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Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled For Salmonella Risk

AP | Amanda L. Chan | August 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names...

I Went To An Egg Freezing Cocktail Party. Here's What I Learned.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | August 20, 2014 | Women
It's not unusual for a single woman in Manhattan to shell out $45 at a boutique hotel for a few cocktails and paltry appetizer. It's a little less common to leave said hotel with a $1,000 coupon to freeze her eggs. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, a startup called

Calvin Harris Out-Earns Jay Z, Toby Keith As World's Highest Paid DJ

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | August 20, 2014 | Entertainment
Just call Calvin Harris the Cash King. Forbes named the EDM superstar the highest-paid DJ in the entire world in its annual "Electronic Cash Kings" list. Between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014, Harris earned $66 million for playing more than 50 gigs and festivals. ...

Zach Broussard Is Selling One Joke For $10.99 And If You Don't Hate Artists You'll Buy It

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | August 20, 2014 | Comedy
Remember how Louis C.K. released a comedy special on his own site for $5.00, and then lots of other famous comedians did it, too, because who needs THE MAN, right? Art, y'all, art. Problem is, if you aren't already famous, it's hard to get thousands and thousands of...

Staples Is Closing A Ton Of Stores

Reuters | Reuters | August 20, 2014 | Business
Aug 20 (Reuters) - Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such as furniture and breakroom items, from companies in North America. Shares of the largest U.S. office supply retailer rose 3 percent before the bell. Staples has been spending heavily...

Tickets To The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Are Kind Of A Bargain

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | August 20, 2014 | Style
Have you always wanted to sit front row at a fashion show but just haven't had the spare $95,000 sitting around to buy the ticket? Well then, you're in luck. According to the Telegraph, a seat at the highly-anticipated Victoria's Secret Fashion Show...

Ad Service Classify Will Rewrite Your Lazy Craigslist Ad For Free

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | August 20, 2014 | HuffPost Home
When it comes to using Craigslist, one thing is certain -- if you manage to avoid potential horror stories, the site is a fantastic resource for local browsing and buying. It's also a go-to option for finally ridding your apartment of that couch you're embarrassed to...

Target Profit Plunges 62 Percent

Reuters | Reuters | August 20, 2014 | Business
Aug 20 (Reuters) - Target Corp reported a 62 percent drop in second-quarter profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast as it resorts to price cuts to attract cash-strapped consumers and win over shoppers unnerved by a massive holiday-season data breach. Target, whose shares were down 2.5 percent at $57.75...

Why More, Not Fewer, People Might Start Getting Health Insurance Through Work

The New York Times | Kevin Short | August 20, 2014 | Business
In an earnings call last week, Walmart announced that its workers were signing up for health insurance en masse. The news was bad for the company’s shareholders, since the added $500 million it will cost to cover them will eat into expected profits.

Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

Forbes | Farah Mohamed | August 20, 2014 | World
Privacy. . .everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even matter? I recently watched the documentary, “Terms and Conditions may Apply,” which provides a fascinating look at how organizations such as Facebook, Google, Apple and others have changed the way...

10 Signs That You've Found Your Calling

| Nicole Edine | August 20, 2014 | Small Business
Do you know what your calling is? Does it sound appealing to you? As Oprah Winfrey once said, "We're all called. If you're here breathing, you have a contribution to make to our human community. The real work of your life is to figure out your function --...

These 9 Charts Show America's Coming Student Loan Apocalypse

Shahien Nasiripour | August 20, 2014 | Politics
Borrowers with federal student loans, long promoted as the safest way to borrow for college, appear to be buckling under the weight of their debt, new data show. More than half of Direct Loans, the most common type of federal student loan, aren't being repaid on time or...

Facebook Is Quietly Making Friends With State Lawmakers Across The Country

Paul Blumenthal | August 20, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Facebook officially went public on the New York Stock Exchange on May 18, 2012, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) signed a bill that granted the multibillion-dollar company an enormous tax break on its data center in Prineville, Oregon. The legislation, dubbed the "Facebook...

Turn Your Leftover Chinese Food Into Dumplings

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | August 20, 2014 | Taste
Last night's takeout just improved exponentially.

Apple Ad Made In Edmonton Wins Emmy Award (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | August 19, 2014 | Canada Alberta
A touching Apple ad that was shot in Edmonton and aired last Christmas has been honoured with a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial. Titled "Misunderstood," it shows a large family celebrating the holidays while a seemingly disinterested teenage boy rarely turns away from his smartphone. Then...

Airbnb Hosts Offer Neighbors A Home Away From Home During Disasters

Katherine Boehrer | August 19, 2014 | Green
Airbnb, a website that allows users to rent out their homes and apartments, is improving its ability to help people in need of housing during a disaster. The company announced at the end of July that it has entered into partnerships with San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon...

The 16 Best Towns To Live In, According To OUTSIDE Magazine

Samantha Toscano | August 19, 2014 | HuffPost Home
With all the hustle, bustle, glitz and glamour you could ever want, urban centers are hard to pass up. But for the 1.5 million readers who casted their bracket-style votes inOUTSIDE magazine’s Best Towns Competition, that's certainly not the case. Between their "delectable dining scenes, friendly, walkable neighborhoods...

Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

Robbie Couch | August 19, 2014 | Impact
In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group on how it spent money after Superstorm Sandy, arguing that documents we sought contained "trade secrets." The charity has now reversed itself, concluding that "with...

Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit

Lynne Peeples | August 19, 2014 | Green
Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon state agency announced its rejection of a permit for a coal export facility on the Columbia River. The proposed Coyote Island Terminal is one of...

Hitchhiking Robot Crosses Canada Aided Only By Goodwill Of Strangers

Ryan Grenoble | August 19, 2014 | Travel
TORONTO (AP) — He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast. HitchBOT, created by team of Ontario-based communication researchers studying...
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