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Should You Buy an Annuity? | Investopedia

As I mentioned in my last article, very few topics in the world of personal finance generate as much heat as annuities do. If you listen to the …

Retirement

12 60-second weight-loss tips

<b>1. Ditch high fructose corn syrup</b> <i><br>Once you eliminate this natural sweetener from your diet, expect to see rapid weight loss.</i><p>Corn syrup is the sugar extracted from corn. It is not and never has been healthy, but as corn is now almost entirely genetically modified, it is even worse for us. The …

Nutrition

The Man in the High Castle

• <b>Author:</b> Philip K. Dick<p>It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and …

The Untold Stories of the White House Kitchen Cabinet

<i>A note from the Food52 editors:</i><p>When Adrian Miller was special assistant to President Clinton, he didn't have much exposure to the inner workings of the White House kitchens. Only towards the end of his tenure did he have privileges to the White House Mess, where he strongly recommends you get the …

The Best Ways to Invest in Bonds Now

Make these moves to keep your portfolio safe.<p>The economy is finally gaining traction. Wages are rising faster than at any time since the global …

Investing

Those retirement calculators may be all wrong

You're zealous about saving. You check your account balances regularly and plug in numbers on those online retirement calculators that promise to …

How Timing Impacts Your Retirement Portfolio Longevity | Investopedia

How long will your retirement nest egg last? This is an intricate question to answer and many factors come into play such as rate of return, the …

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

Morning Star

• <b>Author:</b> Pierce Brown<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: Morning Star.</b><p><b>ITW THRILLER</b> …

The Dragon Blood Collection

• <b>Author:</b> Lindsay Buroker<p>A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend.<p>There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, …

Assassin's Quest

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Hobb<p>From an extraordinary new voice in fantasy comes the stunning conclusion to the Farseer trilogy, as FitzChivalry confronts his destiny as the catalyst who holds the fate of the kingdom of the Six Duchies...and the world itself.<p>King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As …

The Last Exodus

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Tassi<p>The Earth lies in ruins in the aftermath of an extraterrestrial invasion, the land devastated by a desperate war with no winners between mankind and a race of vicious, intelligent creatures. The seas are drying up while the atmosphere corrodes and slowly cooks any life remaining …

Dancer's Lament

• <b>Author:</b> Ian C. Esslemont<p>Esslemont's all-new prequel trilogy takes readers deeper into the politics and intrigue of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Malazan Empire. <i>Dancer's Lament</i> focuses on the genesis of the empire, and features Dancer, the skilled assassin, who, alongside the mage Kellanved, would …

Vicky Peterwald: Rebel

• <b>Author:</b> Mike Shepherd<p><b>From the New York Times bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series comes a military science fiction adventure featuring Vicky Peterwald...</b><p>Vicky Peterwald is no longer just the heir apparent to an imperial dynasty. She survived naval training and proved her mettle in combat …

Digital Heretic

• <b>Author:</b> Terry Schott<p>Millions on Earth are shaken by the events set in motion by Zack's final play... <br>Billions on Tygon watch breathlessly as the consequences of his actions ripple through both worlds. <br>Will his girlfriend, still inside the Game, step forward to lead the movement that he created? …

Rival Demons

• <b>Author:</b> Sarra Cannon<p>After narrowly escaping death at the hand of the Order of Shadows, Harper finds herself thrust into the strange and beautiful world of the shadow demons. But crossing through the portal doesn't mean she is safe. The Order of Shadows is determined to bring her home and finish the …

The 30 Most WTF Moments From 5 Years Of Game Of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has a history of eliciting rather strong reactions from viewers. From its premiere in 2011 to last year's season five finale, this …

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending Feb. 28, 2016 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ):<p>Top Paid Books<p>1. The Widow by Fiona Barton - 9781101990469 - (Penguin Publishing Group)<p>2. Find Her by Lisa Gardner - 9780698404229 - (Penguin Publishing Group)<p>3. January by Audrey Carlan - No ISBN …

Top 10

Playback: Donald 'Jenius' Trump

The best of last night's late-night TV: The 'J' in Donald J. Trump stands for 'Jenius,' Ben Carson left Iowa to do some laundry and Jim Gilmore did not drop out.

Ben Carson

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Inside The Bizarre World Of Scientific Research

Not all brilliant discoveries happen in MIT’s cutting-edge labs or Google’s over-the-top offices. In his new series <i>Ways of Knowing</i>, photographer Daniel Stier documents a less-glamorous setting for innovation: the scientific research institute. What he found tucked away in basement laboratories and …

Science

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

Digital Art

Why Are Phone Keypads Laid out as a Grid?

File this under "Questions I hadn't thought to ask, but was fascinated to hear the answer to." In the video below, Human Computer Interaction postdoc …

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