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Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers--Here's Why | Inc.com

Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis.<p>Maybe there is fun for a moment when the candy bar drops -- but does all …

Remote Working

The best iPhone camera apps

You like snapping photos on your iPhone. But you find the default Camera app limited in certain ways. Maybe you want more power and control over the photos you take. No problem: A variety of apps can beef up your phone's photo-taking skills. Camera+ 2 offers a range of advanced and easily accessed …

Mobile Photography

This is how you can tell when someone is lying on their resume

On a recent episode of the brilliant show that is <i>Below Deck: Mediterranean</i> new deckhand Head Stew Hannah Ferrier realizes that her new Third Stew …

Employment

Google’s Datally app adds more ways to limit mobile data usage

In November, Google introduced Datally, a data-saving app largely aimed at emerging markets where users often rely on prepaid SIM cards, and don’t have access to all-you-can-eat unlimited data plans. The app lets users granularly control which apps can use data, which resulted in a 30% savings on …

Apps

U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner

<b>Updated at 6:02 p.m. ET</b><p>A federal judge on Tuesday gave his blessing to telecom giant AT&T's drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon rejected arguments by Justice Department lawyers that the combined company would be too large and too powerful …

Net Neutrality

Yes, your employer is probably monitoring your Slack or email activity

One of the facts of the modern world is that it doesn’t hurt to be a little paranoid. Your phone is probably listening to you, and your employers just might be monitoring your office emails and Reddit-surfing habits. And they’re pretty much allowed to, because they own your work computer, the desk …

The Workplace

VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Wi-Fi

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

The 6 Worst Kinds of Late People (And The Message They're Sending)

You know these people. The late people. They make you crazy. You may be one of these people. The truth is, I’ve been all of these people at one time or another. And all six of these people make me crazy too.<p>What people don’t realize is how the simple mistake of being late carries big consequences. …

Employment

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

Asking Yourself This 1 Simple Question Will Quickly Show Whether You're a Good Leader

This may be the litmus test of what true leadership is all about.<p>My favorite boss to this day was an executive named Bruce. I wrote an article about him, where I talk about his Servant Leadership style, and what he did to get the best out of his people. For example:<p>He spent countless hours coaching …

Mentoring

Happy employees lead to happy customers. Happy customers lead to happy shareholders. Simon Sinek

Good people do not need much motivation, they are self-motivated.<p>However, what makes them unhappy are<p>1) bosses that do not listen<p>2) boss that change …

Employment

India vulnerable to cyber attacks but doesn't have capacity to deal with it: Home Secretary

The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday warned that India is vulnerable to cyber espionage. Addressing a gathering on smart policing …

Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks pose major security threat to India, says home secretary Rajiv Gauba

<b>New Delhi:</b> Cyber attacks are among the key security challenges that India is facing and they could pose wide-ranging threats to key installations and …

Cybersecurity

IT companies face 1,000+ cyberattacks per day, here's how to protect your business

IT and finance are the most targeted industries for cybercrime, according to Positive Technologies.<p>IT was the most intensely targeted industry for …

Cybersecurity

8 signs you’re using LinkedIn totally wrong

You surely know by now that LinkedIn is one of the best networking, job search, research, and general professional growth tools out there. But how do …

Thought Leadership

Jennifer Newman: What employers look for when checking your Facebook, LinkedIn

Looking for a job isn't easy. And for employers, finding the right person for that job isn't a cakewalk either. Job applicants and recruiters alike …

Top 15 Tips To Effectively Manage Remote Employees

With 50% of the workforce working in some sort of telecommuting role and 80 to 90% of all employees saying they would like to work remotely at least part of the time, according to Global Workplace Analytics, offering remote opportunities is an attractive way to gain productive workers.<p>While this is …

Remote Working

Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too

The time has come.<p>You’re probably sick of hearing about data and privacy by now–especially because, if you live in the United States, you might feel like there’s very little you can do to protect yourself from giant corporations feeding off your time, interests, and personal information.<p>So how do …

Privacy

Seizing Data Overseas from Foreign Internet Companies under the CLOUD Act

In a significant development for law enforcement’s ability to access data stored abroad, Congress recently enacted the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act). The Act enables law enforcement to compel Internet service and email providers to hand over data—whether that data is …

Privacy

Why ‘agreeing to disagree’ is a bad management tactic

When you decide to play referee with your team’s disagreement, one of the worst things you can end the argument with is “agreeing to …

New study explains how to deter BS in the workplace

It can be hard to spot a bullsh–tter at first. They make claims that sound right, but upon closer inspection, these opinions have no basis in fact or …

Research

After Studying 6.1 Million Passwords, Researchers Identified the 6 Most Common Mistakes. Take a Look

Do you do this, too?<p><b>According to a new study, most users rely on the same patterns when making passwords.</b>• <b><br>Most users reuse the same password from site to site, and they often use the names of common brands and movies.</b>• <b><br>Don't do that.</b>• <b><br>Oh, and definitely avoid making your password the name of a Champions</b> …

UEFA Champions League

How to listen to what Amazon's Alexa has recorded in your home

If you're worried about what exactly Amazon's Echo-connected speaker has been recording in your home, there's an easy way to find out.<p>Amazon makes all recent recordings available for listening in the companion Alexa app for iOS and Android.<p>Amazon has said consistently that the Echo speakers only …

Smart Homes

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

8 small things people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their …

Psychology