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Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …

In Major Hire, Zynga Confirms Xbox Head Don Mattrick as New CEO, Taking Over From Mark Pincus

As <b>AllThingsD</b> reported earlier today, Zynga confirmed that it has hired Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment President Don Mattrick as its new CEO.<p>In …

Zynga

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Reduce, Reuse, Recital: A Theater Built Just From Recycled Paper

The architects at Studio Andrew Todd aren't strangers to temporary structures. In recent years, they've been commissioned to design an impermanent …

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

Self-serve robot locksmiths have arrived in New York City.<p>It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. Then you'll wait for him or her to come to your place… and, if you're a New Yorker, you'll end up paying about $100 to get back into your …

Google celebrates Pride month along with DOMA strike-down in rainbows

This month is Pride month here in the United States, a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered folks across the nation celebrate their …

LGBTQI

Blame Bernanke--Your Life Insurance Policy May Need A Rescue

<b>HERE’S A GHOULISH</b> dilemma. A Florida widow, now 90, and her late husband took out a $2 million second-to-die universal life insurance policy in 1996 and put it in a trust for their three kids. It was a standard bit of estate planning for the well-off: The parents could make annual tax-free gifts of …

You Might Like The Way You Look?

Chaz always made sure I looked good. For years I would drop by my local Men’s Warehouse to buy a couple of dress shirts, a pair of slacks, and sometimes a suit. Chaz always seemed to be there and he always seemed to remember my name. I don’t know how he did it, but he remembered me (and my sons) …

The Power of Giving Back: How Community Involvement Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies that encourage community involvement distinguish themselves from their competitors, and see many benefits, including loyal customers and happier employees. According to a May 2013 study by Cone Communications and Echo Research, …

More Than Half Of People With Student Loans Are Worried They Can’t Repay

(Source: The Urban Institute)<p>Only 1-in-5 American adults is carrying some sort of student loan debt, and yet that relatively small group of consumers …

David Boies: Bring Marriage Equality in All States

Shopping for change — or not

Is shopper outrage about working conditions abroad fleeting or for real?<p>After a horrific building collapse in Bangladesh in late April killed 1,127 garment factory workers, were you outraged enough that you promised not to buy clothes from brands that did business with the factory? Did you change …

eCommerce

Chevron and chalkboard on HEMNES Bureau

<b>Materials:</b> Acrylic paints, 3D powder, ground coat, paintbrush, sponge roller, masking tape, polisher, varnish<p><b>Description:</b> First I polished the front …

Simple Springtime Dishes

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

Plus, better options to clean up and simplify your skincare, anti-aging and beauty routine.<p>The pop star's daughter adorably struggled to keep her …

Love Stories

Samsung Laps Apple ... Again

On the other side of the world in the middle of the night (for those in North America), Samsung Electronics announced its latest smartphone — the Galaxy S4 LTE-A — with the fastest data rate of any commercially available device on earth.<p>Although existing Galaxy S4 models already had the previously …

US growth revised down to 1.8pc

The US economy grew only 1.8pc in the first quarter, the Commerce Department, in a sharp downward revision from the previous estimate of 2.4pc.<p>It said personal spending was lower than previously estimated, and that both exports and imports actually declined in the January-March period. The rate was …

Economics

Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote.<p>"The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and …

Barnes & Noble Reports $118.6M Loss On Revenue Of $1.3B In Q4, Plans To Open Nook Brand To Tablet OEMs

Barnes & Noble reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings this morning, and the financials make it clear that the company is still struggling to figure out how it fits into the larger digital reading ecosystem. All told, BN reported a quarterly net loss of $118.6 million (compared to $56.9 million …