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Baig's best picks of tech that stood out in 2015

From Windows 10 to Amazon Echo to virtual reality, this was a year to be thankful for if you're a tech consumer.<p>NEW YORK—The year in tech is winding down and consumers have a lot to be thankful for.<p>Smartphones got better, new software added dazzle to traditional computing systems, and there were …

Should I get a 4K TV now?

If you're happy with your TV, keep it. But if your TV is getting old and you're curious how much better modern TVs are, this guide should be able to help you out.<p>What we've done is break it down by type and age of the TV, and given a recommendation about whether you should consider upgrading.<p>Should …

The 14 best computer tricks everyone should know

1/<p>Get back that tab you accidentally closed.<p>Universal Pictures<p>If you want to get back a tab you closed, just press "Control" (or "Command" on Mac), …

How To: Develop 5 Positive Traits for Happiness

Your happiness is, above all other things, your most important asset. Truly happy people are more successful in their career pursuits, have better …

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Tracking down the man who served as the top assassin of Pablo Escobar’s infamous Medellín Cartel sounds like an equal parts terrifying and hopeless …

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Coping With Bad News

For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.<p>Nancy Hutton, a professor at the medical school of Johns Hopkins University, has one of the hardest jobs in medicine: She specializes in pediatric hospice and …

New York prison escape puts staff-inmate relationships in the spotlight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The charges against a prison tailor accused of helping two convicted murders escape from a maximum security facility in upstate New York have cast a spotlight on relationships between inmates and correctional staff.<p>The exact nature of Joyce Mitchell's ties to Richard Matt and David Sweat, …

New York State

15 Most Beautiful National Parks in America

Whether you're planning a vacation or just craving some eye candy, we're celebrating summer with 40 trip-inspiring photos of our most treasured—and …

How to make your Gmail address public without going nuts

At a time when we're all socially connected, making your email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do.<p>It can …

Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World By the Numbers

Traditionally, a nation’s economic health is measured by its wealth. But increasingly, some leaders and policymakers are turning their focus to a …

Best Apple analyst posts AAPL Q1-Q2 estimates: Macs shine, iPads disappoint, iPhone has peaked, 3.8M Watches

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the few analysts we feel credible, has his Apple numbers ready for Q1 2015. The analyst projects iPhone, iPad, and Mac shipments to be 58.2 million, 10.1 million, and 4.5 million respectively. He also estimates that Apple Watch shipments are currently at 631,000 units.<p>Kuo …

Why Google+ failed, according to Google insiders

In a sense, it's giving up on pitching Google+ as a social network aimed at competing with Facebook. Instead, Google+ will become two separate pieces: Photos and Streams.<p>This didn't come as a surprise — Google+ never really caught on the same way social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn …

LeBron James casually swishes a 94-foot shot at practice, and Dwight Howard answers

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in Boston with a 3-0 lead in the opening round of the playoffs, and like his team, LeBron appears to be firing on all cylinders.<p>In this vine, tweeted out on Saturday, the four-time NBA MVP hurls a shot almost effortlessly overhand from the one corner of …

Basketball

Do 'Brush On' Eyebrows Really Work?

I was skeptical too.<p>Given the extreme measures that people are willing to go through these days to get thick, lush eyebrows—extensions, transplants, you name it—I was not so convinced when I heard about a product that promised natural-looking, Cara Delevingne-worthy arches in seconds and <i>wasn't</i> your …

The crazy-hard geography trivia quiz

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Allure Exclusive: CoverGirl's Newest Launches Will Change Your Makeup Game

CoverGirl makes some pretty awesome mascaras. At least two of them have won Best of Beauty Awards in the past. So it's no surprise that their newest launch, the CoverGirl Super Sizer, which hits shelves in May, is about to become your new favorite mascara. (Or if you're like me and own 50 tubes of …

The Surprising Springtime Appeal of Smoky Eyes: Cara Delevingne, Amber Heard, and More

The first warm days of the year may inspire excitement about the fresh, outdoorsy beauty of soft pink lips and sun-kissed skin—but there’s no question that the after-dark appeal of a steely, smoky gaze is eternal. And judging by **Cara Delevingne’**s smoldering coffee-colored lids at the Burberry …

A New Way To Approach Bold Eye Makeup

Some things are all about semantics. You could call your hair frizzy—or you could say it's intentionally messy. Similarly, there's traditionally …

The Foundation Technique For Better Photos

Certain people always look good in photos, no matter what (Kendall Jenner, for instance). Most likely, there are a couple of factors at work here. …

How to Air-Dry Your Hair Like a Boss

And a dozen other stories from around the Internet you may have missed!<p>Learn the art of air-drying your hair, because sometimes there's no time to pull out the blow-dryer. [Refinery 29]<p>Why Chrissy Teigen says she's never Photoshopping her Instagram pictures again. [E Online]<p>Models are now required …

Highlights from Neil Patrick Harris' #Oscars quips so far http://t.co/QDVRxT2ohO

The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal still stands as one of New York City’s most beloved landmarks, but its history is also a glorious story of creation, decline, …

Google Drive: Download an Entire Folder - Teacher Tech

Google Drive allows you to download the entire contents of a folder. The downloaded files are converted from Google Documents into Office documents. …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

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10 terrific Chrome extensions you may have never heard of

Google Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular browsers in the world on both desktop computers and mobile devices, but there’s plenty it …

Google

Advanced Gmail Filters That Aren’t Available in Gmail

Gmail filters help you automatically sort email messages based on rules. So if your boss has sent an email message, the filter can mark it as …

Hangouts' iOS Update Adds Location Sharing, Status Updates

Google has just updated its instant messaging app Hangouts on iOS with a bunch of new features.<p>Version 2.5 brings one-tap location sharing along with suggestions, new sticker packs, status updates like we had back in the good ol’ days of IMing, the ability to search for contacts by phone numbers …