Linda Medina

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What Google Autocomplete tells us about the 2016 presidential candidates

What do people want to know about the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates?<p>Look no further than Google Autocomplete, which offers a spectacular window …

Government

5 ways to increase cooperation, decrease competition among siblings

I watch as my middle child, now 5 years old and quickly closing in on 6, climbs to the top of the tetherball pole at our neighborhood playground for the first time and tags the top with his hand, a wide, proud smile spreading across his face. Only a year before, he had gazed up longingly as his …

Here's An Exclusive First Look At The New Dr. Seuss Book

One Book Two Book Red Book New Book. Take a sneak peek at What Pet Should I Get?, which will hit shelves July 28.

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

The essential toolkit for working remotely anywhere in the world

When transitioning to a fully remote position, you inevitably learn a few lessons the hard way.<p>The digital nomad movement is a burgeoning cultural …

9 TV dramas that will make you smarter about business

But one of the great things about modern television is that it can be simultaneously entertaining and instructive, especially about business.<p>We picked nine series that could make you a better businessperson, whether you're interested in learning more about effective leadership, integrating your …

Bugs Bunny at 75: Watch the First-Ever 'What's Up, Doc?' Moment

Pie<p>The "pye"—as it used to be spelled—is a venerable dish, which can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. But those pastry-based …

Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

Why Does Kate Middleton Dress Like She’s 50?

As her perfectly pleasant but dreary dress at Charlotte’s christening showed, the future queen of England needs to liven up her conservative clothing …

Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name

When Paul Newman died, in 2008, he left his Newman’s Own food empire, and the charitable foundation it supports, in the hands of his adviser Robert Forrester. But, his eldest daughter says the family believes their father’s principles are being betrayed.<p>The first clue something was wrong was the …

Why It's Getting Harder to Comparison Shop for Flights

As airlines adopt policies that make it harder to list their fares on sites like Expedia or Orbitz, the practice of comparison-shopping for flights has gotten harder. Here's why.<p>Travelers already frustrated by the complexity of booking air travel could soon find it harder to bargain shop for …

The story of Windows 10 from inside Microsoft

The company's latest trick: listening to its users<p><b>Windows 10 has a lot to live up to</b>. Microsoft has made a lot of promises about it. And oddly enough, we’ve heard most of them before, with Windows 8. Both were designed to acknowledge and embrace mobile and mobile apps, work well on touchscreens as …

Everything I Am Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances to Get Coffee

They will say no.<p>They will say no and laugh at me for not having enough existing friends to get coffee with.<p>They will not answer, and I’ll be left waiting for their response for months, unable to focus on anything else because I’m totally distracted imagining how they’re going to say no.<p>They’ll say …

3 Startups Racing to Disrupt the Bicycle Industry | Inc.com

The leisure bike market is leaving high-speed bikes in the dust.<p>Total U.S. sales of leisure bikes shot up nearly 20 percent during the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, while racing bike sales fell 3 percent during the same period, according to data from market research firm NPD Group. With U.S. …

Startups

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

The White House’s Alpha Geeks

CTO Megan Smith and her deputy Alex Macgillivray are seizing the tech moment. Here’s their plan to raise America’s technology quotient.<p>Until about a …

Silicon Valley

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful

The Empire State Building Was Lit Up With Giant Photos Of Endangered Species

The display on Saturday night was designed to raise awareness of the plight of threatened species.

The Mindblowing Moneymaker That Is California's Mystic Hippie Movement

Founded in 2014 by photographer Heather Culp and artist Carly Morgan, Mercado Sagrado has quickly become a sanctuary for (financially stable) bohemians who would much rather invest in organic fare, crystal energy, spiritual healing, aura readings, and sustainable fashion than give in to today's …

How Powerful Leaders Command a Room | Inc.com

The world's best leaders have one thing in common: <b>the ability to captivate an audience, moving them to action through powerful communication.</b> This skill is crucial to acquire whether you are speaking to an audience of your staff, investors, peers, or target consumers.<p>An effective leader doesn't …

Public Speaking