Stephanie Garcia

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London's best Halloween parties and events

Halloween is almost upon us, and to mark the occasion attractions, bars and even a ballroom are hosting special events that range from the mildly scary to the thrilling and downright gruesome.<p>A horrible hunt<p>For Londoners, happening upon the blue plaques that commend the great and the good of the …

Spotify Makes Amazing Story-Telling Playlists For Customers With Questions

If you've got a question for Spotify, not only will it answer you, it will answer you with a song.<p>Have a concern? A question? Find a bug? Tweet at the Spotify customer service Twitter handle @SpotifyCares or send the streaming-music company an email, and you'll likely get a fun personalized …

Buy-to-let nightmare: £56,000 of damage and my insurer won't pay

One couple found their home of 36 years trashed after tenants grew cannabis inside<p>It’s every landlord’s worst nightmare. When Richard Meryon, a retired captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Rosalind, rented out their Devon home their tenants destroyed the house and everything in it.<p>When they …

This Woman Made An Amazing Wedding Dress For $30

And she did it all while riding the bus to work.

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Here's A Great Way To Find A Cheap Flight If You Don't Care Where

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

Protecting Your IRA For The Future: What You Need To Know About A Recent Court Case

Imagine this: A mom or dad leaves an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to his or her adult child as the IRA beneficiary. Years later, that son or daughter runs into financial trouble and files for bankruptcy, thinking that at least the inherited IRA will be off-limits to bankruptcy creditors …

'Internet Slowdown' Campaign Gets Backing from YouTube, Twitter and Netflix

Twitter, YouTube and NetFlix have joined the Internet Slowdown day of action with the aim of promoting net neutrality and preventing the passing of …

Now YouTube Stars Are Landing Major Magazine Covers

Is this the dawn of a new cover girl era? Instead of a traditional celeb cover, teen mag <i>Seventeen</i> put YouTube star <b>Bethany Mota</b> on their October cover, and the issue itself is devoted to the wonder kids of YouTube, from <b>Michelle Phan to Zoella</b>. Inside, Mota's interview is pretty much a love letter to …

Someone Uploaded the Entire, Long-Forgotten ‘Beatles’ Cartoon Series to YouTube

Of all the Beatles’ projects, the one that seems to get the least respect among purists is <i>Yellow Submarine</i>, the 1968 animated film inspired by their …

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How to Appropriately Promote Yourself on YouTube

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Most people don’t think about YouTube the same way they do Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. It’s less a “social media” site and more a get-your-cat-video-fix site. But that’s missing the point of YouTube.<p>I think that YouTube is an untapped opportunity for …

YouTube Will Pay Its Stars To Make Videos

Google’s YouTube has a wealth of homegrown talent — and it wants to keep it that way.<p>The video platform said Thursday it will invest in the creative types who have risen to Internet stardom on YouTube. The deals are intended to help its organically grown creators make high-quality content for the …

YouTube Is Paying Millions To Keep Its Biggest Stars On The Site

In a post on the official YouTube Blog, Alex Carloss, the head of YouTube originals, said Google would be funding new video projects from YouTube's big names. No details were revealed in the blog post, although Re/code is reporting that YouTube will be spending "millions" on "high-quality" content …

YouTube Spending Millions to Keep Its Stars From Leaving

In an effort to keep its stars from decamping to other video-hosting platforms, <b>YouTube</b> will be funding a select number of its best and brightest to help subsidize video production costs. According to Re/code, this isn't YouTube's first stab at funding videos for its own platform—a couple of years …

Netflix users watching 92 minutes a day, but YouTube remains king

Netflix pushed out 7 billion hours of content from April through June, spread over the 50.05 million subscribers Netflix said it had as of June. That's nearly 92 minutes of viewing per day per subscriber, according to a new research report from The Diffusion Group. <br>The average Netflix subscriber, …

Sorry, Netflix and Hulu: YouTube is the top spot to watch TV online

YouTube is the most popular source for online TV, with Netflix coming in second and Hulu third. That’s the conclusion of a 2,400-person survey conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates, one of broadcast television’s most respected consulting firms. The survey was conducted in June 2014, with the …

YouTube Stars Are Replacing Hollywood A-Listers In Campaigns Encouraging Young People To Vote — And It Just Might Work

The Daily Dot reports that "OurTime.org, one of the nation's largest voter empowerment organizations targeted at young voters, partnered with YouTuber Jenn McAllister, better known as JennXPenn," to create top-10 lists similar to the lists she creates for her popular YouTube channel to help kids …

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Alfie Deyes, the 21-year-old king of YouTube: ‘He’s normal, not like celebrities’

Publishing is in rude health, judging by the scene before me. I’m at the first standalone book-signing ever held in London’s enormous ExCeL Centre, where several thousand acolytes await the man whose debut instantly topped the Sunday Times and Amazon bestseller charts. Fans sit fiddling with their …

Las Vegas police bust pot grower who put his crop on YouTube

The old adage is: Advertising is good for business.<p>Here's another newer adage. Bragging about an illegal marijuana operation and posting it on YouTube for the whole world to see is, well, maybe not the best idea.<p>The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police busted Jason Pelletier and his wife, Stephanie, on …

In Seattle, compost your food scraps -- or else

<b>(CNN) —</b> Have you ever thrown away a banana peel or dumped expired milk into the garbage? Well, if you do it in Seattle you are in for a fine.<p>Under a new policy, passed 9-0 by the Seattle City Council earlier this week, those who fail to compost "food waste and compostable paper" will be …

Amtrak announces its first class of writers in residence

In the 1930s, hobos illicitly rode the rails; nowadays, authors are being invited onto trains thanks to Twitter and a new writers residency program launched by Amtrak.<p>On Wednesday, Amtrak announced the first class of resident writers, 24 authors who will ride its long-distance routes over the next …

Your Decision-Making Processes Are a Lot More Random Than You Realize

For the most part, we make decisions based on our prior experiences. But what about those situations that are completely new or unpredictable? A new …

YouTube star Zoella raising awareness of anxiety and panic attacks

YouTube star Zoella – aka British vlogger Zoe Sugg – has already seen her online success spawn a book deal with Penguin and a guest-presenting slot on Radio 1. Now she’s also taking a role as digital ambassador for mental health charity Mind.<p>The news was announced as Sugg launched her …

Scared of needles? Try swallowing them

If you're one of the many who fear needles, you might be in luck. Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital are working on an oral alternative to injections, and it involves the use of a capsule. On the pill's surface, tiny needles inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach …

UK's iconic red phone boxes go green to charge people's gadgets

The traditional red phone box, once a familiar sight on Britain's streets, used to provide a quick and simple way to communicate while traveling. However, as smartphones have become essential parts of our everyday lives, thousands of iconic booths have fallen out of use and been consigned to waste …

What To Do When You Can't Pay Your Student Loan Debt

What To Do When You Can’t Pay Your Student Loan Debt<p>Student loans are becoming a problem for more college graduates — or more particularly the …

Should Couples Combine Their Finances

One of the biggest decisions made by couples is whether or not to combine finances. Trying to decide whether or not to pull from a shared pool of …

How to Save Money: 6 Tips for Planning a Spending-Free Weekend

What's a spending-free weekend, you ask? It's two days in a row where you try not to spend <i>any</i> money on anything. No brunches. No coffee. No purchases …

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When my husband and I got engaged in 2010, I felt simultaneously thrilled and like I needed to brace myself for an oncoming wave.<p>The engagement …

How to Stretch Your Clothing Budget - Jessi Fearon

It can be hard to afford clothing, especially when you’re on a tight budget. Although, I don’t purchase many new clothes for myself, I still have to …

The 5 States With the Fairest Taxes (and the 5 Worst States)

Photo (cc) by 401(K) 2013<p>Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who has the fairest tax system of all?<p>According to a new survey by WalletHub, Montana’s state …