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The New York Public Library's Rose Room Reopens to the Public

Time for a stroll through one of the NYPL's most beautiful spaces.<p>In the middle of the night in May 2014, a plaster rosette fell more than 50 feet from the ceiling and crashed to the ground in the historic New York Public Library Rose Main Reading Room. While no one was hurt or sneaking around the …

Candid Camera

The cult of Leica.<p>Fifty miles north of Frankfurt lies the small German town of Solms. Turn off the main thoroughfare and you find yourself driving down tranquil suburban streets, with detached houses set back from the road, and, on a warm morning in late August, not a soul in sight. Nobody does …

HOME ESSENTIALS | The Verge 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

A home should be a place of respite. That’s why this year’s Verge holiday gift guide offers a variety of items that you don't have to charge, check, update, or dock. Are there tech products on our list of home essentials? Naturally, because we think a virtual assistant or a tiny device that turns a …

The biggest mistakes people make when choosing a life partner

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this:<p>And at first glance, research seems to back this up, suggesting that married people are on average happier than single people and much happier than divorced people. But a closer analysis …

Relationships

The Lovely Chinese Watchtowers Built with Proceeds from the California Gold Rush

Kaiping Diaolou, fortified towers in Guangdong, China. (Photo: Kevin Poh/flickr)<p>Three hours out of the Chinese mega-city of Guangzhou, through the …

How a teammate’s death got this Super Bowl champ to launch a smart mouthpiece startup

Robinson, then a budding high-school football star, immediately knew something was wrong.<p>"He wasn't really coherent. We just knew something was different," Robinson recalls.<p>Lobrano was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead the next morning. The cause of death: heat stroke.<p>"As a football …

NFL

2016 Super Bowl Odds, Week 9: Seahawks, Cowboys sneaky longshots

Week 9 Super Bowl odds for every single team.<p>If I had to pick two "buy" teams based on value, I'd probably go with the Cowboys and Seahawks at this …

LOOK: Patriots fans really hate this week's cover of 'Sports Illustrated'

A possible blown holding call is on the cover of this week's 'Sports Illustrated.'<p>A lot of Patriots fans were already mad about the officiating …

Roger Goodell: NFL officials are doing an 'extraordinary job'

Despite some high-profile flaps, Roger Goodell is happy with the way NFL games are being officiated this year.<p>There have been several high-profile …

NFL MVP Projection: Can Adrian Peterson make it a 3-horse race?

Is it time to add Adrian Peterson to the short list of MVP candidates?<p>For the past few weeks, it seems like the NFL MVP has turned into a two-horse …

NFL Super Bowl LII (52) - Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 - CBSSports.com

A couple of dogs emerge victorious in the Conference Championship round<p>Conspiracy theorists, your time has come<p>The Vikings become the first team to …

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 - CNET

The best tech gifts for 2017<p>55 Gifts<p>Last-minute gift ideas<p>21 Gifts<p>These phones make great gifts<p>17 Gifts<p>Great gifts for under $25<p>25 Gifts<p>Curl up with the best tablets and e-readers for the holidays<p>17 Gifts<p>Our top choices for under $100<p>26 Gifts<p>Splurge on some of these gifts for $500 (or less)<p>23 …

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 - CNET

The best tech gifts for 2017<p>55 Gifts<p>Last-minute gift ideas<p>21 Gifts<p>These phones make great gifts<p>17 Gifts<p>Great gifts for under $25<p>25 Gifts<p>Curl up with the best tablets and e-readers for the holidays<p>17 Gifts<p>Our top choices for under $100<p>26 Gifts<p>Splurge on some of these gifts for $500 (or less)<p>23 …

Welcome to the CNET Smart Home

What better way to review smart-home tech than from a house meant for that exact purpose?<p>"We're really buying a house?"<p>We've looked far and wide for months for the right property, and we at CNET can hardly contain our excitement for the project ahead. We're really buying a house, and a fantastic …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Getting your sh#t together never looked (or smelled) so good.<p>By Megan Gustashaw2 days agoView More<p>Sneakers<p>Spring pairs with personality.<p>21 …

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Relationship Advice: Study Says Couples Who Laugh Together Are Happier

Want to know one simple way to make your relationship stronger? Of course you do. It might sound obvious, but according to a study published last week in <i>Personal Relationships</i>, couples who laugh together stay together. We mean this literally. Read on.<p>Psychologists at the University of North …

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Harry’s Raises $75.6 Million In Series C, Valued At $750 Million Post Money

Harry’s, the direct-to-consumer mens’ razor company, has just announced the close of a $75.6 million Series C funding round led by Wellington Management. A source confirmed with TechCrunch that the company is valued at $750 million after money.<p>The Harry’s business might seem simple on the surface. …

Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 1080×1080 Resolution

Instagram seems to be planning to upgrade photos to 1080 px, according to source code from the Instagram website, first uncovered by the Verge.<p>As it stands now, Instagram photos live in 640×640 resolution, but on the heels of the revamped Instagram.com website, it appears that the photo-sharing …

Apple Music's a Crushing Disappointment, But Not Because It’s Bad

<i>What happened?</i><p>By all accounts, Apple Music is a totally serviceable streaming music service. But it’s 2015. Give me more than the same old service …

10 Photographers Share Their Favorite Pictures Shot with a Leica M Rangefinder

To mark the 60th anniversary of its M line of rangefinder cameras, Leica recently interviewed 10 well known photographers about their experience with …

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A Day in The Life

Therapist-turned-entrepreneur Bea Arthur offers tips to conquer your most hectic days.<p>"I like being cute...Whether or not that meant I got taken seriously."<p>There are days where I feel like it's the best thing I've ever done in my life, and there are days where I'm like, 'Oh my god!'<p>"There's nothing …

Meet the Woman With the Secret to the Perfect Work Wardrobe

Carrie Hammer is here to solve all your office wear problems.<p><i>Working women get all sorts of advice. Lean in, lean out, ask for a raise, but don't ask in the wrong way, be aggressive, but not too aggressive. We're also told to make sure not to forget about our personal lives, lest we end up</i> …