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Whole Foods Co-CEOs Admit To Overcharging Customers

Consumer trust in Whole Foods Market was shattered last week when a New York City government investigation revealed that the supermarket had been systematically overcharging customers for packaged foods since at least 2010. At first, Whole Foods representatives stridently denied the claims -- but …

New York City

Computer Chips Can Now Be Made From Wood

Just call them wood chips<p>The woods are lovely, dark, deep, and filled with potential computer components.<p>In a paper published in <i>Nature Communications</i> this week, researchers announced the construction of computer chips made from wood.<p>But don't expect to see hipsters advertising hand-carved artisan …

10 Houseboats That Offer Some Seriously Amazing Views

Not that we needed convincing, but here's the argument for taking your next vacation on the water.<p>You can rent castles, tree houses, islands, and manors, but some vacation homes aren't on land at all. These floating abodes are a seriously next-level way to see the world. Get ready for the most …

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: A Hip, Low-Key Kitchen in Topanga Canyon<p>by Annie Quigley<p>Steal This Look: A Courageously Colorful Kitchen for a New York Artist<p>by …

A Flu That's Infecting Thousands Of Dogs Could Move To Humans Next

But it probably won’t<p>The newest outbreak of canine influenza has almost reached epidemic proportions; last month, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area were infected, and cases have popped up in a dozen states around the country. Viruses like the flu often move between animal species, and humans …

GoPro unveils drone, six camera array for VR content

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — GoPro is lifting off and branching out.<p>After spending years riding on the bellies of other people's drones, GoPro …

Drones

Texas Flooding: Residents Flee as Rain Raises River Levels

HOUSTON —While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall.<p>In suburban Houston, the rains have sent the San Jacinto River above flood stage, and …

Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Expands to the iPhone

Back in October, popular Mac image editing app <i>Pixelmator</i> was brought to iOS in the form of an iPad app, and as of today, that iOS app is being expanded to the iPhone. <i>Pixelmator</i> for iOS is now a universal app, giving iPhone users a way to edit their images with <i>Pixelmator</i>'s powerful image editing …

Landscaping 101: How to Deadhead Flowers

Every summer there’s a peak season, when all the flowers in my garden decide to bloom in concert. This grand collusion lasts for…a day? Maybe two. …

Octopus opens a jar, from the inside

Check out this video. More evidence that octopuses are amazing.<p>In this video from Japan’s Enoshima Aquarium, an octopus unscrews the lid of a jar … …

Social Media

Maybe the U.S. economy isn't tanking after all

Don't believe all of the economic gloom and doom.<p>Yes, the American economy ran into some rough seas during the first quarter, with growth grinding to a halt. On Friday, the government is set to release revised data that could even show the economy contracted in the first three months of the …

Amazon rolls out free same-day delivery

In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon.com is launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles.<p>Starting Thursday, shoppers who belong to Amazon's annual Prime membership program and make a purchase of $35 or more by noon will …

Los Angeles

Unscripted Muppets: 7 Not-to-Be-Missed Mockumentaries

The Muppets are back! In case that exclamation point did not make it clear, we're pretty excited. With two great recent movies, Jim Henson's other …

Comedy

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

11 Stylish Solutions for an Empty Corner

19 Ways to Spot a Fake Chinese Restaurant

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>There are plenty of ethnic cuisines that America has doused in the thick, sweet sauce of appropriation, but perhaps none more so than Chinese food. There's a time and place for things like sweet and sour chicken and crab rangoon, but it never feels good to be expecting a plate of …

Food & Dining

Articles about 6 bathrooms make use steel on Dwell.com - Dwell

Get inspired by these bold colors that speak volumes when it comes to marrying style with personality.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the …

Logging

Miley Cyrus Tops Our List Of The 8 Most Outrageous Celeb Outfits, Because Of Course

<i>Photo Credit: Getty Images</i><p>At The Huffington Post, we applaud the wild, the wacky, and the outrageous -- especially when it comes to fashion.<p>And the month of May has brought some pretty crazy ensembles to the red carpet. Between the voluminous sleeves, bandana-print outfits and the endless fringe, …

Miley Cyrus

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s …

Does it matter that there aren't more women in science?

A bibliometric analysis in <i>Nature</i> purports to confirm that women scientists are discriminated against. But the full picture might be much more interesting<p>Despite years of effort almost all scientific fields are still dominated by men. There are exceptions: you are more likely to find equal ratios in …