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How to permanently delete your Facebook account

So you’ve grown sick and tired of Facebook and will be no longer using the service in the foreseeable future, eh? You’d be making a mistake assuming …

Operating Systems

Why You Should Mulch Your Leaves and Leave 'Em on Your Lawn This Fall

Being lazy never made so much sense.<p>Raking or blowing leaves is not only laborious, it's wasteful. This fall's growing movement is to mulch leaves in place, letting the shards decompose during winter to nourish your glorious, green lawn in spring.<p>The "love-em and leave-em" trend saves you backaches …

Gardening

10 Online Tools that Help Your Business Succeed

Every day, someone is coming up with an idea for a business and hoping that they can turn it into one of the biggest successes in the country. Almost …

Teenage chat guide helps parents spot online dangers

Parent Info website includes dictionary of abbreviations used by teenagers in chatrooms, many dealing with online sexual relationships<p>Parents concerned their children are “zerging” or giving away their ASL will be able to decode social media using a language guide launched by government.<p>The …

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

We all complain about how many of our hard-earned dollars go to Uncle Sam. However, with a little time, research and proper planning, we can learn how to keep more of our money when tax time rolls around.<p><b>1. Use a Certified Public Accountant</b><p>I often wonder why couples will spend $200 to go out for …

Retirement

Tips for Using Trekking Poles

Do you use trekking poles when you are hiking or backpacking? A lot of people are seeing the benefits of using trekking poles to hike more …

The Truth About Student Loans

Destroy your debt with these 5 money-saving strategies<p>You don't have to be an econ major to crunch the sickening numbers: The average student's debt rose 18% over the last decade and, if you're headed for a law or medical degree, you can eventually find yourself more than $100,000 in the hole. It's …

Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

The things most likely to break in your home and how much they typically cost.<p>Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

13 cool Slack features and integrations you might not know about

Team communication service Slack is one of the best business tools out there and it’s experiencing explosive growth beyond expectations.<p>If you’re one of the companies that’s jumped on the Slack bandwagon there’s a bunch of fun and useful stuff it can do you might not know about.<p>Here’s our top …

Apps

The smartphone as personal security guard

With the number of smartphone muggings high enough to earn the crime its own category in the police stats, holding a pricey little computer in your hands is like toting a big target.<p>However, you could also be holding a layer of security: Several apps have emerged that sound an alarm to family, …

Apps

Why some of tech’s greatest minds are still missing the Internet of Things picture

I did not attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago, but I eagerly read about the prototypes for new consumer gadgets and services that debuted there. From all accounts, the Internet of Things was a major theme of the show. Yet, to my dismay, the coverage I saw coming out of the …

Internet of Things

Building data science teams: The power of the technology stack

A factor that is frequently overlooked when setting up a data team is the selection of the technology stack. Often, this decision is delegated to the first hire in data science. Due to a lack of information about the right technologies, those in charge avoid making a decision. There is a case to be …

Data Science

18 apps that earn you money

We found 18 apps that will make you money. All of the apps can be downloaded for free, and each has a strong user base to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.<p>From taking surveys to kicking back and watching TV, here are the apps that will put a little cash in your pocket.

Apps

15 Startup Podcasters You Need To Follow

Some of the best entrepreneurial stories are found in these online podcasts.<p>As an entrepreneur you will never stop learning. While there are plenty of articles, webinars, infographics, eBooks, etc. out there to assist with helping your startup grow, too many people are overlooking one of the most …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech