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TripAdvisor’s ‘Just For You’ Feature to Offer Curated Results



TripAdvisor unveiled on Tuesday its “Just For You” feature, which personalizes results based on user preferences.

The company aims to shift its customers away from a one-size-fits-all search experience, and bring them results that adapt and improve over time based on the user.

“Just For You” recommends hotels based on personal data, such as where users have previously traveled. New search results will also vary depending on…

7 Tips for Using Social Media During Conferences



So, you’re attending a conference. You’ve paid the entrance fee, put on the best outfit ever, grabbed a big stack of business cards and made sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date.

The one piece of the conference puzzle I can almost guarantee you’re missing? Social media.

With the rise of platforms like Twitter and Instagram, it’s easier than ever for conference organizers to put their in-person events online in real time. And while this is great promotion for the conference, it’s good for…

Esquire Names Penelope Cruz ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’



Penelope Cruz is Esquire‘s “sexiest woman alive.”

Cruz, 40, is the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Previous honorees include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson.

The Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Vanilla Sky actress tells Esquire that she had “an attraction to drama” in her teens and 20s but “could not be less interested now.”

Cruz is keeping quiet about her personal life….

Can All U.S. Hospitals Safely Treat Ebola?



A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus, as health officials insist is possible.

Even in the United States, with the best conditions and protective gear available, mistakes can happen that expose more people to Ebola, the new case reveals.

On Sunday, the federal Centers for Disease…

A Reddit Minecraft Community Talked a Teen Out of Suicide



Reddit users in a general discussion thread in a Minecraft subreddit helped convince a teen not to commit suicide on Sunday.

After posting his intent to take his own life, Redditor NotARomanGuy was flooded with messages and comments from other users on r/UltraHardcore who encouraged him to rethink his decision.

In his initial note, NotARomanGuy identifies himself by his Minecraft handle, CaesarOctavius, and details his lengthy…

The ‘Work/Life Balance’ Misnomer: Is Work/Life ‘Integration’ the New Norm?



The Monday-through-Friday, nine-to-five is a pipe dream.

For employees in “traditional” jobs — office jobs with set, weekday hours — today’s status quo of ever-connectedness means that work often creeps into personal life (and vice versa): We often find ourselves taking personal calls at work, or sneaking peeks at an oh-so-urgent Excel file on our phones in the middle of family movie night. And for employees without a set schedule — surgeons, entrepreneurs, entertainers and countless other…

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What You Need to Know About the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack



JPMorgan Chase revealed Thursday that it had sustained a cyberattack that compromised the contact information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. Experts say that it’s a crisis situation for the bank, though it’s uncertain what the hackers will do with the stolen data.

“It’s fresh, it’s huge, and it’s a target list of people who qualify for Chase accounts,” Tod Beardsley, engineering manager at security firm Rapid7, told Mashable in an email. “This last piece of…

How Advertisers Track You on Your Mobile Phone



If you’ve ever searched for something on Amazon, and then saw multiple online ads for that product over the next few days, you’ve seen how advertisers can use your personal data

On desktop, that’s a fairly straightforward process: A website uses cookies to track you wherever you go

As the infographic, below, explains, mobile is a lot different:

Mobile Tracking

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Giants’ Tight End Admits to Benching Himself on his Fantasy Football Team



Larry Donnell is fantastic at actual football but horrendous at fantasy football.

Anyone following the tight end’s massive 2014 season knows that over the first 5 weeks of play Donnell has emerged as a fantasy football dynamo. He’s a must-start in all leagues and has been a godsend to those lucky enough to have picked him up.

Too bad nobody told Larry Donnell that.

The New York Giant tight end admitted on Wednesday that he benched…

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Week 2: A New Leader Emerges



Last week, after the at home audience chimed in, four couple found themselves in hot water after the first dances of the season: Leah and Artem, despite having some of the highest judges scores; Betsy and Tony; Michael and Emma; and Keo and Lolo faced jeopardy of going home

Ultimately, Lolo and Keo met their demise, and while we couldn’t help but have sympathy for first-time pro Keo’s early exit, the show must go on and that it did.