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7 Things That Make You Look Cheap Without Actually Saving Money

Here are seven things that can make you look cheap, and they won't even help you save very much!<p>Frugal people want great products for less. But cheap people? They'll only look at the price tag. Case in point; clothing or electronics can range in price from "way too expensive" to "there must be a …

Personal Finance

Why Being Cheap Isn't Always A Bad Thing

It's a good idea for everyone to have a budget and be aware of their spending habits, but going that extra step to becoming frugal can improve more than your financial well-being. We all know that cutting back can pay off, but being frugal comes with its own gifts.<p>Here are some of them.<p><b>1. Less</b> …

Personal Finance

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

Fall Craft Ideas for Preschool { activities & book lists too}

This huge list of fall craft ideas for preschool will take you from back-to-school to the holidays. There are apple crafts, pumpkin printing, …

Opinion: After the celebrity hacks, the vulnerability that still exists and what needs to be done

There are still many unknowns surrounding the leaked celebrity nudes. While Apple appears to have ruled out a theory that a Find My iPhone vulnerability allowed easy brute-force password attacks, some commentators are suggesting that the wording was sufficiently vague that this may indeed have been …

How To Delete Your Own Nude Photos From Apple's iCloud: A Step-By-Step Guide

You probably heard by now about the nude celebrity photos circulating the internet, with the hacker allegedly responsible saying he got the photos from Apple's iCloud.<p>You may be thinking, "I'm not a celebrity. No one would be interested in my naked or otherwise embarrassing photos."<p>That could be …

iCloud

This Wi-Fi Router Provides the Fastest Connection

After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 Wi-Fi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link …

Wi-Fi

Erasing Bad Memories May Soon Be Possible

Memories are a complex combination of objective information—the color of a car, the size of a building—and less tangible emotional feelings, like …

The Brain

The Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

The mind is a wonderful thing. It’s also a complete liar that constantly tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us, and stops …

Bill Gates joins tech titans in fight against the National Rifle Association

Bill Gates is opening up his considerable piggy bank in Silicon Valley’s fight against the National Rifle Association. The Microsoft billionaire donated $1 million to Initiative 594, which will require criminal background checks for firearm sales.<p>Gates joins a long line of high-profile activists in …

Starbucks offers one free month of Lumosity’s premium service as first in-app purchase Pick of the Week

Starbucks has been continuously updating how its customers can redeem its iconic <i>Pick of the Week</i> promotion. Last year, the chain started offering digital Pick of the Week through the Starbucks app. Starbucks then updated its app to support redeeming Pick of the Week cards with the device’s camera. …

New Moleskine Notebooks Now Support Livescribe Smartpens

Those of you that enjoy using Moleskine notebooks to jot down notes, sketches and ideas but also wish you could have a digital copy of them available …

Productivity

Instagram Explains the Technology Behind Hyperlapse

A day after launching Hyperlapse, a nifty app for creating moving timelapse videos, Instagram has published an explanation of the image stabilization technology behind it.<p>Previously, making compelling hyperlapse videos was a time-consuming, and often expensive, process. Microsoft recently outlined …

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.<p>At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of …

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

The Santa Monica, California, company, which sells natural and eco-friendly baby products, just raised $70 million and is valued at almost $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Series C round of funding comes from several VC investors including Wellington Management Company, …

Venture Capital

Microsoft Purges 'Misleading' Apps in Windows Store

There’s much work to be done to improve the Windows app ecosystem, and not only in terms of adding more apps. Microsoft said today that it is stepping up efforts to make sure apps are named and described in a way that doesn’t mislead users, as people have been trying to “game the system with …

Volunteers flock to Napa to lend quake victims a helping hand

They came in a flurry of orange, descending on this quake-ravaged neighborhood with brooms, shovels and dozens of hands.<p>Then they formed a human chain in Lori Lemieux' frontyard, passing the crumbled bricks of her home's fallen chimney into a waiting truck bed.<p>The retired clerical supervisor …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

Tropical Fruit Tart

Puff pastry is one of our favorite freezer shortcuts -- especially when paired in this tart with sweet pineapple, tangy mango, and nutty coconut.

The 25 Most Enjoyable Companies To Work For

And they want their workplaces to be fun, not miserably stressful, given how many hours of their lives they will spend there.<p>To that end, job hunting site Glassdoor.com sifted through its enormous database of employee reviews to come up with its 2014 list of the 25 companies that employees say have …

Southwest Airlines

Study: Kids who ditch smartphones for outdoor fun are 'substantially' better at reading emotions

A new study suggests that excessive smartphone use is hurting kids’ ability to read social cues.<p>Using the gold standard of psychological testing, experimental field design, researchers from UCLA took a random selection of sixth-grade students to an outdoor camp for five days. Compared to a control …

Pasta and Easy Italian Meat Sauce

Here is a meaty tomato sauce that doesn't need to cook for a long time to be delicious. The sauce is based on the famed Ragu alla Bolognese (sauce in the style of Bologna). The addition of milk might seem unusual, but it's traditional in northern Italy -- where butter and cream, as well as milk, …

Venezuelan President Announces Mandatory Fingerprinting at Grocery Stores

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Wednesday that the country will introduce a mandatory fingerprinting system in supermarkets. He …

Latin America

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There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutes

In an interesting post, writer Claude Nougat estimated the total number of books on Amazon – about 3.4 million at last count (a number that could include apps as well) and then figured out how many books were added in a day. Nougat noticed that the number rose by 12 books in an hour, which suggests …

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

Poor battery life is a problem that affects all mobile users. This guide could help you better understand what is draining your battery.<p>We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, …

Apps

ComScore: Most people in the US don't download apps on a regular basis

While smartphone apps come in handy for a variety of uses from sharing photos to navigating a new locale, it appears that most folks in the US barely download them at all. According to <i>ComScore,</i> 65.5 percent of those users 18 and above who wield a handset in the US go a full month without visiting …