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Appeals court rules that Tinder’s pricing violates age discrimination laws

A California appeals court has sided with Allan Candelore, a man suing Tinder over the pricing for its premium service, Tinder Plus.<p>Specifically, Candelore and his lawyers argued that by charging $9.99 per month if a user is under 30, versus $19.99 per month if you’re 30 or older, Tinder is …

Bankrupt Toys "R" Us wins OK to pay $16 million in executive bonuses

Toys "R" Us has won approval to pay $16 million in bonuses to 17 top executives if the company hits financial targets during the holiday shopping season.<p>The bankruptcy court trustee Judy Robbins, a Justice department attorney who represents the interest of creditors, had argued that the proposed …

The Best (And Worst) Foods to Keep You Full

Keeping tabs on your hunger is key to successful training. If you’re pushing hard, you’re burning through more calories than usual, and you need to pay close attention to how much food you’re using to fuel those efforts to avoid an energy deficit. Similarly, if you’re toning down your training for …

Nutrition

How Christian Reform Schools Get Away with Brutal Child Abuse

Thanks to the legacy of a Texas pastor named Lester Roloff—and a glaring lack of oversight from state and local authorities—religious "schools" for troubled teens often operate with impunity.<p>Kimi Cook was 15 years old when she arrived at Lester Roloff’s Rebekah Home for Girls in Corpus Christi, …

Commercial drones are here: The future of unmanned aerial systems

Investment in unmanned aerial systems is soaring, but challenges remain. Here’s what stakeholders need to know about the evolving landscape.<p><b>Most</b> …

Unmanned Aircraft

Samsung's Latest PR Nightmare Is Exploding Washing Machines

It's like déjà vu all over again.<p>September has not been a good month for Samsung — nor for fans of its products.<p>First it recalled its Galaxy Note 7 …

My online business earned $67,000 in 5 days, and it was much simpler than you'd think

I had no idea what it would take to make that kind of money so quickly. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible. It seemed like the type of thing that would happen to someone else, not me.<p>At the very least I thought it would require:<p>After all, that's what I saw other people doing.<p>But I'm happy to …

Leisure And Hospitality Will Keep Growing

As an economist, I’m often called upon to predict things about the future. I tend to resist, and offer instead a discussion about the unpredictability of many important things. But one thing I’m usually comfortable predicting is this: leisure and hospitality will continue to be a growing share of …

The Amazon Kindle Oasis looks shockingly different

With so many technology companies taking the safe route of incremental change, something utterly new can knock you back on your heels.<p>The Amazon …

eReaders

The Salary Needed to Buy A Home in 27 Different U.S. Cities

The popping of the Greenspan-era housing bubble took about six years in total to fully “deflate”.<p><b>Most U.S. housing markets peaked sometime in 2006,</b> …

How Americans' Home Lives Have Changed Since 1974

Apparently, we just want to be alone these days.<p>America has come a long way since the 1970s. From its laws to its housing, what would have been considered strange in 1974 is quickly becoming the norm in today's society.<p>A new infographic from self-storage company SpareFoot is exploring just how much …

Demographics

America's 20 Most Festive Destinations To Be At This Christmas

These great American towns sure can light up, sing out, and celebrate the Christmas season right.<p>These great American towns sure can light up, sing out, and celebrate the Christmas season right. We recommend adding these festive small towns to your holiday travel bucket list, stat!

Articles about retreat cascades bold take modern cabin on Dwell.com - Dwell

An unorthodox design is a comfortable escape from city life.<p>For some people, building a house may seem like a daunting commitment to permanence—a kind of spatial lockdown.<p>Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat …

Articles about high design vacation home perfectly captures its peaceful setting on Dwell.com - Dwell

A seemingly street-shy house near Vancouver opens to reveal an expansive interior.<p>By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...<p>A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally …

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concern

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.<p>The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas. Rival Coca-Cola said this week …

Comercios piden la intervención del gobierno para que bajen los precios

SANTO DOMINGO. Un grupo de comerciantes solicitó al gobierno intervenir para que los distintos productos que se comercializan en el país reflejen las …

The Selling of the Avocado

How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called <i>Good Day New York</i>. The gig involved knocking on the doors of random, unsuspecting New Yorkers and, along …

Nutrition

Amazon, Google and Microsoft escape Adblock Plus, for a price

It's long been rumored that Google, among other companies, has been paying Adblock Plus in order to get through its filters. Now, <i>Financial Times</i> says that it's not only Google that's been paying the ad-blocking service to be part of its whitelisted websites, but also Microsoft, Amazon and ad …

Digital Advertising

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Uber CEO Reveals Mind-Boggling New Statistic That Skeptics Will Hate

One of the most commonly invoked takedowns of the ever-increasing and mind-blowing valuation levels the company has achieved — $40 billion at last count— is this:<p>"Investors are valuing Uber as if it's bigger than the whole taxi market!"<p>The implication?<p>Investors are nuts.<p>Well, investors are indeed …

Zenefits hires Yammer founder David Sacks as COO

“David Sacks doesn’t need to do this.”<p>That’s Parker Conrad, the CEO of a startup called Zenefits, and he’s right. Entrepreneur and investor David …

The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

Former Apple exec gets prison sentence and $4.5 million fine for leaks

A crooked former Apple manager will serve one year in prison and pay a whopping $4.5 million fine for leaking details of future Apple products.<p>Paul Shin Devine faced a maximum of 20 years behind bars for selling secrets to suppliers, which allowed them to negotiate more favorable deals with Apple. …

Coca-Cola, Carbonated Drinks Giant, To Enter The Milk Market

The world’s largest carbonated soft drinks company, The Coca-Cola Company, is now set to expand its beverage portfolio beyond the liquid refreshment beverage space and enter the fluid milk market. The beverage giant, in partnership with Select Milk Producers, will roll-out its “Fairlife” fluid milk …

Venezuela: China to the rescue?

Print this page<p>Among the many woes afflicting Venezuela, one of the most pressing is the rapid decline in its reserves of hard currency. These fell …

Another way to look at America’s least affordable housing markets

News flash: houses in Silicon Valley are expensive. Really expensive.<p>The latest report by real estate agent Coldwell Banker on prices of family homes found across the US found, for the second time in three years, that the average house in Los Altos, California, is the priciest in the country, at …

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

Cleaning