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5 Tech Trends That Will Hit Every Retail Store By 2020

Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, …

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Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram today announced the debut of a new application called Layout, the company’s next standalone creation tool outside of its flagship photo-sharing application. With Layout, Instagram users will be able to quickly build collages using their mobile photos, which they can then choose to share …

William Gibson: I never imagined Facebook

The brilliant science-fiction novelist who imagined the Web tells Salon how writers missed social media’s rise<p>Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work. Arguably the most important sci-fi writer of his generation, Gibson's cyber-noir imagination has shaped …

The Hidden Life of the Kennedys : The Elite Dynasty That Got Decimated (Pt. I)

<b>The Kennedys were considered, at one point, to be America’s Royal Family – a powerful dynasty that was also beloved and admired by the public.</b> …

8 Apps That Can Do Wonders For Your Career

<i>by Jessica Henderson</i><p>No one said that it was easy out there.<p>We’re talking about the job market, of course. And in this competitive environment, even small advantages can have a big impact on whether you land the gig.<p>Small advantages like these eight low-cost (and, in many cases, free) apps, which …

17 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Do Great Things

Sometimes, no matter how experienced we are or how much we have accomplished, we all can use a little help to keep going, a bit of motivation if you will.<p>In the face of the inevitable obstacles we are going to encounter, here are ideas that have worked for me, my friends who run both …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

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The “Netflix For Books” Business Model, And How It’ll Change The Way You Read

Mark Coker of Smashwords, which recently inked a major content deal with Scribd, weighs in on how the all-you-can-read model changes the way we read, how authors make creative choices, and how everyone gets paid.<p>Is a “Netflix for e-books” nearing viability? Yesterday, Smashwords, the largest …

Planet Money T-Shirt Exposes Issues Of Work, Trade And Clothes

All this week, <i>All Things Considered</i> and <i>Morning Edition</i> has aired stories about the global journey a T-shirt makes from seed to finished product. Over the months NPR's Planet Money team spent reporting the series, they tackled questions about trade, work and clothes play in the global economy. …

The 5 Most Inspirational Business Books of 2013 | Inc.com

A good business book informs and educates but the best business books inspire us to do better. Here are my picks for the most motivational and inspiring books published this year:<p><i>Subtitle:</i> Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters<p><i>Author:</i> John Acuff<p><i>Why You Should Read It:</i> The …

How To Deal With Burnout As A Manager

As a manager, you spend most of your time focusing on your team: addressing performance issues, providing training, and helping people stay motivated and succeed—without burning out.<p>But what about when <i>you</i> start feeling burnt out?<p>I was a few years into my management career when I started to …

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a …

Mars One Project, A One Way Ticket To Mars | TIME

abandoned star wars film sets by ra di martino in the tunisian desert of chott el djerid, a photographer documents the decaying ruins of the star wars set of luke skywalker's home planet tatooine, left there from the original 1977 filming. see more: http://www.designboom.com/art/abandoned-star-wars-film-sets-in-the-tunisian-desert-by-ra-di-martino/