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Decorate Cookies Like a Pro This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, there's something about being a creative industry professional that makes you a prime target for delegation of certain …

Peter Thiel: People Are Scared Of The Future And Silicon Valley Doesn't Get It

Someone from the audience asked him what the one core insight into the universe he has that is most at odds with Silicon Valley conventional wisdom.<p>Thiel joked that there are a bunch of things that he believes are contrary to what people in the Valley believe, and that it would be "dangerous" to …

How A Five-Year-Old Startup Is Winning Deals Over A Huge $60 Billion Company

But every incumbent gets disrupted by a new startup at some point, and EMC has plenty of young, hungry companies nipping at its heels. One of them is Pure Storage, a five-year-old company that has raised over $470 million at a roughly $3 billion valuation.<p>The company says it increased revenues 8x …

Architizer

Funeral held for murdered Honduran beauty queen and sister

Grieving family members laid to rest a Honduran beauty queen and her sister amid drenching rains Thursday, pleading for divine justice after the women were shot to death in what police say was a jealous rage by the sister’s boyfriend.<p>Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, and her sister …

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

In the battle against the almighty Amazon (AMZN), Best Buy (BBY) just booked a win for the brick and mortar team.<p>The retailer reported Thursday that it nearly doubled its third quarter profit over last year as American consumers helped drive a bump in comparable store sales.<p>Best Buy's results are …

Flip phones are hip again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hipsters, rejoice. Next time you ride your fixed-gear bicycle to the the thrift store, where you find a vintage, grease-stained mechanic's shirt that matches your Rollie Fingers mustache and Grizzly Adams beard, there's an edgy, if technologically sub-optimal, way to tell your friends about …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

The top ten travel destinations across the world for post-wedding bliss<p>From Bali to the Amalfi Coast, these are the top ten honeymoon destinations across the world guaranteed to bring you post-wedding bliss.

Apple’s “Pirates Of Silicon Valley” Flag Gets Rehoisted

Legendary graphic designer Susan Kare recreates a computer counter-culture icon.<p>One of the most definitive and defiant pieces of counterculture art to ever come out of Silicon Valley is now available for purchase. Susan Kare—the designer behind all of the Mac’s beloved early iconography, as well as …

Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Google’s Project Loon, the company’s effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides toward a commercial launch. A few days ago we heard that Google will launch a test with Australia’s largest telco provider Telstra next …

Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

Santa Maria Novella at Bon Marché

From Catherine de Medici's Eau de Cologne, to traditional Rose Tonic via Melograno soaps and a host of ancient ointments, bestsellers from the …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Obesity used to be an issue primarily in well-off countries. It was one of those things flippantly dismissed as a "first-world problem." Now people are packing on the pounds all over the planet. In some fast-growing cities in China, for example, half the people are now overweight.<p>A new report from …

How Supercomputing Is Cracking The Mysteries Of Human Origins

The power of petaflops penetrates the mists of time<p>A Texas supercomputer capable of 9.6 quadrillion operations per second has solved a thorny problem in genetics, by looking at the bones of a young boy who died 24,000 years ago in Mal’ta in south-central Siberia.<p>Existing genetic models have …

Anthropology

How to Advance Your Photography with Aperture Priority Mode

Many photographers think that the next step after shooting in auto mode is jumping right into manual. But, as landscape and architecture photographer …

Landscape Photography

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Chiefs vs. Raiders 2014 final score: 3 things we learned from Oakland's 24-20 win

The Raiders won! The Raiders actually won a football game!<p>The Oakland Raiders are finally in the win column after a shocking 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Though they led for most of the game, the Raiders still needed a late comeback for their first win of the season.<p>After the Raiders …