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The Traditional Laptop Is Dead

Has any recent laptop announcement excited you? Me neither. With no innovations on the horizon, laptop makers should focus on making them sturdier …

Consumer Tech

Scared by Facebook? Wait Till Millennials Are Selling Their Data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.<p>The 23-year-old graduate student from Paris is researching the commercial use of personal information …

Privacy

‘Päntsdrunk’ Is the Scandinavian Wellness Trend We Need Right Now

Hygge isn’t for everyone. I personally don’t understand how what is essentially a Pinterest board made up of 98 percent Anthropologie leads to better health and happiness. (There’s a good chance I have misinterpreted hygge.) But just as I thought we'd moved away from the aggressive application of …

Black Mirror

Coca-Cola Just Started Selling Its First Alcoholic Drink Ever

The 132-year wait is over.<p>Monday marks the launch of the first alcoholic Coca-Cola product in company history, but only a small group of people will …

Alcohol

Forget flying taxis and hyperloops, this is the real future of transport

On March 18, 2018, Elaine Herzberg was killed by an autonomous car being tested by Uber in Tempe, Arizona. A subsequent preliminary investigation by …

World Health Organization

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

Hudson River

How to build a brand with purpose, according to 5 entrepreneurs who just won big money doing so

It’s no longer good enough to be in business for yourself alone — if it ever was in the first place.<p>Corporate social responsibility is more important than it’s ever been, and consumers — especially younger consumers— are much more cognizant of a corporation’s purpose than they’ve ever been. But …

Entrepreneurship

If consumers aren’t consuming, what are they doing? How experience is disrupting retail.

Is the high street dead? Not yet. Nor will it be any time soon as retail evolves with the truly irresistible merging of physical and digital. …

Customer Experience

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

‘Warmth spreads across my shoulders. I feel a quiet buzz’<p>In 'the raisin meditation' you spend five minutes studying a raisin with all your senses, then eat it<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your …

Mindfulness

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

The Customer Journey: What Comes Next

No matter how simple or complex, virtually every customer journey can be distilled into four classic elements.<p>Awareness<br>• Search<br>• Evaluation<br>• Commitment<p>The paths differ, the touchpoints differ, and individual journeys are shaded with all the erratic, incongruous, and inconsistent behavior consumers …

Customer Experience

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Eat this with that: the foods that work together to boost your nutrients

Kale and leafy greens are enlivened by a squeeze of citrus; a salad is improved immeasurably by olive oil dressing and a morning bowl of cereal given a lift by a glass of orange juice on the side. These are classic combinations - but they are also examples of a new area of interest in nutrition, …

Nutrition

People With ‘Too Many Interests’ More Likely to be Successful, According to Research

The most comprehensive case that has ever been made for why nearly everyone should become a polymath in a modern knowledge economy<p><i>“Jack of all</i> …

Why Should You Replace Customer Segmentation with Machine Learning? | Oracle Profit Magazine

<b>Machine learning algorithms are far more effective than segmenting customers to personalize the customer experience.</b><p><i>By Eva Michel, Oracle …

Machine Learning

ZTE says export ban will ‘severely impact’ its survival

It’s been a hell of a week for ZTE. News Monday that it was being hit with a seven-year export ban sent the company scrambling. The Chinese handset maker suspended its earnings report and reportedly sent its lawyers to meet with Google to see if anything could be worked out about a punishment that …

Forget That Product You're Working On. What's Really Going to Sell in the Future Is ... Services.

"Do-it-for-me" is the next evolution of the on-demand economy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s consumers value their time more than ever. With the proliferation of on-demand apps, there is virtually no need to wait in lines or even to leave your house if you’re …

4 Biggest Takeaways from Netflix's Earnings Call

The company shared its first quarter earnings report.<p>Netflix had a stellar quarter. The streaming giant shared its first quarter earnings report on …

David Letterman

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

Michael Goolaerts' death raises question as to why so many cyclists suffer heart attacks

Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who died of cardiac arrest during the Paris-Roubaix race, was just the latest rider to die of a heart attack. This …

White America still sees Cardi B as its brown girl “bestie”

When does approval shade into condescension?<p>“There’s no way they’re going to write good skits for her,” my coworker remarked, when it was announced …

Mark Zuckerberg is losing friends in Silicon Valley

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the most prominent of Silicon Valley’s billionaires. Now, his peers seems to be turning against him.<p>In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, tech titans like Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook have taken shots at Zuckerberg and his …

Nollywood, Sony Pictures join forces for TV series on all-female African army

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> A first time collaboration between an American TV production studio and Nollywood has been announced.<p>Sony Pictures Television will co-develop three TV projects -- including a series on a 19th-century all-female African force -- with Nigerian network EbonyLife, one of the …

Africa

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

These are the verbs that should never appear on your resume — and what to use instead

Your resume isn't a place for modesty; it's a chance to show companies all the awesome things you've done — and what you can do for them if given a chance. Take the opportunity to liven things up a bit. Weak, vague or overused verbs can actually diminish the excellent work you did at your last job, …

Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

Take Care of Your Mental Health with a Science-Driven App: Moodnotes

Moodnotes is an app I’m passionate about sharing with others, because it provides a service millions of people need for the price of a latte. Healthcare in America sucks; and, even more so, mental healthcare is not readily available or affordable to the vast majority of people. But it’s so …

Mental Health

11 things millennials do completely differently from their parents

Everyone loves to hate millennials.<p>The Pew Research Center recently defined this generation as people born between 1981 and 1996. And boy, are they shaking things up.<p>They're killing industries left and right, from napkins to diamond rings. They're marrying later and starting nontraditional …