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Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Comedy

20 of our favorite quotes about San Francisco

Of all the people who ever called San Francisco home, maybe no one loved it more than Herb Caen.<p>The legendary Chronicle columnist said, "A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams."<p>But it is also judged by how it affects people — …

Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile Arrives On Android

Adobe Lightroom mobile is one of the first attempts at bringing some of the more recent Adobe releases on iOS to Android – and it’s available now with compatibility for a range of devices spanning Jellybean to Lollipop. The Lightroom mobile experience on Android is optimized for smartphones, though …

Marin ranked among top 20 worst counties to own a home

Got gobs of money and a penchant for living dangerously? Forget the Tenderloin. According to the Weather Channel, the scariest place to live is Marin County.<p>In rating the top 50 worst counties to own a home, “based on natural factors,” Marin county made number #17, behind (but not very far behind) …

Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness

Turn off the TV, calm down and stop trying to convert people to your religion.<p>These are among the top 10 pieces of advice issued by Pope Francis this …

Pope Francis

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

3 Psychological Traps that Keep Your Startup in Sorrow

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>You’re stuck in the trough of sorrow. No matter what you do, nothing in your company is improving.<p>You look around you, and everyone you know is crushing it. Their companies are getting acquired, they’re raising huge funding rounds, and they’re …

Amazon Fire Phone review

Two days after I first turned on the Amazon Fire Phone, I walked into the foyer of my apartment building and saw a package with my name on it. This was odd: I’m the guy who orders something and then sits patiently by the front door waiting for it, not the guy who gets surprised by packages on a …

Things you’ll never see again in San Francisco

Take a trip down memory lane and scroll through the above slideshow to see some of our favorite local landmarks and characters from San Francisco’s past. Since our city is always changing, we’ve mixed in everything from structures destroyed decades ago to more recent developments.<p>We had several …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.

Mary Meeker's State of the Internet Stars Mobile Devices and China

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gave her annual Internet Trends report at Re/Code’s Code Conference on Wednesday. The report is a …

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Michael Jackson's Crazy Billboard Awards Performance and More Hologram Wins and Fails (VIDEO)

Michael Jackson's back-from-the-dead moonwalk stunned viewers at the Billboard Awards. See others that worked—or bombed.<p>Five years after his death, …

Young Muslim Comic Takes On Fundamentalists

<i>By Antonia Marrero for the Moral Courage Project</i><p>YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — “I always believe in this,” says comedian Sakdiyah Ma'ruf. “Good comedy makes …

Kierkegaard on Our Greatest Source of Unhappiness

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard memorably wrote in reflecting on why presence matters more than productivity. <i>“On how one orients himself to the moment depends the failure or fruitfulness of it,”</i> Henry Miller asserted in his beautiful meditation on the …

Is Heidegger Contaminated by Nazism?

If I had to rate the best intellectual experiences of my life, choosing the two or three most profound—a tendentious task, but there you are—one of them would be reading Heidegger. I was in my late twenties, and struggling with a dissertation on the nature of consciousness (what it is, where it …

Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society

Isaac Asimov was an extraordinary mind and spirit — the author of more than 400 science and science fiction books and a tireless advocate of space exploration, he also took great joy in the humanities (and once annotated Lord Byron’s epic poem “Don Juan”), championed humanism over religion, and …

How Anti-Jewish Jokes Hurt the Palestinian Cause

An Arab student born in East Jerusalem explains why there's nothing funny about the hatred that drove Jews out of Europe.<p>It happens every time I visit the U.S., and it’s happened increasingly over the last five years. I say I’m Palestinian (usually after trying out the less inflammatory “I’m from …

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

By now, you may have heard about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three …

Grit and the Secret of Success

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

Are Emerging Markets Too Toxic To Touch?

<i>Asia Confidential</i> has received a lot of feedback on our view of the relative attractiveness of Chinese and South Korean stocks in both Asian and international contexts. Some of the feedback has suggested that the risks with these markets are too great to make them investible at this juncture. This …

Google takes its cloud on the road

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Last month I posited that if Google(S goog) wanted to push its cloud platform against Amazon(s amzn) Web Services, it had to …

14 Musical Acts To Watch in 2014

There’s a lot of music out there and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in. From Nashville to Portland to Sweden — we …

Dormi: An Awesome Baby Monitor App for Android

If you have kids, you’ll know all about those late-evening, midnight and middle-of-the-night cries for attention. Sometimes it’s hard to know what your little one wants – are they teething? Are they too hot/cold? Are they hungry? In reality, it could be any and ALL those things. Or something …

Want A Neat Overview Of What’s Going On In Wearables? Point Your Eyes Right Here…

Wearables are so hot right now. Apple iWatch rumours are in rude health. Google is apparently looking (beyond Glass) at picking up and strapping onto its business another startup in the wearables space (guesses for which in the comments, please).<p>Jawbone, maker of the UP fitness tracker bangle (and …