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Want to live longer? Send your kids to college

New research by Esther Friedman of the RAND Corporation and Robert Mare of UCLA finds that parents of college grads live two years longer than parents whose kids didn't graduate high school. That two-year bump in life expectancy for parents of the most-educated kids is surprisingly large - it amounts to about two-thirds of the longevity benefit […]

Inside the stressed-out, time-crunched patent examiner workforce

Every year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handles more than 500,000 new patent applications. With those figures only increasing, some patent examiners report they feel too crunched for time. Now, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that the pressure to make decisions too quickly may be one reason the patent office grants […]

Inside the stressed-out, time-crunched patent examiner workforce

17 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

Every year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handles more than 500,000 new patent applications. With those figures only increasing, some patent examiners report they feel too crunched for time. Now, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that the pressure to make decisions too quickly may be one reason the patent office grants […]

Beat Junkies Debut Direct-to-DJ Digital Record Pool

Record or music pools trace back to David Mancuso's efforts in the 1970s to get record labels to share new releases with a group of djs that played in clubs in New York. Record pools have taken on different forms over the years. Famed...Show More Summary

Engineer Confirms New Janet Jackson Album In The Works

17 hours agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

The black cat‘s out of the bag: Over six years after her last studio album, Discipline, Janet Jackson is working on a follow-up to her 2008 record. (!!!) In an interview with studio speaker company Barefoot Sound, vocal producer and engineer Ian Cross confirmed what many of Miss Jackson’s devoted fans have been waiting to... More »

Everything Old is New Again: Pink Tile in the Bathroom, Then & Now

A bathroom with pink tile, circa 1956. So, so, so pink. Some of you love it. Some of you hate it. But one thing is for sure: everyone has a pretty strong opinion about this 50s bathroom design staple. A few years ago, when Katie posted...Show More Summary

Samsung Plans to Launch Two More High-End Smartphones This Year

Samsung has two new smartphones on deck as it copes with profit declines in its mobile business.

Hindsight Tool Provides Access to All of Twitter’s Data

Social media analytics company Brandwatch announced a new feature today called Hindsight, which gives customers access to Twitter’s full eight years of archived tweets. Access to historical data on Twitter is usually restricted to one...Show More Summary

Andy Dalton is 'confident' he'll get new contract with Bengals

Quarterback Andy Dalton expects to be playing in Cincinnati for the foreseeable future, never mind that he's entering the final year of his rookie deal.

30 LA bloggers you need to know about

17 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : StyleList

We have 30 LA style bloggers that need to be on your radar, including a real-life Carrie Bradshaw. Over the past few years, a new crop of fashion elite has emerged. They are sitting front row at fashion shows, getting paid to wear designer clothing, modeling for our favorite brands, and creating our daily doses of style inspiration. Show More Summary

NY: Beverage, Snack Vending Machines to be Installed in Dozens of LIRR Stations

A Long Island Rail Road plan to install snack and beverage vending machines at most train stations will generate about $2.5 million in new revenue over the next 10 years, officials estimate.

Lorde To Curate The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Soundtrack

17 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last year’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had a pretty strong soundtrack, by blockbuster standards; the makers of the new Transformers are not, after all, calling the National and asking them for new songs. But the new Hunger Games movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, might be better, thanks to a match made [...]

LA Font released debut album and new 7", playing East Coast show in August (dates, streams)

by Bill Pearis Los Angeles band LA Font make hooky guitar pop that's equal parts '70s powerpop and '90s indie rock. I caught them in Austin at SXSW this year and they're a pretty fun live band too. Their debut...

Samsung Teases New Smartphones, But Its Future Remains Murky

Samsung earnings were as bad as the company had predicted, and the future isn't looking great, either. Its second quarter earnings marked Samsung's smallest profit in two years, bringing in $6.1 billion on sharply declining smartphone...Show More Summary

Get Out of the Dark Ages: A New Type of Business Internet Connection

Sponsored Post You look at your outdated laptop with disgust as you try to work, only to find it takes FOREVER to do anything. It ran fine five years ago when it was the latest-greatest. Now, it boots up slowly and runs even slower with all the RAM-hungry software you want to use on it today. Show More Summary

George W. Bush Honors Derek Jeter with Surprise Pregame Visit

Former President George W. Bush surprised New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter Wednesday night in Texas as the Rangers, like every team the Yankees visit this year, honored New York's captain on his farewell tour. “It’s an experience,” Jeter said. Show More Summary

ObamaCare website costs taxpayers $840 million so far; insurance companies raking it in

The ObamaCare website, HealthCare.gov, had already cost taxpayers some $840 million as of March of this year, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Nonetheless, the website is still not complete. The GAO's director of acquisition and sourcing management, William T. Show More Summary

Introducing Childhood Emotional Neglect

I’m pleased to introduce a new blogger to Psych Central, Jonice Webb, Ph.D. who will be blogging on the topic of childhood emotional neglect (CEN). Here’s how she describes becoming interested in this topic: During twenty years of practicing psychology, I started to become aware of an invisible factor from people’s childhoods which weighs upon […]

Lenny Dykstra Is Investing Again

Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra has launched a new investment website, a year after being released from jail on fraud charges. Josh Brown pointed us to the site, NailsInvestments.com. In its "About"Show More Summary

Eighth Ohio Apple Store to open later this year in Toledo

Apple is set to open a new Apple Store in Toledo, OH’s Franklin Park Mall sometime during the fourth quarter of 2014. This will be Ohio’s eighth Apple Store, with its seventh opening last month in Dayton. The company has … Read more...

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