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New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs

Network to Remove Unpaid Plugs in User News Feeds<p>Chrisy Bossie built a $100,000-a-year gemstone e-commerce business by sharing information about her products on her company’s Facebook page several times a week.<p>“Steals in the Shop! I have a TON of new 36-inch-long necklaces, most priced at $15, …

Marketing

4 de Julio ‘Latinazo’: 20 señales que EE.UU. es hispano (fotos y videos)

El Día de la Independencia lo celebramos todos los credos y etnias del país. Pero nosotros celebramos las razones que demuestran que “América” es más …

Midyear roundup: The 10 best “Colbert Report” segments of 2014 — so far

Featuring the Ballad of Cliven Bundy, Patrick Stewart as a Louisiana resident and Colbert’s war against Amazon<p>The unofficial "Colbert Report" countdown has begun: In a little over a year, one of America's favorite satirical news shows will fold into "The Minority Report," as Stephen Colbert heads …

UC Berkeley's rare 'Queen of the Andes' plant blooms 75 years early

A rare South American Puya raimondii plant, known for taking up to 100 years to bloom, has started to pop in Berkeley after just 24, which may be a world record.<p>Planted as a seed in 1990 at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, the 20-foot Puya unexpectedly sprouted a bud on May 3. The bud stalk …

San Francisco Bay Area

Pentagon Grounds Entire F-35 Fleet

The Department of Defense grounded the United States’ entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets after a fire at Eglin Air Base in Florida raised questions …

Viral Video Of Kids Greeting Classmate 'May Change The Way We Think About Each Other'

This warm welcome is bringing smiles to people’s faces all across the Internet.<p>Last week, comedian Shawn Harris posted two videos of his son, Tyler, returning to school after having been absent for a week with a stomach virus. The reactions from Tyler’s classmates upon seeing him are …

Viral

What If America Had Lost the Revolutionary War?

A Fourth of July thought experiment<p>The Fourth of July—a time we Americans set aside to celebrate our independence and mark the war we waged to achieve it, along with the battles that followed. There was the War of 1812, the War of 1833, the First Ohio-Virginia War, the Three States' War, the First …

Supercarrier made in Britain hailed as flagship for Better Together campaign

HMS Queen Elizabeth, built in England and Scotland, held up as prime example for why Scots should vote no on independence<p>Britain's largest ever warship, a vast aircraft carrier, has been welcomed into the Royal Navy's fleet with a dull thunk of a bottle of Islay malt whisky cracked over its …

The Surprising Drinking Habits of Our Founding Fathers

My fellow Americans, we live in a time of political gridlock, of discord and intractability within the storied halls of government. Both sides of the aisle will often resurrect our Founding Fathers to beef up their positions, quoting them (or, more often, misquoting them) in support of one thing or …

Party Like It's 1776 at America's Oldest Pubs

As soon as colonists set foot on American soil, they started building taverns and pubs, and they've been an important piece of American history ever since. In the early colonial days, they were meeting places, restaurants, social clubs, post offices, and much more--you could even say that the idea …

The End Of This Guinness Commercial Will Melt Your Heart

Guinness is back with another heartwarming advertisement this Fourth of July. To create the video, the beer maker again teamed up with BBDO New York, the ad agency behind last year's wildly popular wheelchair basketball ad.<p>We won't say too much about about the ad, but we will say it's important on …

Alcohol

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …