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Moo Is Now Selling Letterpress Business Cards That Aren’t Really Letterpress

You get what you pay for.<p>I’ve got to be honest. I’ve never really liked Moo business cards, even after they’ve been foisted upon me by half a dozen companies. Moo is a Rhode Island-based company that sells custom-printed business cards online. They get the job done, but I’ve always thought Moo’s …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

Grab a GIF from a video with new YouTube GIF creator

YouTube now has a GIF creator, and if there's one thing my mama taught me, it's never look a GIF horse in the mouth. (She loves puns, what can I say?)<p>Using the new tool on the Google-owned video site, you can grab a portion of the video you're watching and turn it into a looping silent mini-clip …

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My Family Love Story, by Seth Rogen

<b>Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, watched as her mother lost her ability to speak, feed, and dress herself, all by age 60. Now Rogen, star of the new movie The Interview, bravely tells Glamour how that changed their lives, their marriage—and their future. As told to Alex Morris</b><p>I think humor …

After North Carolina teen's hanging ruled a suicide, FBI opens inquiry

More than three months after local authorities ruled that a black teenager had committed suicide after he was found hanging from a swing set in a small North Carolina town, the FBI has opened an investigation into the death.<p>The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh said Friday the FBI and<p>Justice …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

Delightful Animation Turns Everyday Objects into a Giant Sandwich

Director and stop-motion animator PES recently released a delightfully imaginative short film that puts a creative spin on everyday objects. Titled <i>Submarine Sandwich</i>, the animation transports us to an old deli that, instead of meat, features items like footballs, soccerballs, and boxing gloves in …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

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8 Totally On-Trend Holiday Gifts

Whether you're shopping for your finger-on-the-pulse friend or just want to wow everyone with your in-the-know status, we've rounded up gorgeous gifts that also happen to be totally in line with what's currently trending.<p><b>The Trend: Chunky Knits</b><p>Cashmere Basket-Weave Scarf, Coyote, $69<p>A standard …

Egypt Ain't The Only Pyramid Show In Town

Tourists fighting the crowds to see the Great Pyramids of Giza may be surprised to learn that 800 miles away in Sudan, exists another trove of …

ISIS tries to justify slavery, sex with girls

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.<p>Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.<p>Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.<p>People in Mosul -- the Iraqi city now under control …

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

Paul Revere's time capsule unearthed in Boston - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Paul Revere hasn't stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.<p>More than two centuries later, a recently unearthed time capsule he buried with fellow revolutionary Samuel Adams -- the man whom Revere was riding to see that night to warn …

How fairytales grew up

“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when translating Hans Andersen’s <i>The Snow Queen</i> to the screen. The icy enchantress, who enthralled me to the core of my being when I was young, has been utterly transfigured – softened, redeemed – in Jennifer Lee’s screenplay; she becomes Elsa, an …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

Why Some Big Business Leaders May Be Turning Against Obamacare

Some of the nation’s most powerful business leaders have been giving Obamacare their tacit support — but now that support may be falling apart.<p>President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action ‘Obamacare Summit’ at the St. Regis Hotel on November 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. …

This 24-year-old high school dropout is tackling a problem every startup hates

Jessica Mah, the founder and CEO of Indinero, was only 11 years old when she started her first business. Having learned how to code in fifth grade, Mah built websites for people and got paid a few thousand dollars a month.<p>That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. …

Boost Your Productivity with Laptop Monitors | Inc.com

As great as laptops can be, they often lack something that many pros swear by on their desktops--a second monitor. Second monitors represent the ideal blend of functionality that comes from having two documents available full-screen for simultaneous reference. Multiple studies have shown that …

Proposed rule for farms aims to improve Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lawmakers are taking their first step toward slowing the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated the …

The Real Potential of Giving Tuesday

Several years ago, a group of philanthropists created a much appreciated answer to the consumerist memes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday quickly took hold -- a day of donating to good works, all around the world.<p>What that means within community benefit organizations themselves, …

Protect credit score from dropping when shopping

Mortgage-rate shopping for your best deal can be a contradiction. The more you shop, the better chance your FICO credit scores drop, effectively punishing you for trying to save money.<p>And, not only can you end up with a higher mortgage rate, but it may also mean the difference between loan approval …

7 cars that cost more than a house

Ever weighed the decision between buying a Porsche 918 Spyder and a home in Berkeley, Calif.? Probably not, but they cost about the same. Next to paying for a house or college, a car is among the most expensive items many of us will buy.<p>Eighty percent of cars on the road are out of warranty, and …

A Strong Dollar and A Weak Oil Price Could Trigger a Stock Market Melt-Up

U.S. equities could well outperform the rest of the world on the expectation that the U.S. is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the globe’s largest oil producer. Miracle of miracles never to be dreamed of until today. And OPEC, which quadrupled oil prices in 1973 and threw the world into a deep …

Beekeepers eye Appalachian surface mines for hives

HERNSHAW, W.Va. (AP) — Up a tree-lined trail still marked "no blastin on Sundays," swarms of bees now patrol a mountain once partially broken apart …

China's Leader Xi Jinping Takes Global Center Stage

Recent events, notably the APEC leaders’ summit in Beijing in the week of 10 November, reveal, as the headline of an editorial in the 13 November edition of the South China Morning Post so aptly put it, that: “A new world order takes shape as China rises”.<p>China should not be seen as “one of the …

Lessons From Burning Man on How to Unlock Creativity and Think Big

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you aren’t already an entrepreneur, you may become one by the time you leave Burning Man -- in some shape or form.<p>You won’t make money in the desert; the exchange of money isn’t allowed at the annual, weeklong arts festival held in …

Cool watches, real jobs: How makers are reshoring American know-how

Economists, pundits and politicians have been asking for years: What does reshoring manufacturing into the United States look like in the 21st century? Well, part of the answer might look a lot like the matte black face of a Los Angeles-made Weiss watch.<p>Back in the early 20th century, when America …