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Sarah Cooper Comedy - Tech jokes

Sarah Cooper: "100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" | Talks At Google

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Text "SHN" to 35350.<p>Receive real-time text alerts to help prepare for your trip, as well as special offers and info about our shows (no more than …

Could an insecure childhood have a big impact on your career?

I’ve been failing at jobs all of my working life. As a moody teen, I didn’t last a week at my first job folding clothes in an upscale children’s boutique where my minimum-wage earnings couldn’t even buy one designer sock. I was miserable at retail jobs, too, unable to keep customer complaints and …

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Kurt Vonnegut’s Incensed Letter to the High School That Burned Slaughterhouse-Five

If you've kept up with Open Culture for a while, you know that Kurt Vonnegut could write a good letter, whether home from World War II, to high …

What Happened When I Got Up At 4 a.m. Every Day For a Week

The Wall Street Journal calls 4 a.m. the most productive hour, citing powerhouses of industry who swear by getting up early to avoid distractions. …

Boost Productivity by Getting More Rest and Working Shorter Days

The evidence is mounting that working until you're groggy is a losing strategy.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sweden is switching to a 6-hour workday with 25 percent boosts in productivity. But how? Paradoxical as it seems -- more rest is the key to more work.<p>…

Time Management

This Genius DIY Tool Will Forever Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins

Genius Katie Campshure just saved us a ton of money on pumpkin carving kits with her awesome DIY carving tool. Not only is Katie's creation cheaper and safer to use, but it's also impressively durable. And it's ridiculously easy to make yourself. All you need is a pencil, a bobby pin, tape, and a …

Silkworms were fed graphene to produce 'super silk' and it could be the future of wearables

Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly …

Nanotech

The Virus With Spider DNA

How did part of a black-widow venom gene end up in a virus that infects one of the world's most successful bacteria?<p>If you pick a random species of insect and look inside its cells, there’s a 40 percent chance that you’ll find bacteria called <i>Wolbachia</i>. And if you look at <i>Wolbachia</i> carefully, you’ll …

1 in 4 skin cancer survivors skips sunscreen

Most patients who survive a cancer scare listen carefully to their doctor's advice and make changes to their lifestyle or diet to avoid a second brush with the killer disease.<p>But one startling study by the American Association for Cancer Research shows that one in four people who have had melanoma …

US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

The US navy has used a powerful laser cannon to shoot down drone aircraft and will start deploying the weapon on its ships, saying it represents the …

Pick of the Day: Soundworks Collection

Inside Flipboard / March 6, 2013<p>The secret behind any great film or documentary is not what you see, but what you hear. Whether it’s in the art of …

Lego denies discontinuing Jabba's Palace over race claims

Toy manufacturer Lego has denied claims by Austria's Turkish community that it is withdrawing one of its Star Wars products because of allegations it was riddled with racist stereotypes.<p>In January the Turkish Cultural Community of Austria took exception to Lego's "Jabba's Palace" featuring the …

Best-selling business books—the only place Atari and Circuit City are held up as model companies

There’s a formula to the typical business book: look at some successful companies, analyze them, make some true generalizations of those companies, and then advise others to do the same.<p>The trouble is, this is basically useless.<p>Here’s why: In a pool of thousands of companies, inevitably some are …

CEOs

About the Business Friendliness Survey

The recent 2013 Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey of nearly 8,000 small business owners pinpointed the best and worst cities for businesses to operate in today. The survey respondents rated cities in four main areas -- the ease of starting a business, ease of hiring, regulatory burdens, and …

Lululemon Executive Sheree Waterson Stepping Down After Company Recalls 17 Percent Of Its See-Through Yoga Pants

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (Nasdaq:LULU), the self-described yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, said Wednesday that its chief product officer is …

The Crazy Details About How Apple Is Going To Construct Its $5 Billion Spaceship HQ

Jobs' last pitch was to Cupertino, California's city council. He was selling it on his plan to build a new headquarters that he said looks like a "spaceship."<p>It's a huge glass donut sitting in the middle of a forest of 309 different types of trees, according to illustrations submitted to the …

Enron's Jeffrey Skilling May Be Negotiating An Early Release

Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron executive serving a 24-year prison sentence for his role in the energy company's collapse, may receive a shorter prison term.<p>According to Reuters, the United States Department of Justice notified victims of Enron's fraud that they are currently in negotiation with …

IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints

The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' …

PepsiCo Exec Admits That Diet Pepsi Is Basically Only For Women

"It's targeted at females who love home design," Amy Spiridakis, Diet Pepsi's director of marketing, said of the beverage's new can. In a recent interview with Adweek, Spiridakis publicly pigeonholed the Diet Pepsi brand into the female market.<p>It's just the latest in the long story of the brand's …

IRS audit squad nabs 1 in 8 millionaires

The IRS has learned the Willie Sutton Principle: When it comes to revenues, go to where the money is.<p>New data from the IRS shows that tax filers with taxable incomes of $1 million or more were audited nearly 12 times more often than the population as a whole. About one in eight of them were …

Finance

Solar panels are finally generating more energy than they use

You want an inconvenient truth? Here’s one: Despite the exponential growth of solar energy over the past 13 years, the global production of photovoltaic panels has consumed more electricity than the panels themselves generate, according to a new Stanford University study.<p>As recently as 2008, the …

Renewable Energy

Document leak reveals widespread use of tax havens

A massive leak of data about bank accounts held in international tax havens is raising new calls for a global crackdown on tax cheats.<p>The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based in Washington, D.C., revealed this week that it has received an unprecedented leak of documents …

This is Where the World’s Richest People Hide Their Money

A massive leak of offshore accounts shows just how much money billionaires try to hide in offshore accounts. Here are some of the biggest culprits. …

No bones about it. KFC goes boneless

Look, ma, no bones.<p>KFC announced Friday that in a bid to appeal to younger diners, who apparently dislike all that stuff like bones, gristle, etc., it is about to go big on boneless.<p>Starting April 14, its bigger “original recipe boneless” chicken will debut in buckets and meal packages in the …

Wesley Snipes Freed--Tax Lessons Remain

Wesley Snipes is out of prison. TMZ broke the story that the Federal Bureau of Prisons quietly released him April 2. He’s not in the wind, though, but was transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office for home confinement until July 19th. Death and Taxes has photos of the halfway house. …

Microsoft Apologizes, But Refuses to Comment on 'Always On'

I was planning on avoiding yet another controversy started on Twitter yesterday, as it seems there’s a new gaming-related one every few hours.<p>In it, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios Adam Orth kicked things off by saying he “didn’t understand the drama around ‘always on’ consoles” because …

Panera Exec: Secret-Menu Items Do Customers A Service

Restaurants are increasingly selling these off-menu items to bring in customers who are "in the know," but in an oxymoronic move they are showcasing these "secret" menus on their own websites.<p>The trend is being driven by restaurants, such as Panera and <b>BurgerFi</b>, that want to speed up the ordering …

Critical Warning No. 13: Stockman’s ‘Apocalypse’

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Kaboom. David Stockman attacks America with Critical Warning No. 13. But the guy’s biggest problem is not his …

Economics