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Stock terms you're too embarrassed to ask about

The stock market is volatile. Perhaps you heard. Or maybe this is actually new to you.<p>If you've only been in the market the last several years, you may be new to terms like "correction" or "dead cat bounce."<p>But these are some of the things that arise when the market that was always going up, …

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What does it really mean to be ‘middle class’ in the U.S.?

The middle class is fast approaching endangered species status in the United States. According to The Pew Charitable Trust’s <i>Stateline</i><i>, “</i>in all 50 states, the percentage of ‘middle-class’ households—those making between 67 percent and 200 percent of the state’s median income—shrunk between 2000 and …

Bowers & Wilkins' first Bluetooth speaker oozes Brit style

Bowers & Wilkins wants you to keep up appearances with the T7, its first portable Bluetooth speaker. The bespoke UK audio company has certainly nailed the design, with an elegant honeycomb "micro matrix" cabinet designed to reduce vibration and distortion. It's also got twin bass radiators, …

Look Inside Your Sector ETF Before You Buy

When choosing an ETF, many investors look for a sector that they think will outperform the overall stock market. Once they have obtained a list of ETFs, then they often just buy the one that is the most liquid. Trading volume should always be a consideration when selecting an ETF. In my opinion, …

Sony sells waterproof Walkman in a bottle of water

<b>MP3 players are no longer the hot property they were 10 years ago, but Sony has come up with a novel way to get people buying.</b><p>Sony's waterproof …

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The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones You’re Using Anyway

This embed is invalid<p>We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter project The Dash is a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones that also offer up performance tracking via in-built health and body sensors. With …

Gay Marriage And Children: The Worst States For Kids Of Same-Sex Parents

Justice Anthony Kennedy invoked the children of gay parents this week during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban.<p>"They want their parents to have full recognition and legal status," he said. "The voice of those children is considerable in this case, don't you …

TouchKeys Combines Multi-Touch And Keyboards For Musical Magic

The keyboard was a technological spin on the piano, and in that way really changed the instrument, but the keyboard itself has not really adapted to take advantage of modern tech. But TouchKeys, a new Kickstarter project that launched recently, introduces a way to add multi-touch input to any …

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American Baby's 75 Best Tips Ever

Decades before the Baby Bjorn, the Beaba, and the Bumbo seat, American Baby was printing parenting wisdom that stands the test of time. Check out these 75 truths from past issues that still resonate in 2013!<p>Spend a while picking a name<p>1. Remember a name is a lifetime gift. Make sure that it will …

Gay Parents In The U.S.: Salt Lake City Has Highest Percentage Of Same-Sex Couples Raising Kids

A new Williams Institute poll has revealed some startling facts about the demographics of gay and lesbian parents.<p>Metro areas with the highest percentages of same-sex couples who are raising children are located in socially conservative states with constitutional bans on marriage equality in place, …

Apple's high-res wallpaper suggests Retina iMac, monitor

A 5,120x2,880-pixel image of an ocean wave that accompanies the upcoming OS X Mavericks is a strong hint that Apple is preparing its operating system for high-resolution iMacs and external monitors.<p>The release of a 5,120x2880-pixel wallpaper image indicates that Apple could bring high-resolution …

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Apple Design Awards 2013 go to Evernote, Yahoo and others

Add this to Apple's string of revelations at this year's WWDC: the company has just divulged its 2013 Design Awards winners, comprising of a variety of iPhone, iPad and Mac apps that it deems to be a cut above the rest. This year's list includes note-taking app Evernote, Yahoo Weather and two …

Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)

Are you a slave to the baby monitor? Breaking your child's bad sleep habits is one of the most important things you can do for his health -- and yours.<p>Baby Sleep: Get the Facts<p>During the early days of life with a newborn, you're focused on what's best for the baby, so sleepless nights seem like a …

10 Lessons My 2-Year-Old Has Taught Me About Confidence

<i>Written by Allison Faulkner for Babble.com</i><p>I mostly cringe at clothing with licensed characters of any kind. Sure there are some acceptable items, but as a rule, I avoid them. It's one point of snobbery I indulge.<p>However, when I saw a "Foofa" shirt (a character from the children's show "Yo Gabba …