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Stop Setting Goals You Don’t Actually Care About

At the start of 2016, I asked myself one question: “How can I make achieving my professional growth goals effortless?” I found the answer was elegantly simple — by focusing on alignment goals.<p>Many people fail on their professional development goals for the year because they take on a lot of goals — …

Large-scale ad fraud ring is stealing millions of dollars a day

A Russian bot army "watches" video ads on fake sites 300 million times a day, says White Ops.<p>Security firm White Ops says it has discovered an ad fraud scheme raking in up to $3 million per day, making it the largest such operation ever. Called Methbot, because of drug references in the code, it …

Bots

Hear Bruno Mars’ Romantic New Song ‘Versace on the Floor’

Bruno Mars dances with his lover underneath a chandelier on “Versace on the Floor,” off his upcoming album <i>24K Magic</i>. “We’re dancing all alone/ …

Magic Leap goes to Finland in pursuit of Nordic VR and AR talent

Dennis Mitzner Contributor<p>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and writes about startups and technology trends.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Barak bets big on emergency app Reporty<br>• The EU’s new regulatory environment might help fintech flourish<p>Florida-headquartered …

Augmented Reality

Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Chicken

Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Chicken.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 19, 2012 88<p>So I know we have this thing in like, three days… this day where we eat a ton …

Watch Sting Play Driving New Single ‘I Can’t Stop Thinking About You’

Sting and his band rock out in the studio – and he even climbs onto a roof – in the video for his new song “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You,” a tune …

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

<b>How to make your life better? All you need is email.</b><p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds?<p>The <i>Behavioral Change Stairway Model</i> was developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation …

Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone

Robin Dreeke is head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program.<p>In his book It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for …

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Sting remembers Prince and David Bowie on new song “50,000” — watch

It’s been a troubling year for aging rock stars, who have seen the deaths of contemporaries such as David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, and Lemmy and …

David Bowie

From Dave Grohl to Ringo Starr: the secrets of star drummers

You get none of the credit and do a lot of the work: who’d be a drummer? Deirdre O’Callaghan asks some of the best in the world. Introduction by Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint<p>I’m not sure what kind of person makes a drummer, because they are so wildly different. The star of Whiplash and a 14-year-old …

Drums

Steve Vai: How to Unlock Your Creative Potential

Steve Vai is not just a virtuoso guitarist—he’s also a deep thinker who integrates his philosophical outlook into every aspect of his life, …

27 Top Free Wordpress Plugins to Optimize Your Website

Using the right WordPress plugins will better your website in ways you couldn’t imagine! Whether it’s a matter of boosting your email list, optimizing for SEO or making your page run more efficiently, there’s a plugin that meets your need. We’ve complied a list of the tried-and-proven, top rated …

Web Design

This Film Will Renew Your Love of All Things Denim

Weaving Shibusa is new documentary that explores the history and craftsmanship of Japanese jeans.<p>Clothes are so much more than utility. Yes, they protect us from the elements, and uphold standards of propriety, but they also speak to us. They speak through aesthetics, through nostalgia, through …

How can I remove a ransomware infection?

Kevin’s laptop has been hijacked by ransomware. He has no files worth paying for, but he wants to keep using his PC<p><i>My laptop has been hijacked by the ransomware virus. I really have no files on my computer worth paying for. However, how do I continue to use my computer after it has been hijacked? I</i> …

How to build guitar effects pedals

Basics<p>Contrary to what you may think, or what some boutique builders might have you believe, if you have a basic understanding of electronics and a …

Arduino

22 Social Media Tools That Experts Use to Streamline Their Marketing

Marketing stars know that social media is a huge and vital part of every single media marketing campaign they run.<p>Why?<p>Consider the prevalence of …

How Facebook helped this guy’s e-commerce store go from zero to $100K+ in 3 months

22-year-old Melvin Chee from Melbourne, Australia went from experimenting with e-commerce dropshipping during his semester break to a 6-figure business in just 3 months. He had previously started several different businesses, many of which failed spectacularly. Some of his efforts were featured on …

eCommerce

What We Can Learn From 3 Companies Using Technology To Disrupt The Retail Business

Singapore is deemed by some as an idyllic place to foster a new breed of technologically innovative enterprises. As part of the efforts to develop a new breed of technologically innovative global enterprises, many new initiatives promote the inclusion and innovation of technology to make a wave of …

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Happy Birthday John Bonham: Isolated Drums Tracks

Founding Led Zeppelin drummer <b>John Bonham</b> would have turned 68-years-old today had he not accidentally died in 1980. Bonham was just 32-years-old when …

A complete guide for launching successful Slack bots

While working on the beta version of Sprinterbot, we faced many challenges in attracting early adopters. We reached out to bot experts and ran our own research to answer this question. Today, I’d like to share some of the data we gathered, along with insights from other Slack bot</b> …

Motion AI lets anyone easily build a bot

Motion AI, a Chicago company that lets anyone easily build a bot without touching a line of code, has announced it is open to business after several months of private testing.<p>What, another bot-builder? Dozens of other startups have launched to build bots for developers, especially after Facebook …

18 Quick Photoshop Tips for Beginners

Photoshop is a vast program, packed with all kinds of sophisticated tools and functions to keep the professional photography world turning. Whatever …