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2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport Test Drive

Luxury sedans blow. A least their engines do. Whether you’re talking turbochargers or superchargers, forced induction is the name of the game these days. All the European brands use it. Cadillac has a couple, as do Lexus and Lincoln. Acura is still a holdout, but its twin-turbo NSX supercar indicates that may soon change. The siren song of more efficient ...

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Cue the Swans: Here Comes the 'Father of the Bride' House for $2M

Father of the Bride home exterior A “Father of the Bride” house, though not the only “Father of the Bride” house, has hit the Alhambra, CA, market for just shy of $2 million. This classic Colonial was built in Southern California in 1925 and features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, formal dining room, walnut-paneled den, and center-island kitchen. Even if you’re ...

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4 Ways to Keep New Construction From Going Wrong

new-house-construction (Justin Horrocks) When Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell was building her home, she lived 300 miles away from the construction site deep in the Ozark Mountain woods. Unable to make the long drive on a frequent basis, she relied on her contractor and project manager — a family member — to build her dream cabin, a 480-square-foot lakeside abode. “Imagine our excitement to ...

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Bikers made motorcycle boots that are slicker than Nike Jordans

Traditional motorcycle boots make the wearer look like a one-percenter. Motorcycle shoes (aka shorty boots) look good, but might not be comfortable for all-day wear, and they definitely lack new tech. Thankfully, a company called Integrated Tech Apparel has brought the old motorcycle boot into the modern age. These look like high-top sneakers, but they have lights built into the ...

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Former Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Wants to Bounce Out of Hidden Hills

Derek Fisher’s pool and guest house Derek Fisher (2016 Vaughn Ridley) The stables on Derek Fisher’s Hidden Hills property Derek Fisher’s redone family kitchen Grand entry hall of Derek Fisher’s Hidden Hills home This past year has been tough on former basketball great Derek Fisher. Perhaps securing the full asking price — $6,995,000 — for his 9,406-square-foot mansion in Hidden Hills, ...

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Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner Selling $8.75M Carmel Mansion

Greg Penner (2015 Getty Images) Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner is selling his mansion in Carmel, CA, for $8.75 million. And if you need more evidence of the success of big business in Bentonville, AR, look no farther than this 9,197-square-foot homestead. The house sits on 27 acres and is walking distance to the tony Ranch Club, which treats members to an ...

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McDonald's headquarters relocating to Oprah's old Chicago offices

McDonald’s was previously based in the Windy City from 1955 to 1971. (iStock) McDonald’s is moving back to Chicago and into the old home of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that it signed a lease to move its corporate headquarters in 2018 from the leafy suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois, to downtown Chicago. McDonald’s was ...

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2016 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Test Drive

It’s tough to stand out in the compact crossover class. Every automaker has one, or more, and they’re all very much alike. As a car shopper, it’s also hard for things to go horribly, or even slightly wrong. Competition has improved the breed. There are more good ones than bad ones these days, and they differ about as much as ...

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