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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says Experience Does Not Matter Much (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

Good news: Sheryl Sandberg believes some things are more important in your job than experience.<p>This year, Facebook was listed as Glassdoor's top place to work in 2018, beating out other tech and social media giants by a fairly wide margin when it came to things like work environment, worker …

Sheryl Sandberg

10 Space-Saving Items That Turn Your Home or Apartment Into a Mini Gym

As nice as it is to take a class at the gym or go for a run, sometimes you just want to squeeze in a quick workout in the comfort of your own home. …

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

How to make 800 square feet feel twice the size

The greatest compliment Lauren Bradshaw received on her Mar Vista apartment came at an unlikely time: as she and her family were moving out.<p>“This place is so … tiny?” her friend said, the words echoing in the empty room. “You made it feel so big.”<p>The friend was right on the money, of course, and …

Farrow & Ball

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and …

Samsung's latest Galaxy Tab S3 tablet takes on the iPad Pro

With all due respect to the Google Pixel C ($1,590 at Amazon.com), the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 ($448 at Amazon.com) is one of the best Android tablets we've seen. The slim 9.7-incher stands out next to the Pixel C and Apple iPad Pro 9.7, with a luxe all-glass back that feels divine, albeit a bit …

Gear & Gadgets

WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

<b>Exclusive</b>: Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies<p>A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its …

Privacy

West Africa now has its own digital currency

<i>Correction: The original version of this story referred to the West African eCFA using blockchain-based technology. It does not.</i><p>Senegal will soon begin using a digital currency in 2017. It’s another opportunity for financial technology (fintech) to help emerging markets leapfrog traditional banking …

Digital Currency

Why Snapchat And Apple Don't Have A Fake News Problem

Being a control freak pays off. "It’s impossible for somebody to go rogue in Discover."<p>Facebook emerged during the US election as a central political and news source, but also a hub for hoaxes, propaganda, and outright fake news — an issue that brought wide criticism and concern from figures …

4 Qualities That Make an Agile Leader

Recent research has determined the importance of "learning agility," a set of leadership behaviors that help drive innovation and a grow a company's bottom line.<p>Your company may value leadership that's resilient, adaptable, and flexible, but do you truly possess those attributes? While these are …

Leadership

50 top packing tips

<b>Know the baggage restrictions</b><p>Telegraph Travel has compiled full and up-to-date details of the hand baggage restrictions required by each UK airline.<p>1. Note the number of bags you can check in. In most cases it is one or two pieces per person. You can check up to three on easyJet but don’t get …

5 secret ways you can control your phone using Google search on your computer

Late last week, I wondered in a post how it was possible that I had gone for so long without knowing about an awesome little Google Maps trick. Using …

5 Trends Spotted At The Olympics Of Product Design

Jurors analyze the big takeaways of the 2015 Red Dot Awards in Essen, Germany.<p>Put almost 5,000 products and 38 opinionated design experts in close quarters for one week and then stand back. That’s what the organizers of the Red Dot Awards did this year in Essen, Germany, where I was a juror in the …

MacBook Pro

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Time Management

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The New Hotness

The smartphone to beat this season is the Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s slim, stylish, and powerful, a mashup between the previous Galaxy S series with the original iPod Touch. It’s well-made and unique, a combination rarely found in cellphones these days and it is as far from the Galaxy S5 as the T-1000 …

Phones

You can now control Chromecasts with your TV remote

Chromecast has always been one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get streaming services onto your TV, but a major drawback has been having to control everything with your smartphone or laptop. Not any more, it seems: Google has apparently released a firmware update that lets Chromecast users …

Another Reason To Upgrade To Latest iOS - A $300 Device Can Pop Open Old iPhone PIN Locks

When Apple released iOS 8.1.1 in November, it closed off a glaring vulnerability that would have allowed criminals, police officers or anyone with physical access to an iPhone to break through the passcode protection. It was possible to make as many guesses as possible at that passcode, even though …

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

Corporate Titan Phuti Mahanyele Resigns As Shanduka's CEO After 10 Years And No Politics For Her

After 10 years at Shanduka Group, one of the leading South African investment holding company in South Africa, Phuti Mahanyele, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, announced her resignation last week and that she will leave the company at the end of June this year. With interests in telecoms, food …

How a 1% savings boost could sweeten your retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, what difference can another 1% of your pay make?<p>Plenty.<p>Thanks to the magic of compounding, “a little bit (of …

Retirement

Your Creative Calendar: 65 Things To Do, See, and Hear This February

Get ready to go back in time with Rob Corddry, cover Frank Sinatra with Bob Dylan, read Kim Gordon’s memoir, and kill zombies this February.<p>The final 60 seconds of this year’s Super Bowl produced probably the best movie to come out in the last five or six years. I wish I could watch it again for …

First U.S. bitcoin exchange set to open

The virtual currency bitcoin is getting a very real boost on Monday, with the opening of the first licensed U.S. exchange.<p>Coinbase Inc., a startup …

Cryptocurrency

The Rise Of The Black British Actor In America

Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones. For David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, this is one of those transformative moments.<p>In Britain, …

Samsung pledges over $100m to make an open Internet of Things finally happen

CEO BK Yoon says the Internet of Things ‘is no longer a pipe dream’ and promises to make all Samsung devices open to others<p>Samsung’s chief executive BK Yoon promised more than $100m in funding for developers and to create an open system to kickstart an Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.<p>Samsung …

Internet of Things

11 of the best smartphones that launched in 2014

With the beginning of 2015 just days away, it’s time to look back at some of the best smartphones released this year – and there’s quite a list to choose from.<p>What follows are some of the biggest (in more ways than one) devices to be released in 2014, in no particular order. A lot will be familiar; …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

SnapJet lets you print your smartphone snaps as Polaroids

An Impossible Lab challenger has appeared to let you print Polaroid-style photos directly from your smartphone. The SnapJet -- seeking funding on Kickstarter -- uses no apps (although there will be a free app available), no wires, no Wi-Fi, no NFC, no Bluetooth -- and it's compatible with every …

Gear & Gadgets

Project Zero: Rumored Galaxy S6 specs and details

We still don’t know if Androids dream of electric sheep (dessert yes), but it’s safe to say we do know what keeps Samsung up at night. Between increasingly tough competition, growing consumer unrest, and a disastrous 3rd Quarter earnings report, Samsung is definitely aware of its bedroom …

Start Now: A Step By Step, Tough Love Guide To Saving For Retirement In Your 20s

As Stuart Ritter instructed new T. Rowe Price hires on the retirement savings options available to them, a woman in the back of the room at a recent orientation started pounding on the table in front of her. The 53 year-old told her mostly 20-something colleagues that after she graduated from …