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FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 500,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Routers

Can Online Retail Solve Its Packaging Problem?

A new wave of reusable packaging companies are trying to mitigate the waste from the billions of online purchases made each year. But it’s an uphill battle.<p>If you order a T-shirt or hoodie from an online store called Toad & Co, the checkout screen now has an extra button that says “reuse.” Choose …

A Top Sales Expert Reveals 4 Ways to Make Customers Want to Buy From You

Getting customers to take action requires much more than spitting a bunch of facts.<p>Did you know that 95% of our purchase decisions take place unconsciously?<p>While most customers think that they are making a decision based on facts, what they are actually doing is buying emotionally, then justifying …

Customers

The 8 most in-demand job skills for 2018 and the online courses you can take to learn them

We live in a technological age — and there is no going back. For anyone looking to get ahead in their career, mastering certain skills is absolutely …

Project Management

Even if you clear your history, Google has a record of all of your search activity — here's how to delete it

YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there's a new hack to worry about.<p>This ever-expanding list has many people realizing their personal information is less secure than they thought. Consumers are looking for ways to limit their online exposure and take proactive measures to …

AdWords

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s fiery statement about Sessions’s decision to fire him

“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played ... in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey.”<p>Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been in the news a lot over the past two years, most recently for being fired by the Trump administration right on the eve of his …

Want to Delete Your Facebook Account? Here's How

Before you do, you should probably download your data.<p>Facebook's come in for a lot of criticism lately, and one of the biggest is that it collects a massive amount of personal information on each of its users and uses that information for its ad targeting. Then there's the fact that the social …

Social Media

Retail Apocalypse Explained: Retailers Have Not Actually Embraced Digital Transformation

“Digital transformation” has been on the lips of nearly every CEO at some point in the last ten years, and even more frequently in the last five. According to Forrester, 68% of global business leaders list digital transformation as a top priority for their business. Only 3% of retailers have …

eCommerce

How to Create the Perfect Messy Bun

Now that this ultimate lazy-day hairstyle is officially Karl Lagerfeld-approved and all.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>Now that this ultimate …

Best Buy Has Informed Music Companies It Will Stop Selling CDs In July

The end of the CD format might be in sight as two major retailers are set to push for change in their relationship with the industry through the end of the year. According to Consequence of Sound, “89 million CDs were purchased in all of 2017” and paled in comparison to 800 million in 2001. The …

17 Easy Ways To Save Money On Food And Still Eat Well

Because there are ways to treat both yourself and your bank account well.<p>View this post on Facebook

Personal Finance

How to Protect Your Home Router from Attacks

A comprehensive guide for choosing and setting up secure Wi-Fi.<p>Your router, that box sitting in a corner of your house giving you internet access, is in many ways more important than your laptop or mobile phone. It might not store any of your personal information directly, but sensitive data passes …

Inside Amazon's amazing Prime Now two-hour delivery operation

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Among the most popular items requested by Milwaukee-area customers of Amazon’s Prime Now — the online retail giant’s service that delivers orders at no charge in two hours and, for a fee, in one — are potato chips.<p>When you need a salty snack, minutes count.<p>“We really tailor the …

eCommerce

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about glorious sunsets along a particularly …

Marketers Need to Stop Looking at Mobile as a Channel. It’s a Lifestyle

What do you think is the No. 1 digital priority among today’s brands? I’ll give you a hint: It’s not social marketing or Internet of things. It’s not …

These 13 Exercises Will Prepare You for Work's Toughest Situations

In college, <b>Maggie Leung</b> had a job that was truly a nightmare.<p>She worked at a rental car outfit that would routinely overbook their fleet. Her …

Millennials Still Shop in Stores, But Are They in Yours? | Inc.com

<i>Originally published by Colin Shaw on LinkedIn: Millennials Still Shop In Stores, But Are They in Yours?</i><p>If you were to guess whether millennials prefer to buy online (on their phones) or in brick-and-mortar stores, what would you guess? No Googling, either.<p>If you guessed online, you are wrong. Per …

eCommerce

Amazon is no longer a retail company

But comparing Amazon's business to Wal-Mart Stores or other big retailers doesn't do it justice. In fact, it completely misses the mark on what kind of business Amazon is.<p>Understanding Amazon's business is important for investors in order to evaluate its decisions like its Whole Foods purchase or …

Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud

In the spring of 2012, Donald Trump’s two eldest children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., found themselves in a precarious legal position. For …

Donald Trump

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Grout

You’ll be grouting like a pro in no time<p>So your tiles are installed in a perfect grid or chevron pattern. Now it’s time to finish up the job with an application of grout. While it’s certainly not the most luxurious material you’ll use in a renovation, grout plays a big role in the final look of …

Pantone Just Named the 12 Colors You'll See Everywhere in 6 Months

Yesterday marked the official start of New York Fashion Week. And while we're busy taking note of some of the biggest trends gliding down the …

Covering Streets in Cooling Paint Is The New Trick to Deal With Rising Heat in Cities

Take that, global warming.<p>There are many ways we can combat temperatures rising on our planet. The city of LA has hit upon one small change that …

Climate Change

Startup helps Ikea save 350,000 meals from the trash can

A startup is turning waste into wealth by helping companies like Ikea slash the amount of food they throw away.<p>The global hospitality industry trashes food worth $100 billion a year, estimates Winnow, which says its technology can save commercial kitchens big bucks and stop good food going to waste.<p>…

Sustainability

To Save Retail, Let It Die

The store of the future will become the most powerful media channel available to a brand, offering customer experiences that are the most profitable …

eCommerce

Getting More Leads By Creating The Perfect Contact Page

How many interested customers or clients reach out to you via your contact form?<p>Next, to your About Us page, your Contact page is one of the most …

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry

In a soon-to-open Arkansas factory, 21 production lines manned by the Sewbot will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year–and the ripple effects will soon be felt in garment factories in the developing world.<p>When the Chinese clothing manufacturer Tianyuan Garments Company opens its newest …

Manufacturing

If You're Not Converting Visitors to Customers, Blame These Common Landing Page Copywriting Mistakes.

The time and effort you spend on site design and marketing is mostly wasted if you don't get your landing page right.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most marketers approach landing page strategies with the wrong mindset. After they've spent all their time and money on …

Costco could be making a fatal mistake about Amazon

But Costco's no-frills approach could backfire when it comes to online, reports Matthew Boyle at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Costco has largely enjoyed growing sales and customer loyalty in recent years.<p>But as Amazon becomes a looming threat to the grocery industry, some are concerned about Costco's …

Costco

A traveller who visited nearly 50 countries without taking a single flight shares his secrets

A traveller who has spent the past three years visiting nearly 50 countries around the world, all without ever taking a single flight, has shared tips for anyone hoping to start their own epic adventure.<p>Inspired by travel shows on the Outback that he watched growing up in his native Australia, Ty …

How to Garden Like a Frenchwoman: 10 Ideas to Steal from a Paris Balcony

Making elegance look effortless, actress and script writer Diane Valsonne transformed a narrow Parisian balcony into a chic garden. When we dropped …