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Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded shareholders

The motorcycle maker in January told Kansas City workers it would close a plant there. Days later, it announced a nearly $700 million stock buyback plan.<p>In September 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan traveled to a Harley-Davidson plant in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to tout the Republican tax bill, …

Kansas City

I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

European Travel

The HydraFacial Phenomenon: Why Everyone Is Obsessed With This In-Office Treatment

Somewhere in the world, a HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds. Don't even try to do the math: This essentially amounts to 2 million treatments given globally last year alone. That's more than the total number of Botox injections administered in the U.S. in 2017.<p>This is a facial, people. A …

Skin Care

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

Books

history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1799 - Palestine Remix

Our timeline spans more than two centuries to explain the dramatic chain of events that led to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Further explore pivotal years in depth through our films.<p>SELECT A SPECIFIC ERA:<p>1799 – 1946<p>The British Mandate for Palestine, from 1917 to 1948, laid the …

Israel

Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP

If you use PGP or S/MIME for email encryption you should immediately disable it in your email client. Researchers have discovered a critical …

Information Security

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

10 Best Little Beach Towns To Visit in Fall

1 of 10<p>Half Moon Bay, California<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Hilton Head Island, South Carolina<p>3 of 10<p>Cape May, New Jersey<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Fennville, …

New Jersey

Meatless Mains for Weeknight Meals

Meatless doesn't have to mean it isn't full of flavor.<p>If you want to incorporate meatless meals into your weeknight supper rotation, take a look at …

Cooking

Nine Great Wellness Spas in the U.S. and Mexico

While there are many spas, just a select group are dedicated to helping you renew, relax and reconnect with what you really want from life. …

Budget Travel

Is this the ultimate cruise for classical music lovers?

When I was at school I signed up for evening classes to learn about the theory of music. I managed two lessons before giving up – which may explain why I felt a little anxious about my first ever musical river cruise along the Danube and in particular the lecture I was about to attend on classical …

Piano

7 Foundations Makeup Artists Swear By For Under $20

There’s no one we trust more with beauty recommendations than makeup artists. The professionals <i>always</i> know best! If you’re looking to find new …

Makeup

10 magical European opera festivals to visit this summer

Europe bursts into song in summer. Here's where to find sublime voices in magical settings.<p>1. Handel and Debussy in Glyndebourne<p>You could argue it’s all about the long interval, the champagne, the picnics and the stroll around the lake, but it wouldn’t be the same without the opera. After 84 years, …

European Travel

Uninspired basement reborn as a chic and light-filled bistro

A poorly lit basement space has undergone a tremendous transformation at the hands of Italian design firm Studio DiDeA. Now home to Palermo’s trendy …

Bistros

Hundred-year-old worker’s cottage transformed into a light-filled eco home

When Altereco Design was approached to overhaul a hundred-year-old worker’s cottage in Melbourne, the clients asked that the renovation leave as …

Design

The New Minimalist Bathroom Design

During the Milan Design Week 2018, international salon of the bathroom unveils the latest bathroom innovations. Including a minimalist collection, …

Minimalism

Are You Creditworthy? The Algorithm Will Decide.

Whether we ought to have faith in algorithmic credit scoring is hard to answer, given the impenetrability of machine learning.<p>Money2020, the largest …

Machine Learning

4 Meatless Monday Recipes Perfect for Dining Outdoors

It’s finally time to go all-out with spring cooking. We’re talking about grocery baskets with asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms, spring onions, …

Healthy Eating

The Man in Seat 61’s favourite rail journeys

The train travel expert chooses his top five rides around the world • The Guardian’s best train trips worldwide<p><b>The Bernina Express</b><p>From Chur in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy, the Bernina Express is a narrow-gauge train that climbs to one of the highest points on the European rail network, crossing …

Trains

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

Some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choose brilliant and great value routes • Top rail trips from the Man in Seat 61<p><b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of …

Trains

How to Develop a Balanced Scorecard as a Performance Management Tool

You Can Personalize a Balance Scorecard to Help You Achieve Your Goals<p>Updated May 04, 2018<p>When you become hyper-focused on one aspect of your job, …

Management

Meticulous planning results in magical Tiburon estate

Paden Prichard knows Tiburon’s 233 Round Hill Road as well as anyone. After all, the Marin County-based designer has led multiple remodeling and expansion efforts at the serene estate framing views of Sausalito, Richardson Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.<p>“I’ve had other projects where I’ve worked on …

Dining Rooms

'Never Ask for Permission': Alexander Payne’s Seven-Step Filmmaking Crash Course

Alexander Payne stopped by Tribeca to reveal the highs (and lows) of running a film set. <i>Election</i>, <i>About Schmidt</i>, <i>Sideways</i>, <i>The Descendants</i>, …

Marlon Brando

These 50 Keto Recipes Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn't Start Your Diet Sooner

By now you've probably heard all about the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. Transitioning to a full-time keto diet may be difficult for the first few weeks as your body becomes acclimated to using fat instead of glucose as its main energy source. We know transitioning to any diet can be …

Healthy Eating

The Health Savings Account (HSA) explainer you never knew you needed

It’s open-enrollment season in the US, which means millions of Americans are right now asking themselves the same question: What is an HSA? And should I get one?<p>Choosing a health care plan is one of the most complex decisions we make each year, and whether to open a health-dedicated savings …

Health Care

Competing Visions of Islam Will Shape Europe in the 21st Century

Akbar Ahmed’s new book deals with how migration is reshaping the continent, and whether leaders can cope.<p>Akbar Ahmed was born a subject of the British Raj. He devoted his career to building a modern Pakistani state, accepting some of his government’s most dangerous jobs, including political …

Religion

13 New Books Worth Spending Your Tax Return On

Books

This Singapore Startup Is Demonstrating Blockchain's Potential In The Creative Industry

Blockchain technology has been disrupting the financial industry ever since its introduction to the public in 2008, when Satoshi Nakamoto released his whitepaper.<p>While many people initially treated Bitcoin and blockchain synonymously, entrepreneurs and innovators have taken bold steps to take …

Blockchain

Cathay Pacific Business Class Award Space Wide Open to and from Asia

One of the big mistakes people make booking awards is to assume that when you want to travel you go to your frequent flyer program’s website and …

American Airlines

How To Find The Next Ripple, Ethereum, Monero And EOS -- Try The Kimchi Premium

Finding the next coin that will make investors rich in a matter of months, weeks, even days is the new gold rush, especially in Asia, where cryptocurrencies have been popular these days.<p>But how do you find this lucky coin? Follow the buzz, measured by the premium between the price of different …

Cryptocurrency