Autumn Alaine

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The Cocaine of Relationships: Are You Hooked?

<i>The surprising (and common) habit that is draining the life out of your relationship -- and how to break the pattern for good.</i><p>The title of this post might sound a bit alarming, and with good reason.<p>We wanted to call to your attention to something that should never be taken lightly, because it has …

How to Break Patterns in Relationships

<i>Photography credit Eric Yagoda</i><p>Learning to take care of ourselves is one of our biggest lessons. For so long we put ourselves last, or we didn't honor and respect ourselves, and we were living in fear without even knowing it -- fear of upsetting others, fear of taking up too much space in the world, …

SEO Basics: Getting Started with Search Engine Optimization

What is SEO?<p>Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions about search engine optimization, along with answers, recommendations, and best …

Facebook Is Crushing All Other Social Networks In The Time Each User Actually Spends On The Site

Why does this matter?<p>New social networks seem to debut every week. And as people adopt these networks, people's social activity becomes increasingly fragmented. While it's easy to sign up for yet another social service, it's important to understand which social networks really are capturing user …

Cute Or Scary? A Herd Of Bunnies Chase A Girl Down For Treats

I can not tell if this is terrifying or adorable. These wild bunnies noticed the bag of snacks and followed as a group. A huge fluffy group.<br>*Update: …

PUSH The Talking Trash Can is Canned by Disney

Say it ain't so, Disney!<p>PUSH the talking trash can has been entertaining millions of guests to the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for 19 …

This Street Photo Blog For Dogs Will Make You Talk In That Voice You Only Use For Puppies

The Dogist, a street photography blog devoted to the canine set, was created back in October with one snapshot of a Boxer on the streets of Vienna. But you could say The Dogist himself was created years ago, when photographer Elias Weiss Friedman was just a 10-year-old kid taking photos of his …

AT&T offers T-Mobile customers up to $450 per line to switch

It’s official: T-Mobile has gotten under AT&T’s skin. AT&T announced on Friday that it will offer T-Mobile customers up to $450 per line when they …

Smokio Smart e-cigarette allows users to monitor their habit via smartphone app

The Smokio e-cig uses Bluetooth Smart to connect to an Android or iOS device. From there the user downloads the free application and uses it to …

eCigarettes

Most Popular iPhone Downloads and Posts of 2013

2013 was a huge year for Apple's iPhone and iPad. With new hardware comes new software, and love it or hate it, iOS 7 changed how we use the iPhone. …

Apps

BlackBerry announces 40 million users registered on BBM for iOS/Android

<b>From 9to5Google:</b><p>Holy wowzers Batman as BlackBerry announces over 40 million “newly registered iOS/Android users in the last 60 days.” The BBM tidbit dropped during this morning’s BlackBerry Earnings Report and while we’ll ignore the economic crisis that is BlackBerry, the messaging numbers are …

How Do You Approach Challenges in Your Work?

Challenges offer growth. They create opportunity to make mistakes and learn from them and discover that we can overcome difficulty when we try hard …

Motivation

Make People Feel Good About Themselves with Two Questions

To give someone a boost, ask them about a specific aspect of their life where they are doing well, and follow it up with a generic question about …

Happiness

Translate Crowd-sources Translations With Text, Voice, and Camera

Android/iOS: If you are travelling and can't speak the local language, having Translate (by Translate.com) on your phone might bail you out. The app …

Language

Zoom While Taking Photos to Remember the Event Perfectly

Taking photos of an event impairs your memory, finds a new study by Fairfield University. But instead of dropping your camera entirely, you can …

How to Wear a Tuxedo: A Man's Guide to Black Tie | The Art of Manliness

Nothing makes a man feel as sharp and debonair (and makes the ladies swoon) as when donning a tuxedo.<p>Unfortunately, “black tie” is an often …

Here's What People Are Actually Watching On Their Smartphones And Tablets, As TV Goes Mobile

There's a glut of video available. Fifteen percent of all online video is already being viewed on mobile devices. Another significant slice is being viewed through apps on smart TVs and set-top boxes.<p>But what kind of content is keeping audiences glued to all their screens, and how is it different …

Mobile

Why Siri Could Be the Killer App for Smartwatches

As we've said in this month's cover story, the wearable revolution is real and it's coming fast. For designers, though, putting computers on our …

Twitter Could Challenge Google And Facebook On Advertising Front, Analyst Says

Could Twitter challenge Google and Facebook for as dominant advertiser? According to one bullish analyst at RBC Capital Markets, the far-fetched-sounding scenario is actually quite likely.<p>RBC teamed up with Ad Age to survey over 900 advertisers to get a sense of what advertisers think of Twitter’s …

Microsoft gifts 20GB of extra SkyDrive storage to Windows Phone users for a year

Microsoft is distributing some holiday cheer to Windows Phone owners today with an email inviting them to activate a bonus 20GB of SkyDrive storage. The bump in cloud storage will be active for a year and users are given until the end of January to claim their slice of it. SkyDrive has grown …

Should All Cell Phones Come With “Kill Switches”?

A majority of Americans now own smartphones, and while that might be great news for app-makers, it’s becoming an increasing headache for law …

Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.<p>When it comes to secure text messaging, you're often entirely dependent on the whims of the message server. Wickr goes to great lengths to flip that …

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