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Toys 'R' Us Founder Charles Lazarus Dies at 94

Charles Lazarus, who combined supermarket-style service with touches of whimsy in creating Toys “R” Us Inc., a longtime retail success that fought …

This 15-year-old's heartbreaking poem is so good even J.K. Rowling retweeted it

You know you must be on to something when your writing gets tweeted by J.K. Rowling herself.<p>On Friday morning, teacher Kate Clanchy from Oxford, UK, …

Creative Writing

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in …

Streaming

Raytheon's laser and microwave buggy test brought down 45 drones

This week, Raytheon announced it successfully tested its anti-drone technology. The advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy brought down 45 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones at a U.S. Army exercise that was held in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.<p>The microwave system was able to bring down …

U.S. Army

Craiglist blocks personal ads to protest anti sex-trafficking law

The passing of the controversial, ham-handed Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA-FOSTA) has prompted Craigslist to close its personals section. The bill is designed to punish websites with criminal sanctions if they are seen to be facilitating sex work, as a personals ad could be. …

Craigslist

5 Fundamental Skills for First-Time Managers

New to leadership? Hone these time-tested skills to accelerate your effectiveness and impact as a leader.<p><i>By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), director for partners in leadership, and an expert and author on breakthrough communications, global human resources, and talent development</i><p>If you're like …

Team Building

A Free Oxford Course on Deep Learning: Cutting Edge Lessons in Artificial Intelligence

Nando de Freitas is a "machine learning professor at Oxford University, a lead research scientist at Google DeepMind, and a Fellow of the Canadian …

Machine Learning

The Air Force just released a bunch of crazy photos of A-10 Warthogs over Afghanistan

The Air Force recently released a bunch of crazy pictures of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs getting refueled over Afghanistan, where the US recently redeployed a squadron of 12 Warthogs.<p>The A-10s were deployed in late January to Kandahar Air Base as part of a new campaign announced in November 2017. The US …

5 Writing Tips from Someone Learning to Write

Seasoned writers have a lot of wisdom to offer, but as someone learning to write, here are 5 newbie tips that are guaranteed to be useful.<p>Now, you …

Creative Writing

Chris Evans says he's done with Marvel movies after Avengers 4

<i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> promises to be a showdown for the ages, the culmination of 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that also looks forward …

Marvel Universe

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Self-improvement

8 Proven Habits for Ultimate Success

Build the habits you've always wanted.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are the result of our repeated behavior. Or as Aristotle put it, “Success is not an action, but a habit.”<p>Here, top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles weigh in on the one mental …

Entrepreneurship

This Is The A-Bomb Moment For Computer Science

Physics made the atomic bomb and chemistry created nerve gas. Today, computer scientists need to confront the weaponization of their work.<p>“Computer science is a field which hasn't yet encountered consequences,” ex-Googler Yonatan Zunger wrote on Sunday. Physics made the atomic bomb, chemistry …

Best Jobs for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Updated March 15, 2018<p>If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, there are different career paths you can take to turn your dream into a reality. Which path …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

How to create the perfect résumé, according to a CEO and former Googler

<b>• Résumé tips often focus on mistakes to avoid.</b><p><b>• But Google alum and WayUp CEO Liz Wessel has a recommendation for what you should do that could help your résumé stand out.</b><p><b>• She said you're going to need to avoid generic descriptions.</b><p>A résumé is basically a first impression in document form. So you …

A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault. The attack was not designed to simply destroy data or shut down the plant, investigators believe. It was meant to sabotage the firm’s operations and trigger an explosion.<p>The attack was a dangerous …

Cybersecurity

Everything You Need To Know About Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is solving problems that seemed well beyond our reach just a few years back. Using deep learning, the fastest growing segment of AI, computers are now able to learn and recognize patterns from data that were considered too complex for expert written software. Today, …

Machine Learning

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

Hackers learn to hurdle two-factor authentication | Financial Times

For years, cyber security experts have been urging users to add a second layer of authentication to their accounts, often a code sent by text message …

Authentication

Alexa can now play that song you heard but can’t remember the name of

Sometimes you want to listen to a certain song but you can't quite remember what it's called. Other times you might just want to listen to some of your favorites that you haven't heard in a while. Now, Alexa can find those tunes for you. While listening to Amazon Music, you can now ask Alexa in …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

5 Business Ideas You Can Launch from Your Living Room

Through technology, our world has become progressively more interconnected, and has created the potential for hundreds of different business ideas.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Being a successful entrepreneur today is all about generating multiple sources of income. The title “serial …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Bootstrap SEO When You're on a Tight Budget

Getting links and incorporating keywords won't break the bank.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business should be implementing SEO strategies in order to improve their website’s search engine rankings. But unfortunately, there are a lot of marketers and …

Small Business

How to turn ideas into a cohesive written piece

A guide on executing your thoughts and ideas from a fellow word-vomit writer.<p>I am terrible at concisely explaining my thoughts. I never seem to know …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

If You Do This 1 Thing on LinkedIn, You Look Like a Narcissist

Don't be the one that does this on your LinkedIn profile, or people will think you're full of yourself.<p>LinkedIn is currently considered the number one social media platform for professionals. With over 500 million profiles, it's safe to say most of the people you know in the working world have …

Social Media

McDonald's is making a massive change to its burgers — and Wendy's should be terrified

McDonald's is making a massive change to its burgers.<p>On Tuesday, the fast-food giant announced it would begin making its Quarter Pounder burgers with fresh — not frozen — beef across the US by early May.<p>The beef will be cooked fresh when a customer orders, which is a new process for the burger …

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over messaging

BlackBerry's tired of waiting for Facebook's friend request. So it sued.<p>The Canadian business software provider and former phone giant sued the world's largest social network in a Los Angeles court.<p>The suit, filed Tuesday, targets Facebook and its Instagram photo sharing app and WhatsApp messaging …

Social Media