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How to Stop Your Bad Habits with Google Calendar

As we approach the start of 2017, we’ve all got the same questions on our minds. Did we accomplish everything we set out to do this year? What will we try next year? To get even more done in 2017, we found out about a brand new hack that will help you get a head start on your resolutions: Google …

Google Calendar

The EQ Problem: What Everyone's Getting Wrong About Emotional Intelligence

For starters, EQ and EI aren't the same thing.<p><i>The following is an adapted excerpt from my forthcoming book, "EQ, Applied."</i><p>In 2016, lots of people got fooled by their emotions.<p>Often, people believed what they wanted, instead of what reality was screaming. Many put faith in the mainstream media and …

Emotional Intelligence

Meet The 72-Year-Old 'Whiz Kid' Behind Cybersecurity Startup BitSight

The founders of BitSight Technologies, Stephen Boyer and Nagarjuna Venna, believed they had a hot idea for a startup: a business that could assess and rate the cybersecurity of other businesses. But they also knew that a great idea means little without great execution. So they turned to someone …

Venture Capital

A Productive Person’s Guide to a Little Bit of LSD

In the mid-1700s, Benjamin Franklin developed a strange habit: Almost every morning before he began to work, he’d stand at his window, nude, taking …

Books

Four Investment Strategies You’re Afraid to Admit You Don’t Understand

<b>Updated July 2017</b> — Diversity is a good thing — especially in a time of volatility. Knowledgeable investors may want to explore alternative routes to …

Investing

How Legalized Marijuana Is Playing Out In The State That Started It All

Support the news<p>Marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts.<p>As of 12:01 Thursday morning, adults over the age of 21 can possess up to an ounce of …

Cannabis

Understanding the Role of the Macromanager (and How to Become One)

Don't micromanage -- macromanage.<p><i>By Mona Patel, founder and CEO of Motivate Design.</i><p>Being a great manager is tough. If you supervise your team too little, you risk underproducing and not meeting your end goals. But if you supervise too much, you could end up with a team of overworked and demoralized …

Leadership

1 Simple Strategy to Stand Out on LinkedIn

It can feel counterintuitive at first, but this approach works wonders in attracting new clients on the site.<p>With nearly 500 million members in 200 countries, it's easy to get lost in the crowd on LinkedIn.<p>The key to standing out and winning new business on the platform is to remember a golden rule …

Marketing

7 celebrities blazing a trail in the legal weed industry

As the movement to legalize marijuana goes mainstream, an increasing number of celebrities are stepping out of the cannabis closet. Some are looking for ways to cash in.<p>Entertainers including Snoop Dogg and Miley Cyrus have lent their names to marijuana strains, edibles, and weed-infused bath soaks.<p>…

Cannabis

The Triumph of the 1%: Income gap hits levels not seen since 1920s as critics fear wealth divide will only worsen under Trump's billionaire cabinet

• <b>The income gap between the top one per cent and the average earner has been growing wider for decades and recently hit levels not seen since the …

Evernote CEO Explains Why He Reversed Its New Privacy Policy: “We Screwed Up”

Chris O’Neill says: “Human beings don’t read notes without people’s permission.”<p>Evernote is reversing its decision to implement a controversial privacy policy change on January 23rd because it “screwed up” its explanation of the change, says CEO Chris O’Neill. Originally announced Wednesday, the …

A Simple Mindfulness Strategy That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

Mindfulness

Make really slick GIFs with text that follows movement, using Google's Motion Stills app

Google's Motion Stills app just got a sweet update, allowing you to add text that can track moving objects in a video automatically.<p>The text follows …

Procrastination Is Part of the Entrepreneurial Process

A lot of people believe that entrepreneurs are relentless hard workers that only sleep when it can somehow benefit their company. The stereotype of …

Hillary Clinton Ties Loss to Russian Hacking and Comey Letter

US stock indexes move higher in late-afternoon trading

Retailers and consumer goods companies led U.S. stock indexes higher in late-afternoon trading Friday, on track to end the week with a gain. Energy companies were the biggest laggard as the price of crude oil declined. Utilities also fell as bond yields rose to their highest level in more than …

Minutes From Trump's Meeting With Tech Giants

1:52pm - CISCO CEO Chuck Robbins: “Can one of you remind me what CISCO is again?”<p>1:53pm - “Well, explain it to me like I’m 5 years old" is said for …

Cannabis Water Is Coming To Make Your Next Workout Lit

Working out really sucks. Even if you work out daily, getting to that level probably required someone pushing you to get started. Few people really want spend hours at the gym, running on a treadmill like a hamster while watching reruns of Dateline NBC on a TV so small it would be unfit for even …

Cannabis

Trump Pledges Aid to Silicon Valley During Tech Meeting

President-elect Donald Trump pledged his aid in helping top technology executives continue to innovate and solicited advice from the tech titans during a meeting in Trump Tower on Wednesday.<p>“There's nobody like the people in this room and anything we can do to help this go along, we'll be there for …

Donald Trump

Tim Cook and other tech titans meet Trump in his tower

Trump Tower in New York City became the site of the biggest meeting of tech figures in years Wednesday, as President-elect Donald J. Trump called together Silicon Valley’s elite for a meeting of the minds.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook was among those in attendance and was seated within arm’s reach of the …

The Empire Has No Clothes: Trump’s Class War Cabinet, the F-Word, and the Coming Resistance

Anyone who thought Donald Trump was going to live up to his populist-sounding rhetoric and stand up for the “forgotten working people of America” …

Innovation Isn't Slowing Down. In fact, a New Era Is About To Begin

America is not out of ideas.<p>Is America out of ideas? Greg Ip of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> seems to think so. In a recent article, he points out, correctly, that total factor productivity growth has "steadily fallen" since its peak in the 1950's and 60's. According to Ip, rising research costs and …

Innovation

Where Chefs Dine Out: Thomas Keller

<i>One of America’s most renowned chefs, Thomas Keller trained in several Michelin-starred restaurants in France before returning to the US and purchasing The French Laundry in Yountville, California, in 1994. It remains one of the country’s most lauded restaurants and was followed in 2004 by the</i> …

Falling commodity prices aren't offsetting rising labor costs

<i>This post is part of the On the Margin blog.</i><p>The third quarter was not a good one for publicly traded restaurants.<p><b>Related:</b> Report: Expect slower sales …

Citi backs foreign exchange blockchain startup Cobalt DL

Cobalt DL, founded by two veteran bankers, aims to apply distributed ledger technology, also known as blockchain, to the foreign exchange trading market. Currently, when banks trade currencies with each other there are multiple different records of the transaction held by the buyer, seller, broker, …

Blockchain

The Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016

Our picks of the companies that have carefully designed products to improve the quality of women’s lives.<p>Technology designed for women exploded in 2016, with new products hitting the market ranging from wearable trackers for expectant mothers to networking apps to help female professionals get …

Crowdfunded NYC Cafe Wants to Print Your Face on Literally Everything

The so-called selfie generation strikes again: A startup wants to fulfill people’s dreams of drinking coffee emblazoned with their own face. The company, called Selffee (of course), has launched a $30,000 crowdfunding campaign to open a storefront slinging everything from beverages to cupcakes …

47 Things to Tweet That Will Electrify Twitter Engagement

Shares 4.3K<p>You’re posting content to Twitter. Tweeting it up a storm.<p>But still…<p>…Nothing you share gets the attention it deserves.<p>You’ve wondered, …

Mexico's senate votes to legalise medical marijuana

Mexico’s senate has approved the use of cannabis for medical purposes after voting overwhelmingly in favour of more relaxed drug laws.<p>Following a …