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Families Get Screwed Sending Dollars To Mexico. TransferWise Does It 4X Cheaper

Money transfers are a crooked racket. They’re designed to hide just how much cash they steal from immigrant workers sending funds to family back home. Western Union, Moneygram, even PayPal’s Xoom trumpet that they only charge around $5, but quietly pocket people’s money by setting their own unfair …

Digital Currency

Lightsaber Yourself With Facebook’s Star Wars Profile Pics

Show you’re down with The Force this week then hide your Jedi ways with Facebook’s new Star Wars temporary profile pictures.<p>Just in time for the release of The Force Awakens, click here then hit the Try It button and Facebook will let you add a scary red Dark Side cross-guard lightsaber or a …

Star Wars

Thanks To Google, Your Phone Now Doubles As A Lightsaber

Every single time I see something else pushing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” I roll my eyes. And then I try something else where I think “OK, that was pretty smart.” Disney has teamed up with every brand known to man to promote the film, which premiered last night in Los Angeles. One of the …

Star Wars

Song Lyrics App Musixmatch Hacks Its Way To 50M Downloads/30M MAUs, Adds Spotify Support

I tend to shy away from trumpeting a startup’s metrics on their behalf or covering incremental app updates, but it has been a while since I heard from Musixmatch. The company originally pitched itself as an ‘IMDB for song lyrics’ and differentiates from a number of competing lyrics sites by being …

Lyrics

Adobe’s New App, Adobe Post, Lets Anyone Create Professional Graphics

Adobe unveiled a new social graphics app today called Adobe Post, which now joins an expanding suite of applications aimed at encouraging mobile creativity, including Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, and several others. However, unlike many apps in Adobe’s lineup, Post is not only targeted at …

Apps

Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

More consumers were unwrapping new “phablet” devices this holiday season, according to a report out this afternoon from Flurry. The big-screened form factor, whose name is a mashup of “phone” and “tablet,” accounted for 27 percent of a new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas – a …

Hit the Top

Show Off Your Snapchat Stories Forever On Slinger

Ephemerality be damned. Some art deserves to live longer than 24 hours. So rather than just squirrel away your saved Snapchat Stories, you can upload them to Slinger. It’s a new app aiming to be the permanent home for vertical videos. And thanks to its Popular page and the ability to Like videos, …

Social Media

Amazon’s Other App Store, Alexa’s “Skills” Section, Has Quietly Grown To Over 130 Apps

Amazon has been quietly building out an ecosystem of applications for its connected device, the Amazon Echo. While nowhere near as well-known or buzzed about as the two top app stores on the market today – Apple’s iTunes App Store and Google’s Play Store – the Echo app store, aka the “Skills” …

Apps

The Life Lessons To Teach Your Child As Soon As Possible, According To AskReddit Users

Ever wondered what your kids <i>really</i> need to know about before starting school or nursery?<p>A new thread on AskReddit called 'What is something you …

Kids
Televisions

4 Steps to Falling in Love With Yourself

My psychologist recently posed the question: "For you, what is self-love?"<p>I've devoted every day of the last few years to building a business and a brand that revolves around the tagline "love yourself," so I was surprised to find myself without an answer.<p>It is often said, "We teach what we need to …

Love

Tap Dancing Love Birds Put All of Our Pathetic Relationships To Shame

This is it; we will never be capable of real romance again.<p>The blue-capped cordon bleu, a three-inch finch native to Ethiopia, has both the most …

Your love life, according to apps

When it comes to love… there’s an app for that.<p>These days, the entire lifecycle of your romance is covered by apps. From the endless quest to find love, to reigniting a lost spark, or in the worst case scenario – helping you through your divorce.<p>It makes sense that this new platform, DivorceForce, …

Relationships

On breaking up while you're still in love

For most of my life, I had believed that break-ups only occurred after some terrible breach of trust. Some act of infidelity. There was a specific …

8 Reasons Why People Who Love Gardening Are Good Lovers

“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hand into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”<p>– Kate Morton, <i>The</i> …

How To Love Without Losing Yourself

I discovered this week that I've been holding something back from a lot of my clients and readers.<p>I've been holding back expressing all the ways that my relationship with Hemal (my husband) is the kind of love you see in those cheesy romantic comedies.<p>I was almost afraid to share how happy we are. …

Relationships

2 Sentences That Perfectly Sum Up The Meaning Of True Love

One of the best feelings in the world is, without question, love. We fall into it, seek it out, cherish it, share it -- it's an experience and expression that everyone can understand, regardless of who they are, what language they speak or where they live. Yet, for as universal as love is, it's …

Relationships

Uterus Transplants and the Social Pressures of Biological Motherhood - Ms. Magazine Blog

Last week, the Cleveland Clinic announced that it would begin performing uterus transplants on U.S. women. Over the next several years, 10 women …

A Guide To Parenting Your Spirited, Emotional, Or Difficult Child

My first child (who is now, blessedly, 20) was a horrifically colicky infant. She cried for basically the first eight months of her life. It was not a good time. After we both survived those eight months, she turned into a sweet toddler. She wasn't tantrum-y. If I said, "Don't touch that thing, …

Parenting