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GM Quells Proxy Fight by Agreeing to $5 Billion Share Buyback

Deal with investor Harry Wilson follows month of discussions, complaints about stagnant stock price<p>General Motors Co. quelled a potential proxy fight, unveiling a $5 billion share buyback and other measures that persuaded a group of investors to drop a push for representation on the Detroit auto …

General Motors

Hackers rob US and global banks of millions in one of the largest heists ever

Banks in Russia, Japan, the US, and Europe have fallen victim to a massive, sophisticated malware hack, allowing the perpetrators to steal hundreds of millions of dollars since 2013. According to a Kaspersky Labs report provided to the <i>New York Times</i>, more than 100 banks in 30 nations have been …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

40th Anniversary of SNL

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

10 Best Urban Brunch Spots in the U.S.

In America's cities from coast to coast, brunch has become a way of life. Whether recovering from a big night out or just looking to start the day day in style, both city dwellers and travelers find that a delicious brunch is the ultimate incentive to head out on a weekend morning. At these …

Will the internet of things finally kill privacy?

Why the FTC's new report doesn't go far enough<p>In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to <i>Black Mirror</i>: in a new report that probes the privacy implications of connected devices, the commission surveys a …

Portrait attributed to Leonardo seized in Switzerland

MILAN (AP) — Swiss authorities have seized a portrait of a woman attributed to Leonardo da Vinci from a private bank vault to return it to Italy, …

Dust storms blanket region of Iran, disrupting life

Blinding dust storms have enveloped much of southwestern Iran, prompting health warnings and resulting in closed schools and offices, canceled flights and scattered protests, Iranian media is reporting.<p>The official Islamic Republic News Agency said that health officials were warning residents with …

Spotlight: Architecture Photography Andy Marshall

MagMaker / January 12, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Andy Marshall and <b>my medium is</b> architectural photography at andymarshall.co.<p><b>My love of</b> architecture has driven …

See Photos of a World in Motion

In this photo taken with a long exposure, protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguso<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jeff …

Photography

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

This Plant in Dubai Makes Half a Billion Gallons of Fresh Water a Day

This sprawling power and desalination plant on Dubai’s coast produces almost 8,000 megawatts of electricity and over 550<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Spencer Lowell …

Water

It's a twin thing: the identical brother farmers from Hungary – in pictures

Miles from the nearest road on the great plains of Hungary, the Papp Lukács brothers lived off the vegetables they grew and the animals they reared. Their way of life was hardly touched by modernity – though they did own a radio, and rode mopeds to market. Over several seasons in the 1980s, …

Deconstructing Brazil's Largest City on Instagram

<i>TIME Lightbox Follow Friday isa series featuring the work of photographers using Instagram in new, interesting and engaging ways.</i><p><i>This week on</i> …

Lightbox

Juicing: vital for health or a worrying fad?

After falling ill on a juice retreat, one writer began to question whether juicing is all it's cracked up to be. And she found plenty of doctors who believe it's a fad too far<p>I wake at 3am, head pounding, dripping in sweat, shaking and itching all over. I know I’m going to be sick, but when I try …

If Batman Were Real, Who Would Be His Secret Identity in the Real World?

<i>If Batman were real, who do you think his secret identity would be in the real world?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

Picasso's granddaughter is about to flood the market with thousands of his paintings, and art investors are freaking out

Earlier this year, we learned that Marina Picasso, the granddaughter of famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, planned to sell off her grandfather's art from her private collection.<p>Early rumors hinted that she would be parting with seven very famous paintings as well as the villa she inherited, La …

Top 10 Food Cities

What makes an urban legend? A dish so unforgettable it becomes just as famous as its birthplace.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Louisville, Kentucky</b><br>Invented as a midnight snack for revelers at the Brown Hotel (335 W. Broadway), Hot Brown, an …

See How Subway Systems Have Evolved in the Last Century

Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co., 1058, 1910-20s (from a portfolio of 20 Ferrotyped gelatin silver prints)<br>© Photographer Unknown—Courtesy of Stephen Bulger …

Trains

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Cleaning

Florida by Land: Places to Photograph Wildlife

Locals know that many of Florida’s lesser known parks and preserves are ideal settings for an impromptu photo safari.<p>While the Everglades is often the go-to destination for wildlife photographers, locals know that many of Florida’s lesser known parks and preserves are ideal settings for an …

Hawaii's 'Deadliest' Beaches Might Surprise You

Everyone has an opinion about Hawaii's most beautiful beach. But deadliest? Most treacherous? The aloha state's Department of Health has those two superlatives on lockdown. And the answers might surprise you.<p>The Hawaiian beach where the most people have died (11, between 2009 and 2013) is tranquil …

GOOGLE CHAIRMAN: ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

"I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear," Schmidt replied.<p>"There will be so many IP addresses … so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won't even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you …

The trick is to treat homeless people like any other tenant

By the end of 2014, homelessness in the U.S. hit several records — but that's no cue to celebrate. The number of homeless children is at an all-time …

Housing

Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

Protests of Mondays grand jury decision were dampened somewhat on Wednesday night — particularly in Ferguson, Mo., where only a few dozen protesters braved the snow to demonstrate.<p>NPR's Elise Hu says things were fairly subdued there.<p>"We're estimating about 30 demonstrators are out tonight, tops, …