Marc Lafraisiere

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A Harvard psychologist's advice on how to argue when you know you're right

Amy Cuddy, a Harvard psychologist, admits that dealing with conflict in her personal relationship creates a lot of anxiety. But she has developed a …

Harvard

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Happiness

To Maximize Your Website, Use 'Psychological Distance' to Your Advantage

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the primary aims of consumer psychology is to understand the way individuals evaluate objects and events. Numerous studies have led to an understanding that evaluations and choices are driven not only by the quality and value of an …

High Level

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apps

Browsing speeds may slow as net hardware bug bites

<b>Browsing speeds could slow over the next week as old hardware is upgraded to handle the net's growth, says networking giant Cisco.</b><p>Some older kit has hit an upper memory limit in the number of routes it can use to despatch data around the world.<p>In the last few days the number of possible routes …

Royal Navy

Microsoft targets Apple MacBook Air in new ads

Microsoft says its Surface Pro 3 is a better option for people who want a laptop replacement and the freedom to go mobile.<p>Microsoft has seemingly decided that the best way to take on Apple is to go straight at the iPad maker.<p>In a new set of ads released this weekend, Microsoft compared its Surface …

Consumer Tech

Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

The seven habits of highly effective property investors

<b>Have you noticed how some people seem to rise to the top of their chosen field, or journey ever higher up the property ladder, while others</b> …

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …

This Is What It Feels Like When Google Buys Your Startup

At age 23, he invented song-sharing site Songza, bought by Google last month for an undisclosed sum. Raskin wasn't involved in Songza at the time. He sold it back in 2008 to Amazon-backed Amie Street.<p>But he had been creating cool things long before that. When he was 20, he built a human interface …

Virtual Reality

10 things you may not know about Google

Apple-IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Startups

There is a good deal of hubris in the way IBM has been talking about its new relationship with Apple. The alliance will no doubt warrant a mention in today’s Apple earnings call, which is expected to show strong results for the device to services giant. But this partnership looks vulnerable from …

Google Maps Engine Pro Subscriptions Now Include Coordinate

Google has today announced that paying users of its Maps Engine Pro custom mapping service can now access its Google Maps Coordinate workforce management and productivity tools at no additional cost.<p>The Coordinate mobile and Web app is designed to allow teams to easily share locations and assign …

Rackspace is now ready to talk about charging for cloud infrastructure by the minute (updated)

<i>Updated at 2:56 p.m. Pacific with comment from Rackspace.</i><p>Rackspace doesn’t want to be in the commodity public cloud business. But it is making one concession to those fast-moving companies.<p>In announcing today the availability of the OnMetal service, which eschews traditional server virtualization …

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop <i>two</i> filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.<p><i>Filter 1: protect yourself from others.</i> I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in …

The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

You’ve already put a great deal of work into preparing a solid business case for your project or idea. But when it comes to the critical presentation phase, how do you earn the support of decision makers in the room? How do you present your case so that it’s clear and straightforward while also …

Google's 'smart' contact lens might actually happen

The alliance comes as drugmakers explore ways for technology to reshape healthcare, helping patients to monitor their own health and lowering the …

Contact Lenses

9 reasons Apple’s stock will keep rising

Apple Inc. is a force on Wall Street, with a cult-like appeal for investors and consumers.<p>As such, I make a habit of checking in on Apple AAPL, …

Investing

IBM is Apple's simplest solution to selling more iPads

"There's no overlap, there's no competition, they're totally complementary."<p>Apple and IBM are now partners. Having once defined the opposing sides of the personal computer coin, the two American giants are now uniting in a wide-ranging partnership to transform the business world. Playing to their …

ShareFile to add storage options, iPhone app, and more

Thousands of Citrix customers and partners took over the Anaheim Convention Center this week for Citrix Synergy 2014. The annual event is a platform for Citrix to make big announcements and reveal new products and features, such as those it unveiled for ShareFile, its data storage and file sharing …

Microsoft SharePoint

Permis à points: deux conducteurs suspendus pendant six mois

45 240. C’est le nombre d’automobilistes qui ont accumulé des points sur leur <i>Driving Licence</i> <i>Counterpart</i> (DLC) depuis l’introduction du permis à …

Séries TV

RBA warns of potential fall in house prices

RBA governor Glenn Stevens has cautioned investors against assuming housing prices will always rise, and that the Australian dollar might not fall.<p>In …

10 things rich people know that you don’t

As a financial adviser, I have occasionally found myself feeling envious of certain clients. Not because of their wealth — but because they were …

Personal Finance

What's Next For Your Career?

At any age and at any point in your career, you might ask yourself “What’s my next step?” Your next move isn’t always clear. There may be a promotion opportunity available at your current job. Does that mean you should go for it? That depends! Does the bigger job you could get promoted to advance …

Hands On With the Moto 360

Moto 360 Hands On<p>The Face of Android Wear<p>Notifications<p>Weather<p>Pedometer<p>Music Playback<p>Actions<p>Vs. Sony Smarwatch 2<p>Button<p>Strap<p>The Moto 360 is what …

We just played with Android's L Developer Preview

By releasing a Developer Preview of the next version of Android (only known as "L" for now), Google is walking new ground -- and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward. Developers and manufacturers will no longer be in the dark for upcoming firmware …

Now even PayPal has a security flaw

In yet another case of a security flaw at what was thought to be a safe site, researchers have found that it’s possible for mobile users to bypass …

Paypal