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The Multi-Million Dollar Campaigns Cruise Companies Are Aiming at Millennials

Cynthia Rodriguez has seen cruise ships around South Florida, watched commercials touting the option as a value and heard stories from friends who …

Banks may be 'hindering' small businesses, says OFT

<b>Small businesses may still be getting a raw deal from their banks, according to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).</b><p>Publishing an update on its current inquiry into business banking, the OFT said it was concerned that competition in the sector may not be working.<p>It said that banks may be hindering …

China to throw rates to the market soon — with big thanks to the Internet

Astrologers look to the stars to help Indian businesses

<b>It is another busy day for Abhishek Dhawan in Delhi. His phone has not stopped ringing and he has a series of business meetings.</b><p>Many of his business clients want to know when is the best time to release their products.<p>Abhishek has been studying a number of factors and charts to try to help them. …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

European stocks rebound as metals climb

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stock markets advanced at the open on Tuesday, with miners posting some of the biggest gains as most metals climbed. …

Stock Markets

American Apparel's Latest Ad Campaign Is Using Breasts To Fight Sweat Shops

American Apparel using explicit sexual imagery and scandal to sell clothes? Why I never. The company that most recently raised shaved hipster eyebrows by employing a 62-year old model and displaying mannequins that were rocking some serious pubic forestry is once again stirring the pot for the sake …

Japan says weak demand will dent exports

<b>The Bank of Japan (BoJ) says the country's exports have levelled off recently, a reversal of the recovery the central bank saw in February.</b><p>The BoJ cited disappointing external demand for the change of assessment.<p>However, the central bank is confident of economic expansion at home to help maintain …

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

The Card Car

Biff Mobile started out as a simplistic wood toy car for children, but with a few modifications it’s become fun for all ages. Whether you’re a car …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Soundtracks

Daft Punk and Jay Z collaboration surfaces on the internet

What appears to be a team-up of Daft Punk and Jay Z has found its way onto the internet. Leaked by a member of the Daft Club message board, Computerized was allegedly intended “ for an old Disney project”.<p>Initially, the collaboration seemed too good to be true. While Jay Z raps about technology and …

Taylor Swift named highest earning musician in the US over the last year

Taylor Swift has been named America’s highest-earning musician over the last year. She surpassed the likes of Beyoncé, Bon Jovi and even the Rolling Stones to earn nearly $40m (£24m) from US tour dates, music sales, streaming and publishing royalties, according to Billboard’s annual Money Makers …

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

Every year, Americans send millions of tons of food to the landfill. What if you could use all of those pizza crusts and rotten vegetables to heat your home? That's already happening in one unlikely laboratory: the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn.<p>The plant's longtime …

Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl

This is Hungerford, a large female snowy owl. Last summer she was just a hatchling — a gray ball of fuzz in the middle of the Arctic tundra. In the fall, newly equipped with adult plumage, she flew thousands of miles south until she reached the coast of Maryland. And this winter, she became an …

Computer Programmers: Help NASA Spot Earth-Threatening Asteroids

Save the Earth. Win some cash.<p>I'm a writer. My barely-out-of-college kid brother is a computer programmer. Only one of us has the skills to save the world from asteroids. (Okay, spoiler, it's not me.)<p>NASA is calling on coders to develop software that automatically spots asteroids in photos taken by …

Freud was a pioneering neuroscientist

Penis envy. Repression. Libido. Ego. Few have left a legacy as enduring and pervasive as Sigmund Freud. Despite being dismissed long ago as pseudoscientific, Freudian concepts such as these not only permeate many aspects of popular culture, but also had an overarching influence on, and played an …

Lenticular clouds over Truchas, New Mexico

These lens-shaped clouds typically form where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains.<p>Richard T. Hasbrouck of Truchas, New …

Miley Cyrus Performs In Underwear After Missing Costume Change

Miley Cyrus is pushing the envelope again, but this time, it wasn't exactly intentional.<p>The star took the stage during her March 9 Bangerz Tour performance in Milwaukee, Wis. wearing a particularly revealing outfit that appeared to just be a bra and panties ... because apparently, it was just her …

Miley Cyrus goes minimalist, performs in her underwear

Is it still a wardrobe malfunction if almost no wardrobe is involved in the malfunction? Miley Cyrus was a case in point Sunday night in Milwaukee when she went on stage wearing only a bra and panties.<p>Nice, matching bra and panties, but undies nonetheless.<p>The singer herself explained on Twitter …

Miley Cyrus

Prince Harry Told His Brother, "You'll Be King And I Won't, So I Can Do What I Like."

We always got the impression the Prince Harry kind of enjoyed not having too much responsibility - and a new book confirms just that.<p>Prince Harry …

1964 Porsche 356 SC GT Clone

This 1964 356 is a good looking SC GT clone that features the correct aluminum opening panels and Plexiglass windows (excluding the windshield). The …

Cure My Cooking Problem! I Need Protein-Heavy Vegetarian Freezer Lunches

What challenges are you coming up against as you look for new inspiration in your lunches? I loved this question from one of the Cure-takers about …

Photog Gives Light Back to the World with ‘Painting With Lights’ Street Art Project

What happens when the concept of graffiti as we know it is flipped on its head? Well, I believe you end up with something like ‘Painting with …

David Tatnall captures the spirit of Melbourne's Royal Park

This collection of works – The Last Summer – were taken in Royal Park during Melbourne’s hot and dry summer of 2013-14 with the hope of conveying the spirit and tranquillity of Royal Park. Royal Park – The Last Summer is showing at the fortyfive downstairs gallery until 22 March.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 KitKat update goes live today

Continuing with the stream of KitKat updates that have been heading out to various carrier branded Galaxy S4 handsets over the past few weeks, T-Mobile is now also pushing out its Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update to the popular Samsung smartphone.<p>The update is available over-the-air starting from today, …

Android News

John Chen Thinks He Can Save BlackBerry The Same Way Jobs Saved Apple

iPhone users may be “wall huggers” according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, but that doesn’t mean that he’s not taking a page or two out of the Apple playbook.<p>Describing his vision for BlackBerry in a recent interview with the <i>New York Times</i>, Chen compared his present situation to that of Steve Jobs …