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The global financial system stands on the brink of second credit crisis

The world financial system stands on the brink of a second credit crisis as interbank lending shows increasing risk<p>The world economy stands on the brink of a second credit crisis as the vital transmission systems for lending between banks begin to seize up and the debt markets fall over. The latest …

UK Literally Runs Out Of Bricks In Scramble To Build Unprecedented Housing Bubble

<b>"Every brick we can make has already been sold up to three months in advance – the UK brickmakers can’t supply demand at the moment,"</b> exclaims the …

Eight Cities Where U.S. Home Prices Are Setting New Records

How to Use Real Estate Trends to Predict the Next Housing Bubble

How The New 'Divergent' Star's Salary Stacks Up Against Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Payday

Woodley was apparently the "first and only choice" for the role of Beatrice "Tris" Prior, and the studio was willing to shell out a $250,000 - $500,000 paycheck to get Woodley on-board for the first installment alone.<p>If all goes well at the box office after the film's March 21 opening — which it's …

30 Luxe Hotels for Hitting the Slopes

The best ski lodges are idyllic escapes where after a day of hitting the slopes, you come back to cozy fireplaces, gourmet food, and relaxing spa treatments. Even if you’re not a hardcore skier, these winter accessories and stylish boots will ensure you’re the cutest lodge bunny on the hill. …

Skiing

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Why Is the American Dream Dead in the South?

Upward mobility has stayed the same the past 50 years despite skyrocketing inequality. But it's lower in the South (and Ohio) than anywhere else in the U.S.—or the rest of the developed world.<p>Flickr: Sasha Y. Kimel<p>The top 1 percent aren't killing the American Dream. Something else is—if you live in …

First world war: 15 legacies still with us today

Poisonous gas<p>The experiment began on 22 April 1915. German soldiers, entrenched in the Belgian medieval town of Ypres, attacked with 6,000 steel canisters of chlorine gas. The wind carried the lethal gas, which was two-and-a-half times heavier than air, across to the British enemies, over a front …

This Could Be Why Gamestop Is In Real Trouble

As Brian Solomon is reporting today, Gamestop shares are taking a beating after experiencing a “greater than expected decline” in new software sales. The price collapsed nearly 20%, and this just a week after another crash following Sony's announcement of its streaming service, “Playstation …

Android Dominated Apple At CES

Yet everywhere you went, people were using large-format Android phones instead of Apple's iPhones, which are generally smaller.<p>There is an assumption that most tech bloggers are Apple fanboys and girls. Yet when I got in line to see the big Samsung keynote address on Day 1 of the show, the crew …

'Man of peace'? Ariel Sharon was the champion of violent solutions

Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday after eight years in a coma, was one of Israel's most iconic and controversial figures. His long and chequered career as a soldier and politician largely revolved around one issue: the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbours. As a soldier he was involved …

Your 'High-Earning Years': Salary Secrets For Your 20s, 30s And 40s

When we’re younger, we probably think that we’ll make more money when we’re older. Job seniority comes with promotions—and raises—right?<p>As it turns out, your money arc is shorter than you think. According to an analysis from PayScale.com, women’s pay peaks at age 39, and, according to their median …

Business travel expected to bounce back in 2014

More corporate trips will focus on foreign destinations, trade group's report says.<p>Companies will spend more money on business travel this year, with a renewed focus on foreign destinations, according to a new report out today.<p>There was stronger-than-expected growth in business travel in 2013. That …

Anthony Bennett's historically bad rookie season

The surprise selection of Anthony Bennett has gone terribly wrong for Cleveland, and the numbers paint an especially grim picture.<p>No. 1 draft picks are sacred in the NBA. A team gets the pick of the litter, and it can change the course of its franchise. Anthony Bennett has been a pretty rotten pick …

My Rules for My Kids: Eat Your Vegetables; Don't Blame the Teacher

A dad's lessons on raising independent children<p>My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 and a half years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22. I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to.<p>I will …

Mikhail Kalashnikov felt 'spiritual pain' for designing the AK-47

Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the iconic and ubiquitous AK-47, outwardly expressed pride in his rifle before his death last month, even though its being used by terrorists saddened him. However, in a letter sent to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, the late engineer felt "spiritual …

The Top Six Vitamins You Should Not Take

The evidence against supplements continues to pile up.<p>Recently I created a list of The Top 5 Vitamins You Shouldn’t Take. Now I’m expanding that list to include vitamin D, which is taken by almost half of older adults. Now, two new studies in latest issue of <i>The Lancet</i> show that most of these people …

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Sushinomics: How Bluefin Tuna Became a Million-Dollar Fish

Once used for cat food, the endangered fish is now one of the most prized delicacies in the world.<p>Every year, on the first Saturday in January, Japan makes a grand statement to the global fishing community by putting an exorbitant price on the head of a single bluefin tuna. At the famous Tsukiji …

I dieci rifugi di montagna più belli

Il rifugio Capanna del Corno Gries si trova in Svizzera, <b>nel Canton Ticino, Valle del Corno</b>, a 2.338 mt di altezza. Noto per la particolare forma a …

Ukrainian journalist brutally beaten after alleging ministerial corruption

A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks of protests calling for the removal of president Viktor Yanukovych and his cabinet.<p>Hundreds of journalists and …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…