Jennifer Guevin

9 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @jenguevin | Managing editor at CNET.

Just Get It Over With

The psychology of doing unpleasant tasks sooner, which really is better<p>There’s a classic experiment on delayed gratification, in which kids who chose to wait and eat two marshmallows later, rather than eating a single marshmallow right away, tended to achieve more later in life. Discipline in the …

Essential steps for securing your phone, and what else can be done to foil thieves

As smartphone theft grows, handset owners need to do all they can to secure their devices. Read the steps you can take and find just what else the industry is, and is not, doing.<p>It could happen to you any time, or maybe it already has: You're on the bus playing Angry Birds or browsing Facebook on …

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Make-A-Wish to turn San Francisco into Gotham for Batkid

A young boy fighting leukemia will get his wish to be Batkid, and the citizens of San Francisco are being called upon to help.<p>On November 15, a darkness will encroach like the fog upon San Francisco. The City by the Bay will shed its usual image and become Gotham City, the fabled metropolis of …

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How to Carve Any Photograph Into a Pumpkin

Being a Halloween baby, I get a little more into the holiday than is probably healthy. When I was a kid, this meant inviting a few friends over to my place to go trick-or-treating (it's easy to entice 'em when your place is a two-building complex with several hundred apartments' worth of loot to …

Giant mirrors shine winter sun on dark Norwegian town

Three remote-controlled mountaintop mirrors now reflect light on the shady valley town of Rjukan, which has never seen sunlight during winter.<p>Residents of a remote Norwegian village are getting their first glimpse of winter sunlight, thanks to giant remote-controlled mirrors that reflect the sun's …

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Meet the People Who Design the Sexy Pizza Costume and Other Risqué Halloween Gear

Yandy's team, made up of Evan Horstman, Pilar Quintana, and Chad Horstman.<p>It was hotter than usual in the halls of lingerie turned sexy Halloween …