy Potato Recipes That Could Maybe, Possibly Help You Lose Weight

Everyone knows that starchy carbs cause weight gain, right? Maybe not in the case of potatoes, suggests a new paper by researchers at McGill …

Furniture

For Big Cat Week, Our 6 Favorite Cat Videos

Follow a Siberian tiger on the prowl, witness a sprinting cheetah, and more.<p>While many of us share our homes with felines of the domestic variety, few of us get a glimpse into the lives of their wild cousins.<p>So in honor of Big Cat Week, which runs through December 5, we combed through National …

Lucidream eXo-Skeleton iPhone Case (video)

iPhone 6 owners that are looking for a new and very unique iPhone case might be interested in a new design created by Ramak Radmard and Lucidream in …

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

BMW is bringing its pay-as-you-go cars to London

While there's no shortage of public transport across London, the city is actually the most popular market for car-sharing services in Europe. Companies like ZipCar have enjoyed the burgeoning market for short-term vehicle rentals and now BMW wants in on it too. <i>The Financial Times</i> reports that the …

9 things Tim Cook has to be thankful for

In between dessert and the traditional food coma on the couch, Thanksgiving offers everyone a great opportunity to take stock of the past year’s accomplishments.<p>When it comes to looking back at the previous year, sure you can stew over your failures and missed opportunities, but that’s for losers. …

Vegetarian Sandwiches Worth Writing Home About

There's a common misconception that great sandwiches have to be loaded with meat. It's no one's fault really, it just so happens that some of our favorite sandwiches are meat forward. There's the club sandwich with double layers of meat. And then the Reuben that's loaded with corned beef. And let's …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Makes You More Creative?

I didn’t know what I was going to write about today. When this happens, normally I grab a coffee to help get the ideas flowing, but for the last few …

Johns Hopkins University

2015 BMW X5 M, X6 M First Look

Uber-SUVs Estimated to Hit 60 MPH in 4.0 Seconds<p>When the BMW X5 M debuted for the 2010 model year, it set the standards for what a performance-oriented SUV can accomplish. Now, the high-performance SUV and its coupe-like sibling, the X6 M, are undergoing a second makeover to further boost …

Fuel Efficiency

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

The 11 healthiest foods in the world

Grown without chemicals and loaded with nutrition, these 11 foods will keep you (and the planet) healthy for life.<p>J.I. Rodale, the man who founded …

Nutrition