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20 Fashion Mistakes Everyone Makes in Their 20s

"Buyer's remorse" doesn't even begin to cover it.<p><b>1. Dressing extra nice for an interview and then telling your boss you had to leave in the middle of the day for a "doctor's appointment."</b> Yeah, she knew.<p><b>2. Buying new underwear because you were too lazy to do your laundry.</b> The cheap, scratchy kind …

How To Prepare For A Date

This Definitive First Date Checklist Will Help You Score A Second<p>So. You've arrived at the promised land: The hot date. You've been scoping someone out for a few weeks, and you like what you see. Maybe you've been flirting in the elevator at work. Maybe you've been Facebook messaging each other …

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Public photos mined to create beautiful time-lapses

In many ways, the internet is simply an extremely badly coordinated attempt to document our planet. Hundreds of millions of photos are uploaded online every day, depicting ourselves, our cities, our landscape, and our food. However, they're also isolated and disparate: it's difficult to sieve …

Seduce Any Woman In the World

These sex tips from around the world will leave her begging for more<p>Sorry, dude, but guys in other countries are having more sex than you. Way more.<p>We know, it doesn’t make sense. Pop culture and the Internet would have us believe that American men are the most oversexed stallions on the planet, …

Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

He is one of the few directors who can walk into a Hollywood studio with an idea and come out with $200m. So will Nolan’s latest epic, Interstellar, reinforce his reputation asthe auteur who thinks big?<p>In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – …

9 Ways to Get Amazing Abs Using a Medicine Ball

You only need one ball, after all.<p><i>Want to watch this workout in real time? Check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle video channel.</i><p>Don't shy away from medicine balls because you don't know what to do with them. CosmoBody trainer Astrid McGuire designed the medicine ball workout below to …

8 Yoga-Inspired Poses to Soothe Sore Muscles

You're welcome.<p><i>Find awesome yoga workouts and other ways to break a sweat at CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle video channel.</i><p>The problem with working out? Sometimes you see the results, but feel the pain. But you don't have to suck it up or throw back pills until it subsides.<p>Take it from …

How A Top Creative Director Turned The Jobs No One Wanted Into A Career Anyone Would Envy

W+K Portland executive creative director Mark Fitzloff’s four lessons in creative career success and longevity.<p><i>In our series, Then & Now, we track the professional paths and key career decisions of the people with the coolest creative jobs around.</i><p>In the ad world, Wieden+Kennedy Portland executive …

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How Etsy Changed the Rules & What It Means for Indie Designers

I'm a conscious consumer. I shop second-hand, I limit my consumption of "stuff," and I try to keep my purchases local. I believe in voting with my dollars, and I've gone so far as to dedicate my career to figuring out what that means.<p>On occasion, though, when I'm hankering for a new piece of …

Amazon's latest free Android app bundle includes a $59 dictionary

Amazon sure loves giving away free apps, and today sees the start of its third Appstore promotion in <i>almost</i> as many months. If you're not following, Amazon's Android Appstore already offers a different piece of paid software for free each day. Lately, though, it's been discounting collections of …

Instagram's Hyperlapse app gets a sped-up selfie mode

<i>Regular</i> selfie vids just won't cut it anymore. We live in the age of Hyperlapse after all, and now Instagram is offering the high-speed option for that front-facing cam. With a new update to its standalone iOS app, the filter-driven outfit allows you to employ its time-lapse tool to document those …

Stripe gave Twitter its 'Buy' button, and now it's working with Facebook

Remember when Twitter rolled out its way of buying stuff from within the mobile app? Well, it turns out the startup behind the micro-blogging firm's commerce function is powering Facebook's payment service, too. As <i>Recode</i> tells it, Stripe is the sole provider for the purchase-service and also helped …

European online retail sales forecast to double by 2019 with m-commerce driving growth

Online retail sales will double in Europe by 2019 with this year alone seeing a 17% surge, new research from Mintel shows, as m-commerce plays a …

Why Retailers are Focusing on ‘The Payment Experience’

A major stumbling block for retailers looking to create a better customer service online is around the checkout procedure.<p>According to Amazon Europe …

Amazon Tests Carrier Billing for Digital Mobile Purchases in Germany

The retailer is working with Bango and Telefónica Deutschland's O2 network.<p>Retail giant Amazon is experimenting with a new form of mobile purchasing in Europe — allowing customers to pay for digital goods, such as music, e-books and in-app acquisitions, as part of their monthly phone bill.<p>Amazon …

Amazon and Apple Just Made Buying Digital Media a Lot More Attractive

Buy an app, a book or other digital stuff from their stores, and your family members can download the same thing for free.<p>If you spend any time at all buying digital music, movies or other media, you get used to dealing with nonsensical rules about what you can and can’t do with the things you …

Amazon Beats Google With $4.6 Million Bid for ".Buy" Domain

Amazon beat out one of its chief competitors, Google, for a new alternative to the “.com” top-level domain called “.buy.” Amazon won with a bid of $4.58 million for the address, part of the Internet governing body ICANN’s initiative to create alternatives to .com. I’ve reached out to Amazon to see …

Amazon Loses Key Payments Product Leader to Microsoft

Kennedy most recently oversaw the product management team that was working on a new set of payments-related products for consumers at the e-commerce giant.<p>Iain Kennedy, a six-year veteran of Amazon who ran product management for the company’s local commerce efforts, has left for a new gig at …

Why Alibaba Is Worth More Than Amazon, in Three Charts

Growth, profit, potential.<p>As of Tuesday afternoon, investors are valuing China’s Alibaba at $215 billion. That’s more than Amazon. That’s more than eBay. And it’s about as much as both of them combined.<p>That might surprise people who look at the size of the companies. Alibaba recorded revenue of …

Twitter now testing a ‘buy’ button that lets you purchase stuff in a few taps

Twitter announced on Monday it’s now testing a buy button in tweets, allowing users to make purchases in just a few taps. Impulse shoppers, …

Why No One's Cracked Mobile E-Commerce Yet | Inc.com

Another day, another shopping app launches.<p>The latest one is called Strut, and like a number of shopping apps before it, it aims to solve the biggest e-commerce challenge for retailers: how to make buying things on mobile devices a seamless (and social!) experience. To tackle the mission, this week …

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How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …