MJ Beckman

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How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

Is T-Mobile's unlimited video streaming actually good for consumers?

T-Mobile's new offer of unlimited video streaming could be a great deal for Netflix and HBO Go fanatics. It may also set a bad precedent.<p>The nation's third-largest wireless carrier on Tuesday took the wraps off Binge On, a program that lets some customers stream an unlimited amount of video from …

Did Starbucks Just Create The Most Epic $250 Million Recruiting Tool Ever?

In early April, I covered Starbucks Coffee’s announcement that it would offer a four-year college education for every Starbucks employee working 20 or more hours, at zero tuition expense. At that time, Starbucks committed up to $250 million to ensure that each of its U.S. employees–whether full or …

Customer Service

This school won't charge women programmers for tuition until after they land jobs

Now a New York school that teaches amateur coders the skills to land high-paying professional jobs is trying an interesting solution.<p>Fullstack Academy won't charge tuition at all for its brand new all-women school until <i>after</i> the woman lands a job.<p>This isn't a wholly original idea. Other bootcamps …

Grace Hopper

10 big trends happening in social video

I've been trawling through significant news stories, stats, tech launches and brand activity from this year in an effort to understand what is …

Here’s What Edgar Allan Poe Wrote About the Birth of Photography in 1840

Did you know that when the daguerreotype was announced back in 1839, one of the people who wrote about the new groundbreaking technology was the …

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

Space Science

Google partners with Khan Academy, NASA, more to teach kids science via a 4-week summer camp

We’re nearly midway through summer vacation, but still far from the start of the school year. Can’t send your children off to camp, but still need to keep them entertained? Google wants to help you out. The technology company today kicked off its inaugural free summer program, aptly called Camp …

Summer Camp

Khan Academy Android app now available to everyone

After a brief a beta period, the Khan Academy Android app is now available to all, not just those who signed up to try out the app through the …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

BBQ

Now Is A Great Time To Own A 'Forever' Stock

It's that time again -- when nervous investors flee the market, and seasoned stock buyers look to make bigger profits.<p>As I write this, the Dow Jones …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

This Intelligent Mirror Can Diagnose Everything Wrong With You From Your Reflection

Under development by 11 European research groups, the mirror isn’t like any looking glass you’ve seen before, and it sounds barely believable. But …

San Francisco

Here's why one hedge fund manager thinks Alibaba could be a big fraud

Alibaba has already had a terrible first year since its IPO: Its shares are down 28%. But one well-known hedge fund manager has a suspicion that, if …

How Do Princesses and Kate Middleton Sit So Perfectly and Ladylike? Here's the Trick

When Kate Middleton made her transition from commoner to the world's most popular royal, there had to be some sort of crash course in castle-appropriate etiquette where she learned essential skills like waving from the Buckingham Palace balcony, greeting dignitaries and heads of state (from …

World Leaders

This Giant Abandoned Soviet Spaceship Made of Wood Looks Like the Ultimate Children’s Playground Feature | Colossal

<p>While exploring an abandoned corner of the Zhukovsky airfield (Ramenskoye Airport) in Moscow two years ago, aviation photographer Aleksander Markin …