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Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence

<i>"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."</i><p>It's Independence Day. Let's take a break from parades, patriotic songs and pyrotechnics …

Thomas Jefferson

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

Europe

China's Movie Industry is Growing Faster Than Any Other Country's Anywhere, Any Time, Ever

We’ve all been hearing year after year about the amazing growth of China’s economy over the past few decades. If you’ve been paying close attention you may also know that China’s movie business has been growing much faster even than the overall economy. I’ve been following and writing about the …

When You're More Qualified Than The Boss

Do you believe you’re more qualified to manage a team of employees than your boss, because you have more experience, greater knowledge, and better leadership skills?<p>If you find yourself in a position, it will likely be very frustrating at first–but here are some things you can do to manage the …

Philadelphia To Seize 1,330 Properties For Public Redevelopment

Along with other ideas that have lost appeal in America, one is the notion that powerful government agencies should master-plan large swaths of cities. While such agencies still play roles in specific redevelopments, they seldom imitate the social engineering found, say, during post-War II “urban …

In Historic Decision, Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Across The Nation

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.” Writing for a 5-4 majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy ended his ruling with these words. “It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of …

Mutual Fund Ratings: The Biggest Domestic-Stock Funds

These are funds that have been around for two market cycles (since Aug. 31, 2000) and that have at least $15 billion.<p>Sources: Morningstar, Forbes

Parrot Unveils 13 New Minidrones That Jump And Glide For Under $189

Parrot unveiled 13 new minidrones this week, all for under $189.<p>The terrestrial “Jumping” drone got a major upgrade, with LED lights for nighttime driving, an internal 4GB memory to record video, and a “boost mode” that brings its top speed to 8mph.<p>The new “Airborne” quadcopter now has LED lights …

Security analysis finds 14 Android apps that are putting your critical accounts at risk

Fourteen apps, which combined represent an estimated 80 million downloads, have serious flaws in the way they handle social logins, according to an analysis by AppBugs.<p>AppBugs, which makes an app for tracking security vulnerabilities, found the problems in a variety of Android apps, all of which …

Apps

AI tells its creators it isn’t in the mood for a philosophical debate

Natural language processing is an essential part in creating machines which can interact with humans, not with a mouse and keyboard, but by deconstructing natural language and formulating an appropriate response. We already see this with system like Google Now, Hound, Siri and Cortana, however as …

These Are What the Google Artificial Intelligence’s Dreams Look Like

Spoiler alert: they're as weird as electric sheep<p>Google's servers drive the much of the world's data, and apparently, they dream as well, according to a Google blog post by two Google software engineers and an intern.<p>Google’s artificial neural networks (ANNs) are stacked layers of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

What This Cruel War Was Over

The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.<p>This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the …

War

It Pays to Be Nice

… even when other people are screwing you over.<p>Research labs, like most workplaces, come in two broad varieties: The cut-throat kind, where researchers are always throwing elbows in a quest for prestige, and the collaborative kind, where they work together for the good of the team. And when David …

Leadership

America's Fantasy of a Four-Day Workweek

Will Americans ever let out a deep breath, crack open a beer, and say, “Thank God it’s Thursday”?<p>Essays about the fantasy of a four-day, 32-hour workweek seem to follow a certain formula: Start with an eminent thinker’s starry-eyed prediction of how many hours we’ll be working at some point in the …

Employment

Dropbox for Android gets Material Design and space-saving direct photo uploads

Dropbox for Android is finally getting a Material Design makeover today, as well as some new features to make the app easier to use.<p>First off, Dropbox has added a floating action button to folders that allows you to take photos that are saved right into that directory location, making sharing new …

The pros and cons of being a night owl instead of a morning person

While some research has found that early birds tend to have more positive social traits, such as optimism, night owls may have their own distinct advantages as well.<p>People who say they're night owls, for instance, tend to be more creative compared with those who say they're morning people.<p>The folks …

Owls

The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Richard III

IBM's Latest Move Signals A New Era For Data

In <i>The Innovator’s Solution</i>, Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen argued that, during the early stages of an industry, firms with wholly proprietary products have the advantage. New technology is always glitchy, so engineering the entire architecture is the best way to ensure quality.<p>However, as an …

Oracle's Larry Ellison Calls Cloud A 'Much Better Business.' Here's Why.

When an industry is being disrupted, the way that cloud computing is upending the technology business today, established companies like Oracle are supposed to hedge their bets and cling to their old ways.<p>Instead, what was striking about Oracle’s Q4 FY2015 earnings call last week was the unequivocal …

3 Simple Rules For Communicating Effectively As A Leader

<i>Jo Eisenhart is the senior vice president of Human Resources, Facilities and Philanthropy at Northwestern Mutual.</i><p>Many years ago, not long after I took my first director-level position, I had an eye-opening experience with a member of my new team. We’d been kicking around ideas in a brainstorming …

The No. 1 Source Of Workplace Conflict, And How To Avoid It

There’s no doubt that the office can be a stressful place. After all, from Monday through Friday it’s where most of us spend the majority of our time. Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months and – as is the case with most aspects of life – it isn’t always sunshine and roses.<p>The difference, …

Why The Netherlands Is Telling Its Tech Startups To Leave The Country

Every nation with a modicum of ambition wants its own Silicon Valley. England touts its Silicon Roundabout and Silicon Fen, Ireland has its Silicon Docks, Germany’s built Silicon Allee in Berlin, Israel talks up its Silicon Wadi in Tel Aviv, France boasts a Silicon Sentier in Paris, and so on, and …

Startups

1. Silicon Valley (including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley)

Average salary: $112,600, up 3.7% in last year<br>(Pictured: An aerial of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA)

Spark Or Hadoop -- Which Is The Best Big Data Framework?

One question I get asked a lot by my clients is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have many of the same uses.<p>To shed some light onto the …

Big Data

Study Confirms The American Hiring Process Is Now 10.3 Days Longer

The job seeker of today needs a killer resume, an articulate interview, and a healthy dose of patience.<p>Though the time from job application to offer letter has always seemed interminable to someone looking to secure a new role, a new study confirms that the job seekers of today do actually need to …

What's The Hold Up For IKEA Stores In India?

The Swedish retail giant IKEA entered India 28 years ago to source products for their stores around the world. But they still don’t have a storefront presence in the country – and don’t anticipate one until 2017. So what’s the hold up?<p>They tried first in 2007, setting up a retail office in India …

Is Google Trying To Become A One-Stop Shop For Everything Online?

For more than a decade, online marketers have joked that Google is trying to take over the world. Now, it looks like they might actually do it—the online world, at least. Based on some of the recent moves we’ve seen Google making, it appears that the search engine giant is extending its boundaries …