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Storify Founders Leave For Open Source, Baby

They’ve got new tales to tell. After five years running Storify, which lets you collect social media updates into narrative timelines, co-founders Burt Herman and Xavier Damman are leaving the startup which was acquired by Livefyre in 2013. They’re passing the reins to several original Storify members, who will keep the service running. Herman’s plan is…

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4 trends popping up in high-end kitchens

Steam ovens are becoming more popular in higher-end kitchens, said Adam Stickle, general manager of luxury home builder Primrose Homes in Pennsylvania. Some of the steam-cooking appliances have a compartment that can be can filled with water, but he said manufactures are starting to run water lines directly to the appliances. (50)

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Keeping driving safe for seniors

I’ve written a few blog posts about seniors and their cars. This blog post takes a different tack: how to keep seniors safer when driving their cars. Jack R. Nerad, the executive editorial director and executive market analyst of Kelly Blue Book, or KBB.com, has worked with me to provide Bankrate’s readers with some tips…

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Country’s busiest airport steps up security

Story highlights Atlanta airport plans to go from 70 to 10 employee access points Airport now screening workers’ bags Earlier CNN investigation found only two major U.S. airports fully screen employees Until recently, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport had about 70 access points for what’s called “back of the airport” employees, including baggage handlers and ramp…

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Tourist cleans Thailand streets out of love

Some want to swim at Ko Phi Phi, where Leonardo DiCaprio found beauty (though not quite bliss) in “The Beach.” Some want to see if the pad thai in the Chang Mai night market tastes better than it does at their favorite Thai restaurant back home. (It does.) According to Thai public broadcasting service MCOT…

3 Ways to Buy a Home With $0 Down

Shutterstock Saving for a down payment remains one of the biggest hurdles for would-be homebuyers. But many could look to land a home loan today without stashing away another cent. There are scores of programs that can help buyers purchase a home with little or no money down. The government also backs two zero-down lending…

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The 31-day gas price increase explained

Bet you didn’t react to gas prices rising steadily every day for the last month the way you did their dramatic fall in September and October. You might not have even noticed the increase. The national average has climbed every day for a month — 31 days in a row — to $2.343 per gallon.…

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What ‘net neutrality’ means for mobile

The Federal Communications Commission has just approved a policy that requires Internet service providers treat all content equally. That means your broadband company cannot block access to legal content, nor can it deliberately slow the speed at which you get data from certain sites. The so-called “net neutrality” decision — approved Thursday on a 3-2…

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Boomers are feathering their nests

Boomers are housing magnates.Considering only primarily residences, people 65 and older account for 22 percent of all U.S. households, but they hold 40 percent of all home equity. That’s more than $4 trillion in assets held by older boomers and the generation that preceded them, calculates Merrill Lynch, which along with Age Wave consulting, studied…

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Medicaid expansion insures 10.8M

A health clinic in Lakewood, New Jersey, serving new Medicaid enrollees. © Patti Sapone/Star Ledger/Corbis The expansion of Medicaid was one of the core tenets of the Affordable Care Act before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 reduced it from a nationwide mandate to a state-by-state option. Since then, the journey toward providing health insurance…

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Military service fuels money smarts

Serving your country seems to serve the best interests of your personal finances, too. A new survey conducted by Navy Federal Credit Union shows that active-duty military members of the millennial generation are outpacing their civilian peers with their money management skills. With responses from more than 1,300 active-duty and civilian respondents between the ages…

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529 college plan expansion passes House

President Barack Obama has finally brought Capitol Hill together as he pledged to do during his campaigns. In response to a short-lived White House proposal to end the tax-free status of 529 plans, Democrats and Republicans in the House overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand the benefits of the college savings option. The House on…

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Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google

Google Search was not built for mobile. It’s all about lists of web pages, but the small screen is ruled by apps. That’s why if Google launched today, it might look a lot like Vurb…which did launch today. Vurb is a mobile search engine that pulls info from partnered apps like Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, and…

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The Web: Headliner Or TV’s Supporting Actor?

Editor’s note: Chuck Fishman is the media, entertainment and publishing director for Acquia.  Super Bowl XLIX was the most-watched television show in U.S. history. It was also the most socialized Super Bowl ever measured, with 265 million Facebook posts, likes and comments, and more than 28 million global tweets. Today’s TV viewer doesn’t just watch TV…

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Twitter Finally Launches An Official WordPress Plug-In

There are hundreds upon hundreds of Twitter-related plug-ins for WordPress. Seriously, go look. And yet, in its nine years since launch, Twitter has never released an official plug-in to make WordPress and Twitter play friendly. Until today. I figure anyone reading TechCrunch knows what the words “WordPress” and “Twitter” mean, so I won’t be awful…

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CFPB: Bring on more free scores

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, features some good news — and a little bit of bad news — regarding consumers and their credit scores. The good news: More than 50 million consumers now have free and regular access to their credit scores through their monthly credit card statements or…

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Top court considers 401(k) fees

The U.S. Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision on a case it heard this week could have a big impact on the choice of investments available to employees in a company-sponsored 401(k) plan. Plaintiffs in Tibble vs. Edison International argued that the California-based electric utility offered retail class shares of six mutual funds in its 401(k)s investment…

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Is your broker wrecking your retirement?

On Monday the Department of Labor took the first step to re-propose a rule expanding the scope of fiduciary responsibility for advisers to retirement accounts. The DOL sent the proposal to the Office of Management and Budget at the urging of President Barack Obama. “Right now, there are no uniform rules of the road that…

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Does cheaper gas make you crash?

You may think shelling out less money at the pump is an overall good thing. Not exactly, says one sociologist. There appears to be a link between lower gas prices and more collisions, according to a study led by Guangqing Chi, a sociology professor at South Dakota State University. A team of researches collected and…

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Solving the Social Security puzzle

I try to encourage seniors to delay taking Social Security. Waiting until at least full retirement age gives you a full benefit and some options you don’t have by filing early, and waiting until age 70 allows you to earn delayed retirement credits, and your benefit will be 24 percent to 32 percent higher than…