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America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: NCTA<p>The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big …

Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7

It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 was announced by Apple and among its “new and innovative” features, the system also comes with a completely changed design that may appeal even to some Android users. Thanks to Google’s customizable mobile platform, those interested can now tweak Android’s …

Google introduces Project Loon, hoping to bring the entire world internet access via balloons

Google is no stranger to outlandish ideas, and it appears they will stop at nothing to make sure the whole world is connected. In that tradition, …

colors and lights

Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day eBook

1<p>Amazing Retouching Tips<p>Our eBook will help you to get a clear understanding as to what tools you need to be familiar with, and what to do with them …

Tutorials

Case Study: An Example of One Photographer's Workflow

If you like taking photographs like I do, either for the pleasure of it or for the living, you must have dozens and dozens of thousands of pictures …

What Bloomberg employees can see when they snoop on customers

Bloomberg LP is in damage-control mode. Some of its largest customers have publicly accused the firm’s journalists of snooping on their usage of Bloomberg terminals, the firm’s wildly profitable information service for investors.<p>Until recently, all Bloomberg employees could access information about</b> …

A Bacteria Hidden In Our Guts Might Be Causing All Our Heart Disease

You know all about cholesterol and fat, but have you heard of TMAO? Probably not. But a bacteria that lives in our guts excretes it when we eat meat, and now scientists think it might be the cause of our heart problems.<p>Whether it was because my mom refused to take me to McDonald’s as much as I …

Five Creative Ways to Enhance Your Sunrise and Sunset Photographs

The light of sunrises and sunsets – commonly referred to as the “golden hours” – provides a stunning blanket of light that can transform the …

Landscape Photography

8 Travel Apps To Make Your Next Trip Less Stressful

We know how stressful travel can be: Flight delays, lodging mishaps, language barriers can easily turn what was meant to be a relaxing trip into one big headache. But of course, there's an app for every travel annoyance, and equipping your smartphone before a big trip can make each step of your …

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.<p>This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to reverse someone's decision to push a button before the person is even …

The price of onions is making Indonesians cry, steal, and scapegoat

The price of onions in Indonesia has soared so high that people are resorting to stealing the crop. Farmers are spending nights in their fields to ward off thieves.<p>But while they cry over lost onions, government officials seem more concerned with finding a scapegoat for the extended spike in onion …

Asia stocks stage broad rally, led again by Japan

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Most Asian markets rose Thursday as a record finish for key U.S. indexes and hopes for Japanese central-bank easing lifted …

Stock futures edge higher after claims; tech falls

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures were mainly higher Thursday after the S&P 500 index’s record run the prior day as jobless claims fell …

World's Most Expensive Home On Sale In Singapore For $242 Million, Cheng Wai Keung May Aim To Sell To A Developer

A property in Singapore just now hitting the market has set a record for the most expensive piece of real estate in the world. Priced at $242 …

Europe stocks rise for fourth straight day

LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stock markets extended gains into a fourth straight day on Thursday after a successful Italian debt sale and as U.S. …

Profits Just Hit Another All-Time High, Wages Just Hit Another All-Time Low

In case you need more confirmation that the US economy is out of balance, here are three charts for you.<p><b>1) Corporate profit margins just hit another all-time high.</b> Companies are making more per dollar of sales than they ever have before. (And some people are still saying that companies are …

The 2008 Financial Crisis Sparks Quiet Revolution In Legal Education

“Why did market participants go out of their way to create a huge political backlash,” Columbia Law School Professor Kathryn Judge asks her students, referring to Wall Street’s response to the Commodity Future Trading Commission’s (CFTC) attempt to regulate derivatives in 1998.<p>Few knew it at the …

How Much Money Does the Government Really Make From Student Loans?

Student advocates claim they're more profitable than selling Fords. But their numbers rely on some extremely suspect accounting.<p>(Reuters)<p>On July 1, the interest rate on roughly one out of every three new student loans is set to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Unless Congress steps in to …

McDonald's Apologizes For Unapproved Ad That Mocks Mental Illness PSAs

The ad, found as a poster on the Boston metro, parodied mental health and depression PSAs/ "You're not alone. Millions of people love the Big Mac," the ad reads, next to the photo of a crying woman and an 800-number that connects to McDonald's corporate office.<p>McDonald's was not happy and released …

Herbalife Shares Are Surging

<b>NOTE:</b> We wrote earlier per a CNBC report that former KPMG partner Scott London, who faces a civil complaint from the SEC over his role in an insider trading scheme involving Herbalife, passed along rumors to the effect that Herbalife could go private.<p>We have since been notified that this was taken …

Apple Is Reportedly Facing Manufacturing Problems For The Next iPhone And iPad

We first heard the news from MacRumors.<p>Simply put, each device faces an issue in production. The iPhone 5S's supposed fingerprint sensor supposedly requires a special color coating to prevent interference. The reduced-price iPhone's extra-thin plastic shell will likely lead to issues surrounding …

US wind energy installations could now power 15 million homes

Nothing like the guillotine to focus one’s mind. Faced with the expiration of a crucial federal tax credit at the end of 2012, US wind energy developers rushed to put steel in the ground last year, installing a record 13,131 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generating capacity.<p>At peak output, …

Stocks' latest record fueled by retailers

Stocks closed higher for the fourth day in a row with a strong showing by retailers like Rite Aid and Ross Stores.<p>Early reports gave mixed signals and befuddled the market.<p>Reports showed that unemployment claims dropped sharply in the latest week, retail sales rose slightly in March, and late …

McDonald's Created A New Position To Deal With Customer Service Problems In Stores

The restaurant chain found that one in five customer complaints were related to customer service, and that number is increasing all the time, according to a leaked presentation distributed to franchise owners.<p>To help deal with the problem, the company created a new position of "runner."<p>That person …

Chinese investment is finally heading where it’s really needed: Oakland

Lending has shot up in China (again). Data released earlier today show that banks issued 1.06 trillion yuan ($171 billion) in loans in March (paywall), up from 620 billion yuan in February. Aside from the risks of more loans going bad, this is fueling a huge and ongoing problem with overcapacity: …

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CEO: Our Clients Want More Than Just MBAs

The industry looks for people who can combine analysis with presentation skills and management insight. While a degree from Harvard Business School goes a long way, it can't always compete with deep industry expertise.<p>Boston Consulting Group (BCG) CEO Rich Lesser tells the Wall Street Journal how …