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The 'time blocking' productivity hack changed my life — here's how it works

Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars, and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as "work."<p>Interruptions abound and productivity drops. Your day is spent playing catch-up on a million …

Time Management

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

We've long known about the master clock in our brains that helps us maintain a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle.<p>But in recent years, scientists have made a cool discovery: We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies — from our pancreas to our stomach to our fat cells.<p>"Yes, there are …

How Apple lost $533 million to an 8th-grade dropout patent troll

Apple rarely comments on legal matters, and when it does it chooses its words carefully. So I read with interest the statement it issued after it was …

The science of impressing people has nothing to do with your accomplishments

But a Stanford-Harvard study recently cited on Marginal Revolution suggests that accomplishments aren't what capture people's attention — rather, it's a person's perceived potential.<p>"Compared with references to achievement (e.g., 'this person has won an award for his work'), references to potential …

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

<i>Inception</i> is one of my all-time favorite movies. In it, characters find themselves in dream worlds without knowing where they are or how they got there.<p>That’s how I used to feel throughout the day… every day.<p>One minute I was focused on the most important thing on my to do list; the next I was on a …

Time Management

We Give Up Our Data Too Cheaply

​Our data has enormous value when we put it all together.<p>​Our data has enormous value when we put it all together. Our movement records help with urban planning. Our financial records enable the police to detect and prevent money laundering. Our posts and tweets help researchers understand how we …

“FREAK” Security Flaw Discovered Lurking In Many Computers For Decades, Apple Promises Fix Next Week

Ugh — another week, another nasty widespread security bug to worry about. The twist this time: this one has apparently been around since the 90s.<p>Dubbed “FREAK” by the researchers who discovered it, the exploit allowed researchers (and potentially hackers) to sniff traffic going to and from many …

Apple and Google 'FREAK attack' leaves millions of users vulnerable to hackers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.”<p>There’s no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving to repair. …

Information Security

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is now the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world.</b> In Q4 of 2014, Apple devices outsold Samsung — the previous #1 — for the first time since 2011, according to data from Gartner. Apple saw a 49% jump in Q4, compared to Samsung's almost 12% decline.<p><b>2. Uber has acquired mapping</b> …

Tim Cook

SunEdison touts renewable energy generator, aims to bring power to 20 million people by 2020

SunEdison unveiled its ambitious plan to bring power to 20 million people by 2020 at an event in New York this week, touting new renewable energy technology for remote areas.<p>The company’s Social Innovations Group is at the forefront of this effort, developing new business models and technologies to …

Lunar’s First Apple Watch App Is Part Sundial, Part Time Machine

Onetime is a slick app that lets you track multiple time zones as easily as tracing a finger through the sky.<p>It was the middle of the night, and John Edson’s brain was frazzled with jet lag. He couldn’t get back to sleep. The president of international design firm Lunar lives in San Francisco, but …

Apple Watch

Streaming music a hit in emerging markets

Streaming has rapidly transformed pop music’s landscape but even more dramatic changes could be in store as companies eye the vast, barely touched …

Emerging Markets

Will Alibaba Appear in More ETFs?

Index provider FTSE last week said it has begun weighing a change in methodology that could result in Chinese Internet companies Alibaba Group Holding and Baidu being added to FTSE’s primary China and emerging-markets indexes.<p>While the consideration is only in a preliminary stage, it could …

Emerging Markets Like Indonesia, India Top US In Facebook Mobile Access

Facebook Inc., which already has many more users outside the U.S. than within, is seeing users in emerging markets take the lead when it comes to …

Monetizing the Next 2 Billion: Business Models for Emerging Markets

The scale of mobile has become a hot topic among technology investors, and rightfully so, with the mobile industry dwarfing the size of other …

Cancer

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

Color-changing jacket taps your brain to display your mood

The latest garment in self-described alchemist Lauren Bowker's The Unseen collection is called Eighth Sense: a jacket made of a flexible ceramic material which, according to The Unseen's website, displays the wearer's "aura" in an array of colours and shades.<p>"An unseen force or 'aura' is outwardly …

9 Secrets of a Productive Morning Routine

Mornings are the most essential part of your day -- they set the tone for everything that follows. So how can you maximize your mornings to ensure you get the most out of your day? Here are 9 secrets.<p>Productivity is a hot topic right now. We're all looking for productivity hacks to help us become …

A Formula to Stop You from Overcommitting Your Time

When I dive into time coaching clients’ schedules, I consistently discover that people misdiagnose themselves as having a “productivity” problem when, in fact, their bigger issue is an overcommitment problem. When they have committed to more external projects and personal goals and obligations than …

5 Healthcare Trends You Could Cash In On

The baby boomer generation continues to impact the healthcare field as the sizable population rapidly passes retirement age.<p>The baby boomer generation continues to impact the healthcare field as the sizable population rapidly passes retirement age. But a growing population of senior citizens isn't …

Copyright is Broken. Can Congress Fix It?

History was made at this year's Grammy Awards. For the first time, the serious challenges facing recording artists were being talked about on a globally televised music awards show with hundreds of millions of viewers watching.<p>It happened toward the end of the broadcast when Recording Academy …

How to Manage Your Startup's Intellectual Property

Salim Dharssi, Ashlee Froese and Matthew Powell of Gilbert’s LLP explain the different types of IP management and the importance of putting it in …