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Five of Uber's six NYC bases suspended over withheld records

New York’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) is hobbling Uber. The agency, which licenses taxicabs in New York City, is temporarily suspending five out of six of the company’s car hubs until they hand over electronic records of drivers’ trips. The decision was outlined in a ruling published on …

New York City

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

Self-improvement

Some home sellers want to take everything, including kitchen sink

It's not unusual that a favorite light fixture does not remain in the house when it is sold. And every once in a while, a house will be listed with the special notation that certain outside plantings don't transfer.<p>But an entire kitchen?<p>Yes, according to a listing that caught Cindy Jones' eye …

6 things I wish I’d known about marriage when I got married

The sooner you understand that there’s no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse, the happier you’ll be<p><b>1. There’s no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse.</b><p>I just blew your mind, didn’t I? Here’s the thing: Your spouse isn’t your child. Your spouse is your partner, a fellow …

Framing

Samsung's Smartphone Business Is Slipping, But We're About To Learn Its Plan To Fix That

There, one of Samsung's three CEOs, BK Yoon, will give the opening keynote for the conference.<p>However, the keynote won't focus on the biggest profit driver at Samsung, its mobile phone and tablet business. That segment is faltering and mostly to blame for Samsung's 60% drop in profits from a year …

Virtual Reality

10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the USA

Why take just the lane when you can take the whole road? Pedal blissfully through stunning scenery on these car-free roads, lanes, and bike paths.<p>There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails and bike paths, where the bike is king of the road. On these 10 routes, take in the …

Hiking

Hilarious Family Portraits Capture the Chaos of Being a Parent

As any parent knows, raising a family isn't always a walk in the park. Lifestyle photographer Danielle Guenther captures this sentiment in <i>Best Case Scenario</i>, a hilarious series that presents some of the messy, chaotic moments of parenting in a comical light.<p>Guenther, who regularly visits different …

Parenting

The Dirt on Dirt: 5 Things You Should Know About Soil

It's World Soil Day: why our life depends on it.<p>We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?<p>The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is giving soil …

Raiders put on show vs. Harbaugh, who could be their next coach

The 46 Oakland Raiders players who dressed and were active for Sunday looked across the field and saw their future.<p>Maybe.<p>Amid the waves of rumors …

NFL

The Best Apps For People Who Don't Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Personal Finance

6 industries that can’t find workers fast enough

Slide 1 of 8<p>Companies are clearly looking for employees — in the first nine months of 2014 alone, companies created roughly two million new jobs — …

Employment

Over 4000 Scots children face being homeless over Christmas this year, housing charity warns

SHELTER Scotland highlighted a "chronic" shortage of affordable social housing as the root problem, as the charity launched its Christmas …

Housing

Philippines brace for another powerful typhoon

Villagers fled their coastal homes and sparked panic-buying in grocery stores and gas stations in a central Philippine region Thursday as an approaching powerful storm brought back nightmares of last year's deadly onslaught from Typhoon Haiyan.<p>Government forecasters said Typhoon Hagupit, which was …

Electric week is not over yet

Then there’s the thunder and the heavy rainfall that have accompanied four nights of unpredictable storms around the state.<p>That’s brought transport …

Weather

Enormous dust storm engulfs town

The south-western town of Bedourie’s name actually means “dust storm”, but its 110 residents had never seen anything like the enormous cloud that …

Storms

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine.<p>The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned itself back on.<p>The spacecraft is currently 2.9 …