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Awake, Online, And Sleep-Deprived – The Rise Of The Teenage 'Vamper'

About three years ago, a teenage girl was talking with me and other students about using her cell phone late at night. She told us how she waited …

4 steps to take charge of your career

In theory, most of us understand the importance of career development. It’s ironic, therefore, that so few of us actually have a solid approach to …

Research Shows There May Be A Hidden Dark Side To Working With Introverts

Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet,” brought worldwide recognition to the less overt assets introverts bring to the workplace. While extroversion had historically been regarded as “ideal,” Cain’s book pointed out how office settings often play to the strengths of extroverts. Armed with new insight into the …

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and the Glass Cliff

Marissa Mayer is in trouble.<p>An excellent new <i>New York Times Magazine</i> cover story makes the case. Yahoo’s revenues are flat. Its raison d’être is a …

The People Saving The Most On Cheap Gas Probably Don't Even Care

As gasoline — a refined product of oil — becomes cheaper, consumers will have more money in their pockets, which they will then go out and spend on other goods and services.<p>However, a research note from UBS indicates that the effect on the US economy might be a bit more limited than many expect — …

Oil

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

The 12 Best Apartments on TV

We've rounded up the most iconic apartments on television for a little weekend redecorating inspiration.<p>In honor of the return of fall TV (as well as this week's news that Friends is headed to Netflix), we've rounded up the most iconic apartments on television for a little weekend redecorating …

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

Paris is a snail -- no, literally, a snail. The shape of the city is clearly defined by its 20 districts (<i>arrondissements</i>). Numbered from one to 20, the metropolis unfolds from its center, with <i>le premier arrondissement</i> (1st), to its last tail bit, <i>le 20 ième arrondissement</i> (20th). The heart of the …

France

Cathy Dominic's personal economy