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New York City may ban Styrofoam cups

New York City could soon become the biggest U.S. metropolis to outlaw Styrofoam food and beverage containers.<p>Currently, most Styrofoam products used in the city end up in landfills.<p>At issue now is whether polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, can be effectively recycled in a way that doesn't …

AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers …

The Best Way To Buy Stocks Is To Go All In And Wait

Unfortunately, playing the stock market is just not that easy.<p>Investors have several strategies they can employ when buying stocks.<p>But if you have a decent chunk of money just sitting around, you might be better off going all in and throwing everything into the stock market at once.<p>An …

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Russia's Economic Crisis: Can Putin Save Russia and Himself?

Runs on the bank. Hyperinflation. Russia's currency — the ruble — in free fall. It may sound like today’s Russia, but these were also the symptoms of its 1998 economic meltdown. That crisis eventually forced Russian President Boris Yeltsin out of power, and put Vladimir Putin, a shy and relatively …

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

9 Key Pieces to Model-Off-Duty Style

From the perfectly tailored blazers to colorful kicks, shop 9 pieces to achieving cool model-off-duty style.<p>Even when running from show to show during fashion month, models still manage to look impossibly stylish at all times. Their secret? Well, aside from perfect genetics, these runway stars …

North West Is Absolutely Terrified of Santa Claus

Photo: Instagram<p>We know it's not very nice to reap joy from other people's unhappiness—but this Instagram that Kim Kardashian posted Friday night was too cute not to share.<p>Captioned, "North is still warming up to Santa. The same Santa has come to my moms Christmas Eve party since I was a kid. I …

10 Overlooked But Awesome Moments in Pop Culture

Photo: Everett Collection<p><i>While there's plenty to celebrate in the contenders for the Oscars, Globes, and Grammys soon to come, there is also plenty of catching up to do on the entertainment you usually only hear about from a particularly useful friend. This year, we decided to be that friend, and</i> …

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The Evolution of the Little Black Dress

The fashion history of the classic LBD.<p>The little black dress may have been introduced by Coco Chanel, but it was Audrey Hepburn who made the garment famous in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. From Hepburn's Givenchy sheath to Queen Bey's Topshop embellished mini, the LBD has become the uniform of …

Experts doubt North Korea was behind the big Sony hack

Sure, North Korea's government despises the movie "The Interview."<p>But when its propagandists say it did not hack Sony Pictures before the original release date of the flick that satirizes dictator Kim Jong-un, they might just be telling the truth.<p>Some U.S. cyber experts say the evidence the FBI has …

Nasa releases footage of x-class solar flares - video

Nasa releases footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory that shows the sun emitting x-class solar flares. X-class flares are the most intense; however, humans are safe because the flares cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere, although they can disrupt communications

Tech giants do battle with Russia over censorship

Next week supporters of Alexei Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption crusader currently under house arrest in Russia, are planning a rally that the Kremlin would really rather not happen. So, to that end, the government has begun issuing block orders to the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Google to …

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

“A strong password is one that contains enough separate information to confuse a hacker and any software he might be using to spoof your information.”<br>–Adam Levin

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

How LG and Motorola are assailing Samsung

Since the rise of the original Galaxy S, Samsung has sat atop the Android handset market, furthering its distance over other rivals supporting the …

When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy of Apple Pay . Any …

Meteor wants to be the warp drive for building real-time apps

For most organizations, building a modern-day cloud application that rivals something as clean and fast as Uber or Facebook is, obviously, not an …

Healthcare Predictions For 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Julie Papanek is a principal at Canaan Partners where she invests in healthcare startups.</i><p>Next year will be big for healthcare. We felt small tremors in 2014 of the seismic changes underway. In 2015, I predict five changes to the core of the U.S. healthcare system: insurance, …

North Korea blames US for internet outage, calls Obama a reckless 'monkey'

North Korea believes it is being punished for a crime it did not commit. KCNA, the North's state-run media outlet, has published an official statement from an unidentified spokesperson that accuses the US of shutting down the country's internet access earlier this week.<p>"The United States, with its …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

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