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Clippers players hope to make 'stronger statement' against Donald Sterling in Game 5

With the Clippers returning home for Game 5, the players would like to make an even stronger statement against owner Donald Sterling than they did in Game 4.<p>Los Angeles Clippers players are considering making a "stronger statement" than they did in Game 4 in protest of racist comments made by a man …

Speed-reading apps are great for speed and terrible for reading, study finds

Speed reading apps like Spritz are a nifty way to plow through text at a breakneck pace, but they’re not perfect. Such apps might rob you of your comprehension, according to new research (paywall).<p>In a study by University of California-San Diego’s Rayner Eyetracking Lab, psychologists replicated …

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Google buys communications-related patents from key Apple supplier Foxconn

Foxconn, best known for manufacturing Apple products, says that it has sold display patents to Google for an undisclosed sum. Details are vague, with the briefest of statements quoted in the <i>WSJ</i> stating only that they were related to “communications technology.”<p>Foxconn has been seeking to reduce its …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

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THIS Is How You Know It's Spring In The Fashion World

Mother Nature teased us with one sunny day last week in New York City ... just one.<p>Although we ended the week with a rainy Friday, everyone on Instagram was feeling the warm temperatures. So put away the snow boots and cashmere sweaters, because spring and summer is just around the corner which …

MH370: New last words from cockpit: 'Good night Malaysian three seven zero'

They were words heard around the world as investigators searched for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.<p>Weeks ago, Malaysian authorities said the last message from the airplane cockpit was, "All right, good night."<p>The sign-off to air traffic controllers, which investigators said was spoken by the …

America Is The Only Country Where A Child Can Be Sentenced To Life Behind Bars

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles -- individuals younger than 18 years old -- to life in prison without parole. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute argued in front of the Inter-American Commission …

According to the calendars #BlackHistoryMonth started yesterday. Just remember to not limit your learning experience to such a powerful history in just a month especially if it's your history! #KnowYourHistory #TheMoreYouKnow #AfricanAmericanHistory #AmericanHistory #TimeToLead #MakeADifference #BlackExcellence #Inspiration #TimeToInspire #GetYourMindRight

This here is the beautiful and talented Ms.Billie Holiday. She was a huge success at the Apollo Theater and is known to be one of the most influential jazz artists of all time!!!! U2 even recorded a song called "Angel in Harlem", as a tribute to the impact that she has made on jazz music. Ms.Holiday has six Grammy hall of fame awards and four albums on the "Grammy Best Historical Albums" list. Thank You Billie Holiday for showing us that the natural ability to be musically talented shouldn't be hindered by one's skin color nor by one's gender. #S2S #BlackHistoryMonth #influentialfemalevocalist #rockandrollhalloffame #jazzhalloffame

"Many patients were sent to the psychiatric hospital for not stepping off a sidewalk to let a white man pass by." An amazing story: Thousands of photos, letters, journals and patient records from the worlds's first African American psychiatric hospital were about to be destroyed. But #UT professor King Davis rescued them and created a digital archive. The collection offers a rare glimpse into what life was like for African Americans following the Civil War to the post-civil rights era. Visit www.utexas.edu this week to learn more. Photo: Nurses in training at the hospital. #blackhistorymonth

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Macy's Salutes Black Style in Celebration of Black History Month

Fashion editor Constance White will appear for Macy’s Black History Month celebrations<p>New York—It’s been a busy few week for Macy’s. There was the …

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Tracy Reese on Her Fall Collection and What She Wants Michelle Obama to Wear

Tracy Reese showed at New York Fashion Week this past weekend, and as usual, I caught up with the designer to chat with her about her inspirations and, of course, what she'd love to see Michelle Obama wear from the collection.<p>"We were inspired by emotions," the designer told me backstage. "Happy, …

20 Ways To Get Your Kimchi Fix

We have a giant, soft, garlicky spot in our hearts for Korean recipes, especially when there's kimchi involved. This fermented cabbage pickle ranges from sour to salty, funky to fiery and mellow to all-out stinky.<p>Kimchi is more than having a renaissance right now. It is turning up all over the …

Hong Kong Style French Toast And Iced Milk Tea Recipe (PHOTOS)

There's a reason why Hong Kong French toast makes most delicious lists, and why iced milk tea or "dong lai cha" is on nearly ever street corner in Hong Kong. They are the greatest foods ever created by man.<p>Both Hong Kong style French toast and the perfectly accompanied iced milk tea are authentic …

This ‘True Love Tester’ Bra Misses What Women Really Want—Then Insults Them

A new smart bra from a Japanese company claims to only unhook when it detects a woman is in love. It’s also full of garbage and assumptions.<p>Bras …

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Exposed: The World's 'Biggest' Slaughter of an Endangered Species

Conservationists in Hong Kong have released photos of a massive shark slaughterhouse in Puqi, in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, calling it the …

Richard Sherman: I'm no villain

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday that his postgame comments Sunday were ''misdirected and immature" but he …

Microsoft's Twitter account: Don't use our e-mail

Sometimes, irony adorns Twitter like the sugar on a doughnut.<p>On Saturday morning, however, the Microsoft News Twitter account offered a curious instruction. It read: "Don't use Microsoft emails(hotmail,outlook),They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the governments. #SEA …

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35 Of The Most Influential Career Sites For 2014

Looking for a job or seeking to hire employees in 2014? The internet is full of advice, though separating the reputable and informative sites from the misleading sources often takes time and extensive effort.<p>To save you the trouble, below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of some of best career, …

Which American Careers are the Strongest?

Careers in the US are on the upswing but which industries are growing?<p>This infographic by SunTrust explains more.<p>Takeaways:<p>Healthcare support is the …

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Nelson Mandela Dead: Icon of Anti-Apartheid Movement Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the former South African president whose stubborn defiance survived 27 years in prison and led to the dismantling of the country's …

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Your Lunch DIY, On The Cheap

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p><i>This article was originally published on Nov. 12.</i><p>There is nothing more depressing than facing your monthly credit-card bill and …