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Pop & HissThanks to Fox's freshman hit show, "Glee," now even your grandmother knows the definition of a mash-up. Of course, the craze for cut-and-pasting songs has roots in decades-old music practices, and mash-up mania is more than 10 years in the......
Booster ShotsAnyone who has cleaned a house -- really cleaned a house -- knows that all that elbow grease can translate into a fairly good calorie burn. But what if you could combine cleaning with an actual workout, targeting muscle groups......
L.A. NOWA consortium of Los Angeles-area charter schools has won a $60-million grant to develop a new teacher evaluation system based at least partly on student test scores. The grant, part of $335 million in related awards announced today by the......
L.A. Times Tech BlogAs long as there has been e-commerce, there has been Cyber Monday. But is that old gem of the new economy endangered?...
Money & CompanyHere's your Cyber Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Yup, Cyber Monday is here, and our pals at the National Retail Federation say it's going to be a busy one. Nearly 100 million people are expected to......
L.A. Times Tech BlogComScore this morning reported that online retailers racked up $887 million in sales on Cyber Monday, up 5% from last year. The amount is the highest single-day online spending on record after Dec. 9, 2008, when consumers splurged the exact same amount,...
Reporting from New YorkWhen it comes to dining like a Gotham insider, you probably know all about food trucks and the secret speakeasies. But what about pop-up restaurants? Born of the flailing economy, pop-up restaurants arrived on the New York scene a little more than a year...
Booster ShotsBill and Melinda Gates announced today in Davos, Switzerland, that their foundation would donate $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines to the world's poorest countries. The donation could save as many as......
Daily DishRain was pouring down when the doorbell rang. âSomething in this package smells like itâs burning," the UPS driver told me as he handed over the bulky package. I checked the return address. "You know why? It's hickory-smoked bacon from......
Booster ShotsBritish researchers have devised a way to capture vaccines in a glass-like membrane composed of sugar, a feat that could eliminate the need for refrigeration of vaccines and revolutionize their distribution in the developing world. Tests have shown that...
Idol TrackerSimon Cowell was on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Monday. The interview was revealing in a way that went way beyond Cowell's gaping neckline. Leno grilled Cowell about whether or not he'd been grumpier than usual this year while judging "American...
The Wall Street JournalLANDOVER, Md. — Vexed that some 30 percent of driver candidates flunk its traditional training, United Parcel Service Inc. is moving beyond the classroom to ready its rookies for the road. In the place of books and lectures are video games, a...
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