Katherine Layson

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Improving Customer Satisfaction with Simple Analytics

Let’s say that you’re a customer service operations manager with a ton of data sitting on your desktop — customer service call stats, email data, customer satisfaction reports, etc. You’re staring at a mountain of customer shipping and delivery data, and an always-open daily dashboard counting …

Food Safety Week aims to educate Australians to prevent accidental food poisoning

The Australian Food Safety Information Council estimates there are more than four million cases of food poisoning every year, and this Food Safety …

Cop pulls over Google self-driving car, finds no driver to ticket

<b>(CNN) —</b> No driver? No ticket.<p>That, at least, was the result when a police officer pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars Thursday in Mountain View, California.<p>The car wasn't speeding. On the contrary, it was driving too slowly -- 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to the Mountain …

Autonomous Cars

The Ultimate Drugstore Beauty Haul: 8 It Girls Share Their Staples

Personal style is an art of assemblage. In the way the most treasured and well-worn pieces in your closet share a common thread of utility and allure, if not a price tag, the items on your shower shelves or inside your makeup bag can come from practically anywhere, and at any cost, so long as you …

Beauty

9 Wedding Photographers Reveal The Most Memorable Photo They've Ever Captured

These stunning images will absolutely take your breath away.<p>Wedding photographers capture memories that will last a lifetime. From a couple's first kiss as newlyweds to their celebratory first dance, professional photographers simply have a way of harnessing a multitude of emotions on film. And as …

The Most Overpriced Items On The Menu, According To Chefs

Spaghetti and meatballs. The wedge salad. A bottle of wine. You don't have to be a well-heeled foodie to know that you're overpaying for certain items on a restaurant's menu -- you just need to have bought groceries. Like once, ever.<p>By: Matt Meltzer<p>Spaghetti and meatballs. The wedge salad. A bottle …

Tap Water

Trend: The Double Ring

WEDDING JEWELRY<p><b>Double rings are dethroning traditional bands as the wedding ring of choice, creating a new trend in the world of weddings.</b>

I'm in an Open Marriage—and It Works

Can an open relationship endure without the love ebbing away? Emphatically yes, says Hannah Pine, and it can make a union stronger, saner—and maybe even improve your sex life.<p>It's getting light outside, and my husband is not yet home. I go to the hamper, pull out some of his dirty socks, and put …

BlackBerry Priv review: Android with a hardware keyboard is wonderful

BlackBerry has finally given in: The Canadian company has created an Android phone. Not only that, but the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful, expensive, and powerful device.<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry. Like many fans, I have long missed having the hardware keyboard that made BlackBerry phones …

Google just bought a startup that takes the pain out of editing videos

Fly Labs had produced a quartet of video-editing apps to help people "edit on the fly." One of the apps, Crop, turned vertical cellphone videos into horizontal, YouTube-friendly ones. Its newest release, Clips, turned small video fragments into so-called masterpiece short films.<p>In the Fly Labs …

Microsoft works with GameStop to help Xbox One combat PlayStation 4 Black Ops III bundle

November and December are the two most important months of the year for game sales, and Microsoft is working with a key retail partner to get off to strong start.<p>This weekend, GameStop is offering a deal where anyone who buys an Xbox One bundle will get an extra controller and a free game. But the …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Shop Our Favorite Korean Skin Care Products at Every Price Point

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

12 Cult Beauty Products That Live Up to the Hype

When it comes to beauty routines, we all have our own tried-and-true products that we can’t live without. However, there’s a select set of …

9 Supercharged Retinol Products That Will Transform Your Skin

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Immersive Indoor "Rain Room" Where Visitors Don’t Get Wet Arrives in Los Angeles

<i>Rain Room</i> is an initiative that explores the combination of art with technology by lending users the ability to control the weather. An immersive experience, people are invited into a “cacophonous interior downpour,” in which they are able to walk through a mystical rainstorm without getting wet. …

Los Angeles

Upcoming Galaxy Alpha benchmark results leak, suggest full HD screen and octa-core Exynos chip in mid-range package

Value for money in the smartphone industry has never been as good as it is now. As OnePlus revealed last week, it’s possible to bring specifications which we’d have considered top-tier just 12-18 months ago and sell them in a device half the price of today’s flagship phones. Samsung, it seems, is …

The Room Where the Internet Was Born

An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.<p>Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet. More specifically, we'd been …

The new accountants don't have finance degrees

Vivian Chen's university classmates could not hide their confusion when she sought a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers.<p>Ms Chen, who was completing a …

According to NASA, Antarctica is actually gaining ice

Antarctica is currently gaining more ice than it’s losing, according to a recent study by NASA.<p>The surprising findings, detailed in the Journal of Glaciology, doesn’t deny that glaciers are melting at an increased rate as a result of global warming, but suggests current gains outweigh the losses in …

What Your Engagement Ring Says About You

Your rock says so, so much about your personality.<p>Quite a bit of thought went into your engagement ring, whether you pinned favorites and dropped hints for months, or your fiancé enlisted a trusted friend—or picked it out on his own. There are a million rock/band permutations these days, so the …

BlackBerry's New Android Smartphone Could Be Its Last Device

BlackBerry Ltd.’s new Android phone hitting the market this week could be the company’s last attempt at making its devices profitable before ending …

Tried and Tested, the Reviews Are In!

We turned to our trusted <i>V.F.</i> sources to try some of the new and classic products from the coveted Beauty closet—from spot treatments to makeup and more—and here’s what they had to say.<p><b>Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel</b>: Oh my god. This is was my favorite thing that I tried! It was amazing. One small …

How to Smile at Work When You Don't Feel Like Smiling. Like, at All

There's evidence that smiles are indeed contagious, and that they make other people comfortable to be around you. Here's how to fake an employee-of-the-year megawatt grin.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues!</b> <i>All throughout November, Esquire senior editor and the author of 'Works Well With Others,' Ross</i> …

5 Amazing apps you won't hear people talking about

Apps

Water-Activated Street Murals Come to Life When It Rains

PANTONE recently collaborated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago‘s designers and art directors to transform Seoul, Korea's streets during the dreary monsoon season. The appropriately titled Project Monsoon venture began with the creative team painting Seoul's somber roads with …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Hey Taxi!

If you’ve been keeping up with consumer technology, you may heard of Amazon’s Dash Button. Just press the button and you’ll have your groceries …

Don't Even Think Of Storing Your Thanksgiving Potatoes In The Refrigerator

If the United States Potato Board says so, you listen.<p>If you've been storing your spuds in the fridge, you've been missing out on the real flavor of potatoes.<p>Many of us return home from grocery shopping and place all of our produce in the fridge ― it’s perishable, so the logic makes sense. Only, …