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4 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

Democrats saw their preferred candidates score big wins in key House districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin on Tuesday, setting up high-stakes general election battles against Republican opponents. In safe Democratic districts, progressives notched a surprise victory in Connecticut, which may further …

Government

5 Takeaways From Elon Musk’s Interview With The Times About Tesla

Tesla is not considering hiring a second in command, the electric carmaker’s founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, said in wide-ranging comments to The New York Times.<p>Mr. Musk’s remarks came during an hourlong interview Thursday in which he described the extraordinary demands of running Tesla and …

Tesla

This threat could devour thousands of dollars from your estate

If your estate plan only saves your family from a hefty tax bill, then — surprise — it's still not doing enough.<p>That's because while planning …

This investment-fee tax break is gone. Here’s what it means for individual retirement accounts

Here's some bad news for investors who appreciate a good tax break: You are no longer permitted to take deduction expenses tied to your …

This Is the Hottest Travel Destination for Seniors Right Now

The 10 most popular spots, and how much they cost.<p>Unencumbered by work and kids, many retirees are upping their travel game.<p>An analysis by Priceline …

Travel

Following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer's

Mike and Carol Daly have been married for 54 years. Like more than five million american families, they're dealing with dementia. Carol has been …

Alzheimer's Disease

Vienna Snatches Melbourne's Crown as World's Most Liveable City

Vienna has ended Melbourne’s seven-year reign as the world’s most liveable city, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.<p>The Austrian capital …

Top 10

4 Reasons to Ditch Your Shampoo Bottle for a Bar

TravelPlanet or Plastic?<p>Shampoo bars are greener, cheaper, and much more travel-friendly.<p>Shampoo bars—hair cleanser in bar soap form—are the latest trend in hair care products. Usually made of natural ingredients to promote hair health, they’re also easier on the environment and great for travel. …

Hair Care

The world's best budget airlines (including a few you probably haven't heard of)

The 2018 World Airline Awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, were announced earlier this summer. Singapore Airlines pipped Qatar Airways - last year’s winner - to the top spot, with Japan’s All Nippon Airways completing the podium.<p>But what of the best low-cost carriers? Alas, there …

Singapore Airlines

7 adorable French villages that will make you skip Paris completely

Everyone should see Paris at least once in his or her life, but as French tourism goes, it’s only the beginning. One of the cardinal sins of travel …

France

10 Natural Wonders to See Before They Disappear

This legendary 1,200-mile ecosystem along Australia’s Queensland coast is one of the world's most renown wonders. But global warming (yes, it’s …

National Parks

The 7 Best Hikes in Juneau, Alaska

Discoverer Mary says it best: <i>"Juneau is a place full of unpredictable surprises. Baby bear cubs chasing each other, eagles soaring high above the</i> …

Hiking

Everything I Wish I'd Known Before Moving to a New Country

Moving to a new country is super exciting because you have no idea what to expect. It’s the anticipation of all of the cool things you’ll do and see …

Customer Service

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray.<p>Whisk together the all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, the baking …

Dessert

Travel Etiquette Tips You Should Know

Travel broadens the mind, but beware – there’s often an unwritten set of rules governing your behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to …

Vocabulary

7 U.S. Canyons Perfect for a Road Trip

Plunging cliff faces, rugged terrain and centuries worth of Earth's history render the canyons of America must-visit destinations for outdoor …

National Parks

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That’s dangerous.

Are you allergic to penicillin? If so, are you sure about that?<p>It’s surprisingly common for people to wrongly think they have a penicillin allergy — and that misconception can be dangerous for their health.<p>Ten percent of all patients in the United States claim to have a penicillin allergy. Of those …

Medicine

7 Tips to Avoid Being Scammed

Here’s how you can protect yourself:<p><b>Set up text alerts for all your transactions</b><p>If you keep a smartphone near and check it often, it can be a great …

Identity Theft

How to Spend Safely in Retirement

Once you retire, you still have a very demanding job: making sure your money will last you through what can be a multi-decade retirement.<p>You may be …

Retirement

12 Tips on How to Save on Health Costs

From free medical exams to prescription drugs to fitness classes, follow these tips to save on health costs.

Personal Finance

The 9 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Cabo San Lucas to Book in 2018

<i>We are committed to researching and recommending the best hotels. We may receive commissions from purchases made after visiting links within our</i> …

Cabo San Lucas

Mexican Prez Vicente Fox Taught Us Some 'Useful' Spanish Phrases for Traveling in Mexico

"I'm sorry for the orange asshole" ought to come in handy.<p>Vicente Fox Quesada was the 55th President of Mexico, a man who made waves in his own country by being the first presidential candidate in 71 years (!) to unseat the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). And after his time in office ended …

Mexico

This Stunning Greek Island Is Just As Beautiful As Santorini—But Without the Crowds

While the Greek islands of Santorini and Mykonos get all of the attention, there's another, less crowded destination that's just as stunning.<p>Located …

European Travel

A Local in Greece Gave Me a Tip for Visiting the Country, and It's the Opposite of Everything You've Been Told

Use this tip on your next trip.<p>Traveling to Greece during the peak summer months can feel both like a dream and a nightmare.<p>The islands are warm, …

European Travel

How To Choose The Right Lights For Your Swimming Pool

The only way to really take advantage of your pool, both during the day and at night, is by installing colorful and soothing lights all around. All …

Bathroom Remodeling Tips for Aging in Place

My wife and I are in our early 60s and intend to remain in our home long after retirement. We like the idea of aging in place. Our master bathroom is …

Home Improvement

Want to ‘age in place’? Make sure your home has these 6 things.

Planning to stay in your home well into your golden years? Doing some renovations before you retire can help make your house more accessible and safe for your life ahead.<p>Nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, according to research by the …

Home Improvement

7 Best Beaches in Hawaii to Escape the Crowds

For many, visiting the beaches of Hawaii is the ultimate dream vacation. With famously-perfect weather, beautiful beaches, and fun outdoor …

Beaches

The Top Travel Destinations for 2017

It's that time of the year again -- when the 2017 travel lists start pouring out and travel sites and experts make their bets on the top destinations …

Travel

The World's 10 Best Places to Retire

Whether you're just three years into your post-grad life or nearing 59.5 years (the age when you can start withdrawing 401k savings without …

Costa Rica