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Cheese! Small businesses get sales off Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) — A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.<p>Phones start ringing at the Farmington Hills, Michigan, salon each …

Scientists break the genetic code for diabetes in Greenland

A spectacular piece of detective work has mapped a special gene variant among Greenlanders which plays a particularly important role in the …

Portable brain-mapping device allows researchers to 'see' where memory fails

UT Arlington researchers have successfully used a portable brain-mapping device to show limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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Europe launches largest civilian robotics research program, worth $3.8BN

A partnership between private-sector robotics firms and the European Commission has been launched, aiming to out-invest the United States, Japan and …

Much ado about HomeKit, the new Apple smart home framework

Well, Apple made a tentative first step into the smart home on Monday, and companies in the sector are optimistic that it will both help educate …

The Clearhouse Lets You Take In All The Beauty Nature Has To Offer With Its Sleek Design

Located in Shelter Island, New York, the Clearhouse is a contemporary residence designed by Michael P. Johnson. It features a very clean and …

Eye-Catching, Modern Outdoor Fireplaces Turn The Patio Into A Dreamy Retreat

The fireplace is one of those accent features that always make a house feel cozy, no matter where you place it or how it looks. Sure, it’s great to …

Modern Country Home In Colombia Adorns The Landscape With Its Refreshing Design

Built on a steep plot of land near Bogota, Colombia, this modern country home designed Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia is surrounded by …

Sprinkling & Decorating With Succulents Around the House

Succulents have a thick, dense nature because they retain water …. like cacti. But we aren’t talking just about cacti when we’re talking about …

Steal This Look: An Outdoor Pool Pavilion, Shower Included

On Monday we featured a Charleston, SC, open-plan bungalow designed by architect Heather Wilson. Today, we’re dissecting the pool pavilion and …

100 of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes for (Almost) Everything

From ribs, to shrimp, to chicken, and even cheese (yep, you heard right), get grilling with these recipes!<p>Around here, summer is pretty much synonymous with grilling. We'd argue that most foods are made better by the sear of flames and smoke wafting through the air. We're talking classics like …

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10 ways Wall Street skims $100 billion of your money

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Wake up America, you’re wasting your money paying big advisory fees for hot tips on the stock-market casino. …

Amazon's Wholesale Slaughter: Jeff Bezos' $8 Trillion B2B Bet

<b>Forget the delivery drones and TV deals. Jeff Bezos’ stealthy foray into the unsexy world of B2B distribution is likely his most disruptive move yet — and it has an $8 trillion swath of the economy running scared.</b><p>In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new …

With 24 Million Students, Codecademy Is Bigger Than You Thought

Way back in the heady days of early 2012, Codecademy became a darling of New York tech world after attracting 200,000 students in seven days through its wildly popular Code Year campaign. There were write-ups in just about every press outlet you can imagine, including this one. After that splash of …

Work Smarter Not Harder With These Four Simple Lifestyle Changes

Attempts to increase productivity – multi-tasking, working longer hours, and remaining constantly tied to technology – often backfire. The harder we work to get more done, the more likely we’ll feel frustrated by our lack of attention span and reduced performance. The solution to decreased …

A Facebook E-Money Service Could be a Big Hit in Asia

Reports this week suggest that Facebook is preparing to launch an e-money service. The Financial Times believes that the US company is weeks away from gaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service that would let users store money on Facebook and use it to pay others.<p>Facebook declined to …