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Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick and mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick and mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in Dilbert-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

The Workplace

NFL owners say players must stand for the National Anthem

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> NFL players must stand during the National Anthem this season, team owners decided Wednesday, a reaction to fierce backlash against some who took a knee in symbolic opposition to the systemic oppression of people of color, including by police.<p>NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said …

Football (U.S.)

Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. On …

White House covered up Melania taking credit for Obama’s booklet. Here are the receipts.

"Be Best," indeed.<p>The White House tried to cover up the fact that First Lady Melania Trump took credit for a booklet she lifted from the Obama …

Google Assistant will book haircuts on its own soon – and teach kids to say 'please'

Google's answer to Siri and Alexa — the Google Assistant — will soon be able to call businesses, make appointments for you and help teach kids to say …

Quitting Facebook? Download your data before you go

First, it was Cambridge Analytica. Now, it's the ugly truth memo. What's next?<p>If you are finally ready to quit Facebook once and for all, you should take your data -- all your posts and messages, photos and videos, friends and groups and so on -- with you before you go. Thankfully, Facebook makes …

Social Media

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Crowd Funding

California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an …

How Hollywood will fundamentally change after the Disney-Fox deal

With the news on Thursday that Disney had bought much of 21st Century Fox's entertainment and TV assets for an estimated $52.4 billion, the reality that Hollywood is on the brink of a seismic change is starting to hit those in the industry.<p>Many below the executive level at Fox are in the dark as to …

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning | Inc.com

We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study after study shows that's not true. Many of the best scientifically validated tips and tricks for faster …

Study Skills

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

The Fascinating Link Between Gut Health and Cancer Treatment

Why do some therapies work wonders on some patients, but seem to have virtually no effect on others? Two fascinating new studies in <i>Science</i> shed light …

The first autonomous drone delivery network will fly above Switzerland starting next month

Like a futuristic postal service... that delivers blood<p>Logistics company Matternet has announced a permanent autonomous drone network in Switzerland that will now see lab samples like blood tests and other diagnostics flown between hospital facilities, clinics, and labs. The first delivery network …

Blockchain technology could be even more disruptive than Amazon was 2 decades ago

I feel blessed because travel allows me to meet and speak at length with some truly fascinating and successful people, from CEOs of firms both large and small, to deal lawyers, to audit partners.<p>Hearing varying opinions on global issues and politics has helped expand the scope and depth of my …

This simple mistake could help you find cheap flights, according to a man who frequently flies first and business class for free

As owner of air miles site God Save the Points, he spends his time travelling the globe in first class, writing about the latest hacks in the travel industry. He even once bagged a free ride on a private jet.<p>But while the power of air miles is widely recognised, Ott says there's another, largely …

You can learn literally anything on this site (for life) for under $80

You know how Apple promises "there's an app for that"? With the Virtual Training Company, there's a <i>course</i> for that — whatever "that" may be. Give …

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful | Inc.com

If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. Have one you'd like to recommend? Leave me a …

Entrepreneurship

Atari partners with LGBT Media to make more inclusive games

Atari is making good on its promise to stake part of its strategy on LGBTQ apps. The company has formed a partnership with LGBT Media, the company behind the social app LGBTQutie, to reach more of the community. The deal will see LGBT Media acquire and "re-launch" Atari's city-building game …

LGBTQI

Chelsea Clinton calls on Trump to apologize for 'vile and wrong' tweet

It's been a big day for Donald Trump on Twitter, and Chelsea Clinton has definitely noticed.<p>After an unhinged morning that included the president …

Donald Trump

Researchers use radio waves to wirelessly monitor sleep patterns

MIT researchers have unveiled a new method for wirelessly monitoring sleep. The whole thing works a bit like echolocation — radio waves are beamed off a sleeping subject and changes in the body are detected when they bounce back.<p>The research is the latest in a number of different activities the …

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50-, 60-, or 70-hour week), the world's second-largest retailer will let roughly a dozen "part-time" employees cut back to just 30 hours at 75% the typical salary, but still retain all their benefits.<p>"A lot of companies have talked about …

​Yes, Swedish Fish Oreo cookies are real and 'potent'

Whether you like traditional Oreo cookies, or you prefer fancier flavors like pumpkin spice or birthday cake, there's a variety of Oreos for everyone.<p>This week, Nabisco announced the newest Oreo flavor, and it replaces the usual creme filling with bright red Swedish Fish gummy candy.<p>"We know that …

Dessert

Macy's, Inc. Is Closing a Boatload of Stores (Again)

In the first week of 2016, <b>Macy's</b> (NYSE: M) announced plans to close 36 stores during the first few months of the year. This represented a reaction to weak customer traffic and sales throughout 2015.<p>Macy's comparable store sales declines have continued in 2016, and so management is now taking much …

Microsoft makes some moves to lift Dynamics CRM marketshare

Microsoft has been searching for ways to strengthen its flagging Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) tool, and it made a couple of moves this week (one quite significant) with an eye toward making life easier for sales people and enhancing its marketshare in the process.<p>For starters, …

New Mormon policy bans acceptance of children of same-sex couples

The children of same-sex parents will be banned from blessings and baptism until they turn 18 and disavow gay marriage under a new Mormon Church policy that deems homosexual parents to be apostates, or people who have renounced their faith.<p>The new policies are part of "Handbook 1," a guide for lay …

LGBTQI

Conspiracy theorists think Apple owns this mysteryious car company

A new electric car company has revved up Apple Car conspiracy theorists who think the mysterious automaker may actually be a shell company for Apple’s automotive ambitions.<p>Faraday Future has already pulled in $1 billion in investments and is stocking up on top Tesla talent (just like Apple), but …

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Fishing boat worth £300,000 is scrapped after Britain's youngest captain smashed it into rocks

Valuable vessel is written off by salvage experts after it ended up in several pieces on a beach at Angle, Pembrokeshire<p>A ship skippered by Britain's youngest fishing boat captain has been broken up for scrap after the teenager smashed the £300,000 vessel into rocks.<p>Jake Bowman-Davies, 17, lost his …

Pembrokeshire

Why Portland Needs As Many Californians As We Can Get

There are many ways to arrive in a new town.<p>Beth Archibald provides one of the cushiest. Her company, Archibald Relocation, handles the logistical …

San Francisco