Microsoft Word: Love it or hate it, practically everyone uses it. I've been using it so long, I thought I knew everything about it. But I stumbled across some super helpful shortcuts — hidden tricks and timesavers that make Microsoft Word easier and faster.Read More »from 8 Microsoft Word Shortcuts You Probably Don’t Know
- Becky Worley | Upgrade Your Life – Wed, Mar 14, 2012
Imagine walking into a 14-year old girl's bedroom — what would you see on the walls? Probably pictures torn from magazines, drawings, maybe inspirational quotes. Transform that visual collage into a social media site, and you have Pinterest. The site has taken off since its 2011 launch, with nearly 12 million unique visitors in January, 2012, and its membership has been accelerated by Facebook tie-ins that show your friends' Pinterest activity.
So why all the buzz? How does it work? And is it a contender to Facebook?Read More »from What Pinterest Can Do That Facebook Can’t
- Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Brightcove Inc. fell 37.9 percent to $6.38. Silicon Laboratories Inc. fell 14.4 percent to $40.04. Informatica Corp. fell ...
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Staples Inc. made the State of New York quite a promise: Buy your office supplies from us, and we'll sell you a bunch of things for a penny apiece. "We ordered things we didn't even need," said Nancy Sitone, manager of office services at United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk Inc. "I have some products up the yin-yang." Staples was named New York's official office-supplies vendor in May 2013. To win the three-year contract, Staples agreed to sell 219 popular items at a penny apiece.
- Kristen Bell adds star power to minimum wage debate in hilarious Mary Poppins parody
In a new Funny or Die parody video, Kristen Bell reimagines Mary Poppins famous tune as rallying cry for minimum wage workers.
- Canada criticized over its pro-Israel stand
Four hundred and eighty academics, lawyers, community activists and others criticized Canada's government for taking a decisively pro-Israel position amid the current conflict in the Gaza Strip, saying it "discredits Canada." In an open letter published in the daily Globe and Mail, they said they "are profoundly perturbed by the unbalanced and partisan position adopted by the Canadian government and federal political parties regarding the current violence in Gaza." They noted that official statements have "focused exclusively on denouncing Hamas's rocket strikes and uncritically proclaiming Israel's right to self-defence." The group acknowledged that "Hamas's indiscriminate rocket firings are illegal under international law" but added that "Israel is still bound by basic international humanitarian law principles protecting civilians during times of war and prohibiting collective punishment."
- Stan Lee cancels Comic-Con appearance
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German astronaut Alexander Gerstis midway through his six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Gerst has tweeted a number of stunning images of the ISS, as well as of Earth as seen from space. The image he posted on Wednesday was by far his most retweeted photo, and its subject was grim.
- Top Obama Aide Concerned by Impeachment Threats
Dan Pfeiffer, a top aide to President Obama, said that the White House is taking the threat of a possible impeachment attempt by Republicans seriously. “I think a lot of people in this town laugh that off,” Pfeiffer told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “I would not discount that possibility. I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some in the future.” Pfeiffer's comments come days after the House took steps to move forward with Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against the President for his use of executive authority in delaying the Obamacare mandate.
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