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Expanding the Diversity Conversation

Not every series of initiatives can be harmonious. This is in no small part because identities will clash, as this year’s controversies have shown.

Student Journalism

FBI issues formal warning on massive malware network linked to Russia

The FBI on Friday issued a formal warning that a sophisticated Russia-linked hacking campaign is compromising hundreds of thousands of home network …

Cybersecurity

Our 52 Things To Do Challenge Is Back, This Time With an Adolphus Prize

In the D office, April already seems like it happened three years ago, but the Sweepstakes Task Force (we love task forces here in Dallas!) is sure …

Dallas

10 Weekend Getaways a Short Drive From Dallas

Hike where the Comanches took their last stand. Take a Humvee tour of an ancient volcano. Spend the night with lions, tigers, and lemurs. Make …

Dallas

TaxProf Blog

Friday, May 25, 2018<p><b>Applications to Law School Versus Medical School</b><p>From Bill …

Art Deco

ACLU OPEN LETTER TO JEFF BEZOS: We demand that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infras…

ACLU OPEN LETTER TO JEFF BEZOS: We demand that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure that poses a grave threat to customers …

Jeff Bezos

187 Things the Blockchain Is Supposed to Fix

Bots with nefarious intent<p>Skynet<p>People not taking their medicine<p>Device storage that could be used for bitcoin mining<p>Insurance bureaucracy<p>Electronic …

Blockchain

Oldest European Tree Found—And It's Having a Growth Spurt

A Heldreich's pine discovered in southern Italy has been thriving in a remote part of a national park for 1,230 years.<p>A craggy pine tree growing in southern Italy is 1,230 years old, making it the oldest tree in Europe that has been scientifically dated.<p>Moreover, the ancient pine seems to be living …

National Parks

8 Strategies to Avoid Wasting Your Company's Gen-Z Talent

The youngest workers entering the workforce aren't like their older siblings. Good luck keeping everybody happy.<p>7 min read<p>Over the past several years, society has been fixated on millennials. And for good reason: They’re the largest age demographic that has disrupted nearly every industry they've …

Generation Z

Bob Dylan, the Wanderer

A fusion of Huck Finn and Woody Guthrie, the musician writes songs that sound drawn from oral history.<p>The word “folk” in the term “folk music” used to connote a rural homogeneous community that carried on a tradition of anonymously created music. No one person composed a piece; it evolved through …

Literature

Why Business Owners Need to Leave Facebook Right Now

It's suicidal to market your business on a platform that can cease to exist at any given moment, including any social media platform. Here's why.<p>In an effort to fight the proliferation of fake news on its platform, Facebook has announced steps to stop the spread of misleading content on its …

Customers

Here’s how to see the data that tech giants have about you

Facebook, Apple, Google, and Twitter probably have more info about you than you think. And the only way to know for sure is to download it all.<p>The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke earlier this year will probably hold the crown as 2018’s biggest story in tech. It came to light that …

Social Media

In defense of Professor Evan Charney

Duke Community,<p>The Sanford School of Public Policy recently decided not to renew the contract of Evan Charney, a professor of the practice who …

Student Journalism

Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact

A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the …

Smart Homes

5 Cognitive Biases Smart Executives Should Watch For

The 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion is the most famous example of groupthink.<p>The Eisenhower administration planned an invasion to overthrow Fidel Castro, who came to power in 1959.<p>The subsequent Kennedy administration didn’t stop to question any of the CIA’s assumptions.<p>Instead, they pressed ahead with …

John F. Kennedy

A Basic Z-Wave Hack Exposes Up To 100 Million Smart Home Devices

So-called “smart” locks and alarms are proliferating across people’s homes, even though hackers have shown various weaknesses in their designs that contradict their claims to being secure.<p>Now benevolent hackers in the U.K. have shown just how quick and easy it is to pop open a door with an attack …

Information Security

Effective Leadership Depends On How Well You Carry Out These 5 Things

Everybody wants to have a positive impact. Everybody wants to matter and to belong. People also recognize a difference between effective leadership and, well, leadership wannabee’s who have no idea how to lead because they’re leaders by competence only, not by character. Effective leadership …

Leadership

Music can seriously improve your workout. Here's how to create the perfect playlist.

And choose the right headphones to go with it.<p>In these days of wireless headphones, when we carry thousands of songs in our pockets, it feels impossible to exercise without “Eye of the Tiger” playing in the background. But music isn’t just a cure for boredom while you run. Countless studies have …

Flute

The App That Turns You Into Beethoven | Inc.com

Chances are, you are as helpless with a page of sheet music as the average 14th-century peasant would have been with a copy of <i>Moby Dick</i>. You can't read music. You can't write it. Unless you've memorized the melody, you have no way of describing even a simple ditty, let alone a complicated jazz …

Flute

Beware the Busy Manager

If you listen to executives, they’ll tell you that the resource they lack most is time. Every minute is spent grappling with strategic issues, focusing on cost reduction, devising creative approaches to new markets, beating new competitors. But if you watch them, here’s what you’ll see: They rush …

Management

Georgetown Students Host Community Dialogue on Racism, Ask White Allies Not to Attend

Student-activists at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., recently hosted a community dialogue on racism. White students—even those who …

Georgetown University

Woods Hole Scientists Helped Find Shipwreck Off Coast Of Colombia

Support the news<p>A Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than 300 years ago was …

Archaeology

San Antonio Restaurants That Have Stood the Test of Time

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue with the headline “Eat Like a Local.”<p>In the last decade, San Antonio’s food scene has begun to …

Texas

Where to Eat and Drink Over Memorial Day Weekend in Austin

With hot, hot weather on deck, the promise of summer is right around the corner by way of the long Memorial Day weekend. Kick off those work shoes, throw on some summer gear, and check out all the parties, brunches, and activities happening around Austin, taking place from Friday, May 25, through …

Memorial Day Weekend

Emerging Details on Downtown's Newest District, East Quarter

On May 21, Todd Interests, along with architects Omniplan and SWA Group and general contractor Andres Construction, will tear down one building in …

Dallas

Why Stradivarius Violins Are Worth Millions

In 2011, a Stradivarius violin in pristine condition sold for $15.9 million. And then, in 2014, another Strad went up for auction with a minimum bid …

Guitar

The Year on the Net

Dow Jones

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