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Write great user stories

User story format<p>The correct way to write user stories is a hotly debated subject. Throughout this creed, we’ll try and give you some tips and …

Project Management

The World Needs a Vagina Museum

One woman in London is dedicated to starting the world’s first physical space wholly dedicated to vaginas.<p>Florence Schechter is the sort of person …

Museums

20 Ways to Eat More Protein for Breakfast

If you've ever left home in the morning with nothing but a piece of buttered toast in your stomach, you know just how important eating protein at …

American History, According to Ben Carson

The esteemed neurosurgeon and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development found himself in hot water recently for comparing immigrants to slaves. What else is in his head?<p><b>1492:</b> Christopher Columbus lands his large passenger aircraft on the shores of the Bahamas, where he stays in a very nice resort …

Black History

Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” …

Science Says That Technology Is Speeding Up Our Brains’ Perception of Time

It's not just you, this year went really fast.<p>Every year, it feels like time speeds up a little more. One day it's Easter and then before you know …

Australian Universities

If Mindfulness Makes You Uncomfortable, It’s Working

I recently had a conversation with a client named Claire, who shared that her company had been touting the benefits of mindfulness, and she was giving mindfulness a try with a meditation app. But she was frustrated that it wasn’t helping her feel more relaxed — instead, she was actually a bit more …

Mindfulness

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online …

From Digital Disappointment ToThe End Of The App Era, Here Are Eight Trends For 2016

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

Customer Service

The Digital Revolution Demands Cognitive Technologies

The digital revolution, once defined as the shift from analog to digital technologies, has now reached a point where it is redefining the future of economies, industries and society as we know it. We also know that digital is no longer the final destination; it is now the foundation for a new era …

IoT and the development of a circular economy

Sebastian Egerton-Read Contributor<p>Sebastian Egerton-Read is a content co-ordinator for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, producing regular content across platforms, including Circulate.<p>Few topics receive greater hype in the media today than the Internet of Things (IoT), and still a report produced by …

Internet of Things

Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity

Ryan Falvey Contributor<p>Ryan Falvey is the managing director of the Financial Solutions Lab at the Center for Financial Services Innovation.<p>Fintech is in the midst of a golden age of investment and innovation. According to KPMG and CB Insights, investments in fintech startups doubled between 2014 …

Financial Services

3 Steps to Make Your Business Data Work for Everyone

Over the past decade, advances in cloud technologies and big data created room for more data scientists in business. At first, specialists seemed …

The Role Big Data Plays In Digital Transformation

Access to big data has changed the game for small and large businesses alike. Instead of using small focus groups and general demographics to extrapolate target market activities, modern companies can now access specific information—and lots of it—about employees and customers, helping fine tune …

Customer Experience

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—<b>managing our thoughts</b>, <b>regulating our emotions</b>, and <b>behaving productively despite our …

Business Council of Australia's Catherine Livingstone fires up over reform paralysis

Hours earlier, Treasurer Joe Hockey dismissed the Reserve Bank of Australia's call for a review of negative gearing.<p>The central bank has argued the …

Australia

Gay people are less healthy, happy and content than straight people, says a survey

Gay people are less fulfilled with their lives than straight people, have more health problems and are not as happy in their relationships, an …

Disability

World's first hotel staffed by robots

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Robotics

Time to tackle Australia's mental health crisis, Tony Abbott and premiers told

Mental health, welfare and medical groups have intensified their call for a fully funded mental health agreement, warning the system remains in crisis.<p>Sussan Ley rules out redirecting $1bn from hospitals to mental health services<p>Read more<p>Mental Health Australia has penned an open letter to the …

How your smartphone knows if you're depressed

Saeb acknowledged that the Northwestern study was not the first to link smartphone use with depression, but might be the first to suggest the use of …

Depression

Albert Einstein Tells His Son The Key to Learning & Happiness is Losing Yourself in Creativity (or “Finding Flow”)

As one particularly astute observer of human emotions might put it, it is a truth universally acknowledged that we can’t all be Albert Einstein. In …

Albert Einstein

To Compete in the Retail Revolution, Mobility and Analytics Are Critical

Today, mobile devices are everywhere — and vying for the attention of just about everyone. On a train, in a café, or in the park, people are gaming, connecting with far-away friends, and watching TV shows.<p>Increasingly, they are also researching, browsing, and buying products.<p>Such tech-savvy mobile …

Are You Using APIs to Gain Competitive Advantage?

Steven Moore for HBR<p>What do Uber (taxi services), Airbnb (lodging services), Facebook (social networking), Alibaba (e-commerce), and Paypal (online payment) have in common? The obvious things include: All of them drive their core operations on internet platforms and have astronomically high …

Innovation

Noam Chomsky: The New York Times is pure propaganda

The celebrated linguist says our paper of record has carried the government’s water, from Laos to the Middle East<p>A front-page article is devoted to a flawed story about a campus rape in the journal Rolling Stone, exposed in the leading academic journal of media critique. So severe is this departure …

Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

TV recently lost its manliest man — a small-town government employee named Ron Swanson. Actor Nick Offerman's run on NBC's <i>Parks and Recreation</i> ended when the show went off the air in February. He's since shaved his mustache and gotten back to his normal self.<p>"I've never accused myself of being …

Closet Queens by Michael Bloch review – who knew there were so many gay MPs?

A history of homosexual politicians over the past 130 years entertains and surprises

LGBTQI

Social media-obsessed teens are too hard to write about, says Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson, the bestselling author, says writing modern teenage characters is difficult because they spend too much time on social media<p>It is becoming too difficult to write books about teenagers because they are so busy on social media they do not do enough to form a plot, the novelist <b>Dame</b> …