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11 Things to Know When Filling Out Your Tax Return This Year

Tax season news you can use.<p>Tax season is almost here, and with it comes all the usual issues of paperwork and confusion. But this year might be …

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Fashion Journalism

How The Hackers Broke Into Sony And Why It Could Happen To Any Company

How did they do it?<p>There have been just enough details leaked to the press and analyzed by security experts to put it together.<p><b>This was a targeted attack.</b> That means the hackers set out to break into Sony. A targeted attack is the hardest to stop.<p>"Against a sufficiently skilled, funded and …

Kim Jong-un

Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it

Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup now says Instagram is worth $35 billion. That's almost <i>49 times</i> higher than …

The Wroclove Design Festival 2014 Branding

It's always awesome to start the week off with inspiration for a beautiful branding project. This week we feature the visual identity created for the …

Graphic Design

I finally broke up with my bank, and you should probably break up with yours, too

A decade later, I found myself still banking at what has become Chase. There were a couple of reasons for this: I've lived in New York since I was 18, and there are branches everywhere.<p>Even though Chase charges you to use a non-Chase ATM, it rarely presented a huge problem because there's generally …

Personal Finance

Portuguese bricklayers paid £1,000 a week due to shortage of UK workers

Building firms are having to hire bricklayers from Portugal, paying them £1,000 a week, because of a shortage of workers from the UK, it has been revealed.<p>A study by employment group Manpower confirmed fears from across British industry of a problem taking on suitably skilled employees.<p>One in three …

Facebook Has Big Plans To Save Users From Instant Regret

Wired reports Facebook researcher Yann LeCun "wants to build a kind of Facebook digital assistant that will, say, recognize when you're uploading an embarrassingly candid photo of your late-night antics."<p>This assistant would show up like an angel on your shoulder to ask you if you were absolutely …

Artificial Intelligence

This Futuristic Home Would Be Built Entirely From 'Smart Glass'

The Photon Project<p>UK start-up company The Photon Project has announced its plan to launch the Photon Space, the world's first intelligent all-glass living unit.<p>Motivated by the major positive benefits that natural light can have on our energy levels, sleep pattern and overall health, the goal of …

Taming corporate power: the key political issue of our age | George Monbiot

Big business and its lobbyists have taken control of our politics. But there is an alternative. In the first of a new series, here’s how we can take on the fat cats<p>Does this sometimes feel like a country under enemy occupation? Do you wonder why the demands of so much of the electorate seldom …

The US Paradox Of Poverty Is Almost Impossible To Escape

So starting in 1964 and for almost a decade, the federal government poured at least some of its resources in the direction they should have been going all along: toward those who were most in need. Longstanding programs like Head Start, Legal Services, and the Job Corps were created. Medicaid was …

UK driving test to take new turns

The three-point turn could be dropped from driving tests after the government signalled the biggest shakeup in 20 years.<p>Learners may be asked to use a satellite navigation system as part of a revised practical exam and the three-point-turn – more recently known as the “turn in the road” – could be …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Magnetism

Iran nuclear talks: Philip Hammond promises ‘last big push’ in Vienna

The UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, promised a “last big push’ on Monday morning to complete a nuclear agreement with Iran, but warned that negotiators in Vienna are still a long way apart.<p>Hammond was speaking at the end of an intensive weekend of talks which brought foreign ministers to the …

Should we spy on our children?

If you don't, you soon might. A range of new technology means you can now keep kids under surveillance 24/7 but is this good parenting, or Orwellian overkill?<p>It’s a Saturday night. My partner is away at a conference and I am at home holding the fort. We have five children and so, though I have one …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

For a Lasting Marriage, Marry Someone Your Own Age

Even a five-year age difference makes a couple 18 percent more likely to get divorced, compared to a couple born on or around the same year.<p>There are many predictors of the success of a marriage, among them the having of money, the having of children, and the length of time a couple spends dating …

Hackers used luxury hotel Wi-Fi to steal business executive's data, researchers say

Business executives visiting luxury hotels in Asia have been infected with malware delivered over public Wi-Fi networks, Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered.<p>The so-called ‘Darkhotel’ hackers managed to tweak their code to ensure that only machines belonging to specific targets were …

Pinterest's Demographics Mean It Could Become The Next Monster Social Advertising Platform

Pinterest, which has recently begun selling ads, is more unique than other social networks in terms of its audience makeup.<p>Pinterest is far more popular among women than men, and unlike some of its competitors it is popular <i>across</i> age brackets (including Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers).<p>Women are …

Social Media

Leed | Tag | ArchDaily

The collaboration of Bjarke Ingels Group and Westbank are celebrating two milestones in Canada, as the topping out of their innovative Vancouver …

New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World

Three New York-based architects discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of designing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.<p>A quarter-century since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former Soviet-bloc countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in some ways are still navigating the delicate transition …

Architecture

8 ways to get your daughter exercising

The Sweaty Betty founder Tamara Hill Norton shares her tips for encouraging girls to get physically active<p><b>1. Set an example</b><br>Your daughter will not believe exercise is important if you don’t do any yourself. Set an example: if you exercise then she will want to do it too. A good – and enjoyable – way …

Have your steak and eat it: how red meat could become healthier

Scientists in the US have discovered how red meat promotes a dangerous chemical reaction which leads to heart disease<p>A pill which could stop red meat causing heart disease is closer after scientists reported a breakthrough which they say could allow gastronomes to ‘have their steak and eat it.’<p>Red …

The 13 Best New Apps You May Have Missed

To help you find some apps that are fun and make your life a little easier, we've collected the best apps of the past month.<p>From apps that scan your proportions and send you a custom shirt to an app that will introduce you to your own international pen pal, you're bound to find something you'll …

Apps

13 best new Android apps and games released in October 2014

It’s the end of October and we hope everyone has/had a safe and fun Halloween! We’re getting into November, the weather is getting colder for some (warmer for others) and it’s time to round up the best new Android apps and games from October of 2014!<p>Camera51<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is Camera51. This …

Apps

Apple Has Forced A Huge Change At Samsung — As These 2 Phones Unveiled Last Night Show

The reason: Consumers held off buying them ahead of the launch of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in September in big-screen sizes that competed directly with the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 and 4, Samsung's other giant-size high-end models, the Financial Times says.<p>Now, Samsung has …

How to give up smoking, the philosophical way

What would it take to make you give up smoking? One writer found unexpected salvation in the teachings of her great-grandfather, who also happened to be Sigmund Freud<p>My mother smoked. I can remember the dark cave of Fred’s sweetshop where she sent me to buy five Player’s Weights, the smell of the …