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50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

Want More From Your Interns? Fetch Your Own Coffee

It's not an internship. It's a job interview.<p><b>Conventional wisdom:</b> <i>Interns require babysitting--why would you pay them?</i><p><b>On the contrary:</b> <i>View interns as potential employees, and it'll benefit both of you.</i><p>Here's the thing about interns: a lot of businesses have a very one-sided relationship with them. …

How to Photograph Your Crochet

If you have your own business selling crocheted items this post is for you! Even if you don’t sell your crochet but you want to show off your work on …

Ford opens new Silicon Valley research center

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co opened a new Silicon Valley research center in Palo Alto to speed up technology development and experiments in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles and big data, the company said on Thursday.<p>The Ford logo is pictured on the rooftop of Austria's Ford head branch in …

Silicon Valley

Davos diary: As new technologies emerge, what future do we want?

Do you agree or disagree that in the future we will think "inserting radio-frequency identification in our babies' bodies is as normal as vaccination." This is just one of many provocative questions put to the participants in a spirited Davos session entitled "What Future Do You Want?"<p>Emerging …

Amazon, e-commerce rivals fuel commercial property boom in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Internet retailer Amazon and its fast-growing local rivals are driving a boom in commercial property leasing in India as their storage needs rise, with shoppers in the country going online to buy everything from televisions to groceries.<p>A zoomed illustration image of a man …

Asia Pacific

Who's afraid of China's economy slowing? Not Alibaba's Jack Ma

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Jack Ma, executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, isn’t worried about slowing Chinese economic growth, he told a meeting of business and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland.<p>Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, …

China

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Pediatrics

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Toronto design firm shuts down as top leaders join Facebook

The future is murky for workers at Teehan+Lax, one of Toronto's most respected web design firms, which is closing its doors as three of its top partners head to Silicon Valley to work for Facebook Inc.<p>The move was announced in a long post by partner and co-founder Jon Lax, also signed by partners …

The gentrification myth: It’s rare and not as bad for the poor as people think.

It started in Soho, then moved to Chelsea and the East Village. Riots in Tompkins Square in 1988 earned it some headlines but didn’t stop its …

Facebook at Work: social network launches 'pilot' for companies

Tests underway for how employees can use news feed, groups and messaging for their work, but will be kept separate from personal profiles<p>Many companies still ban staff from accessing Facebook during office hours, but the social network is hoping to win over the corporate critics with Facebook at …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

Past and Future Collide in Motor City at This Year's North American International Auto Show

<b>Steam hisses angrily</b> from rusting metal pipes on a street in the downtown core of Detroit, Michigan. Despite being the heart of the city in the …

Cut the excuses: Diversity takes work

“Organizations are realizing that actual diversity results takes effort and commitment, and can’t be waved away with an obligatory seminar and vague promises to do better. It comes down to making it a priority.”<p>Patriarchy, it’s time. You’ve had a good run there, turning a blind eye to diversity on …

MOOCs Aim To Strengthen Computer Science And Physics Teaching In Middle And High Schools

When massive open online courses (MOOCs) took off three years ago, many educators had high hopes that these courses could expand and diversify access to education. Early aspirations were soon replaced with criticism: studies showed that MOOCs weren’t reaching those who needed access the most. …

Twitter is so public it makes old notions of 'public' obsolete

Would you be comfortable if, after chatting with a friend in a coffee shop, your conversation appeared in the newspaper the day after? Most people would probably say no. But what if you were talking to a friend on Twitter – would it then be okay for someone else to post your conversation elsewhere …

26 Outrageous Facts About Children's TV Shows

In this week's episode, John Green goes behind the scenes of <i>Barney</i>, <i>Teletubbies</i>, <i>Schoolhouse Rock</i>, <i>Yo Gabba Gabba</i>, <i>Blue's Clues</i> and more. So next time …

Web founder Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights

The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, called on Wednesday for bill of rights to protect freedom of speech on the internet and users' …

Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read

I first discovered Stephen King at age 11, indirectly through a babysitter who would plop me down in front of daytime soaps and disappear. Bored with</i> …

Social media privacy being taught at high school

Young people today care about online privacy, but many lack the knowledge they need to protect themselves.<p>That’s a lesson Leslie Canteris learned …

Stop freaking out, parents: Social media isn’t the problem

<b>Danah Boyd</b><p>Author Danah Boyd argues that social media isn’t ruining kids. Society at large is doing the real damage<p>Andrew Leonard<p>February 23, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>Ten years ago, if you were a technology reporter striving to make sense of the rise of Friendster and Orkut and Tribe.net -- this whole …

U of T’s Citizen Lab wins Canada’s first MacArthur Foundation award

Canada's leading research hub on issues of digital freedom has won a million-dollar award from one of the world's leading philanthropic foundations.<p>The Citizen Lab, a research firm run out of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, becomes the first Canadian organization to win …