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Facebook's 'flower' reaction is back for Mother's Day

Facebook's purple flower is back.<p>The "thankful" reaction, which debuted last year for Mother's Day, is back again today just in time for you to express your gratitude on Facebook. But the social network giant has tweaked the reaction so if you choose it on your phone, purple flowers pop up and …

Doing the Math on Tesla's Solar Roof (Again)

Now that Tesla has announced detailed pricing for its Solar Roof, which the company started rolling out in August, potential customers can get an …

Are you a 'SuperAger'? Why some brains age twice as slowly.

At 89, Donald Tenbrunsel is a bit of a phenomenon. He surfs the internet with ease, happily converses on a broad range of timely topics, volunteers and reads regularly.<p>Known as a "SuperAger," Tenbrunsel was part of a study that helped researchers discover what factors might set these super-sharp …

Talking to Your Pets Is a Sign of Intelligence, According to Science

High-pitched affection included.<p>Some people, who do not own pets, may watch their dog- or cat-adoring friends talking to their animals as if they were human (high-pitched, pet voice included) and wonder what on earth they think they are achieving. But it turns out that this behavior is far from …

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

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BlogTour KBIS to Orlando – Meet the brands that make it all happen

This year, we are especially proud of BlogTour KBIS as we celebrate our 5th year as media partner to the show and our 5th year of bringing our …

Social Media

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Turquoise ~ December’s Birthstone

Happy Holidays!!! I know you are all out running around trying to finish up your holiday gift shopping, but let’s not forget about all those special …

ISIS leaders may flee Mosul as their ranks are decimated

<b>Qayyarah Airfield, Iraq (CNN) —</b> US military officials expect that senior leaders of ISIS may try to flee Mosul, the capital of ISIS' self-styled caliphate in Iraq, as their control of the city comes under attack from Iraqi forces, backed by the US.<p>ISIS leaders will likely take women and children as …

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Google Assistant

American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

An American vigilante hacker -- who calls himself "The Jester" -- has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.<p>On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: Stop …

Russian Government

Here Is How You Get to 'Inbox Zero'

Clara Shih, one of the busiest execs in Silicon Valley, talks about how she gets to 'inbox zero' and other productivity hacks.<p>Clara Shih is considered one of the top execs in the Silicon Valley. Shih, who runs a fast growing software company called Hearsay, manages numerous commitments and recently …

Solar-powered tiny houses take the spotlight in California competition

Some 20,000 people showed up to tour these designs<p>For over a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition has challenged college students around the world to build the most energy-efficient solar-powered house. The biennial event is impressive for sure (just look at last …

8 Useful Tricks For Anyone Who Uses A beautyblender

We're all officially obsessed with the beautyblender, an affordable and adorable sponge tool that makes makeup application a snap. But beauty experts …

LinkedIn is making its endorsements feature a lot smarter to help people find jobs

Back in 2012, LinkedIn introduced the ability for people in your professional social network to endorse you for skills you may not even have known you had.<p>At first, LinkedIn endorsements seemed to many users more like a novelty than anything of value, since anybody you're connected to can endorse …

Employment

7 Small Things You Can Do In 10 Minutes That Will Improve Your Health Substantially

Big shifts are the result of small shifts.<p>People seeking change in their lives tend to think that "change" is the result of some big decision.<p>"I need to move cities!"<p>"I need to change careers!"<p>"I need to start a huge project!"<p>And while all those things can be beneficial, it's the small stuff that …

Simplified Design: Home Decor Apps Make Decorating Easy

(Image credit: Homestyler)<p>Furniture is <i>heavy</i>, not to mention a big investment. Don't you wish you could virtually move things around to see what a new …

Apps

Want to Maximize Your Brain Power? Follow This 8-Step Method

Eight steps to slow down, think hard, and get the most from your mind.<p>How much are you getting out of your brain?<p>We live in a world of distraction, but science says we do our best work when we're focusing on one thing at a time. And although the idea that we only use 10% of our brains has been …

Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainable

It’s one of several ways that the area–a massive new development about the size of downtown Boston, built from scratch over the last several …

Urban Design

5 Key Takeaways From an Analysis of 200+ Popular Pinterest Infographics

Charlotte Tilbury's New Virtual 'Magic Mirror' Serves As Active Make-Up Selling Tool

In just three short years, Charlotte Tilbury make-up has become somewhat of an obsession among its fans. Heralded by the celebrities and models the namesake artist has long worked with herself, it’s transposed into the consumer market at a rapid rate, popping up with counters all around the world …

8 Steps to Start Improving Your Finances Today

Feel like your financial future is quickly spiraling out of control? Instead of panicking, take immediate action. Here are eight tips to help you …

How your gut influences your mental health, with dr. Emeran Mayer

<b>Emeran Mayer:</b> The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last …

Twitter is facing some tough choices to stay afloat

The popular but money-losing micro-blogging service spent aggressively on product development and marketing in recent years, betting that it could afford to post losses as long as it attracted new users.<p>But that growth stalled this year after it exceeded 300 million active monthly users, less than …

Private Equity

Homeland Security Is 'Investigating All Potential Causes' of Internet Disruptions

Cyber attacks targeting a little known internet infrastructure company, Dyn, disrupted access to dozens of websites on Friday, preventing some users …

The Importance of Drawing Chairs: Wilsonart Student Chair Design Competition

Having taught this course alongside design school professors for the past 13 years, Grace has got her strategy down pat and it starts with a drawing …