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Retirement savings tips: 401(k) vs IRA

As the end of the year approaches and investors begin to take stock of their savings, one consideration they may want to take into account is how they should allocate money across 401(k) and IRA plans.<p>In a traditional, employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, employees can contribute tax-deferred money that …

How To Grow Pomegranate Tree In A Container

Pomegranates or <i>Punica granatum</i> are really delicious fruits, so you’ll certainly be pleased to know that you can grow them in your garden too. They …

Why nutritionists love these 17 Trader Joe's foods

We know TODAY Food fans really like Trader Joe's, but we also know that in addition to grooving on cookie butter, plenty of TJ's fans are after more health-conscious finds, too.<p>So we asked TODAY's contributing health and nutrition experts to share their favorite healthy foods from the …

Healthy Eating

This credit card hack can get you 20,000 air miles and two lounge passes — and it’s completely free

If you've always thought that shiny, gold credit cards are reserved for the rich and famous, you're not alone.<p>However, signing up for the infamous Amex Gold card is actually complete ley free of charge — and it delivers some pretty big rewards.<p>Rob Burgess, founder of UK-based frequent flier and air …

Columnar Fruit Trees: Create Your Own City Orchard with These Amazing Dwarf Fruit Trees

You have always wanted to have your own fruit orchard and pick crisp organic produce from the trees you have planted, but your wish seem unattainable …

Building REST APIs Using EVE

Python is one of the most easy to read and easy to write programming languages of all time. Over the years, the popularity of Python has only …

Google Launches Second Edition of Its Street Art Project

Google entered the art game in 2011 with the introduction of its Art Project, working with 17 museums and expanding further to over 150 institutions in 2012.<p>Last June, Google added 5,000 images of street art from around the world to the project and today it has announced that it will be doubling …

Ultimate Guide To Building & Publishing Your First iPhone App

Are you considering making your own app? This is what you need to know. Learn about the app ecosystem, programming languages, toolsets, and time and …

Mobincube, An App Builder That’s Spawned 18K Apps, Raises $946K For U.S., Int’l Push

Spanish startup Mobincube has closed a €700,000/$946,000 seed round for its drag and drop, web-based app builder which lets non-developers build their own mobile apps using a series of templates. The round was led by early stage VC firm Inveready. Others investors include the VC arm of Spanish …

Porch Makes Home-Improvement Data Available For 75% Of U.S. Homes, Launches Its Home Improvement Network

Where Houzz lets you find inspiration and contractors based on beautiful images, Porch is a Seattle-based startup that aims to do something very similar, but with the help of a massive amount of data and a somewhat broader approach to home-improvement projects. The company, which raised a $6.25 …

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Take a Dip<p>Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.<p>09.02.13 4:45 AM ET

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Articles about 5 creative modern porches and decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Wimbledon<p>What Will Poulter, Henrik Lundqvis and more are wearing to the best-dressed tennis tournament on Earth.<p>13 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Editors' …

Lifestyle

North Moulton Barn, Alternate View

Famo.us Finally Rolls Into (Very) Private Beta, Hires A Founder Of Facebook’s Dev Platform As VP Of Engineering

Back at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, Famo.us announced a Javascript framework for building super complex yet still super-smooth HTML5 apps. They promised to let developers build rich, 3D, Iron-Man-esque interfaces running in the browser at 40 frames per second, no plug-ins required.<p>Almost exactly a …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average people learn how to …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel …

Printing

A piano class for 32,000 students began today

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania—Pianist Jonathan Biss expected an audience of 1,000 students for an online course he is teaching this semester on Beethoven’s sonatas.<p>By the time the course went live this morning, 32,000 people from across the world had signed up for the five-week class. The class is a …

Coursera

Modern Lake House by John Robert Nilsson

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>A cozy fire pit furnished with comfort-minded seating provides a getaway at the end of a long day spent on the beach.<p>3 |<p>With no distinction …

Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / Overholser

Owning a house nearby the seashore can be a wonderful experience. Hearing the sea’s whisperings, capturing thousands of unique sunsets and waking up …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Plated, The Startup That Delivers Fresh Ingredients To Your Door, Launches In SF

With the advent of online shopping and Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, humans are growing ever willing to pay for convenience and walk less.<p>In the wake of this phenomenon, Plated has risen up out of TechStars accelerator in New York to deliver perfectly proportioned ingredients direct to your home for …

Why Jobs Go Unfilled Even in Times of High Unemployment

Skills for Amer­ica’s Fu­ture, a policy ini­ti­at­ive run out of the As­pen In­sti­tute, was cre­ated in 2010 as a spin-off of Pres­id­ent Obama’s …

Lightscaping at home with Philips' Hue LightStrips and Bloom (hands-on video)

Earlier today, Philips announced two new add-ons for its app-controlled Hue system: LivingColors Bloom, a standalone portable fixture, and LightStrips, a 6.6-foot LED tape that you can affix to any surface using the included adhesive back. Both products are fully compatible with the existing Hue …

Why a Spanish-language TV network has the best ratings in an English-speaking country

Univision, America’s top Spanish language TV network, says it’s delivering a summer ratings beating to the big four US broadcast networks. While a month-long summer TV ratings survey shows that English-language stations had more viewers in total, the most viewers that advertisers covet most—those …

Spanish Language

IFTTT launches iPhone app: 'Mobile has always been in our plans'

Quietly, IFTTT has become an indispensable tool for a growing number of internet users, making connections between web services including Facebook, …