Facebook's Sandberg now one of world's youngest billionaires
Sheryl Sandberg's fortune surpassed $1 billion Tuesday after Facebook closed at a record. The chief operating officer of the world's most popular social-networking service owns about 12.3 million shares of the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company.
The Internet's 25 worst passwords, and what they say about you
So in the spirit of educational password-shaming, here's SplashData's list of this year's 25 worst passwords, along with our own expert analysis of what each one says about the sort of person who uses it.
World's richest 85 people now worth same amount as poorest 3.5 billion
We've long known that life isn't fair and that the world's wealth is unevenly distributed. But the latest factoid from Oxfam on global poverty and inequality is breathtaking. In a new report, the nonprofit reports that just 85 people - the richest of the world's rich - hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion.
Is a wearable bracelet that measures your sun exposure actually useful?
The June bracelet, announced at the Consumer Electronic Show this month on and out later this year, tracks a user's sun exposure and syncs with an app on iDevices via Bluetooth to monitor UV intensity, recommend appropriate SPF, give skincare advice based on how much time a user spends in the sun, and even give warnings when a user has caught too many rays.
Study: Money is addictive
There's a fundamental principle in economics that applies to food, clothing and even all those shiny tech gadgets that start with the letter "i": The more of them we have, the less we value them. But that may not be true when it comes to money.
Hackers probably attacked companies beyond Target, report says
Hacking attacks like those that siphoned credit-card data from Target and Neiman Marcus are probably part of an unprecedented assault on a larger number of retailers, according to a security company working with the government.
Five myths about Chris Christie
Everybody thinks they know Chris Christie. With his big mouth and bigger personality, the New Jersey governor has had no problem attracting national attention. But false narratives are already growing up around him - and are at risk of multiplying as we head toward the 2016 presidential race. So let's set the record straight on a few myths.
Rules for babies in restaurants
"Maybe Don't Bring Your Baby to a 3-Star Restaurant," Jezebel suggests, in response to a kerfuffle over a Chicago couple bringing their 8-month-old to the ultraexclusive restaurant Alinea because their babysitter canceled.
In major shift, Washington residents strongly support legalizing marijuana
Support for legalizing marijuana has expanded dramatically in the nation's capital, with residents who were split evenly on the issue four years ago now favoring sales of the drug for personal use by a margin of almost two to one, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Abortion clinic buffer zone questioned by Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court justices Wednesday voiced doubt about a Massachusetts law that creates a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinic entrances in a case that tests the balance between speech rights and free access for patients.
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