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11 Best Bars in Los Angeles - Photos - Condé Nast Traveler

You’re not here to bar hop. This isn’t New York or Chicago, where you’re hitting a bunch of bars in a single night. Here, you do dinner and a drink. Maybe you grab one more before calling it a night. And now that Uber and Lyft exist, it’s easier than ever to get around. We’re not exaggerating when …

Los Angeles

23 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles - Photos - Condé Nast Traveler

There are a few things to remember when it comes to eating in L.A. For starters, breakfast is a big deal here. Waiting in line (for 20 minutes!) for an order of ricotta toast is something people actually do. And it’s not uncommon to linger on a back patio with a café con leche and grain bowl for …

Restaurants

8 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles - Photos - Condé Nast Traveler

In a city that feels more like 15 different cities—and has the traffic to match—it’s hard, but not impossible, to pull off that culture/food/beach trifecta. You just have to be smart about how much you can and should tackle in one day. Having a solid game plan before you hit the freeways is always …

Los Angeles

How pink noise technology can be used to protect hearing

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Although most of us probably cannot run out and buy the new 2017 E-Class Mercedes-Benz (suggested retail price: $52,150 and up), there’s some interesting new technology in it that you may want to know about. According to IEEE Spectrum, …

Join us for a panel discussion on robo and human advisers in April

What does the future hold for robo advisers — and how will human financial advice fit in that landscape? That’s what our panel will discuss at a MarketWatch event on Wednesday, April 5, in downtown Boston.<p>Led by MarketWatch columnist Robert Powell, our panel will explore issues including:<p>• Whether …

FinTech

Opinion: Here’s how inflation will impact your portfolio in 2017

The threat of inflation is very vivid in the minds of some investors, featuring prices that spiral ever higher and eat into both family budgets and the value of their savings. And after the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced the largest monthly increase in consumer prices in about four …

Stocks

How to retire early: A 5-step plan

Wish you could retire right now? Give up the rat race, embrace a life of independence, reduce your stress, and have more time for what you value most — your family, education, travel? That might seem like a fantasy but early retirement is within reach of most Americans, if they would only take the …

Retirement

5 things that prove rich people are cheap

Warren Buffett is worth more than $70 billion, but he often doesn’t act like it — and neither do many other affluent Americans.<p>The documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett” that aired Monday on HBO (TWX) shows Buffett, the CEO of Bershire Hathaway (BRK) (BRK) , eating breakfast each day at McDonald’s …

Wealth

Buffett: No, we never said stocks are ‘forever’

Warren Buffett is famously a very long-term investors. But long-term doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll never sell.<p>In his annual letter to investors, the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) (BRK) chairman writes that some shareholders and commentators have the notion that the firm “will own certain stocks …

Warren Buffett

Buffett blasts hedge funds as he takes early victory lap over ‘million-dollar bet’

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett isn’t letting up in his criticism of hedge funds and their high fees, arguing in his annual investor that investors are better off sticking with index funds.<p>“When trillions of dollars are managed by Wall Streeters charging high fees, it will usually be the …

Wall Street

The Pleasures of a Writer Who Was ‘Richard Pryor on Paper’

<b>ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GET ALARMED ABOUT</b><b><br>The Complete Novels of Charles Wright</b><br>By Charles Wright<br>Out of print<p>Between 1963 and 1973, Charles Wright wrote three scalding autobiographical novels about a young black intellectual from Missouri, a Korean War veteran, trying to make it in New York City. To …

Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

Mildred Dresselhaus, a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose research into the fundamental properties of carbon helped transform it into the superstar of modern materials science and the nanotechnology industry, died on Monday in Cambridge, Mass. She was 86.<p>Her death, …

Obituaries

17 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Bill Gates

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a …

Bill Gates

Muslim Woman Pens Essay About Her Eight Days Working for President Trump

A Muslim woman who spent eight days working in President Donald Trump’s White House penned a powerful essay about the experience.<p>Rumana Ahmed was …

National Security Council

Men Who Prefer High-Intensity Workouts Have a Less Active Sex Life, Study Finds

Men who strenuously exercise on a regular basis have a significantly decreased libido than those who engage in lower-intensity exercise, a new study …

UNC Chapel Hill

You Asked: Should I Use Mouthwash?

It just feels good to cap your mouth-cleaning routine with a vigorous swish of mouthwash.<p>“A lot of people really enjoy the sensation of rinsing after …

Health

6 Things to Do to Improve Your Relationship

In the past I’ve covered the research regarding what you should look for in a marriage partner.<p>What do studies say about what you can do to improve …

Marriage

If You Want to Prevent Dementia, Here's What To Know

You've heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains more—by furthering their education, learning a …

Longevity

You Asked: Why Does My Eye Twitch?

Little lid spasms are common, but they can sometimes be a sign of trouble.<p>A slight tremor of the eyelid—the type that shows up without warning but …

Health

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>G ood writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Writing

4 Little Ways to Help Your Body Detox

What do the healthiest people have in common? For starters, they limit the junk that enters their body. This means cutting back on irritants to the …

Health

This Is the Happiest Country in the World

What makes a nation's people happy? According to a new report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), it's factors like GDP per …

Geography

Laundry And Your Health

6 Savory Overnight Oat Recipes that Will Rock Your Morning

When it comes to easy, healthy breakfast options, it's hard to beat a comforting bowl of overnight oats. Here we round up our favorite recipes, with …

Breakfast

Invisible plastic particles from tyres and clothing are polluting our oceans

Tiny plastic particles from car tyres and even clothing fabrics could be responsible for up to 30 percent of the plastic polluting our oceans, according to a new IUCN report. Is there anything we can do?<p>Car tyres, cosmetics and even our clothing – plastic is in almost everything we use on a daily …

Plastic

Kenya’s international airport finally has clearance to start direct flights to the US

In July 2015, former US president Barack Obama dangled the prospect of direct flights between Kenya and the US. Speaking in Kenya, Obama said American and Kenyan officials had met and that “real progress has been made.” Finally, this week Kenya’s transport ministry said that the country’s airlines …

Kenya

The U.S. Geological Survey hails an early spring — and ties it to climate change

As the nation basks in some of the warmest February weather it has seen in decades, the U.S. Geological Survey has been quick to point out that the early spring conditions are another symptom of climate change.<p>On Thursday, the USGS shared a new analysis just released by the USA-National Phenology …

Climate Change

Pacific Ocean iron particles can travel thousands of miles, study finds

Can a better understanding of iron particles that are carried vast distances across the Pacific Ocean help scientists predict how our oceans can reduce carbon emissions?<p>A new study by researchers at Texas A&M, Rutgers University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Minnesota and the …

Oceans

The rate of overdose deaths in the US has more than doubled since 1999

A new report, released this week by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals some startling numbers about overdoses in the U.S. According …

Public Health

Warren Buffett's racked up a $1.6 billion gain in his Apple investment

NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s gain on its investment in Apple Inc. stands at more than $1.6 billion after shares of the iPhone maker surged.<p>The stake of 61.2 million shares was acquired last year for $6.75 billion, an average of about $110.17 apiece, according to the annual …

Wall Street