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The CEO’s Guide to Retirement

“I don’t quite know what to do next,” said Simon, a media CEO. Simon had been a chief executive for 15 years, and CFO before he was 30. He had turned around private and public companies, quadrupled profits and quintupled revenue. But, with his company recently sold, Simon was considering …

CEOs

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

How combining ultrasound, gene therapy and drugs switches neurons on and off

Finding ways to activate or deactivate specific neurons in the brain could be the path to treating disorders like Parkinson's or epilepsy, but …

32 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease.<p>It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body …

Breast Cancer

Ask Yourself These Questions At Every Stage Of Your Career

Being satisfied in your career involves more than just having a job you love. You have to ask the right questions at every stage.<p>Moving forward in your career generally involves taking deliberate actions–some of which are less than obvious. Earning a promotion involves more than doing good work. …

Google, IBM and Lyft launch Istio, an open-source platform for managing and securing microservices

Microservices, that is, breaking larger applications into small parts that communicate over APIs, is increasingly becoming the architectural style of choice for many developers (especially when coupled with containers). Managing this fleet of services introduces its own set of challenges, though. …

Apple is latest tech company to offer tools for teachers in Singapore

Flipping hell! New Zealand property frenzy as two houses sold five times in four days

Real estate watchdog to investigate the dealings as Auckland red-hot market continues to soar<p>An investigation has been launched into how two Auckland homes were sold five times in four days as the practice of “flipping” continues to boom in New Zealand’s largest city and hottest property market.<p>The …

The Chinese government finally admitted that its economic data was made up

For many who have long believed that China’s economic growth figures seemed too good—and tidy—to be true, they now have official confirmation of that skepticism.<p>China’s economy expanded by 6.7% in the third quarter of 2016, as it did in the previous two quarters. As China is set to release …

Rent a daring modern cave house in Spain

The house was built right into the limestone outcropping on its site<p>The primitive appeal of cave and stone dwellings is undeniable—and they’re very on trend right now.<p>Last month, we wrote about an off-grid cliff house up for auction in southeastern Utah, and now comes word—and photos—of this …

Washing Machines

Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

Knitting

Here's the First Dual Lens Attachment for Your iPhone 7 Plus

Double the potential.<p>Built to accommodate the first dual-lens camera on an Apple device, this new phone case and lens system for the iPhone 7 Plus is …

What a Lack of Eye Contact Says About You, According to Science (and How to Fix It)

What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with your conversation partner can jeopardize your ability to get ideas out and build personal or business …

Body Language

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Raspberry Pi: Wall Mounted Calendar and Notification Center

Making a Wall Hanging Brass Mechanical Alarm Clock in the Home Machine Shop<p>MechWatch - a Custom Digital Watch<p>Rotating TV<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Hi,<p>Do any …

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Crystals

9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

When you’re building your business, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. But that can be most difficult when large-scale, complex technical projects with multiple teams or stakeholders involved are underway. That’s why I asked nine members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the …

Project Management

Apple copycat Xiaomi complains others are copying its copies

You know Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker which copied Apple designs en route to becoming the world’s most valuable startup?<p>Well, depending on …

How the world's religious demographics are going to be transformed by 2050

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, Christianity is likely to be practised by pretty much exactly the same share of the world population, while Islam is on an upward path — and by 2050, the two religions will be pretty much equal in size.<p>Christian and Hinduism are expected to keep …

Microsoft Unveils Azure App Service For Your Next Backend

Microsoft wants to be the provider of your app’s next backend with its new Azure service being announced today.<p>Azure App Service is a new option for developers who want to build a backend in a single runtime without the need for additional environments. It offers the ability to build truly …

Microsoft Is Open Sourcing Visual Studio's Build Tool, MSBuild

With Microsoft’s newfound love of open source code, the company has announced today that it’s open-sourcing Visual Studio’s build tool for the first time.<p>MSBuild is a build engine used for compiling applications from source. It helps automate the process of building code, performing tests and …

Confirmed: SugarCRM Buys Mobile Startup Stitch, Shuts It Down

SugarCRM, a CRM and open source rival to Salesforce, has made an acquisition to help the company raise its game on the mobile front. It has acquired and is shutting down Stitch, a startup co-founded by ex-Salesforce execs that created a mobile-first platform and iOS app for salespeople to …

Living all-Microsoft for a month made me want to throw a brick through Windows

I’ve spent the past few weeks computing exclusively on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and a pair of phones running Windows Phone 8.1 – an experience I …

Windows Phone

A day in the life of the president of the United States

He's the president of the United States, and he's got the world's toughest job.<p>Plans and schedules can change in a heartbeat when a crisis happens, so there is no "typical day" for the president. Every day yields new challenges.<p>But if all goes well for the president on a normal day in Washington, …

The White House

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users

At Microsoft’s Windows 10 event today, the company shared that all Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10, for free.<p>Microsoft said that the free upgrade will be valid for the first year immediately after the release; if you upgrade during that time, you’ll get Windows 10 …

Microsoft announces HoloLens, an augmented reality 'hologram' headset, for Windows 10

The next step in Windows technology is called Microsoft HoloLens — an augmented reality headset that uses holograms — operating system group technical fellow Alex Kipman announced today.<p>HoloLens is not quite Microsoft's version of the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus, but something different: a set …

Augmented Reality