• COMPUTERS
    Are Computers Already Smarter Than Humans?

    Who’s smarter — you, or the computer or mobile device on which you’re reading this article? The answer is increasingly complex, and depends on definitions in flux. Computers are certainly more adept at solving quandaries that benefit from their unique skillset, but humans hold the edge on tasks that machines simply can’t perform. Not yet, […]

  • CLOTHING
    How to Stop Wasting Money on Clothes

    You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It’s a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your […]

  • Super savers: meet the coupon queen and the cashback king

    Holly Smith: ‘Brands often offer coupons on their Facebook pages.’ Holly Smith: online bargain-hunting led to life as a full-time coupon queen It has been four years since Great Yarmouth resident Smith, 32, paid full price for anything at the supermarket. “It all started one night when I couldn’t sleep,” she says. “I got up […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    New Orleans home and garden events, Sept. 23, 2017

    Learn about birdwatching on Saturday at Longue Vue House and Gardens. Shown, a Northern Cardinal. BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS: 8 a.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn the fundamentals of birding from Wendy Rihner, of the Orleans Audubon society. Binoculars required. $10. onguvue.com GROWING GARDENERS: 10 a.m. New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes for kids, Children ages […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    She sheds: The new man caves

    When her artistic pursuits grew larger than her living room could hold, Katie Locke looked to her backyard in Bradley for the solution. “I have been an artist since I can remember, and I’ve always worked on the dining room table — or a TV tray,” Locke said. “Every artist dreams of a space to […]

  • CLOTHING
    Is gender-free kids’ clothing the way forward?

    Anyone who has shopped for children’s clothes lately will know the horrors that await in many high-street stores. For girls, the palette is overwhelming pink and purple, dripping with unicorns and sappy slogans about the need to find one’s inner goddess. For boys, trucks and spaceship motifs are splattered across tops which typically come in […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Master computer science with 124 hours of training

    This bundle replaces an expensive college education, with 980 hands-on video tutorials. You learn a range of skills, from fintech with Python and R, to big data with Hadoop and Spark. Stack Commerce When the tech giants hire new talent, they invariably look for people with computer science skills. Knowing how machines think lets you […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Uber Needs a Tim Cook. Can Its New CEO Deliver?

    Some Uber observers were sarcastically relieved that new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s first meeting with employees on Wednesday went without a single sexist gaffe. That part of Uber’s history is probably behind it, given Khosrowshahi’s reputation for low-key levelheadedness and the stellar record of his former company, Expedia, in hiring women (they make up 52 percent of its staff and a quarter […]