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Snag This: Nook Tablets on Sale Through Mother’s Day

Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablets have long been overshadowed by Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad, but the company has gone to great lengths to get its products into the hands of consumers. Its most recent effort to bolster sales sees the price of its tablets slashed tremendously, down $50 for each of its Nook ...

Canadian Colleges Look to Be an Affordable Option for U.S. Students

As members of the class of 2017 prepare for college, the cost of attending a U.S. university is the biggest concern of both students and parents. The average student loan is $26,000 and as post-graduation opportunities look bleak, reducing reliance on loans should be a priority for students entering college. Many students begin their studies ...

Trusted Contacts on Facebook Hold the Keys to Your Account

A new Facebook feature is putting your account’s security in the hands of your most trusted friends. Working as a password recovery tool, Trusted Contacts allows you to set up additional security for situations where you find yourself locked out of your account. It started off as a test feature in 2011, but is now ...

3 Savings Methods That Help You Get What You Want

Whether you want to save up for the latest gadget, future travels, or to fund hobbies, finding effective savings methods is often the most difficult task you’ll encounter when attempting to hold on to money. More often than not, you’ll cut down on your spending by attempting to be frugal for a short amount of ...

41% of Recent College Graduates Overqualified for Current Job

A new survey has found that 41 percent of recent college graduates find themselves in work that does not require a college degree. Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, surveyed 1,005 new workers who graduated in 2011 and 2012 (without going to graduate school) to compare job realities with the expectations of the ...

Quick Tip: Curb Your Appetite with the ‘Apple Rule’

In many circles, the term “Apple Rule” may be associated with accounting tricks used by tech companies to record sales in real time. But for the purpose of this tip, the term will be used to help those with over-eating issues fight hunger pangs. It’s one of the most important rules from food journalist and ...

Google Now for the iPhone Takes on Siri

Google Now for the iPhone Takes on Siri

Google Now, the search giant’s mobile assistant, has officially made its way to the iPhone in the latest update to the Google Search app for iOS. Up until now, the feature was only available on Android devices running version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or higher. The tool uses information gathered from your location and browsing history ...