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10 things you need to know before European markets open

<b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leading a business delegation to India.</b> She's expected to push for closer trade ties in her first official trip to India since the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party stormed to power last year.<p><b>Volkswagen's supervisory board will hold an extraordinary meeting this</b> …

Porsche Cayman Black Edition

Slick doesn’t even begin to describe this.<p>The last word in exclusivity, the Porsche Cayman gets even more sex appeal with the arrival of the Black Edition. Styled in all-black gloss paint, the slick race car also comes in a metallic Jet Black paint job for an additional $710 USD. The interior …

Buy Products That Don’t Normally Ship to Your Country With Parcl

Retailers don’t always ship anywhere in the world. If there’s a product you want to buy that doesn’t normally ship to your country, you can get …

A Wetsuit That Looks Like an Actual Suit

Wearing a wetsuit and looking ridiculous kind of goes with the territory, but Quiksilver is blurring the lines between business and surfing with …

Wetsuits

HSBC is launching an immediate review into ditching its London HQ over heavy taxes

The giant investment bank is launching an "immediate review" on whether to move its HQ.<p>Here's a snippet from chairman Douglas Flint in the announcement (emphasis ours):<p>It is also essential that we position HSBC in the best way to support the markets and customer bases critical to our future …

Greek Contagion Is Not a Something, Not a Nothing

Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein argued that trying to discuss private sensations such as pain is impossible because "it is not a</i> …

Penis size doesn't matter: physical compatibility is more important

As yet another penis size survey reveals the average penis size in the UK, our sex columnist Anka Radakovich says don't get fixated on whether or not …

David Beckham

New Study Shows How Thinking Less Can Enable Faster Learning

One of the recent waves of insight moving across neuroscience research tells us that our brains, for all their wonder, frequently get in their own way. What seems increasingly evident is that we don’t have precise machines running behind our eyes, but rather an enormous collection of imprecise …

The Brain

Six of the UK's best restaurants

Special occasion? Restaurant connoisseur? Or simply looking for some A+ recommendations on where to eat? If you answered yes to any of the above, …

When to Choose ETFs Instead of Mutual Funds for Your Investments

ETFs and mutual funds are very similar, in that they both track a specific index, like the S&P 500, or a particular industry like healthcare. But …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

How to Do a Kettlebell Swing | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Pavel Tsatsouline.</i><p>The kettlebell swing is the Russian army knife of exercises. What else do you call an …

How Much Ice You Need to Perfectly Chill a 12-Pack, Backed by Science

Science may not be the first thing you think of when you’re filling your ice chest for a picnic, but looking at the physics can help you cool down a …

Physics

16 Wonderful Barbecue Styles around the World (Other Than Texan)

(Photo: Max Besser)<p>Texas-style barbecue is, of course, the finest in the world. The best of this emerges from my father-in-law’s backyard pit.<p>But …

Rum from the Rockies?

Talk of premium-quality rum generally pairs with fantasies of palm trees, white sand beaches, and the salty Caribbean breeze. Not so much a throwback …

India's Missing Investors

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered one thing in his first ten months in office, it's been electricity to India’s stock markets. India’s …

The Life of a Whiskey Barrel

In the dusty and dark Cooperage at Jameson’s Midleton distillery, Ger Buckley tends to the casks that will shape the profile of so many classic Irish …

25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental<p>RolodexExcel spreadsheet of …

How to Survive a Party When You Don’t Know Anyone

Parties are supposed to be fun, not scary—but trying to start a conversation in a room full of total strangers can be harrowing. Fear not, though: …

First HIV Immunotherapy Treatment In Humans Proves Successful

The first study to test a therapy using powerful antibodies in HIV patients reduced the presence of the virus by up to 300 times, according to a letter published in Nature yesterday. Previous research in genetically engineered mice and in non-human primates with a different version of the …

Immunotherapy

Ghost In The Shell: new gameplay trailer for online FPS

<b>Update:</b> Mamoru Oshii's classic sci-fi anime <i>Ghost In The Shell</i> (based on Masamune Shirow's equally brilliant manga) may be 20 years old now, but …

Anime

Where Is Oil Heading Next? Here's What To Watch

Oil prices have rebounded a bit in recent weeks due to a confluence of factors such as the U.S. dollar’s pullback and geopolitical turmoil in Yemen, but I believe that it is still too early to determine if the rebound is for real. Oil’s glut continues to grow even larger and a more extensive dollar …

Oil

Junk Bonds Are The Investment Opportunity Of A Lifetime, Just Not Yet

An outstanding investment opportunity in high-yield bonds is growing closer. Let’s take a look at what you can do to identify the opportunity and act on it.<p>High-yield junk bonds can be an attractive asset class but, as the name implies, investing in them does not come without risk. As an investment …

Complete Guide to Scotch Whisky | The Art of Manliness

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of …

Here's the 'ugly scenario' that's about to happen if Greece doesn't get a bailout deal

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed Greece's parliament late on Monday, but he gave little new indication on a deal. Greece tentatively agreed back in February to extend its existing bailout, but a lack of technical detail means its creditors still haven't paid up even as the country is fast …

Mustard and Dreams: What It Takes to Run a Hot Dog Stand in Chicago

Everyone loves a hot dog. But for a few dedicated souls, that love leapfrogs into full-on obsession; even quitting one's job to dedicate to the hot dog full time. Some of these obsessives study the business and others run smaller-scale hot dog concerns to test the waters, but some just jump right …

Here Are The Stock Market Charts To Watch Right Now

U.S. equities have pulled back in recent weeks due to concerns about slowing economic growth, weak corporate earnings, the U.S. dollar’s surge, and the upcoming Fed rate hikes. The oil and commodities bust still has the market on edge as traders wait to see if further weakness is ahead or if oil is …

Stock Markets

3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a …