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Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

Surveillance

I'm a financial planner — here are the 5 most important questions about money you should be asking yourself

Everybody has money questions — but finding good financial advice is tough.<p>Only 40% of Americans have a financial adviser they can look to for guidance. Even those who do have their doubts about how trustworthy their adviser is. Most people — 60% — suspect financial advisers prioritize the company …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

Another year and another 365 quotes--the most inspirational things anybody has ever said.<p>Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for …

Motivation

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

Adding These 7 Quick Changes to Your Morning Routine Can Make You Happier

This article originally appeared on Time. For more stories like this, visit time.com.<p>Sometimes it’s the big things that make us happy—the birth of a …

Happiness

From Morning to Night: 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude Today

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many people are starting to think about the things they're thankful for. But sometimes—especially when things get …

Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors

Living near a lottery winner can be risky.<p>The latest Powerball jackpot is up to $510 million, and millions of Americans will be buying tickets with …

Personal Finance

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

Testing the limits of software.<p>On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its cargo, in addition to ice cream, was something else very cool: a supercomputer.<p>The machine, made by Hewlett Packard …

Scientists found something surprising at the heart of these jellyfish galaxies

An incredibly luminous snack.<p>Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a spiral, making its way through space with a classic, carefree pinwheel shape that we all know and love. Nothing wrong with that, spirals are great. But other galactic shapes are far more mysterious and intriguing to astronomers.<p>Take …

How a NASA Spacecraft May Help Aliens Find Earth

The pulsar maps on the Voyager probes pinpoint our location in the galaxy—even as some experts debate the pros and cons of signaling ET.<p>Forty years ago, we sent a map to Earth sailing deep into the cosmos.<p>Copies of this map are etched into each of the twin Voyager spacecraft, which launched in the …

The algae that terraformed Earth

<b>A planetary takeover by ocean-dwelling algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.</b><p>That's what geochemists argue in Nature this week, on the basis of invisibly small traces of biomolecules dug up from beneath the Australian desert.<p>The molecules mark an explosion in the …

New sperm creation method could overcome genetic male infertility – study

Healthy sperm have been created in mice with a common form of infertility, raising hope for future treatment for men with extra sex chromosomes<p>A common genetic cause of male infertility has been overcome in mice using a technique that creates healthy sperm in the laboratory, scientists have …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct …

Self-improvement

3 ways to get rid of anger, according to neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Here's Exactly How to Trick Your Mind Into Being Happy

It should come as no surprise that much of what we do is born from the pursuit of happiness. But when it comes to defining the true meaning of …

Happiness

This startup is solving a huge problem for over 45 million video gamers, and it's growing like crazy

Citron is joking, but he's on to something: The new Nintendo Switch console requires players to use a separate app on their phones if they want to voice chat with their teammates. It's a frustrating hurdle that's turning people off to otherwise well-received games like "Splatoon 2."<p>Meanwhile, …

How to get started with machine learning

Machine learning is still a pipe dream for most organizations, with Gartner estimating that fewer than 15 percent of enterprises successfully get …

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

In today's dynamic corporate environment, the best way to stay employed is to show the boss that you're indispensable. If you're a knowledge worker …

Want to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids? Science Says Stop This Dangerous Habit Right Now

The technology has spread so fast that we're not prepared to deal with it.<p>Parents want the best for their children. Yet, most of us are oblivious to a universal, looming hazard that is literally rewiring our kids' brains and putting them at risk.<p>The danger? It's our kids' constant use of mobile …

Parenting

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers

People who achieve the most in life make it a practice to glean wisdom from others.<p>The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. …

Hedge Funds

How to Get Smarter Every Day

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups IntelligenceThe post How to Get Smarter Every Day appeared first …

After China’s crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

It’s been a gloomy week for internet freedom.<p>On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November …

Privacy

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere …

Happiness

People from 14 countries reveal the most annoying things foreigners do when they visit

And while being a tourist can be great, it's really all about respecting the culture you're exploring.<p>Unfortunately, not every tourist does that.<p>A Quora thread asked, "What are the most annoying things that foreigners do in your country?" and many, many people aired their grievances.<p>Here are the …

Clever Ways to Use Awkward Spaces in Your Kitchen

If you've ever priced a kitchen renovation, you probably know that custom cabinets are very, very expensive. Which leaves most people working with …

The Secret To Building Unrivalled Character

Universal appeal is bred, not bought<p>Winston Churchill said, “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and …

The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language

When Gen Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the Basque Country fought to keep it alive.<p>From my car window, I watched Spain transform. From Madrid in the country’s centre to the coastal north, empty land and grazing cows turned to misty green mountains and …

Language

3 smart investments you can make with just $500

You don't need thousands of dollars to get started investing.<p>If you want to get started investing but don't have a ton of money to invest, don't let that fact discourage you. While it's true that you need at least a few thousand dollars to create a properly diversified portfolio of individual …