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Billionaire George Soros behind major push for marijuana legalization

Hungarian-American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros is no stranger when it comes to throwing around money, but the former hedge fund …

Kurt Cobain's Final Tour

Crisscrossing the country with Courtney Love and the ashes of the deceased (which, in search of nirvana, are divided, molded, stuffed in a teddy bear, held up in customs, and inhaled by many)<p><i>Originally published in the February 1996 issue.</i><p><b>Late afternoon,</b> Halloween, and a member of the Namgyal …

Kurt Cobain

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

Bakery Violated Civil Rights

50 years of progress cuts smoking rates in half — but can we ever get to zero?

Smoking rates cut in half. Eight million lives saved. More than 800,000 fewer lung cancer deaths. Fifty years after the U.S. Surgeon General first warned about the dangers of smoking, the benefits of quitting have never been clearer.<p>Yet 18 percent of the population still smokes. Nearly 2,000 …

Public Health

Potato & Parsnip Gratin - Baked Potato & Root Vegetable Casserole Recipe

Recipe: A British Vegetable Pie

Vegetables roasted with fragrant rosemary turn this light pastry pie into a delight<p>Serves: 4<p>300g (12oz) butternut squash, cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) cubes1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks1 zucchini, thickly sliced1 red or ordinary onion, sliced …

Cholesterol levels linked to early signs of Alzheimer's in brain

High levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and low levels of the “bad” LDL kind are not just helpful for your heart, they’re better for your brain as well, a new study finds.<p>In fact, the wrong levels of the two types of cholesterol are associated with more of the protein deposits in the brain associated …

Dementia

Banana Walnut Bread Recipe by Ann Low

<b>You’ll be surprised that it still stays very soft and fresh even when it’s chilled. Definitely a keeper recipe.</b><br>By Ann Low<p>Banana Walnut Bread<p>Print<p>Prep …

Chimichurri Wings Recipe by Carolyng Gomes

<b>A mix of parsley, cilantro, red pepper flakes, garlic and a healthy dose of olive oil makes these wings crisp on the outside and tender on the …

Garlicky Spinach & Parmesan Frittata | Williams-Sonoma Taste

A frittata is the perfect choice for brunch entertaining — and leftovers make an easy dinner the next day. Serve with a salad of mixed greens, fresh sliced fruit and toasted nuts, along with crusty bread.<p><b>Garlicky Spinach & Parmesan Frittata</b><p>1 1/4 lb. (625 g.) spinach<p>4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml.) olive …

Frittatas

Icelandic Pancakes Pönnukökur

<b>These thin crepe-like pancakes make an excellent addition to afternoon tea, or spread with jam and folded up with whipped cream, they are a delicacy</b> …

Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Fresh herbs and sweet carrots update this old-fashioned skillet dinner. Serve with a side of homemade cornbread for a meal that feels homey and special — perfect for fall.<p><b>Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots, Potatoes and Thyme</b><p>1 1/2 lb. (750 g.) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed<p>Kosher …

Penne with Mushrooms and Turkey Sausage | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Pasta with porcini and sausage makes a sensuous combination in this weeknight dish. Start with a shaved fennel salad topped with extra-virgin olive oil and Parmesan for a complete meal.<p><b>Penne with Mushrooms and Turkey Sausage</b><p>3/4 oz. (20 g.) dried porcini mushrooms<p>1 Tbs. olive oil<p>1 onion, finely …

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Savoury Cheese & Thyme Muffins

These muffins were born due to the two rinds of cheese in my fridge. A nubbin of gruyere and a hunk of Parmesan, leftover from the sweet potato …

Rosemary Garlic Cloverleaf Rolls

These gorgeous, homemade Rosemary Garlic Cloverleaf Rolls deserve a spot at every dinner table on holidays and special occasions.<p>You’re more likely …

How to calculate the true cost of retirement

In the past, experts routinely said you needed to replace 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income for your golden years. Plus, the experts said, …

Doomsday poll: still a 98% risk of 2014 stock crash

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, “Doomsday poll: 98% risk of 2014 stock crash” was my midyear headline. And yes, it still fits. Why? …

Retirement could cost less than you think - Encore - MarketWatch

Here’s an early Christmas present: You might be able to live on less in retirement than you think.<p>Shutterstock.com<p>A smaller stack may get you through …

Gold\’s safe-haven role is over: Societe Generale

Fed taper pushes stock optimism to a three-year high: AAII

Being charitable? Be tax-smart, too - Encore - MarketWatch

To give is divine. To err while giving is human.<p>Shutterstock.com<p>The IRS can be persnickety about deductions.<p>For many donors eager to nail down tax …

6 must-read retirement books for 2014 - Encore - MarketWatch

There’s no better season than the present to read books that bring good tidings, tested strategies and sound advice about how to live healthier, …

Gold, silver settle higher on light holiday week

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Gold for February delivery gcg4 settled up $1.70, or 0.1%, at $1,214 an ounce Friday in light holiday trading on the …

Crude oil settles above $100 after inventory data

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Crude-oil futures finished above $100 a barrel Friday after government data showed a greater-than-expected drop in …

Sam Eisenstadt still bullish on stocks

Few people listen to Sam Eisenstadt anymore. And that is a shame, since — even at 91 — he still has a lot to say.<p>Until he was fired four years ago, …

America’s hidden retirement crisis is racial

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>A troubling new study, Race and Retirement Insecurity in the U.S., reveals that America’s …

10 stocks for the U.S. economy’s revival in 2014

With the stock market achieving record highs at the end of 2013, some might think that it is time to take their winnings and go into cash. But over …

Twitter cut to sell; analyst sees rally as based on \’little new information\’