Essa Jan Allawala

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The World's First Robot Lawyer Has Arrived--and It's Great at Its Job

Sorry attorneys, the robots are coming for your jobs too.<p>Will robots take all our jobs?<p>For warehouse workers and truck drivers, the future does not look rosy. But those of us with more white collar gigs don't have to panic yet, right?<p>Well, maybe some of us do. Sorry, lawyers, we know you're already …

How to Look Your Best in Every Photo

22 top experts in the worlds of fashion, fitness, and beauty share their their tried-and-true tips<p>Tired of being tagged when you look your worst? In …

Optimism Is the Enemy of Action

Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.<p>It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when positive thinking became the star of the self-help industry. The idea of optimism is older than America itself (some accounts date it back to ancient Greece), …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

The Value of Customer Experience, Quantified

Intuitively, most people recognize the value of a great customer experience. Brands that deliver them are ones that we want to interact with as customers — that we become loyal to, and that we recommend to our friends and family. But as executives leading businesses, the value of delivering such an …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Here's What Happens When Cellphone Users Get Their Own Lane On The Sidewalk

There are bike lanes. There are slow lanes and fast lanes. And now, at least for a little while, there's a lane for cellphone users.<p>The lane was drawn by the folks behind a new National Geographic TV show called "Mind Over Masses," according to Yahoo Tech's Rob Pegoraro. The show, which was …

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. …

Self-Promotion for Professionals from Countries Where Bragging Is Bad

In India, it’s crabs in a bucket — the one who tries to escape is pulled down by his compatriots. In Australia, it’s tall poppies — and the tallest one gets its head whacked off. In Japan, the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Almost every culture has its own metaphor about what happens to …

This iPad game actually builds your kids' brains — and tells you how they're developing

Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow, learn, and be the best you can be.<p>Which, of course, is exactly what all parents want for their kids.<p>Seven months after launching the Fit Brains app to help adults build …

How and Where iPhone Is Made: A Surprising Report on How Much of Apple's Top Product is US-manufactured

How and Where iPhone Is Made: A Surprising Report on How Much of Apple’s Top Product is US-manufactured

LumoBack’s latest anti-slouching sensor takes on activity trackers with new metrics

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LumoBack launched last year on Kickstarter as a “smart” posture sensor that buzzes whenever it senses its wearer is slouching. …

The Perfect Place to Work

How to get ahead in ... training in the voluntary sector

On-the-job training and development for people working in the voluntary sector is disappearing, according to latest workforce figures. The number of …

Leadership Development in the Age of the Algorithm

Artwork: Adam Ekberg, Pencils in Drop Ceiling, 2005, ink-jet print<p>Log on to your Facebook page, look at the column on the right, and you will see ads that seem uniquely relevant to you. Same for me: My page has an ad directing me to a site where I can check in on a particular high school graduating …

Google unveils its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2013/jun/16/google-project-loon-wi-fi-balloons-pictures<p>720<p>Google is releasing 30 hi-tech balloons in a …

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9 "High-Maintenance" Healthy Habits That Truly Pay Off

From meditation to super-fast sprints, sometimes the things we want to do least are the things we need to do most!<p>You know you should …