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6 Tips For Writing The Perfect Online Dating Profile

If you are looking for love online, a great profile is key. Of course you need compelling photos, but those who are looking for a real relationship will look beyond a pretty face to find out what you are about. It would be nice if everyone could give you the benefit of the doubt and magically see …

Turn any television in your house into a huge touchscreen with this $130 gadget

The way we interact with screens has changed drastically over the past few decades. We rarely go more than a day without touching the display of a …

Gear & Gadgets

The Real Reason Apple is Giving Away its Software

When a company, like Apple, makes a bold move, like giving away OS X and productivity apps, it's typically seen as a torpedo intended to sink an …

How to Stop Being Jealous in Relationships

<b>Jealously in relationships is a totally normal occurrence.</b><p>But when we can't figure out why it's happening or communicate in a healthy way, we often get in our own way.<p><b>I was talking to my client Karen recently who was experiencing jealousy in her relationship with her boyfriend Andy.</b><p>Karen and Andy …

How Major Weight Loss Impacted These 4 Couples’ Love Lives

<i>Kelly Lost 115 Pounds in About Two Years</i><p><b>The good:</b> "When Kelly and I both decided that we needed to lose weight, we really motivated each other to keep making healthy choices. Since we have a small child, we had to learn how to collaborate better so that we could both fit exercise into our schedules …

Out of the toy box and on trend: Barbie gets a style reboot

For a woman with the body of a supermodel and the brain of a Nobel-prize winner (US president, surgeon and astronaut are among her many vocations), Barbie has been having a testing time lately.<p>Sales have been falling. Rival brands, trading on diversity, have boomed. Studies have accused the doll of …

Barbie

Buy-to-let boom as banks profit from savers cashing in pensions

There are now more than 1,000 buy-to-let mortgages on the market for the first time since April 2008 as banks lure the over-55s<p>Landlords are being offered the largest number of buy-to-let mortgage deals since the financial crisis as banks try to profit from older savers cashing in their pensions to …

Why Women Initiate More Divorces | Men's Health

But it’s not that women are unhappier in <i>all</i> relationships: In fact, they were no more likely than guys to pull the plug on dating or cohabiting relationships—and they weren’t any less satisfied in them.<p>The problem, then, seems specific to marriage, and may partly be because women aren’t as …

Top German court rejects Apple touchscreen patent appeal

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Apple patents covering the “slide to unlock” feature on smartphones are invalid, Germany’s highest appeals court ruled on Tuesday, reaffirming a 2013 decision rejecting the U.S. company’s claims by a lower court.<p>The ruling by the Federal Court of Appeals in Karlsruhe covers one of the …

Judiciary

Facebook’s Moments App Can Now Turn Your Photos Into Movies

Earlier this year, Facebook launched the Moments app for both iOS and Android. Similar to many other applications out there, Moments is aimed at …

13,000 fall into homelessness every month in L.A. County, report says

About 13,000 people on public assistance tumble into homelessness every month in Los Angeles County, according to a new study that experts say provides the clearest picture yet of extreme poverty in the region.<p>Although many quickly find work or rely on family to get off the streets, the number …

Homelessness

Cats don’t usually need a bath nor does feline family more often not want one! Though, on some occasions such as if they get very dirty or gets too close to something it shouldn’t, or needs to be bathed for medical reasons or simply you want them to be ready for power hugs – the […]

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Pets

Health & Fitness Tips

Highlights Foods do much more than just nourish our body There are foods that can completely put you into a READ MORE<p>May increase heart disease risk …

The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

TED Talks

iPhone 6s Rumors: Upgraded Camera, Sept. 11 Pre-orders

Rumors continue to pop as we move toward the anticipated launch of the iPhone 6s on Sept. 9 — most recently details about when the phone will be available for purchase and more information about an improved camera. According to <i>BGR</i>, which cites the Chinese website Weibo, a China Telecom …

Mobile Technology

Portrait of an adulterer: secret shots of 50 married men I met on dating websites

What kind of men look for sex on infidelity sites? Photographer Natasha Caruana posed as a woman seeking an affair to find out, and grabbed snapshots of their furtive encounters<p>The huge leak last week of the details of 33m users of Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people (tagline: “Life …

Relationships

5 Ways to Approach Online Dating From an Online Dating Success Story

I suppose in 2015, after 5 years of marriage, you can call yourself a success...maybe?<p>5 years in, and I can honestly say that marriage is hard work, it is a test of your ego, will, and patience, one that is harder than anything that you will ever experience.<p>But it is truly worth the work and …

3 Upgrades to See on the Next Apple TV

We've been saying for more than a year that Apple TV is due for a major makeover; compared to competitors such as Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire …

17 Reasons Every Beauty Lover Should Shop at Target

Short of a brand-new car, you can pretty much buy anything at Target. Most importantly (duh), the retailer's beauty offerings are just as extensive. Our favorites, ahead.

10 Steps To A Lasting, Loving Relationship

<i>By Dr. Lynda Klau</i><p>How many of us have learned how to build loving relationships? Where did we learn? At home? At school? There is an art and science to building strong relationships. These are indispensable tips, written with romantic relationships in mind, but with a little modification you can …

How People Successfully Lose Weight

In my 20 years of writing, discussing, and counseling people on weight loss, I have pondered, why are some people successful in losing weight and others are not?<p>My friend Jerry Redden, a former Sierra Club guide who now takes people into the wilderness on his own, said to me recently, "In America …

America's 20 most expensive cities for renters

Thanks to new development projects and a workforce flooded with millennials who'd rather rent than buy, major US cities are seeing increases in rent prices.<p>In its National Rent Report, residential real-estate rental website Zumper analyzed 1 million active, one-bedroom listings to find the most …

9/11 Survivor Captured In Iconic Photo Dies Of Cancer

Marcy Borders was working on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower when the first plane hit.<p>Marcy Borders, a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks who was photographed covered in dust after fleeing the World Trade Center, has died of stomach cancer.<p>Borders' family announced …

6 Things Every Independent Woman Should Know Before Falling In Love

To be an independent woman is to trust yourself. It is to believe that your life is about fulfilling your individual potential. And while that can and often does include a happy, loving partnership, independent women do one thing -- one crucial thing -- differently: they put themselves first in a …

10 awesome paid apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a solid one indeed, and you can still find a few great freebies in that post <b>if you</b> …

The New Wave of Wedding Decor: 9 Trendsetting Ideas

Should You Be Counting Macronutrients Instead of Calories to Lose Weight?

The first step of the diet is figuring out your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). “Your BMR is the amount of energy your body would use if you were lying around all day,” says Lauren Thomas, R.D. You can use a BMR calculator to get the number, although Antonucci says you're probably better off leaving it …

Former Apple and Samsung employee dishes dirt on rivals’ innovation

Apple and Samsung are bitter rivals in the tech industry that make a lot of the same type of products, but when it comes to innovation, the two are complete opposites.<p>Arno Lenior is one of the few people on the planet who’s worked at both companies, and while Samsung gets a bad rap for copying …

Innovation

Here's The One Thing Makeup Artists Wish You Would Stop Doing

<b>By Renee Jacques, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Talaya Centeno/WWD)</i><p>You probably have a trusted makeup routine you do every single day of your life. But guess what? It might include something that would make a pro cringe. We asked nine top makeup artists to get real with us about the one thing they wish their …