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How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

The Future of MBA Education

<b>Scott DeRue,</b> the dean of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, says the old model of business school education is gone. It’s no longer good enough to sequester yourself on campus for two years before heading out into the world of commerce. DeRue discusses how the perceived value of an …

Education

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Nutrition

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

KGI: 2018 iPhones to use Intel baseband chips exclusively, ditching Qualcomm

Since iPhone 7, Apple has shared baseband chip orders for iPhones with Qualcomm and Intel. For the 2018 iPhones, KGI reports that Apple is set to rely on Intel as the exclusive supplier, amidst Apple’s ongoing legal battles with Qualcomm.<p>KGI says Intel can meet Apple’s technical requirements and …

Patents

Why This Patriots Player Will Return to an $11/Hour Job After the Super Bowl

No Super Bowl week would be complete without some feel good stories about players stuck in the background, and (duh) this year is no different.<p>On …

NFL

This Instagram-famous pilot's photos of thunderstorms, blinding sunrises, and the Northern Lights show what it’s like to work from the cockpit at 37,000 feet

Van Heijst is also a travel blogger and photographer. He takes photos of the incredible views he enjoys from the cockpit via his Instagram account, then writes about them on his blog.<p>From blinding sunrises to the Northern Lights — or navigating his way through a violent front of thunderstorms — …

Amazing

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Genetics

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

PNC Bank

The 11,500-year-old skeleton of a baby girl offers clues on how the Americas first came to be populated

A six-week old infant who died some 11,500 years ago in central Alaska is now providing clues about how the Americas first came to be populated.<p>Genomic data from remains of the girl - named "Xach'itee'aanenh T'eede Gaay" (Sunrise Girl-Child) by the local indigenous community - broadly support a …

Anthropology

Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …

Evolution

Edward Snowden Tweeted That The People Behind India's Controversial Biometric System Should Be Arrested

The US NSA whistleblower came out in support of the Indian journalist who exposed a huge breach in Aadhaar, India's controversial biometric ID program, last week.<p>Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, has come out in support of the Indian journalist who …

Watch a Tesla Model X Pull a Tractor Trailer Stuck in the Snow

In case you ever get stuck in the snow, just call a Tesla.<p>via Facebook<p>A "bomb cyclone" is hurling snow, wind with the strength of a category 1 …

Mobile Operator Mint Offers Cheapest Nationwide Wireless Service, From $15/Month: Report

If one of your New Year resolutions is to find the best mobile plan money can buy and save hundreds of dollars on your wireless bill, then you’re in luck. We’ve done the work for you!<p>Our research found that Mint, a low-cost mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), offers the best value cellular …

Cellular Networks

Here's a breakdown of the average American's household debt

How does yours compare?<p>Americans certainly don't seem to be shying away from debt, and a new NerdWallet study further drives home this point. Without further ado, here's how much the typical U.S. household owes in four major debt categories:<p><b>Type of Debt</b><p><b>Total Owed by Average U.S. Household</b><p>Credit card<p>…

Niagara Falls Is Currently Coated in Ice And It's Absolutely Jaw-Dropping

So beautiful!<p>Historian and author Paul Gromosiak once said that winter at Niagara Falls can be so breathtaking that it "diminishes even those …

3 Retirement Accounts That May Be Better Than a 401k

If you don't have a 401k, don't fret -- these other retirement accounts can actually be a better deal.<p>The 401(k) is often considered the pinnacle of …

Use YouTube to record screencasts for free

Want to record your desktop? A little-known YouTube option makes it possible, no extra software required.<p>A screencast is a recording of everything that happens on your computer screen. Why would you need such a thing? For businesses, it's a great way to, say, teach new employees how to use company …

Powai slum dweller becomes first ever from Mumbai to qualify as ISRO scientist

25-year-old, who slummed it out in the shanties of Powai's Filterpada, cracks tough exam to become first ever Mumbaikar to qualify as a scientist in …

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Pseudo-science

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

Robotics

NASA Has Captured Earth's Pulse of Life in a Breathtaking Time-Lapse

Stunning.<p>For the past two decades, NASA has continuously kept an eye on our planet's biosphere as it pulses and ebbs with the seasons.<p>The data is …

Time-lapse Photography

A groundbreaking discovery reveals that wounds heal 60% faster if they occurred during the day instead of at night

Scientists recently discovered that skin cells heal more efficiently during the day. They published their findings in Science Translational Medicine. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Scientists have discovered something astonishing. Our skin heals faster if we're wounded during the …

Skin Care

Amazon's India rival is making a smartphone

Flipkart is trying to succeed where Amazon failed with the launch of its own smartphone.<p>India's biggest online retailer will be hoping its first device -- the Billion Capture+ -- will avoid the fate of the Amazon Fire Phone by tapping into explosive growth in mobile users in its home market.<p>The …

Mobile

Google’s Files Go file-management app reappears on Google Play: Here’s how it works

Earlier this week, news emerged that Google was in the early stages of testing a new app called Files Go. The app, according to reports, is all about helping you free up space on your phone and packs features like an offline file-sharing tool and a file-management facility.<p>The app was barely live …

Google

Grad Students Are Freaking Out About the GOP Tax Plan. They Should Be

<i>Update: On December 20, 2017 the House approved the GOP's overhaul to the nation’s tax code. A provision in the plan had originally proposed taxing</i> …

College & University

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Silicon Valley

27 Hidden Gems On Amazon Prime Video You Should Already Be Watching

Amazon Prime Video and chill.<p><i>Descriptions are courtesy of Amazon except where noted.</i>

Extremely Rare Case in US as Woman Gets Pregnant While Already Pregnant

1 woman. 2 babies. 4 parents.<p>An extremely rare case of a woman becoming pregnant while already pregnant has occurred in the US, with a mother …

Pregnancy