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France honours 'hero' officer who was killed after swapping himself for hostage

Flags were flown at half-mast in gendarme stations across France as the country honoured the officer declared a national hero by President Emmanuel Macron after he swapped himself for a hostage and was killed by an Islamist gunman.<p>“Arnaud Beltrame died in the service of the nation to which he had …

How To Choose Your Eevee Evolution In 'Pokémon GO:' Umbreon And Espeon Edition

Of all the Pokémon in the Pokéworld, Eevee remains something of a rarity. The evolutionary wildcard has always featured random evolutions, and now that Gen 2 has hit <i>Pokémon GO</i>, the potential forms have increased from three to five. People have long speculated that there would be a similar naming …

The 20 Smartest Things Jeff Bezos Has Ever Said

Words from the wise.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) was once the poster child of what happens when excitement about a company detaches from reality. The …

Never Ask What They Want — 3 Better Questions to Ask in User Interviews

Wouldn’t it be so easy if users just told you what they wanted? Nope.<p><i>The first rule of user research: never ask anyone what they want.</i><p><i>— Erika Hall,</i> …

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IE10 Falls Below IE9, Firefox Down, Chrome Up

February saw the fourth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release Firefox 27 and Chrome 33. The latest numbers from Net Applications show IE10 has fallen below IE9, and that Chrome was the only winner last month.<p>Between January and February, IE slipped 0.02 percentage points …

Medicaid And Your Parents: The Basics

<i>(This article is adapted from</i> How to Care for Aging Parents <i>by Virginia Morris. See Next Avenue’s interview with the author here.)</i><p>If you have elderly parents, don’t wait to learn about Medicaid — sometimes referred to by a litany of other state names, like Medi-Cal and MassHealth.<p>By any name, this …

3 Reasons To Consider Health Care Collaborations

<i>Guest contributors Divya Paliwal, MD, and Rebecca Ditmer</i><p>In health care these days, the buzzword is “collaboration.” It is espoused by boards and promoted by executive leadership teams. And it is leading to unlikely alliances between payers, providers, hospitals and health systems.<p>Non-traditional …

Why Your CEO Just Doesn't Get It

Quality leadership or a lack thereof is easy to spot if you know what to look for. The problem is most people don’t know what to look for in a leader, and according to a recent study by <i>Chief Executive</i> magazine many CEOs don’t seem to know what to look for either.<p>While I probably shouldn’t have been …

3 Ways To Answer 'What Do You Do?' When You're Unemployed

You know that asking someone what he or she does for a living is a surefire conversation starter. Unlike commiserating over the weather or complimenting someone on her necklace, “So, what do you do?” lends itself to follow-up questions that can keep a conversation going.<p>That is, of course, when …

We use Trello.

It is said that anyone ever involved in setting up a process of managing software development had an idea of coming up with his own custom tool and …

How to Work with Engineers

A Cheat Sheet for Designers<p><i>Once, a long time ago, I was a product manager. Then, I was an engineer. For the past seven years, I’ve been in design.</i> …

How to Work with PMs

A Cheat Sheet for Designers<p><i>Once, a long time ago, I was a product manager. Then, I was an engineer. For the past seven years, I’ve been in design.</i> …

10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20's

All of us would do well with a second bite at the apple, another chance to go back and do it all over again. Our mistakes, as much as our successes, define us and can help steer us forward today. With this in mind, here are 10 lessons learned over the last 20 years of doing business that are now …

The Betty Tablet: Simple Technology For In-Home Caregivers

Wilma Ciolello is 81 years old. Her caregiver, Crystal Galan, 35 years old, comes to see her twice a week in the senior care facility where Wilma resides with her husband.<p>It’s a widely known fact the world’s population is ageing. Now being referred to as the Silver Economy, we’re living longer and …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

Have A Winding Career Path? How To Explain It With Ease

A few years ago, I was transitioning from one job to the next. I went from economic consultant to art consultant to public relations associate, at which point I decided I wanted to move into digital advertising production. <i>Explain that one, Sherlock,</i> I thought to myself.<p>Although I knew that what I …

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

Closing the loop: New startup HealthLoop brings in $10M to help doctors track patients

Health IT is a booming sector, but physicians are already becoming inundated and overwhelmed by the influx of new tools.<p>And yet, in Silicon Valley, dozens of startups are building new technologies for doctors. The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, presents a unique opportunity for health care …

10 Videos Of Social Good Organizations Using Lean Startup Methods

In 2011, Eric Ries revolutionized the way startups thought about their overall business strategies and growth plans in his book, <i>The Lean Startup.</i><p>Eric encourages startups to cut down on their planning processes and instead, advises organizations to test their assumptions using the “Build, Measure, …

Visions of a Post-Agile World

When I first started programming in the late 1990s my toolset was comparable to that of a manufacturer a hundred years ago; we were forced in those …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Care home fees: the scandal of secret mark-ups

Figures compiled for the Telegraph show those who pay for their own care are paying 13pc above the 'real cost'<p>The widening gap between the actual cost of providing a place in a care home and the fees charged to those who pay for themselves is clear in figures published by the Telegraphtoday.<p>They …

9 Tips For More Powerful Business Presentations

When delivering presentations to a general audience, senior management in your company, or even a venture capitalist, a successful presentation isn’t about the PowerPoint slides you create – it’s about much more than that.<p>These nine points will help you deliver a powerful presentation.<p><b>1. Establish</b> …

The 5 Things You Should Know When Your Healthcare Claim Is "Denied"

I am often asked to comment on a range of medical treatments – from new drugs to medical devices and procedures. Investors will inquire about a new treatment or procedure to gauge the likelihood of a product’s success, or to understand if there is a market for a particular treatment<i>.</i> But recently, …

Medical Start-up Invited Millions Of Patients To Write Reviews They May Not Realize Are Public. Some Are Explicit.

Medical records start-up Practice Fusion has attracted a whopping $134 million in venture capital thanks to its appealing business model: it offers 100,000 (and counting) medical types free, web-based patient management services. The doctors get for free something that’s usually quite expensive, …

Healthcare.gov's Failure Starts With Leadership, Not Technology

There has been lots of fingerpointing about the digital technology problems behind Healthcare.gov. If I had to net it out, I’d say that government leaders blamed it on technology contractors and the technology contractors blamed it on each other. And everybody acted surprised that this could happen.<p>…

Three Hints: When To Intervene

<i>Should I get involved?</i><p>That is a question that often arises when executives take new positions. This is especially true for executives who are hired from the outside and expected to infuse the organization with “new blood” in the form of new thinking, new approaches and even new processes.<p>The …