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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

The 5 Content Strategy Shortcuts That Aren't Shortcuts At All

Building a content strategy isn't effective when you cut corners. Columnist Rebecca Lieb delves into some popular shortcuts — and explains why they …

Marketing

What U.S. can learn from Singapore

<b>(CNN) —</b> In thinking about the United States' enduring racial divide, I found myself intrigued by lessons from an unlikely source: Singapore. To help prepare for a trip there next week (as a guest of the National University of Singapore), I asked the country's deputy prime minister, Tharman …

CNN

The best cocktail in 20 countries around the world

And since most countries offer drinks that are more exciting than your average gin and tonic, chances are, you'll end up trying something you've never had or even heard of before.<p>From a hot and spicy canelazo in Ecuador to a chilled glass of lion's milk in Turkey, here are 20 cocktails that you …

Ernest Hemingway

Renting: Awful for Just About Everyone Right Now

Twenty-five percent of Americans are spending more than half of their income just to keep a roof over their head.<p>If you’ve gone through the painstaking process of renting a new apartment in the past few years, you probably faced some sticker-shock. Vacancy rates are low, really low. And despite …

Housing

Katz's Deli Wins Top Dog

<i>The venerable Lower East Side deli proves it’s about more than just pastrami, with its hot dog being voted No. 1 in the U.S.</i><p>As if we needed another …

U.S.-Cuba embassy deal could boost bid to undercut trade embargo

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - An historic agreement to restore diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana could provide fresh momentum for lawmakers and activists seeking to chip away at - and eventually upend - the 53-year-old U.S. trade embargo.<p>Despite Democratic President Barack Obama’s …

Cuba

Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

You know it when it happens: All of a sudden, everyone on the Internet is talking about the same thing. What does it mean for the future of information?<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began …

Charlie Hebdo

How to Pickle Basically Everything

Ask me what I'd do with nearly any summer vegetable, and the answer is almost always the same: "Pickle it." Yellow squash, pickle it. Green beans, …

Ginger

Netflix hit with 'cloud tax' as Chicago targets online consumers

Chicago is marking Independence Day this year with fireworks, hot dogs – and sweeping new tax rules that require companies to collect a 9% levy every …

New FLIR One thermal camera for iOS and Android lets you 'see' in the dark

FLIR One (2nd gen) review<p>Seeing heat<p>Lighter than before<p>Greater thermal clarity<p>Taking the temperature<p>Thermal panoramas<p>Thermal styles<p>Before and …

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The European Commission is ordering Google to make some big changes to the way it displays search results.</b> A charge sheet was sent to the search giant in April.<p><b>2. Apple could be developing an iPhone with no physical home button.</b> It could instead read fingerprints and presses made on the</b> …

Kaspersky Lab

The Roof of America: Trekking in the Peruvian Andes - Photographs and text by Eric Hodges | LensCulture

While most people that travel to Peru go to Machu Picchu, in 2013, I traveled to the high mountains of Northern Peru. This was a difficult 30 day trip of trekking and climbing. The vast majority of the trek was at 4200m or more with 10 high passes ranging from 4600m to 5000m. The two mountains were …

South America

Google finally makes ‘Undo Send’ an official feature of Gmail on the Web

In what could be described as one of the longest “experimental” periods of any product feature, Google is finally bringing the life-saving “Undo Send” option to the main settings on the Web version of Gmail.<p>Google first introduced Undo Send to Gmail way back in March 2009, so you could be forgiven …

Apps

SC lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to debate Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to consider removing the Confederate flag from their Statehouse grounds and other politicians took aim at Civil War-era symbols across the South, saying change is imperative after police said nine black churchgoers were …

Charleston Church Shooting