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This device fixes the worst thing about the new MacBook Pro

'HyperDrive' is a compact adapter for the ports lost in the recent MacBook Pro upgrade, turning the two Thunderbolt 3 slots into various HDMI, USB-C, …

Here's to Joy: 7 of the Best Books on Happiness

For many of us, happiness is a goal we’re only partially successful at attaining. Our lives are complex, with a host of desires that don’t always line up: personal satisfaction doesn’t always coincide with professional success, for one thing. The day that you’re set to have a life-changing meeting …

Happiness

The Best Wedding Dresses For Your Astrological Sign

Our exclusive astrologer Rebecca Gordon weighed in on the best ways to shop the stars.<p>Looking for some indication of what you'll want in a wedding dress now that you have the ring? Look no further than the stars for inspiration. Our exclusive astrologer Rebecca Gordon weighed in on what wedding …

Weddings

Morgan Freeman is lending his voice to Google's GPS navigation system

Morgan Freeman is finally a GPS navigation voice.<p>The actor will be lending his reassuring voice to Google's app Waze. Well, for a limited time.<p>It's all a bit of marketing magic for his new movie "London Has Fallen" (out March 4). In the movie, he plays the vice president, so when you select Freeman …

Morgan Freeman

Bill Nye slams NASCAR in an epic take-down calling it the 'anti-NASA'

Business Insider, NASA/Reuters<p>For famed science educator, comedian, and author Bill Nye (the science guy) watching a NASCAR race with his family is bittersweet.<p>The super-fast cars zipping around the track is "exciting," Nye explains in his latest book, "Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the …

NASCAR

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Watch: Lego guitar played for the first time in Italy

Onlookers at Italy's Home Festival were wowed after seeing a lego guitar get tested out for the first time<p>A video has emerged of a man playing a lego guitar, after five years of devlopment - it is played for the first time.<p>Nicola, the artist behind the guitar rercently exhibited his new piece in …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

A Father's Fight to Win Back His Daughter Secretly Put Up for Adoption

Skylar is a rambunctious toddler who runs and plays and giggles with her father, Chris Emanuel.<p>But she has no idea she sat at the heart of a massive …

This Little Girl Will Totally Inspire Your Fall Wardrobe

When a 3-year-old can teach you style lessons...<p>If we're being honest, we've been planning our fall wardrobe for weeks now. And the time has finally come when we can break out our light jackets and faux fur scarves. While we usually look to the runways or street style blogs for inspiration, this …

Street Style

The alternative Oscars: and the award for Best Cumberbatch goes to …

The nominations are so predictable. Here are some alternative categories for the Academy to consider<p>Awards season has been dragging on for such an interminable time that everybody more or less knew all this week’s Oscar nominations before they had been announced. So here, just to liven things up, …

Captain America

The Terroir Project transforms seaweed into sustainable chairs and lamps

In their new Terroir Project collection, designers Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt have created a line of sustainable furniture inspired by the …

10 Etsy Jewelers You Need To Know About

Boasting over 1.2 million active shops and $1.35 billion in gross sales in 2013, Etsy isn't just some dinky arts-and-crafts site — not by any stretch …

Jewelry

Fleece-Lined Tights Are The Life Line You Need To Get Through The Rest Of Winter

This goes out to all the women who prefer to wear dresses, even when the temperatures are in the 30s. We see you. We understand the struggle. And we're here to commiserate. Winter can be a rough season for us. It's so cold and rocking a dress or skirt with regular stockings just doesn't cut it. But …

Think You Can't Knit? You Just Haven't Found This Yet.

Why would you possibly want to knit a sweater when you can just as easily (actually, WAY more easily) pick one out from a store? That's the question my brother asked me over winter break, when he found me curled up in a chair with an armful of yarn and knitting needles. (For the record, he also …

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Boyz II Men and more pay tribute to Joel at his Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize tribute concert<p>Billy Joel was …

Music

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States.<p>There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. …

The Colbert Report

About the Show<p>The Colbert Report<p>As America's most fearless purveyor of "truthiness," Stephen Colbert shines a light on ego-driven punditry, moral …

The Joy of Losing: What Red-State Democrats Still Don't Get

Memo to Grimes and Nunn and the rest of the sad parade of upsets-that-never-were: Most of you knew damn well you were almost certain to lose the second you decided to run. But rather than accept it, you saw that utter likelihood as a reason to double down on moving heaven and earth to defy …

The Most Beautiful Bathrooms in The World

Where to bathe with breathtaking backdrops<p>Where to bathe with breathtaking backdrops—the best hotel bathrooms in the world. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Courtesy

Folsom Street Fair: Tips for weathering the fetish festival

Some things are classically San Franciscan. The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard's curves and the celebration of alternative sexuality known as the Folsom Street Fair are treats as signature to San Francisco as Rice-A-Roni.<p>The 30-year-old culmination of Leather Week, this year happening on Sunday, …

San Francisco

Study Shows Women Like Men Their Age, Men Only Like 20-Year-Olds

Photo: Getty Images<p>Christian Rudder, president and co-founder of OKCupid, has released his new book, <i>Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)</i>, analyzing data from the dating site. The results are equal parts shocking, glaringly obvious, and kinda gross [via …

Colorado Symphony, cannabis industry, find harmony with concert series

The cultural revolution that is making marijuana part of everyday Denver life conquered another established front Tuesday as the Colorado Symphony …

DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Hoboken 'Big Brother' star officiates bacon lovers' wedding at meat-themed ceremony

HOBOKEN — A healthy obsession with bacon may seem oxymoronic. Intense love of bacon, for some couples, means pledging to forever cherish their future …

21 Hilarious Pictures Of Cats That Are About To Sneeze

It is safe to say that cats are extraordinarily photogenic, but these cats, all caught mid-sneeze, prove that even cats can look silly and lose their …

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