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8 easy ways to become an expert traveler

A veteran business traveler shares eight secrets he's learned over the years--from buying a Tom Bihn bag to carrying a spare battery.





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Did Steve Jobs lower your salary?

Google and Apple colluded to help keep salaries low in the Valley. Now your own workers may be affected. More>>

Basketball Diaries: Lessons in leadership from the Final Four coaches

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Console wars heating up

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With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles.
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Companies' all-time best April Fools' Day pranks

From Warby Parker's canine glasses line to Honda's in-car haircutting tool, it seems like every company is using the holiday to engage their customers. More>>

Minimum wage hike: Why what happens in Connecticut may not stay in Connecticut

State Dems say hiking the state minimum is good for workers, Republicans say it's bad for business. More>>

How to tell If stress is destroying your performance

Here's how to find those subtle signs stress is impacting your productivity. More>>

Happiness can boost employee productivity by 10 percent

So says new research that determined increasing happiness boosted productivity. More>>

Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • 'I never thought about dying that day'

    'I never thought about dying that day'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:13:03 GMT
    It's still not easy for Katie Lentz to look at the car she was driving Aug. 4, 2013. Twisted metal and broken glass are all that remain of the car -- affectionately known as the "green bean" -- that was hit head-on by a drunk driver near Center, Mo. "It's still amazing every time I stop and think I was trapped in there, to look and see where I was seated in the driver's seat, and I can't believe there was enough room for me in the car," Le...
    It's still not easy for Katie Lentz to look at the car she was driving Aug. 4, 2013. Twisted metal and broken glass are all that remain of the car -- affectionately known as the "green bean" -- that was hit head-on by a drunk driver near Center, Mo. "It's still amazing every time I stop and think I was trapped in there, to look and see where I was seated in the driver's seat, and I can't believe there was enough room for me in the car," Le...
  • Local marathon runner eager to return to Boston

    Local marathon runner eager to return to Boston

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:59:14 GMT
    Jeri Conboy doesn't expect too much to be different when she takes her place near the starting line at the Boston Marathon. "I don't anticipate what happened last year will dampen the mood," Conboy said. "Boston has hung tough through this whole experience." The 118th running of one of America's most famous marathons will be held Monday morning. Last year, tragedy struck when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and wounding...
    Jeri Conboy doesn't expect too much to be different when she takes her place near the starting line at the Boston Marathon. "I don't anticipate what happened last year will dampen the mood," Conboy said. "Boston has hung tough through this whole experience." The 118th running of one of America's most famous marathons will be held Monday morning. Last year, tragedy struck when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and wounding...
  • YWCA to honor 'Women of Achievement' at gala

    YWCA to honor 'Women of Achievement' at gala

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:35:06 GMT
    A group of four women will be recognized Saturday as part of the YWCA of Quincy's 23rd annual Women of Achievement Gala at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Lynn Niewohner, Debbie Reed, Denise Conkright and Gabrielle Green...
    A group of four women will be recognized Saturday as part of the YWCA of Quincy's 23rd annual Women of Achievement Gala at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Lynn Niewohner, Debbie Reed, Denise Conkright and Gabrielle Green...
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