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This simple mathematical equation will show you how much time you're really wasting at work

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark, who studies digital distraction at the …

Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message

It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s dastardly plot, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady application; just a quick message sent …

Airline complains of 'sinking' terminal at Kuala Lumpur airport

A new international terminal for budget airlines in Kuala Lumpur is sinking, carrier AirAsia has said, complaining that there are cracks on taxiways and pooling water.<p>AirAsia, the terminal’s biggest user, has asked Malaysian authorities to repair the tarmac and fix the problem, the airline’s chief …

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If You're Not Happy, Stop Complaining and Make a Change

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you seen an, “Ugh, I hate Mondays” post on social media? Or how about the classic “FML” status update? F**k your life? Seriously?<p>Those who are completely happy have put themselves in that position because anything …

Struggling to remember something? Have a good sleep, as researchers find it boosts memory

Scientists show for first time that sleep makes it easier to retrieve nuggets of information that may have got lost in a corner of the brain<p>If you are trying to remember something vital you have forgotten, get a good night's sleep.<p>It is well known that sleep boosts memory, but scientists have shown …

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5 things this famous nanny learned about parenting after she had her own baby

Childcare has been my profession and my passion since I was a teenager. Over my years as a nanny and baby nurse in the United States and UK, I’ve cared for dozens of kids and advised hundreds of parents. Last year, spurred on by encouragement from former clients and questions from their friends, I …

What Donald Trump's outbursts say about leadership

One of the reasons for Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is that he appears authentic. Whether or not voters like what he says, many like that he …

6 Families Who Nailed Color Coordinated Portraits

Matching outfits in family photos is a time-honored tradition. But before you cringe, there's a trend we're seeing all over Pinterest that's a cute, fresh take on the idea. Coordinated color schemes are an adorable way to take your family portraits up a notch.<p>We partnered with DSW to take a closer …

3 Reasons Why You Are Overweight

"Those fatties sure love their food" was a comment I overheard in a restaurant last week from a women sitting behind me as she glanced over to a table with an overweight family.<p>I think she is saying what many people believe but what may not necessarily reflect reality. Overweight individuals are …

Nearly 1 billion phones can be hacked with 1 text

So listen: Can I have your number?<p>Can I have it? Can I? Have it?<p>Um…maybe not. Actually, you should think twice before giving away your cell phone …

Apple is reportedly considering teaming up with BMW to build an electric car

Since February, there has been a slew of reports about Apple's interest in the automotive industry. It reportedly has hundreds of employees working on the project, codenamed "Project Titan." There's no guarantee that we will ever see a commercial release, but the Cupertino company is clearly …

Why Millennials Are Better Off Waiting 10 Years to Buy a Home

A new Fed study finds most young adults require years of saving before they can afford home ownership.<p>In a report sure to make the real estate …

After Internet.org Backlash, Facebook Opens Portal To Court More Operators

Facebook is marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of its Internet.org service, which enables free mobile access to a selection of web services in emerging markets, with a push to bring more mobile operators into the project.<p>One key part of that charm offensive is a dedicated portal that …

Happiness In A Relationship Depends On One Thing

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Jessica Byrnes.</i><p>It was a new relationship. Everything was butterflies and date nights and stolen kisses whenever we could get them. It was great, it was exciting...<b>it was just us.</b><p><i>Just us.</i> And that was the problem.<p>It's easy in the heat of a new relationship to get …

17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional | Inc.com

<i>(A quick note before we get started. I wrote the following in response to reader feedback to another column: 10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional. This post is the counterpoint to that one.)</i><p>Here's a story from about 15 years ago. I was traveling from Seattle to Yakima for work, …

We all need to stop eating meat now, and this is why

<b>This article was originally published in 2015.</b><p><i>If even Alex Proud, a half-German meat lover, thinks it's time to embrace vegetarianism, perhaps we all should</i><p>I am thinking of becoming a vegetarian and I blame Professor Stephen Hawking.<p>A bit of a leap, I know, but bear with me. Last week, it was …

Stimulate New Muscle Growth with This Unconventional Exercise

For better results, give your body a new challenge<p>There’s no doubt that conventional exercises like squats, pushups, rows, and lunges work. That’s why these movements should make up the majority of your workouts.<p>But there’s a great reason you should try some unconventional exercises, too: New …

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Windows fans: get ready for an action-packed week

After nine months of waiting, Windows 10 is almost here.<p><b>Read next:</b> Our Windows 10 review.<p>Tuesday night at midnight ET, Microsoft will release the first full release of Windows 10, the biggest sea change in PC software in nearly three years. It's kind of a big deal! We've been getting previews of …

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

Reading doesn’t just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.<p>My favorite book is <i>War and Peace.</i><p>And I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, another writer wanting people to think he’s all intellectual and highbrow.”<p>But it really …

Musk, Hawking warn of 'inevitable' killer robot arms race

A global robotic arms race "is virtually inevitable" unless a ban is imposed on autonomous weapons, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and 1,000 academics, …

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

And meet a bunch of folks who pulled it off.<p>Bill and Lauren Elward both held demanding full-time jobs when they started their online business, Castle …

10 Superfoods That Can Help You Achieve More Restful Sleep

When we think about the main things that keep us healthy, like nutrition, sleep and exercise, it's easy to envision them as parallel highways, with what we do in one lane having little effect on another.<p>But as scientists continue learning about the complex biological processes that keep us running, …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

7 Life Hacks to Be Productive Instead of Just Busy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When your nose is constantly to the grindstone, sometimes it is hard to eat your meals on time, much less get perspective on anything else that is going on. As entrepreneurs, we often have periods when we are frenetically trying to …

Pixar’s latest animation is a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing issues in philosophy: the self<p>When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably …

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Young, rich tech engineers are investing their millions differently than the rest of us

Even though they are flush with cash they likely made in just a few years, they have a distrust of risky investments and of opportunistic wealth managers CNN Money reports.<p>More than anything, they want to see the data and charts for themselves.<p>Darrell Krasnoff, a managing director at Bel Air …

Forget About Meditation. This Simple Practice Can Change Your Life

Your yoga teacher, shrink and shaman all told you that you should practice meditation. You saw Ellen Degeneres endorse TM -- that's Transcendental Meditation for those who've lived under a rock for the past 50 years -- on TV and thought perhaps it was time to invest $1000 in your spiritual growth. …

6 Secret Tricks You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do

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Google’s Food Sharing App Tablescape Has Had Its Last Meal

When it comes to looking at photos of food on your phone or web, Instagram is usually a good place to go. However earlier this year, Google tried to …

How to turn your smartphone into a night vision camera

Have you ever wanted to see in the dark, but don't fancy injecting your eyeballs with experimental drugs like these 'biohackers'? Well now you can if …

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