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A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

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The Police Aren’t Under Attack. Institutionalized Racism Is.

John Minchillo—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>John Taggart—EPA<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Paul Martinka—Polaris<p>Seth Wenig—AP<p>Mark Lennihan—AP<p>Carlo …

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The best Chromebooks so far: Acer C720 and Chromebook 13

Acer C720 and Chromebook 13 Review<p>Chrome That Keeps on Ticking<p>Chromebook C720<p>Core Power<p>Great Keyboard<p>Chromebook 13<p>Monitor Connection<p>Ace Design<p>C720 …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

‘Police betrayed me,’ says mother of imprisoned British jihadi

The distraught mother of a young man sentenced to 12 years for going to fight against the regime of president Bashar al-Assad in Syria said that she felt betrayed by the police and courts over the length of his prison term.<p>“This is not justice. They said I was doing the right thing, that when my …

Straight outta Texas: The Apex Teton headphone amplifier

The Apex Teton was designed and built by Pete Millett, a man with a long history of making awesome-sounding headphone amplifiers. His Web site is chock full of DIY audio projects and experiments for folks handy with a soldering iron. Millett sees himself as "a lifetime electronics geek, I got a ham …

Staff At Sony Pictures Are Being Forced To Use Pens And Paper After A Massive Hack

Staff in every office of movie studio Sony Pictures have been left to try and do their jobs using just pen and paper after hackers broke into the company's computer system.<p>A new report in the Times reveals that staff have been banned from using computers. "There are people sitting at their desks …

Amazon Wants To Help You Find A Plumber

Amazon shoppers in those cities will reportedly see installation or handyman offers after purchasing goods like ceiling fans, air conditioners, and the like. The company will offer a money-back guarantee on its services and will do background checks on any service provider that it lists on the …

Chinese Newspaper Says Microsoft Owes China $137 Million In Back Taxes

According to an article published by China's Xinhua official news agency on Sunday, an unnamed U.S. multinational must pay the Chinese government 840 million yuan ($137 million) in back taxes and interest, as well as more than 100 million yuan in additional taxes a year in the future.<p>The article …

Why It's So Hard for Millennials to Find a Place to Live and Work

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.<p>So what'll it be: Dayton or San Francisco?<p>Alright, so that's not the most common choice for young people getting …

Software Companies Are Dominating Deloitte's Technology Fast 500

Software companies continue to dominate the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, with six of the top 10 winners being among the fastest growing companies in North America today . These include MobileIron, Twilio, Phunware, Apigee, Shopify and Dejero Labs, Inc. 48% of the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 …

Megaphones banned as G20 police take tougher line on protesters

Police at the G20 meeting in Brisbane have signalled they will take a tougher line on demonstrators than previously indicated.<p>The late reversal of a decision to allow protest organisers to use megaphones, as well as warnings that people carrying masks can expect to be stopped by police, sets the …

Economic sanctions contradict international law, says Putin

Ahead of his arrival at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that economic sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis are against the group’s interests and contradict international law.<p>Speaking to Russian newsagency ITAR-TASS he said: “Of course, it is against the …

AT&T swamped with refund demands over “cramming” scam; FTC predicts record number of claims

Since the Federal Trade Commission announced a $105 million settlement with AT&T last week over fake billing charges, 359,000 individuals have …

Everybody Is About To Be Talking About This Line And The S&P 500

Here's a VERY easy prediction to make.<p>This week, lots of people are going to be talking about the red line in the chart above. That's the 200-day moving average (the average of the last 200 days of trading). When the stock market falls below that line, people start to freak out about a serious …

Nordstrom's Simple Strategy For Beating Everyone Else In Retail

The company's shares have gained 110% in five years. The company is well-positioned to continue that success in the future, according to a recent report by Deutsche Bank.<p>The department store has focused on a few aspects of the business to stand out.<p>Here's how Nordstrom is beating retailers from …

A Troubled Project To Replace Oracle With SAP Software Could Cost A New York Gas Utility Nearly $1 Billion

In November 2012, National Grid replaced its old Oracle system with SAP software that was initially estimated to cost about $383.8 million, according to a recently released audit cited by IDG.<p>But the system had many flaws from the beginning. Those flaws included making incorrect payments to …

Don’t forget the Finns! Nokia joins Ericsson in building T-Mobile’s new LTE network

Nokia Networks isn’t being left behind as T-Mobile starts the latest phase of its 4G network rollout. The Finnish mobile equipment maker announced …

AT&T's latest promo doubles your data on shared phone plans

Given the avalanche of new smartphones this fall, there's a good chance that your data use is about to spike as you put that fresh hardware through its paces. If so, AT&T might just have you covered. It's running a promo between September 28th and October 31st that doubles the amount of data you …

401(k) fail: Expert sees 'totally unexpected' drop in accounts

Even one of the greatest bull markets in history can’t improve the sorry state of 401(k) accounts.<p>According to a new report from the Center for …

The State of Antivirus for Android

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>Over 80% of smartphones today run Android. With such a large amount of phones using Google’s operating system, Android has become an ever more viable target for malware developers. The question is, are currently used antiviruses effective? The answer is more complex than …

Alibaba Flotation Gives Yahoo An Opportunity To Turn Things Around

Yahoo, which bought a 40 percent stake in the Chinese online giant in 2005 for $1 billion, still holds 22.4 percent of Alibaba. And the California company is expected to walk away with $7 billion to $9 billion by paring that stake down to 16.3 percent.<p>The huge public offering for Alibaba comes with …

Under Armour is beating Adidas in the race to eat Nike’s dust

Under Armour has overtaken Adidas for the first time among sportswear brands in the US, the Wall Street Journal reported. The US brand’s sales are up 20% to $1.2 billion so far this year, while its German rival’s sales are down 23% to $1.1 billion. But both companies are still several times smaller …

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How Sapphire, The Nearly Indestructible Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. The announcement follows rumors that …

Whopper Reason Shareholders Should Hate Inversions? (Hint, It's Not About Patriotism)

Sure, Burger King is going Canadian, but it’s only one of dozens of American companies doing inversions or at least eyeing the border. Inversions are like marrying a foreign spouse that gets you out of paying taxes. They are ideal for a company expanding overseas since they reduce U.S. taxes on …