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BMW 2 Series, X5 get their M Performance parts on

BMW models come in a number of flavors, from their standard guises to M Sport variants and M Performance models to full-on M muscle machines. But if you want to pick and choose the degree to which you want your Bimmer upgraded along the path to M, BMW automaker offers its M Performance Parts line. …

Scion FR-S Sedan in Toyota’s Pipeline

Optional hybrid powertrain could produce 270 hp<p>It is no exaggeration to say that the Scion FR-S / Toyota GT86 has single-handedly succeeded in injecting some sparkle into Toyota‘s lackluster lineup. And according to a source close to Toyota, there’s plenty more where that came from.<p>That’s right …

Auto Shows

VOLVO V60 D4 + S60 T6 review (2013)

Dog crash-safety harnesses don't work as well as you think

Many harnesses simply endanger man's best friend<p>For decades, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have tested cars to gauge the safety of their human occupants. Pets? They're not part of those test regimens.<p>So the Center for Pet Safety, …

Pets

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

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2014 Mazda 3 s Hatchback 2.5L Automatic

Like the first-gen 3, this one moves the line in the compact-car sandbox.<p>TESTED<p>If a car’s goodness could be determined from something as mundane as a single bit of switchgear, you likely wouldn’t need us to weigh in on the latest rides. Luckily for our job security, proper analysis can rarely be …

BMW X4 opens up alongside its boxier brother

It doesn't seem so long ago that BMW (not to mention Audi, Volvo and a handful of other European automakers) weren't in the crossover market. But it's been over a decade since BMW began producing the first-gen X5, and in the fourteen years since, the Bavarian automaker has steadily expanded its …

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No matter how you shake it, DIY home improvement is no small feat. Forbes reports that the number of home renovation and improvement projects will be …

The new Volkswagen GTI is well worth the wait

Forget the Scirocco. The Mk VII GTI is the machine to have.<p>It's always better if you can compare a new car against the last version of itself. So, ideally, I would have driven the current Mk VI Volkswagen GTI back-to-back with the 2015 Mk VII. Unfortunately, I didn't get that choice. It'll be …

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport First Test

Might this V signal another V-E Day?<p>As Cadillac continues to build its autobahn arsenal with the larger, leaner CTS, the highly anticipated Vsport model deploys twin-turbo V-6 performance in the war against the Mercedes E550 and BMW 550i twin-turbo V-8s. We’ve been promised a new AMG/M-fighting …

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Honda Seems Serious About New CR-Z to Fight BRZ, FR-S

Honda awakes from slumber after return of Toyota's GT86.<p>Might there be a more economical, but just-as-much-fun offshoot of the Honda Civic Type R that just blasted around Germany’s famed Nuburgring in under 8 minutes, crushing the Renault Megane RS’s record (for fastest lap by a front-drive car)? …

Forex

Chevrolet is testing the 2014 Corvette Stingray in Germany, and it can literally fly. Video -> http://bit.ly/13XZntD

What Is The Role Of Jails In Treating The Mentally Ill?

The county's Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles is a hulking, massive concrete structure. It is also part of the largest municipal jail system in the United States.<p>On a recent day, four men enter handcuffed with a police escort. The sheriff's deputies assign them cells, and …

The Coolest Brunch In The History Of Brunch

Amy Poehler! Carrie Brownstein! Kim Gordon! Aimee Mann! This actually happened.<p>H/T: Mark Yarm

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

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