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Allie Caren

Allie Caren appears in the following:

James Brown's Daughter Recalls A Painful Childhood in 'Cold Sweat'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Reviewer Richard Torres calls Yamma Brown's new memoir of her father a valuable, warts-and-all portrait of a troubled icon — and the way the cycle of abuse can turn through famous families.

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Tech Week: 'Good' IT People, Women Quit Engineering, Tom Hanks App

Saturday, August 16, 2014

This week in tech, we read IT people need to be half technologist, half psychologist; more and more women are leaving the engineering field; and Tom Hanks created an app for the hipster in all of us.

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Digital To-Do Lists Are Fine, But What Really Motivates Us?

Friday, August 15, 2014

There are many apps and services to encourage us to do all that we set out (and want) to do — walk the dog, call our mom, eat healthier. But is a reminder, or an alert, enough?

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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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Tech Week: Hackers Meet, FCC's 1.1 Million Comments, Gmail Scans

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The FCC made more than 1 million net neutrality comments available, hackers gathered to talk about home appliances that might be spies, and Google scans your "Gmails" for child pornography.

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Lev Grossman: A 'Magician' Grows Up

Saturday, August 09, 2014

NPR's Petra Mayer sees the sights at San Diego Comic-Con with Magicians Trilogy author Lev Grossman — and discusses what happens when wizardly kids have to face an adult world, without mentors.

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Weekly Innovation: 3-D Printed Fashion For Your Feet

Thursday, July 31, 2014

You can use a 3-D printer to craft yourself a cellphone case, a toy car or a new trachea. This week's innovation introduces 3-D printed high heels, and the print-and-wear fad as a growing trend.

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Weekly Innovation: Get Moving, While Seated At Your Desk

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stuck sitting, hunched over a computer every day from 9-5? Don't have access to a treadmill desk or an elevated, standing desk? This week's innovation is Cubii, the seated, office-friendly elliptical.

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Temporary Tenants Give Luxury Homes A Lived-In Look

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A home-staging company fills vacant properties to make them more attractive to prospective buyers. The occupants pay for the privilege of living the high life — even for a short while.

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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."

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How Much Time Do You Spend On Your Smartphone? Let's See

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This week's innovation pick: a mobile app that's designed to quantify your iPhone usage. It keeps tabs on how much you're using your phone and updates you throughout the day.

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A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.

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A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.

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Tech Week: The Facebook Fail, Internet 2025 And Fondue Footwear

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for Facebook's "poorly communicated" secret user-testing, Reading Rainbow sets a Kickstarter record, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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These Bathroom Lights Tell You Where It's OK To Go

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This week's innovation pick: green and red lights that show if stalls are occupied. The lights are designed to cut wait time, provide privacy and collect data — all for a better bathroom experience.

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Redefining What It Means To Talk In The Age Of Smartphones

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Why talk when we can text? For many, our phones are a habit — a bad one — and only a small number of us realize it. Our voices are a way to express and define ourselves; a text message can't do that.

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