NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) – For parents who dream their
child will become a prodigy and stun the world with their
brilliance, Chloe Hui has a message for you: Be careful what you
Her son, pianist Marc Yu, now 16, gave his first orchestral
concert at 6 years old. He has since played venues like London’s
Royal Albert Hall, Beijing’s Central Conservatory and New York
City’s Carnegie Hall in a duet with superstar Lang Lang.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Before they found fame, or found each other, what did celebrity couples like Dr Phil and Robin McGraw do in their first jobs?
In the latest in Reuters’ monthly ‘First Jobs’ series, we talked to couples who work as TV personalities, actors, models or authors about their first gigs and found their starts were often humble.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – By all accounts, Iceland is one of the most magical places on Earth: A landscape of soaring glaciers, lava fields, steaming hot springs and black-sand beaches.
And Mina Black could not focus on any of it.
The 36-year-old financial planner from New York took a trip there this summer with her husband and new daughter. But for some reason, she was wracked with guilt about everything she needed to be doing back home: Contacting clients and prospects, putting together new workshops – even just doing regular chores around the house.
NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Buddhism, which holds that
wealth is temporary and no path to happiness, might not sound
like the best source for money wisdom.
Not so, says Ethan Nichtern, the prominent Buddhist teacher,
who has written a new book, “The Road Home,” on self-awareness
and spiritual seeking.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hey, remember that newsletter that let you sign up for a free trial?
Didn’t think so.
How about that old domain name you registered, or your kid’s gaming membership, or the magazine subscription that was initially offered as a freebie. Forgot about those too, didn’t you?
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bay-Li, Car-Li and Hay-Li have had a rough day. After a workout on the treadmill, a dip in the pool and some personal grooming, they finish off the day with a gourmet dish of chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, Red Delicious apples and blueberries.
They are Shih Tzus, a dog breed whose name comes from the Chinese word for “lion dog.”
NEW YORK, August 12 (Reuters) – When couples split, custody is one of the hardest issues they have to resolve. And that goes for dogs and other furry family members as much as for children.
Formosa Hsu and her ex-partner Joseph, who did not have kids, spent years in mediation to decide how to split the time of their little beagle mix Pupineya, whom they had adopted when he was 3 months old.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – It takes a special kind of person to be a morning-show host.
Not just the kind of person who can get up at 3 or 4 a.m. every day, but someone with a personality that the rest of America doesn’t mind seeing when they are tired, grumpy and have not yet had a first cup of coffee.
NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – When Stan Calow was growing
up, frugality was a way of life: “You spend as little as you
need to, and then save everything else.” So, the 58-year-old
engineer and U.S. Army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri always
hated spending money.
It took his financial planner, Cindy Richey, to drill the
point into him that it was actually okay to enjoy his savings
once in a while.
NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) – When choosing retirement
locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities,
proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare.
Chris Cooper had something else to consider – marijuana
The investment adviser from Toledo had long struggled with
back pain due to a fractured vertebra and crushed disc from a
fall. He hated powerful prescription drugs like Vicodin, but one
thing did help ease the pain and spasms: marijuana.