Karen Dawson

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Apple Loop: Unhappy Ending in E-book Trial, App Store Anniversary, Google Plays Nice

Keeping you on the loop on just a few of the things happening around Apple this week.<p><b>An unhappy ending.</b> Apple conspired with the major book publishers and played a “central role” in a conspiracy to raise e-book pricing, and undermine Amazon’s market lead and discounting strategy, when it launched …

The World's Best Country for Women

If you want to be happy, healthy, and powerful, you might consider packing your bags and moving to a picturesque country on the other side of the Atlantic. According to a new report, Sweden tops out as the #1 place for women to live. Is it the year-long maternity leave? The chance to date four men …

Stiletto Stoners

They've got killer careers and enviable social lives. They're also major potheads. Why are so many smart, successful women lighting up in their off-hours?<p>Jennifer Pelham* kicks off her black Marc Jacobs pumps, slips out of her trim Theory blazer, and collapses on the couch. The 29-year-old …

Cannabis

Introducing the "Call Me Maybe" of 2013: "American Girl," by Bonnie McKee!

The latest in über-pop darlings is California singer, songwriter, and actress, <b>Bonnie McKee</b> — whom DJ Kalkutta turned us onto last month, here. As Kalkutta told us in May, McKee, "literally pop royalty," co-wrote smash-hits like Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" and Taio Cruz's "Dynamite." And now, McKee's …

Music

Read 10 of Nora Ephron's Best Movie and Book Quotes

Literary tycoon <b>Nora Ephron</b> died from acute leukemia a year ago today, leaving behind a storied career of movies, essays, and novels that have continued and will continue to influence both the publishing and entertainment industries alike. We at <i>MC</i> nothing short of worship Ms. Ephron, and will thus …

Books

The Single Girl's Second Shift

You spend every night at the office, cluttering your desk with takeout containers. Your coworkers with kids are out the door at 5. Does work-life balance apply only to moms? Ayana Byrd reports on the latest type of workplace discrimination.<p>When Simone Allen started a demanding job as a litigation …

Summer Street Style 2013

Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style she has a talent for putting together an ensemble that catches the eye and very often, a camera. Take a peek at our most covet-worthy looks and where to get the similar goods.<p>Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style — she has a talent for putting …

Clothing

9 Signs You're About To Get Fired

No one likes to be caught unaware, especially when it comes to your career. Thanks to <b>Monica Wofford</b>, an expert in leadership development, you don't have to be. After chatting with Wofford, we've rounded up the top nine signs you're about to get the axe at work.<p>1. <b>Distance:</b> When things get bad, they …

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16 Chic Handbags For Making A Statement This Summer

From high-octane hues to geometric shapes, and we've rounded up 16 must-have styles<p>This season's handbags make a statement from their high-octane hues to geometric shapes. Here we've rounded up the must-have cross-body, clutch, and satchel styles for hitting the town in style this summer.

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Fall 2013 Couture Week Street Style

It is Fall 2013 Couture Week in Paris, which means that show-goers are très chic and dressed to impress. Our photographer, Kathryn Wirsing, hits the streets to capture the eye-popping styles that will make you go ooo la la from behind your com<p>It is Fall 2013 Couture Week in Paris, which means that …

Project Runway's New Billboard for Season 12 Is Seriously Steamy

Gear up for <b>Project Runway's 12th season</b> the same way Heidi and Tim do: with a promotional billboard! But not just any billboard, <i>Project Runway</i> fanatics — this original image was banned in LA, deemed "too sexy" for the City of Angels. Well, we in NYC get the good stuff, as the image will appear <i>as is</i> …

Michael Kors

50 Must-See Celebrity Top Knots, from the Teeny Tiny to the Towering

Knot to be missed.<p>Whether you're sloppily throwing your hair into a bun when the weather gets gross or pinning back a sleek, fly-away free topknot for special occasions, take some pause with these perfect celebrity examples.

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From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Dwell

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Articles about 7 design blogs follow on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative team at Dwell is ever on the internet prowl for the best visual inspiration to be...<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Why Microsoft’s reorganization closes the books on an era of computing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / ToddABishop<p>Nothing ever stays the same. On more than one occasion, it has taken Microsoft, one of the most …

New E-Commerce Strategies Threaten UPS, FedEx

By Alistair Barr<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - UPS and FedEx might be worried about international shipments to slowing economies like China, but perhaps they should be more concerned about what's going on in their own back yards.<p>Major U.S. retailers are experimenting with new e-commerce strategies that …

Most men stop “leaning in” to their career by their mid thirties

One big reason more moms (and dads) don’t “lean in” at the office is that they just don’t want more work.<p>As Catherine Rampell at the New York Times has been reminding us for the past week, that’s true for the majority of workers. According to the Families and Work Institute, just 37% of working …

Central Asia

Meet The Woman Charged With Transforming Oracle's Sales Force

Over about the past two years, since Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, many experienced sales folks have left, multiple sources have told us, and Oracle has been hiring like mad to replace them and grow its salesforce, too.<p>We just talked with Jill Rowley, a salesperson who has bucked the trend and …

Apple Plans To Investigate Reports That A Woman Was Shocked To Death By Her iPhone 5

The news comes from statements an Apple spokesperson made to the Hong Kong-based publication South China Morning Post. We've reached out to Apple for confirmation, and we will update if the company responds.<p>The woman was reportedly killed from an electric shock when she picked up her iPhone 5 to …

Lady Gaga's Minimal-Makeup Look Is Gorgeous (PHOTO)

Lady Gaga stepped out for a private viewing of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's new photo exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills Thursday, sporting a futuristic metallic frock and a fresh-faced glow.<p>Mother Monster previously collaborated with Inez and Vinoodh on a series of short …

Will Critchlow - Living in the future of user behavior - #mozcon

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>6,387 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on Jul 10, 2013<p>Sandeep Gulati , SEM Manager at Makeitcheaper.com 4 years …

Zimmerman acquittal stirs protest in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland blocked traffic and clashed with police in a day of protests in California against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Several people were arrested in Los Angeles.<p>Los Angeles police said they began …

I understood gender discrimination once I added “Mr.” to my resume and landed a job

It was the late 90s and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my chosen career path. I had the job seeker’s trifecta. It was also summer and my current employer was …

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