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45 apps that make being an adult easier

After working long hours, we still need to fit in doctor's appointments, grocery shopping, house cleaning, and more.<p>Better yet, a lot of the appointments we need to make are only available during our working hours.<p>And the last thing we want to do after a long day is head to the grocery store during …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

10 Sneaky Online Shopping Tricks For Scoring Major Discounts

<i>This is part of a series on smart shopping. Click to read the companion pieces:</i> <b>15 Ways To Avoid Holiday Debt, Buyer Beware: 4 Black Friday Pitfalls To Avoid</b> <i>and</i> <b>6 Holiday Airfare Tips For Last-Minute Shoppers.</b><p>These days online retailers are equipped with a litany of schemes to score big with …

Black Friday Bonus: How To Get The Best Deals

I despise Black Friday. It’s a day I try to avoid as I take a day off from eating and devote to full time digestion.<p>But millions of Americans live for it and think they’re going to get the best deals of the year. Some two-thirds of shoppers surveyed by Accenture said they’re doing their shopping on …

Harnessing The Psychology Of Black Friday For Year-Round Success

If you’re reading this, happy day-after-Thanksgiving: aka Black Friday. While you’re sitting on your couch consuming this article still in a food coma hangover, countless people have been at a whole host of big box stores for the past 18 hours. But why? There are a whole host of reasons as to why …

Who Rests In Alexander The Great's Tomb?

A tomb that many believe was intended for Alexander the Great is starting to yield its secrets half a century after it was discovered.<p>Finds from the burial chambers at Amphipolis, including a remarkable hoard of mosaics and sculptures, were unveiled by archaeologists at the Ministry of Culture in …

Was The Antikythera Mechanism Babylonian?

The Antikythera Mechanism, by far the most advanced piece of ancient technology ever discovered, is older than we thought, and not quite as Greek as we thought either.<p>Researchers think they have identified a particular solar eclipse predicted by the device’s complex cycle of astronomical …

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13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

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How to buy headphones - CNET

When buying a headphone these days people typically debate the style of headphone they want (in-ear, on-ear, around-ear) whether to go wired or wireless (or even totally wireless) and whether to opt for such extra features as active noise-cancellation to help muffle ambient noise. Oh, and then …

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10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

How to Find Buried Treasure

In 2011, archaeologists discovered $22 billion in gold and jewels in a South Indian temple. According to UNESCO, over 100 shipwrecks—each holding at …

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30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …