January 27, 2013 |
As housing prices soared, Bill McBride sensed a lie. In 2005, the retired technology executive saw signs of the bubble everywhere. He chatted up a woman at his gym who had bought a home priced at 10 times her annual income. He heard "spiky-haired" young mortgage peddlers preaching that "any equity in your home is dead money. " And he read the data: How could homeownership hit record highs as household incomes stagnated? McBride founded his finance blog, Calculated Risk, to warn the world about a looming housing market collapse.
January 2, 2013 |
A lot happened while we were ringing in the new year over the last few days. On Saturday, Kanye West announced during a concert that he and Kim Kardashian are expecting a child, and she later blogged of her joy. No marriage is pending, however, because she is still finalizing her divorce from Kris Humphries. [People] On New Year's Eve, the happy couple appeared together at a party in Las Vegas and Kim showed off her new little baby bump in a form-fitting, peekaboo, black lace Julien Macdonald evening gown.
November 30, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES My Crazy Obsession: This new episode features a woman who has more than 120 fully decorated Christmas trees, a man whose goal is to cover his property in 1 million lights, a couple with a houseful of nutcrackers and snowmen and a couple obsessed with holiday inflatables (9 p.m. TLC). SPECIALS 100 Greatest Kid Stars: The countdown continues (9 p.m. VH1)
November 26, 2012 |
Experience the music, sacred shrines and tribal ceremonies of Morocco on a 12-day tour that visits Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh. Participants meet tribal musicians and drummers playing Gnawa, Issawa and Hamadsha music, and women can take turns being the bride in a mock Gnawa wedding to learn about traditional ceremonies. Other highlights include a trip to the holy city of Moulay Idris, touring the Rif Mountains, shopping in the souks of Marrakesh and taking a guided camel caravan to dinner in a tent in the Sahara Desert.
October 28, 2012 |
Sometimes it's a subtle nudge to consider another designer. At other times, the voice is more matter of fact, explaining why a certain style doesn't pair with a venue. This Marchesa? The beading may be too much. Do you want to try Jenny Packham? Reem Acra? A beaded belt might not work with this gown. That other gown was pretty, but it was too old. This is better. Are you going to wear a veil? Maybe a hair clip instead? The advice comes to those brides-to-be who shop (and stop to listen)
October 22, 2012 |
"Magical. " "Unforgettable. " "Beautiful. " That's how Justin Timberlake, who reportedly once was a pop music star, described to People magazine his wedding to Jessica Biel on Friday at an Italian seaside resort. The bride, 30, and bridegroom, 31, partied outdoors following the nuptials, with guests including Andy Samberg and Jimmy Fallon. Also present was hip-hop producer Timbaland, who oversaw some of the tunes on Timberlake's solo disc "Justified. " These days, Timberlake's Wikipedia page describes him as an actor and businessman first and second, and a singer-songwriter third.