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Opinion: 6 reasons to sell stocks now and go to cash

After an extremely long topping-out period, several key indicators are pointing to dangerous market conditions. Let’s look at the facts:<p><b>1. Job growth</b> …

Stock Markets

Ben Gibbard on 5 Bands That Influenced Death Cab for Cutie

The Death Cab frontman lists the artists that have inspired his sound.<p>In the 17 years since the release of debut album <i>Something About Airplanes</i>, several bands have come along that bear more than a strong sonic resemblance to Death Cab for Cutie. "People have been like 'Don't you think this band is …

Get Prepared: 122 Of The Best Prepper Websites On The Internet - The American Dream

Getting prepared for the chaos that is coming to America in the years ahead is not that complicated. Help is out there – if you know where to look. …

How to Make a 60 lb PVC longbow for less than $10

Tested: Casper Mattress

Mattresses rank up there with milk and diapers as something you should never buy used. Bed bugs and DNA evidence aside, the quality of your mattress …

Adventurer or Assassin, GoTenna Takes Peer-to-Peer Communication Off the Grid

Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the East Coast when it struck in November 2012. A major part of that damage was to communication infrastructure; …

Browning Shock and Awe

<b>Browning Shock and Awe</b>.

ADAK camping trailer keeps you cozy off the grid

The search for the perfect mobile, off-grid living solution continues. Over the past year, we've already seen many such designs, from within the …

RVs

Top 15 Pocket Pistols for Self Defense

There are a host of manufacturers offering effective pocket pistols in a number of different chamberings to suit your everyday concealed carry needs. …

9 Outstanding Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos

Add text to photos<p>Text on pictures — that’s the idea behind messaging, poster art, greeting cards and scenic displays. And font freaks (you know who you are) will always be on the lookout for ways to add text into snapshots and vacation photos. Happily, dressing up your photos with text can be done …

New “Tile” Patio Floor Reveal!

Well, we finally finished staining our concrete patio to look like tile!<p>This was is what our concrete patio looked like before.<p>Dull and dirty.<p>It …

The $95 Watch Designed To Win Over The Luxury Market

Upstart watch brand Leonard & Church wants to deliver luxury-caliber watches at prices that appeal to discerning consumers.<p>Leonard & Church began, like so businesses do, when the founder wanted something. Chris Chon was approaching the end of his MBA at Kellogg School of Management, and he was …

California Coast RV Road Trip

RVs

4 Killer Rowing Workouts

Crush calories and get in prime shape with these indoor cardio routines<p>It’s hard to find a cardio machine that works your body harder than an indoor rower. It requires equal effort from your upper and lower body, extreme cardiovascular fitness, and ridiculous muscular endurance to blast out rep …

The Secret Muscle Move for Instant Gains

You've probably never done this exercise before, but it could be the key to a better physique<p>If you want a better body, you need to train your fast-twitch muscle fibers. These are the fibers that are most important for sports, and the ones that have the greatest potential for size and strength. …

Can You Survive the Kettlebell Swing Sweet 16?

These all-new variations of the classic move will strain your willpower and leave you drenched in sweat<p>March Madness is long gone, but here's an entirely different sweet 16 to occupy your time: 16 sadistic swing variations from BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT.<p>"The standard …

The Ultimate HIIT Workout

High-intensity interval training is the No.1 fitness trend in the world, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s Worldwide Survey of …

Jawbone Has A $600M Revenue Run Rate As It Paces To IPO

Happy Thursday. Kara Swisher is reporting that Jawbone is in the process of raising $250 million from Twitter, Flipboard and Square investor Rizvi Traverse.<p>We heard that the financing has closed, and that the deal actually got done a month and a half ago. Swisher’s numbers (around $250 million at …

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Internet of Things

Apple just procured enough Sapphire Crystal furnaces to make 100-200M ~5-inch iPhone displays in Arizona

Last year, Apple and GT Advanced struck a deal to open and operate a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona related to sapphire crystal components.<p>Earlier this year, we learned that Apple is “aggressively” pushing to make the facility operational by February 2014 and that the building would …

San Francisco-based start-up Zendesk is inching toward a public offering

A customer-service platform company, Zendesk is moving one step closer to launching an initial public offering.<p>The seven-year-old start-up has added three new members to its board with credentials at publicly-traded tech companies. They include Caryn Marooney, vice president of technology …

Coupons.com Files For $100M IPO On The NYSE, Trading As Coup

The march of the 2014 initial public offerings commences, with the latest one of the oldest brands on the internet. Coupons.com has just filed S-1 papers with the SEC for an IPO on the NYSE, trading under the name COUP, and raising $100 million.<p>Goldman, Sachs & Co., Allen & Company LLC, BofA …

This company says its technology could have detected Snowden’s intrusions

Government servants are hardly the best paid employees in the world, even if they are spies. But the older ones do have pensions of the sort most young people could never imagine. So why would a 30-year veteran of Britain’s secret service, with a “gold-plated” pension to look forward to, leave his …

Corning is now ready to make 3D Gorilla Glass for wearable devices

Corning's Gorilla Glass is useful for protecting the (mostly) flat screens of smartphones, but it's not a great fit for the curvy world of wearables. The company is prepared to change with the times, though, as it just announced that it can manufacture 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass. Its newly available …

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This Year

After years of meteoric gains fueled by category-busting product launches like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s revenue growth has slowed. Apple’s …

Window-Washing Robot? Yes, Yes, a Thousand Times Yes

For those of you keeping score, we’ve got robots that clean our floors, robots that clean our grills, and robots that clean our windows using a …

DoorJammer offers portable extra security

If you're staying in a hotel that's kind of ... sketchy, then you might not be satisfied with simply locking your door when you're in for the night. …

Security startup Adallom scores $15M in funds to build out sales, R&D

Adallom, which aims to secure the growing pools of data stored in SaaS systems, now has $15 million in series B funding to boost its sales presence …

Photo Essay: 4Moms Headquarters

A baby market finally grows up.