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Modern Apron Design: A Visual History

<i>We love all the products in our Shop, but some inspire us to dig a little deeper as to their origins.</i><p><i>Today: Inspired by our newest kitchen apron -- a Studiopatró design by Christina Weber in a fresh springy blue -- we're taking a look at the history of apron fashions and the origins of familiar</i> …

Sewing

Caffeine: The Buzz That Keeps Us Coming Back

March is Caffeine Awareness Month, and – depending on what and who you read – it’s either time to up your coffee intake or drop it altogether in favor of fruit smoothies or herbal tea.<p>Caffeine – though certainly not the most flashy – is possibly the world’s most popular psychoactive drug. People …

Coffee

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

Internet

Here Are The Deep Secrets People Are Sharing On Whisper, The App That Just Got Ripped Apart For Its Privacy Practices

Whisper immediately fired back that The Guardian's story was full of "lousy falsehoods," and that it does not collect or store any personally identifiable information from users, insisting its service is completely anonymous.<p>The Guardian has since responded, reiterating that Whisper does collect …

Why Facebook and Twitter should fear productivity apps

Facebook just completed its $22 billion acquisition of messaging app Whatsapp—a bold move that was saluted as a smart way to stay relevant in a constantly changing environment where new apps and services pop up like mushrooms.<p>But neither Whatsapp nor Facebook—not even Snapchat—appear to be one of …

Apps

Instagram rolls out ads for Australian users of picture-sharing app

Images and videos from brands including Ben & Jerry’s, Kraft and McDonalds to start appearing in users’ photo streams<p>Australian Instagram users will start seeing advertisements pop up in their photo streams from Wednesday.<p>The images and videos will look like regular posts but will be prominently …

Teens love iPhone more, use Facebook a lot less, says survey

More teens say their next phone will be an iPhone, Piper Jaffray finds, but the teen jury is still very much out on the iWatch.<p>I have seen the future and it looks rather like the present.<p>Teens, it seems, don't yet embrace a revolutionary spirit. They just want more iPhones.<p>I have before me Piper …

Teens

The cookie is dead. Here’s how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you now

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices, the big three — Facebook, Google, and Apple — have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.<p>The impending death of the cookie can be traced …

Facebook And Twitter Are Making A Push As Shopping Destinations

Both major social networks have unveiled plans to start using "buy" buttons on their sites, which could start having an impact on "social shopping" in the coming holiday season.<p>The idea of using social networks such as Facebook to promote e-commerce has been around for some time, but so far has …

eCommerce

Amazon And The Smart Home 'Shopping Network'

Last week, Reuters confirmed what I’ve long speculated: That Amazon is looking to get into the smart home in a big way.<p>Of course, while much of the speculation before and since has been about the <i>how</i>, <i>what</i> and <i>when</i>, I think what may be the most interesting to think about with any Amazon smart home …

The complete guide to organizing a second-hand wedding

If you’re getting married next year, you’re probably already starting to think about it. Weddings have always been expensive, and at least in America, are getting more so. And although there is evidence that a big fat wedding may help you have a longer, better marriage, today’s young adults may …

Weddings