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I tried Kroger's new grocery service, and I'm never buying food the old way again

Earlier this week I tried Kroger's ClickList, which lets you order groceries online and then pick them up at a store where employees load everything into your car.<p>The service — known in the industry as click-and-collect — has been popular for years in the UK, but it has just started taking off in …

Amazon reportedly planning to build a series of physical stores selling groceries

Amazon’s next step in its global domination of commerce could be much closer to home. The internet retailer, which has grown into a $397bn company in the 22 years since its founding, is reportedly planning to build a series of bricks and mortar corner stores selling milk, meat, orange juice and …

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'Super Lice' Are Now In 25 States

Let's all move to Michigan.<p>Head lice have become literal superbugs, and the news is taking the Internet by storm.<p>Lice have developed a high level of resistance to the most common over-the-counter treatments in 25 states, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical …

The Not-So-Secret Secrets to Succeeding at Anything

A few months ago, Rich Roll wrote a great post on his blog called "Why You Should Stop Lifehacking and Invest in the Journey."<p>As I read the post, I found myself nodding along, as expected. When I look at the biggest accomplishments of my life so far, it's clear that shortcuts had little to do with …

How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …

Xiaomi’s plan for expansion is to invade the two most saturated smartphone markets in the world

Ever since Xiaomi poached Hugo Barra from Google, the world has been waiting for the Chinese smartphone maker to sell its inexpensive, highly customized Android handsets beyond the confines of greater China. Xiaomi finally dropped the first hints about its plans this weekend in Taiwan, and they’re …

Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …