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Personal Kanban Part 1 — Why Todo-Lists don‘t work

As a CTO I have to handle dozens of tasks per week. Some of them are big, like digging into a new technology and others are tiny, like scanning …

Kanban

You Can Control, And You Can Lead, But You Can't Do Both

Do you believe that being in charge means you are in control? If you find yourself frustrated about losing power in situations, it’s because leadership is not about taking control; it’s about influence.<p>The best leaders know that their role is not to dictate, but to inspire and motivate others to …

Price Of College Increasing Almost 8 Times Faster Than Wages

The cost of a college education is skyrocketing.<p>It’s no surprise that student loans now make up the largest chunk of U.S. non-housing debt. Yes, more than both credit cards or auto loans.<p>Many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers remember working their way through college and graduating with little to no debt. …

College & University

9 Essential Personal Finance Skills to Teach Your Kid Before They Move Out

Your child is on the verge of moving out and living on their own. Are they prepared?Arming them with the right personal finance knowledge will give …

Foxconn set to drain 7 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan every day

Last year’s announcement that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn had picked Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin to build its $10 billion manufacturing campus was …

This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

Customers

Strange Things at Uber Keep Getting Stranger

<i>This post originally appeared in Money Stuff.</i><p>I like to say that Uber Technologies Inc. is a large public company that happens to be private, but it's actually stranger than that. It is also a mature company that happens to be immature, a big stable company that happens to be hugely …

How to stop procrastinating using the Zeigarnik Effect

Have you got a project that’s forever lingering on your to-do list? Us too.<p>With so much on our plates it can be hard to find the time to make a start …

Procrastination

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

How To: Hack Anyone's Wi-Fi Password Using a Birthday Card, Part 1 (Creating the Payload)

With an ordinary birthday card, we can introduce a physical device which contains malicious files into someone's home and deceive them into inserting …

Linux

An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist

Dear Chads and Beckys,<p>I admit that I have been reluctant to write this letter. It has nothing to do with my dislike for you or your people. In fact, …

8 Ways to Invest in Blockchain Without Buying Bitcoin

Bitcoin, for better or worse, has been all the rage of late. Its breakneck 1,850% run in 2017 put the cryptocurrency on the map. In 2018, however, …

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Blockchain

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Microsoft unveils cheap laptops and more tools for education

A few ways Microsoft is trying to tempt schools away from Chromebooks.<p>When it comes to the lucrative education market, Microsoft doesn't want to be left behind -- especially when that Google's Chromebooks are increasingly popular with schools. Microsoft's big selling point this year? More cheap …

CEO of porn cryptocurrency disappears with investor money

A cryptocurrency built for watching live-streaming porn is turning out to be a buzzkill.<p>Four investors in the digital currency, called Fantasy …

San Francisco's housing market is so dire that renters are paying $1,100 a month to live in converted living rooms

In San Francisco, desperate renters are finding their real-estate bliss in converted living rooms that lease for as little as $1,125 a month. Because elbow room is an overrated amenity.<p>HomeShare is a startup that leases apartments in expensive new buildings and splices them into additional units, …

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

ROCHESTER — Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States.<p>For Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the …

Kodak

Pay attention.

In both good times and bad, any investment can falter for legitimate business reasons. But no one likes to discover they have become the victim of a scam. Here are some warning signs that that enticing opportunity you are considering warrants extreme caution.

Barclays is dumping Africa after 100 years

Barclays is going back to basics after posting an annual loss of £394 million ($550 million).<p>The bank has announced plans to scale back heavily in Africa and slash dividend payments as it continues a broader retrenchment designed to boost capital levels.<p>The rethink is being executed by former J.P. …

U.S. Department of Justice

Startup employees: Here is the proper way to value your stock options

Good was about 15 years old. In its most recent incarnation, Good specialized in software for managing mobile devices. It had a variety of owners over the years, but in the last few years it raised a lot of venture capital and it filed to go public in 2014.<p>Then its business segment got …