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20 strategies that will help you save $20,000 this year

It's no wonder Americans want to save more, considering that 69% have less than $1,000 in a savings account. And one-third of Americans have no retirement savings, according to another GOBankingRates' survey.<p>If you want to set aside more this year — for an emergency fund, a down payment on a house, …

Agile, Scrum, Lean & Kanban: Methodologies, Definitions & Concepts

Definitive guide for optimized and happy work. Learn about the history, theory and practice of Agile and Lean, Scrum and Kanban and choose approaches …

Project Management

What It's Like to Run a Company in the Most Dangerous Places on Earth | Inc.com

Company Profile<p>2017 INC. 5000 RANK: 4214<p>HEADQUARTERS: WARRENTON, VA<p>YEAR FOUNDED: 2004<p>2016 REVENUE: $39.2 million<p>3-YEAR GROWTH:<p>WEBSITE: patgroupi.com<p><i>Greg Craddock was just sitting down to Christmas dinner at his mother-in-law's when his phone rang. He glanced at the screen--one of his managers</i> …

War

Why You Should Be Using a VPN (and How to Choose One)

You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You <i>really should</i> be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so …

Obfuscation: how leaving a trail of confusion can beat online surveillance

At the heart of Cambridge University, there’s a library tower filled with 200,000 forgotten books. Rumoured by generations of students to hold the campus collection of porn, Sir Gilbert Scott’s tower is, in fact, filled with pocket books. Guides, manuals, tales and pamphlets for everyday life, …

Privacy

One of Silicon Valley's most secretive startups raised $105 million and is now worth over $20 billion

Its latest round of financing now totals more than $554 million at a valuation of $20.2 billion, according to PitchBook data.<p>In July, the secretive big-data company confirmed it had issued $500 million in stock, but had sold only $450 million of it.<p>Wednesday's filing amends that number to a total …

Why VCs don’t invest in ‘good’ companies

Every VC says they are looking for great founders that are solving real problems in big markets. So why is it that so many “good” companies that seemingly meet these requirements still fail to raise money from VCs?<p>Venture capital is a hits driven business, with ~4.5 percent of dollars invested …

10 ways monopoly airlines are actively trying to make your life miserable

Consumer reports indicate customer satisfaction is at an all-time low. It’s all part of a calculated strategy<p>If you’ve ever seen those pictures of flight from the air industry’s “Golden Age” – roughly the 1950s to the 1970s – you know how hard it is to reconcile those images of spacious cabins, …

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking amid Obama visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique …

6 Summer Activities That Will Work Out Your Abs

Crunches, planks and bicycles are all effective at working your core. But so do some way-more-fun summer activities (think hula-hooping and stand-up …

Clinton plans personal kickoff speech, but Democrats want aggressive agenda

April 2015<p>The Democratic presidential candidate hits the road to make her 2016 pitch.<p>The Democratic presidential candidate hits the road to make her 2016 pitch.<p>Democratic activists have been hungry for their presidential front-runner to articulate a detailed and aggressive path forward on issues …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, Maqdisi’s importance in the canon of radical Islamic thought is unrivalled by anyone alive. The 56-year-old …

Islam

How To Have It All: Time Management Secrets From Six-Figure Moms

Having it all.<p>Juggling career and family.<p>Work/life balance.<p>These phrases likely conjure images of career women rather than men. Society’s obsession with whether or not woman can “have it all” implies that the answer is “no.” After all, if we believed women could have it all, we wouldn’t keep …

Time Management

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

Virtual reality wants to rule video games. Here's who will rule VR

Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge.<p>"The developers say over and over again, they love Valve."<p>Dan O'Brien, head of the VR …

9 Easy-to-Follow Weight-Loss Tips

They're awesome, and won't take over your life<p>Overview<p>Slimming down doesn't happen overnight, but it doesn't have to consume your life either. There are easier ways to lose the weight than endlessly counting calories, watching every mouthful, avoiding restaurants, or spending hours at the gym. Keep …

Fitness

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents in six years

The future might be electric, self-driving vehicles. But we're not going to get there without a few scratches and bumps... Literally.<p>Google and the …

FAA gets help from CNN for its new commercial drone-testing program

As part of its effort to work with companies on advancing drone use here in the States, the Federal Aviation Administration announced two initiatives today that'll do just that. First, a testing program called Pathfinder will encompass <i>CNN</i>'s existing exploration of the UAVs for news coverage with …

FAA

You can build Microsoft's Kinect-powered holodeck at home

Got a Kinect, a projector and a knack for code? If so, you can create a <i>Star Trek</i>-like holodeck in your living room. Microsoft has released the RoomAlive Toolkit, a software framework that lets you string together Kinect motion trackers to create interactive projection maps. You can use it to build …

Augmented Reality

17 Simple Rules for Buying the Perfect Suit

Look your best with these suit style tips.<p>A couple of truths about suits: 1) You need at least one. 2) It's going to cost you. Exactly how much is up to you. Thanks to technology, inexpensive labor, and the free market, you can now buy a damn fine suit for under $300. You can also drop a grand or …

Men's Fashion

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10, It's The Big One

Something cool just happened. Microsoft has released the biggest new version of Windows 10 in ages and it does something vitally important: it gives us the first look at the platform as a cohesive – and possibly game changing – whole…<p><b>So What’s New?</b><p>Let’s cut to the chase. What Windows 10 Build 10061 …

Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of his drone war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.<p>In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an American and an Italian hostage in …

12 Strategies to Help You Feel Happier

Try a combination of the following blues-busting strategies, and your life view can brighten up in no time<p>Mike Genevie was the kind of guy who always came ready with a joke.<p>But when his relationship with his girlfriend went sour, his sunny outlook on life turned overcast.<p>“She stopped returning my …

Wellness