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The 4 ‘Attachment Styles,’ and How They Sabotage Your Work-Life Balance

Your better mind knows exactly how to manage your time better at work but a primal, seemingly uncontrollable urge to do the opposite overtakes you. You know you should say no when you’re asked to take on that new project, but you say yes. Or you know your boss said …

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5 Cheap(ish) Things for a Romantic Date Night

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. We email readers once a week with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Monday morning. When I met my husband six years ago, we went overboard in an attempt to …

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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 review: Racing ahead of last year’s model – CNET

The Surface Pro has proven to be a tough act to follow. Microsoft has been the two-in-one standard bearer for the past several years, as successive generations of Surface Pro became the default idea of what a Windows tablet/laptop hybrid should be. But it’s also been a hard idea to …

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Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: The MacBook Air reboots as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop – CNET

Editor’s note, Nov. 16: Originally published Nov. 6, this review has been updated with final benchmark and battery life scores, as well as a review rating.  Apple’s MacBook Air has gotten a much-needed reboot, keeping the name, but changing just about everything else, both outside and in. That means a …

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Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Lenovo’s top 2-in-1 perfected – CNET

Editors’ note, Dec. 12: The Lenovo Yoga C930 has received an Editors’ Choice Award. The original review, published on Dec. 11, follows. Back in August, Lenovo announced it would use the Yoga name that’s become synonymous with convertible laptops for premium models of all kinds, including a Chromebook and a regular …

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Living with tech: What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change

Every time we see a fresh example of how badly our privacy has been eroded by the same tech companies that tout a commitment to protect it, the same reactions pop up. Boycott the service, stop using their products, delete them forever and don’t look back. They’re all valid responses. …

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review: Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless crush AirPods on sound quality – CNET

There are only a few truly wireless earphones worth buying right now and Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless are one of them. At $300 (£279, AU$499), they’re more expensive than Apple AirPods, Jabra’s Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t and Bose SoundSport Free. But they sounds superior to those models with better bass …

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Women VCs: Greater diversity among start-up funders and founders drives higher returns

When it comes to Venture Capital, there’s a financial incentive to close the gender gap: Greater diversity yields higher returns. Startups with a female founder generated 78 cents of revenue for every $1 of funding, while male-founded startups generated 31 cents, according to a BCG study of 350 startups. But …

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How to Write a Family Newsletter Your Friends Will Actually Read

Erin Trimble mails out 175 family holiday newsletters every year. It can get expensive — that’s a lot of stamps — but for this mom of seven from Peoria, Ariz., it’s worth it. “It’s such a great way to update people on what you and your family are up to,” …

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Apple iPhone XS Max review: The biggest-screen iPhone with the biggest price – CNET

There are three new iPhones in 2018, in three different sizes and prices. The iPhone XR is the more affordable and has the best battery-life of the new iPhones. The iPhone XS is the smallest, and the sleekest. But the iPhone XS Max is the showboat. If you’re looking for …

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Virtual reality start-ups offer a VR experience that’s part movie theater, part theme park

Virtual reality has not taken off like many predicted it would. IMAX announced this week it is shuttering all of its VR centers across the globe by early 2019. After four consecutive quarters of declines, IDC says headset shipments grew by 8 percent in the third quarter of 2018 — …

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How ‘Aquaman’ could be a chance to turn the tide for DC’s troubled superhero movie franchises

From Gotham City to Metropolis, it’s been a bumpy ride for Warner Bros’ series of interconnected films based on DC comic book characters. With next weekend’s release of “Aquaman,” the studio will turn to the underwater city of Atlantis for signs of a brighter future. As a standalone movie, “Aquaman” …

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Ask Well: Is Eating Deli Meats Really That Bad for You?

Q. Is eating deli meats really that bad? Does it make a difference if it’s organic, nitrate-free or uncured? A. Meat and poultry are excellent sources of protein, B vitamins and certain minerals, but consuming even small amounts of processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer. “We see a …

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How to Officiate Your First Wedding (and Why You’d Want To)

You don’t need to go to seminary to officiate a wedding. In fact, depending on where you live, it may take only a few clicks of a mouse. Here’s everything you need to know about officiating your first wedding, from getting ordained to writing the ceremony — and why you’d …

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5 Cheap(ish) Things for Cold Weather Running

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Sign up here to get tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life delivered to your inbox. Welcome to winter, my favorite time of year to run! No sweating through my running top, no sun trying to burn my scalp — well, …

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Time magazine says the US ‘remains a free and fair press’

Despite the White House ramping up its rhetoric, the United States remains a free and fair press, Ben Goldberger the assistant managing editor of Time magazine told CNBC on Wednesday. The year 2018 has been marked by manipulation, abuse of truth, along with efforts by governments to instigate mistrust of …

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H.E.R. Slips Out from the Shadows With Five Grammy Nominations

H.E.R. — the stage name of the R&B singer who earned a star-making five Grammy nominations Friday morning — stands for “having everything revealed.” In fact, the 21-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind the project, Gabriella Wilson, is notable for her lack of exposure: For years, she’s played the enigmatic artist, …

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How to Finally Write Your Nonfiction Book

“I’d like to write a book someday.” Like many writers, I said this for years before finally deciding to commit to the long and grueling process of publishing my first book, which is about personal finance. Most authors would probably agree that writing a book is one of the most …

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2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Women Lead the Way

The rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the list of nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards announced Friday, but right behind them is a crop of young and less heralded artists, notably women, after years of friction about diversity, including a major dust-up over gender representation after the last …

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Grammy Nominee Brandi Carlile Has ‘Never Won Anything, Not Even a Karaoke Contest’

Since 2005, the folk and Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has quietly put out albums that are well-received by critics and her fairly modest fan base — Barack Obama included — and that was enough for her. She landed the occasional song on a big soundtrack, and in 2015 she was …

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Christian Right Aided the Ascent of Republican in Disputed North Carolina Race

WASHINGTON — On election night, in the back room of an exclusive country club outside of Charlotte, N.C., Mark Harris, a pastor turned politician, gathered a small group of friends and advisers to pray as they waited for the results. A longtime friend and fellow pastor, Mike Whitson, assured Mr. …

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Apple iPhone XS review: The luxury-upgrade iPhone – CNET

There are too many iPhones. Or, maybe there’s just one new iPhone, in several step-up flavors. The iPhone XS and XS Max, along with the iPhone XR, are Apple’s three new 2018 iPhones. But looking back on them now, in December, they have a lot more in common than you …

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Motorola Moto G6 review: A budget phone shouldn’t be this good – CNET

Editors’ note, Dec. 7: Currently in the US, Best Buy sells the Motorola Moto G6 unlocked for just $200 if you activate it on a carrier at the time of purchase. Amazon sells a Prime Exclusive version of the Moto G6 for $240. Both of these come with 32GB of storage …

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How to Accept a Compliment — Even if It’s From Yourself

Pumping yourself up after a big win can feel a little awkward. You want to acknowledge good work, but you don’t want to feel arrogant. It’s that tricky balance of quietly reveling in a job well done without coming off as … well, a jerk. Despite that awkwardness, getting credit …

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Can We Stop Suicides?

In May of 2017, Louise decided that her life was just too difficult, so she’d end it. In the previous four years, three siblings and a half-sibling had died, two from disease, one from fire and one from choking. Close friends had moved away. She felt painfully, unbearably alone. It …

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He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown. Mr. …