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5 Beauty Apps to Try

From virtually trying on makeup to ordering a hairstylist to your doorstep, these are the best beauty apps to download now.<p>1. <b>L'Oreal Makeup Genius</b><br>L'Oreal's new app is a game-changer for any beauty lover. Gone are the days of visiting drugstores or makeup counters to try on countless smudges of …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

U.S. Is a 'Rising Star' in Global Manufacturing

Economy<p>Call it the comeback kid.<p>A new ranking of the competitiveness of the world's top 25 exporting countries says the United States is once again a "rising star" of global manufacturing thanks to falling domestic natural gas prices, rising worker productivity and a lack of upward wage …

Manufacturing

Head injury during bar fight turns 'ordinary' guy into math whiz

When Jason Padgett pours cream into his morning coffee, this is what he sees:<p>“I watch the cream stirred into the brew. The perfect spiral is an important shape to me. It’s a fractal. Suddenly, it’s not just my morning cup of joe, it’s geometry speaking to me.”<p>Padgett’s world is bursting with …

Acts of bravery emerge from some of Korean ferry's crew, even as they're branded 'murderous'

As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety.<p>Nearly a week after the …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Time Management

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Headphones

Steve Jobs evidence latest battleground in Silicon Valley's no-hire case

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is the subject of debate in a case involving major technology companies and their alleged efforts to not poach employees from each other.<p>Tech employees represented in a class-action lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe petitioned US District Court Judge …

Alibaba's IPO Will be One of the Biggest in Tech

Alibaba isn’t a household name in the US, but the e-commerce firm from China is shaping up to hold one of the biggest technology IPOs that the US markets have ever seen.<p>Some insight into its size was revealed this week with its recent financial results — which were made public via shareholder …

India’s elections could be bad news for Walmart

As voting kicks off in India, the reported front-runner Bharatiya Janata Party has released its policy “manifesto,” laying out how the BJP would try to reboot India’s stalled economy and help the country to recover what the party calls its “innate vitality.” While scant on specifics and long on …

French organic winegrower fined for refusing to spray grapes with pesticide

A French organic winegrower who refused to spray his Burgundy vineyard with pesticide was ordered on Monday to pay a €500 fine for flouting official regulations.<p>The winegrower, Emmanuel Giboulot, had faced a possible six month jail sentence and €30,000 fine for refusing to spray his chardonnay and …

Pressure is on for Google to recreate past success

The world's biggest search engine reports its quarterly results this week, as it faces pressure to recreate its desktop-era success in the mobile world.<p>Google Inc. releases its fiscal first-quarter earnings after market close on Wednesday. The company's stock price is up about 34 per cent over the …

Motorola

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

There’s A 9-Hour Movie Of A Guy Walking Through Tokyo, And You’ll Want To Watch The Whole Thing

The movie, part of a new reality TV genre called “Slow TV,” debuted on French television late last month. Here’s a (much abbreviated) clip.<p>Foot by foot, 28-year-old Ludovic Zuilli walks slowly and deliberately through Tokyo, but as he walks, the city around him unwinds. Salarymen hurry backward …

McDonald's Shuts Its Restaurants In Crimea

McDonald's, citing the "evolving situation" in Crimea, said Friday it was closing its three restaurants on the Black Sea peninsula, but the move has prompted one prominent Moscow politician to call for the fast-food giant to be booted from all of Russia.<p>"Due to operational reasons beyond our …

One Missing Flight Could Hurt Malaysia's Entire Economy

Tourism is already down after MH370's disappearance, and the worst is still to come.<p>Chinese citizens, furious with Malaysia’s bungled handling of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, are canceling their vacation plans, encouraged by celebrities like Chinese actor Chen Kun, who called for a travel …

Apple plans big Maps updates for iOS 8: Transit directions, better data, and more

Slowly, but steadily, Apple is working to make its Maps app as useful as Google Maps.<p>With the upcoming iOS 8 update, Apple is gearing up to make its biggest changes yet to Maps with the addition of transit directions and a slew of new data from a variety of sources, sources tell 9to5Mac.<p>Currently, …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

Kim Jong Un 'elected' with 100% of the vote

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100% turnout.<p>North Koreans went to the polls …

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work (SSIR)

<b>The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work</b><p><i>Erica Gabrielle Foldy & Tamara R. Buckley</i><p>217 pages, Russell Sage Foundation,</i> …

Restaurant offers 50 percent discount for turning off phone

Look your lover in the face. Tell him or her why they're the best, most gorgeous, most intelligent, inspiring person you've ever met.<p>Then dig into your mackerel or your malloreddus.<p>That's how a romantic meal should go. Instead, these days, the obligatory phones lie on the table like needy puppies. …

This Swedish Subway Ad Understands How Hard It Is To Keep Your Hair Nice When The Train Blows Past

The curious dual nature of public transportation means that the arrival of a subway train is met with both the thrill of knowing that you don’t have to wait in a station anymore, and the unpleasant experience of dealing with a train that’s about to zoom by you, blowing your hair and screaming in …

Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality - And National Economies

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- It's no secret that gender inequality has far-reaching consequences for any society. But when an entire system is inherently …

How do Singapore's poor families get by?

<b>Nurhaida Binte Jantan is making dinner. She is roasting otah-otah, a Malay dish of fish paste wrapped in banana leaves, over a portable stove.</b><p>She is a 29-year-old unemployed single mother with six children from five to 13 years old. She lives in a tiny flat, just 30 square metres, with little …