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Queen Elizabeth II owns every dolphin in Britain and doesn't need a driving license — here are the incredible powers you didn't know the monarchy has

Queen Elizabeth II is not like you and me.<p>Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?<p>It's true that her role as the British head of state is largely …

Family

What are The Queen’s powers?

UK Parliament (CC)<p>UK Parliament (CC)<p>The Royal Prerogative are a set number of powers and privileges held by The Queen as part of the British …

Family

Fix Your Social Media Before Looking for a Job

Most people use social media to interact with friends and family. You might connect with old classmates or former colleagues, and much of your communication on the various platforms is probably fairly innocuous.<p>Amidst your photos of vacations, fancy dinners, your children, and your pets, however, …

Social Media

A startup that makes high-tech notebooks crashed and burned on 'Shark Tank,' but business is booming

Rocketbook, a startup that makes and sells "smart" paper-and-pen notebooks that let users access their notes on the internet, crashed and burned in an episode of "Shark Tank."<p>In 2016, Jake Epstein and Joe LeMay tried to raise $400,000 at a $4 million valuation, and left without a single offer from …

Startups

You Can Send Invisible Messages With Subtle Font Tweaks

If you’re grasping for the deeper meaning of an essay or article, consider the possibility that it may not be in the words themselves, but hidden in …

Columbia University

One Thing I Regret Not Starting Sooner as a Photographer

What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we've ever been on? With the ability to reach …

Marketing

News publishers recoil at Facebook’s new political advertising rules

New Facebook rules requiring publishers’ ads for their political stories to carry a disclaimer risk “dangerously blurring the line between real …

Political Advertising

Why the electric Jaguar at the royal wedding was a symbolic step forward

Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s boundary-breaking royal wedding yesterday, the happy couple changed their ensembles for the reception. But while the prince’s smart tux and bride’s sleek dress certainly impressed, there was one detail that turned heads more than anything else: the getaway …

Royal Weddings

YouTube is making big changes to attract bigger advertisers, but some YouTube stars tell us they’re getting caught in the crossfire

1/<p>Let's start at the beginning: YouTube employees and YouTube creators historically have a complicated, but symbiotic, relationship.<p>Google<p>Over 300 …

Internet

The Chrome Browser's Website Security Warnings Are Changing

Google is changing the way information about website security is displayed to users of its Chrome browser. Currently, the URLs of websites that use HTTPS are labeled “Secure” and displayed with a lock icon in Chrome’s address bar. The label and icon are colored green. URL’s for websites that use …

IT security

Girls Turn Store Closing Into Animal Shelter Donation Event

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Helping the community and loving animals isn’t anything new for 12-year-olds Kennady, Delaney and Maggie. Last month the trio …

This app lets you send out a mental health SOS without saying a word

The cruel irony of depression is that, when things are at their worst, that’s often the time when it’s hardest to ask for help. Hannah Lucas is only …

Mental Health

How SMBs Can Thrive Using Digital Marketing

These four tips will help you lay the groundwork for an effective digital marketing strategy.<p>According to the latest census figures, there are more …

Marketing

SEO Is Way Easier Than You Think – Here’s Why

A lot of business owners are still really intimidated by SEO and the general difficulty of it. They just don’t understand all of the technical …

Google Analytics

Infographic: What belongs in your branding style guide

If you have market competition, you have to identify what makes your organization special.<p>An important part of differentiating your products is …

Public Relations

How To Speak Up Effectively When You Find Out You're Not Being Paid Fairly

Adrienne was shocked when she did a performance review for her male direct report and found out he was making the same salary she was. A veteran of the pharmaceutical industry for over fifteen years, Adrienne was his manager for just six months. This was her first opportunity to do the annual …

The Workplace

How to Tell Stories in Street Photography

Why is street photography so great– and how can we make ‘better’/more engaging photos? My suggestion: tell more engaging stories through your …

Street Photography

Why Most Meetings Suck--and 5 Things You Can Do to Make Sure Yours Don't

You can't run a company without meetings. Unfortunately, most meetings are poorly run. Here are five things to make yours better.<p>As I grew my business from a team of three people to a five-time Inc. 5000 company, I became overwhelmed by the number of meetings I was in. Not a day went by that I …

Productivity

Octopuses are not aliens, but boy are they a bunch of beautiful weirdos

A new paper raises an old, contentious idea.<p>We have to stop taking away Mother Nature’s achievements. Every time a creature is quirky or bizarre people say that it <i>must</i> be an alien, when the reality is that evolution is capable of creating some of the strangest, creepiest organisms you could ever …

Biology

What's changing and what's not under new data privacy rules

Europe's new data and privacy rules take effect a week from Friday, clarifying individual rights to the personal data collected by companies around …

Here’s why Microsoft implemented an internal carbon tax on its own employees

Microsoft is known for plenty of innovative services and products, but perhaps one lesser-known idea out of the Redmond tech giant is its internal …

Carbon Emissions

Inbound Marketing: what it is and how to integrate it with Social Networks

<b>What Is The Inbound Marketing?</b><p><b>Inbound Marketing is a methodology that consists of 4 actions, which have in each, pillars and tools that provide</b> …

Marketing

4 refreshingly simple ways to engage employees

Uninspired, lethargic, even disgruntled.<p>Do those terms describe your workforce? If so, you’re not alone.<p>Gallup’s latest “State of the Global …

Employee Engagement

Infographic: Why you should show loyal customers some love

Developing a long-term relationship with customers can be a beautiful thing.If a consumer loves your product and feels appreciated by your …

Customer Experience

Bill Gates Says Donald Trump Didn't Know HIV and HPV Were Different Things, Was Real Weird About Bill Gates' Daughter

MSNBC’s <i>All In with Chris Hayes</i> obtained and played leaked clips tonight which show Bill Gates telling a crowd about his meetings with Donald Trump. …

Donald Trump

Have a Favorite Twitter Client? It’s Probably About to Break – ProfHacker - Blogs

One of the things that’s great about social media is how hellbent all the companies seem on destroying themselves, usually in the name of …

Apps

5 Anti-Anxiety Apps You Should Try

Traditional self-help resources to help people with anxiety have included resources such as published books, and then online materials. The most …

Apps

CrowPi is a Raspberry Pi powered electronics kit packed into a tiny suitcase

Something to crow about.<p>By now, everyone and their grandmother’s aware of the scope of the Raspberry Pi. Heck, your gran’s probably got one herself. …

Raspberry Pi

GOP Member of Science Committee Thinks Rising Sea Levels are Caused By Falling Rocks

Mo Brooks is just a plain-spoken man from Alabama with some theories on climate change. Luckily, because everything is terrible, he’s a congressman …

Sea Level

Steam's app for streaming PC games to your phone works like a charm

If you’ve been dreaming of playing your favorite PC games on the toilet without actually bringing your desktop into the bathroom with you, you’re in luck. Steam’s Link app for Android, which lets you stream titles to your phone over Wi-Fi, is now available in beta on Google Play – and I’m happy to …

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