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5 things that prove rich people are cheap

<CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="" src="http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2016/01/20/Photos/ZH/MW-ED693_walmar_20160120201211_ZH.jpg?uuid=00189330-bfdc-11e5-8072-0015c588e0f6" width=880 height=495></CENTER> <P>he rich may be getting richer — but that doesn’t mean they’re living the high life.</P> <P>In 2014, the share of total U.S. income held by the rich and upper middle class in America hit 63%, compared with just 30% in 1979, according to a report released in June by the social and economic policy firm the Urban Institute</P> <P>And when you just look at the rich, the data shows a similar pattern: The share of the total U.S. income held by upper income households hit 49% in 2014, up from just 29% in 1970, according to data fro...

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Detroit Red Wings expect deal with Danny DeKeyser this week

<CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres" src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0d70de1f89d7e453e4c5156cfc5973c35532f38d/c=893-144-2354-1243&amp;r=x404&amp;c=534x401/local/-/media/2016/07/25/DetroitFreePress/DetroitFreePress/636050651357150738-SMG-20160122-ajw-al9-03.jpg" width=534 height=401></CENTER> <P>The Detroit Red Wings are working on locking up defenseman Danny DeKeyser.</P> <P>DeKeyser is a restricted free agent who filed for arbitration, but general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that he anticipates a deal getting done before Thursday's hearing.</P> <P>Holland did have a flight scheduled Monday evening to Toronto, because the team is likely to go to arbitration with goaltende...

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Dunlap: The Pirates’ Best Move Is Probably No Move

<CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="(Photo Credit: KDKA)" src="https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/pncpark_opening-day.jpg?w=640&amp;h=360&amp;crop=1" width=155 height=30></CENTER> <P>Really, it is. It’s OK — in this instance — to stand and watch many around you do something while you just stand idly by.</P> <P>Such is the case with the 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates as baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline approaches August 1.Are they sellers?</P> <P>Are they buyers?</P> <P>Are they mired somewhere in between, in some abyss of indecision or, more to the point, some unidentifiable portion of the buyer/seller vortex?</P> <P>All fair questions and ones that general manager Neal Huntington was hi...

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Dressing for red carpet challenges some stars

<CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="Melissa McCarthy" src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/38dfb8f8df572bbebda8668f7f7ecd906ffab00d/c=0-0-2201-2934&amp;r=537&amp;c=0-0-534-712/local/-/media/2016/07/18/Monroe/B9323001544Z.1_20160718123033_000_G5IF1GSVB.1-0.jpg" width=534 height=712></CENTER> <P>  LOS ANGELES — “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones’ recent online lament about having trouble finding a designer to dress her for the film’s premiere points to the challenges actresses face when it comes to walking red carpets in style.</P> <P>  While one nice tux might carry a male actor through many a premiere, it’s customary for female stars to show up in new attire for every photo opportunity, which makes finding fresh, fashion-forward o...

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ elicits laughs, but falls flat with sexist undertones

<CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="" src="http://i1.wp.com/www.dailycal.org/assets/uploads/2016/07/Mike-and-Dave_Gemma-LaMana2FCourtesy-900x523.jpg" width=900 height=523></CENTER> <P>  Eleven years ago, the world witnessed the iconic American comedy “Wedding Crashers.” Combining an uncontrollable duo with regrettable decisions, it scored many laughs from viewers. Now, director Jake Szymanski navigates toward this same humorous premise with a ridiculously funny, mid-summer tale of wedding shenanigans in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.”</P> <P>  After ruining family events in the past, hard-core party brothers Mike Stangle (Adam DeVine) and Dave Stangle (Zac Efron) are instructed by their parents to bring dates to their little sister Jean...

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Expert rug advice from a new generation of makers

<P>  o cousins, almost 10 years apart in years and with very different skill sets, have become the third generation to help run the venerable Stark family carpet and design business, started in 1938 by their grandparents, Arthur and Nadia Stark.</P> <P>  With inspiration from the older duo, the younger pair are relying on teamwork, quality, technology and global panache to point Stark toward a fresher, more modern take on rugs. We recently talked by phone with Ashley Stark Kenner and Chad Stark, from their New York office, about carpets, style and their recently published book, "Decorating With Carpets: A Fine Foundation" (The Vendome Press, late 2015). Following are their edited responses.</P> <P>  Ashley Stark Kenner: I never wanted to wor...

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Technavio Announces Top 4 Emerging Trends in LMS

<P>Technavio, a London-based technology research firm, has determined what it assesses are the most important trends expected to impact the learning management systems (LMS) market in the United States from 2016 to 2020.</P> <P>The top four emerging trends are:</P> <P>Increased use of cloud-based LMS</P> <P>Improved social learning through LMS</P> <P>Rising incorporation of gamification in LMS</P> <P>Personalized learning environment</P> <P>“The growing digitization of learning has given way to e-learning,” said Jhansi Mary, a lead ed tech analyst from Technavio, in a prepared statement. “The majority of the study content is delivered through self-administered online learning platforms. The a...

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Karl Lagerfeld taps the zeitgeist to put Chanel's atelier centre stage

<CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="Chanel show, Runway, Autumn Winter 2016, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris, France" src="https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d3c052e5f078911bee1a46ff13e48b80f18df746/70_225_4664_2799/master/4664.jpg?w=300&amp;q=55&amp;auto=format&amp;usm=12&amp;fit=max&amp;s=62cf0319ead5b43c609908c1992dee52" width=300 height=180></CENTER> <P>In recent seasons, Chanel catwalk productions have transformed Paris’s Grand Palais into a supermarket, an airport, a Paris bistro, an iceberg, a fairground carousel, the interior of a jet, an art gallery and a casino. Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion house’s creative director, is a man for whom fashion is an endless parlour game, a visual feast of in-jokes. The supermarket show featured Coco-pop cer...

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The absolutely horrifying state of education in the world’s fastest-growing major economy

<CENTER><IMG alt="Nowadays, more women are choosing to wear " src="http://www.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/4/c/5/k/l/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.620x349.1cjar5.png/1467617985349.jpg" width=620 height=348></CENTER> <P>  Sooner or later, every American woman with an eye on fashion has to make a conscious decision, based on factors such as religion, personal preference, work rules, age or shape: Who do I want to dress like -- Bella Hadid or Kate Middleton?</P> <P>  Nowadays, more women are choosing to wear "modest fashion," and the always impeccably turned out -- but never exposed -- Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, 33, is one of their icons.</P> <P>  That's no slam against the young-and-lithe Hadid, 19, who...

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INTERVIEW: A QUEER HISTORY OF FASHION

<P>Fashion is inherently sexual. The choice of daily clothes marks our sexual identity. For some, it’s more than a fashion statement; it’s a belief system – proudly displaying sexual orientation to the world-at-large.</P> <P>Designers and other fashion professionals have long bore the “fashion is queer” stereotype. But is it really a stereotype or just a fact? From Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen to Yves Saint Laurent and Jil Sander many of the world’s greatest designers have publicly identified as LGBTQ. It’s difficult to determine where a stereotype ends and reality emerges, our look has become so inextricably entwined with our sexuality.</P> <CENTER><IMG border=1 alt="queer history of fashion, gay aesthetic, museum at fit, fashi...

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