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There Are Secret Blimps Protecting Washington, D.C.

Deep in the Maryland exurbs, two aerial radar systems will float 10,000 feet above the ground. Commuters on I-95 driving south into Baltimore may notice something different in the coming months: A pair of giant white blimps hovering over Aberdeen Proving Ground. Read Full Story

Swedish Students Get Light Therapy To Combat Winter's All-Day Darkness

What happens when a whole town gets depressed? Residents of Umea, Sweden could be forgiven for getting a little cranky and tired in the winter. The city gets an average of 0.8 hours of sunlight each day during December, and on rainy days, there's sometimes no sunlight at all. Read Full Story

Why Adding Dance Can Double Your Money And Other Secrets From A Salvation Army Bell Ringer

Business locations do best on Fridays, you can lose 15 pounds in one season and nothing, nothing fills coffers faster than dancing. Amid the chaos of Rockefeller Center, Gerardo Balmori's playlist has just switched to "Feliz Navidad."...Show More Summary

A Public Company Has Finally Become A B Corp

A $6 billion cosmetics maker is now holding itself to a triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. The process of becoming a B Corporation is rigorous. To be certified by the nonprofit B Lab as having met high levels of social and environmental...Show More Summary

Can Your Face Predict Leadership Success?

Good-looking people have some advantages, but perhaps not as much as we think. Researchers have long looked at the relationship between looks and leadership success. Read Full Story

For The First Time Since 2003, U.S. Economy Grows At 5%

Markets soar in response to the forecast-beating third quarter results. After years of fits and starts, the U.S. economy appears to be finally picking up steam. Read Full Story

How To Survive Your Annual Performance Review

Leave the nerves at the door, and walk into your annual review confident and ready. Performance reviews are a necessary evil in the modern workplace. Read Full Story

Pebble Passes 5,000 Smartwatch Apps: How It Got There, And What Comes Next

Can a grassroots watch take on Apple, Google, and Samsung? So far, Pebble's putting up a fight. If you were to place bets on which companies will win the smartwatch wars, the safe choices would be Apple, Google, and Samsung. They'veShow More Summary

Facebook Complies With Russian Request To Block Page Promoting Putin Opposition Rally

Dislike. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been asserting greater control over digital media for the last year, and now Facebook is arguably complicit in helping him solidify that position. Read Full Story

FDA To Submit Proposal That Allows Gay Men To Donate Blood

As long as they don't have sex for a year. Since 1983, men who have had sex with other men have been barred from donating blood by the Food and Drug Administration, thanks to an archaic and scientifically disproven fear of higher risk of HIV infection. That could soon change. Read Full Story

Select Theaters Will Screen "The Interview" on Christmas Day After All

Sony has authorized independent theaters, including Alamo Drafthouse, to screen the controversial comedy. The roller coaster carrying the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy The Interview has taken a new hairpin turn: After canceling the...Show More Summary

Stop Chasing After Happiness And Do This Instead

The constant pursuit of happiness can be demoralizing, and besides, there's an upside to feeling bad. Here's how to reframe your thinking. Happiness! It's the ultimate goal, isn't it? Read Full Story

11-Year-Old Björk Reading The Nativity Story Will Grow Your Grinch-y Christmas Heart Three Sizes

In 1976, a young child was chosen to read the story of Christmas on live Icelandic television. Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a young swan princess reading the nativity story in her native Icelandic. InShow More Summary

American Apparel Weighs Buyout Option As Founder Dov Charney Lurks In The Background

A private equity firm offers the embattled retailer an out. After giving its notoriously lascivious founder Dov Charney the boot last week, American Apparel is buttoning up its image and talking with a prospective buyer. Shares wereShow More Summary

Google's Adorable Self-Driving Car Aims To Hit The Road Next Year

It's finally real. Google announces a functioning prototype of its smiling, autonomous vehicle. If all goes according to plan, self-driving cars will usher in a new era for transportation. No need to wait around for parking. No fuzzy moments of indiscretion after happy hour. No traffic jams. And hey, you'll even be able to text your friends! Read Full Story

How Cereal Fanatics Talked General Mills Into Bringing Back French Toast Crunch

A passionate campaign to bring back the lost breakfast food points to a surprisingly powerful consumer phenomenon: cereal nostalgia. Roxana Valdez thought her husband making it up. In early December, Mr. Valdez began insisting he had seen a news report that his wife's beloved French Toast Crunch was coming back after a nine-year absence. Show More Summary

27 of the Best, Funniest, Lamest, Strangest Or Otherwise Memorable Tweets in 2014

Between brand mistakes to the selfie heard 'round the globe, it was a big year for tweets. What the hell happened in 2014? It can be hard to remember that it was only a few weeks ago that "The Interview" was a b-list comedy and The New Republic was a normal magazine. Show More Summary

8 Steps To Dealing With A Toxic Coworker

Every office has that one person. Don't let them get to you; follow these coping tips. When you don't think you can take one more complaint, backhanded compliment, or time-sucking attention grab, that one annoying coworker pushes you a little too far. But you don't have to lose your own cool. Read Full Story

A Server Lacking Two-Step Verification Provided Entry Point For JPMorgan Chase Breach

Hackers were able to exploit a lone vulnerable server in the bank's $250 million security system. Two-factor authentication. Read Full Story

Roman Coppola Follows Francis Into The Jungle, Armed With Mozart And Amazon

The film vet reveals classical music's racy side for Amazon Studios' "Mozart in the Jungle." Here, he talks creativity and online freedom. Roman Coppola is out of his element. Read Full Story

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