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I Don't Understand Pumpkin Patches, and Other Confessions a Seasonally-Challenged Mother

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Wendy Atterberry

I'm not alone here, right? In being a special occasion-challenged parent, I mean. Even if my Facebook newsfeed would lead me to believe otherwise, surely, there are other mothers out there who do the bare minimum when it comes to seasonal activities and special events?

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Major Player In Black Market For Stolen iPhones Pleads Guilty | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology

A Michigan man whom authorities say was a major player in the underground market for stolen smartphones pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to trafficking stolen iPhones and other devices overseas, where they were sold for as much as $3,000 each.

Our Instagram-Filtered Double Life

Shanell Mouland | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

First, the scene: An apple orchard. Piles of children tripping over the apples discarded on the ground by piles of other children. Grumpy dads and iPhone-wielding moms taking pictures to prove their children do seasonally appropriate activities in seasonally appropriate attire.

Give Me Spots on My Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Images of flawless apples seem to be an iconic representation of the fall season. They illustrate the ushering in of colder weather, the new school year, and the changing season.

Alexis Cole & Trio Serenades at the Falcon Brunch in Marlboro, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 11.17.2014 | New York
Ralph A. Miriello

Alexis Cole has been compared to the likes of Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day, but in truth she has her own style that is an amalgam of her many influences.

A How-To for Apple Picking, the Ultimate Fall Pastime

Brad Hines | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Brad Hines

The old saying of "one rotten apple wrecks the bunch" is true. Be careful not to put any bruised apples in the bag, as they rot the fastest, and take the others down with them. This is why as you pick the apples, its fairly important to place them in the bag gently.

The Best Someecards Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy

This week was quite culty wasn't it? (Yes, we're fully aware that "culty" is not a word, just roll with it.) We had the cult of Apple's most recen...

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Fewer iPhones Are Being Stolen. Here's Why | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology

The kill switch is working. That was the message Thursday from law enforcement officials who said new statistics show iPhone thefts have declined s...

Early One Night in Harlem

Cody Lyon | Posted 05.16.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the last Sunday in February at around 8 p.m., Jon Jensen, who teaches English at Kingborough College in Brooklyn, was walking north on Frederick Douglas Boulevard near 135th Street in Harlem.

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New Legislation Would Require A 'Kill Switch' In Every Phone | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | Technology

A New York congressman announced legislation Monday aimed at reducing the growing number of smartphone thefts across the country. The bill, introdu...

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U.S. Senator To Introduce 'Kill Switch' Legislation To Combat Phone Thefts | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will introduce legislation in coming weeks to fight a growing trend of smartphone thefts nationwide by forcing the i...

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Smartphone Thefts Rose Again in 2013 Despite Efforts To Stop Them | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Thefts of smartphones and other mobile devices increased in major cities nationwide in 2013, despite new efforts by law enforcement and the industry t...

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California Lawmaker To Introduce Bill Mandating Smartphone 'Kill Switch' | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

A California state senator plans to introduce legislation next month that would require every new smartphone sold in the state to carry anti-theft tec...

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The Company Wireless Carriers Don't Want You To Know About | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

When Lawrence Flynn’s smartphone was stolen in Atlanta in July, he assumed it was gone for good. Weeks went by. Police had no leads. “I had gi...

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AT&T And Verizon Need To Explain Themselves | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is raising questions about whether wireless carriers are blocking new technology that could re...

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Stolen Smartphones Are The New Cocaine | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

This article is part of a Huffington Post series exploring the global underground trade in stolen smartphones. Previous stories in the series can be f...

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Why Wireless Carriers Rejected A Simple Solution To Smartphone Theft | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology

As cell phone robberies have soared nationwide, phone companies have found a lucrative side business offering insurance to customers who are anxious t...

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De Blasio Has A Plan To End New York's iPhone Theft Problem | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Bill de Blasio, the front-runner to become New York City's next mayor, called Monday for new technology and more police officers on the st...

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Lawmakers Take Aim At iPhone Black Market | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

Two New York state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would make it illegal for businesses to sell used smartphones without proof of ownersh...

What Is Your Favorite Fall Activity? (POLL)

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Police Brace For New Wave Of Thefts As iPhone 5S Hits Stores | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology

As Apple fans flock to buy the new iPhone 5s on Friday, they may encounter not only a friendly Apple store employee, but also a police officer worried...

Cops: Don't Use Your iPhone On Miami Beach

Posted 08.20.2013 | Miami

Police are warning against using iPhones in public in Miami Beach. It's a pretty dire directive for a city full of Instagramming visitors, but a r...

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Prosecutors To Test Apple, Samsung Smartphone Anti-Theft Features | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

Security experts on Thursday will test new antitheft features recently introduced by Apple and Samsung by employing the same tactics used by thieves t...

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Inside The Massive Global Black Market For Smartphones | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

This article is part of a Huffington Post series exploring the global underground trade in stolen smartphones. Previous stories in the series can be f...

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Major Smartphone Maker Promises Anti-Theft Feature As Prosecutor Imposes 'Kill Switch' Deadline | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.14.2013 | Technology

Samsung on Thursday promised to swiftly add a new feature to its smartphones allowing owners to entirely deactivate their devices if they are stolen, ...