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An App To Tell Your Boss To Go To Hell

Committing career suicide is just a few taps away.<p>Last year, inspired by a friend’s misadventures trying to break it off with a girl he’d had a drunken fling with the night before, app developers Jake Levine and Lauren Leto created BreakupText, an app that could quickly generate an overly dramatic …

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What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation

On November 21, 2013, a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $290 million in additional damages in its patent infringement lawsuit. This case–one in an ongoing series of trials–brought the total awards to Apple to about $930 million. A jury last year had already ruled that Samsung had …

Google just made it really easy for strangers to email you

You no longer need someone's email address to send them an email. At least, that will soon be the case if you want to email another Google+ user. A new Gmail "feature" will let you simply type in anyone's name into Gmail's "to" field and send them an email. Google announced the new Google+ …

Suicide and the 'Impure' Soul

New research says moral bias against suicide often comes from disgust over a tainted soul.<p>Around the world, about one million people die of suicide each year, according to the World Health Organization. Each death causes immeasurable harm: Friends, family members, and coworkers suffer loss, guilt, …

New Galaxy Gear to ditch ‘bulky design,’ get ‘more advanced’ features

The completely redesigned Galaxy S5 coming this spring will be paired with “an evolution of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch,” Lee Young Hee, executive …

FICO may start including your Facebook presence in your credit score

Lenders are increasingly looking at Facebook and Twitter in order to determine creditworthiness and the trend is percolating up to the point that now regulators are considering an intervention, according to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>Startup lending companies like LendUp and Moven check to see whether …

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EXPEDIT Cat Litter Box

<b>Materials:</b> EXPEDIT / DRÄLLA<p><b>Description:</b><br>Change the 2 short boards with the long one in the middle<br>Drill 4 new holes in the side walls for the long board<p>…

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Ana White | Collapsible Potting Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: DavidTR<p>Author …

Ikea Hack Attack! Making a Side Table

Why do Ikea Hacks always feel like cheating? There is almost a residual guilt that I feel when something so awesome comes from glorified trash. Not …

Lucy Cavendish gets ready for a post-separation Christmas

How the other half lives: Lucy Cavendish prepares to spend the festive season without her ex<p>Only a few more nights to go and the children could not be more excited. The tree is up. The <b>presents</b> are around the bottom of it. <b>Christmas</b> is finally upon us…<p>But it feels different this year. Last year I was …

Planning my Christmas mani. So much glitter, only...

Beauty: the end of animal testing

'The biggest problem lies in China, a huge market where animal testing is not only legal, it's mandatory'<p>I'm frequently asked for recommendations for products not tested on animals. Since last March, I've been very happy to tell people that the use of animals to test cosmetics or their ingredients …

The grooming boom: how high-maintenance grooming became the norm

Why do more and more women consider blow-dries, manicures, and eyebrow-threading an 'essential' part of their beauty regime - and what happened when our writer decided to forego her high-end regime for a week?<p>BY <b>Anna Magee</b> | 22 December 2013<p>As personal milestones go, my first blow-dry is up there …

How technology is changing our likes and loves

We take our iPads to bed and check Facebook on holiday - but at what cost? Experts reveal the effects of technology on our relationships, and what it could mean for the future<p>Once upon a time, we worried about how much television we watched. It would destroy our relationships, stop us communicating …

How to dress: the teddy bear coat

'This may well be the world's very first It coat. You need to buy one right now'<p>What do Carine Roitfeld, Kim Kardashian and I have in common? This coat. Nothing else, to be fair, but no matter. Such is the barrier-crashing, agenda-setting power of the teddy bear coat, which may well be the world's …