Valerie Walker

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is reportedly raising money at a $16-19 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise around $500 million.<p><b>2. Hedge funds are offloading their stakes in Alibaba.</b> Many large funds are either selling their holdings or reducing the size of their stake.<p><b>3. Apple has won a patent for a virtual</b> …

MacBook Air

Best and Worst Dressed at the Oscars

Kitchen Storage Ideas That Make Use Of Every Space

<i>Joanna Simmons, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Kitchens have to accommodate a great variety of stuff. All but the biggest kitchens are under pressure to store utensils, pans, crockery, the food we eat and the appliances we use to cook it, and everything we need to clean it up afterward. As most of us don’t have …

Storage Ideas

5 Ways Marriage Boosts Your Happiness

You know that dreaded little thing called a mid-life crisis? New research shows married couples are more likely to avoid falling into the 40s rut. Score! But that's just one of reasons married people make out better than singles over the long run.<p>"Since the dawn of time, humans have survived and …

Middle Age

Off the Runway: 5 Magazines for Everyday Style

Secret’s out: the real fun at New York’s Fashion Week is far from the runway. Each season, the sidewalks swarm with the city’s most photogenic bloggers, editors and models. From Milk Studios to Midtown, it’s a sight to behold—and you don’t even need an invite.<p>Alongside street style shots from The …

Mophie announces battery case for Galaxy S6 and its non-removable battery

It'll be available at launch for $99.95<p>Seeing Samsung's Galaxy S6 wrapped in a bulky battery case could soon become pretty common. During yesterday's unveiling of the Galaxy S6, Samsung repeatedly claimed that now is a perfect time for the company to say goodbye to user-swappable batteries. The S6 …

Gear & Gadgets

Stratos' Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …

5 non-diet factors that can affect your weight

For years I’ve heard experts say, “Weight loss simply comes down to calories in versus calories out.” But throughout my years a practitioner that simple philosophy hasn’t rung true. I’ve seen clients break a weight loss plateau after increasing their calorie intake—swapping processed “diet” food …

Holistic Medicine

Samsung Galaxy S6 phones emphasize design, ditch many popular features

A sleek glass and metal body, no removable battery or waterproof capabilities, fixed storage space and a new mobile payment service.<p>No, not the<p>iPhone. It's the newest Samsung smartphone.<p>The South Korean electronics giant introduced its redesigned smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at the<p>…

Samsung Galaxy S6 sacrificed what it does best in its war with Apple

Pursuit of premium design and slender profile have come at the cost of losing what made the company’s smartphones interesting and different<p>The announcement of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones has caused quite a stir, with a new design, interesting features, and a stripped back approach …

Phones

Hot New Tech Stuff from MWC

Steve Harvey Success Series: Defining What Happiness Means to You | Inc.com

<i>Strayer University has partnered with entertainer, author, and talk-show host Steve Harvey to create The Success Project, a new initiative designed to break down the perceived barriers that keep individuals from succeeding in their personal and professional lives.</i><p><i>To kick off the partnership, Steve</i> …

Motivation