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Review: 'Michael Moore In Trumpland' Makes The Case For President Hillary Clinton

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Michael Moore's newest film chooses not to bash Donald Trump but rather defend Hillary Clinton.

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How The Mets, Despite Incredible Obstacles, Made The Playoffs -- Insights From NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Dr. Steve Corwin

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:30:00 -0400

Entering the 2016 season, the expectation for the national league champion Mets was a repeat trip to the World Series, built on a pitching staff of 5 phenoms all under the age of 27, all throwing over 95 miles per hour. Yet somehow on the road to success the Mets [...]

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Mashpi Lodge: Ecuador's Cloud Forest Retreat Extraordinaire

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:25:00 -0400

Mashpi Lodge lies right in the thick of the cloud forest.—Courtesy Mashpi Lodge The world is silent as mist swirls about in the tree canopy, and a row of ridges peeks through the cloud forest. As your gondola slowly travels for more than amile through a steady drizzle, all around you [...]

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Elvis Is Back: Presley Heads for Chart Record

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:05:00 -0400

Elvis Presley, we are still stuck on you. The late star is returning to the top as Albums King and is heading for a chart record.

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Lessons In Grit And Resilience From The Chicago Cubs

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:03:00 -0400

Lessons in resilience and grit from the Chicago Cubs

How Theo Epstein Wins (And How You Can Too)

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:25:00 -0400

How he did Theo Epstein win a World Series with the Red Sox and is on track to do it again with the Cubs, who haven’t won the World Series since 1908. What can we apply to our own careers?

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Box Office: That Boffo 'Moonlight' Debut Is Even More Impressive Than You Think

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0400

There aren't very many movies like 'Moonlight' that scored as big of a per-location-average as it just did.

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Is Your Boss More Of A Rick Or A Negan (From 'The Walking Dead')?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:59:00 -0400

The hit zombie series The Walking Dead has introduced a new nemesis: the iconic Negan and his barbed-wire covered bat "Lucille." How will he impact your office Monday morning after the latest shocking slaughter? Cartoon by Ted Rall.

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Is Selling Her Glamorous Hollywood Hills Home

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:48:00 -0400

Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler has a lot on her plate. Sigler, 35, who recently revealed she’s been living with multiple sclerosis since age 20, is also mom of 3-year-old son Beau Kyle. And now she’s selling her three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Los Angeles, CA, for $2.05 million. Jamie-Lynn has owned the [...]

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All The Things I'm Not Supposed To Say About Biodynamic Wine

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:40:00 -0400

Sometimes writing about biodynamic wines feels like a no-win proposition. Here are three southern Rhône producers that changed my mind.

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Will Travel For Food: 3 Hotels, 3 World-Renowned Chefs, 3 Dinner Series Not To Miss Around The Globe

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:15:00 -0400

From Cape Town to Florence, Wolfgang Puck to Nobu Matsuhisa, these chef-centric dinner series around the world are worth traveling for.

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World's Brainiest Cat Devises Successful Ebay Sales Strategy

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:03:00 -0400

An active eBay seller discovered that his cat's desire to pose for photos next to his items boosted business. If you don't have a cat, an adorable puppy or baby will do the trick.

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Forbes Fab 40: The World's Most Valuable Sports Brands

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:29:00 -0400

In 2016, the the most valuable brands in each of the four categories are the Super Bowl (events), Roger Federer (athletes), New York Yankees (teams) and Nike (businesses).

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Ask Larry: Will Early Spousal Reduce My Wife's Retirement Benefit?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:29:00 -0400

Today’s column examines the effects of claiming early reduced spousal benefits, benefits for singles, the feasibility of divorcing to increase benefits and filing for widow's benefits based on a previous spouse's record.

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Forbes Fab 40 2016Forbes Fab 40-The World's Most Valuable Sports BrandsForbes Fab 40-Businesses1. Nike2. ESPN3. Adidas4. Under Armour5. Sky Sports7. UFC6. MLBAM8. YES9. Reebok10. NESNForbes Fab 40-Events1. Super Bowl2. Summer Olympics3. Winter Olympics4. FIFA World Cup5. WrestleMania6. College Football Playoffs7. College Basketball Final Four8. World Series9. Daytona 50010. UEFA Champions LeagueForbes Fab 40-Athletes1. Roger Federer2. Lebron James3. Phil Mickelson4. Usain Bolt5. Tiger Woods6. Cristiano Ronaldo7. Kevin Durant8. Lionel Messi9. Rory Mcilroy10. Mahendra Singh DhoniForbes Fab 40-Teams1. New York Yankees2. Dallas Cowboys3. Los Angeles Lakers4. Real Madrid5. Barcelona6. Manchester United7. New York Knicks8. New England Patriots9. Bayern Munich10. Los Angeles Dodgers

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:29:00 -0400

The Forbes Fab 40 quantifies the value of the 10 most valuable sports brands in four cagetories: businesses, athletes, events, teams. A different methodolgy and ranking was used to rank the top 10 sports brands in each of the four categories.

Amount enterprise value of the business exceeds the average enterprise vlaue of comparable businesses.

Current brand value: $27 bil

1-year change: 3.8%

Revenue for the Nike brand rose 6%, to $32.4 billion in fiscal 2016, as the athletic apparel maker sponsored 189 medal winners at the Brazil Summer Olympics.

Current brand value: $16.5 bil

1-year change: -2.9%

ESPN lost 11 million household subscribers for the five-year period ending July, 2016.

Current brand value: $7 bil

1-year change: 12.9%

Shares of the apparel maker have more than doubled during the past year on surging revenue and profits, and a 31% increase in its brand sales in North America during the first half of 2016.

Current brand value: $5.5 bil

1-year change: 10%

Under Armour's footwear revenue jumped 64% year over year in the second quarter of 2016, to $264 million, driven by expanded running shoe offerings and the success of the Stephen Curry signature basketball line.

Current brand value: $5 bil

1-year change: 8.7%

The satellite broadcaster's revenue-per-product has slipped about 3% the past year
due to higher programming costs.

Current brand value: $2 bil

1-year change: 335%


Review: Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Is The Sorcerer Subpar

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0400

'Doctor Strange' offers some of the best visuals we've seen in a Marvel movie within the most conventional and generic story they've ever told.

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What a Luxury Hotel Should Be: The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Unusual for a Western high-luxury hotel. there's a gentle schooling in the Japanese way but also a tolerance for oafish foreigners and a Ritz-Carlton attitude that the guest is always right.

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Miners Find Massive Jade Boulder Worth $170M

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Miners recently unearthed a giant jade bolder in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Bonsai in the lobby

The hotel lobby

An alcove in the lobby

The Tempura counter at the hotel's Mizuki restaurant

The lower atrium in the lobby

A flower arrangement in the lobby

Uni sushi at the Mizuki restaurant

The tatami room in a corner suite (most rooms have Western-style beds)

A bathroom in one of the guest rooms

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The Limit Does Not Exist: Headspace

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400

If you listen to our podcast, there's a strong chance that you're a #HumanVennDiagram. And therefore, there's an equally strong chance that you might need to take a break. After all, working on multiple projects at once is no small task, and your brain gets full after a while. This week [...]

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The Top 4 Flu Treatments That Do Not Work (And 2 That Do)

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:30:00 -0400

Your local pharmacy has shelf after shelf of flu remedies. None of them cure the flu, and some of them do nothing at all, despite the claims or implied claims on the label. Here's a guide to a few of them.

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The U.S. Military's Gradual Return To Iraq [Infographic]

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

In late September, President Obama authorized sending 600 additional U.S. troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the offensive to retake the city of Mosul. After ISIS overran much of northern and western Iraq in 2014, the Pentagonrushed 300 troops to defend Baghdad. In the months since, the U.S. [...]

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Let's Go Crazy: Prince Estate Entering New Battle Over Who Will Inherit His Millions

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don't, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren't too clear? Chaos. And the Prince estate is [...]

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Middle East Leaders Give $1.2m Of Gifts To White House

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:43:00 -0400

Saudi Arabia led the gift-giving in 2015, with $988,000 of presents

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MoMA Showcases A Mexican Border Wall To Address The Refugee Crisis

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:31:00 -0400

If you want to build a wall on the Mexican border, begin with an excursion to MoMA. There you'll find several plans by the architects Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, conceiving the barrier as a xylophone or the pivot for a bi-national seesaw. Inspired by the Secure Fence Act of 2006, the plans by Rael and San Fratello are part of an exhibition examining the global refugee crisis, exploring both the root causes and potential solutions through the framework of architecture.... Essay by Jonathon Keats.

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Researchers Take First Steps Toward A Preventative Alzheimer's Pill

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:03:00 -0400

A new study points to an innovative way of potentially slowing Alzheimer's earlier in life

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Weird Food Around The World: Would You Eat Fried Grasshoppers Or Whale?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:01:00 -0400

For journalist Shane Mitchell, eating unfamiliar food has been part of her job for the last eight years as she traveled the world researching her new book.

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China's Version Of Airbnb Just Got Bigger With Newest Acquisition From Ctrip, Qunar

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:49:00 -0400

Tujia, China's version of Airbnb, acquired the homestay units of Chinese travel companies Ctrip and Qunar.

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Managing To Get 8 Hours Of Sleep A Night: A How To

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

I'm going to come straight out and admit that very often, I fail at my eight hours of sleep goal. As much as I love sleeping (and I mean, LOVE), sometimes the pull of the internet, a really good book, or a stubborn burst of late-night energy ends up being [...]

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