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Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

Typography

How to Get Clients

Let’s face it – everyone is in sales. From the neighborhood babysitter who wants to pack her weekend sitting schedule to the public accountant …

Small Business

50 Companies That Get Twitter – and 50 That Don’t

Corporate tweeters need to know that they aren’t just promoting a brand or solving a problem: they are performing for an audience, supporting customers throughout their journey, and even, subtly, selling. The best, like American Airlines, make it feel natural. They have given their social media …

Gender-Neutral

The scam that earns millions, is totally legal and no one can agree on how to stop it

The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. It said they had three days to pay licensing fees to a company they had never heard of because their app violated its patented technology.<p>Haro and Hulls traced the …

Rich kids use the Internet to get ahead, and poor kids use it ‘mindlessly’

Knowledge is cheap. A few taps on a smartphone and anyone can dive into the works of Plato and Einstein, watch a lecture at Harvard or Princeton, or …

Tablets

This Michigan Farmer Made $4 Million Smuggling Rare Pez Containers into the U.S.

It was the first week of January 1994 and snow drifted across the Hungarian border into Austria. The mechanical sputter of a small car approaching …

10 Ways to Save When You're Making Minimum Wage

Not long ago, Money Talks News posted an article about how to save $1,000 by summer. It was packed with good ideas, but as one commenter mentioned, …

Personal Finance

Whistleblower reveals how fraud of Booking.com worked

<b>A whistle-blower has revealed how stolen personal data was used to con thousands of customers of one of the world's biggest hotel booking websites.</b><p>He says he was part of a fake call centre operation which had access to personal details of customers from around the world.<p>"Tom" - not his real name - …

West Yorkshire

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

Even cute penguins can't save DreamWorks

Apparently not even dancing penguins can stop the bleeding at DreamWorks Animation.<p>Shares of DreamWorks (DWA) plunged 8% Monday morning following a terrible weekend at the box office for its latest movie "Penguins of Madagascar."<p>The animated film about four penguins trying to stop an octopus …

Science: This is the catchiest song of all time

The Spice Girls released their first single, Wannabe, in 1996 but its legacy clearly lives on. Researchers at Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, and the University of Amsterdam named it the catchiest song of all time in a test of how quickly people can name a tune.<p>The …

Michael Jackson

GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan

The United States has always had a “path to citizenship.” One of my ancestors simply went to a judge in St. Louis in 1850, proved he had been here for two years since getting off the boat and renounced his allegiance to the Queen of Prussia.<p>A few decades later,<p>Congress<p>added two requirements: You …

The Toxic Chemical Potentially Lurking in Your Food

Cadmium is a metal that is released during mining and can contaminate soil. It may be harmful because it seems to spark something called oxidative stress, an imbalance in your body where antioxidants are unable to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals. This can contribute to heart …

Mark Cuban made billions from an open internet. Now he wants to kill it

After making his fortune thanks to net neutrality, Cuban is pushing to allow internet "fast lanes"<p>Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with <i>The Washington Post</i> yesterday, Cuban said …

My experience with Coin Beta in the real world

It worked, but then my unit stopped functioning<p>I don't carry around a traditional wallet. Instead, I've got a pile of cards held together with a hair-tie. I've been carrying around this "wallet" for over three years, and it's worked really well for me.<p>I preordered a Coin Beta because I was …

How to Protect Yourself From the "Epidemic" of Sleazy Debt Collectors

Some debt collectors are using illegal means to get payments. Here's how to spot such sketchy behavior and outsmart them at their own …

Personal Finance

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Online Education

No, Silicon Valley Did Not Just Recreate The Star Trek Communicator

A new startup is getting a lot of press for building the walkie talkie of the modern era. But they didn’t.<p>“The Onyx is a ‘Star Trek’ communicator for the real world,” the Verge professes. “Amazon Cloud Guru Comes Out With A Star Trek Communicator Device For Group Voice Chat,” says Forbes. The media …

Silicon Valley

Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …

Meet The Network Of Guys Making Thousands Of Dollars Tweeting As "Common White Girls"

The Twitter illuminati that made "Alex From Target" an overnight sensation can drive millions of clicks with a simple retweet.<p>Cameron Asa is a 21-year-old communications major at the University of Tennessee. He's also the owner of Tweet Like A Girl, a Twitter account with 1.2 million followers.<p>Asa …

Social Media

World's Most Asked Questions: Ten of YOUR Most Asked Questions!

Dropbox and Microsoft team up, placing Office in the cloud

Microsoft’s own cloud service takes a back seat to Dropbox in the forthcoming partnership<p>Dropbox and Microsoft are partnering to integrate Microsoft Office with the cloud-storage platform more closely than any other save Microsoft’s own OneDrive service.<p>The joint venture brings Dropbox the …

Sorry, But Saving Money Won't Make You Rich

If you think you can save your way to wealth, you’re wrong. Spending less than you make is not the path to riches. Instead, wealth comes and goes as asset prices -– real estate, stocks, and bonds -– rise and fall.<p>This is why most Americans have no shot at ever being wealthy, while the …