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The Real Problem With Time Management Will Surprise You

If you were to Google “time management tips” you’ll come across 400,000,000 results. And a lot of those tips include things like:<p>Learn to say no.<br>• Use …

Nobel winner Richard Thaler on why we’re idiots about money and what we can do about it

<i>This column was first published on June 14, 2015 and has been updated.</i><p>I am an imbecile when it comes to money, but at least I’m not alone.<p>At …

Economics

These are books Wall Street's smartest people think you should read this summer

We've compiled their suggestions here in a list surprisingly diverse in genre, topic, time period, and style. Together, they form a comprehensive picture of Wall Street's in and outs, and deepen the reader's understanding of forces driving the market.<p>So crack one open. It'll help you get through …

Opinion: A investing strategy that doubles the market

The two-for-one stock split that PPG Industries’ shares will undergo in mid-June gives it good odds of beating the market over the next three …

Investing

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Explain Why Queen Elizabeth Refused the Iron Throne

Last year, the Queen of England visited the Belfast set of Game of Thrones but passed on the chance to sit in the Iron Throne. Now, the creators of …

THE RISE OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing platform

Rubin's startup, Android, was in trouble, he explained. Rubin didn't like asking for money again, but the situation was dire.<p>Android, which was creating mobile software for phones, was out of cash, and other investors weren't biting.<p>Perlman agreed to wire some funds as soon as possible.<p>"Maybe a …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program. Unlimited Cloud Storage will …

Cloud Computing

Samsung Galaxy S6 Reviews Find Flaws In A Competent Handset

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is a key handset in the life of the South Korean company. It’s likely to be a pivotal handset, heralding either the dawn of a resurgence that takes it back to the top of the smartphone pile or continues the falling revenue and profits that have dogged Samsung since the launch of …

The Five Key Reasons Why You Procrastinate

Procrastination robs us of productivity. And it’s something all of us do. So it’s worth understanding why we do it, and working out how you can manage this behaviour. Putting things off slows us down, takes our time, and makes us feel frustrated. Being able to deal with procrastination is a useful …

U.S. and Iran discussing permitting Tehran to run centrifuges at underground site

The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.<p>The tradeoff would allow Iran to run several …

Germanwings plane crash investigation continues: March 27 as it happened

The co-pilot responsible for Germanwings Flight 9525 which crashed in the French Alps killing 150 people hid an illness from his employers, say German prosecutors<p><b>• German prosecutors find evidence that Lubitz concealed an illness from his airline<br>• Lufthansa: Up to €50,000 will be given in immediate</b> …

9 simple tips to save time during your morning routine

If you're not a morning person, that struggle to get up and out of the house every work day can be seriously hard work. Hell, even if you are a …

Co-founder feuds at L.A. tech start-ups show how handshake deals can blow up

Two Stanford University undergraduates shook hands in their dormitory in early 2011, agreeing to partner on what they hoped would be the next big technology start-up.<p>But as their dream came true, their simple exercise of trust became a liability when one co-founder was dumped. A flimsy foundation …

5 Timeless Leadership Roles To Help Navigate Change

If there’s one thing that’s constant today (and everyday, for that matter), it’s change. Whether it’s people or organizations, change is the one thing both can rely on that will emerge when it’s least expected—or desired.<p>While the business landscape is in a perpetual state of flux—and always will …

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Arguments aren't logical. To win them, you have to understand people.<p>We've scoured the research and compiled the following science-backed tactics that will help you win any argument.<p>1. Be civil.<p>Contrary to what your debate coach said, …

Psychology

Pentagon: Here are all the problems with the F-35

The F-35, which comes with an estimated $1.5 trillion pricetag over the life of the program, has faced numerous hurdles and delays. Most recently, there have been concerns over its computer systems' vulnerability, and Chinese hackers have possibly stolen classified data related to the project.<p>The …

5 Golden Rules to Live By as a New Linux User

Advertisement<p>You have ignored persistent Linux myths 5 Lies Linux-Haters Like To Tell 5 Lies Linux-Haters Like To Tell Linux may have been a scary …

10 Tools Any IT Manager Needs

As technology has changed, the job of an IT manager has grown even more complex.<p>An IT manager in today's work environment is usually tasked with overseeing a company's entire technology infrastructure, from help desk to servers to cloud-based apps. In this capacity, he's likely asked to keep an …

Project Management

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Productivity

The #1 Thing IT Managers Would Do To Strengthen Their Information Security Policies

<i>Cyber security is a top concern in the IT industry today. In this series, we will look at various threats to cyber security and information security policies – and what steps businesses can take to meet those threats head on.</i><p>There are a lot of frustrated IT managers out there. How do I know? …

Box Office: 'American Sniper' Is Top Movie Of 2014, Crosses $500M Global

As of this morning, <i>American Sniper</i> has surpassed <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part I</i> to become the biggest domestic grosser of 2014. The Clint Eastwood-directed and Bradley Cooper-starring war drama has earned $337.2m domestic, surpassing Lions Gate Entertainment's <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay</i> …

Pichai On Google's Vision, Mobile Revenue, Apple and China

Sundar Pichai, 42, has risen through the executive ranks at Google at dizzying speed. In October, CEO Larry Page made Pichai his de-facto No. 2, at least when it comes to product. Pichai’s portfolio includes Chrome, Android, search, ad technology, maps, social,commerce and infrastructure. That’s …

The Increasingly Popular Technique Helping Businesses Beat Procrastination

Though it's been around a while, "timeboxing" is growing in popularity, and not just with software development teams.<p>Procrastination can become a problem, especially in small businesses that are striving to grow. Whether a small business owner is building something with his own team or outsourcing …

Project Management

Game Development in Go

I haven’t been a professional game developer in a very long time, but I do still have a bit of nostalgia for it (the actual programming, not the …