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The Surprising Way to Keep Avocados Fresh That Will Blow Your Mind

No saran wrap or plastic bags necessary<p>Avocadoes are packed with healthy fats and potassium—but who hasn't put an unused avocado half in the fridge, only to find the fruit turned a totally unappetizing brown the next day? It's one of the most frustrating things about loading up on avocadoes—but …

America's Top 5 Cities To Keep On Your Radar

Whether it's a revamped corner of New York or an up-and-coming Midwest town, it seems like there's always a new "hip" neighborhood or "it" city to visit. Which had us thinking about the coolest cities to visit <i>right now</i>.<p>After much map-scouring and a sprinkle of savvy, here are our conclusions:<p><b>1.</b> …

Motorola Moto X, Moto G deal offers up to $300 for your old phone

Buy a new Moto X or Moto G phone, send Motorola your old phone, and you'll receive a Visa prepaid card in return.<p>You can score as much as $300 if you buy a new Moto X or Moto G smartphone and trade in an existing phone with the right value, courtesy of a new deal from Motorola.<p>Available through the …

The only thing missing from Tile, the Bluetooth tracking gadget, is more users (review)

In 2013, a crowdfunded project known as the Tile became a smash hit, racking up over $2,500,000 in funding from nearly 50,000 backers. The secret to its success? Simple: The Tile promised to help users locate any object attached to the coin-sized Bluetooth-connected tag priced at $20.<p>I signed on as …

These Smart Chopsticks Analyze Your Food

Baidu showed off a prototype of its Google Glass-like eye werable yesterday, but that isn’t the only fancy gizmo that the Chinese web giant has been developing. At its Baidu World Show yesterday, it demonstrated a set of smart chopsticks. Yes, we kid you not.<p>The concept “began as something of an …

This is how you visualize the value of a college science degree

Higher education is a big sacrifice. At the cost of four to 10 years of slurping ramen noodles in a tin can of an apartment, colleges promise a big future paycheck that will make degreeless peers wild with envy. Simply telling graduates that college eventually pays off doesn’t do justice to the …

15 Quirky Gadgets and Accessories to Buy Today

It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?<p>For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks …

How Strong Is Your Swim Kick?

A poor kick in the pool could be attributed to a lack of flexibility in your ankles. Triathletes coming from a running background tend to have long …

Google Docs Makes Major Updates That Could Potentially Replace Microsoft Office 365

With the updates, Google's Slides app (Google's answer to PowerPoint) is available as a separate app for devices running on the iOS platform. Until now, it was accessible only through the Google Drive on iOS. Google Drive is Google's online file storage tool.<p>Google Docs and Sheets (Google's answers …

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Police examine historical sexual abuse claims in Newcastle Anglican church

NSW police strike force formed to investigate allegations of sexual assaults by clerics and others in Newcastle diocese in the 1970s<p>New South Wales police have launched an investigation into historical child sexual assault allegations linked to the Anglican church in Newcastle.<p>A strike force, …

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The 3 Best Core Exercises For Runners

Maintaining a strong core is key to staying healthy as a runner. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>Forget crunches. They’re not specific enough to running.</i> …

U.S. Says It Told Qatar Not to Pay a Ransom

Upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 said to have 3D display and optical zoom

We have a pretty good idea for what the Moto X+1 will be like in terms of its build and internal specifications. Today, <i>HelloMotoHK</i> is adding some …

‘I’m Not a Visionary’: The Staggering Career Arc of Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh has never told a straight story. Not one of his 26 feature-length films or two television series has played out in a linear …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

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