Amy Alberts

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Get Ready: The 2015 Core77 Design Awards Open Next Week!

Mark your calendars for the February 9th launch of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards! This year marks the fifth time we're celebrating excellence in all …

Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.

Over the past few years, Airbnb has been working with local lawmakers and regulators on ways that it can comply with local hotel tax and housing laws. Those efforts have been slow-going, as its public policy team has more or less had to work with each individual city to do so.<p>But things are …

Jeff Bezos’ brilliant advice for anyone running a business

If you want to build a successful, sustainable business, don’t ask yourself what could change in the next ten years that could affect your company.<p>Instead, ask yourself what <i>won’t</i> change, and then put all your energy and effort into those things.<p>That’s the advice of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, …

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Balancing Rock. Utah

America's Grad-School Elite Compete at Bordeaux Cup

• It is, as they say, not just a game anymore. In 2011, the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, once a provincial France-Britain tasting rivalry between a …

Wine

How To Clean the Grout In Your Bathroom

Grout is no fun. The word even sounds unhappy. And the bright white stuff shows Every. Little. Blemish. It's porous, hard to get to, easily …

Hacking

The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …

Can Taylor Swift Really Trademark "This Sick Beat"? Yes, and Here's Why

Taylor Swift just tried to trademark "This Sick Beat." Here's why she can, and why it makes a whole lot of financial sense.<p>The internet almost …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Bill Hicks' 12 Principles of Comedy

This advice from comedian Bill Hicks (who died of cancer in 1993) is applicable to many other activities besides stand-up comedy.<p>If you can be …

Double Decker Tacos Recipe

17 Surprising Ways You're Ruining Your Clothes

You've been washing, folding, and storing your clothes all wrong.<p><b>1. You're using wire hangers when you should be using felt.</b> Wire hangers aren't supportive enough for heavier fabrics and will warp the shape of your clothes over time. Invest in felt hangers instead, which don't leave little points …

From Books to ‘SNL’ to Pixar to a Sitcom with Simon Rich

There are a few observations critics almost always make about Simon Rich: how young he is, how much younger he <i>looks</i>, and how much he’s accomplished …

The Beartooth Radio

Once upon a time, planning for the worst in the wild meant packing a signal mirror and a bunch of flares. With the Beartooth Radio, you don't need any of those things.<p>The Beartooth is essentially a cover that you place over your existing smartphone. Similar to the goTenna, it acts as an antenna to …

Batteries

Jones: Cowboys must be smart

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Thursday he would like to sign receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco …

Why Reddit Is Leaping Into The Podcast Game

“We wanted to do it responsibly, working with the users who make Reddit special,” cofounder Alexis Ohanian tells us.<p>As the ongoing Podcast Renaissance invigorates audio storytelling–you may have heard about a little program called <i>Serial</i>–social news site Reddit is grabbing a piece of the action to …

Ticketmaster offers Cosby tour refunds: Why the company is making a mistake

<b>Bill Cosby (AP/Brian Jones)</b><p>It’s a genius PR strategy for Ticketmaster–but a pretty strange move overall<p>Erin Keane<p>January 14, 2015 6:15pm (UTC)<p>Last week Bill Cosby resumed his stand-up tour with a series of shows in Ontario last week, and reactions were mixed—standing ovations from stalwart fans …

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down to the deepest place on Earth.<p>The scientists were stunned by the amount of life they found …

Why Russia made Google take down a 'got chocolate?' blog post

Google gets a lot of requests from the world's governments to remove allegedly illegal items from its website. For the first time, Google has detailed specifics: what governments are asking for and how it has responded.<p>In its latest Transparency Report, Google explained how governments asked for …

5 Super-Useful Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

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This Is What A $50,000 Trip To Hawaii Looks Like

What does a $50,000 hotel package buy you? One uniquely extravagant vacation in Hawaii.<p>The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is celebrating 50 years in business with its $50,000 Golden Anniversary Package. The hotel itself, nestled on the Big Island's gorgeous Kohala coast, is luxury in every sense, with four …

Adam Sandler Named Most Overpaid Hollywood Actor

The bigger the flop, the more overpaid the actor or actress, according to <i>Forbes</i>. And this year’s actor who earned the biggest salary for the smallest …

What caused Sony hack: What we know now

What we now know about the Sony Pictures hack shows this cybermystery isn't over yet.<p>The FBI presented evidence that North Korea was behind the hack. Upon closer examination, security experts, hackers and people familiar with Sony's computer networks are uniting with this disheartening reality: …