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The Inside Story of Wawa, the Beloved $10 Billion Convenience Store Chain Taking Over the East Coast

54 years old. $10 billion in revenue. This family-owned business is rapidly expanding--and ditching gas and cigarettes for kale salads and nerdy coffee.<p>In February, a few days after the Philadelphia Eagles had won their first Super Bowl, a suburban convenience store celebrated. Hard.<p>The …

Sonos users can now control Spotify with Alexa voice

Sonos has enabled voice control of Spotify via its Alexa-powered devices, including the brilliant Sonos One speaker.<p>Now Sonos owners can ask Alexa for artists, songs, albums or playlists and have Spotify serve up the music. The Sonos One originally launched with a choice of either Amazon Music or …

Fighting Cancer's Crisis of Confidence, One Study at a Time

Every year the US government spends $5 billion on cancer research. That’s not counting outgoing Vice President Joe Biden’s $1 billion cancer …

Old Confronts New In A Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Ernest Peterson has spent his entire adult life in Washington, D.C. — almost all of it in Shaw, a neighborhood of colorful row houses and tree-lined side streets about 2 miles from the White House. In Shaw, Peterson bought his first house and started a business. And, for 20 years, on the Saturday …

21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success

We help you discover hidden features in your favorite streaming device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

This might be Alexa's coolest trick yet

One of the best things about the CNET Smart Home is that it gives us a controlled environment for testing out some pretty comprehensive connected home setups. We've already taken deep dives with whole-home services like AT&T Digital Life and decked out our living room with the fanciest smart …

8 Things I Never Knew About Lyme Disease—Until I Got It Myself

This editor never even saw a tick on her. But the effects of her Lyme disease didn’t stay nearly as hidden<p>One morning in the beginning of August, I noticed a tightness in my upper left thigh as I got out of bed.<p>I had just powered through an intense leg workout the night before, so I wasn’t too …

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

• <b>Warren Buffett's secret to success is intense focus — instead of doing more, he does less.</b>• <b><br>He once told his pilot that in order to reach his goals, he needed to do three things.</b>• <b><br>The first was to write down his 25 top goals, and then circle the top 5 most important.</b>• <b><br>Then, separate the top 5 into their</b> …

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Xbox One Owners Might Have "Free" Games Waiting for Them

If you used to own an Xbox 360 and currently own an Xbox One, you might have some unexpected games waiting to be discovered. As The Verge discovered, …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened.

Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I called Doug Kechijian, D.P.T., of Resilient …

The Veggie Burger’s Ascent

It had been a culinary nobody, mushy and maligned.<p>But when a chef as decorated as Daniel Humm turns his attention to perfecting a veggie burger, the signal is clear: That second-fiddle vegetarian staple has arrived.<p>Mr. Humm, whose restaurant Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan has three Michelin …

12 Healthy Cinnamon Recipes to Boost Metabolism in the Most Delicious of Ways

We love that spicy-sweet cinnamon is good for you — it's a metabolism booster, immune system supporter, cancer fighter, and blood sugar regulator! It's also loaded in vitamins and minerals, and can help fend off heart disease.<p>We know adding cinnamon to recipes isn't too challenging; after all, it's …

32 Vegan Lunches You Can Take to Work

Whether you follow the "vegan before 6 p.m." routine, you're taking a Beyoncé-like vegan challenge, or you're animal-free through and through, it seems like more and more of us have tried a vegan diet. While going vegan may take a bit more thought and effort than an unrestricted diet, with a little …

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Lower Your Carb Intake With These Banana-Free Smoothies

It's not at all unusual to crave a no-banana smoothie given that every single smoothie recipe on the planet seems to contain the fruit. Whether you're tired of the taste of bananas or just looking to cut back on carbs, these nine banana-free smoothies are sure to satisfy. All contain good-for-you …

Skip the Sugar Crash With These Low-Sugar Smoothies

While sipping on a fruit smoothie is better than biting into a shiny, glazed doughnut any day, if you're watching your sugar intake, an all-fruit smoothie might not be your first choice. Try these low-sugar smoothie recipes, all containing under 20 grams of sugar.

Breakfast of Champions: Fuel Up Like an Elite Athlete With 3 Simple Recipes

The upcoming Olympic Games got us thinking about the term "breakfast of champions." Because beyond the cereal box, we know that elite athletes are eating very specific, deliberate foods to fuel their bodies in a strategic way. So what is the <i>real</i> breakfast of champions? What do marathon runners, …

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10 New Design Books You Need To Read Before Summer Ends

From coffee-table tomes to glossy monographs–and one of the most talked about comics this year.<p>It’s late July: School is out, the heat is oppressive, and summer vacation-brain is imminent. It’s a great time to catch up on your reading, and luckily there are plenty of new books out this summer for …

LinkedIn’s Top Three Secrets To Getting Hired In 2016

LinkedIn’s Eddie Vivas has a front-row seat to the changes reshaping the job market. Here’s what he says you need to know.<p>Pop quiz: How many companies were looking for people with a background in cloud computing in 2014? So few that it didn’t even make LinkedIn’s list of the most sought-after job …

How to Choose the Right Paving and Decking Material

While lawns have their place, at least part of the garden floor needs paving or some kind of hard surface to make it easy to move around in, and to create outdoor sitting and dining areas. In smaller gardens, every inch of space is valuable, particularly if you like to entertain outside. A hard …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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Build the Ultimate Entertainment System for Dad

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Bill Gates: Read these 5 books this summer

Bill Gates is a technology pioneer as founder of Microsoft. He is one of the world's richest people. And he now is focused on promoting education and health around the world. What does somebody like that recommend for summer reading? Here are five of his recommendations.<p>Gates, the founder of the …

This Calculator Shows You The Right Way to Hang a Hammock

Everyone loves lounging in a hammock, but hanging one securely can be tough. This calculator will do all the math for you so you get a perfect fit …

Fighting Cancer By Putting Tumor Cells On A Diet

Cancer dogma holds that most malignancies are caused by DNA mutations inside the nuclei of cells, mutations that ultimately lead to runaway cellular proliferation. Given the countless genetic blips that have been associated with various cancers, the illness has actually come to be seen as a complex …

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The Best Streaming Workouts

Anything from travel, to hellish work hours, to a generally all-over-the-place schedule, can put the breaks on an exercise routine. The beauty of …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

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Remodeling 101: The Viking vs. Wolf Range Debate

The offerings in professional-style ranges for the home kitchen have multiplied over the years, but two of the standard bearers still reign: Viking …

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