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Between the gifts, party outfits, and festive nights out, the holidays can pass in a frenzied blur of green (and we don’t mean mistletoe). Once the confetti settles on New Year’s, it’s a good time to reevaluate your financial goals. … Read More
Cyberbullying is widespread enough to necessitate a Cyberbullying Research Center, but a new trend could help replace online tormenting with online appreciation.
Thanks to a handful of students from Queen’s University in Canada, Facebook… Read More
The time has come to stress about what to get your new boyfriend, over-think that last stocking stuffer and buy, return, then re-purchase that gift for a big boss. Well, we just made your life a whole lot easier. Look no further: Truly cool… Read More
Some might say that the completion of worthwhile chores is a reward unto itself, but now there’s an app that offers something more. Children of the Nintendo era: get your smartphones ready now.
The so-called “Epic Win,” developed by … Read More
Johnny Cash has been everywhere (man!) and a clever project from British web developer Iain Mullan lets you follow along visually as Cash names his way across North America. Mullan crafted his tuneful creation for London’s Music Hack Day, a… Read More
I’ve never been one for online shopping. I prefer tactile gift-buying, going through rows of trinkets with my hands or flipping through the pages of a book before I decide to toss it onto the conveyer belt and checkout. A new website called… Read More
I once worked with a woman whose fingernails were so long (not quite like Flo-Jo, but close) that the clicking of her nails on the keyboard as she typed echoed around the office. The ferocity of her finger strokes was made more obvious by … Read More
If you’re a social media junkie like me, that hour before bed signals quality time with a smartphone or laptop. Or both. I indulge in one last scan of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and when I’m finished maybe I’ll open my laptop and … Read More
As a research editor, I spend a lot of time on Google. So, when the trademark logo is swapped for a cool themed doodle, it’s basically the highlight of my day.
Lucky for me and anyone else easily distracted intrigued by a Google Doodle… Read More
Those not inclined toward obsessive techiness may not spend a lot of time thinking about which program they surf the Internet with (Explorer, Safari, Firefox—what’s the difference, really?), but at least one of them has a pretty … Read More
Before you ask: No, I wasn’t among the mass of people who, despite a city hobbled by Hurricane Sandy, lined up outside the massive flagship Apple store in New York City on November 2 to get their hands on the new iPad Mini. I can’t say I … Read More
Warning: These websites are highly addictive and may cause you to waste massive amounts of time doing extremely enjoyable and completely useless things on them.
• Cat Bounce: It’s not the most sophisticated of the bunch, but if you … Read More
From textbooks to devices to extracurricular activities, school is expensive. We can all recall moments when a small gift from parents or family friends went a long way, but what if there was an easier way for them to offer their support … Read More
What better way to kick off the season of year-end lists than with the announcement of the word of the year by a team of lexicographers, editors and marketing experts at Oxford American Dictionary? From a list of eight trendy, culturally … Read More
Last week, the unthinkable happened: I found myself waiting in line to use a payphone. In my confusion, I lost a few coins, ran out of money and, ultimately, had the whole thing documented by The Wall Street Journal. The article points … Read More
This past Sunday, Zac Vawter, 31, climbed 103 stories of Chicago’s Willis Tower with the first “thought-controlled bionic leg,” accomplishing a feat most of us couldn’t muster the strength to do with our natural legs.
Originally from … Read More
When a disaster hits, people spring into action. As with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or the tsunami in Japan, efforts to help victims of last week’s Hurricane Sandy began almost immediately.
But a time when millions of people … Read More
Ever been in a Friday night rut? You know you want a drink to unwind but are too zapped from the work week to decide on wine, beer, a cocktail or scotch on the rocks. Next time, leave all the decision-making to Drinkify.
The site … Read More