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UK economy shows greatest signs of stress since 2012

The British economy is showing the greatest signs of stress since the eurozone crisis and fears of a double-dip recession six years ago, as worrying reports show the steepest fall in manufacturing output and the greatest degrees of pessimism among employers since 2012.<p>Concerns over Brexit and a …

UK Economy

Heirs of Heirs of Heirs of Heirs Love Dynasty Trusts

Everyone dies eventually, but if you’re wealthy enough, your money might live forever. Dynasty trusts are a tool to make that possible. Thanks to the …

Retirement

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Kids

How to Download Absolutely Everything You Can Find on the Web

The internet is always there, vast and accessible, from wherever you happen to be—until it isn’t. Maybe you’ve got a long flight ahead of you and …

Software

Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal

When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception.<p>First, President Barack Obama failed to disclose to Congress the existence of secret side deals on inspections when he transmitted the nuclear accord to Capitol Hill. …

Obama Administration

11 behaviors that indicate you're a 'problem employee'

Problem employees aren't just irritating, they can also be financially draining for a business. Research shows that these employees can cost an …

Leadership

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

Beware the ‘mother of all credit bubbles’

Let’s recall those heady days of 2006 when home prices were rising 10, 15, even 20 percent a year, allowing millions of homeowners to refinance mortgages and collectively take out more than $300 billion in cash from the increased value of their properties. Some spent the money on furniture, …

Finance

Magnesium Deficiency 101: 18 Signs You're Deficient (And How To Fix It)

Your body is alive because of brilliant biochemistry. A myriad of intricate pathways is working in symphony every second of your life. It is easy to …

4 Ways Blockchain Will Transform Digital Marketing And Advertising

When we think of blockchain, most of us probably think of finance, cryptocurrencies, and digital ledgers. That makes sense. After all, blockchain is the tech supporting Bitcoin—a currency attempting its own form of financial disruption. But what many don’t realize is that blockchain has tremendous …

Blockchain

Our Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

BBQ

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

28 Secrets For Shopping Online That Will Blow Your Mind

All the tips and tricks you need to get the best deals during your next online shopping spree.

The 7 Best Glamping Spots for Fall

Fancy camping is the way to go—no bugs, no backaches, but the same spectacular views. So pack your luggage and leave your sleeping bags at home. These seven glamping go-tos merge indoor luxury with the great outdoors.

Hiking

15 Reasons to Buy Pfizer and Never Sell

Image source: Pfizer.<p>When it comes to investing in the stock market, there are very few certainties. However, one so-called trick of the trade that has proved worthy time and again is that holding high-quality stocks over the long term usually delivers consistent gains and real wealth creation over …

The Chinese super-rich are about to flood the US real-estate market

The Sotheby's real-estate agent was on a business trip in Shanghai, and he was mid-bite during a dinner when he saw his phone light up from a message on his app, WeChat.<p>It was a Chinese client concerned over a $6 million property she was about to buy near Central Park. She was visiting New York at …

Real Estate

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

Cuba

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

Vegan

Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

The world is less than 40 years away from a serious problem: producing enough food for 9 billion mouths. But with climate change cutting more than a …

Aquaponics

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

24 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Astrophotos Of 2014

Don't get us wrong. Space-based telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer brought us absolutely <i>stunning</i> images of deep space this year.<p>But some of the most out-of-this-world images of space taken in 2014 came from star-obsessed photographers right here on Earth.<p>Your friends at HuffPost Science asked you …

10 Daily Habits of the Happiest People You Know | Inc.com

You probably know someone who's eternally positive and makes you feel good just by emanating his or her perpetual sunshine. How do you become this kind of magnetic individual? Do what happy people do.<p>1. Refuse to make assumptions.<p>Don't you hate it when someone assumes you're thinking or doing …

Happiness

IRS Can Audit For Three Years, Six...Or Forever

In most cases, the IRS has three years to audit after you file your return. If the IRS shows up after that, they may be too late. Surprisingly, amending a return often does not change the three year limit. But many special rules can extend your audit purgatory.<p>The three years is doubled to six if …

How to Discuss Pay With Your Employees

Talking about money with your employees can be uncomfortable. Even when you’ve got good news to share — a generous bonus or a well-deserved promotion — assigning a number to the value of someone’s work is tough. It’s especially difficult if you’re not the one calling the shots (most managers don’t …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Holiday checklist: Choosing a charity wisely

During the holiday season, many of us are flooded with phone calls and letters requesting contributions to various charitable organizations—and we …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …