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Hate Your Job? Here’s What to Do

First of all, you’re not alone. That sinking feeling you get on Sunday nights when you know you’re only 8 hours away from staff-meeting hell is …

Employment

Inhabitat's Week in Green: triple-decker tree houses, prototype Hyperloop pods and a massive biodome

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>A man's home is his castle -- even if that castle happens to be a truck. A family of three recently transformed a small truck into a regal off-the-grid home …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Daily Inspiration #1910

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Richard Branson Thinks His 1986 Prank Inspired Steve Jobs To Create iTunes

As he writes in his new book "The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership," he realized early on that a ridiculous prank or silly photo opp could serve as a fun way to bring attention to Virgin. In retrospect, he thinks that one of his biggest pranks may actually have inspired iTunes and the …

Hackers Have Figured Out A Major Security Flaw In USB Sticks

Wired reports that the "BadUSB" vulnerability, first developed by security researchers, has been released online. This means that hackers can now start using it to infect computers.<p>The "good" news is that vulnerability only comes from one USB manufacturer, Phison of Taiwan. The bad news is that …

The 20 Schools With The Most Grads At Apple — And Harvard And Yale Didn't Make The List

Lots of people think that working at Apple is a dream job, given the impact the brand has on the world, the awesome food on campus, and the freedom to take on the projects that interest you.<p>So how can you become one of Apple's 80,000-plus employees? From our research, it looks as if going to a …

D-rama: What Are Tesla And Elon Musk Really Hiding?

Elon Musk really does have it all. Not only does the billionaire run two bleeding-edge corporations, he’s also a social-media superstar. His 8-word tweet from Wednesday evening about “unveiling the D and something else” has now been retweeted more than 12,700 times and generated countless more …

Here's What Happened When An Employee Told Steve Jobs Something Couldn't Be Done

So you can imagine he wouldn't settle for being told that something could not be done. One former Apple and NeXT employee told Business Insider what it was like to face Jobs and tell him one of his assignments was impossible.<p>Ken Rosen, a managing partner at the consulting agency Performance Works, …

Is Elon Musk the Greatest CEO of the Modern Era?

OK, before I start, let me make full disclosure: my new Tesla was delivered today. Yes I know it's a car for the 1 percent, and that my modest green initiative of buying an electric vehicle won't exactly save the biosphere. And indeed, I am indebted to Elon Musk, the CEO and chief product architect …

Teach youngsters music and they will soar

Sadly, a good musical education is often denied to those children who need it most<p>Anyone who watched the Channel 4 documentary Don’t Stop the Music last week (the second instalment screens tonight) could be forgiven for thinking our music education system had fallen apart. We were presented with a …

The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

17 Books About Money Everyone Should Read In Their 20s

Head back to the gym, explore a new neighborhood ... learn more about managing money and building wealth.<p>If that third one is on your list, you're in luck.<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best personal finance books out there for 20-somethings, from expert-recommended classics to some of our …

19 Incredibly Impressive Students At Harvard

Narrowing down the 6,700-person student body to just a handful of go-getters was a challenge John Harvard himself wouldn't have struggled with any less. We spoke with campus leaders, sought the counsel of student journalists, and combed the internet to find the 19 Harvard College undergrads who …

20 Hard Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

Transitioning from a lifestyle without significant responsibilities into the "real world" makes your 20s a decade of tough lessons.<p>Wherever you're at in your 20s — whether you're on your own or still with your parents, figuring out your career or going through grad school — you can learn from those …

Avoiding Battery Shortages

For years, the world's automakers have suffered from shortages of the batteries needed to power their hybrid-electric vehicles, as well as electric vehicles. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 interrupted Toyota Prius production just as the latest version was launching.

The Sweet Rides Of Tech's Millionaires And Billionaires

We all know these tech moguls can be humble, but we thought it'd be fun to round up what tech cofounders and CEOs are driving these days, which range from extremely modest to ridiculously expensive.<p>Some of the wealthiest living in Silicon Valley own flashy $100,000 sports cars, while others are …

5 Things Successful People Never Do

But an important one many don't know about is the ability to manage emotions and remain calm under pressure, says Travis Bradberry, president at TalentSmart and coauthor of "Emotional Intelligence 2.0," in a LinkedIn post.<p>In a more recent follow-up post, Bradberry says that managing your emotions …

Here's How the Feds Are Teaming Up With Hackers to Save Us All from Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission is at one of the world’s biggest hacker conferences this weekend, where hackers are competing to help save us all from …

Identity Theft

This Is The Worst Way To Start An Email

There are hundreds of perfectly acceptable ways to start an email: "Dear," "Hello," "Hi," and so on. And then there's one you should avoid at all costs.<p>According to Diane Gottsman, etiquette expert and founder of the Protocol School of Texas, "To whom it may concern," is one of the worst ways to …

A Look At Tesla's Cheapest Car, The Model 3

Tesla's much-anticipated somewhat affordable electric car will be called the Model 3.<p>The electric carmaker hopes to start selling the smaller, cheaper offering by early 2017, CEO Elon Musk said in an interview published late Tuesday night by British car magazine Auto Express.<p>The car will cost …

If This Is What Spaceships Will Look Like In 100 Years, You’re Going To Want To Get In Line Now

If we’re going to ever settle down away from this planet, we’re going to need spaceships like these–essentially living systems that can fly through space–to help get us there and keep us alive.<p>Within 100 years, humans may venture beyond the solar system. What would it take to make it possible to …

7 networking secrets everyone should learn in their 20s

What I discovered over the years is that networking is much more than that. It is an essential part of building a successful career, and, if done strategically and intentionally, it can be very powerful.<p>Here are the seven secrets about networking I wish I learned in my 20s:<p>1. Effective networking …

Your Enemies May Just Be The Secret To Your Success

Today, more than two decades later, companies still pit themselves against competitors in order to get people talking.<p>Samsung, for example, loves releasing videos that make fun of Apple, with one of the most popular ones depicting iPhone fans as idiots. Pepsi constantly targets Coca-Cola with …

5 'Lemonade Lessons' From 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Vivienne Harr

Harr was only 8 when she saw photographer Lisa Kristine's image of two young Nepalese brothers carrying heavy stones down a mountain. When she learned that these boys were slaves, she immediately decided that she wanted to end child slavery. So in May of 2012, she did what many kids do, and set up …

Lamborghini-Obsessed 7-Year-Old Gets Surprise Visit on His Birthday

Nobody likes a party crasher, but if you’re a Lamborghini owner, you’re more than welcome at a certain 7-year-old’s birthday bash. Little Jacob is crazy about Lamborghinis, so for his birthday, his dad invited a bunch of Lamborghini owners over to their house to surprise him with the best birthday …

Los Angeles

7 Psychology Tricks To Influence People And Get Exactly What You Want

5 Cognitive Distortions Successful People Use To Get Things Done

The five distortions are:<p><b>1. Personal Exceptionalism</b><p>… a macro sense that you are in the top of your cohort, your work is snowflake-special, or that you are destined to have experiences well outside the bounds of "normal;" not to be confused with arrogance or high self-esteem<p><b>2. Dichotomous …