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Vlog: 7 False Teachers in the Church Today

Wherever there is truth there will be error. Wherever there are people teaching sound doctrine there will be people teaching false doctrine. Here, in …

Theology

U.S. companies want to play China’s game. They just can’t win it.

BEIJING — Netflix has a nifty new China strategy: Skip it.<p>In January 2016, the video-streaming service announced an ambitious global expansion. The goal was to beam American hits such as “House of Cards” around the world including, eventually, in China.<p>“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new …

China

The X Factor 2016 hit with 'fix' accusations after member of boy band 5AM revealed to be professional singer

<i>The X Factor</i> has once again been hit with ‘fix’ accusations after reports emerged that a member of boy band 5AM - who auditioned on the show - …

Nicole Scherzinger

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Apple's iTunes Is Alienating Its Most Music-Obsessed Users

At the start of the millennium, Apple famously set out to upend the music business by dragging it into the digital realm. The iTunes store provided …

Black Moon's Insomnia Epidemic Is The Most Unsettling Apocalypse Of All

A New Way to Shower

6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

Employment

These GIFs Will Show You the Best New Features in iOS 9

Intended to be an update that’ll deliver increased stability and an improved user experience, iOS 9 has a bunch of interesting new features, …

5 lessons you can learn from my failed startup

It suddenly dawned on us that our product would not sell. And unless we did something about it, the startup was doomed. This was December 2014.<p>Dreamy eyed noobs that we were, we made tons of mistakes. I hope this post helps you avoid some of those mistakes because as much as we glorify failure in …

Startups

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

Startups

A Bomb Suit Photo Shoot Featuring C4 Explosions

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of an unusual photo shoot photographer Pete Leong did last year that featured a real military bomb disposal expert …

Terrorism

Why women make gifted coders

Linda Liukas believes the world will be a better place if more women learn computer coding, and has written a children’s book to catch them young<p>You wouldn’t expect a petite, fair-haired, 28-year-old woman to be one of the most powerful people in coding. But Linda Liukas, who lives in Helsinki, …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

A Self-Made Billionaire Uses This Easy Trick for Decisions

The first chapter in Seymour Schulich’s book, Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, offers a decision tool that adds to the simple pro-and-con list …

10 Things Successful People Do To Maximize Their Time

Successful people are great at making the most of their time. They understand that their time is equivalent to whatever money that can be made in …

Personal Finance Is Simple: We Fail When Our Money Lacks Purpose

The most basic rules of personal finance are pretty simple and constant. Yet it’s really hard for us to save more than we spend, and the reason may …

Personal Finance

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Uber is reportedly bidding $3 billion to buy a Google Maps competitor, Nokia's Here.</b> It's an interesting move considering Uber has traditionally not acquired companies, and Google is a giant investor in the company.<p><b>2. Yahoo acquired a company in the first quarter of this year — but nobody knows</b> …

San Francisco
Procrastination

How Snapchat Made QR Codes Cool Again

QR codes have been a laughing-stock for years now. The gangly square bar codes were slapped on posters and magazine pages, and heralded as an easy way to open URLs or bonus content.<p>Instead they became a frustrating symbol of over-engineering.<p>You often needed a special QR code reader app which might …

Social Media

Learn to Create Forms That Improve User Experience

Most applications, either for mobile and tablet or beyond, rely on input from the user at least once. Actually, most of them rely on input from the …

UX Design

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

UI Design

First Click: a Mac user installs Windows 10

Last night I decided it was time to give Windows 10 a try. The catalyst to install the tech preview was equal measures curiosity, opportunity, and boredom. I needed to see for myself what Tom Warren’s so excited about, and I just happened to have a rarely used Windows 8.1 tablet nearby that I …

Windows 10