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The organization and coordination of the activities of a business in order to achieve defined objectives. Management is often included as a factor of production along with machines, materials, and money. the basic task of management includes both marketing and innovation. Practice of modern management originates from the 16th century study of low-efficiency and failures of certain enterprises Management consists of the interlocking functions of creating corporate policy and organizing, planning, controlling, and directing an organization's resources in order to achieve the objectives of that policy. Management involves identifying the mission, objective, procedures, rules and manipulation of the human capital of an enterprise to contribute to the success of the enterprise. This implies effective communication: an enterprise environment (as opposed to a physical or mechanical mechanism), implies human motivation and implies some sort of successful progress or system outcome. As such, management is not the manipulation of a mechanism (machine or automated program), not the herding of animals, and can occur in both a legal as well as illegal enterprise or environment. Management does not need to be seen from enterprise point of view alone, because management is an essential function to improve one's life and relationships. Management is therefore everywhere and it has a wider range of application. Based on this, management must have humans, communication, and a positive enterprise endeavor. Plans, measurements, motivational psychological tools, goals, and economic measures (profit, etc.) may or may not be necessary components for there to be management.

International Business Times

Stock Market Today: Private Prisons' Share Prices See Big Gains After Jeff Sessions Memo

For-profit prison company share prices jumped between the after-hours trading Thursday and market open on Friday, following reports Thursday evening that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had directed the Bureau of Prisons to rescind a directive from the administration of former President Barack Obama that rolled back the use of private prisons. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

How Robots Can Help: Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Track Abusive Comments On New York Times, Other Sites

Google Inc. announced Thursday its new artificial intelligence software for weeding out particularly abusive or hateful remarks from comments sections in an attempt to restrict platforms to more thoughtful debate. Posted: Thu 23rd of February, 2017

What Will Trump Do About Wall Street? CEOs Ask White House To Reconsider Financial Regulations

In a letter to President Donald Trump’s director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, a trade group chaired by executives like JP Morgan Chase & Co. chief executive Jamie Dimon and Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson asked the administration to consider or reconsider 16 federal regulations, four of which concerned finance and corporate governance. Posted: Thu 23rd of February, 2017

Jobs Update: Marijuana Industry To Create 250,000 Positions By 2020, Outpacing Manufacturing And Others

Throughout President Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House, and even after he was elected in November, he promised to create jobs — specifically, manufacturing jobs. But perhaps Trump should be looking somewhere else: the cannabis industry. Posted: Thu 23rd of February, 2017

Nissan Update 2017: CEO Carlos Ghosn Stepping Down; Hiroto Saikawa Succeeding

Carlos Ghosn plans to step aside as CEO of Nissan as of April 1 but will remain as chairman, the Japanese auto giant said in a statement. Ghosn, who has taken on increased responsibilities at Mitsubishi Motors, said his decision would allow him to “devote more time and energy to managing the strategic and operational evolution and expansion of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.” Hiroto Saikawa will succeed Ghosn as CEO. Posted: Thu 23rd of February, 2017

Best Fast Food? Burger King, Tim Hortons And Popeyes Could Soon Be One Delicious Brand

The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons fast-food chains, Restaurant Brands International, said Tuesday it will acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the company famous for its Cajun cuisine, for $1.8 billion. Restaurant Brands International will finance the transaction with cash on hand and a financing commitment from J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo. Popeyes' shareholders will receive $79 in cash per share at closing, the company said in a statement. Posted: Wed 22nd of February, 2017

Snapchat IPO Filing Will Make Evan Spiegel, Robert Murphy Billionaires

Now that Snapchat — or Snap Inc., as the parent company is now formally known — is going public, its founders Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy are in for a windfall from the valuation of the company’s stocks. Even though they have featured in lists of billionaires for some time already, it is only once the company starts to trade publicly that their money on paper translates into actual cash in the bank. Posted: Wed 22nd of February, 2017

Drone Delivery Service: UPS Successfully Tests First Residential Drone Delivery In Florida

Amazon apparently won't be the only company offering drone delivery service: The United Postal Service could follow suit. UPS announced Tuesday it had successfully tested out a drone for residential delivery, a press release said. The company worked with Workhorse Group, a manufacturing company that created both the drone and the electric UPS car used to test the flight. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Trump And Jobs: CSX Layoffs Are Latest Employment Losses Under New President

President Donald Trump may have made headlines when he saved a fraction of the jobs Carrier Corp. planned to cut in early December, but the Indianapolis-based air conditioning company hasn’t been the only firm to lay off workers in large numbers lately. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

What Is WhatsApp Status? Everything To Know About The New Feature And How It Compares To Snapchat

Posting a Facebook status, for many, has long become blasé, but the social media giant produced a solution Monday when its subsidiary WhatsApp Messenger announced that it would let users “keep [their] friends who use WhatsApp easily updated in a fun and simple way,” as WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum put it in a blog post. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Oil Prices 2017: Aramco IPO For Saudi Gas Giant Would Be Largest-Ever On New York Stock Exchange

Investors may be able to trade shares of the world’s largest oil producer on the New York Stock Exchange, in what could be the largest-ever initial public offering, as early as 2018. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Earnings Preview: Will Model S Maker Turn A Profit For The Third Time In Its History?

Tesla Inc.'s (TSLA) fourth quarter 2016 earnings, set for release Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. PST, may fall somewhat short of the excitement that followed the announcement of its second-ever positive earnings in late October, according to some analysts. Posted: Tue 21st of February, 2017

Uber Sexual Assault: Statistics On The Ride-Share Company’s Safety For Drivers And Passengers

A former Uber Technologies engineer’s blog post on sexual harassment within the ride-sharing company went viral Sunday, describing the engineering organization within the company as having “dwindling numbers of women” as a result of a culture of sexism and derogatory behavior toward women. But much of Uber’s sexual harassment and assault issues have, at least publicly, been tied to its driving service, rather than to its corporate culture. Posted: Mon 20th of February, 2017

Police Shootings And Killings Soar In 2017: Statistics In New Year On Pace To Break Records

More people have been killed by police in 2017 than at this same point in each of the last three years, according to statistics maintained in a national database tracking the deaths. Most of the killings involved police using their service weapons and shooting, including Tasers, but others were attributed to officers physically restraining suspects and using their official vehicles to kill. Posted: Mon 20th of February, 2017

How Much Will Snapchat's Stock Cost? A Timeline Leading Up To The App's Proposed $22.2 Billion Valuation

The video and photo messaging app Snapchat, which boasted 158 million daily users by the end of 2016, has set in motion plans to be more than just a way to send pictures of yourself with dog ears and flower crowns to friends. As of Thursday, investors could expect to trade $14 to $16 shares of the app’s parent company Snap Inc., which is valued at up to $22 billion, by March 1. Posted: Sat 18th of February, 2017

Warren Buffett Portfolio 2017: Billionaire Investor Adjusts Holdings, Sells Off 90% Of Wal-Mart Stake

In a sign of doubt for the financial future of the superstore, billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway dropped 89 percent of its shares in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), worth $900 million, over the fourth quarter of 2016. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

Mazda Recall 2017: Full List Of Compact Cars Affected, How To Get Refund For Faulty Seats

Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 174,000 compact cars in the U.S. over faulty seat belts, the Japanese automaker announced Wednesday. Three models — Mazda3, Mazda2 and Mazdaspeed3 — are affected in the recall. The seats in the compact cars change angles abruptly, making them difficult to drive, Mazda said in a statement. It also said that the seat height adjustment links are at risk of breaking or detaching from the seat frame, which could lead to alteration in seat angle and increase the risk of a crash. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

Is Donald Trump Racist? FBI Releases Documents In Housing Discrimination Investigation

The FBI investigated President Donald Trump’s real estate company for racial discrimination in the 1970s and Wednesday released nearly 400 pages of records documenting the two-year inquiry in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

Did Fox News Violate Securities Laws? Feds Investigating Sexual Harassment Settlements

Sexual harassment claims against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes have prompted a federal investigation of 21st Century Fox for settling those charges without telling shareholders, an attorney said Wednesday. Posted: Thu 16th of February, 2017

Why Is Free Trade Good For The Economy? 'Chicken Tax' Could Raise Price Of Trucks Imported From Mexico

If President Donald Trump were to follow through on his plans for “tweaking” the North American Free Trade Agreement, he could bump up the cost of some American pickup trucks, vans and SUVs by as much as 25 percent with the renewed imposition of a tariff known as the “Chicken Tax” on Mexico. Posted: Wed 15th of February, 2017

International Business Times

When Is Lent 2017? Everything You Need To Know About The Christian Observance

As the fun of Mardi Gras celebrations wind down, Christians around the world are gearing up for Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent. This 40-day spiritual period of solemn reflection begins on March 1 this year. Its exact date changes every year according to when Easter falls. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Cheap Flights 2017: Where And When To Book Tickets Without Spending Too Much

One of the most daunting aspects of planning a trip is facing the amount of money you have to spend on a flight. Traveling across the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean can start at $500 for a round trip and go all the way to $10,000 for a first-class ticket from New York to Paris. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Trump’s Mexico Wall: Peru's President Says He Prefers Free Movement Across Borders

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the first Latin-American leader to visit President Donald Trump at the White House, told the latter Friday that he prefers "bridges to walls" and favors the free movement of people across borders, hinting at Trump's proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico. However, Kuczynski did not comment directly on Trump's border wall proposal in a press conference following the meeting. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

War In Europe: Estonia Prepares For Russian Invasion By Building Barracks And Expanded Training Ranges For NATO Troops

Estonia is standing up to Russia by building new military barracks and expanding training ranges in preparation for a massive NATO build-up in the region. Dozens of German army tanks arrived Friday as part of the military alliance’s deployment and hundreds more are expected to arrive at the central Lithuanian military base of Rukla later this year.  Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Is Kim Jong Un Preparing For War? Satellite Images Show North Korea’s Activities In Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility

North Korea may be preparing for a new nuclear test as it continues activity at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, a website monitoring the reclusive nation said Friday, citing satellite images. The news comes amid heightened tensions over the Kim Jong Un regime's nuclear advancements and missile tests over the last few months.  The images taken Feb. 18 showed continued low-level activity at many locations within the installation, according to 38 North, a website specialized in analysis on North Korea.  Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Will Trump Start A New War With North Korea? Meeting With Kim Jong Un Regime In NYC Called Off After Missile Test

A meeting between officials from the North Korean and U.S. goverment was called off Friday after the State Department revoked visa approvals for Pyongyang’s top diplomants to Washington, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The meeting would have marked the first gathering between the two sides on U.S. soil in nearly six years and the first one under the rule of Kim Jong Un, who has threatened to start a new global war with his nuclear weapons program. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Eating Disorders: Deep Brain Stimulation Can Help Women With Anorexia Gain Weight, Study Finds

Deep brain stimulation could help health officials treat treat severe anorexia nervosa and reduce depression and anxiety, a new study released this week found. Deep brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes deep in the brain and could help drive weight gain, BBC News reported Friday. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Shark Attacks 2017: After Reunion Island Deaths, France Must Kill Sharks, World's Best Surfers Argue

Some of the world's best surfers are calling on the French government to kill sharks near Reunion Island after an eighth person was killed there in six years. Kelly Slater, an 11-time world champion, and Jeremy Flores, a surfer who grew up on the island, said French officials must do more to curb attacks from aggressive bull sharks, the Guardian reported Friday. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State, Daesh: What's The Difference? President Trump Won't Call Extremist Group 'ISIL' Like Obama Did

The Islamic State group will be called ISIS under President Donald Trump's administration, rejecting former President Barack Obama's preference for referring to the militants as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a Feb. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Israel News: Human Rights Advocate Denied Visa After UN Condemns Israeli Soldier's Sentence For Palestinian Execution

Israel has denied a work permit for a Human Rights Watch director, accusing the group of spreading pro-Palestine propaganda, Reuters reported Friday. The news came the same day the U.N. condemned Israel for issuing a "lenient" sentence given to an Israeli soldier found guilty of executing a suspected Palestinian attacker who was wounded. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Saudi Arabia News: Foreigners Leaving Country Over Low Oil Prices And High Taxes

Foreigners have begun an exodus from Saudi Arabia as the oil-rich kingdom imposed higher taxes and issued less international work visas in order to counter low energy prices and a slowing economy, Agence France-Presse reported Friday. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

US-Japan Defense Relations: Japanese Want Marines Off Okinawa, But Will It Stop North Korea, China?

A Japanese think tank released a study that showed the United States military could depart the island of Okinawa and still maintain its stronghold or presence in Asia and the Pacific as the two countries jostle over the movement of a base and building of a runway, American military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported earlier this week.  Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Nuclear News: Does The US Have The Most Nukes? Trump Wants Top Spot Among Countries With Weapons Of Mass Destruction

President Donald Trump revealed Thursday that he wanted to expand the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal as the U.S. did not possess the largest stockpile in the world. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

What Is Xenophobia? South Africa March Violence: Anti-Immigration Protest Over Foreigners Is About Crime, Unemployment

A demonstration against immigrants and foreign-born people living in South Africa turned violent as police greeted the protest with riot control tactics Friday, according to multiple reports. More than 100 people were arrested, the South African government announced in a tweet. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

What's Happening In Syria? Iraq Bombs ISIS In Revenge For Baghdad Suicide Blasts Across The Border

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Friday he had ordered the country's air force to strike positions held by the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, in neighboring Syria for the first time ever, as Baghdad reeled from a series of deadly suicide car bombs coordinated by the militant organization. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Jewish In France: Anti-Semitic Attack Saws Mans Finger Off As Attackers Yell ‘Dirty Jews, You’re Going To Die’

Two Jewish brothers were beaten, with one having his finger sawed off, in an alleged attack by two men in a suburb of Paris Tuesday. One of the attackers shouted “dirty Jews, you’re going to die” at the victims, who were wearing kippahs at the time of the incident in the commune of Bondy, in the northeastern suburbs of France’s capital. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

North Korea War? China Tells Trump To Deal With Kim Jong Un's Weapons, Missiles

China has thumbed its nose at President Donald Trump once again. Beijing insisted Friday that North Korea’s nuclear proliferation and missile defense programs were a problem between Washington and the totalitarian of Kim Jong Un after Trump insisted China could squash the issue “easily,” Reuters reported. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Can Spiders Kill You? Boy Survives Poisonous Bite After Taking Record Breaking 12 Vials Of Anti-Venom

Those with arachnophobia, beware: It might take quite a few vials of anti-venom if you ever get bitten by a certain deadly spider. Ten-year-old Matthew Mitchell from Australia was bitten Monday night by a funnel-web spider – one of the deadliest in the world – and luckily survived after taking 12 vials of anti-venom. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

NASA Recovers Antarctica Gamma-Ray Telescope, Used To Study Solar Flares, After A Year

A NASA-funded program to study solar flares sent up a telescope in the sky over Antarctica on Jan. 19, 2016. The gamma-ray telescope was tethered to a helium-filled balloon which floated 24 miles above Earth’s surface for 12 days, using the spiraling polar vortex, before it was cut down, and it had been sitting on the icy plains since. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

What’s Powering MAMMOTH-1? Glowing Nebula In The Heart Of Ancient Galaxy Protocluster Baffles Astronomers

Nearly 10 billion light-years from Earth lies a structure that has left astronomers baffled. The blob of gas, named MAMMOTH-1, is glowing brightly, even though there is no discernable source illuminating it. MAMMOTH-1 is a nebula that lies in an overdense protocluster of ancient galaxies. It belongs to a class of objects known as enormous Lyman-alpha nebulae (ELAN), which shine brightly in the Lyman-alpha line associated with hydrogen gas that has been heated up by the ultraviolet emissions of newly-formed stars.  Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

International Business Times

When Do Tax Refunds Come In 2017? Schedules for IRS Payments And The Quickest Way To Get Your Money

The day has arrived: Americans can begin to expect the arrival of their Internal Revenue Service refunds, millions of which the federal tax agency held onto until Wednesday, thanks to a 2015 law intended to curb fraud. Posted: Wed 15th of February, 2017

When Should I Write My Will? Study Says Nearly 3 In 5 Americans Don’t Have An Estate Plan

Death isn’t a fun subject, and, evidently, the majority of Americans aren’t too inclined to plan on who will receive what when the time comes, a study released Monday found. Posted: Tue 7th of February, 2017

Donald Trump Jobs: President's Corporate Tax Reforms May Be Great For M&A But Terrible For Creating Employment Opportunities

An original version of this article appeared in the Motley Fool. Posted: Wed 25th of January, 2017

Millennials And Money: How Fintech Will Help Lower The Risks In A Cashless Society [Opinion]

Millennials, it turns out, are quite good at making predictions. Posted: Mon 23rd of January, 2017

How Much Does It Cost To Raise A Child? Millennials Don't Want To Have Kids Because Of College Expenses, Career Impact

The Department of Agriculture estimated in a January report that the first year of a child's life costs middle-income parents $12,680. Millennials, however, appear to think the price tag is much larger. Posted: Thu 19th of January, 2017

Smart Financial Moves For Retirement: 67% Of Americans Are Missing Out On This Valuable Retirement Savings Opportunity

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. We all know we're supposed to be saving for retirement, but a frightening number of Americans are falling short in that regard. It's estimated that 41% of workers don't have the option to participate in an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan. But even if you don't have access to a 401(k), you can still sock away a fair chunk of money for retirement by opening an IRA. Posted: Mon 16th of January, 2017

How Much Should You Save Each Year? Study Finds Millennials Are More Likely To Have A Rainy Day Fund

Painting millennials as far more financially healthy than stereotypes would suggest, a new study from the consumer financial information site Bankrate released Thursday indicated that young people were far more likely to have a rainy day fund to rely on in case of an emergency, such as an unexpected hospital visit or car repair. Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Money Tips For Young People: 5 Ways To Save Your First $1,000 Dollars

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. If you've yet to save your first $1,000, take comfort in the fact that you're in good company. An estimated 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in a savings account, and 34% have absolutely no savings at all. Whether your lack of savings stems from too many bills or not enough self control, here are five tips to help you finally hit that goal. 1. Create a budget Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

Which Credit Card Should You Get? Experts Say Cash Back Is Usually Best As Interest Rates, Defaults And Debt Rise

With so many options, picking the right credit card can be an intimidating endeavor for new borrowers. Such a decision is especially daunting in a world where mounting credit card debt continues to balloon, despite Americans' apparent optimism about their finances.  Posted: Thu 12th of January, 2017

What Affects Your Credit Score? 5 Factors That Don't Hurt Or Help Your Credit

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Whether you realize it or not, your credit report and credit score can have a big impact in your life. Most consumers are fully aware that their credit score and credit report have a lot to do with whether or not they can get a mortgage loan, a new line of credit, and an attractive interest rate. However, there are other influences your credit score or credit report have that go beyond just your ability to get a loan. Posted: Tue 10th of January, 2017

Personal Finance 2017: 4 Smart Money Moves To Make In The New Yea To Raise Personal Net Worth

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. It's estimated that just 8% of Americans actually succeed in keeping their New Year's resolutions. If you really want 2017 to be the year you get on top of your finances, here are four promises you can't afford to give up on. 1. Get out of debt Posted: Mon 9th of January, 2017

Paying For College Or Retirement More Important? Breaking Down Financial Fears And How To Overcome Them

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Many parents worry about paying for college, but apparently, it really keeps some folks up at night. Gallup conducted interviews between 2001 and 2015 asking participants to rank their chief financial fears, and then divided that data into different subgroups. While retirement was the primary worry among most subgroups, for parents of children younger than 18, paying for college topped their lists of financial concerns. Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

Personal Finance: 3 Smart Money Moves People Should Consider Making In 2017

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. According to research from the University of Scranton, 45% of Americans make New Year's resolutions, but just 8% of resolutions turn out to be successful. However, we'd like 2017 to be different for you by helping you resolve to get your financial house in order. Here are three smart money moves you can make in 2017, along with some tips to help you succeed. 1. Get rid of credit card debt Posted: Fri 6th of January, 2017

How To Travel For Cheap: 7 Ideas For Going On An Affordable Vacation

The warmth and cheer of the holidays have departed, leaving much of the U.S. with at least three more months of face-numbing winter. But vacations to warmer destinations don’t need to be exclusively reserved for the significantly well-off. Read on for seven ways to travel without having to live on ramen noodles for a month. Posted: Wed 4th of January, 2017

How To Look For A New Job In 2017: 5 Tips Applicants Can Use To Take Advantage Of A Hire-Friendly Market

More than 40 percent of Americans were either looking for a job or planning on finding one in the new year, according to a recent study by the New York-based corporate training firm Dale Carnegie Training. Some were likely counting a new job as a key New Year’s resolution. Posted: Sat 31st of December, 2016

Will House Prices Go Down In 2017? 5 Trends To Watch, As Interest Rates Rise And Millennials Move Out

With mortgage rates and home prices rising, the housing market has become more hostile to home buyers in 2016. But in the next year, major factors that influence the housing market stand to change both for the better and the worse. Read on for what people looking to settle down into a new home can expect in 2017. Mortgage rates will soar. Posted: Fri 30th of December, 2016

Financial Advice For People In Their 20s: 5 Important Tips For Investing, Saving, Getting Out Of Debt For Millennials To Think About

This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool. Many 20-somethings don't think about retirement, partly because it's so far away, and partly because they have so many other expenses to contend with (think raging student debt). But ignoring your retirement savings in your 20s means missing out on key opportunities to grow your nest egg into something huge. If your goal is to eventually retire on time and maintain a reasonably comfortable lifestyle, here's what you need to do in order to get there. 1. Save for emergencies Posted: Thu 29th of December, 2016

How To Make More Money In 2017: 11 Tips For Taking Advantage Of The Modern Economy Next Year

The new year is fast approaching, and many have their wallets in mind as they make their resolutions for 2017, whether that means shrinking their student debt, building up a solid financial cushion in case of hard times or simply having more to splurge on plane tickets, concerts and other fun, big-ticket items. Whatever the reason, Americans looking to make more money in 2017 have a wide variety of options at their fingertips, thanks to the fast-growing ecommerce sect Posted: Thu 29th of December, 2016

Why These 10 Money-Management Apps Are Good For Millennials’ Fintech Future [Opinion]

When it comes to money management, millennials are the black sheep of the financial family. Posted: Mon 19th of December, 2016

Buying A Home Tax Benefits: Deductions For Mortgage Interest, Property Tax, PMI, Home Office And More For 2016

Buying a home is a big undertaking, but your new home purchase might help you enjoy a world of tax breaks. If you're a new homeowner, you should know that there are several tax deductions available, some of which can put a fair amount of money back in your pocket. Here are a few tax benefits of homeownership that can really add up. Posted: Thu 15th of December, 2016

International Business Times

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017 Live Stream: Time, Channel And Where To Watch Online And On TV

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are this Saturday and while many won’t be able to attend the event, you can still watch on television or stream it online.  The Spirit Awards will air live on TV on IFC and can also be live streamed on the Sundance Now website and app on Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. PST. Following the live airing, an archived version of the awards will be made available to Sundance Now members. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

How To Throw An Oscar Party: Celebrate The 2017 Academy Awards With These DIY Ideas

Unfortunately for those of us who are not Hollywood superstars, attending the Oscars is more than likely not an option. However, just because you can’t hit the red carpet and sit amongst the stars doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the 2017 show in style. The 89th Academy Award ceremony is a memorable time for those in attendance, why not make your night one to remember by throwing the ultimate Oscars party? From decorations to tasty bites, check out what you need to throw the ultimate Hollywood bash from the comfort of your home on Sunday night. Décor Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Netflix Movies 2017: 25 Oscar Winning Films To Stream Now Before The 89th Academy Awards

Hollywood’s biggest night is right around the corner and to get prepared, we’ve compiled a list of 25 Oscar-winning films you can stream right now on Netflix. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Oscar Party Food Ideas: Best Picture Themed Snacks For Your 2017 Academy Awards Bash

No Oscar party is complete without snacks. Liven up your viewing party with snacks themed to the best picture nominees. These are all pretty easy to make, and links to professional recipes are included for anything that's more than a couple steps. If you’re hosting a big Academy Awards viewing party, you could make all of the snacks! Those with smaller gatherings can pick and choose treats based on their favorite Oscar nominated films. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Oscars 2017: Printable Ballot, Full Nominees List For 89th Academy Awards Sunday

Stars, golden statuettes and Hollywood’s biggest power players were set to assemble for the 89th annual Academy Awards Sunday night at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Luckily, there’s a very simple way to keep track of all the winners and losers during the film industry’s biggest night of the year. We’ve put together a simple and easy ballot to follow for every viewer and moviegoer to play prediction games at home with our official Oscars ballot. You can download it below and print it to make predictions and tally the evening’s top winners. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

'Flip Or Flop' Stars Christina El Moussa And Tarek Reconciling? Tarek Hints At Possibility After Ex Splits With Gary Anderson

Just days after "Flip or Flop" star Christina El Moussa announced her split from her new boyfriend Gary Anderson, the former's estranged husband Tarek El Moussa hinted at a possible reconciliation. While addressing Christina's breakup during an interview Friday with Entertainment Tonight, Tarek said that despite the two not sharing details about their personal lives they are still "great friends." Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

‘Elementary’ Season 5 Spoilers: Episode 15 Synopsis Reveals Kitty’s Reason For Reuniting With Sherlock And Watson

What brings Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) back to the Brownstone? Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

‘The Flash,’ ‘Supergirl’ Musical Crossover Spoilers: Why Alex Won’t Appear In ‘Duet’ Episode

Chyler Leigh’s Alex won’t be appearing in the second episode of the highly anticipated musical crossover between “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” But executive producer Andrew Kreisberg made it clear that the decision to not bring Alex to Central City for the second installment of the two-night event doesn’t have something to do with actress’ singing abilities. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Julian Assange Dating Pamela Anderson? Ex-'Playboy' Model's Meeting With WikiLeaks Founder Sparks Rumors

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Pamela Anderson recently spoke out about their close relationship amid rumors that the two have been dating. Speculation about the duo's romantic affair made the rounds after reports claimed the former "Playboy" model visited Assange at least four times at London's Ecuador embassy, where he has been living for four years. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Season 2 Spoilers: Caity Lotz Reveals Whether Sara Will Let Rip Become Captain Again

Sara (Caity Lotz) and the rest of the team try to get the good Rip (Arthur Darvill) back in Season 2, episode 13 of “Legends of Tomorrow.” But will Sara let Rip become the captain again after everything that has happened to him? Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Beyoncé’s Coachella Cancellation Causing Outrage, Fans Demanding Refund? Jay Z, Lady Gaga Top Choices For Possible Replacement

Uh-oh! Several fans took to social media to express their disappointment over the canceled Coachella performance of Beyoncé, who is currently pregnant with twins. Based on the reports, the 35-year-old canceled her upcoming appearance at the annual music festival due to her doctor’s orders. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

‘Supergirl’ Season 2 Spoilers: Jeremy Jordan Teases What’s Next For Winn And Lyra’s Relationship

While it seems that Winn (Jeremy Jordan) has found his perfect match in Lyra (Tamzin Merchant), DEO’s IT whiz still has a lot of things to learn about his new alien lover. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Amal Clooney Flaunts Baby Bump At 42nd Cesar Awards In Paris; George Clooney Expects A Parenthood Adventure

Following the confirmation of Amal Clooney’s pregnancy earlier this month, fans have been excited to see George Clooney’s 39-year-old wife sporting a baby bump. Fortunately, they won’t be waiting much longer as Amal and her burgeoning baby bump made their debut at the red carpet of the 42nd Cesar Awards in Paris on Friday. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

Did Justin Bieber Pee His Pants? Suspicious Stain Spotted On Singer’s $690 Trousers [PHOTOS]

Did Justin Bieber really pee his pants? The online world was recently running abuzz with speculations after photos emerged showing Bieber walking around Los Angeles with a wet stain on his pants. Many jumped to conclusion that the 22-year-old singer wet his pants. Posted: Sat 25th of February, 2017

‘Teen Mom 2’ Stars Javi Marroquin, Chelsea Houska React To Kailyn Lowry’s Pregnancy Bombshell

Kailyn Lowry is pregnant again and the reactions to her surprising news have been mixed. The “Teen Mom 2” star made the official announcement on her blog before sharing a sonogram photo and thanking fans for the “support and love.” Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Cream White’: Is This The Latest Release From Kanye West’s Adidas Line? Check Out Leaked Photos

Yeezy Season is in full swing! Kanye West and Adidas announced the release of two Yeezy Boost 350 V2 colorways in February and it looks like another is on the way this spring. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Ring Of Honor Champion Adam Cole Talks Defending His Title, Bullet Club, Dream WWE Match & More

The landscape of professional wrestling has seen a significant change in the last few years. There is greater opportunity for performers to become stars outside of WWE, and few have had more success doing so than Adam Cole. At just 27 years old, Cole is already making history. He’s set a record with three reigns as the Ring of Honor World Champion, and he has his eyes set on even more, also wrestling for New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Why Did Nick Viall Eliminate Rachel L. From ‘The Bachelor’? Future ‘Bachelorette’ Sounds Off Ahead Of Episode 9

Rachel L. is still in the running for Nick Viall’s heart on Season 21 of “The Bachelor,” but viewers learned on Feb. 13 that she won’t be the winner. As shocked as fans of the ABC series were, no one was more in disbelief than the Dallas native herself. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

Kailyn Lowry Pregnant: ‘Teen Mom 2’ Star Feared Miscarriage With Baby No. 3, Refuses To Identify Dad

Following continuous speculation, “Teen Mom 2” star Kailyn Lowry has confirmed that she is pregnant with her third child. However, it turns out that the MTV star was keeping her pregnancy a secret out of fear that she would have another miscarriage. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 24 Cast Rumors: Simone Biles, Mr. T And More Rumored Contestants Ahead Of Premiere

“Dancing With the Stars” is returning for another season in just a few weeks. While no official announcement has been made about the Season 24 cast, rumors are swirling about which stars may appear on the ABC competition series. Rumors have already begun circulating about which celebrities will be taking to the ballroom to learn to dance alongside the pro cast. On Thursday, ET Online reported that Olympic gymnast Simone Biles — a close friend of Season 23 winner Laurie Hernandez — would be competing in Season 24. The publication also reported that Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, had joined the cast. A source close to “DWTS” production said Mr. T was eyed for the show for many years, but had not agreed to participate until now. Biles and Mr. T are not the only ones thought to be giving dancing a try Rumors have also been circulating that Nick Viall — who is currently giving love a fourth shot on Season 21 of “The Bachelor” — is joining “DWTS” too. Huffington Post reached out to ABC for comment only to be told that the network does “not confirm or comment on casting rumors.” Check out every celebrity rumored to be appearing in Season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars” above and be sure to tune in to ABC for the premiere on March 20 at 8 p.m. EST. Posted: Fri 24th of February, 2017