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What GDPR means for businesses outside Europe

On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in the European Union, but its implications will reach far beyond the borders of the 28 member states of the EU.<p>US businesses need to know the regulation, understand how it can impact their business operations so they can …

Privacy

Planet Nine, Show Thyself

Astronomers have found tantalizing new evidence that strengthens the case for a ninth planet beyond Neptune—but some still doubt its existence.<p>In 2016, when astronomers made the case for a ninth planet, orbiting far beyond Neptune, that could explain a strange clustering of objects in the outer …

Astronomy

5 Effective Tips for Moving Forward When You Feel Like Quitting

Anything worth doing is not easy.Successful people keep going.<p>Anything worth doing is not easy. So getting discouraged when trying to reach your goals is only natural. But that doesn't mean you should give up, no matter how impossible things are looking at the moment. Here are 5 tips for sticking …

Motivation

This Entrepreneur Shares How She Built an Audience Without Advertising

When most platforms wouldn't even allow this company to advertise on their sites, the founder had to get creative.<p>2 min read<p><i>This is an episode of our podcast</i> Problem Solvers<i>. Each week, an entrepreneur reveals how they overcame an unexpected problem in their business -- and were happier and more</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How I Daydreamed My Way To A $200M Business

New Year’s Eve, 1997. I was a 27-year-old college dropout with a million dollar business — and I was depressed. I’d been building my junk hauling business for nearly a decade when we hit a plateau with no end in sight. The future was murky. I needed to get away. So I fled to my parents’ cottage on …

Motivation

I Was Ripped Off by Someone I Thought Was a Friend. Here's What I Learned.

If I had dug a little deeper, I would have seen the truth.<p>When I first met Chris, I felt a real kinship. He was accomplished, had a strong following and had the successes that I had been struggling to achieve. Not only did he understand marketing, manage a team of virtual assistants and run ads at …

Entrepreneurship

How One Man Turned $2,000 Into $500 Million

If you’re a newer entrepreneur finding your way toward success, this man’s story will inspire you and give you four strategies that helped him turn $2,000 into over $500 million.<p><b>Who is Tim Gill?</b><p>In the early 1980s, Tim Gill found himself newly unemployed. He was let go from a small business due to …

Entrepreneurship

Being a mom in the US is dangerous—and wildly expensive

Like dozens of other countries in the world, the US is celebrating Mother’s Day this coming Sunday (May 13). Except for Christmas, this is the holiday on which Americans spend most. This year, a projected $23.1 billion will be splurged on gifts for mom, for a day marked in some way or the other by …

Pregnancy

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

There's no other way to put it: Maria de los Angeles Tun Burgos is a supermom.<p>She's raising five children, does housework and chores — we're talking about fresh tortillas every day made from stone-ground corn — and she helps with the family's business in their small village about 2 1/2 hours west …

Parenting

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

The royal wedding, explained

14 questions about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day, asked and answered.<p>In just a few days, the royal wedding will be here. American actress Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry of the British royal family, and there are a few things we can be sure of: The dress will be white, the hats …

Royal Weddings

Can Bad Men Change? What It’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy

The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room …

Roy Moore

Now hiring, for a one-day job: the gig economy hits retail

Aaron Stallings, who used to work as a bill collector for Capital One, says he’s no longer interested in having a full-time job.<p>Instead, for the past year, he has cobbled together work — 50, sometimes 60 hours a week — by parachuting into restaurants in Richmond that have last-minute openings to …

Gig Economy

A Customer Service Training Example From Four Seasons Hotels: Working With An Upset Customer

If you want to see great customer service recovery in action, watch closely as a manager at a Four Seasons hotel fields a complaint from an unhappy guest. In the case I’m going to share with you, a guest approached the manager to explain her unhappiness with how an employee had interacted with her …

Customer Service

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry

People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.<p>Two years ago, Kazushige Nishida, a Tokyo salaryman in his sixties, started renting a part-time wife and daughter. His real wife had recently died. Six months …

Relationships

The Death of Trends: How the Beauty Industry Is Redefining Our Culture of Cool

In August of 1998, an article in <i>Allure</i> magazine pronounced that bold, messily applied lipsticks in plums, berries, and browns were the next big trend …

Beauty

Workplace niceness can have nasty side effects

Imagine that eight people walk into a meeting to discuss an important strategic decision for their company. They’re all well-versed in the challenge they face. But two members of the group hold some key piece of information or a perspective that not everybody has considered. Everyone knows, for …

Leadership

Hassle-free hacks for busy moms: 3-minute omelet in a mug and more

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 3:41<p>April 26th, 2018<p>We’ve teamed up with BuzzFeed (a company NBC has invested in) to create Playfull, a new destination for moms and dads to learn fun recipes, parenting trends and tips for raising strong, amazing kids. Now Playfull’s …

Hacking

5 Scientifically-Proven Hacks for People Who Have Problems With Sleep

Not getting enough shut-eye can be a major life problem.<p>Not getting enough sleep can be a major life problem. Housewares retailer Moshells recently surveyed 2,000 people in the United States and found that 64 percent of them feel they're not getting enough sleep, with nearly a third reporting that …

Sleep

Contruction Robot Can Lay 1000 Bricks An Hour

Those in the business of automating things will tell you that there are three main kinds of tasks that are perfect for robots. If it’s dull, dirty, …

Robotics

Giant walking robot transforms into a sports car

Any kid who grew up watching Transformers cartoons wanted one in real life, and now a robotics company and roller coaster manufacturer have teamed up to make that dream come true. Brave Robotics, SoftBank sumsidiary Asratac, and Sansei Technologies in Japan have created a 12-foot-tall robot named …

Robotics

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Why are cash registers disappearing from luxury stores?

At high-end retailers, transactions happen behind closed doors and out of the customer’s sight.<p>I used to walk past Prada’s flagship New York City …

eCommerce

In Egypt, dating apps are a refuge for the LGBTQ community, but they can also be a trap

In Egypt, dating apps are a refuge for a persecuted LGBTQ community, but they can also be traps<p>Firas knew something was wrong when he saw the checkpoint. He was meeting a man in Dokki’s Mesaha Square, a tree-lined park just across the Nile from Cairo, for what was supposed to be a romantic …

LGBTQI

‘We Don’t Perform for People, We Perform for the Gods’

SURFACING | Bangkok Journal<p>By Malin Fezehai<p>BANGKOK — “Anywhere they play in Bangkok, I’ll be there,” said Warin Nithihiranyakul, 73, a dedicated fan of the Sai Yong Hong Chinese Opera troupe for more than 10 years. While waiting for his friends to arrive, he helps out by starting to set up plastic …

Asia

Silicon Valley Wants to Cash In on Fasting

Like most of the health fads that catch on in Silicon Valley, this one broke through thanks to word-of-mouth—and a Medium post. Entrepreneur Sumaya …

Silicon Valley

6 Surefire Ways to Protect Yourself from Data Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Companies from Facebook to Equifax rocked headlines after compromising customer data. As a consumer, here's what you can do to minimize your risk.<p>Progress comes with certain risks. As we move deeper into the Digital Age, we're still trying to figure out what the new normal is--especially when it …

Information Systems

Kylie Jenner's Best Makeup Hacks Prove The Beauty Guru Knows Her Stuff

This new mama might have taken a few months off, but she's coming back to social media stronger than ever. When she's not showing off her …

Makeup

The 1 Reason Why Miserable People Don't Quit Their Jobs

Miserable employees would want nothing better than to get a new job, but they sit still and don't do anything about it. I figured out why.<p>It's 6 am Monday morning and your alarm clock buzzes waking you up from Sunday night's slumber. Time to face another work day as you yank the power cord out from …

Employment