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Program Recognizes Frustration Better Than People Do

The difference between delight and frustration seems pretty clear, yet a computer program can tell the difference between delighted and frustrated faces better than people can, according to a new study.  Full story

Video-game players solve scientific puzzle

  Gamers figure out the mysterious molecular structure of a monkey-virus enzyme using a software program called Foldit.  Msnbc.com's Alan Boyle reports.

Web users embrace 'Internet Kissing Machine'

  A device that simulates the feeling of a kiss is being controlled by a computer program and called the "Internet Kissing Machine" where the video is proving to be a web hit. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Keep track of what you spend each month with a pencil and paper, computer programs such as Excel and Quicken or websites like www.mint.com. This is an easy way to identify those areas you can cut back on without impacting the quality of your life.