Here is the latest Lifestyle News from the Wall Street Journal.
Watch Out, Retirement Savers, Your Choices Are Poised to Shrink
Edward Jones plans to stop offering mutual funds and ETFs in commission-based accounts due to a new fiduciary rule, as other brokerages examine their pricing structures.
Retirees Find Second-Oldest Shipwreck in Great Lakes
A group of retirees who hunt for sunken ships in their spare time scored a huge find far below the surface of Lake Ontario in late June: the second-oldest confirmed shipwreck in the Great Lakes.
Playboy Mansion Sells to Its Neighbor for Record $100 Million
Next-door neighbor Daren Metropoulos buys Hugh Hefner’s longtime residence for what’s believed to be the highest price ever paid for a Los Angeles home.
From Turkey to Miami for Luxury
Amid global turmoil, Turkish buyers see condos in South Florida as a stable investment—and a vacation venue.
Usain Bolt Strikes Again, Takes Gold in 200
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 200 meters in a time of 19.78 seconds. Andre De Grasse of Canada took the silver and Christopher Lemaitre of France the bronze.
Why Olympians Are Older Than Ever
For reasons that range from advances in sports science to a surge in broadcast-rights fees, the average age of Olympians has risen to nearly 27 years old from 25 years old in 1988.
Rio’s Late-Night Legend Show
Spitz! Comaneci! Louganis! Lewis! Olympic icons have a breezy TV hit in Brazil—which is dubbed in real time into Portuguese.
U.S. Women’s Relay Team Earns Reprieve After Botched Hand-Off
The U.S. women’s 4 x 100 meter team will face a time trial to advance to the relay final after initially being disqualified from their first-round heat after a botched hand-off.
Police Say Lochte, Swimmers Made Up Rio Robbery Story
Images from a Rio gas station taken the morning Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. Olympic swimmers were allegedly robbed at gunpoint appeared to undermine their story, as police said their original testimony was false.
What to Watch During Rio’s Grand Finale
The final weekend of Olympic competition highlights fierce rivalries in men’s soccer, track and field, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball
This Is Not Your Average Blouse
With lanky, elegant sleeves and an off-kilter bow, this tunic-length top by Italian label Sportmax is both unique and versatile.
Victoria’s Secret Shifts its Focus to the Bralette
Victoria’s Secret plans to embrace a growing customer preference for bralettes and will make up for their lower prices by selling shoppers more of the unpadded lingerie.
A Trick for Clearer Calls on Your Smartphone
Can’t hear calls on your phone? Here’s how to tweak a Bluetooth headset for an iPhone or Android smartphone to boost the sound quality.
Aston Martin’s New $1 Million, 195-mph Limousine
With the Lagonda Taraf—only 200 made—Aston Martin goes after Bentley and Rolls-Royce, says Dan Neil, and has created an instant classic.
The Rise of the Colorful Bathroom
For decades, timidly ‘tasteful’ bathrooms have been decorated in tepid neutral shades. But now resale-be-damned color—from truly cool blues to emphatic black—is on tap again. Here’s how to do it right
Target Adds Private Bathrooms to Quell Transgender Debate
Target said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, after customer protests of its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity.
Boxing Officials Pulled From Rio After Controversial Bouts
Two decisions that went in favor of Russian fighters drew fire but boxing association says bouts will stand as called.
Belgian Taekwondo Team Reflects a Conflicted Country
Brother of a suicide bomber is part of a largely Muslim squad that offers a snapshot of Europe’s hopes and fears in an age of upheaval.
France Takes Olympic Gold in Grumbling
It’s been a disappointing Olympics for France in the medal table, but the French team has lapped the competition when it comes to complaining.
Did the Olympic Pool Give Some Swimmers an Advantage?
Researchers say the results suggest a current that favors swimmers on one side for 50-meter sprints in Rio.
A Young Man and High Style
How a youth can dress to impress.
Brazil’s Temer Won’t Attend Olympic Closing Ceremonies
Brazil’s interim leader Michel Temer will continue to duck the Olympic spotlight after receiving a hostile reception at the opening of the Rio Games.
Parallel Bars, Stripteases, Wigs: Rio’s Hottest Club Is the Gymnastics Gala
Wednesday’s showcase let Olympic gymnasts showcase their personalities in a non-competitive setting
Peter Sagan’s USA Mountain Ride
A world champ on the road, the Slovakian hits the dirt in Rio after racing mountain bike locals in the Rockies
From Wall Street to Fashion
Entrepreneurs who started at financial firms take a practical approach to creating dresses, shoes, jewelry.
The Rules That Make Airline Passengers Crazy
Carriers have hundreds of rules that can limit travelers’ options, from bumping people from first class to charging a fee to buy tickets over the phone.
Mexico Can’t Find Its Olympic Groove
A poor showing in Brazil has fans wondering why their athletes can’t manage more medals than Moldova. One critic awards a ‘gold medal for excuses.’
Evan Jager Uses His Man Bun Power for Good
Olympic steeplechase medalist Emma Coburn credits her U.S. track teammate with lending a hand with her hair.
Curtis Stone’s Recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops With Herbed Labneh
It takes just minutes to put a good char on these lamb chops, served over creamy labneh with a side of wax beans and haricots verts—an easy summer supper from Los Angeles chef Curtis Stone.
Best Places to Eat Poke, Hawaii’s Favorite Beach Food
Poke, a Hawaiian raw-fish salad, is suddenly everywhere, but it still tastes best in its rightful home. A local’s guide to the 5 most authentic poke spots in and around Honolulu
Online Shopping Mystery: Why Tiny Items Arrive in Giant Boxes
In the race to offer free shipping, retailers end up sending us multiple, often illogical, packages; new ways to encourage larger orders.
Summer’s Wake-up Drinks: Cold Brew or Turmeric Latte
Cold brewing makes a killer iced coffee. But even the decaf crowd can charge up with a refreshing turmeric latte.
Olympic Decathlon Rivalry: Two Roads to 10 Events
Despite a tiny training budget for Rio, Jeremy Taiwo has been in pursuit of champion Ashton Eaton in the decathlon since their college days.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Best Phone You Can Buy, Period
Samsung’s latest phablet has a new stylus and security tricks, but Joanna Stern asks: Is it worth $850?
A Boxing Champ With Angels in Her Corner
Olympian Claressa Shields leans on the kindness of strangers in going for a second gold in Rio.
Rio 2016: That Iconic Usain Bolt Photo Is Actually Two Photos
Two photographers, Getty Images’ Cameron Spencer and Reuters’ Kai Pfaffenbach, snapped a shot of Usain Bolt smiling as he crossed the finish line in a 100-meter heat.
To Cope With Stress, Volleyball Refs in Rio Hold Hands, Do Yoga
Preparing for Olympics rigors, volleyball referees did yoga, breathing, meditation and slackline walking under a Swiss sports psychologist.
Boxer Shakur Stevenson Wins in Rio, Moves Into to Semifinals
Newark native Shakur Stevenson is bringing an Olympic medal back to New Jersey, but he’ll have to win two more bouts to make it a gold.
Germany Can Destroy Brazil’s Soccer Dreams… Again
Two years since its World Cup rout of Brazil, Germany could now face the host nation’s men’s and women’s teams in a pair of gold-medal soccer games.
Simone Biles Wins Floor Exercise for Her Fourth Gold Medal
Simone Biles took her final, fourth gold medal of the Olympic Games on floor exercise. American Danell Leyva picked up two silver medals, in parallel bars and horizontal bar.
Tie-dye T-Shirts Even You Would Wear
You won’t be mistaken for a Deadhead in this season’s subdued, monochrome takes on the tie-dye T-shirt—an easy weekend-wardrobe update for sophisticated guys
Hotels Boost Exclusivity With More Guest-Only Spaces
Guests don’t want to compete with locals for restaurant reservation or a seat in the courtyard, so some hotels are cordoning off lounging and dining areas for paying overnight clientele.
Google Duo Review: A Bet on Simplicity
There is no shortage of messaging apps jam-packed with features. Google has a new app that is going in the other direction and focusing on just one thing: video chat.
Rio 2016: Everything You Need to Know About Diving in Track
Shaunae Miller’s gold-medal lunge to the finish was legal according to the rules, and actually happens quite often.
The Undefeated Team That Has People Worried
Team USA men’s basketball hasn’t looked remotely dominant, and motivated opponents are coming after their presumed gold medal.
Video Job Interviews: Hiring for the Selfie Age
First-round job interviews are the latest part of the hiring process to undergo digitization as companies use video interviews to cut recruiting costs and times.
Driving a Firetruck in Service When Woodrow Wilson Was President
Retired firefighter Wes Melo’s Model T fire engine is believed to be the second-oldest of its kind still existing.
The Worst Advice: ‘Relax’
Instructing people to calm down typically has the reverse effect; how to help people de-stress without ordering them around.
Medicating Children With ADHD Keeps Them Safer
New research suggests that medication can reduce risky behavior in teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
Rio Marathon Swimmers Say: ‘Come On In, the Water’s Fine’
After two years of worries over cleanliness, Olympic women racing off Copacabana Beach finish race without a hitch.
Brazilians Turn to Water Polo to Ease Soccer-Inflicted Pain
Fans are obsessed with their upstart water-polo team, which is led by one of the sport’s legends, and it’s easing the pain being inflicted on the soccer pitch.
Rio 2016: Simone Biles Slips to Bronze on Balance Beam
Gymnastics’ most unforgiving apparatus finally felled the seemingly infallible Simone Biles and left her with a bronze.
The Rio Olympics You Were Supposed to See
A near-perfect 49 minutes of beach volleyball on Copacabana Beach feels like the celebration of sport organizers were hoping for.
The Joy of Watching Usain Bolt
He’s the fastest human alive. Is there any doubt that Usain Bolt is also the most magnetic?
Only in Washington: Tell Your Lawyer to Tell My Lawyer to Tell Me What You Think
Members of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which has long been short-handed, try to avoid talking about work at the office.
The Town That Chocolate Built
Hershey, Pa., runs on chocolate and has enjoyed many benefits over the years. As a result, residents worry about corporate suitors like Mondelez, which offered to buy Hershey Co. in June.
Chance Collaboration Yields an Advance in Cancer Treatment
Researchers may have solved a puzzle about which patients will benefit from immunotherapy.
Appeal to Teens’ Vanity to Get Them to Eat Better
Teenagers consume healthier food when reminded it improves their appearance and personality, rather than is good for them, a study shows.
Once an Olympic Hopeful, Always Staying Fit
Claire Thielke was a sprinter training for the 2012 Olympics when medical problems changed her plans; today she is putting the fun back into her workout.
New Treatments for Children With Eating Problems
Hospitals are setting up new clinics and protocols to help parents when infants and toddlers can’t eat properly. Sometimes a feeding tube is necessary, but new methods are helping parents try other effective techniques.
When Children Are Diagnosed With a Sensory Disorder
Treatment includes sensory-gym activities and occupational therapy.
Rio 2016: Golf’s Olympic Return Comes Up Roses
After months of bad publicity, Justin Rose’s win gave the men’s tournament the exciting finish it needed.
Opponent Is a Surprise, but Andy Murray Is Golden
Andy Murray wins back-to-back-singles golds in tennis, but Juan Martin del Potro was the revelation.
A Historic Night of Olympic Track and Field in Rio
Usain Bolt of Jamaica became the first man to win the 100-meters in three consecutive Olympics while South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke what was once thought to be an unassailable record in the 400 meters.
Rio 2016: Should Olympians Train…Less?
Michael Phelps benefitted from some time away from his sport, and more athletes may do likewise
NBC’s Ratings for Rio Olympics Fall Behind London
Although the Rio Games are dominating everything else on television, the performance is significantly below the 2012 Summer Games held in London, according to Nielsen.
Shakur Stevenson Takes Aim at U.S. Boxing’s Gold Drought
Shakur Stevenson shook off the rust—and some early nerves—to underline his status as a serious contender in Olympic boxing with a first-round win by unanimous decision.
Jemima Sumgong Wins Kenya’s First Women’s Marathon Gold
For all that Kenya has dominated marathon running in recent years, Sunday’s win by Jemima Sumgong marked the first time a Kenyan woman took Olympic gold in the event.
Britons Sleep On Team GB’s ‘Super Saturday’ Repeat Bid
The prospect of watching Britain’s Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford reprise their London 2012 heroics wasn’t enough to keep fans back home up into the wee hours.
Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte, 3 Other U.S. Swimmers Robbed at Gunpoint
Four members of the U.S. swim team, including medalist Ryan Lochte, were robbed at gunpoint in Rio early Sunday, according to a USOC spokesman.
Simone Biles Wins Third Gold With Women’s Vault Triumph
India’s Dipa Karmakar landed the “vault of death,” but U.S. star Simone Biles executed two expert vaults of her own to clinch her third medal of the 2016 Games.
A Gift for Music Lovers Who Have It All: A Personal Utility Pole
Japan’s extreme audiophiles install private power sources for ‘pure’ electricity.
Artists’ Tips for Adult-Coloring Converts
Pros share the pencils, markers and techniques that’ll take your adult-coloring obsession to the next level.
U.S.-Great Britain Rivalry Heats Up on Land, Water and Wheels
The friendly rivalry between the U.S. and Great Britain was on full display during the middle Saturday of the Olympics, with Brits taking the edge with wins in women’s team pursuit and field hockey.
Michael Phelps Ends Olympic Performance With One Last Gold
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps finished his Rio Olympic Games and his swimming career with one last gold medal as the 4×100 medley relay team finishes an Olympic record time.
It’s the Year of the Super Manager in the Premier League
As the season kicks off on Saturday, the murderers’ row of title-winners with Premier League clubs now includes Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, Antonio Conte at Chelsea, and Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Great Britain Wins Gold in Women’s Team Pursuit
The Great Britain women’s team pursuit cyclists won gold medals in Rio on Saturday, setting world records in all three rounds of the competition and blitzing the U.S. in the final by more than two seconds.
Russia’s Sole Track and Field Athlete Suspended from Rio Games
Long jumper Darya Klishina has been suspended from the Rio Games after the international track and field federation received “new information” about Russia’s lone track athlete at the Olympics.
Giants Banged Up in Preseason Loss to Dolphins
The New York Giants may have suffered some important casualties in Friday’s preseason opener against the visiting Miami Dolphins.
Alex Rodriguez Granted Ultimate Wish in Final Game for Yankees
In the ninth inning and with the crowd at Yankee Stadium chanting “We want A-Rod,” manager Joe Girardi fulfilled a fading superstar’s dream and sent Alex Rodriguez out to third base for one last time.
Faye Sultan’s Improbable Journey, and Personal Best
The Kuwaiti swimmer from Williams College competed under the IOC flag because her country was banned from Rio.
Lionel Messi Not Resigning From Argentina National Team After All
Lionel Messi said Friday he is returning to the field to help his beleaguered home squad solve its problems, less than two months after announcing his resignation from Argentina’s national soccer team.
Fencing’s Bout with the Russian Box of Death
A proposed rule change is roiling the ancient sport of fencing, dividing athletes, fans and officials ahead of its introduction after the Olympic Games.
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Slips Before Even Getting to Rio
It wasn’t supposed to go this way for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team at the Olympics.
Give That Man a Cigar, but Quick Before the Regulations Kick In
Premium cigar makers have flooded the market with hundreds of new smokes to get ahead of new Food and Drug Administration regulations, leading to hand-cut bands and weird distribution schemes.
For $6,000, Spend Summer in a Tent at the Jersey Shore’
It isn’t too early to start planning next summer’s vacation. Consider spending about $6,000 for three months in Ocean Grove., N.J., at a cramped Christian tent colony that bans hooch sales, pets and barbecue. The community calls itself “God’s square mile at the Jersey Shore.”
Olympic Volleyball’s Net Innovation Gets Spiked
Plans for a new LED net that would display images and text between points in beach and indoor volleyball have been shelved until 2020 amid concerns from players and broadcasters.
Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana Obliterates 10,000 Meters Record
Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia shattered the women’s 10,000 meters record by 14 seconds on the opening day of the track and field competition in Rio.
Is a Little Radiation So Bad?
A new initiative aims to change the scientific stance that any amount of radiation increases someone’s cancer risk.
How to Run a Thriving School in a Tough Neighborhood
Principal Nadia Lopez takes a personal approach with her middle-school students.
Yes, You Can Train Your Cat
By nature, our feline friends are solitary, antisocial hunters who bristle at being cooped up—but we can change the way we relate to one another.
The Shifting Fortunes of the 2012 London Stars
While Michael Phelps is still the King of the Pool, adding a gold in the 200 IM, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin have struggled to regain their London form.
Olympic Rugby’s Tiny Superpower
Fiji, the South Pacific archipelago of 880,000, won rugby sevens gold and cemented its reputation as the sport’s answer to the Harlem Globetrotters
Wounded World of Track Welcomes Olympic Starting Gun
Athletes hope competition will turn focus away from talk of doping and how to replace stars like Usain Bolt.
Team USA Owes Its Swimmers a Beer
A ton of swimming success has put the U.S. at the top of the Olympic medal count early.
Kayla Harrison Defends Olympic Title in Judo
Kayla Harrison became the first U.S. judo competitor to win a gold medal at consecutive Olympic Games.
Track Cycling’s Intimidation Game
The Olympic sprint, the most explosive race in track cycling, is as much about psyching out your opponent as pedaling as fast as you can.
Simone Biles Takes Record-Breaking Gold in Women’s All-Around
Simone Biles took the gold medal in the women’s individual all-around with the largest winning margin in a half-century as U.S. team captain Aly Raisman claimed silver.
Sports Odds for Odd Sports: Vegas Opens for Olympic Bets
Bettors rejoice as ban is lifted; wagering on Serbia’s chances in water polo
Mysterious Greenland Shark May Live for Centuries, Scientists Say
An international group of researchers has estimated the little-understood Greenland shark may live as long as 500 years—which would make it the longest-living vertebrate on the planet.