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16 Novels By Women Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2016

Get ready for these high-impact works of fiction to be everywhere in the first half of 2016.<p>As the last few days of 2015 wind down, ready the champagne and prepare a toast—especially if you're a reader. That's because January commences a veritable avalanche of books worthy of celebration, with …

Europe in 2016: Terror fears, migration, politics. But economy may turn a corner

Here's what to watch in Europe this year.<p>The European Union is bitterly divided and likely to remain so. Geopolitical tensions and terror threats aren't expected to abate. And the migrant surge will continue to cause political and social challenges. But it could also be the year Europe's sluggish …

Europe

6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

<i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016.</i><p><i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his</i> …

Education

8 things that will (probably) happen in tech in 2016

Read The Telegraph technology team's predictions for the year ahead, including drones, robots, driverless cars and virtual reality<p>Virtual reality goes truly mainstream<p><b>Rhiannon Williams:</b> Momentum has been building for years, but 2016 is the year that virtual reality will truly take off. …

Oculus Rift

What's Next for Bitcoin in 2016

Some of the characters attracted to the digital currency bitcoin continue to be the biggest rivals to its success.<p>Earlier this month, the SEC charged …

What 2016 Will Hold for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Other Tech Giants

The world's most successful technology companies use the platform business model. Here are 5 trends we see impacting both established and new platform companies in 2016.<p><i>This is a guest post by Applico Principal Greg Battle.</i><p><b>1. Facebook Famous</b><p>Facebook's app constellation strategy has gotten a lot of …

Social Media

A Google Exec on How to Organize Your Workweek

Your Monday self is just never going to be very happy or productive, argues Jeremiah Dillon, head of product marketing at Google, in a piece at <i>Fast</i> …

Time Management

Facebook Director Pay Not Getting Many Shareholder ‘Likes’

That a Facebook shareholder is angry enough to sue the company over director pay is not so surprising once you realize that one of Facebook’s board …

An entrepreneur who built a 7-figure business says the smartest thing to do with your money is a habit you can start building today

The good news is <i>anyone</i> can put money aside and let it accumulate.<p>You don't need to be rich to invest— it's a concept that personal finance experts have been preaching for nearly a century, and is just as relevant today.<p>"Money comes to you when you are ready for it," explains entrepreneur Lewis …

Retirement

What Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and 11 other successful people do on weekends

For others, the weekend is a myth — Saturday and Sunday are mere extensions of the workweek and a chance to get ahead of the competition.<p>Judging from the ways successful people spend their — at least theoretical — time away from work, there really is no right or wrong way to structure your …

Soledad O'Brien

7 Habits For 7 Days That Will Ensure 365 Days of Happiness

Do you want to be happy?That's a question everybody would in unison answer with a resounding 'yes" to.We all want to be happy and try every day to …

Happiness

From drug addiction to Uber intern to powerful Uber exec at age 30, Austin Geidt's life is already the stuff of Valley legend

Five years ago, she saw some tweets about a startup looking for an intern. That startup was Uber.<p>It was 2010 and the economy was rocky. Jobs — even internships — were hard to get and her résumé was "blank," she told the audience at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in San Francisco on …

Silicon Valley

5 Productivity Tips I Learned From Uber and Other Silicon Valley Superstars

I once asked Mitch Kapor how he stayed productive. The tech veteran smiled and showed me an elaborate Microsoft Word document he used to keep track of all the people, places and projects in his life with keyboard shortcuts to move information around, so he’d know what to do when. Seeing him in …

How can we do a Hawaii trip on a reasonable budget?

Although our limp travel dollar means you might have to reduce your beachside mai tai intake, there are ways to shave a few bucks from your vacation in Hawaii – by thinking creatively and avoiding some pricey pitfalls.<p>"Getting here, staying here and eating here are often expensive, but what you do …

Zuckerberg says he isn't dodging taxes by donating his fortune

Shortly after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to give away 99 percent of their shares in the company to support charitable causes, he was accused of attempting to dodge billions in taxes.<p>That’s because Zuckerberg chose to pour his funds into a …

Nonprofits

Zuckerberg denies that his new organization is a tax dodge

Mark Zuckerberg is well aware that a lot of people think he's giving away $45 billion worth of Facebook shares to dodge taxes. That's why he's taken to Facebook yet again to clarify that the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative is a limited liability company (LLC) and not a traditional charitable …

This Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s $88 million estate is the pinnacle of work-life balance

Tech entrepreneur Kumar Malavalli just put his Silicon Valley estate on the market for $88 million, making it one of the most expensive properties ever to be publicly listed in the area, the Wall Street Journal reported (paywall).<p>But what’s truly stunning about this Los Altos Hills, California, …

Real Estate

Silicon Valley accused of destroying Steve Jobs movie

<i>New York Times</i> tech writer Nick Bilton has taken aim at Silicon Valley in his latest column — attacking it for helping to bring down Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s <i>Steve Jobs</i> biopic, which so far has earned just $18 million at the box office in its first seven weeks.<p>Although Bilton doesn’t place all …

Silicon Valley

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

These Are the World's Top 10 Young Billionaires

Thomas Persson<p><b>Age:</b> 30 <b><br>Company:</b> Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) <b><br>Estimated net worth:</b> $2.7 billion<p>Swedish heartthrob Thomas Persson is living the luxe life thanks …

Square is soaring — and it's a huge relief for Wall Street and Silicon Valley

Wall Street and Silicon Valley are watching the deal closely.<p>A successful debut means other tech companies eyeing an initial public offering will take confidence.<p>A disappointing opening in contrast would lead to questions over private-funding valuations and the state of the public market.<p>The …

Silicon Valley

10 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

If you show up late to the office or get sucked into an overflowing inbox, you could easily get thrown off and have a hard time focusing for the rest of the day.<p>We did some research and rounded up 10 common traps that can ensnare you within the first 10 minutes of your workday. Read on to find out …

Time Management

Sir Richard Branson is using his billions to back all of these tech startups

Wealthy individuals are constantly on the look out for the next big thing as they look to carry on building their already-impressive personal fortunes.<p>Branson's net worth of $4.9 billion (£3.2 billion) makes him one of the richest men on the planet.<p>Here are the 18 technology companies that Branson …

Mobile Payments

Entrepreneurs Make These 6 Mistakes All Too Often

As a company grows, it typically needs a sales team. Here's how to avoid the common errors that occur at this stage of your company's development.<p>As I've mentioned previously, learning how to sell is great preparation for starting your own company. Entrepreneurs who know how to sell are usually far …

Vain

This Story About Marshmallows Explains How Mark Zuckerberg Gets Stuff Done

Between building drones that can beam Internet signals from the sky and investing in the future of virtual reality, it’s fair to say that Facebook …

Fin, A Remote-Control Bluetooth Ring, Finally Launches As Neyya

Get ready for yet another wearable… Neyya, a Bluetooth ring designed for remote-controlling other mobile devices, is finally launching today after a lengthy post-crowdfunding delay and a substantial rethink of the original concept.<p>We first came across the startup back in January 2014 when it demoed …

The email habits of Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and 11 other successful people

That suffering increases exponentially when you're the leader of a company.<p>So how do top executives like Bill Gates and Tim Cook manage their overwhelming inbox flux?

Eric Schmidt

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

How to Stop Feeling Guilty: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a <i>bad</i> …

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.<p>A self-described serial entrepreneur, he has managed to launch a steady stream of diverse and successful businesses, from gaming software to bottled spring water, by letting his creative juices move in different directions at once.<p>“I like …