By Spencer Tierney Today’s best rates for savings accounts and certificates of deposit are a far cry from last year’s rates of 2%. And rates across most banks will likely keep dropping. “It will be increasingly uncommon to find institutions that are willing to pay 1%” on a savings account, […]

Last week, a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailed how the son of a major presidential candidate, who has an extensive history of shady foreign business dealings, received a $3.5-million wire transfer from the wife of a Russian politician. The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and most major media […]

In today’s job market, being able to adapt to changes in the work environment and develop transferable skills can help you weather a difficult period. Photo: Getty For years, we’ve used the idiom “jack of all trades, master of none” as a negative. Picking a specific skill and learning to […]

If you follow the news on TV or online, the world can look like a pretty grim place. And, of course, in some ways it is. But buried in the daily deluge of disasters and destruction, there are some pieces of good news, too. And some of them, despite their comparative lack of […]

GENEVA — The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization is hailing “good news” in results shown by two COVID-19 vaccine candidates in early trials, but warns “there’s a long way to go.” “We now need to move into larger-scale real-world trials,” Dr. Michael Ryan told reporters at a […]

Change can be scary, but it can also be good — particularly if you plan ahead. As vaccines find their way into more arms and the number of COVID-19 cases decreases in some areas of the country, it’s natural to wonder what the world will look like once the coronavirus […]

Last month, a “Saturday Night Live” sketch highlighted a very relatable pastime: scrolling through home listings on Zillow. The digital short presented a sultry commercial in which adults in their 30s get turned on while looking at houses they could buy. “I’d never live in North Carolina, but if I […]

A Cape Cod-based host was tidying up, post-rental, when he removed a plastic tablecloth — left behind by his guests — from the dining room table. Underneath it was a giant black scorch mark where a guest had clearly put a hot pan directly onto the wood table. Happily, the […]

Erotic fiction gets a bad reputation, and it’s frankly unfair. Just because a work of literature can be a sexual turn-on does not inherently make it less than. Even “smutty” shouldn’t have such a negative connotation. Don’t let the bad eggs like Fifty Shades of Grey, despite its rampant popularity, […]