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Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Here's How To Find Your African-American Family History Online

Finding your ancestors can be incredibly rewarding and an amazingly inspiring experience. The cool thing is that searching for your family tree online has never been easier — there's more digitized and scanned records than ever before, and more resources online to help you.<p>"One of the biggest …

Genealogy

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

University of California

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Want to make a killing in tech, now and for years to come? Don’t be cutthroat competitive. Don’t work ungodly hours. Don’t move fast and break things. And, please, don’t be another cocky TechCrunch headline.<p>Instead, grow slow, stay small, blow off PR (yes, really), and get off your employees’ …

Barbara Adams Beyond Wonderful

Whip a dip so good you’ll flip!<br>Strawberry Cheesecake Dip<p>This luscious cheesecake dessert is perfection on a hot summer night. No oven required. It's …

Best Hotels With Ocean Views

The perfect beach vacation is incomplete without an ocean view! Enjoy the warmth of the sun and listen to the sound of the crashing waves, all without leaving the comfort of your room in one of these prime waterfront spots.<p>The perfect beach vacation is incomplete without an ocean view! Enjoy the …

Beaches

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience.<p>(Photo: m01229 via flickr/CC Attribution)<p>Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience. Eat a Fenway Frank at a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Ride the historic 1927 wooden Cyclone …

New Orleans

14 Most Powerful Fashion Families

Blame it on good DNAthese are the fashion empires that keep it in the family.<p>Blame it on good DNA—these are the fashion empires that keep it in the family.

Clean And Refurbish Cast Iron

PHOTO: Bruce/Flickr<p>February 18, 2009<p>Have you ever dreamed of finding a buried treasure? Many of us have, but the reality is that not too many …

11 Essential Rules for Powerful Twitter Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

Twitter is changing. The cute bird has gone public, introduced self service advertising and is verging on visual.<p>I remember when I joined in 2008, …

10 Skin Care Secrets We Learned From Our Mothers

Where Should You Live Based on Your Style?

See where your sartorial heart belongs...<p><b>1) Your shoe story is…</b><p>a. All about the perfect pump (Jimmy Choo or Manolo preferred), but you love a good sneaker too. Stan Smiths are in current rotation. Hey, you walk a lot.<p>b. A Chanel flat or brogue for day and something Alaïa for evening.<p>c. A whimsical, …

US tech companies will start warning customers about government data requests

In a case of bad PR trumping legalities, big U.S. tech providers will alert customers when their records have been subpoenaed by the U.S. government, …

These Ladies May Be Old, But They Have More Style Than You

In recent years, the New York fashion scene has been dominated by bona fide street-style stars—be they editors, bloggers, or, in photographer (and …

Meet the professional refugees lucky to get the minimum wage in the UK

Wahid Ahmad, 33<p><b>Was: civil engineer, Afghanistan<br>Now: shelf stacker, north London</b><p>Wahid Ahmad trained as a civil engineer in Afghanistan, where he worked in a senior role for the UN on infrastructure projects, overseeing road- and bridge-building. "I was proud of the job I was doing, helping with the …

Associated Press News

Russia's Goal In Ukraine: Three Scenarios

Russia has effectively taken control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula without a shot fired in anger. Now a larger question looms: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's ultimate goal in Ukraine?<p>Russia and pro-Russian groups in Ukraine are moving swiftly to consolidate their hold on Crimea. …

100 Bitcoin ATMs Land In Australia

Australian Bitcoin ATMs is a company that does exactly what you think it does: roll-out Bitcoin ATMs around this great country of ours. Now the …

Kale + Blackberry + Beet + Almond Milk Smoothies

What’s in your morning routine? I make my bed, splash my face with cold water, drink a giant glass of lemon water, and try to forget about the giant …

Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago.<p>They did it by finding the skeletons of people killed by the plague and extracting DNA from traces of blood inside their teeth.<p>This plague struck in …

Japan's Cutthroat School System: A Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

A new book shows how fixating on testing and achievement can backfire.<p>"No Child Left Behind." "Race to the Top." The names suggest mobility, progress, moving on up and not falling back. The goal of education, according to these national education initiatives with their standards and testing, is …