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Where the jobs are and who's being hired?

Nearly 3 million jobs. That's how many positions employers added last year in the nation's best year for job growth since 1999.<p>The hiring was widespread.<p>Business & professional services, fueled by temporary staffing positions, led the way with the most jobs created in 2014.<p>Healthcare also added …

Villa Hopping in St. Barts: The New Year's Billionaire Weekend

St. Barts is one of the few Caribbean islands that has not changed dramatically in the past 30 years. This heavenly island is really more of an eight square mile piece of volcanic rock-turned French nightclub. Every time I have visited, private villas and yachts continue to be the preferred choice …

Kindly app lets strangers bond briefly over troubles

I'm hunched over my iPhone, texting with a stranger I know only as "NJ."<p>I'm soliciting career advice. I love my work, I peck out, but sometimes wonder if I should be more strategic, have a grand plan.<p>This conversation is being facilitated by Kindly, a smartphone app that pairs users for anonymous …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

Suicide bombing by '10-year-old girl in Nigeria kills at least 10'

A girl, thought to be 10 years old, blows herself up in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri<p>At least 10 people were killed when a young girl, thought to be aged 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast <b>Nigerian</b> city of Maiduguri, the Red Cross and vigilantes said.<p>The powerful …

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

Apple now selling SIM-free unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the US, from $649

As we reported yesterday, Apple is now selling contract-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in retail stores and online. Following historic pattern, the 16 GB base model iPhone 6 costs $649 with higher tiers costing $100 extra. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $749.<p>Unlocked iPhones can be activated for use …

Islamic State 'police official' beheaded in Syria

Islamic State police official reportedly beheaded in Syria – 'for smoking a cigarette'<p>A top figure in Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant's (Isil) self-declared police force, which has carried out beheadings, was himself found decapitated in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said.<p>The man was an …

Q&A: Winter's chill returns, but little snow

CHICAGO (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures are moving into parts of the U.S. this week. But there's some good news: The weather won't be accompanied …

Passengers Complain of 12-Hour Wait on Jet in Abu Dhabi

Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac.<p>Read more here.

Sam Raimi admits he 'messed up' Spider-Man 3

Producer, director and writer Sam Raimi is responsible for fantastic cult classics like the Evil Dead series and horror film <i>Drag Me to Hell</i>. But his work is not without its self-admitted mistakes — namely <i>Spider-Man 3 —</i> he said during a recent episode of Chris Hardwick's Nerdist podcast.<p>"I messed up …

Nearly Half of Fast Food Has More Calories Than Ever

Though fast food restaurants like to make us think they’re getting healthier, their menu’s nutrition hasn’t changed all that much in 18 years, found …

Nutrition

Girl, 7, walks free from US plane crash which killed all four others on board

A 7-year-old girl survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed four people on Friday night, then walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said.<p>The girl, who has not been identified, was released from hospital on Saturday. Police said her name was being …

8 Wildcard Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner. It's a recipe that may not have won -- or even been entered in -- a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Every other Saturday, we'll review our most recent favorites.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more …

Onions

Apple, Please Make This iPod Classic Cover A Reality

Apple uncerimoniously killed off the iPod Classic a few months ago, and the internet, as it is wont to do, basically exploded with consumerist anger. …

Indonesian frog is one of a kind - and not because of its fangs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Its fangs are not what makes the newly identified Indonesian frog species Limnonectes larvaepartus unique on Earth. The way it makes babies does.<p>The newly described frog L. Larvaepartus, male (L) and female, are pictured from the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, in this …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Secretary of Agriculture

The World's Most Worker-Friendly Countries, in 7 Charts

From legally enshrined vacations to how far an hour’s wage will go.<p>Where would you want to work if you could? The charts below look at which countries offer the best working conditions—from legally enshrined vacations and how far an hour’s wage will go, to how much severance you’ll get if your boss …

2014 NYC Pedestrian Deaths At Record Low

New York City saw the lowest number of pedestrian deaths in recorded history last year, with just 132 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents over …

Swedish mosque 'love bombed' after attacks

Swedes expressing solidarity with Muslims have staged manifestations after a series of recent attacks on mosques.<p>In the city of Uppsala, where anti-Muslim rhetoric was scrawled onto a mosque wall on Thursday, hundreds of people pasted red paper hearts and messages of support onto the building's …

New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture …

Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago.<p>Carlos Mandujano, the civil defense coordinator for Morelos state, said a search team found the lifeless body of Hari Simran …

Mexico City

New Frog Gives Birth to Live Tadpoles

When Sex Doesn’t Sell

A new study finds that your average woman is not enticed by sexually charged ads–unless they’re promoting an expensive product. Ew.<p>Sex sells, but only at a high price, according to a new study. Overtly sexual advertising can make women downright angry, but they tend to view a sexualized ad for a …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Sir Richard Branson: Why I continued with Virgin Galactic after fatal crash

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson reveals he considered abandoning Virgin Galactic space tourism project after crash<p>Sir Richard Branson has set out the thinking behind his decision to continue with the Virgin Galactic space programme in the wake of the crash that killed one of the project’s pilots.<p>In …

Police look for clues in case of Mississippi teen burned to death

A mysterious and gruesome crime ended the life of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers.<p>She was found badly burned Saturday night on a rural Mississippi road by first responders after a passerby called 911.<p>"You couldn't recognize her because she was unrecognizable," her father, Ben Chambers, told CNN …

A night out with the lads? I'll leave it to the monkeys

The idea that men reduce stress by socialising doesn't exactly fit with the evidence<p>I was surprised to learn that a group of German scientists have “proved” that a night out with the lads is actually good for men’s psychological health. Apparently, the stress levels of Barbary apes go into the red …

City of Portland sues Uber for illegal transportation service

If we’re to believe the Portlandia TV show, the city of Portland is pretty chill. In reality, not so much, and Uber is currently in its crosshairs.<p>Today the city of Portland, Oregon filed suit against Uber for operating a “private-for hire transportation service.” In other words, Uber is being sued …