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We Are Now *THIS CLOSE* To Recovering All Of The Jobs Lost In The Recession

Here's the latest look at how we're doing making up the jobs lost in the recession.<p>The red lines shows the trajectory of jobs lost and gained in this recession/recovery vs. the other recessions since WWII.<p>As you can see, we are now *this close* to making up the lost jobs.<p>Here's the chart from …

How Sonos Used Clever Software Engineering To Make A $50 Gadget Obsolete

It’s not often that a company announces that they’ve figured out a way to make people stop paying for a piece of hardware by purposely making it obsolete, but that’s just what Sonos has done.<p>Sonos has just announced that thanks to clever programming, they have figured out a way to make their $50 …

Eggs Don't Cause Heart Attacks -- Sugar Does

It's over. The debate is settled.<p><i>It's sugar, not fat, that causes heart attacks.</i><p>Oops. Fifty years of doctors' advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We've been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it's very likely that this bad advice has …

USA TODAY

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

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How Much of a Leader Are You?

According to the Harvard Business Review article "What Makes a Leader?" by Daniel Goleman, the essential factor that sets effective leaders apart is a high degree of emotional intelligence. He emphasizes the importance of self-regulation, self-awareness, empathy, social ability and enthusiasm.<p>When …

Top Products in Two Decades of Tech Reviews

<b></b>By Walt Mossberg[Watch video at http://allthingsd.com]This is my last column for The Wall Street Journal, after 22 years of reviewing consumer …

MacBook Air

Iowa Republican Spent $150,000 To Expose Voter Fraud, Instead Found Nothing Significant

Eighteen months and $150,000 later, a rigorous voter fraud investigation commissioned by Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz (R) has failed to produce any statistically significant evidence of voter fraud in Iowa, according to The Des Moines Register.<p>Since taking office in 2011, Schultz has made …

Yelp -- Is It Hurting Small Business?

I am not a big "social networker." I have a Facebook page, but don't update it all that often, and a Twitter account. We have a website. But as a small business owner, running my business takes up most of my time. Between running our growing maintenance business and designing gardens, there really …

Fat Does Not Make You Fat

If you’re feeling completely confused about whether you should cut fat from your diet, you are not alone. But here's the bottom line: Fat does not make you fat or sick.<p>So, why do so many people believe that fat is bad for you and causes heart attacks? This all started in the Dr. Key’s Seven …

Nikon D5200 24.1MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens $479.99

eBay (via 6ave) has the Nikon D5200 24.1MP Digital SLR Camera w/ 18-55mm Lens Kit for a low <b>$479.99 Free Shipping</b>. Tax in NJ, NY. This is the lowest …

Non-Pneumatic Tires Finally Hit the Commercial Sector. Will Polaris Roll Over the Competition?

Ever since we saw Resilient Technologies' Non-Pneumatic Tires being tested out on Humvees, we wondered if it would ever trickle down to the civilian …

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Gadget trade-in sites offer cash bonuses this holiday season

Consumers strapped for cash or those expecting a shiny new tech gadget in their stocking this year may want to consider some of the deals trade-in sites like NextWorth and Gazelle will be offering pre- and postholiday this year.<p>Many of these sites are offering cash bonuses to people looking to sell …

Mobile

HP eyes Black Friday special with sub-$100 Android tablet

Intel has got the scoop on some tablet deals for Black Friday, including an Android tablet that's very light on the wallet.<p>That 7-inch HP tablet, branded the Mesquite, packs an Intel processor and will sell for $89 at Walmart. Don't expect any barn-burning specs, though. You'll likely get what you …

The Secret to a Wonderful Life: Kill the 'Me' Who's Living It

If you look closely at human behavior, most of what we do is an effort to protect our idea of who we are. We have an identity that we have constructed, a "me," which is a combination of memories, feelings, opinions, experiences and so on. "Me" is a bundle of thoughts that we believe about who we …

What Tiger Woods Did To His Swing Is 'The Craziest Thing In The History Of Sports,' Says Golf Channel's Lead Analyst

For instance, earlier this month he said, "It's a very complicated golf swing that he's trying to work on, that much fold, shaft lean, the down and the up that he has, the excessive down, the excessive up; you know, his driver might as well be a dead mackerel wrapped in newspaper at the moment. …

Less time at the office doesn’t make people happier, study shows

Problem<p>Work is making you miserable. Your boss is a mean little man with a clip-on tie and a rub-on tan and he’s got you running round the office like a dog around a track. Your coworkers unironically say things like “hump day” and “working hard, or hardly working?” If you could just spend a few …

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Review of the Ascella Rechargeable LED | Ascella LED review - Consumer Reports news

When the power goes out, the Ascella LED, $15, automatically comes on thanks to a built-in battery. So you don’t have to stumble in the dark looking …

Wormhole Time 'Machine' Called Best Bet For Back-In-Time Travel

The concept of a time machine typically conjures up images of an implausible plot device used in a few too many science-fiction storylines. But according to Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which explains how gravity operates in the universe, real-life time travel isn't just a vague …

4 Charts That Explain Why Steve Ballmer Is Out At Microsoft

Microsoft dropped major news on Friday when it announced that its longtime chief executive, Steve Ballmer, is going to leave the company. While it's unclear if Ballmer left on his own or was forced out, it's apparent to everyone that Microsoft just isn't the behemoth it used to be.<p>Here are four …

This iPad game actually builds your kids' brains — and tells you how they're developing

Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow, learn, and be the best you can be.<p>Which, of course, is exactly what all parents want for their kids.<p>Seven months after launching the Fit Brains app to help adults build …

Schaumburg among top 50 U.S. meeting destinations

The Woodfield Chicago Northwest Convention Bureau announced Thursday that Schaumburg has been ranked in Cvent's list of the top 50 cities for …

Tablets learning tool of choice in suburban schools

It's a scene that has played out repeatedly in Gretchen Rohr's classroom through the years.<p>The language arts and reading teacher at Viking Middle …

Forrester Finds That Despite The Tablet Invasion Of The Workplace, Workers Would Prefer A Keyboard, Too

Tablets! They’re everywhere you look, and fast replacing PCs, which are suffering dwindling sales. But just because tablets are rising in popularity doesn’t mean enterprise IT departments should go all-in on touch based interfaces. A new Forrester report suggests that people want keyboards with …

Singer Chubby Checker Is Suing HP Over An App That Measures The Size Of A Man's Penis

The app was being sold on HP's Palm App Catalog.<p>Checker, whose real name is Ernest Evans, says that the app violated his trademarks and that HP is responsible because it approves all apps before selling them in its app store, reports the Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner. (Here's the full legal …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

Facebook To Partner With OpenTable To Make Restaurant Reservations Available On Mobile

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc<p>struck a deal with online restaurant booking service OpenTable Incthat will allow users to reserve tables at restaurants via a Facebook app, as the world's No. 1 social network continues to expand its mobile services.<p>In an announcement on its website, Facebook said the …

Watergate 40 Years Later: Newsweek Covers From the Summer of ’73

08.18.13 4:45 AM ET<p>AP

Ford lowers mileage estimate for hybrid crossover

Facing numerous complaints and a class-action lawsuit, Ford is lowering the mileage estimate for its C-Max hybrid crossover vehicle. Sources tell CNBC the company is dropping its previous estimate for 47 miles per gallon to 43 MPG combined city-highway—a reduction of just under 10 percent.<p>The C-Max …

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

3 min read<p>Uncle Sam is the popular kid at the investor party these days.<p>Global investor confidence grew in the U.S. in the past year but cooled in some previously hot emerging markets such as Brazil, China and India, according to a report released today by the National Venture Capital Association …

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