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Can Apps Gauge Emotional Intelligence? Maybe

Daniel Goleman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Some claim the new phone app MEIT (mobile emotional intelligence test), which shows photos of people's faces and asks you to identify a person's emotions, can tell how emotionally intelligent you are. Maybe, but I'm dubious.

How To Build An App (Even If You're In High School)

Tori Molnar | Posted 04.17.2014 | Teen
Tori Molnar

In case you're thinking, "I'm in high school, I could never do that," what if I told you that you were wrong, and that you can build an app?

How Candy Crush Has Changed My Life

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

A friend asked me the other day what I was reading, and I gave her a blank look. 'Uh, I don't know.' 'What? You can't remember?' 'Right. Give me a second.' And it was then I realized that I hadn't been reading at all lately. I looked at my shoes and suddenly remembered I had somewhere to be.

Will You Use the New Illinois State Lottery App?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

So what do you think, lottery players? Is this the development that will please all those letter-to-the-editor writers who expect the lottery to pay for the state's education needs?

What is the Impact of Uber, Homejoy and Others on the Transportation and Housekeeping Industries?

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Sunil Rajaraman

Has the rise of these companies come at the expense of honest working folks who play by the rules and don't skirt regulatory issues to get ahead?

Can Technology Save Itself From Itself?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.

How Social Media Can Help You Save Money, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.14.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to using social media to save money, frugal living expert Lauren Greutman is a pro. “There are quite a few apps out there that can ...

Got a Store? You Need an App for That

Grace Chan | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Grace Chan

In this competitive marketplace, an app needs to jump off the screen and capture the user's attention. Retailers that are not incorporated into broader shopping apps are like sailors without a ship.

Top New Apps For Travelers

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Lounging on a sun-kissed Caribbean beach. Rifling through exotic jewelry at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Bombing down a mogul run in the Swiss Alps. No matter what your idea of a vacation is, it should be a time of relaxation and enjoyment free of obligations or logistical problems.

You're Wasting Thousands Of Dollars If You're Not Using These Apps and Websites Before Buying a Home

Joseph Polverari | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Polverari

Whether you're unsure if you can even afford to buy, are concerned about your credit, don't know how to get a loan, or find yourself overwhelmed by different real estate options, these apps and websites will make your life easier and facilitate the process from start to finish.

What Hula Is... and Isn't: Celebration of Culture on Target to Outshine App Controversy

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Native Hawaiians explain that hula is not simply a dance or a recreation, but a way of life.

Turning Desire Into an App: 5 Questions for Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder

Carrie Yury | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Tinder uses the ancient art of the double opt-in to help broker love matches. I had a chance to interview Sean Rad after his talk at GigaOm Roadmap, and got to hear more about how Rad and his team have leveraged a fundamental understanding of human behavior to fuel Tinder.

Now, Even Texting Is In Your Rear View Mirror...

April Rudin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

The mobile apps young people use today will likely be obsolete not long from now. But those who keep up with the dizzying pace of technology evolution will be much better prepared to engage with clients at their level and in a way they can appreciate.

The Hot New Social Media Phenomenon, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.08.2014 | MarloThomas

Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern is in the know when it comes to the hottest new social media phenomenon. “An app...

Three Must-Have Travel Apps, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to must-have travel applications for your smartphone, Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern had some great sugg...

Do I Need A Desktop Computer? From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to desktop computers,Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern thinks they may be a thing of the past in most cases...

Cool Food And Music Apps, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to fun recreational and lifestyle applications for smartphones, personal technology columnist Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Co...

Three Tips To Extend Battery Life On iPhones, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern had some simple tips to share when it comes to conserving battery power on your smart p...

Google Glasses, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern is one of the best people to ask about big upcoming tech trends this year. Wearable...

Apple TV Vs. Roku, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to deciding between Apple TV and Roku, Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern had some excellent advice to share...

Joanna Stern With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so delighted to have Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern as a guest on Mondays With Marlo. Joanna is an expert on all...

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Mumbai Slum Girls Innovating Where Governments Can't and Markets Won't

Tara Chklovski | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

A talented young filmmaker approached us and told us about this group of women who were making laptop bags out of old sarees and were interested in learning about technology, so that they could make apps to market their products.

"What's a Tinder?"

Tayler Wiley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Tayler Wiley

A two-hour documentary can be condensed into a 5 minutes spoiler, and now the dating process can be shrunk to the glowing rectangles of our cell phones and intermittent chats throughout the day.

Spring Clean Your Closet for Cash

Margaret Ryan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Style
Margaret Ryan

I was reluctant to sell a gifted Louis Vuitton Keepall I never carried because of sentimental reasons. I got over it fast when it quickly sold for $995 and I banked $695.