25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 23, 2017

… you have cash on-hand youll be tempted to spend it. The thing is if you only have $45 in your pocket, you cant spend more than that. However, if youre carrying plastic or a digital wallet downloaded onto your phone, you may be tempted to spend money on stuff that you dont really need. In the end, cash may be the better option to keep you financially disciplined. 19. Not automating your savings Dedicating a percentage of your paycheck to your savings is a given. However, what happens when you …


Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …


20 cherry blossom items to indulge in if you’re ready for spring

April 17, 2017

… luxurious, creamy mouth feel and a subtle, compelling sweetness to its flavour profile.” Price: $35.46 14. Bath set Image: bath & body works The only way to truly immense yourself in cherry blossoms, however, is to bathe in cherry blossom. Luckily, Bath & Body Works has you covered there with many cherry blossom-scented bath products including lotion, hand soap, body wash, and anything else you usually use when bathing. Price: $20 15. Cherry blossom stickers Image: …


Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… cap. So you’re taking away the catastrophic element and I think then the avoidance industry would find things much tougher.” Removal of the fear of the financial catastrophe would also reduce the moral dilemma care fees now pose for people like Susan Steer. “I’m torn about what I feel,” she says. “I don’t like the rule about having to sell to pay for care home fees. On the other hand, I’ve got socialist views so it sounds ludicrous, but it’s …


Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

(CNN)As Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, descended into Baghdad on Monday, the highest-profile passenger aboard his military aircraft was neither a seasoned Iraq hand nor even someone who’d visited the country before. It was Jared Kushner, the 36-year-old commercial real estate magnate, whose marriage to President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter has thrust the otherwise inexperienced diplomat into the center of US foreign relations — and …


Lots of people applied to work at this very fake smart home startup

April 2, 2017

This April Fools’ Day, one joke long in the making about Silicon Valley got kind of out of hand. An Indiegogo campaign for “Hub: the ultimate IOT smart device” got the attention of students at Yale University so much so that some applied to work at the burgeoning campus startup. But the entire project was a joke, meant to mock smart home devices like Alexa and Google Home, along with the rest of the ever-proliferating internet of things. SEE ALSO: Edward Snowden explains …


The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… wavered. The US mostly embraced Putin at the beginning of his reign. In the post-Soviet scramble, he appeared to leaders anxious over global stability (and all those nukes) like a steady hand. Cunning perhaps, but a pragmatist. Someone you could work with. But the relationship soured. Various attempted “resets” failed and, by 2011, Putin was accusing the US of ginning up domestic protests against his government. Putin reportedly blamed the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. …


A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… Meichan. A 20-year-old student from the town of Ormskirk, near Liverpool, he stands with four friends, his phone in hand. Meichan, along with 15 others, has just left the Houses of Parliament, a stop on his college trip’s itinerary. Now he’s searching for his missing friends. “[It] sounded like a car backfiring,” he says of the bloody end to the attack. “Police began shouting and they started cordoning off the area.” As he speaks, the words seem to tumble …