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List Of Netflix Movies About To Expire Is Truly Tragic

Photo: Courtesy of Propaganda Films.<p>If you're still straggling to rejoin the real world until after the new year and are not sure how to spend your …

Hot Deals on Winter Beach Escapes

(photo: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa)<p>Winter arrived with a big snowy bang across much of America, which has many folks already pining for an escape to warmer climes. If your family is ready to trade the snow for some sunshine and sand, here are five tremendous deals at kid-friendly beach resorts …

5 Cool-Girl Puffer Outfits That Are Actually Flattering

We're convinced there's little worse than looking like a human marshmallow on your morning commute. In fact, even though we're not entirely sure what …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

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Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

Powder & Pampering<p>At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski …

Travel Perks When You're 50 or Over

Feeling down in the dumps about an approaching milestone birthday? It may buoy your spirits to know you may now be eligible for a spate of age-related "senior" travel discounts and perks, ranging from A to Z (Airlines to Zoos).<p>Over the next five years, 80 million Americans will be over the age of …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

The complete guide to fixing your credit score

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a catch-22. I decided it was time for me to start building my credit. The advice from nearly everybody: "Just apply for a credit card." Easier said than done: as soon as I started applying, I received rejection letters letting me know that I was not eligible …

12 Fab Hotel Deals: Black Friday Through Cyber Tuesday

(photo: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort)<p>Attention, vacation shoppers! The post-Thanksgiving shopping days aren't just for scoring deals on holiday gifts. They're also a prime time to land a fabulously low price on your next family trip, whether you'd like an island getaway, city break, or …

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

How To Look Younger — No Surgery Required

Illustrated by <b>Isabel Castillo Guijarro</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that</i> …

When Daddy Comes Home

• <b>Author:</b> Toni Maguire<p>SHE FINALLY THOUGHT SHE WAS SAFE…<p>Toni Maguire, author of Don't Tell Mummy, takes up the story of her tragic childhood where she left off, revealing the awful truth about what happened when her father, sent to jail for abusing her, was released, and came home…<p>Toni Maguire's …

Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

Why The NBA Will Have Better Profit Growth Than The NFL

Both the NFL and the NBA want to grow their customer base and increase profits by generating additional exploding revenue streams. But while the NFL is playing games in Europe, with high costs of players and venues, the NBA growth international model is more focused on a sleek social media plan – …

OtterBox releases new Preserver Series waterproof cases for the iPhone 5/5s/5c

<b>Update</b>: Here’s the official word from OtterBox regarding Touch ID compatibility: “The Preserver Series for the iPhone 5s incorporates a thin layer of a specially formulated material that allows for full functionality of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner technology while keeping the case completely …

America's Most Dangerous Football Is in the Pee-Wee Leagues, Not the NFL

The United States of Football reveals the risks of football brain injuries, both among pros and in Pop Warner—where "our worst coaches are coaching the most critical position.”<p>Dr. Ann McKee, chief neuropathologist at Boston University who testified before a House Judiciary committee on football …

Bitcoin: Tax haven of the future

Stashing money in a Swiss bank account is so passé.<p>Tomorrow’s tax havens could be fueled by new technology like Bitcoin and Litecoin — online currencies that can be used to purchase everything from coffee to illegal drugs.<p>The problem for government coffers: There’s no mechanism to ensure that …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina (all photos by: Margie Goldsmith)<p>Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of …

Many Americans Earn More Than They Think They Do

How much money do you make? Many Americans know what their wages and salary are. But they might be surprised to know that, on average, wages account for less than half the income of a U.S. household.<p>Others might pull Adjusted Gross Income off their income tax return. That adds sources such as …

What Makes Andrew Wiggins One of Most Hyped NBA Prospects Since LeBron James?

Whether he deserves it or not, Andrew Wiggins is one of the most hyped NBA prospects since LeBron James.<p>Hype is tough to control. Sometimes, it's warranted; other times, it's just the result of a desire for something new or an irresponsible imagination. It's only natural for the public to want …

Online degrees offer a better return on investment but little chance of getting rich

For the first time since the 1990s, college enrollment in the US is falling. Suddenly, everyone’s skeptical about the value of a degree. But the debate has mostly centered on the value of brick-and-mortar campuses.<p>That’s a shame because 7 million Americans are enrolled in an online course, or about …

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Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

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Facial Cleansers Our Editors Swear By (PHOTOS)

Between germy cell phones, greasy hands and grimy sunglasses, our faces come in contact with quite a lot of filth. So we count on facial cleansers to get rid of the gunk.<p>Finding the best facial cleanser isn't as easy as strolling the skincare aisle of your local drugstore. Sometimes it takes …

10 Amazing Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar You Should Know

Kitchen goods are gradually becoming the stars of the beauty world. Whether we're reusing old tea bags for under eye puffiness or tightening our pores with turmeric, these unconventional treatments are just as good, if not better, than what we'd pay for at the beauty counter.<p>As we stock up on …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …