Bringing the Party Outdoors: Why It's a Great Idea

Organizing all party essentials is one thing, but choosing a location is another. Many prefer indoor parties, so they can have air conditioning and not worry about the heat or avoid getting wet and muddy in case it rains. The truth is these features are also possible Read more

The Wonders Deep Chemical Peels Can Do for Your Skin

Not everyone is blessed with flawless skin. Many people struggle with acne – even celebrities. If you know who Bella Thorne is, she recently shared her experience with chemical peels, and she posted all of it on Snapchat. Before you schedule a consultation with your facial aesthetics provider, Read more

Crooked Teeth Facts; Using Braces and Other Options

Crooked teeth are a common dental issue. Some people do not consider getting misaligned bites corrected so long their teeth are healthy. Others, on the other hand, are too conscious about their appearance that it is the first reason they wanted the issue corrected immediately. But why Read more

Bill Gates Regains Title Of World’s Richest Man

Posted on by Jayvee Diezmo in Finance | Comments Off on Bill Gates Regains Title Of World’s Richest Man

Bill-GatesBill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is back on top of the world again as he reclaims the title of world’s richest man. He reigned once again after Microsoft shares, up 28% so far this year, closed at a five-year high Thursday for the second time this week.

Gates, 57 years old, hasn’t been No. 1 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index since 2007, and his fortune, valued at $72.7 billion, is up 15% year to date. Less than 25% of his wealth is held in Microsoft, the world’s dominant PC operating system.

Bill Gates recaptured the honor from Mexican investor Carlos Slim, 73, who has watched the value of his shares of his America Movil decline 14% this year. It is the largest cellphone carrier in the Americas and its stock price drop has slashed some $3 billion from the telecom tycoon’s net worth.

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The Top 10 Tech-Friendly Cars

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cars technologyOne of the standard things people look for these days in cars is the kind of technology that comes with it. Cars must get along with the personal electronics that are shaping this century. It’s a titanic struggle, though, but many have made a valiant effort to cope with the new technological advancements.

And here they are. Edmunds.com, the automobile-dedicated website, has chosen the top 10 cars that advance the art of in-cabin technology. Some have made the list thanks to their advanced capabilities, while the others have pushed the art of the interface to greater heights.

Ranked ‘Best Overall’ is the Audi A8. Technology is the ultimate luxury for large flagships like sedan. This particular model carries the latest WiFi technology onboard. Up to eight devices can connect to the A8’s password-protected WiFi network that connects using a high-speed LTE connection. The media interface is also impressive and includes Google Earth real-world navigation graphics and Google Voice Local Search to help you look for travel resources.

Check the rest of the list on Yahoo! and find out just how tech-savvy are today’s cars.

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Costco Diamond Rings: Jewelry With Better Value?

Posted on by Judy Holcombe in Product Review | Comments Off on Costco Diamond Rings: Jewelry With Better Value?

BreakfastAtCostcoDo diamond rings from Costco, the discount wholesale club, have more value than those from Tiffany, one of the most well-known jewelry stores in the market? Good Morning America, a local television show, says yes. Costco rings are worth much more than their actual selling price.

“It’s a little bit of a surprise. You wouldn’t normally consider a fine diamond to be found in a general store like Costco, but I’m pleasant surprised, as well,” says Martin Fuller, one of the leading gemologists and appraisers in the East Coast.

Every ring that comes from Costco seems to be more valuable than those sold by the upscale jewelry store. Tiffany, on the other hand, is not as enchanted as others were with Costco’s offering. The New York-based company filed a lawsuit just this February because Costco may be passing off their rings as authentic Tiffany store products.

Want to learn more about the issue between the giant jeweler and the discount retail store? Find out more on different consumer reactions to Costco’s ‘Tiffany’ rings.

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FDA: Tanning Beds Should Have Cancer Warnings

Posted on by Jay Pagkatotohan in Health | Comments Off on FDA: Tanning Beds Should Have Cancer Warnings

tannings bedThe Food and Drug Administration proposed Monday that indoor tanning beds should come with warnings about the cancer risks. Tanning beds have been under the regulation of the administration for more than 30 years, but it is the first time that it says people under 18 should use these devices. The FDA also proposes that makers adhere to certain design and safety requirements that include timers and limits on radiation emission.

This action is also to decrease cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 2.3 million American teenagers tan indoors yearly, and melanoma is the most prevalent form of cancer among young adults. Recent medical probes have shown that the probability of acquiring melanoma is 75 percent much higher in those who have exposure to ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning. While most cases were identified in people’s 40s and 50s, researchers link the disease to sun exposure at a young age. You can read the rest of the story here.

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Researchers Create Digital Camera That Acts Like A Bug’s Eyes

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The team of insect-admiring engineers and builders created a digital camera that imitates the bulging eyes of insects such as fire ants and dark beetles. The camera recreated how bugs see the world.

digital cameraWith tiny domes covering 180 micro lenses, the camera can capture a 160-degree-wide field of view with nearly infinite depth of field, meaning all areas of the photo will be in focus.

“We feel that the insect world provides extremely impressive examples of engineering — in the vision, flight, power and sensing systems. I, personally, have been intrigued by the insect eye for as long as I can remember,” said professor John Rogers of the University of Illinois, who worked on the camera.

The modern product can be used to create high-resolution surveillance cameras that capture a large, expansive scene in sharp focus. It can also have practical applications for endoscopic cameras, which are used to peek inside the human body.

Read the rest of the story at CNN.

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China Is the Biggest PC Market In 2012

Posted on by Tyrone Archibeque in E-Commerce | Comments Off on China Is the Biggest PC Market In 2012

china as the biggest pc market

According to a market data report, China has overtaken the US as the world’s biggest market for personal computers.  Research said that the computer shipments in China rose to 69 million units last year. These figures put China above the US for the first time.

The US was the largest market up until 2011. Last year it dropped to second place, with orders of 66 million units.

Laptops are the fastest rising sector and have overtaken personal computers. In China, however, the sale of desktops and laptops is evenly split.

According to Peter Lin, senior analyst for computer platforms at IHS, the equal share of shipments for desktop [PCs] and notebooks [lightweight laptops] in China is unusual, since consumers in most regions today tend to prefer more mobile PCs, rather than the bulky, stationary desktops.

He added that the large percentage of desktop shipments in China is due to the huge demand in the country’s rural areas, which account for a major segment of country’s 1.34 billion citizens.

Find out more about this news in this BBC article.

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Handwritten Titanic Letter Sold For Much More Than Expected

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Titanic band letterA letter from the Titanic band leader, Wallace Hartley, received a high price auction.

The handwritten letter was bought for $142,000 by an anonymous collector through auctioneer Henry Aldridge % Son, the U.K. Press Association said.

Hartley, who died when the ship sank during its trip in 1912, is known for his courage to continue playing instruments with other musicians in an attempt to calm the passengers while the ship is sinking.

Experts initially assumed that the letter would sell for £50,000 to £60,000 (about $76,000 to $91,000). The impact of the Titanic artifact, however, drove bids much higher.

The auction house explained on their website that the letter is extremely rare. It is the only handwritten letter written by English violinist and Titanic band leader Wallace Hartley while on the Titanic known to exist.

Know more about the auction of Hartley’s letter here.

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County Bans Academy Broker Visits

Posted on by Monique Gates in Education and Training | Comments Off on County Bans Academy Broker Visits

Government education officials who try to persuade schools to become academies have been told to stop visiting the county of Lancashire.

Geoff Drive, the Conservative leader of Lancashire County Council asked government education officials to stop visiting schools in his local authority. He said that “academy brokers” put too much pressure on staffs to turn school into academies.

In a letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove, Driver says “the activities of your officials in Lancashire is having a detrimental and counterproductive effect on the education of our children, particularly those in schools where we know improvements are necessary and where we are working with the schools to achieve those improvements”.

Driver’s letter comes after a meeting about the issue with Education Secretary Michael Gove was cancelled.

The government, however, said that support from what it called “academy sponsors” was the best way to improve struggling schools.

BBC tells the rest of this story.

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10 Things Coca-Cola, Pepsi, And Soda Industry Won’t Tell You

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Market Watch, the financial news website, listed down the top 10 things the Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, and other beverage companies won’t say.

Here’s the ugly truth on soft drinks:

1. “The hottest new beverage is water.”

Recent market trends are showing that people aren’t losing their thirst despite the decline in the sales of sodas. They just prefer to go back to the basics, that is, choosing water. Water is one of the fastest-growing products in the beverage industry today. Beverage companies, though, are predicting that bottled water will decline and that consumers are choosing more low- and zero-calorie drinks.

2. “Coke made Santa fat.”

Today’s image of Santa Claus being the jolly, fat, bearded, old man is largely credited as a marketing creation of Coca-Cola. The rosy-cheeked fellow with plenty of girth appeared as part of the company’s advertising as early as the 1930s.

“Soda continues to be blamed for obesity, and proponents of obesity-reduction programs continue to clamor to tax the beverage,” according to a 2012 report from market research group Mintel.

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Kristen Stewart Had A Blast On Her Birthday With RPattz

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Twilight star Kristen Stewart celebrated her 23rd birthday with kith and kin, including her boyfriend, Robert Pattinson. They started the celebrations Tuesday with dinner at Malo restaurant in Silver Lake.

Stewart was just as casual as usual, wearing a white tee and a hoodie, with Pattinson sporting a similar style.

KStew’s had her birthday dinner at the back of a Mexican restaurant. Close friends, family, and industry people attended the party. Ashley Benson, the star of “Spring Breakers”, was one of the celebrities in attendance.

After the dinner, the entourage headed to No Vacancy for more drinks. Hanson was also at the venue for the release of their new record. Nikki Reed, another Twilight co-star, was also at the venue, although it seemed she was there for Hanson.

Visit this link to see how KStew had a blast on her birthday.

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