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Most affordable places to retire abroad in

Most affordable places to retire abroad in

When deciding on the best place to retire, stretching your retirement savings is a major factor. Kathleen Peddicord, author and publisher of Live and Invest Overseas, has created an overseas retirement index that identified 21 of the world’s best places to enjoy retirement based on 12 categories that include, in addition to cost of living, climate, English spoken, entertainment, environmental ... Read More »

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ trailer debuts (VIDEO)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

There’s a big possibility that you’ll want to skip watching the first trailer for The Dawn of The Planet of the Apes movie if you’ve not seen the first Planet of The Apes film with “Rise” in the title. This first full paragraph will be your warning: spoilers are not included for this new movie, but if you’ve not seen ... Read More »

ABC to judge: Throw out ‘pink slime’ lawsuit (VIDEO)

ABC to judge: Throw out 'pink slime' lawsuit

It’s the beginning of what could be a lengthy court battle between Dakota Dunes–based Beef Products, Inc. and ABC News. BPI is suing ABC and others in a defamation lawsuit worth $1.2 billion dollars. But ABC is asking for the case to be thrown out. After nearly four hours of arguments on Tuesday afternoon, the owners of Beef Product, Incorporated ... Read More »

Paula Jones Undergoes Plastic Surgery

Paula Jones Undergoes Plastic Surgery

Paula Jones’ profile is dwindling. The woman who sued President Clinton for sexual harassment underwent rhinoplasty at the Park Avenue office of plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Loeb, two New York newspapers reported Sunday. The new nose is the latest incarnation for Jones, who appeared with a new hairstyle and wardrobe on Jan. 17 at Clinton’s deposition in her now-dismissed lawsuit. ... Read More »

Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day: study says

Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day

That healthy foods cost more has become conventional wisdom, but a new study is the most thorough yet in calculating how much more: about a dollar and a half. “Before now, we’ve seen studies looking at prices of one or a few foods or diets, in one city and from one store,” said Mayuree Rao. “And the results have been ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface 2 Is a Slow-Boiling Hit

Microsoft Surface 2 Is a Slow-Boiling Hit

Microsoft pulls latest Surface Pro 2 update following user complaints Microsoft has some trouble on its hands with the latest Surface Pro 2 firmware update. The company has abruptly pulled the update after reports of failed installations (and battery issues in instances where the update was successful). Microsoft originally pushed out the new firmware as part of its December package ... Read More »

Investing ideas for 2014 : 3 money-making investment

Investing ideas for 2014

After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014? If the Federal Reserve’s semi-surprise move to taper its support for the U.S. economy is any indication, you can expect more of the unexpected. “2014 is going to feel a lot like 2004 and 1994 when the [U.S.] economy surprised to ... Read More »

Barack Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Clinton

Barack Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Clinton

A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who’s a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The 42nd president, Bill Clinton, joined Chicago Cubs hall of famer Ernie Banks, singer Loretta Lynn, media mogul and talk ... Read More »

Ear acupuncture could help lose weight, Study

Ear acupuncture could help lose weight, Study

The key to shedding those holiday pounds may be in your ear, according to a small new study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine. Researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea found that acupuncture performed on five specific points on the outer ear was effective at helping patients lower their BMI, more so than acupuncture done on a ... Read More »