Tucker Martinez

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Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

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Oscar Pistorius vomits as Reeva Steenkamp wounds described in court

It was cold, clinical, scientific testimony that finally robbed Oscar Pistorius of his composure.<p>A pathologist's report from the witness stand of the austere courtroom, detailing the devastating impact of three hollow tipped bullets on the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was punctuated by …

Obama signs order for federal worker pay raises in 2014

HONOLULU (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, as signaled earlier in the year, signed an executive order on Monday setting federal civilian and military pay rates for 2014, and including the first raise for civilian workers in four years.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama reacts to a question during his …

Now Hear This: Big Brother Wants to Talk to You. Right Now!

It’s not like we don’t hear from our president often enough.<p>But Uncle Sam—having failed to devise its own system that could put the president’s words …

HP reportedly may launch cheap, big smartphones by the end of this year

Reporting on HP's desire to return to the smartphone market, sources tell <i>The Information</i> that the company plans to release new six- and seven-inch phones by the end of the year. The devices will be aimed at such emerging markets as India, China, and the Philippines, and will be sold off contract …

Target May Be Liable For Up To $3.6 Billion From Credit Card Data Breach

This is not exactly the merriest of times for Target. Last week the retailer revealed that credit card data from 40 million customers had been stolen. Now it looks like the giant retailer could be liable for up to $3.6 billion.<p>Target could face a $90 fine for each cardholder’s data compromised, …

BlackBerry's latest casualty: Two unreleased phones

2013 continues to be a downer year for the company formerly known as Research In Motion. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has just uncovered a tidbit in BlackBerry's latest earnings report that states <i>two unreleased phones</i> had to be cancelled due to poor sales of its existing handsets. Apparently code-named …

Room for two more: Apple reportedly acquired BroadMap and Catch this year

Apple has had a bit of a busy year — especially when it comes to acquisitions.<p>The company’s fourth-quarter earnings call revealed dizzyingly high revenue and profit numbers from the sales of millions of iPads, iPhones, and Macs. But Apple also welcomed a fair number of other companies into the …

It's a Jack World After All: Disney Names Dorsey to Board

Disney just announced that it had named Jack Dorsey — chairman and co-founder of social communications company Twitter, and CEO and co-founder of …

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New England’s Crazy Christmas Tree Tradition

We're always excited to discover a Christmas tree that isn't a "tree" at all. Like the one made of wine bottles at Seattle's Hotel Vintage Park, the …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

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DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

Classic Stars on the Slopes (Photos)

On Holiday<p>John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, and a whole flock of Kennedy's are just some of the classic celebrities who have clicked into …