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World's Longest Train Tunnel Will Open in Switzerland

It will be the world's longest and deepest train tunnel, transporting passengers from Zurich to Milan in about two and a half hours.<p>Traveling around …

Switzerland

Here's Where to Find the Best Views on Earth

A bold challenge, to be sure, but in this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings seeks out the mountaintops with the longest lines of sight.<p>Barbra Streisand …

Ken Jennings

Take a Shower, Cook a Meal at This New York City Store

Not sure which shower head to buy? At Pirch, you can lather up in store and make an informed decision.<p>After sipping my coffee and puttering around …

New York City

Life Aboard 'Harmony of the Seas,' the World's Largest Cruise Ship

We hopped on the first cruise of the 1,188-foot-long Harmony of the Seas to see if bigger is indeed better.<p>Somewhere between the trio of water slides …

Cruise Ships

5 things rich people do with money — that you should be doing

You can learn a lot from how rich people handle their money.<p>​You can learn a lot from how rich people handle their money.<p>The very rich — those with investable assets of at least $3 million — have a lot in common when it comes to their financial management, according to a survey of nearly 700 …

Wealth

The ‘scariest chart out there’ looms over pivotal week for markets

There's plenty of fear to grapple with in this market, but is it already priced in?<p>Critical intelligence before the U.S. markets open<p>There's plenty of fear to grapple with in this market, but is it already priced in?<p>The blue chips have been in a downtrend, for sure, but the weak earnings season …

Financial Markets

11 smaller-company stocks set to gain from a strong dollar

Companies with rapid sales growth focused on the U.S. have an advantage, says Phil van Doorn.<p>Companies with rapid sales growth focused on the U.S. have an advantage<p>Are you tired of hearing corporate executives complain that the strong dollar is hurting sales?<p>If you are, it’s not likely to end soon. …

Finance

Cruises for nudists and knitters and North Korean dating games

Monday’s top personal finance stories.<p>Don’t miss these top stories:<p><b>PERSONAL FINANCE</b><p><b>Would North Korea’s Kim Jong Un play dating-game host to get sister married off?</b><p>If tabloid headlines are to be believed, North Korea’s most powerful man, Kim Jong Un, will host a matchmaking contest—modeled after …

North Korea

These are the 67 most important investors of all time

Michael Batnick of Ritholtz Wealth Management spells out his list, from Bernard Baruch to David Einhorn and Ken Griffin.<p>Michael Batnick spells out his list, from Bernard Baruch to David Einhorn and Ken Griffin<p>I analyzed the birth dates of the most important investors of all time. Ten observations …

David Einhorn

5 signs your kid could be a tech entrepreneur

How do you know whether your child might have what it takes to be the next young tech star?<p>See if your child has what it takes to be the next Silicon Valley success story<p>In The Wall Street Journal’s small-business report, I wrote about how we can nurture tech entrepreneurs—those young stars who …

Startups

American drivers aren’t ready for tech to take the wheel

Most motorists wouldn't want a fully self-driving car, survey shows.<p>Most motorists wouldn't want a fully self-driving car<p>The biggest hurdle for self-driving cars may not be safety, technology or price. It is convincing people they want to be driven around by their car.<p>Nearly half of drivers would …

Transportation

IRA rollovers: 4 things you need to know

Rollovers can be a minefield of tax penalties<p>Rollovers can be a minefield of tax penalties<p>Doing an IRA rollover is usually a tax-smart move, because it allows you to continue to defer taxes on the rolled over amount. But there are several traps for the unwary. Here’s what you need to know to stay …

Money

What’s next for the longest stock market correction in history?

The bull market, which reached a record high a year ago, seems to have petered out, writes Mark Hulbert.<p>The bull market, which reached a record high a year ago, seems to have petered out<p>CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Some investors and pundits are commemorating the one-year anniversary of the …

Finance

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to raze four homes with a view of his own

Social media tycoon doesn’t want neighbors peeking into his master bedroom<p>Social media tycoon doesn’t want neighbors peeking into his master bedroom<p>Even social media mogul billionaire Mark Zuckerberg knows where to draw the line.<p>The founder and chief executive of Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook …

Facebook

North Korea Makes Billions from Forced Laborers Working in the EU

<i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>After getting their hands on a report on the death of a North Korean labor worker at a Polish shipyard, VICE Germany recently mounted an investigation into European companies that employ North Korean laborers.<p>For its documentary, VICE Germany spoke …

North Korea

We Asked Edward Snowden if Online Privacy Has Improved Since His Massive NSA Leak

This Friday, May 27, HBO will air a new episode from season four of our Emmy-winning show. On the last episode, we met the team of female volunteers working to eradicate polio in Pakistan, as well as expert disposal teams trying to detonate unexploded land mines in Southeast Asia. This week we head …

Privacy

Which Rock Star Will Historians of the Future Remember?

Classifying anyone as the “most successful” at anything tends to reflect more on the source than the subject. So keep that in mind when I make the following statement: John Philip Sousa is the most successful American musician of all time.<p>Marching music is a maddeningly durable genre, recognizable …

At Moogfest, a Demonstration of What Man and Machine Can Accomplish

DURHAM, N.C. — The music that ended the first night of Moogfest 2016 here late Thursday was patient and slowly evolving, an ambient blend of billowing sustained tones — floating in and out of dissonance — with the natural sounds of birds and insects, that was layered together onstage for nearly …

Rhythm & Blues

Guido Argentini's Silver Series of Nude Portraits

Guido Argentini is an Italian photographer, famous for his photographic portraits of women. He was born in Florence, Italy, and studied medicine for …

Mount Everest Climber: ‘Don’t Try to Reach the Summit at All Costs’

"Climbing has to be a round trip"<p>Scaling Mount Everest and then living to tell the story boils down to understanding one thing—sometimes it can’t be done in one shot.<p>That’s according to renowned mountaineer Ed Viesturs. The bestselling author, who has stood on top of the world’s highest peak seven …

Mountains

My Father Roald Dahl Was My Very Own BFG

A daughter reflects on her bedtime story, 100 years after her father's birth<p>When I was a child, every night at bedtime, my father would pace back and forth in the little tiny bedroom I shared with my sister, Ophelia, and tell us wonderful stories of the BFG. We would sit up in bed mesmerized by the …

Roald Dahl

Angelina Jolie Pitt Has a New Job: Professor

She'll work in the London School of Economics' Center for Women, Peace, and Security<p>Angelina Jolie Pitt is taking her advocacy for women’s rights into the classroom. The actor, director and the United Nations Refugee Agency special envoy was recently appointed a visiting professor at the London …

Angelina Jolie

'Aquatic cocaine': Fish bladders are latest Mexican smuggling commodity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jonathan Garcia Pereda snapped a photo, the contraband glowing white in his smartphone. Mexican federal police had stopped a 28-year-old man from San Felipe at a checkpoint, discovering black plastic bags balled up in the tires. It appeared to be another familiar bust to the Mexican police, …

Sea Shepherd

Four Deaths in Four Days on Mount Everest

About 30 other climbers have become ill with altitude sickness, or are suffering from frostbite.<p>Four people have died on Mount Everest in the past four days, including an Indian man who died overnight Sunday after he fell ill with altitude sickness.<p>The first person to die was a climbing guide named …

Mountains

'Eye-watering' scale of Black Death's impact on England revealed

Scraps of broken pottery from test pits dug by thousands of members of the public have revealed the devastating impact of the Black Death in England, not just in the years 1346 to 1351 when the epidemic ripped Europe apart, but for decades or even centuries afterwards.<p>The quantity of sherds of …

England

London to start 24-hour subway service this summer

LONDON — Could London soon challenge New York's status as the city that never sleeps?<p>The British capital will launch a 24-hour subway service starting in August, London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced Monday.<p>London has the oldest subway system in the world, a vast spaghetti network of lines that …

London

Cask from the past: archaeologists discover 5,000-year-old beer recipe

Chinese villagers could have been raising a pint 5,000 years ago, according to new research.<p>Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi province of China say they’ve uncovered beer-making equipment dating from between 3400 and 2900 BC - an era known as the late Yangshao period - and …

Beer

Police officers treat this Nairobi neighborhood like an 'ATM machine,' residents say

In East Africa’s most prosperous economy, the average city resident pays up to 16 bribes per month, according to Transparency International. Locals have dubbed Kenya “<i>ya kitu kidogo</i>” — the land of the “little something” — a kind of homeland of the bribe. And on the streets of Eastleigh, Nairobi, …

Policing

Zika exacerbated by 'massive policy failure,' says WHO chief

The head of the UN's public health body has blamed inadequate mosquito control policy for the proliferation of the virus. Europe is at risk of a Zika outbreak, according to the WHO's latest assessment.<p>WHO Secretary-General Margaret Chan on Monday blamed "massive policy failure" for the spread of …

Viruses

Singapore lightning storm: 'Scary but beautiful' images captured

For years Darren Soh, a landscape and architecture photographer, has wanted to capture on film Singapore's spectacular lightning displays.<p>At the weekend, he finally got his chance. He told the BBC about how he captured lightning strikes over one hour and created a composite image, one that has …