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Five Things Smart Travelers Should Do in May

This month’s top travel tips from the experts have us planning cruises and trips to the Amazon (with plenty of bug spray in hand).<p>Plan now to visit …

Brazil Travel

Arches National Park Wants Your Help to Find Vandals

Can social media help find the person who defaced ancient rock formations?<p>It's not just your cousins or ex-coworkers who turn to Twitter or Instagram …

National Parks

Ancient Roman Coins Worth 'Millions' Found by Construction Workers

The coins, discovered in Seville, are believed to be worth millions of dollars.<p>Talk about hitting pay dirt: a group of construction workers routinely …

Archaeology

On This Airline, You May Never Lose Your Luggage Again

The number of lost suitcases hit an all-time low in 2015, and now Delta is trying to make it even lower.<p>Passengers, rejoice: Delta Air Lines says it …

Luggage

Flight Deal of the Day: U.S. Virgin Islands for Under $300 Round-Trip

Best of all, you can leave your passport behind.<p>Looking for a last-minute May getaway? Thanks to Scott Keyes of Scott's Cheap Flights, you're one …

Virgin Islands

Travelogue Podcast: Is Kickstarter the Future of Travel Gear?

From inflatable hoodies to bags that actually keep you organized, some of the greatest innovations in travel can currently be found on the …

Podcasting

Why Vis, Croatia Is the Perfect Mediterranean Getaway

A ferry ride away from the popular Croatia coastal town of Split, the island of Vis is one of the last unspoiled places in the Adriatic. Filled with …

Croatia

A catastrophe looms over high-fee mutual funds and investment advisers

Investors will realize that most are just bloated fee-sucking closet index funds, says Cullen Roche.<p>Most are just bloated fee-sucking closet index funds, says Cullen Roche<p>Back in 2009 I wrote a very critical piece on mutual funds basically calling them antiquated products that do the American …

Mutual Funds

What’s better than Play-Doh and a game of Pie Face? Longer maternity leave

Toy giant expands its family leave policies.<p>Hasbro expands its family leave policies<p>While they may normally be charged with “creating the world’s best play experiences” for kids, many of the adults who work at Hasbro Inc. were probably feeling pretty good this week — though maybe not as good as if …

Maternity Leave

A new day for Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. was known for years as the company with huge revenue growth that would spend too much to be profitable. That reputation can now be forever put to rest.<p>Company is solidly profitable, thanks to Amazon Web Services<p>Amazon.com Inc. was known for years as the company with huge revenue …

Amazon

Warren Buffett’s No. 1 rule applies to every stock investor

Warren Buffett has followed an investing playbook based on rules he established for himself early in his storied career. But one rule applies to all stock investors.<p>Don’t miss these top money and investing features:<p>This Warren Buffett rule can work wonders on your portfolio<br>• How much do you have in …

Investing

My wealthy grandmother left no will — how do we find her stocks and bonds?

Relatives face a financial paper chase after a beloved relative dies.<p>Relatives face a financial paper chase after a beloved relative dies<p><b>Dear Moneyologist,</b><p>My grandmother recently passed away from cancer. After her passing we realized that she didn’t leave a will. My mother and my uncle are her only …

Stocks

This holds the key to timing Apple share purchases

It’s hard not to be cynical about Wall Street analysts. But it turns out we can become better investors by understanding their behavior patterns.<p>Pay close attention to analysts’ revisions, says Mark Hulbert<p>CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The time to buy Apple’s stock will be when Wall Street’s …

Apple News

Should consumers be allowed to order their own lab tests?

More Americans are taking control of their medical information, but originating health information through lab tests is still mostly under the control of doctors.<p>Convenience and control are among the benefits, but some see a medical danger<p>More Americans are taking control of their medical …

Health Information

Some of Warren Buffett’s most valuable lessons are getting twisted

It’s time for the annual Warren Buffett lovefest in Omaha, Neb., otherwise known as the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting and investor extravaganza.<p>Asking if it’s a ‘good time’ to heed Warren Buffett misses the point<p>It’s time for the annual Warren Buffett lovefest in Omaha, Neb., otherwise known as …

Investing

Many U.S. Olympic athletes need to couch surf, work second jobs and use Kickstarter

Athletes rely on Olympic committee, sponsors and community to get to the podium<p>The personal and economic costs of getting to Rio<p>The No. 1 épée fencer in the U.S. lives with several roommates in Astoria, Queens, and works at Dick’s Sporting Goods to help pay the rent.<p>Many of the Olympic athletes who …

Art

Meet the food makers that think you don’t trust them

If the head judge on “Top Chef” worries that the high-end food he buys isn’t always what it says on the wrapper, what hope do you have?<p>If the head judge on “Top Chef” worries that the high-end food he buys isn’t always what it says on the wrapper, what hope do you have?<p>Perhaps little — but that’s …

TV

Forget about weak European bank earnings -- Citi says it’s time to dive in

This year hasn’t been great for the European banking sector, but it’s time to perk up on the unloved industry and load up on shares while they are still a bargain, analysts at Citigroup say.<p>European banks have slumped 29% the past year<p>A dramatic slump in first-quarter profits. A sharp …

Banking

This company is making an overdose antidote free to every high school

To curb an opioid crisis particularly prevalent in young people, a company will offer a free carton of antidote to each U.S. high school.<p>A carton of naloxone will be available through a program from Adapt Pharma Ltd.<p>In an effort to curb a drug crisis that’s had America in its grip for over a …

Antidote

Live blog: Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting

Follow the action--and reaction--to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger field questions from shareholders, analysts and journalists in an event that's come to be known as "Woodstock for Capitalists."

Warren Buffett

How safe is your personal information on the internet?

With several recent data breaches, are governments and companies doing enough to protect our information online?<p>In today's digital world, data is king. And as we move more and more of our lives online, the risk of fraud and identity theft grows ever larger.<p>Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost …

World News

Kut 1916: How the Ottomans defeated the British army

It's been a century since Ottoman troops defeated the British in Iraq and captured 13,309 soldiers, including 6 generals and 476 officers.

British Army

South Sudan: After war, fears of a health emergency

Aid agencies warn of an impending medical crisis in the world's youngest nation as donor countries cut back on aid cash.<p>As South Sudan emerges from two years of war, with a fragile peace in place, aid agencies have warned that it may now face a medical crisis.<p>Civil war erupted in 2013 when …

Africa

The forgotten child prisoners of Sierra Leone

Child inmates are left to languish in prison with no visitors or legal assistance as many wait years for a trial.<p><b>Freetown, Sierra Leone -</b> Sorie's* last day of freedom was a few weeks before his 14th birthday, when the well-to-do father of a girl he liked got word that his daughter had been hanging …

Prison

Afghanistan's refugees: Dying for a better life

A family who lost both of their children at sea describe returning to Afghanistan with nothing but two small coffins.<p><b>Kabul, Afghanistan -</b> The pain etched on refugee faces on Greek and Turkish shores does not remain there. For many Afghans, it follows them home as they are deported back to …

Afghanistan

Child prisoners: 'I don't want to come out a monster'

Sierra Leone's child prisoners share their stories.<p><b>Freetown, Sierra Leone -</b> In Sierra Leone dozens of children are left to languish in juvenile detention, living in perpetual fear of being transferred to the country's only adult penitentiary when they turn 18.<p>Children accused of a crime have no …

World News

A trip back in time on Lebanon's disappearing railway

Lebanon's 408km of railway once connected the country to its neighbours, but today the train stations stand abandoned.<p>In August 1895, the first steam train departed from Beirut and passed across the Bekaa Valley towards Rayak station, near the border with modern-day Syria. It was the golden age of …

World News

Inside Spain's Utopia

Is a communist village in Andalusia where most villagers work for a cooperative really as utopian as it seems?<p><b>Marinaleda, Spain -</b> At first sight, Marinaleda appears to be a typical Andalusian village with white-washed houses and streets that do not come alive until after the sun goes down.<p>But if …

World News

New CDC Report Shows America’s Gun Suicide Problem Getting Worse

<i>This post originally appeared on the</i><i>Trace.</i><p>A grim new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about spiking US suicide rates obscures the role guns often play in the deaths, according to a prominent public health policy expert.<p>Over the last 15 years, the CDC study shows that …

Guns

What It's Like to Date Someone Who's Sober When You're Still Drinking

Every relationship demands compromises: You might be a clean freak while your partner's a slob, or you might like horror films while your partner prefers comedies. But when the compromise is more trying—like when you're sober, and your partner isn't—the differences can threaten to destroy your …

Relationships