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The 7-step morning ritual that will help you stay happy all day

Research shows that being happy actually makes you more productive. So let's kill two birds with one stone and focus on smiles.<p>What's the first step? Here's a little secret: Happy mornings don't start in the morning …

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health

Research shows that social media may not be so good for our mental health.<p>For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of …

Social Media

Woody Guthrie Wrote Angry Songs About Donald Trump's Dad

For two years, folk icon Woody Guthrie was a tenant in one of the Brooklyn apartment buildings managed by Fred Trump, father of current Republican …

Beaches

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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France 'underestimated' Central African Republic hatred

<b>France underestimated the level of hatred between Christian and Muslim communities in the conflict-riven Central African Republic, its ambassador to the UN has said.</b><p>Gerard Araud told a UN meeting on Wednesday that African Union and French forces were confronting a "nearly impossible" situation.<p>They …

Philippines web abuse ring smashed in UK-led operation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044575_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669072_71ced9207e634c47336c40564b3ffd38<p><b>A paedophile ring that streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet has been broken up after an operation by UK police and their</b> …

The iPhone 5c Is Driving Customers Into The Arms Of The iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5c isn’t a failure by any means, but even so, it’s not selling as well as most people would have expected, with sales of the iPhone 5s believed to outpace its plastic midrange sibling by as much as three to one. And while it’s true that the iPhone 5c is still selling well enough to make …

Catch Her Eye—Instantly!

All it takes is a little help from man’s best friend<p>Need a new wingman? Hit the pet store: Owning a dog makes you more attractive to the fairer sex, says new Israeli research.<p>After reading descriptions of different men, women preferred males with pups when selecting their ideal partner for the long …

More Galaxy S5 rumors: New 2900mAh Li-ion battery with rapid charging

When I reported on the latest rumored specs for the Galaxy S5 yesterday, one thought kept going through my mind: If the phone does indeed comes with …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

NSA spied on porn habits of Muslim 'radicalizers' in effort to discredit them

The US National Security Agency reportedly spied on the online sexual activity of Muslim "radicalizers" as part of a plot to undermine their reputation and authority. <i>The Huffington Post</i> says that the internet proclivities of six individuals were monitored in order to find "personal vulnerabilities" …

Sony Is Gunning For Your Cable Company, And It's Not Alone

In the battle to create a real alternative to cable TV, a number of technology giants have been working behind the scenes to fit the puzzle pieces together for quite some time. In apparently striking a deal with Viacom, it now appears Sony will be first with such a service, perhaps even before the …

70 Billion Reasons For A Public Company To Go Private

When you lose more than $70 billion in stock market value in the space of roughly five years, it might just be time to put the investing public out of its misery and come off the stock market.<p>In the last few days BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, watched its stock market value fall …

App Store monopoly case dismissed by judge, can still be refiled

Back in 2011, a group of consumers filed a lawsuit stating Apple’s App Store is a monopoly since it is the only software marketplace available for the iPhone. That suit has now been dismissed by the overseeing U.S. District Judge, according to Bloomberg. However, the dismissal was only due to the …

From AT&T to Facebook: How tech logos have evolved

Logos can be touchy. When the Gap changed its iconic logo, some customers swore they’d never return.<p>Now Yahoo says it wants to change its logo, retaining the color purple and the exclamation point.<p>The change could bode well for the web company, as its current logo is outdated, said Ira Kalb, a …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored for September 4th unveiling

Bloomberg reports that Samsung's long-rumored smartwatch is a "wristwatch-like smartphone" that will launch on September 4th. The news source specifically points to the Android-powered device being able to "make phone calls, surf the web, and handle emails." As previously indicated by a trademark …

Moto X smartphone to land at AT&T August 23

AT&T subscribers will have a first crack at Motorola's Moto X smartphone.<p>The new phone will arrive at AT&T on August 23, the carrier revealed Friday. Buyers will be able to pick up the phone at AT&T's retail stores or at its Web site.<p>Customers who opt for the standard two-year agreement can get the …

Mobile Technology

[Deal Alert] Wirefly Has The Verizon HTC One Up For Pre-Order: $149.99, New Subscribers And Upgrades

As of this morning, we finally know when the HTC One is launching on America's reddest network: August 22nd. But if you're not the kind of person who …

Verizon: HTC One arrives on August 22

Verizon customers are finally going to get their hands on the flagship HTC One smartphone.<p>After months of begging and pleading, Verizon subscribers will be able to purchase the HTC One starting from August 22. According to tweet from the wireless carrier, the handset will run for $199 with a …

Mobile

Microsoft Calls Foul After Google Yanks YouTube Access In New Windows Phone App

This morning Google admitted that it had yanked access to YouTube from Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone application. This came fewer than 50 hours after the launch of the application. Windows Phone users were predictably disappointed.<p>What happened? In the intervening hours I’ve learned enough to …

Apple to Unveil Next-Gen iPhone in September

Apple’s iPhone 5 | Official Website<p>According to a report by Ina Fried of All Things Digital, Apple is set to take the wraps off of their …

Windows 8.1 Coming as Free Download on October 17

Windows 8 users should circle October 17 on the calendar. On that day at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade …

Google confirms Android flaw that led to Bitcoin theft

Google has confirmed a flaw in Android's operating system, which could make Bitcoin digital wallets vulnerable to theft.<p>Android security engineer Alex Klyubin penned a blog post on Wednesday outlining the root cause of the vulnerability.<p>"We have now determined that applications which use the Java …

Gmail promises “no reasonable expectation” of privacy

UPDATED: Google admits that third-party email users should not be surprised that company processes communication<p>Natasha Lennard<p>August 14, 2013 6:43pm (UTC)<p><b>UPDATED BELOW</b> with statement from Google, clarifying that Gmail users do have privacy protections, but that "third party law" applies when it …

Scientists say sugar at levels considered safe is harmful

"Added sugars" are those added during processing or preparation, not those that occur naturally in fruit or milk. The scientists fed the mice a diet that got its added sugars from half fructose and half glucose monosaccharides, which is about what’s found in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), Potts …

Senate panel launches inquiry in Bitcoin, other virtual currencies

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are getting hit from all sides by U.S. regulators. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is the newest group to look into the practices of upstart virtual currencies.<p>The committee sent inquiry letters to all major financial regulators and law enforcement …

So, It's Come To This: Avengers Themed Sex Toys

This is a line of conceptual Avengers themed sex toys. One for each member. <i>Member</i>, LOL. Whatever, if I'm twelve then you're eleven. Hit the jump to …

Researchers invent wireless Morse code for the internet of things

One of the biggest challenges for the internet of things is batteries. As in, to communicate, sensors need them. That might be fine when you have one …