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The real reason the holidays are so pricey (it’s not the gifts)

Every year, thousands of Americans blow their budgets come December — and while they may be tempted to blame that on the dough they fork over for …

Personal Finance

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Millennials: Society Will Be Just Fine Without Marriage

A poll suggests young people aren't convinced that spouse-hunting and baby-making should be a priority for their generation.<p>The future of marriage, the future of Millennials: two topics the Internet loves to freak out about. Thanks to a new report from Pew, here the twain shall meet: Researchers …

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

(Photo: m01229 via flickr/CC Attribution)<p>Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience. Eat a Fenway Frank at a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Ride the historic 1927 wooden Cyclone roller coaster on Coney Island. Stand speechless at the edge of the Grand Canyon. …

Airlines Change the Carry-on Rules

Recently I had a very unpleasant surprise in the TSA line at New York's JFK airport. No, they did not do a touchy-feely pat-down or confiscate something.<p>Just before actually getting to the TSA agent's podium, a red-jacketed person (who I believe was hired by American Airlines as a subcontractor but …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Kickstarter – iStick: A USB & Lightning Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad – MacStories

The iStick by Hypershop is a USB (Mac+PC) flash drive with an integrated Apple-approved Lightning connector. Made to work for any current generation iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that has a Lightning port, the iStick allows users to easily and safely move data between computers, iPhones, iPads and …

Why Easter’s a Movable Feast

How the Roman Emperor Constantine set the holiday in motion—literally<p>Forget Trent with its fancy-schmancy Tridentine Mass and its cassocks in a bunch over the Reformation and, most of all, its interminable length. For my money the best ecumenical council the Catholic Church ever convened has always …

8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.<p>Atlanta's underground sex trade is larger than Seattle, D.C., and Denver's combined. The price of a sex act in major U.S. cities …

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

Can Megachurches Deal With Mega Money in a Christian Way?

Mars Hill Church spent $210,000 getting its pastor's book to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. Where is the line between a pastor promoting his own career and promoting the ministry of his church?<p>By any measure, pastor Mark Driscoll is wildly successful in the contemporary evangelical …

America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods

The False Equation of Atheism and Intellectual Sophistication

Beyond the argument that faith in God is irrational—and therefore illegitimate<p>Atheism is intellectually fashionable. In the past month, <i>The New York Times</i> has run several stories about lack of faith in its series on religion. <i>The New Yorker</i> ran an article on the history of non-belief in reaction to …

The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu

At IHOP and Applebee's, menus are sales documents. And navigational guides. And explainers.<p>This weekend I had lunch at an International House of Pancakes. The menus my companion and I were given to help us navigate this experience were large and laminated and, in their overall demeanor, perky. They …

The Gadget That Could Transform Your Meetings

You won't ever need to type up notes again<p>Say goodbye to plain old pen and paper. On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Gregg Stebben hits the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and chats with Bryan Rodrigues, the vice president of marketing for Livescribe. The company's digital …

Do You Think God Influences Your Child's Sports Teams?

The Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute has just released a poll of 1,101 Americans, taken Jan. 8-12, finding that a good number of them believe that God (not formally defined), being the ever-present deity God is, puts a holy, guiding hand onto sporting events.<p>The poll talks about …

Great Leaders See, Say, and Do

Whether they involve politics, business, sports, education, science, or any other field of endeavor, the key headlines of 2014 will no doubt focus on leadership. And the defining moments won’t be about position or title. They will be about what real leaders see, say, and do. After all, clear …

Editorial for iOS

Editorial is a plain text editor for iOS with great Markdown support and powerful automation tools.<p>Make yourself at home with custom workflows, …

Text Editors

Want to increase the value of your iPhone? Chronic Unlocks offering 9to5Mac readers 20% discounts

With the new iPhone 5s and 5c rolling in and many users wanting to upgrade to the new devices, it might be wise to increase the value of your phone by unlocking it. Chronic Unlocks, the go-to company for unlocking iPhones (and various Nokias, LGs, BlackBerrys and other smartphones), offers a quick, …

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