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Why tokenization is the key to mobile payment security

Mobile payments can be a finicky business. Consumers are presented with a broad range of payment options and channels – from Apple Pay to Google Wallet to Visa Checkout – all vying for majority adoption. The industry’s brightest minds and deepest pockets are at work to create better commerce …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Azealia Banks interview: being a stripper was 'sexy as hell'

The outspoken rap artist on her much-delayed debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, and her very public spats with everyone from Eminem to Lily Allen<p>“I didn’t say anything too crazy, did I?” asks <b>Azealia Banks</b> in her high but husky voice, like Minnie Mouse after swallowing sandpaper. It’s the end …

Sculpt a Slim, Taut Bod with This Do-Anywhere Workout

Exercise 1 Grasshopper<p>Place your hands on the floor and rest your thighs on a foam roller <b>(A)</b>. Bend your elbows to lower your upper body toward the floor while bending your knees to bring your heels toward your butt <b>(B)</b>. Pause, then reverse the movement to return to start. That's one rep. Do …

7 Crock Pot Entrées to Add to Your Dinner Arsenal

Search the Internet for slow cooker entrées, and you’ll find there’s no shortage of recipes online. But you’ll likely also discover that the majority …

A Beginner’s Guide to Kink

First thing's first: You have to have a discussion with your partner before you venture into BDSM territory. "There are two ways kink fantasies can go," says sex educator Cassie Fuller (also known as "Madam Cassie") and founder of Touch of Flavor. "You can find out this is something you've been …

Six Keys To Keeping Your Business Out Of Legal Trouble In China

I am often asked what foreign companies doing business in China need to know and do to stay out of legal trouble. The following six questions make for a good answer:<p><b>1. Are You Operating Legally?</b> if you are doing business in China for more than a month or two, you should be looking at whether you …

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't).<p>We're also big fans of not …

Fascinating Portraits of Europeans Who Have Abandoned Civilization for the Wilderness

<i>Vincent was a mathematics student. He has been living in Ramounat for the last 7 years.</i><p><i>Ramounat is well known to be the birthplace of</i> …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

Quick Tip: How to Easily and Safely Clean Up Every Last Shard of Broken Glass

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Breaking a glass is no fun but don't add injury to insult by leaving miniscule glass shards behind just waiting for the …

Housekeeping

Women's desire for sex is complicated, not strictly hormonal, study finds

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men.<p>Instead, women need a lot more to be turned on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.<p>"Women's interest in sex is extremely complicated," said Dr. John Randolph, a …

How A Five-Year-Old Startup Is Winning Deals Over A Huge $60 Billion Company

But every incumbent gets disrupted by a new startup at some point, and EMC has plenty of young, hungry companies nipping at its heels. One of them is Pure Storage, a five-year-old company that has raised over $470 million at a roughly $3 billion valuation.<p>The company says it increased revenues 8x …

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9 simple body language tips for your next job interview

Leaning in isn't just a metaphorical way to get ahead. It's also a legitimate way to portray good body language during a job interview.<p>Job interviews …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.<p>China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a man haunted by death.<p>In 246 B.C. the adolescent ruler commissioned a massive tomb furnished with everything he'd need for the next life, including an …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

Finance

GOLDMAN: We Disagree With The Fed

It was confirmation that the days of the financial crisis are behind us and that the US economy is returning to normal.<p>"Labor market conditions improved somewhat further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate," the Fed said in its FOMC statement on Wednesday. "On balance, a range of …

Markets

A Hedge Fund Manager Vanished After Credit Suisse Accidentally Wired Him $1.5 Million

One month later he disappeared off the map.<p>According to a New York Times report, two weeks after Credit Suisse wired the money in three transactions to Galbraith, the bank realized that it made a mistake.<p>"At the time of the wire transfers, the hedge fund, Galbraith Capital Investment Management, …

Credit Suisse

Mark Zuckerberg Just Revealed His Grand Vision For The Next 10 Years Of Facebook

The theme of the earnings call was Facebook's future and how the company can use its success to invest in long-term goals that will make it an even stronger company over the next decade.<p>Facebook's CFO, Dave Wehner, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg both said that next year Facebook would be making a series …

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9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

Apps

Eurozone on cusp of triple-dip recession as German exports crumble

Germany's Wise Men slash their growth forecasts for next year and call for fiscal stimulus, warning that the ECB's 'QE-lite' will achieve nothing<p>Germany’s exports are falling at the fastest rate since the global crisis in 2009, raising fears of a triple-dip recession and a disastrous relapse for …