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Why Americans hate manual transmissions

"Hate" is a strong word, but how else do you describe the fact that we put manuals in maybe five percent of the cars we buy? Meanwhile, the rest of the world will equip about 45 percent of its new cars with a clutch. I'm frequently asked about this discrepancy by clutch fans who are presumably …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro 2.0T Manual

A case for the V-6.<p>From the July 2016 issue<p>The Chevy Camaro offers three engine choices. Two of them lie on the spectacular side of the spectrum, but the third, the new 2.0-liter turbo four, isn’t quite up to the excellence of the rest of the car. It’s the engine with the faint turbo whistle, the …

Sports Cars

Forget Amazon, GM's Move Should Worry Health Insurers

Health-care sector stalwarts may be right in thinking that the joint venture between Amazon.com Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. poses no near-term existential threat. It will likely be years before the initiative develops the potential to have a meaningful impact on the …

Health Care

7 things you didn't know about Mila Kunis

Since Mila Kunis played sassy teenager Jackie Burkhart on "That '70s Show," she has become a familiar name in Hollywood. Now, she is happily married to former co-star Ashton Kutcher and a mother of two children.<p>The 34-year-old actress is known for her roles in comedies like "Forgetting Sarah …

Kristen Bell

A Visual History of the Toyota Supra: Glorified Celica to Fastly Furious Movie Star | Flipbook

A Visual History of the Toyota Supra: Glorified Celica to Fastly Furious Movie Star

Every roller coaster at Cedar Point, ranked

Cedar Point is to roller coaster enthusiasts what Italy is to foodies. The world’s best roller coasters are packed onto a narrow peninsula jutting …

Cedar Point

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's what a week of my spending looks like

I retired at 52 in August 2016 after a 28-year career as a business executive.<p>My wife and I are what some would call "fat FIRE" — we live off the income our assets produce, not having to drawdown the assets themselves.<p>Our income-earning assets include real estate (14 units we bought after the …

Personal Finance

Tiff Needell Reviews BMW M140i Against RS3 and VW Golf R

For most car guys like ourselves, some names that cause big waves these days don’t mean that much. Everyone with a camera is doing reviews these days …

Top Gear

This M3 Has the 650-HP Heart From a Corvette Z06

Sorry purists, this thing sound wonderful.<p>The 4.0-liter V8 in the E90-generation BMW M3 is a great engine, but it has a tendency to blow up. The folks at Driftworks fixed that by dropping in a Chevy LT4 crate motor, also found in the current Corvette Z06. It might actually sound better. You be the …

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Reveal the 1 Trait That Made Them Both Rich

The key to both Bill Gates's and Warren Buffet's success can be summed up in one unexpected word.<p>The documentary <i>Becoming Warren Buffett</i> is must-watch TV. It's the story of a man who pinched pennies his whole life only to amass a fortune of over $80 billion, most of which he has pledged to the Bill …

None of Google's 85,000 employees have had their work accounts taken over in a year — and it's because of a simple $20 product anyone can use

One of the most common ways that people get hacked is called phishing or spearphishing.<p>Basically, attackers craft an email that looks just like something you'd normally click on, like a bill or an email telling you to change your password. Unsuspecting people click on the link in the phishing …

Employment

What to Buy Before Adopting a Dog

Adopting a dog isn’t just picking a pooch, filling out paperwork, and knowing where the closest dog parks are. You also have to prepare your home to …

Pets

When Will The US Take Jackie Chan Seriously?

Nick Wall /eyevine / Redux<p>Jackie Chan at Cannes 2013.<p><b>Jackie Chan has</b> given the same American talk show interview for nearly 30 years. He describes …

Workers are 'ghosting' interviews, blowing off work in a strong job market

At Carports & More, based in El Dorado Hills, California, nearly half of the 65 job candidates scheduled for interviews the past month didn’t show up.<p>At VoiceNation, an Atlanta area call center, a similar share of the 10 hires the company was making each month never came in to work.<p>In the hottest …

Employment

At $24,990, Could This 2000 BMW ‘M5’ Touring Be An Estate That’ll Sell?

Estate sales are often great places to find bargains. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom BMW E39 is an Estate that’s for sale, but will its M5 …

Why The 209 HP Toyota Yaris GRMN Actually Feels Like The Fastest Car Ever

The 2018 Toyota Yaris GRMN is a tightly-wound compact car with a manual transmission and a supercharger. Its output may be modest, but you get to use …

Japan’s Secret Shame review - breaking a nation’s taboo about rape

Japan’s Secret Shame is an extremely difficult documentary to watch. It is harrowing, frustrating and distressing. It is also an incredibly important film, brave and necessary, handled with care and quiet fury by the producer and director, Erica Jenkin. It tells a big story about violence towards …

Me Too movement

Nissan Leaf long-term update: Frosty hypermiling

It was only 20 miles later, when I'd already burned through 50 miles of indicated range, that I yielded to my burgeoning range anxiety and turned off the heat.<p>With a plaintive bleep and a dashboard warning, ProPilot Assist disabled itself, and for the rest of the trip I was without cruise control.

Someone Is Selling A Ferrari F40 Engine On 'Bring A Trailer' And The Photos Are Stunning

When I visit the car-auction site “<i>Bring A Trailer,”</i> I expect to see automobiles. But I’ll gladly make an exception for this recent Ferrari F40 …

What Is Employee 'Ghosting'? How Companies Created Their Own Worst Nightmare

Employers have been 'ghosting' workers for years; now the tables have turned. Here's how to improve the situation.<p>Over the weekend, LinkedIn published a fascinating story on what has become many companies' newest nightmare: employee "ghosting."<p>"In fields ranging from food service to finance, …

How To Make H-, X-, And Y-Pipes, Along With Tubing Transitions

This Functional, 1:3-Scale Porsche Flat-Six Engine Sounds Amazing

We’ve previously brought you functional, scale versions of a V-12 and a W-32, as well as a 6.09-cubic-inch V-8 (and our pals at <i>R&T</i> have coverage of a tiny Ford Flathead V-8 running replica Ardun heads). They’re all very impressive, but fans of <i>flatter</i> engines may find them lacking. Enter this …

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language

2018 BMW M2

A precision instrument for high-speed shenanigans.<p>Overall Rating:<p>The M2 is a two-door thrill ride that reaffirms BMW’s ability to build the ultimate driving machine. Based on the beloved 2-series, this rear-drive coupe has a wide-body appearance and high-performance upgrades. Its turbocharged …

Bill Gates Is Gifting This To Every College Graduate

If you’re graduating college this spring, Bill Gates has a free gift for you.<p>Yes, that Bill Gates.<p>It’s his go-to gift, so consider it a friendly gesture.<p>You probably have a lot on your mind now: starting your new job, preparing for graduate school, paying off student loans, building credit and …

Bill Gates

Iceland is a gun-loving country with no shooting murders since 2007

Global Power<p>REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Like many of his countrymen, Olaf Garðar Garðarsson is eager to get his hands on a rifle.<p>But he can't just walk into a store and buy one. Instead, he is sitting through a mandatory four-hour lecture on the history and physics of the firearm.<p>This is Iceland — the …

Guns

How Quitting Weed Changed My Life

Following reports that a third of weed smokers have tried and failed to quit, we spoke to four former stoners about how their lives improved when they did.<p>For many people, weed is a godsend. It can help them numb pain, manage mental health issues, inspire creativity or just aid them in their …

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

Less than a mile from Manhattan — one of the priciest and most densely populated places on Earth— exists a little-known island that people abandoned nearly 55 years ago.<p>"North Brother Island is among New York City's most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the authors …

Huguette Clark: New York's billionaire recluse dies, aged 104

For 80 years her life was set in aspic, preserved as if in a time warp in an ever-shrinking social world that ended with her death this week aged 104 in a hospital room accompanied only by the nurses caring for her and her beloved French dolls.<p>But Huguette Clark leaves behind her a fortune …

How the ‘World’s Most Comfortable Shoe’ is Challenging Nike and Adidas

Driven by word-of-mouth sales and an eco-focus, San Francisco's Allbirds has sold over a million shoes in two years. But can this Silicon Valley success story last?<p>It’s a random Saturday in May, and I can barely find enough free space inside Allbirds’s Soho store to try on a pair of what the brand …

Shoes