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How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

This amazing new web tool lets you create microsites that exist solely as URLs

Long live the open web<p>Former Google designer Nicholas Jitkoff, who’s now the vice president of design at Dropbox, has created a really nifty new web tool he’s calling itty bitty sites, or self-contained microsites that exist solely as URLs. You can create your own by following this URL: …

QR codes

EPA rollbacks already touching Americans' lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 37 mostly female farm-workers in California's Central Valley, U.S. policy under Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt became personal not long after sunup one day in May 2017.<p>Picking cabbage that morning, the workers noticed a tarry smell drifting from a nearby …

Obama Administration

Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518

The claim that the dancers were religious subversives is improbable – it was clear they did not want to be dancing<p>It started with just a few people dancing outdoors in the summer heat. Arms flailing, bodies swaying and clothes soaked with sweat, they danced through the night and into the next day. …

Drums

Newgrange: An 5,000-year-old Cosmic Monument That Predates the Pyramids by 500 years

<b>A thousand years older than Stonehenge, and 500 years older than the Pyramids of Giza, Newgrange is an ancient monument that consists of …

Archaeology

3 Reasons Why High Performers Are Often Miserable

Here’s a shocking statistic from one of my studies: In 42% of organizations, high performers are actually less engaged than low performers. Think about that for a moment: The employees who bring you the most value are often less engaged (satisfied, inspired, etc.) than the employees who reliably …

Employment

12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July

Distant planets, fantasy adventures, and more to add to your reading list<p>Robots are a regular staple in science fiction, from Isaac Asimov’s book <i>I, Robot</i> to the latest episode of <i>Westworld</i>. So while I was at an event in Boston, I picked up <i>Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and</i> …

Science Fiction

Facebook Is Patenting Technology to Spy on You Through Your Smartphone Camera and Microphone

The company says it may not use these patents. Does that make you feel better?<p>Is Facebook using your computer camera to read your facial expressions and determine how you feel about what you see on your screen? Is it using your phone's microphone to eavesdrop on you and find out what television …

Privacy

Google’s Translate app now works offline for 59 languages

Google yesterday announced an update to its Translate app which brings offline support for 59 languages to iOS and Android devices.<p><b>What’s new:</b> Prior to this update, Translate users suffered from limited translation functionality when their device wasn’t connected to the internet. Now, with improved …

Walmart To Use Drones In Stores To Provide Better Customer Service

You walk into your local Walmart. There may be someone to greet you at the door, yet as you make your way down the aisle, you realize you need help. Within moments a drone flies down from above and hovers in front of you, then leads you to the item you’re trying to find.<p>Is this real, or is this …

Customer Experience

Ford CEO Jim Hackett talks about his plans for reinventing the 115-year-old car company

Ever since Jim Hackett took over as CEO of Ford last year, the auto industry and Wall Street have been trying to figure out his plan to keep the 115-year-old carmaker relevant in the 21st century, as brash new arrivals such as Waymo and Tesla change the way we get around.<p>Hackett — who was CEO of …

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

Perfectly capture colors with this pocket-size sensor [Deals]

Whether you’re working on a graphic design project or redecorating your home, color is key. But most of us can’t tell the difference between purple and violet, so we’ve found a tool that can help.<p>Nix Mini is a pocket-sized sensor that scans any colored surface and turns out a precise color code. So …

Graphic Design

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

Designers at SoFi and Robinhood explain how they trick users into actually saving (and making) money

SAN FRANCISCO -- Personal finance apps are gobbling up attention and dollars — especially from millennials — thanks to startups that make it easier than ever to budget, trade stocks, or even refinance a loan, using nothing more than a smartphone.<p>From the loan refinancing company SoFi, valued at …

The Pygmalion Effect: Proving Them Right

<i>The Pygmalion Effect is a powerful secret weapon. Without even realizing it, we can nudge others towards success. In this article, discover how</i> …

JSON APIs Are Just Web Applications

A common misconception, especially amongst new developers, is that learning to create an API is vastly different from learning to build an a web …

Deutsche Technik-Beratung: Media Markt und Saturn bieten Technikbesuch zuhause an

Media Markt und Saturn wollen in allen Filialen einen Hometechnik-Dienst anbieten. Experten helfen bei Problemen mit Geräten von den Discountern, …

Google removes 'Don't Be Evil' motto from its Code of Conduct

To be evil or not to be evil — that is the question, Google.<p>It seems after years of the tech company's commitment to its low-key creepy-sounding …

This 27-year-old ex-Facebook engineer invented a super popular way to protect Mac PCs from hackers without Apple's help

A tiny security startup called Kolide is starting to make waves within the computer security world.<p>It helps businesses dive into the guts of their employees' Macintosh computers to find all the sketchy things a hacker could use to break into a corporate network.<p>Kolide is on the radar because its …

Grocery Delivery Wars: Kroger Is Fending Off Amazon's Whole Foods With a New Service of Its Own

When Amazon (amzn) bought Whole Foods almost a year ago, Ocado Group was one of the few retailers to see its shares go up.<p>That’s because there were …

I've watched 120 hours of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway meetings — these are the top 5 things I learned

The billionaire Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway investing partner Charlie Munger have been dispensing financial wisdom and life lessons for 24 years at their annual shareholders meetings. CNBC has recently archived about 120 hours of videos from meetings dating back to 1994.<p>I've gone …

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Kurt Gödel Shaking the Very Foundations of Mathematics

Kurt Gödel (1906-1978)<p>On April 28, 1906, <b>Kurt Gödel</b> was born. He was one of the most significant logicians of all time. Gödel made an immense impact …

The Red Hat Innovation Awards recognize customers who demonstrate creative thinking, problem solving, and innovative use of Red Hat solutions.

<b>Business impact:</b> How is your project directly benefiting your organization? Whether it’s impacting another line of business, impacting ROI, or data …

French museum discovers half of its collection are fakes

A state-owned French art museum has discovered that more than half of its collection consists of worthless fakes and experts fear that other public galleries may also be stuffed with forgeries.<p>An art historian raised the alarm after noticing that paintings attributed to Etienne Terrus showed …

Queen's 'heart of gold' stolen from French museum

It narrowly escaped being melted down after the French Revolution, but a 16th century gold case containing the heart of the only woman to have twice been crowned queen of France has now been stolen.<p>The theft of the reliquary containing the heart of Anne of Brittany, who was briefly betrothed to the …

Quick packed lunch ideas for busy people | Rosie Birkett

Egg, potato and gherkin salad (pictured above)<p>Boil 250g baby new potatoes in salted water until tender, drain. Boil another pot of water, lower in 2 eggs and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool, then peel. Chop 1 egg and halve the other. In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp mayonnaise …

Recipes

13 quick weight-loss tips that nutritionists swear by

The key to lasting weight loss is losing the weight fast. Here's why: It may give you a psychological boost that helps you stick to your new habits; in studies, quick weight loss led to more pounds off overall plus longer-term success in keeping it off.<p>However, "anyone can do a cleanse or an …

Zuckerberg fires back at Tim Cook, opens up about fake news

Zuckerberg has been on a bit of a publicity tour following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and a generally tough year for the social media behemoth.<p>This morning, an interview with Zuck was published on Vox’s The Ezra Klein Show. In it, the Facebook CEO waded through some of the company’s most …

Social Media