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Self-Tracking Apps To Help You 'Quantify' Yourself

Technology is making it easier than ever to track everything from your sleep cycles to the food you eat — and even your amino acid levels.
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From Grief Comes A Mission To Make Estate Planning Less Daunting

A Seattle widow's one-stop estate planning advice blog was inspired by her own paperwork frustrations after her husband's death. Chanel Reynolds offers a checklist of documents to prepare, a will template and a list of details to write down, like passwords to online accounts.
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Betting Site Intrade Shuts Down Under Mysterious Circumstances

The online betting market Intrade has shut down. Intrade allowed customers to wager on the outcome of events such as presidential elections. The company says all betting is on hold until it can investigate possible financial irregularities.
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In Trendy World Of Fast Fashion, Styles Aren't Made To Last

Chains like H&M and Forever 21 turn out new styles so quickly that they've been dubbed "fast fashion" retailers. While the stores reap big profits, many say the business model has hidden costs, like encouraging poor labor practices and churning out cheaply made products that quickly end up in landfills.
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Add Its Own Demise To Intrade's List Of Blown Calls

Under pressure from regulators because it allegedly crossed the line that separates investing from betting, the once popular site has ceased operations.
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Book News: Amazon Tries To Claim '.book' Domain; Publishers Fight Back

Also: the best books coming out this week; Mindy Kaling is writing another memoir; and Francine Prose explores dreams in literature.
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The Most Talked About Tech And Culture Trends At SXSW Interactive

Hardware is a hot topic this year at the Texas-based festival famous for launching startups like Twitter and Foursquare.

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