Lance Lagniappe

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Hublot fetes Kobe Bryant, watch ambassador and soon-to-be kids' storyteller

Swiss luxury watch brand Hublot recently honored retired Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on Wednesday night at a private dinner in an art-filled $22 million Beverly Hills home, an evening that included an on-stage interview by sportscaster (and friend of the brand) Erin Andrews, a live snake, Dom …

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Why This Startup Is Buying Tesla Cars for Its Employees

A small company in Raleigh, N.C. is taking a new tack to attract top talent.<p>Practichem, a company that makes scientific instruments, will lease a …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

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2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek review

The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek gives you everything you ever loved about a Subaru – capable AWD, convenient design, and affordability.<p>The 2015 Subaru …

2016 Subaru WRX makes IIHS TSP+ fun

We write about boring, utilitarian compacts being named to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ list pretty regularly. Today, we've got yet another fun car to add to the tally – the Subaru WRX.<p>Thanks to the inclusion of the company's impressive EyeSight active safety …

Detroit 2014: Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Subaru has unveiled the new hot rod WRX... and it's completely inoffensive.<p>The history of the Impreza WRX STI has been filled with offensive elements: Weird bugeye headlights, awkward jellybean styling, not being available in the USA. Now Subaru has unveiled the new hot rod WRX and it's completely …

Here It Is: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

Do you really need those last three letters?<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> March-April 2014<p><b>Base Price:</b> $35,290<p><b>Competitors:</b> BMW M235i, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Nissan 370Z, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Golf R<p><b>Powertrains:</b> turbocharged 2.5-liter H-4, 305 hp, 290 lb-ft; 6-speed manual;</b> …

Meet Little Pudding, Oregon's Orphaned Otter Pup

A boisterous, squeaky River Otter pup — orphaned last month near Oakridge, Oregon, and now living at the Oregon Zoo — has a name. The 4-month-old …

The 9 tips that can save your marriage

<b>(Andrey Bayda via Shutterstock)</b><p>Forget the relationship help aisle – this is the best marital advice the world has to offer<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>August 14, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Next to my desk there is a fallen pile of relationship-advice books. It looks like a miniature city of ruins, a very pink Parthenon. …

Samsung goes old-school with its latest dual-screen flip-phone

If you looked at the image above and checked your calendar to see if we’ve gone back in time, you’re not alone. Samsung went full retro in developing its latest clamshell handset for the Chinese market, packing two screens into a compact Android device.<p>The 4G-capable dual-SIM phone has a 3.9-inch …

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7 Natural Ways To Boost Your Brain Power + Sharpen Your Mind

Sure, there's not much you can do to stop time. You can however, improve the <i>quality</i> of your life within the time you have — and that includes keeping …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

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Aaron Hernandez allegedly joins the Bloods; involved in 'gang-related' prison fight | Fox News

Former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has quickly made himself at home in lockup — settling into his cell, making new friends, joining the Bloods and participating in gang-related prison fights.<p>On Monday night, several law enforcement sources are reporting, he …

Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

Spotify has just unveiled the newest version of the product at a media event here in New York City.<p>Alongside the introduction of new media types, such as podcasts and videos, the service will also serve up playlists that are more personalized and relevant to what you’re doing at the time.<p>“Music is …

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Tequila 101

The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling from my chin as the …

Keep tabs on your Volkswagen with the Apple Watch

Volkswagen America announced Tuesday that its Car-Net app is coming to the Apple Watch and will allow drivers to remotely interact with their cars using it. The Car-Net platform is VW's driver safety and fuel efficiency suite. It offers features like automatic crash emergency response …

Apple wants to dissect your genes with the iPhone

The next big feature for the iPhone might involve a lot of spitting. Apple is planning to launch new Research Kit studies at WWDC in June that will focus on DNA studies, according to a new report, claiming Apple is collaborating with researchers in the U.S. to create two new apps.<p>The new apps will …

Oculus Rift goes mainstream early 2016

Quarter one 2016. It's the answer to a question we've asked basically every time we've spoken with Oculus VR since 2012: "When does the consumer version of the Rift come out?" Aside from that revelation, we're also getting our first look at the final design of the headset, but that's it! No word on …

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

And Motorola certainly needs a love-at-first-touch reaction: the first-generation Moto X, as terrific as it was, failed to make much of a dent in developed markets. (When the 75 million unit-per-quarter Samsung machine is the market you’re trying to dent, the challenge looms undeniably large.)<p>The …

NCAA Volleyball: 5 Things You Need To Know

The last month of the regular season is upon us, and the three unbeaten teams remain solid. Here are five things to take note of this week in the …

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Fruit sugars 'may worsen food cravings'

<b>Fructose, the sugar found in fruit, may increase cravings for high-calorie foods, according to researchers.</b><p>In a small experiment, reported in the journal PNAS, 24 volunteers consumed a sugary drink sweetened with fructose on one day and glucose on another day.<p>Compared with glucose, the fructose …

Incredible Designer Suites at the Ice Hotel

This is literally the coolest hotel ever.<p>Every year, 50,000 plus visitors flock to ICEHOTEL, a hotel in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern …