Susan Estrope Dicker

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Here's why a Bugatti Veyron oil change costs $21,000

Approximately 99.99 percent of the human population will be aghast at the notion that a car's service could cost upward of $20,000, but if you need to change the oil on your Bugatti, your options are limited. Here's why it costs that much.<p>Royalty Exotic Cars, a company that specializes in renting …

Sports Cars

3 Things to Do if You're in Your 40s With No Retirement Savings

News flash: You're a real adult now, and neglecting your nest egg will no longer fly.<p>Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get …

Retirement

The vanishing White House press briefing

The "daily" White House press briefing is a thing of the past.<p>The White House has only held three on-camera briefings in the past 30 days, according to the administration's own records on WhiteHouse.gov.<p>Press secretary Sarah Sanders' most recent briefing was on July 2, more than two weeks ago.<p>Since …

Donald Trump

The 15 Best Islands in the World

The 15 Best Islands in the World<p>By on<p>These destinations, voted tops by T+L readers, will inspire some serious wanderlust.<p>© rmnunes/Getty Images<p><i>This</i> …

Cities

Sinking land, poisoned water: the dark side of California's mega farms

It’s cruel to be living in a state that’s so powerful, so rich, but we can’t count on clean water<p>Isabel Solorio can see the water treatment plant from her garden across the street. Built to filter out the arsenic in drinking water, it hasn’t been active since 2007 – it shut down six months after …

Water

Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Lashes Out at Duchess of Sussex for 'Ignoring Their Father'

Samantha Markle has made some brutal comments.<p>The Duchess of Sussex might be living a polished, protocol-filled, public life these days as a royal, but the drama from her family is still going strong behind the scenes. Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, has lashed out again at her …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Farnborough rolls out stealth orders for commercial jets

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - The Farnborough Airshow is typically one of the world's most publicity-focused business events, with plane giants and airline bosses battling to win headlines for deals signed under the roar of stealth fighter displays.<p>Not so this week, when Airbus and Boeing …

Aviation

This Was the Biggest Mistake I Made When Buying My 1st Home

The very first time I walked into the house I now call home, I fell in love. It was in a quiet, tree-lined cul de sac where children played in the …

Real Estate

2018 is only halfway over, but a troubling climate change trend is already apparent

Earth is in the midst of a 40-year-long accelerated warming trend spurred on by human-caused climate change, and 2018 isn't helping.<p>Scientists at …

Global Warming

New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

ROME (Reuters) - A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake.<p>The results of the investigation, in which scientists used a …

Pope Francis

Every Busy Person Needs This Cheesy Egg Muffin Recipe

Egg muffins, aka baked omelets/mini frittatas, are everywhere — and they appeal to any busy person, whether a mom, a health-conscious individual, or a working professional. This particular recipe is inspired by our editor in chief, Lisa Sugar, who loves POPSUGAR Fitness's cheddar egg muffin …

Breakfast

Prosecutors: Butina a flight risk, has ties to Russian intelligence

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Prosecutors on Wednesday said Mariia Butina should be held in jail until her trial because her life in the US has been predicated on deception, including attempts to exchange sex for political access.<p>The 29-year-old alleged Russian spy relied on a web of people for her efforts to …

Corruption

Was the Queen sending coded messages to Donald Trump via her brooches? Absolutely

<b>What fashion lessons can we learn from Trump’s visit?</b><i><br>Nancy, London</i><p>Well, none from Trump himself, other than the obvious; when meeting the Queen, it is best not to wear a suit that looks as if you found it at the bottom of a dry-cleaning pile and, for the love of God, button the jacket, man. Look at …

Donald Trump

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

The Goose tiny house can fit the whole flock

As its name implies, the Goose is based on a gooseneck trailer. It's available in 31 ft (9.4 m), 34 ft (10.3 m) and 37 ft (11.2 m)-long versions, and …

Living Rooms

New Technology Allows Ground Telescope to Take Sharper Images Than Hubble

Adaptive optics is the future of astronomy.<p>In 1610, Galileo used a telescope to discover the four largest moons of Jupiter, and for more than two hundred years the only way to get a better look at the night sky was to build a bigger telescope. In the 19th century, astronomers began hauling …

Telescopes

Meghan Markle Finds Certain Royal Rules 'Difficult to Understand,' Says Source

Meghan Markle has expertly navigated her new duchess role since joining the royal family two months ago. But between outings with the Queen and royal …

Royal Family

Google warns Android might not remain free because of EU decision

An unlikely warning<p>The EU’s decision to force Google to unbundle its Chrome and search apps from Android may have some implications for the future of Android’s free business model. In a blog post defending Google’s decision to bundle search and Chrome apps on Android, Google CEO Sundar Pichai …

Android News

This Is The Biggest Myth About Outer Space, According To A NASA Flight Controller

<i>What is the biggest myth about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p><b>What is the biggest myth about outer</b> …

Space Exploration

Here's How To Prevent Jet Lag, According To Science

It sounds a little intense, but if it cures jet lag, it just might be worth it.<p>Anyone who has ever experienced severe jet lag knows that it can …

Neuroscience

Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, facing an onslaught of bipartisan fury over his glowing remarks about Vladimir Putin, said more than 24 hours afterward that he had misspoken during his news conference with the autocratic Russian leader.<p>In one of the only times of his presidency he's …

Donald Trump

Photos of Intense Lightning Storms in Volcanic Eruptions

Francisco Negroni is a Chilean freelance photographer has spent years pointing his camera at volcanic eruptions. Over time, he has captured a series …

Geology

Thousands of scientists pledge not to help build killer AI robots

For many researchers, giving machines the decision over who lives and dies crosses a moral line.<p>Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without …

Robots

A Tiny 450-Square-Foot Cottage Is Surprisingly Bright Inside

<b>Name:</b> Shelby Sloan <b><br>Location:</b> Orlando, Florida <b><br>Size:</b> 450 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 4 years, renting<p>I'm Shelby, an artist, vintage shop owner, and …

Living Rooms

Severe Constipation Nearly Kills Australian Man

The patient’s abdomen scan showed he was suffering from a potentially life-threatening condition.<p>A man from Melbourne, Australia was close to losing …

Medicine

Here's What Jeff Bezos Prefers to Work-Life Balance and Why You Should Live By It

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and …

Jeff Bezos

Farewell Coke Zero: drink canned amid battle for sugar-phobic drinkers

Ms Austin said 3.5 million Australians had drunk Coke No Sugar since its launch and the product was helping grow the low- and no-sugar drinks …

Diabetes

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a beautiful diamond ring gifted to her by William at Wimbledon final

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the final day of Wimbledon wearing a vibrant yellow dress and a beautiful greenish-yellow quartz ring to match, which is reported to be a gift from William.<p>Kate wore the citrine ring on her right hand, and had previously been pictured wearing it at the Duke and …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

These Chinese Men Survived The Titanic — And Were Written Out Of History

"Six Chinese guys made it off the Titanic alive and 24 hours later were written out of the story."<p>On April 15, 1912, an estimated 2,224 people were …

North Atlantic