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Kanban and Agile saved our house

“Call the doctor.” “Did you call the doctor today?” “Don’t forget to call the doctor today.” With nine week old twins at home, there has never been a …

Project Management

Here's how an artist built a 2,000-gallon lake in an art gallery

Toronto-based artist Steve Driscoll has 25 solo exhibitions to his name, but only one that requires a pair of wellies. <i>Recovered Shores,</i> on now until …

Art Galleries

Could Farm-To-Table Be Sustainable If Big Ag Becomes Local Ag?

When I was in Texas recently, I noticed that a lot of roads were titled “FM” with a number. I inquired as to the meaning and was informed that it stood for ‘farm-to-market’. This is a phrase we have been hearing a lot of lately with the hipster chic restaurants taking hold; more specifically …

A $1,000 garden igloo promises to transform your backyard into a year-round paradise

The all-weather dome can act as a Jacuzzi cover, greenhouse, play space, garden shed, or a gazebo.<p>The stylish pop-up style igloo features a transparent, cold-resistant cover that is made from recyclable PVC plastic tubing. It's also super easy to assemble.<p>For sale by a Germany-based design company, …

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

The Brain

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

world's

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

Your impulse buys are costing Amazon a fortune

You don't really need that $12 package of Kleenex tissues to arrive in 48 hours, yet you insist on ordering it through Amazon Prime. You have no idea how much it's costing.<p>All right, fine, let's not feel bad for the world's biggest online retailer. After all, Amazon lets its Prime membership …

eCommerce

Meg Whitman: We just signed a big deal to help Microsoft sell its Amazon-killer cloud

HPE is going to partner with Microsoft to sell Microsoft's cloud, Azure, HPE CEO Meg Whitman told analysts on the quarterly conference call on Tuesday.<p>She said that HP "reached an agreement with Microsoft" in which HP will sell Microsoft Azure as its "preferred cloud alternative." In exchange, HP …

Opinion: 10 things Americans fear far more than global warming

Last year a Gallup survey said only 36% of Americans think global warming will ever “pose a serious threat to their way of life in their lifetime.” …

Chapman University

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

9 Stealth Travel Masks for a Facial at 35,000 Feet

Whether you find yourself headed over the river and through the woods or jetting to a tropical oasis this weekend, the effect is often the same: Planes, trains, and automobiles tend to make even the most seasoned travelers look a little lackluster. In recent years, turning a long-haul flight into …

Marco Rubio’s nutty end-times fantasy: The real ISIS history Rubio and Ted Cruz just can’t understand

GOP candidates talk about “radical Islam” and a “clash of civilizations.” They don’t even know what they don’t know<p>In the days immediately following 9/11, George W. Bush's approval skyrocketed from the 50 percent range it had been hovering around to a stratospheric 91 percent. Now, the entire GOP …

The 50 most powerful people in the world

It isn't just wealth. And it isn't just control over people or resources. No, <i>true power</i> is a potent combination of money and influence that enables people to help shape the world. But only a select group of people really possess the economic and political clout to effect global change. For better …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's next big payday depends on Windows and the cloud

Thanks to his early success in the almost two years he's been in the company's top job, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $18.3 million in total compensation during the most recent fiscal year, representing 120% of his target compensation.<p>In a regulatory filing today, Microsoft released more …

Book review: climate change, what everyone needs to know | John Abraham

‘Climate Change, What Everyone Needs to Know’ is the climate primer you’ve been waiting for<p>A new book makes the case that those who understand the basics of climate change and clean energy will be the “smart money” in the coming years. Those who don’t, however, will make bad decisions for …

Rubio is wrong about Islam and doesn’t even understand his own Nazi analogy

Marco Rubio has decided to play the taunt-Islam game for fun and political profit. He has decided to say (or to put it in Rubio terms, somebody has convinced him to say) that if you don’t say we’re at war with “Radical Islam,” then you’re appeasing the terrorists. Saying “Radical Jihadists” just …

London's insane housing crisis is going to drive out 26,000 families EVERY YEAR

In a report titled "Future of Sub-Market Housing" circulated to media on Monday, Savills estimates that an extra 70,000 households a year will be unable to rent or buy property at the market rate nationwide. That equates to an extra 350,000 people who will need government assistance just to find a …

Big Data Is Only Half the Data Marketers Need

For marketers, truly valuable customer data comes in two forms: thick data and big data. Thick data is generated by ethnographers, anthropologists, and others adept at observing human behavior and its underlying motivations. Big data is generated by the millions of touchpoints companies have with …

Management

Artificial skin senses touch and heat

Photograph: Bao Research Group/ Stanford University<p>Artificial skin with electronic mechanoreceptors. Photograph: Bao Research Group/ Stanford …

Nanotech

The urban ultimatum: what should our future cities be like?

The landscape has changed radically in the decade that LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme has travelled the world – but the questions it explores are more important than ever, writes <b>Deyan Sudjic</b><p>Outside the echo chamber of religious fanaticism of all descriptions, this is not a moment in which the …

Urbanism

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

U.S. officials: Paris attackers left little trace

<b>(CNN) —</b> Multiple U.S. officials tell CNN none of the individuals identified so far in the Paris attacks have been on any U.S. watch-lists, raising new questions about how effectively the U.S. and its allies are able to track foreign fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq.<p>U.S. intelligence analysts …

Encryption

Why the GOP disagreement with Obama on Syria is less than it appears

President Obama complained Monday that Republicans’ proposals on what to do about the Islamic State terror group are largely the same things he’s already doing.<p>For the most part, he’s right. The United States has long been conducting airstrikes, sending military advisers to the region and working …

Graphic Design Trends Fading in 2015

To say that graphics are the fabrication of visual statement won’t be wrong at all. It is an art of combining ideas, pictures as well as texts into …

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

Innovation

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …

The GOP’s deadly, broken history: Why last week’s Paris attacks prove yet again that George W. Bush didn’t “keep us safe”

“He kept us safe” isn’t just a bad excuse for devastating foreign policy decisions. It’s an affront to history<p>In a perfect world, all former members of the Bush administration, specifically former President Bush, along with Dick Cheney and the administration's national security czars, should've …

The 2015 El Niño just crossed into record territory

It's been likened to Godzilla for a reason — the 2015 El Niño event, which can be found amid overheated waters of the central and eastern Pacific …