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Apple, Microsoft, and Google are trying to incite a quiet app revolution

Reports have been circulating that Google is working on a hybrid operating system that combines the best of Android and Chrome OS, while simultaneously promising to keep supporting the two independently.<p>It's the perfect example of this dilemma in minature.<p>Google, a company famously and perpetually …

Why Companies Are So Bad at Treating Employees Like People

Few disagree that the time is ripe for reimagining complex organizations so that they are more human and more agile. But existing models for how to make the shift seem to offer a choice between a rock and a hard place.<p>Take the thorny problem of developing people. Anachronistic annual performance …

Is Sexism All in Your Brain?

Sexism is deeply ingrained in our patriarchal society, alive and well in our misogynistic culture—or so the rhetoric goes. Now we can blame …

The Brain

How to go into and exit Split View multitasking mode from within Mission Control on your Mac

macOS has a nifty little productivity boost that makes it both easy and fun to run two apps side-by-side in your Mac’s native full-screen mode.<p>This …

How to Use Split View in OS X El Capitan

With the recent release of OS X El Capitan, Mac users can now take advantage of full-screen apps in a split screen view. That is, a compatible app will zoom to take up an entire half of the screen and you can do the same with a second one, giving you two apps side-by-side in full-screen mode.<p>While …

Apps

How Microsoft’s secret user onboarding process fooled us all

What happens if you make software too difficult to use? Probably the same thing that happens if you never made it at all — no one uses it.<p>It’s easy to get users to adapt to familiar concepts like drag-and-drop, but what if you made something totally new? You need a creative user onboarding process, …

Judge dismisses Wikimedia lawsuit over NSA surveillance

<i>(Reuters) –</i> A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs, the Baltimore Sun reported.<p>The newspaper said Judge T.S. Ellis III on Friday dismissed the suit filed in March over what is often …

Salt, Sugar, Fat

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Moss<p>The No.1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<p>In China, for the first time, the people who weigh too much now outnumber those who weigh too little. In Mexico, the obesity rate has tripled in the past three decades. In the UK over 60 per cent of adults and 30 per cent of children are …

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Romualdo Faura<p>Most seasoned managers know how to handle formal negotiations at work—with clients over contracts, with bosses over budgets, with employers over compensation. But what about all the opportunities for informal negotiations that arise? Do you know how to recognize and seize chances to …

The Risky Sex Trend More Couples Are Trying

It seems like more people are getting frisky in public places. Is it hot—or just a crime?<p>The possibility of getting caught can make sex exponentially hotter. But three couples who recently made news for getting down in public didn’t get caught—they freaking <i>advertised</i> it. It all happened on the same …

Scientist who found new human species accused of playing fast and loose with the truth

The palaeontologist whose team found Homo naledi has been criticised for rushing his findings and making basic errors<p>It remains one of the most dramatic human fossil finds of recent years. In 2013, in a tiny, cramped chamber in the Rising Star cave near Johannesburg, researchers led by …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

Weight Loss

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

The Magic of Reality

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the …

The man who created the iPod reveals the moment he and his wife decided to leave Apple

Fadell was a key member of the team behind the iPod, and was hired to lead production of the device. His wife, Danielle Lambert, also worked at Apple but in human resources.<p>In 2010, Fadell and his wife left Apple. He told The Guardian that it was because of the effect that his job was having on his …

Astronomers say they’ve made a key discovery that could predict our planet’s demise

Astronomers have made the first direct discovery of a white dwarf star being orbited by a disintegrating minor planet that will ultimately collide into it. The observation, made by the Kepler space telescope, offers a glimpse into what could happen to the Earth in a few billion years as the Sun, …

Did Humans Evolve Opposable Thumbs So We Could Punch Each Other?

Testing a hypothesis about fistfights with cadaver arms<p>It's thought that our hands are what make us human. Combined with our big brains, our fully opposable thumbs enabled our ancestors to make complex tools to conquer the world. But according to biologist David Carrier of Utah State University, …

The “Metabolic Mobility” Movement That Can Be Used As a Warmup or a Fat Torcher

Use it to turn on the power to your muscles, blast calories, or do both<p>You’ve heard of metabolic training and you’ve heard of mobility training. But the squat press—shown in the video above—fits into a category <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour calls “metabolic mobility training.”<p>The …

Life on Earth may have begun 300m years earlier than previously thought

Discovery, if confirmed, indicates that living organisms appeared on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, remarkably soon after its formation<p>Living organisms may have existed on Earth as long as 4.1bn years ago – 300m years earlier than was previously thought, new research has shown.<p>If confirmed, the …

Why this CEO thinks a 6-figure salary isn’t always worth your time

<i>The Fortune 500 Insider Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

6 Ways Guys Sabotage Their Sperm Every Day

His baby-making abilities may be taking a hit.<p>When a couple finds themselves dealing with fertility issues, it seems like it's the female half whose body and behavior are scrutinized most. Which is totally unfair, considering that 50 percent of the time, the problem lies with the guy’s equipment …

Sperm

3 search sites that don't track you like Google does

When you need to get information or find something online, chances are you go to Google. But while Google is great at Web searches, it’s hardly stellar when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, scans your Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot …

Don't blame your phone for a poor sleep schedule, study finds

You've probably read an article or two about the negative effects of staring at a screen before going to bed (hell, you've probably read one of them while in bed). But, a study recently published in <i>Current Biology</i> finds that we may be blaming our illuminated robots for no reason. Poor robots. Many …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

How an Accounting Firm Convinced Its Employees They Could Change the World

It’s a fabled story about a janitor’s exchange with President Kennedy during the early days of NASA: “What do you do?” the president supposedly asked the man with a broom during a visit to Cape Canaveral. “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping to put a man on the moon.”<p>This meeting may not have actually …

The Science of Sounding Smart

When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.<p>Although some people may assume that their ideas and intellect would come across much better in written form, it turns out that using your voice …

Amazon Files Suit Against Individuals Offering Fake Product Reviews On Fiverr.com

In April of this year, Amazon filed suit against the operators of websites that offered Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake, four and five-star reviews of their products. Most of those websites have now been closed, and Amazon took action against the sellers involved. Now Amazon is …

China now has more billionaires than the United States

For the first time, there are now more billionaires in China than in the United States.<p>The country boasts 596 billionaires, up 242 from last year, …

China

Here are the worst things Fox News has ever done

<b>Fox News has been named the most trusted network in the US.</b><p>While host Bill O'Reilly says any attacks on the news channel are just part of a "liberal …