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These Are the Best Retirement Withdrawal Strategies

Your withdrawal strategy makes a huge difference in how much money you'll have in retirement.<p>Many retirees will use <i>systematic withdrawals</i> from an …

Stephen Hawking urged us to leave our planet – here are 11 ways to do so

The 10-Minute Meals Top Health Experts Eat on Crazy Busy Days

In an ideal world, we’d always have plenty of time to whip up and savor a gourmet meal. But in the real world, we often take what we can get and …

NASA reveals what carbon dioxide looks like from space

SAN FRANCISCO — NASA revealed the first-ever images of the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the key long-lived global warming gas. …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

8 Household Items Everyone Forgets To Clean—And How To Tackle Them

These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.<p>These everyday items have a secret: They get REALLY dirty. Here's how to clean 8 things most people forget.

Cleaning

40 Saddest Country Songs of All Time

Through the hillbilly music of the 1920s, the honky-tonk of the Forties and Fifties, the Bakersfield movement of the Sixties, bluegrass, Western …

Country Music

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

6 Things You Learn About Food, After Cooking on a Farm

Spend a year as a farm cook and you'll learn a lot about eating local and cooking seasonally. BA associate web editor Rochelle Bilow shares her tips.<p>Before I joined the <i>Bon Appétit</i> team, I lived and worked on a small, full-diet farm in Central New York. "Full-diet" meant whole-hog—that is, we grew, …

Workers spend more time planning vacation than retirement

Without a doubt, figuring out how to invest the money in your nest egg can be daunting. Yet many people spend more time researching which car to buy or where to go on vacation than they do investigating the investments in their 401(k).<p>In a survey of 1,000 retirement savers conducted for Charles …

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10 Tourist Poses You Need to Stop Making on Vacation

By Chloe Pantazi<p><i>Credit: Flickr user Vincent Lock</i><p>Put a tourist in front of a camera instead of behind one, and you usually get some awesomely predictable results. From jumping in the air and posing with animals, to peeking out of a phone booth and pinching the Eiffel Tower, could we please -- as a …

15 Things You Should NEVER Have in Your Home After 30

Our favorite designers told us these are things that must go. Stat!<p>1. A Futon<p>"Futons are le worst! The older you get the squishier your bed should be," says designer, potter and author, Jonathan Adler.<p>2. Temporary furniture<p>"Often I see people waiting to move into the 'forever home' before they …

Home Decorating

Malibu beach wars: app revealing public access to beaches infuriates wealthy homeowners

Once called the "most expensive sandbox in the world," the beaches of Malibu are at the centre of a bitter battle between billionaires and sunbathers. Now, an app appears to have helped the masses claim victory<p>The signs next to strips of pristine sand in Malibu seem clear. "Private beach," "No …

Domestic Science: A Magic Fly Repeller

An old-fashioned summer staple in the Napa Valley, where I live, is a plastic bag filled with water and hung from the backdoor of a farmhouse. It …

Napa Valley

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

Would Disney Princesses Dare To Go #NoFilter?

It's fun to think about what Disney princesses would do if they were real and living today. We imagine these imaginary millennials would live quite …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France

Ah, <i>le jardin í la française.</i> No need to add the word <i>formal</i> to that phrase, because when it comes to French gardens, formal is a given. We’ve all seen …

The Best Thing To Eat In 35 Countries Around The World

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 35 …

The Smallest Homes Money Can Buy

Minimalist living at its finest.<p>These minimalist houses might make you act on your dream of living with less stuff. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

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Kim and Kanye Are Giving Up On Their Home Renovation

The newlyweds are putting their unlived-in Bel-Air house on the market. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>Photos: Zillow/Getty Images</i><p>Looks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are giving up on the 9,000-square-foot Bel-Air mansion they bought for $11 million in January 2013. There's …

Home Improvement

Yellowstone Road Melts, Shutting Down Access To Famous Geysers

A popular road through Yellowstone National Park was shut down on Thursday when the asphalt started to melt.<p>The park says extreme heat from thermal areas is causing hot oil to bubble to the surface of Firehole Lake Drive, a scenic 3.3-mile loop that runs past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome …

Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

Monday is the final trading day of the first half of 2014 and it's shaping up to be quite eventful.<p>Here are the six things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Record fine for BNP Paribas?:</b> The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to announce a multi-billion dollar …

4 Cheap Alternatives For Your Summer Vacation

No surprises here that Latin America and Europe are topping the list of preferred destinations for travelers this summer. And it should come as a shock to absolutely no one that "popular" also translates to "pricey."<p>An easy way to make the most out of your trip is to take the road less traveled, …

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

The car maker is demonstrating how homes and cars will become part of the same renewable energy system.<p>In the future, auto companies won’t just build cars. They’ll build cars that are part of the energy infrastructure, providing back up storage for the solar panels on your roof, and reinforcing the …