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Emotional robot Pepper sells out after 1,000 units bought in one minute

It seems 1,000 people just need a little robotic affection.<p>When Pepper, the robot with a heart, went on sale Saturday in Japan, the 1,000 available …

Robotics

Millennials: Here are the best job titles to pursue in 2015

<i>This article was created using data from CareerCast, a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listings from across</i> …

Computer Systems

Dollar Shave Club Raises $75 Million

The Venice, Calif-based company expects sales of at least $140 million this year.<p>Dollar Shave Club introduced guys to razor subscriptions and tried to make butt wipes a thing. Now it has more money, and says it will use it to get men using more stuff bearing its brand.<p>The online seller of razors …

5 Ways Leaders Can Be More Like-able On Social Media

There are two reasons people like a leader; they’re real and they have integrity. It’s not more complicated than that. Today most C-level executives don’t allow themselves to “be real” on social media. Many hide who they really are behind a flurry of PR people who are coaching them on how to handle …

27 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself

Some are incredibly overused. Others just make you sound full of yourself. Either way, you lose.<p>Do you use cheesy clichés, overblown superlatives, or breathless adjectives to describe yourself in your social media profiles and marketing materials? Do you write things about yourself you would never …

GE And GM: Old Companies Become A New Breed Of Software Companies

Here’s a question to ponder: Are IT departments vanishing from the corporate scene, or are today’s corporations evolving into gigantic IT departments?<p>With the continuing rapid growth of cloud computing, accompanies by proliferating instances of shadow IT, it’s not a far stretch to predict that …

Adult Budgeting 101: How to Create Your First Budget In the Real World

Financial advice isn't an exact science, so it's hard to really sift through the cruft and know what you should do with <i>your</i> money—especially if …

14 Ways to Stimulate Personal Growth

You know you're here for big things, right? You have a difference to make and a purpose to live. And if you're doing that right now -- perfect. Keep doing your thing. The key is to put yourself into situations that will trigger that exploration and development. To get you started, here are 14 ways …

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Everything we know about the new Apple TV that everyone expects to be announced in June

That time might be here.<p>Fresh rumors have been surfacing for the last few years and the current Apple TV's price dropped down to $69, which is usually a sign that a product update is on the horizon.<p>At Apple's WWDC event on June 8, the consensus is, a new Apple TV is going to be announced.<p>Here's …

What it's like onboard the swanky 'Uber for helicopters,' where riders get served rosé in sippy cups

A sort of "Uber for helicopters," Blade, lets you book short flights between Manhattan and the Hamptons and to any of the New York City area airports using an app.<p>It costs $575 a seat to fly to the Hamptons; between $800 and $900 for a flight to the airport.<p>Last summer, Blade partnered with Liberty …

New York City

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Self Control

Are You Using the Right Weight for Every Exercise?

Use the Goldilock’s method to determine if the amount of weight for an exercise is too light, too heavy, or just right.<p>When it comes to lifting, the universal number for strength, power, and muscle growth is between 15 and 25 total reps per exercises. (That could men 8 sets of 3, 5 sets of 5, or 3 …

Here's some great news for those who want the stock market to crash ...

Margin debt (red in the chart above) hit a new high in April.<p>Even after adjusting for inflation, margin debt is now higher than it was at the peak of the great bull market in 2000 and the echo bull market in 2007.<p>What is "margin debt"?<p>It's the amount of money stock investors have collectively …

The Big Mistake That Most 401(k) Savers Are Making

The average 401(k) plan balance has risen to $100,000. But most workers fail to rebalance, so risks are rising too.<p>When it comes to saving in your …

6 Fear-Based Moves That Lower Your Net Worth

Facing money facts can make you richer.<p>An unpredictable job market. Your city’s soaring cost of living. The hefty price of college tuition you’ll …

The Honestly Healthy holiday diet

Honestly Healthy is the alkaline diet plan with a cult following. But what does 'going alkaline' mean exactly? Author Natasha Corrett's new book</i> …

A quick look at the new Google Photos app (video)

Google I/O 2015 is well on its way, and we’ve already gotten a quick overview of everything Google announced during its keynote. Among the many announcements including Android M, Project Brillo, Google Now on Tap, Android Nanodegree and many others, we’ve also taken a first look at Google’s new …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

Should Your Uber Driver Know Exactly Where You Are? They Could Soon

“Where are you? I’m outside. Do you see me? Where should I meet you?” These kinds of frustrating calls with your Uber driver could be a thing of the past. Today Uber updated its privacy policy, saying it will now ask to pull people’s exact location while the app is running in the foreground or …

The New Rules of Grilling

Seven ways to improve your barbecue game, from one of America's best young butchers.<p>After a successful career as a bass guitarist in various indie rock bands, Bryan Mayer, age 41, decided to switch disciplines and eventually settled on butchering. He read a few books, hacked apart some animals and …

The 10 Programs Ruling Fitness in 2015

An exercise fad is a bit like a nationwide dance craze. At best, it’s cheesy in hindsight, but a sweet reminder of the time: roller rinks and P90X …

Here’s Why You Should Put Cornstarch in Your Scrambled Eggs

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>There are so many decisions confronting scrambled egg lovers: Do you loosen the beaten eggs with milk or …

The Hottest Mexican Restaurants Across the U.S.

The country's Mexican food scene is hotter than ever, with more and more real-deal taquerias.<p>The country's Mexican food scene is hotter than ever, with more and more real-deal taquerias, Tex-Mex joints and even some upscale alternatives popping up from coast to coast.<p><b>El Camino in Washington, DC</b><p><b>Why</b> …

South Boston

Everything You Know about Sitting Ergonomically Is Wrong

Sitting is hard. It’s certainly hard on our bodies, which are long and agile and meant to be moved, stretched and used — not crumpled into unnatural …

19 Sushi Myths You Probably Believe

It's no surprise that the world of sushi has developed its own set of myths, exaggerations, and bold-faced lies.<p><i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>Fish and tall tales have always gone hand in hand, so it's no surprise that the world of sushi has developed its own set of myths, exaggerations, and bold-faced lies. To …

Myths

How to Make a Cold Noodle Salad, the Most Perfect Summer Food

Chewy noodles, crunchy veg, and an addictive dressing—here's how to keep yourself in cold noodle salads all summer, no recipe required.<p>There's something so right about digging into a cold noodle salad in the summer. They're easy to make for an office lunch or a picnic, elegant enough for company, …

Recipes

Underwhelmed by I/O 2015? Look again, because Google is changing the world

The keynote presentation at this year’s Google I/O is all over, and compared to previous years, it wasn’t action packed. What we didn’t get? No new …

Wear OS

Failed State: Five Reasons Iraq Can't Be Fixed

Recent setbacks suffered by Iraqi forces in the country’s contested Sunni areas have led senior Pentagon officials to question their courage. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Iraqis “showed no will to fight” when ISIS moved to seize the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi despite greatly …

Here are the real best things to do in Chicago, according to locals

So we asked some Chicagoans for their suggestions on the best the city has to offer.<p>From boats to beer tours to baseball games, here are the real best things to do in Chicago.