Mark Abadi

10 Amazing Moments in Microsoft’s History, From Its Founding to Desktop Dominance to Today

Here’s how the software company, founded on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, paved the way for personal computing and dominated the market. Microsoft is the company that made personal computers mainstream, with one in almost every … Continue reading

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A couple swears by a yearly 4-page ‘relationship contract’ — here’s what psychologists have to say about it

Romantic relationships tend to involve a lot of guesswork and spontaneity. To be more intentional about goals and plans, a New York Times writer and her partner sign a “relationship contract” every year. Psychologists and relationship experts say the method … Continue reading

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In a backlash against super-expensive ceremonies, more people are throwing ‘microweddings’ — here’s how to pull it off

The average cost of a wedding ceremony in America is $35,329, according to The Knot. ‘Microweddings’ are wedding ceremonies planned on a smaller, more budget-friendly scale than the average 141-person wedding. By simply reducing the number of guests invited, thousands … Continue reading

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9 parenting lessons we’ve learned from Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton doesn’t let constant royal engagements stop her from being a hands-on mother. The Duchess insists on doing everything on her own rather than relying on a nanny to take care of her children. From protecting her kid’s privacy … Continue reading

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A Disney princess reveals what her job is really like

Becoming a Disney princess is surprisingly difficult — only 30 out of 600 women are chosen. Princesses don’t have any say in the characters they are given. Hair must appear natural and you must always have your nails clipped. Disney … Continue reading

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A psychotherapist explains how to use your anxiety to improve your performance at work

It is healthy to experience anxiety in a range of workplace situations, from making a presentation to asking for a raise. Often, anxious energy can result in reduced concentration and visible nervousness. Instead, try to use this energy as fuel … Continue reading

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Regular people went undercover in an Atlanta jail as part of an experiment — and found one of the scariest aspects of life behind bars comes from the guards

On A&E’s “60 Days In,” nine law-abiding citizens went undercover in Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail. They found one of the scariest, and most dehumanizing, elements of life behind bars is raids by the guards, who are searching for weapons or … Continue reading

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