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13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal in 2015

Good garden design can change your life–and remove boundaries between indoors and out to increase living space. We’ve rounded up 13 new ideas to …

How much will Apple's new Mac Pro cost?

Perhaps more mysterious than the stealthy look of Apple's upcoming Mac Pro desktop is its price tag, which has yet to be announced.<p>Apple detailed some of the specs, and even showed off prerelease versions of the hardware to attendees at its annual developers conference earlier this month, but there …

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Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Prototypes

101 Simple Pleasures to Boost Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely handwritten note in the mail from a sweet elderly acquaintance in our community. She had read in the local paper that my oldest son was named the Connecticut Student Journalist of the Year, and she had clipped the piece which she sent along with her kind …

Happiness

Why Weight Loss Is A Social Activity

<i>By Shana Lebowitz</i><p>"I'm doing this for me" is a powerful mantra, but individuality isn't always a help when it comes to weight loss. According to new research, people are much more successful at losing weight when they're part of a group.<p><b>Why It Matters</b><p>These studies suggest that it doesn't matter …

How Long and How Far Is Walking One Million Steps?

A million steps sounds like a lot, and you may wonder how long would it take you to walk one million steps. If you are using a pedometer or fitness …

5 Signs You're an Emotional Eater and What to Do About It

I started counting Weight Watcher points when I was 12 years old. By the fourth day, I was polishing off a sleeve of Thin Mints under my bed. I remembered the leader telling me it was all about willpower -- I guess I needed to work on that.<p>Since I had failed at the points system, I gave other diets …

South Beach

How to buy headphones - CNET

When buying a headphone these days people typically debate the style of headphone they want (in-ear, on-ear, around-ear) whether to go wired or wireless (or even totally wireless) and whether to opt for such extra features as active noise-cancellation to help muffle ambient noise. Oh, and then …

Audiophile

Intel Says Haswell Will Extend Laptop Battery Life by 50 Percent

Intel has just made one very, very big claim: it reckons that its new Haswell chip will boost the battery life of laptops by a staggering 50 …

iOS 7 UI overhaul monochrome, flat, and tipped for iPhone first

Hints at the comprehensive interface changes expected in Apple’s iOS 7 have emerged in fresh leaks from the company, tipping a flatter, more …

iOS

YELP: Trust Us, We're Not Screwing With Reviews

"Let me be clear: This claim is not -- and has never been -- true," wrote Vince Sollitto, vice president of corporate communications at Yelp.<p>Managing a business page on Yelp can be a blessing or a nightmare for business owners. A page full of five-star reviews can help drive business. But negative …

Yelp

The little known history of the sites that inspired Tumblr

Tumblr is the quintessential example of a tumblelog, the stripped-down style of blogging for which it is named. But as the <i>Daily Dot</i> explains, it wasn't the first to offer a short form blogging service. Tumblr — which Yahoo purchased last week for $1.1 billion in cash — is at least the third …

GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

Customers

Roads no safer with hands-free devices, study finds

Using a hands-free device does not eliminate driving errors, but in fact increases them, according to a growing body of research, which suggests new technology is not making the roads safer and that distracted-driving legislation may not go far enough.<p>A study from the University of Alberta released …

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Boston Marathon runners to "finish" at Indy 500

About 30 Hoosiers who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon because of April's terror attack will be able to "finish" the race at the …

American Idol Casualty? Fox Reality Boss Mike Darnell Is Leaving

| Fri., May. 24, 2013 2:26 PM<p>It's the end of an era.<p><b>Mike Darnell</b>, Fox's long-time president in charge of alternative programming, is leaving after 18 …