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If We Don't See Beirut News, Is Facebook to Blame?

The recent bombings in Paris, and the outpouring of sympathy about those attacks, has sparked an ongoing debate about why there hasn’t been as much …

How mammoth Hurricane Patricia grew so powerful so fast

Hurricane Patricia is now described as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Meteorologists are talking about its stunning “rapid intensification.” The rest of us can call it a hurricane explosion.<p>From Wednesday night through Friday, Tropical Storm Patricia blew up into a …

On Fundraising As A Female Entrepreneur: 'You Have To Ask'

Ann Crady Weiss just raised a $7 million Series A round for her second company, parenting tech startup Hatch Baby, but the money didn’t always come so easily — and she was sometimes the reason why. Ten years ago, Weiss had her first investor meeting for Maya’s Mom, a social network for moms. The …

Women Entrepreneurs

How This Fabulous Entrepreneur Plans to Take on Etsy and Amazon | Inc.com

Bradford Shellhammer is a serial entrepreneur, an accidental musician, and now a promoter of independent design brands.<p>On Thursday, Shellhammer gave his new, seven-month-old e-commerce business a makeover. Bezar, whose name is a play on both "bizarre" and "bazaar," will now let vetted designers …

eCommerce

No Sandwich Is More Important Than a Child's Life

Last year at my daughter Annabel's pre-K orientation, a dad asked if kids would be allowed to have peanut butter in their lunches. I watched a mom in front of me stiffen as the teachers replied, "We're asking you not to. We have a child in one of the pre-K classes with a severe nut allergy."<p>As the …

Debate coach: Trump's disgraceful autism claim

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wednesday night's CNN debate may not have had a clear theme, but it was notable for at least one very good performance and one repugnant and damaging display of misinformation. We'll get to that in a moment<p>But first, as a debate coach, I put together a short list of themes hit by the …

9 Ways to Make Your Old iPhone Work Faster and Last Longer

Before you buy that new iPhone, read this.<p>The death of cell phone contracts may be great for consumers tired of being locked into a two-year …

US comic Steve Rannazzisi apologises for 9/11 lie

<b>American comedian Steve Rannazzisi has admitted lying over escaping from the twin towers during the terror attacks on New York on 2001.</b><p>The comic has previously described working at Merrill Lynch's offices on the 54th floor of the South Tower when the first plane struck the North Tower.<p>However …

The GOP debates: 23 photos of jabs, jokes and ... cupcakes?

Two sets of GOP presidential contenders took to the stage in California on Wednesday night to tackle a second round of debates. POLITICO takes a look at some of the highlights in pictures.

Government

World's Best Parents Bake "Hulk Princess" Cake Upon Their 4-Year-Old Twins' Request

"Proud Poppa here."<p>Brian Elton, a dad from Toronto, posted the above masterpiece on Imgur with the caption "My 4-year old twin girls wanted a Hulk Princess cake for their birthday. So I made one!"<p>There are so many things to be said about this "Hulk Princess," the first of which being … wow! That's …

Australian scientist admits fabricating research data

<b>A high-profile Australian scientist has admitted fabricating data in a major trial of a blood pressure drug.</b><p>Two international journal articles about the three-year clinical trial into ramipril have since been retracted.<p>Melbourne's prestigious Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute said the researcher …

Pro Tip: New emoji aren’t out for iOS 9 yet

Some iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 9 today have been looking forward to expressing their love of tacos, burritos, and unicorns — and their disdain for everything else — using the much-touted new emojis, which include the coveted and versatile “middle finger” icon.<p>But unfortunately for …

How to Use Low Power Mode

The Low Power Mode is a new feature of the iOS 9 update. Apple claims the new mode can extend your battery life up to three hours. Low Power mode reduces or turns off mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects. When enabled, the battery icon, at the top of your …

White House releases $3.2 million to develop gigabit technology

The National Science Foundation has designated part of a $3.2 million grant to help the Mozilla Foundation, makers of the Firefox browser, expand the …

'We can't blame technology for the failings in the way it has been used in the classroom'

Technology and the computer are part of our world – we just need to learn how to make better use of them in the classroom, says Peter Tait<p>The findings of the OECD think tank on the use of computers in schools, released this week, makes disturbing reading. Not only does it state that the use of …

Education

Google's 'Self-Driving Toaster' Finally Rattles Automakers

Before Google introduced the prototype of its autonomous car -- aka the "self-driving toaster" -- to the public last year, the search-engine giant …

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

"We believe in play as a transformative agent in society, and we need more creativity to solve the world’s problems."<p>Playfulness is at the root of creativity. So why on earth have we created a corporate system where everyone feels the need to be so serious?<p>I see time and again that injecting a …

Do You Use Money? If So, You'll Want To Read This By Thursday

This week, you'll hear lots and lots about the Federal Reserve, or "the Fed" as its friends call it.<p>The Fed is considering raising interest rates — and will announce that decision on Thursday. If the central bank were to act, it could have an impact on your financial life, forcing you to eventually …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy joins …

Brilliant BedJet Invention Could Erase The Need For Alarm Clocks

The system mimics your body's temperature rhythm, getting toasty when it's time to awaken.<p>A bed that may eliminate alarm clocks? Yes, please.<p>The BedJet is a mattress heating and cooling system that's been on the market for a while, offering temperature-regulating products like the ChiliPad and …

Eureka! Iranian scientist claims he's invented 'time machine'

There have been days recently when I would have liked to have been taken out of the present.<p>Anywhere would have done. Greece 2012. The moon 2034. The entrails of a whale, to chat with Jonah, the eighth century B.C.<p>Science seems to have been very slow to take us out of our place and time, despite …

San Francisco Giants

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Chocolate Ice Cream Cone Puppies

Shares 0<p>Cashew milk chocolate ice cream decorated like cute puppies? What a fun treat to make and to enjoy!<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions for ––> …