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How to delete unwanted stock apps from your iPad

Let’s be honest, we’ve all got them–those annoying stock apps that we never intend on using that come pre-installed on our iPads. Each of us have our preferred way to deal with them. Some of us seclude them on the last of our Home screen pages, while others cram them all in one folder so you don’t …

Five questions about today’s winter solstice, answered

The longest night of the year and how it works.<p><i>Note: This article was originally written in 2015. It has been updated with the latest info.</i><p>1. When is the 2017 winter solstice, <i>exactly</i>?<p>Pretty much right (<i>looks at watch</i>) now. The winter solstice always occurs when the sun is right smack dab on top of …

Want To Quit Your Day Job To Launch A Business? Avoid These 5 Behaviors

If you’re still working at your day job while plotting your escape into the world of entrepreneurship, keep in mind that what you do now may have an impact on your success as a business owner down the road. Here are a few things to watch out for to ensure you don’t burn bridges, and that you …

Small Business

10 Sentences a Product Manager Should Never Say

Your words can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy. It all depends on how you use them. So, how often do you think deeply about what you are going to say before you say it?<p>Product managers, in particular, cannot afford to be careless in their speech.<p>After all, the product management role demands …

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Be More Successful

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Apple Pay and other mobile payments: Why we still don’t use them

When Apple Pay was first announced back in September 2014, I was very enthusiastic about it. Finally, a dream come true! Someone, and not just someone but the biggest company in the world, had come up with a new generation of payment technology that would combine mobile and biometric forces. The …

Why Everybody Needs A Connected Doorbell

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a connected doorbell. Yes, really. These Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets replace your conventional doorbell with a …

What I Learned from 10 Days of Silence

Meditate much?Health is about far more than food. If you’ve spent any time poking around Summer Tomato you likely already know everything you need to …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

We can fully get rid of fossil fuels quickly, if countries can just find the political will.<p>In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal.<p>“These …

How to Hard Restart Your iPhone or iPad

The first rule of computers and gaming consoles states that if nothing else can be done to fix it, restart the device and see if that makes a difference. 9 times out of 10, it does. I recently noticed, however, a difference of opinion on what constitutes as a ‘hard restart’ for an Apple device. …

My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up.

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the game and deal with the lock afterward.<p>A few hours and a visit from a locksmith later, I was inside my apartment and slipping off my shoes when I …

How sleep and mental health are linked in the brain

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness …

What to do with your hands when speaking in public

Somewhere along the way, most of us have been given advice about public speaking that goes something like this: Don't use your hands too much. Just keep gestures to a minimum so people can focus on your words.<p>Yet research shows that it's actually effective for a presenter's hands to do plenty of …

Scientists have created transparent solar panels that could replace windows

Solar cells integrated into new construction, particularly skyscrapers, are an enticing energy option. However, this effort can be hampered by the …

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, …

The 80-hour workweek doesn’t truly work

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from my boss at one of my first jobs. During a performance appraisal, he broke script and encouraged me to put my interests above the company's.<p>Last week, after reading in these pages how Kevin Sandhu, chief executive officer of the online loan …

How Uncle Sam Nationalized Two Fortune 50 Companies

Most stories about the financial crisis of 2008, the darkest chapter in American economic history since the Great Depression, come to an end by 2012. …

iPad Pro diary day 2: The good, the bad & the two issues that concern me most

I posted my first impressions of the iPad Pro yesterday, and having spent much of the past 24 hours mostly using it rather than my MacBook, I now have more of a sense of why Tim Cook thinks it could be a laptop replacement.<p>While most reviewers dismissed that, and I would certainly join them in …

This is Why Solar Panels Will Boom Early Next Year

The global market for solar panels is expected to soar to a record high in the first half of 2016 because of strong demand as well as favorable …

The Quickest Way to Kill Employee Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand (Infographic) | Inc.com

Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by companies trying to build a brand people can't resist.<p>One critical element in brand building (not the only one, of course but one of the most important) is design.<p>As noted by <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, the convergence of brand and …

God, Protect America From the Economic Ignorance of the Republicans!

The debate of the Gross Obstructive Party has shown an appalling view of the Republican candidates' ignorance of basic economics. Let me quote some of them:<p>The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement is to the advantage of China: China is not part of it.<br>• Don't arm ISIS: we actually don't<br>• We are losing jobs by …

15 Metrics Every Software Product Manager Should Know

The world of product management is rapidly changing. It is more data-driven than ever before. There is no doubt that data is impacting most jobs. But this is amplified for product managers, especially if they work for an emerging software company. Being a PM at an early-stage company has never been …

Etsy Entrepreneurs Share 7 Secrets to Their Success

<i>By Teddy Nykiel</i><p>It started as a mix of desperation and creativity. Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student loans, and she needed some extra cash to make her payments. So in 2009 she took her hobby - making homemade cheese - and launched an Etsy business selling cheese-making kits.<p>Her goal was …

Terrible Oral Sex-Themed Wine Ad Banned in the U.K.

In a victory for people who are tired of marketing that suggests the idea of sexual relations with food and beverage, the world's dumbest wine advertisement has been banned by the U.K.'s Advertising Standard Authority, reports Drinks Business. The offending ad featured a "strategically placed" …