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4 Rituals to Keep You Happy All the Time

Tim Kreider got stabbed in the throat.<p>The knife went in two millimeters from his carotid artery. He describes those two millimeters as the difference …

Google Is Planning a Massive New Headquarters

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Jon Shenk—AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Bryan Bedder—Getty Images for Engadget Expand<p>Getty Images<p>Andrea …

Fortune.com

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A first among the big four consulting firms: Deloitte appoints a female CEO

One of the biggest consulting and accounting firms in the world, Deloitte, announced Monday that its next CEO would be Cathy Engelbert, the first woman to run the company, and the first female CEO at any of the “big four” global consultancies.<p>Engelbert, 50, is currently the chairman and CEO of …

CEOs

Breakfast Conglomerate J.M. Smucker Diversifies Into Pet Foods With $5.8 Billion Deal

Pet owners may now only need to turn to one company in the morning.<p>Coffee, peanut butter, jam and frosting company J.M. Smucker is buying Big Heart Pet Brands, the owner of MeowMix, Milk-Bone and Kibbles’nBits, for $5.8 billion as it diversifies into the pet foods business.<p>For J.M. Smucker, the …

S&P 500 Index

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …

Google Search

Google buys Instagram-analyzing mobile app startup Jetpac

Google has purchased Jetpac, a startup that launched in 2012 and analyzes Instagram photos to build what it calls City Guides for travelers — stuff …

Reports: Google planning to offer its services to kids

SAN FRANCISCO — Privacy watchdogs are alarmed by reports that Google plans to allow kids under the age of 13 to set up their own accounts on Gmail and YouTube.<p>"Google needs to prove it will really protect kids' privacy and give parents the control they need to protect them," said Jeffrey Chester, …

A Secret Code in Google Translate?

A glitch in translating Latin placeholder text is sparking conspiracy theories.<p>Earlier this week security reporter Brian Krebs pointed out an odd glitch in Google Translate. It had to do with the service’s treatment of “Lorem Ipsum” placeholder text—the string of Latin words that people use to …

Google offers schools unlimited Drive storage for students and teachers

Google wants to make backpacks a thing of the past by letting students store all of their files online, and it's going to start giving students enough space to actually do that. Students, teachers, and anyone else using a Google Apps for Education account will soon be given unlimited storage and …

Here's how well Google's search engine knows you

So, with this in mind, we decided to go back to the mysterious Google Ads settings page to see just how much Google had figured out about each of us over the course of our plugged-in lives.<p>But before we get into that, here's how you can do this at home:<p>1. Sign into your personal Google account. A …

Google Plans To Hire Security Guards As Employees, Not Contractors

Google plans to hire more than 200 security guards, making them full- and part-time employees of the company, and therefore eligible for company benefits. Previously, Google’s guards were provided by an outside contractor called Security Industry Specialists.<p>The news was reported Friday in The Wall …

Google Now crushes Siri and Cortana in a head to head knowledge challenge

There is nothing sweeter than pulling out your phone, asking it a question, and getting back the one obscure piece of information you need to settle a debate or win a drunken bet. Smartphones from Google, Apple, and Microsoft all offer a personal assistant who claims to be flush with knowledge …

Google launches a much better Hangouts app for your desktop

It borrows ideas from Facebook, but that's a good thing<p>Using Hangouts on the desktop is about to get way better. Today Google revealed a new Hangouts Chrome App for Chrome OS and Windows that always keeps conversations quickly accessible alongside whatever else you're working on or doing on a PC or …

Google testing service to connect patients with doctors over video chat

The internet's good for many things, but it's never been a great source for medical advice. It looks like Google's testing out a new program that could change that. The new service, currently being tested with a limited number of users, connects people searching for health conditions with doctors …

Faster: Google Expands Its Same-Day Delivery Service Into New Markets, Presses Amazon

For Google, the best defense is apparently a good offense. Chairman Eric Schmidt was in Berlin yesterday talking about who he sees as the company’s most important competitor in Google’s most important market and said this: “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our …

Et tu, McDonalds?

Seattle Barista (Finally) Makes Weed-Infused Coffee

Seattle has been teasing out the concept of a marijuana cafe since at least 2012, but now one pipe shop has gone so far as to hire baristas to brew <b>weed-infused bulletproof-style coffee</b> for (at least) the rest of the year. Bulletproof coffee — the buttered brew that health nuts, tech CEOs, and avid …

If Japan Is Eating Fried Maple Leaves, Why Aren't We?

We're all about snack time in the U.S., where chips, candy bars and trail mix normally reign supreme. But people in Japan are taking snacking to a whole new level -- by eating leaves.<p>To be fair -- these aren't just any leaves. According to Brian Ashcraft at Kotaku, the leaf snack is called "momiji" …

Travel

Travel

Best Time to Sell Your Old iPhone

The longer you wait after the release of the new iPhone 6, the less you’re likely to get for your older model.<p>Apple just unveiled its new iPhone 6 …

Google Expands Further Into Biotech, Hardware With Lift Labs Acquisition

Google's distant past as simply an Internet company is one step further away.<p>The search company expanded further into its hardware and biotech realms Wednesday when it said it was acquiring Lift Labs, a small company that has built a high-tech spoon that stabilizes food for people with essential …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

12 Best Ice Cream Shops in America

A few of our favorite local spots for enjoying a few scoops this summer.<p>photography by FRANKY FRANKENY<p>When mercury rises, we've got only one thing on our minds: ice cream. Dare to disagree? We didn't think so. Presenting some of our favorite scoop shops around the country. And before you bother to …

3M to spend about $885M to buy subsidiary stake

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 3M will take full control of its Sumitomo subsidiary by acquiring the 25 percent of the company that it doesn't already own …

Exclusive: Air bag accident, lawsuit led to GM Cruze recall

DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An accident that left a Georgia woman blind in one eye and a subsequent lawsuit led to General Motors Co’s recall of about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in North America for potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp.<p>A man walks past a sign board of Japanese …