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Dining Out in St. Petersburg

Know Before You Go: Paris

If Paris is a croissant, crafted with immeasurable pride, kneaded by the hands of many, some visitors only get a taste of the flaky exterior. Whether you’re traveling for a long weekend or coming back for more, here’s a quick primer on getting to, from, and around this iconic city with ease.<p><b>>> When</b> …

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How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World?

Food

10,000 iPhone 5 Domino

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

Facebook In Talks To Buy Bang With Friends

Facebook is in the process of acquiring startup Bang With Friends, according to multiple sources, in order to make a foray into the online dating space. According to these same sources, the acquisition will be a $30 million deal in both cash and stock, as that seems to be the standard M&A terms for …

Chinese Student Who Carried Bricks To Earn Money To Buy Apple Gadgets Says It Wasn't Worth It

This is why Wall Street is hoping that Apple will release a cheaper version of the iPhone this year--so the company can more fully participate in the explosive gadget growth in emerging markets.<p>Journalist Adam Minter tweeted a link to the article below, which captures a vivid image of Apple's …

Gear & Gadgets

Skype Competitor Viber Launches On Windows Phone 8

Viber has made multi-platform expansion its number one priority. It makes sense, given that Viber’s main task is providing free, seamless communication to anyone in the world, regardless of which platform they use.<p>Today, that expansion includes Windows Phone 8, with a new native Viber app that has …

Google releases free Quickoffice iPhone app for Google Apps for Business customers

After releasing a free version of the Quickoffice iPad app for its Google Apps for Business customers in December, Google today announced free iPhone and Android versions of the app exclusively for its Apps for Business customers.<p>Google Apps for Business can already edit Microsoft Office files …

Trusty Viewers Get Free Video With Ad “Work”

People will do almost anything to get free digital access to movies and TV shows. One company believes people will even “work” to earn money to pay …

China’s versions of Uber could fix city cab shortages

Here’s an unexpected consequence of China’s expanding middle class: It’s now harder to hail a cab in major Chinese cities. A few years ago, taxi drivers competed fiercely for passengers. In Beijing, a mere flick of the hand was often enough to get a hawk-eyed cab driver to pull over. Now, it’s …

Transportation

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

How To Be A Travel Writer In 2013

<i>Same terrain, new tools. Behold the new school. Photo by Chris Burkard.</i><p>Possibly no other occupation is as ill-defined as "travel writer." Tell somebody you're a teacher, a chef, a painter, an engineer, a mechanic, maybe even an "IT person," and chances are they'll have at least a general idea what …

Online

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

Employment

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

Employment

Chinese children scale cliff ladders on school commute

Children from a remote village in southern China face a treacherous journey home from school, up 230-foot ladders that stand against a vertical cliff.<p>The children, who go to school 30 miles away from their remote village in Sangzhi County, Hunan Province rarely have the opportunity to go home.<p>When …