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Modern-Day Tipping Dilemmas

When it comes to a barista or an Uber driver, whether or how much to tip isn't so clear cut. Here's how to navigate new tipping practices.

DipJar: The Humble Coffeehouse Tip Jar Goes High-Tech

We've all been there: You wait in a long line at a busy coffee shop, you pay for your coffee with a credit card, and notice a lowly tip jar sitting on the counter. Without cash, there was no way to show your appreciation for that kick-ass cup o' joe. That's where the DipJar comes in.

Starbucks Tells Baristas to Slow Down

Your morning coffee just got a little slower. Starbucks (SBUX) is telling its baristas to slow down the preparation of drinks in order to counter the image of a hot drinks assembly line. Under new guidelines for stores in the U.S. and Canada, baristas will only be allowed to work on no more than two drinks at any time, The Wall Street Journal said.