Monica Vale

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How to Beat Procrastination

<i>This is Part 2. You won’t get Part 2 if you haven’t read Part 1 yet. Here’s Part 1.</i><p><i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline</i> …

PETA's Secret Slaughter of Kittens, Puppies

Warning: Some of the following graphic photos may distress the reader.<p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

From iPad Air to Mac Pro: everything you need to know about Apple's fall event

After a year in which Apple’s product announcements have largely leaked out ahead of time, today the company delivered something of a surprise: a redesigned tablet, the iPad Air, that is the lightest full-size iPad to date at just 1 pound. Its announcement was coupled with the introduction of an …

New iPads lighten up, add Air to name

Apple on Tuesday introduced a thinner, lighter iPad, an iPad Mini with a sharper screen and a slew of free, redesigned apps that the Cupertino company hopes will keep customers from straying into the arms of competitors.<p>Perhaps the biggest revelation out of Apple's second big press conference in …

Apple's New iPads Show Company Believes It's Alone In The Tablet Market

Pundits look at Apple's declining share of the tablet market, and believe the iPad is doomed. The tablets face tons of competition and even slowing sales, despite a fast-growing market. But today’s introductions of the larger iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini show Apple believes it’s competing only …

Why Schwarzenegger, Stallone Aren't Movie Stars Anymore

Twenty years ago, or maybe even 10-15 years ago, the idea of a big-budget action film starring both Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger would have been a pretty big deal. But yet here we are, with their first official team-up picture, <i>Escape Plan</i>, having opened to just $9.8 million last …

Netflix Shares Roundtrip And Offer Investors A Second Chance

Netflix stock has a history of volatility, but even so today’s market action was extreme. With a strong earnings report yesterday, Netflix shares rose 10% in the aftermarkets only to fall 15% today when investors decided in-line guidance was a disappointment. Investors have a hard time evaluating …

Halliburton's Q3 Results Lifted By Strong Activity In The Eastern Hemisphere

Halliburton, the world’s second largest oilfield services company, reported an encouraging set of third quarter numbers on October 21. While the results were aided by strong upstream activity in the Eastern Hemisphere, the company’s North American operations continued to face some pricing headwinds …

Top 10 Inspiring Quotes to Restore Your Faith In American Politics

Everyone’s exhausted by the partisan bickering that unfolded in Washington these past few weeks. It’s difficult not to get cynical about the political process with all the machinations, hot air and posturing. And since “there never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide,” according to …

Apple iOS 7: Android copycat?

Actually, Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 isn't so much an Android clone as it is a mashup of everyone else's mobile operating systems.<p>Some people think …

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iPhone 5s, 5c, iOS 7 reviews are in: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The critics had their time with the latest iPhone devices and software, and the reviews are out. Here's a roundup of what the tech experts and …

An Incredible New Guinness Ad Breaks The Industry Stereotype

For the most part, they depict men as unfeeling doofuses who only want to hook up with hot women and watch sports without being bothered by their wives.<p>But a poignant new ad from Guinness flips the switch by presenting a group of athletic, beer-drinking men who are defined as much by their kindness …

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Texas A&M Football: Winning Will Cure All for Johnny Manziel and the Aggies

There's no question Johnny Manziel is the most controversial figure in college sports today, but winning will cure all the problems surrounding the Texas A&M Aggies and their star quarterback.<p>Manziel's life has been broadcast in just about every way possible following a 2012 season that saw him win …