Mena Lambert

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Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

Apple’s Japanese R&D center will focus on materials, vehicles and health research

Apple’s upcoming R&D center in Yokohama will allow the company to tap into the materials, vehicles and health expertise that exists in Japan, according to a new report.<p>The R&D facility — which will be Apple’s biggest in Asia — will join similar offices in the U.K., China and Israel.<p>The report from …

Obama's excellent lame duck summer

For a lame duck president, Barack Obama has had an excellent summer, with a slew of domestic and foreign policy wins, capped this week by a historic …

There are 3 main reasons why hackers can't beat Apple Pay’s security

This is particularly true for Apple products, where there is a massive jailbreaking community.<p>Jailbreaking is a popular practice that lets hackers remove the controls Apple builds into its products to stop people taking certain actions - like downloading applications from third-party stores.<p>As a …

Apple's HR chief: Working with Tim Cook 'actually helps you to be a better human being'

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s vice president of human resources has been working as an HR exec for the company since 1997.<p>That means she worked for …

Understanding The Avoidant Personality: 6 Ways to Cope

Have you ever had a relationship with someone who appeared loving and interested in the relationship, only to later pull away when things got too …

Quick to laugh or smile? It may be in your genes

Why do some people immediately burst into laughter after a humorous moment, while others can barely crack a smile? New research examining emotional …

Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

Mindfulness as a psychological aid is very much in fashion. Recent reports on the latest finding suggested that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

How We Underestimated the iPad

The iPad turns five today. That’s five years of reading emails at breakfast on slabs of glass and aluminum, five years of snuggling up with Netflix. …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM

By now, we’ve all heard about the low numbers of American women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Some argue it’s a pipeline issue – that if we can interest more young girls in STEM subjects, the issue will resolve itself over time. But that’s not convincing. After all, the …

Women of Color

The Internet Has Been a Colossal Economic Disappointment

The Internet is one of humanity’s greatest technical advances. Yet compared to great technological inventions of the past, it is also a colossal economic disappointment.<p>I’m talking about jobs.<p>Yes, young programmers are getting jobs straight out of college at salaries in the six figures. But I’m …

Home Construction

Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds

Electroconvulsive therapy remains a powerful and fast-acting salve for patients whose depression doesn't yield to lesser treatments, and now researchers believe they know why: A new study finds that shocking the brain induces structural changes in the brain's amygdala and hippocampus, structures …

See Your Company Through the Eyes of a Hacker

JP Morgan Chase. Target. Sony. Each has been part of the growing number of cyber-attacks against private companies around the world in recent years. In the latter two cases, CEOs were forced to resign in the wake of the breach. Attacks are growing more sophisticated and more damaging, targeting …

Cybersecurity

Shrinking of Antarctic ice shelves is accelerating

Ask people what they know about Antarctica and they usually mention cold, snow and ice. In fact, there’s so much ice on Antarctica that if it all …

Antarctica

How To Override The Assumptions Your Colleagues Make About You

Your coworkers and bosses can’t help but make automatic judgments about you. Here’s why and what you can do about it.<p>Have you ever felt like the people you work with don’t really get you? Of course you have, because they probably don’t. But the really vital question is, why? Why is it so hard to …

Psychology

The Science Of Reading Your Coworkers’ Personalities

Understanding your personal intelligence can help you communicate with others, make better choices, and guide your decisions at work.<p>Personality is a major factor to the workplace–understanding not just how your own personality affects the way you act and the decisions you make, but how the …

10 Reasons You're Tired That Have Nothing To Do With How Much You're Sleeping

By now, we’ve all heard the secrets to good sleep: Avoid caffeine and TV too close to bedtime, keep the room cool and dark, sleep at least seven …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Design

Why Your Feeling Of Not Having Enough Time Is A Lie

Our sense that there aren’t enough hours in the day may be misplaced anxiety. Here are some strategies for dealing with time-crunch stress.<p>If you’ve ever felt that you had too much to do and not enough time to do it, you’ve experienced time-crunch stress–that overwhelming feeling that you’re …

Mindfulness

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient, more organized. People need to enjoy them and, dare I say it, have fun.<p>Happiness …

Leadership

The War Over Who Steve Jobs Was

Walter Isaacson’s official biography of Apple’s genius leader is being challenged by a new book supported by Jobs’s inner circle.<p>On October 16, 2011, …

Engineers skeptical about Tim Cook (marketers love him), says survey

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Engineers and marketers like to think they think different.<p>In their deeply rational minds, engineers fancy that they have concrete answers, while marketers have concrete in their brains.<p>Rarely has this been …

Networking for Introverts

The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New York — I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

#HackGirlsRights

Working with our collaborators in each city we show the potential for girls to change our world and shape our future. Learn more about the Hackathon …

Five Women Farmers in India Growing a Better Future

<i>This photo essay comes to us from Landesa.</i><p>Thanks to state and national level programs across India, tens of thousands of previously poor, landless …

West Bengal

Behind The “Wheel” Of The Mercedes Driverless Car

LED touchscreens and laser projections promise a safer, more luxurious commute.<p>It's the year 2030 and your daily commute begins with the press of a button. Using a smartphone app, you summon an autonomous car — the Mercedes F015. The car starts, exits a parking garage, and drives itself to your …

To Form Successful Habits, Know What Motivates You

Have you ever been driven crazy by a coworker’s persistent questioning of what the team is doing, and why, and whether things could be done more efficiently—or have you been driven crazy by a colleague’s refusal to address those crucial questions?<p>Have you ever worked with someone who met deadlines …

Self-improvement