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Your 5 Totally Achievable Security Resolutions for the New Year

Whether you've never thought about your personal security at all before, or you've been meaning to clean some things up for awhile now, 2017 is the …

Transatlantic trade deal 'not realistic' under Trump, German official says

Official says there is no hope for TTIP deal following US election and lays out ‘pragmatic’ plans for continuing US-German relationship<p>Hopes of a transatlantic trade deal have been abandoned following Donald Trump’s election to the US presidency, a senior German official said on Tuesday.<p>Speaking as …

Europe

The salesman who could afford a Ferrari when he was 24

<b>For a mobile phone salesman who was so successful he was able to buy himself a Ferrari for his 24th birthday, Jacyn Heavens didn't have the most auspicious of starts.</b><p>Three years earlier, in 2004, after previously working in insurance, he had got his first job selling the handsets.<p>And things did not …

England's Most Eccentric Sports-Car Maker Launches the Bristol Bullet

It’s been two years since we first told you about the plans of Bristol, arguably Britain’s most eccentric low-volume sports-car maker, to build a new model. Back then, we were told that the company was planning its relaunch for 2015, and that the new car would have a hybrid powertrain.<p>Neither of …

The secret to getting the salary you deserve

Here's how to get that pay rise.<p>Sam Barnes was a consultant at a digital marketing agency for two years before he started to feel that he wasn’t making quite enough money.<p>“I wasn’t being badly paid, but I felt a little bit undervalued,” said Barnes, 26, who lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the …

Learning how to write cold emails that get responses is an invaluable skill in the workplace

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Sending out a cold email can feel like you're sending your request or inquiry into a virtual black hole, especially when you don't receive a …

New York City

Use of police robot to kill Dallas shooting suspect believed to be first in US history

Police’s lethal use of bomb-disposal robot in Thursday’s ambush worries legal experts who say it creates gray area in use of deadly force by law enforcement<p>For what experts are calling the first time in history, US police have used a robot in a show of lethal force. Early Friday morning, Dallas …

Law Enforcement

‘Welcome to hell’: Violence rocks Rio a month before Olympics

By Dom Phillips<p>, Correspondent<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — A month before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America’s first Olympic Games, two cellphone videos have brought home the grim reality of rising violence in the city's teeming favelas — the poor communities that are home to almost a quarter of its population.<p>…

Brazil

Follow the 70-20-10 Model to Train Your Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s rapidly evolving workplace requires employees to constantly upgrade their skills. They must be equipped to find knowledge quickly, be proficient with technology and be able to interact and collaborate using a variety of …

Employee Engagement

How to access the Dark Web using Tor

A complete tutorial for accessing the Dark Web using Tor on Linux, Mac and Windows PCs<p>The Deep Web (or Invisible web) is the set of information …

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

I tried a coding workshop and created a web app in a day -- here's what I learned

Before embarking on any coding, Argent asked us what problem we wanted to solve and how we wanted to solve it.<p>Photo: Supplied.<p>I suggested an app …

The 49 best educational websites and apps to learn new stuff for free

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>my private newsletter</i><i>.</i><p>Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, …

World's oldest computer from 60BC predicted future, new study says

The world's first computer, which is about 2,000 years old, wasn't just used by ancient Greeks to chart the movement of the sun, moon and planets - it was also a fortune telling device, say researchers.<p>The 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator, the Antikythera Mechanism, is a system of intricate …

Research

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

The hands behind the heritage: inside the Burberry factory in Yorkshire

At the luxury brand’s Castleford factory women make light work of stitching 5,000 trenchcoats a week, each selling for £1,100<p>Using swift, sure strokes, Amanda’s strong fingers, one tipped with a thimble, push a needle through tough gaberdine fabric.<p>After more than 20 years in Burberry’s factory in …

Luxury Lifestyle