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Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

The Beautiful New Ballerina-Inspired Nail Polish Line You Need to Know About

Ballet dancers, former ballet dancers, fans of Ballet Beautiful, you know Yumiko. For everyone else, here's the deal: Yumiko is an international, made-to-order dancewear company created by Japanese-born ballerina, Yumiko Takeshima, that allows you to customize your leotards online or through a …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …

Yahoo will now show Google search results after signing deal

Yahoo announced in its financial earnings results for Q3 that it has signed a partnership deal with Google to show search results and ads in its own search tools. The deal came in to effect on October 1st and will last until the end of 2018. Under the terms of this new deal, Yahoo gets to choose …

U.S. Department of Justice

The End of the Ambitious Summer Reading List

For more than a century, Americans saw their vacations as a semisacred space for tackling challenging books. Not anymore<p>I’m sitting in the bedroom of a rented cottage in Maine as my wife and our two young children eat breakfast downstairs. Outside, a pearl-gray fog unfurls gently over the water. …

Roman Empire

Tim Gunn Hates It When You Wear Gym Clothes on the Street

Four years ago, fashion icon Tim Gunn scoffed when he was asked about the budding trend of people wearing leggings and yoga pants on the street. …

10 Things You Don't Even Realize Are Making You Look Shabby

There is a thin line between hot and hot mess.<p>You already know that stains, rips, wrinkles, discolorations, pulled threads, missing buttons, and any other sort of generalized disrepair will make your outfit — and you — look like kind of a mess. And so will wearing clothes that pull, bulge, sag, or …

What the Most Stylish Women Wear 9 to 5: Moda Operandi’s Elizabeth Leventhal

Only a few minutes into a conversation with <b>Elizabeth Leventhal</b>, Moda Operandi’s general merchandising manager, Boutique, about the veteran buyer’s personal style and you’re bound to start reconsidering your own. As she name-checks an impressive list of new and emerging designers—from Isa Arfen and …

The new Gear VR will work with any new Samsung phone and cost $99

Samsung and Oculus have announced a new Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset, and it's coming before Black Friday. At today's Oculus Connect show, Samsung executive Peter Koo said that the latest Gear VR will work with Samsung's whole 2015 line of smartphones — previous editions worked with …

Diesel fans fear Volkswagen emissions scandal may tarnish technology

The<p>Volkswagenemissions cheating scandal has tanked the company's stock price, ousted its top executive and could ultimately cost the world's top automaker tens of billions of dollars.<p>It may also destroy the credibility of diesel technology from all automakers.<p>Diesel engines are at the heart of …

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Fall Fashion Cliff Notes: What You Need to Know About Shopping for the Season

Today is officially the first day of fall, and to help you usher in the new season, we're breaking down all the pieces you need now.<p><b>Skirts</b><p><b>The</b> …

15 #TBT Celeb Pics That Will Make You Want a ’70s Hairstyle ASAP

The year is 2015, but ‘60s and ‘70s style has never been hotter. Let’s take “The Swag” cut as an example. Dubbed the favorite hairstyle of 2015, the adaptation of the ’70s/’80s shag haircut is appearing on celebrities like Suki Waterhouse, Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington, Behati Prinsloo and …

How to Choose and Use Foundation

How often have we heard that "your face is a canvas"? Really?! Who said it was a compliment to think of our face as a flat surface made for painting? I don't know about you, but the faces I work with (including my own) have many different dimensions, shades, sensitivities and needs. Why then, do we …

6 ways to spot cheap leather — even at high-end stores

Poor leather, on the other hand, can pull the wool over your eyes — especially when it's beautifully displayed in an upscale store.<p>Here are a few tricks to help gauge the quality of the next leather item that catches your fancy.<p><b>Real leather will always smell like leather.</b> Fake leather smells like …

OnePlus 2 is a $329+ metallic upgrade with a beefed-up camera

Almost exactly 15 months ago, the OnePlus One made its debut as a $299 flagship smartphone to wow the geeks; and it's even been lowered to $249 as of last month. That, of course, is to make way for the company's next act, the OnePlus 2 (we were asked to stick with "2" instead of "Two"). This update …

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Nanotech

Best Buy will be the first U.S. retailer to sell the Apple Watch, starting on August 7

The Apple Watch will be available at Best Buy retail stores from August 7. As the first major retailer in the U.S. to sell Apple’s smartwatch, Best Buy will initially stock more than 100 stores before expanding to more than 300 in time for the holiday shopping season.<p>Customers will be able to buy …

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Global soccer corruption case deeply rooted in USA

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's corruption inquiry into organized soccer has deep roots in the USA. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday that suspects in the $150 million bribery scheme met in this country often to plan their illicit activities and used U.S. banking institutions and …

Corruption

Apple’s ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API

After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps to create a viable competitor to Google Now for Android devices. Like Google Now, Proactive will automatically …

Apple Pay

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge screen costs $200-$260 to replace, and isn’t covered under warranty

The curved glass display on Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone could cost between $200 and $260 to replace, and the replacement screen is not covered under warranty.<p>The glass of the Edge’s display is curved downward on both sides, while the screens of most smartphones are flat.<p>Samsung says it …

Mobile Technology

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pebble's new smartwatch raised over $5 million in less than five hours.</b> It used a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and reached its target in just 17 minutes.<p><b>2. HP stock was down 7% after reporting its latest earnings.</b> It beat on EPS but missed on revenue.<p><b>3. Valve is going to reveal its</b> …

Virtual Reality

11 Unexpected Things to Include With Your Business Plan

<i>In their book</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture, and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer a list of some non-standard</i> …

The Clever Way Amazon Gets Away With Not Always Offering The Lowest Prices

That's not always true. In fact, Amazon will tweak its prices many times per hour (equaling millions of individual price changes per day), taking advantage of the psychology of price perception.<p>Amazon does this with a clever strategy that makes it seem like it undercuts its competition more often …

Uber Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over $1 'Safe Rides Fee'

Uber has been hit with class-action lawsuits from cab companies and Uber’s own drivers, but the newest group to enter the fray is Uber passengers.<p>Two Uber riders filed a class-action lawsuit against the car-service app company this week, claiming they should not have had to pay the $1 “Safe Rides …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

Local, federal investigations into gym mat death continue

Despite concluding there was no foul play in the death of a Georgia teen nearly two years ago, a sheriff's office conducted additional interviews on the case as recently as this month.<p>The parents of Kendrick Johnson, who was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his school in Valdosta, Georgia, …

The Golden 8 Ball: Globes Gown Predictions

See what we're predictinger hopingour favorite nominees will wear on the big night.<p>And so it begins again, another awards season kicks off on January 11th with the Golden Globe Awards to honor the best in film and TV. See what we're predicting—er hoping—our favorite nominees will wear on the big …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …