Natalie Hall

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Yelp's practices sound to some like extortion

Yelp just can't stop living the thug life.<p>Five years ago, I asked whether the popular review site was a shakedown racket for merchants. I quoted a number of small-business owners who said Yelp had threatened to run negative reviews more prominently if they didn't pay for advertising.<p>Jeremy …

This App-Controlled Air Conditioner Automatically Adjusts to Your Habits

With the cold weather persisting in the northeast, it’s hard to believe that we’ll all be complaining about the humidity in a few short months. If …

Sony’s cassette Walkman: The greatest gadget of my lifetime

<i>“Ain’t nothin’ like it, her shiny machine/Got the feel for the wheel, keep the moving parts clean …”</i><p>And with those words from 20th century poet David Lee Roth, coming through a pair of Tang-orange headphones, I checked out of the real world and passed into the introverted universe of my Sony …

Tale of the tape: Comparing the HTC One (M8), iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5

The HTC One (M8) is now on sale, and soon, it will be joined by the Samsung Galaxy S5. Along with the iPhone 5s, consumers will soon have quite a few top devices to choose from.<p>Here's how the three devices stack up.<p><b>Screen</b><p>Users who simply want the largest screen possible should go with the Galaxy …

The 10 Best Airports In North America

Aging infrastructure coupled with booming demand for air travel have put a sometimes unbearable strain on facilities.<p>While it's no secret that North American airports often lack the amenities and architectural flair of their international counterparts, there are, however, a few that can hold their …

Puffy Chicken Tacos

1⁄4 cup olive oil<p>2 1⁄2 lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs<p>6 cloves garlic, finely chopped, plus 2 cloves minced<p>1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped<p>1 …

5 Organic DIY Body Scrubs With Major Benefits

The reasons to DIY your own skincare supplies go way beyond cheap and easy (though we’ve preached that message to you again and again!). When you use exfoliating body scrub, you’re not just giving your skin a pleasant-smelling, silky smooth makeover — you’re also lathering on vitamins and minerals …

Coconut

The gadget that turns water into wine

Creators of ‘The Miracle Machine’ say it will allow users to create wine from scratch using tap water and a sachet of ingredients. Is it too good to be true?<p>A pair of California-based entrepreneurs have created a kitchen gadget which, they claim, is capable of turning water into high-quality …

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 (Comparison)

Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress 2014 last week in Barcelona. The handset will hit retail in over 150 countries …

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

Karl Lagerfeld to Design Macau Hotel

<b>BEIJING, China —</b> Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.<p>The 270-room …

The world’s most ethical countries: 2014

A new study shows why bringing tourism dollars to destinations like the Bahamas and Chile can be more impactful than Costa Rica or Ghana.<p>What makes the Bahamas a more ethical vacation choice than Costa Rica?<p>That’s the crux of a recent survey about ethical travel, a movement that encourages …

Costa Rica

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

National Parks

21 Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes We Love

Recipes

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Frequency Shows How Much Time You Spend in Your Apps

Android: Frequency tracks the amount of time you spend in each app on your phone. You can see where your time is going, whether you are just curious …

Apps

Magical, Retractable Tire Studs Only Deploy When You Need Them

Remember the scene in <i>The Living Daylights</i> where James Bond blasts across a frozen lake in his Aston Martin and presses a button to deploy metal …

70 Square Meter Apartment With A Continuous Layout And a Wall Divider Made of Plastic Crates

When talking about an apartment, the first things that anyone wants to know are usually related to the layout and the surface. This would make this …

DIY Deodorant With Coconut Oil

We’ve already told about different cosmetics that you can easily make and which are useful for you health because you choose ingredients yourself. …

Ginger Detox Bath Soak - Tried & True

<i>This Ginger Detox Bath Soak recipe may contain affiliate links for your convenience and to assist in the maintenance of this site.</i><p>Anybody else out …