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12 Tech Trends That Will Shape Our Lives In 2017

From in-ear interfaces to superhero autonomous cars<p><i>The global design and strategy firm Frog asked experts from its offices around the world to identify key technology trends that’ll shape how we live, work, and play in 2017. Below, we’ve selected 12 that are most relevant to the design community.</i> …

Future Tech: Seventeen Microsoft Researchers On The Technology of 2017 And 2027

Microsoft asked people who hold research positions in the company to share their thoughts on future developments in their different fields. Microsoft chose 17 women in order to draw attention to the opportunity for careers for women in STEM fields. The researcher’s ideas about future technology in …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Obamacare could be the messiest battle of 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the scenario Obamacare-hating Republicans have dreamed about: Complete control of Washington.<p>But it's already clear that killing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law won't be easy even with Congress in Republican hands and Donald Trump moving into the White House next …

Health Care

Top food trends for 2017

While fads come and go, every year certain trends appear that help shape the culinary landscape of the UK. Here’s what we think 2017 has in store.

Trends

2017 Predictions For AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, And Jobs From Senior Tech Executives

‘Tis the season for the public relations exercise known as “here’s what we think (or hope) will happen in the tech sector next year,” flooding my inbox with predictions for 2017. No one knows what will happen tomorrow, let alone over the next 12 months, but the exercise yields interesting insights …

Big Data

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

<b>Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit - beginning with the basics, then a look at the negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we've been sent.</b><p>What's happening now?<p>The UK has voted to leave the European Union. It is scheduled to depart at 11pm UK time on Friday 29 …

WikiLeaks emails: what they revealed about the Clinton campaign's mechanics

Tens of thousands of emails hacked from campaign chairman John Podesta’s account have provided an unprecedented window into a presidential run<p>US election 2016: what you need to know before voting Clinton or Trump<p>Anyone who has seen the documentary Weiner may not have been entirely surprised that it …

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

The AT&T-Time Warner Merger: What Are The Pros And Cons For Consumers?

Telecom giant AT&T has reached an $85.4 billion deal to buy media titan Time Warner. The news of this transformational merger has shaken up both industries, raising eyebrows on Wall Street and drawing criticism from lawmakers and even the presidential campaigns.<p>The deal is expected to face …

Net Neutrality

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

Something from Nothing

What is it like to do nothing? I mean, really do nothing, nothing at all—no recalling what has happened, no imagining what might happen, no …

Eat Your Way Through the World's Coolest Food Markets

From the loud noises of locals haggling to the pungent smells and vibrant colors of fresh fare, food markets around the world can awaken the senses. …

European Travel

How to Mask a Sky Behind Trees in Lightroom

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use Lightroom's Adjustment Brush to adjust a sky even if it partially shines through trees.<b>Read the</b> …

Photography

6 Things That Happened When I Tried Meditating Every Day For a Month

Finding inner peace comes with some serious perks<p>I started meditating a little over a year ago. I had the most amazing guided meditation session at a yoga studio that sent my state of mind careening into a kaleidoscope of colors.<p>Thirty minutes later, I “woke up” from my colorful state of …

A 7-Day Mental Detox For A More Positive Life

When it comes to our bodies, we know that a healthy diet, regular exercise, and the occasional detox or cleanse are beneficial to our health.<p>But what …

Mindfulness

Stewart Butterfield: How We Scaled the Fastest-Growing Business App Ever

About this presentationSlack is one of the fastest-growing B2B businesses of all time. So how can the company continue to innovate in the face of …

Product Management

Letting Go of Anxiety (Video)

Life starts to slow down when the feelings of anxiety begin to creep up, and if you're faced with an important interview or a meeting, then "going in" anxious comes with the anticipation of a detrimental result. Meditation provides a fast and effective relief from emotions that are getting into the …

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Are You "Bad" at Meditation? Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Improve

Recently, my friend and I were talking about mindfulness, and she told me that she was starting to experiment with meditation. She quickly confessed …

Meditation

New Study Finds Yoga Breathing Lowers Inflammation

Yoga isn’t just about physical poses. The ancient practice has specific yogic breathing techniques known as <i>pranayama</i>. Yoga breathing has been …

INFOGRAPHIC: Scientists Discover The Weird Ways Weather Changes Our Behavior

We all know that sunny days make us happy -- but did you know that they also make us gamble? And that warm weather leads to both less sexual activity …

Psychology

Decision Making lessons I learnt after working with 17 Startups

It’s weird (and humbling) to think that I’ve been a key part of 17 different software startup companies. I’ve been the CTO of three, ran one myself, …

Online payment 101 for startups

Co-working spaces can benefit corporations as well as startups, Haworth finds

<b>Haworth white papers:</b> co-working spaces popular with small companies and individual workers could help large corporations be more innovative, …

Want Happiness? Buy Experiences, Not Things, Says Cornell Psychologist

Happiness can mean very different things to different people. How to achieve it is a lifelong question for most of us. Our religions and politics …

Happiness

What If You Could Learn Design from Apple?

Over 4,000 companies have corporate universities. Some of the most famous are run by GE, Disney, and McDonalds. Their purpose is to instill the company’s vision and values and cultivate critical skills and competencies. The best ones are permeable membranes that transfer knowledge from the outside …

How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative

The number-one attribute CEOs look for in their incoming workforce (according to an IBM survey of more than 1,500 CEOs across 33 industries and 60 countries) is not discipline, integrity, intelligence, or emotional intelligence. It’s creativity.<p>After all, every company wants to be at the forefront …

7 Ways People Quit Their Jobs

Every day, employees resign from jobs. In the United States and Western Europe, annual resignation rates hover at just below ten percent, with much higher rates found in parts of Asia. Those currently entering the workforce are expected to engage in even more job hopping than prior generations, …

The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs

How much energy do you have at work? Do you feel invigorated and engaged or down and disengaged? Either way, the reason might be your coworkers: They are infecting you with their energy, positive or negative.<p>We “catch” energy through our interactions with people – something called “relational …

How Many People Really Combine Work Trips with Vacation?

In corporate travel, extending a business trip for personal purposes is known as “bleisure,” an awkward term that’s only saving grace is that it’s less awful than the alternative, “bizcation.”<p>Bleisure travel has received considerable attention lately, with some traveler surveys suggesting that as …