Dog weddings are an engaging tradition for humans

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If the sight of a bulldog in layers of white tulle brings tears to your eyes, you are not alone Dog weddings —also know as puptials— are an adorable, if slightly bizarre tradition. The idea of two canines coming together in tiny veils and bow-ties to declare their everlasting love is too irresistible to let go See also: 15 Dogs With Jobs That Put Your Resume to Shame Cats get married too, but it's less frequent because it's more difficult to get felines to participate in a ceremony because they are their own masters. It's natural to question whether animals themselves ever get anything out of the experience. As Dr. Bonnie Beaver, executive director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a professor at Texas A&M, plainly told The Associated Press , "Pet marriage or weddings are for people." Read more... More about Watercooler , Pics , and Conversations Read more »

New York’s hottest club is the Whole Foods supermarket in Union Square

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The Whole Foods in Union Square has everything : Panicked New Yorkers, abandoned kale and a line that wraps outside the door. See also: Live cam: Blizzard hits NYC New Yorkers flocked to their neighborhood grocery stores hoping to stock up ahead of the historic storm on Monday. One supermarket, the Whole Foods in Union Square, had customers lined up outside and down the block. The scene there just before 5 p.m. showed customers packed at the store's doors, hoping to get in. As each customer left, an employee would click a counting device and let a new customer enter. Read more »

11 tips to make your video interview run smoothly

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You've landed the interview of your dreams. It's for a remote job that pays more than you ever thought you could make working part-time (or maybe it's for that international gig you've been daydreaming of). In short, you are over the moon! But the interview is over Skype and you are petrified. Of course, you'll try to look natural and you'll rehearse what you should say. But what if there is a terrible echo? Is it okay to join the interview sitting in bed in your room? (Where else will you find a background that hides your messy apartment!?) You've got this. Read on for a list of absolutely everything to do, from your tech setup to "designing your set," to making sure you look and sound fantastic on your video interview Read more »

5 can’t-miss apps: Spotify, iBillionaire, ‘Crossy Road’ and more

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With the flood of Windows 10 news from Microsoft, including the announcement of a futuristic virtual-reality headset , you may have overlooked some of this week's best apps. Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won't miss out. See also: This app will be your boyfriend for $24.99 a month — calls included This week's list includes Spotify's newest updates, the BBC's redesign and an app to help you invest like a billionaire Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our list of top picks. And if you're looking for more, check out last week's roundup of can't-miss apps. Read more... Read more »

Toshiba’s Chromebook 2 has a screen that’s to die for

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Chromebooks have a great yet short history. They have good performance with a low price and an operating system built around the app we all use the most: the web browser Thanks to the great number of Chrome extensions and excellent performance of the browser and ChromeOS, the Google laptops are a joy to use even if they don’t run everything, but they're often slower than competing full-fledged laptops See also: 6 Chrome Extensions to Help You Maximize Google Drive That's a worthy trade-off because nothing can touch a Chromebook on price, performance and battery life. But the low price has come with a heavy cost: lower-quality components. First-generation Chromebooks had bad keyboards, insensitive trackpads, and terrible displays. Thankfully hardware makers have fixed the first two for almost all models, but the screen on almost every one of these laptops has sucked. Read more... More about Reviews , Chrome Os , Toshiba , Chromebook , and Tech Read more »

NASA planning Mars Helicopter to assist future rovers

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The amount of data and stunning imagery being delivered by NASA's Curiosity rover has given us new insight into Mars, but a new concept vehicle for future missions could dramatically increase our knowledge of the red planet NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has unveiled a concept drone called the Mars Helicopter that would accompany future Mars rovers and act as an aerial drone to assist the rover's research mission See also: Microsoft's HoloLens to help NASA scientists explore Mars As conceived, the drone would fly daily advanced reconnaissance missions to help the rover explore the planet more efficiently by picking the best sites for research based on aerial data. Read more... More about Nasa , Mars , Tech , Gadgets , and Drones Read more »

Live stream: Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling and Kristen Wiig at Sundance

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PARK CITY, Utah — Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Jenji Kohan and Kristen Wiig will be front and center at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday for their "Power of Story" panel, with a live stream that starts at 5 p.m. ET (3 p.m. local time) According to the Sundance Institute, the panel will focus on the "fascinating range of three-dimensional female characters on film and television these days ... They're smart, sexual, funny, and flawed; they upend expectations, thwart our sympathies and complicate the way we talk about gender roles." SEE ALSO: Sundance: All the 'most anticipated' movies top bloggers are dying to see Read more... More about Movies , Girls , Sundance Film Festival , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

Apple reportedly opens its biggest Asian store in Hangzhou, China

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What may now be Asia's largest Apple Store opened its doors for business Saturday in Hangzhou, China. Massive crowds reportedly gathered outside the West Lake Apple Store for the opening, and a handful of outlets report that it is Asia's biggest yet. Apple CEO Tim Cook — who doesn't use social media that often — tweeted about "Starting Something New" in China to recognize the store's unveiling. Starting Something New in Hangzhou, China! #AppleStoreWestLake pic.twitter.com/8L5gVKfLjn — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 24, 2015 See also: Man detained at Chinese border with 94 iPhones strapped to his body Read more... More about China , Apple , Asia , Apple Store , and Tech Read more »

Pinterest Goes After The Male Demographic With Debut Of New Search Filters

 Pinterest this afternoon announced a change to its site’s search settings, which will now introduce search results that are personalized to your interests, based on whether you’re interested in products for men or for women. This setting is based on the gender you previously selected for your account when signing up for the service, the company tells us. Read More Read more »

Economist names first female editor in 171-year history

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British magazine The Economist has named Zanny Minton Beddoes to the role of editor, marking the first time in the publication's 171-year history that it is led by a woman Beddoes has worked at the magazine since 1994, having previously been an economist for the International Monetary Fund. See also: Only 11% of Silicon Valley executives are women The Economist Group announced the move in a press release Thursday. Beddoes will start as editor on Feb. 2. “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to edit The Economist. It is one of journalism’s great institutions, with an extraordinarily talented staff," Beddoes said in a the press release. Read more... More about Magazines , The Economist , Business , and Media Read more »