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Former Kings PG Mike Bibby has been in the gym...for 16 years

SACRAMENTO -- The roster is filling up. In an expected move, <i>NBC Sports California</i> has confirmed that Garrett Temple opted in to the final season of …

Bill Gates Belatedly Tells Us His Favorite Business Book

Credit the Microsoft cofounder for rescuing a book from obscurity. But take his belated recommendation with a chalice of salt.<p>I have one big problem with Bill Gates' saying that <i>Business Adventures</i> (1969), the uncreatively-titled tome by longtime <i>New Yorker</i> writer John Brooks, is "the best business …

10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional …

Employment

Light Field Photography to Replace DSLRs? Lytro Says Yes

On July 31, photographers will finally be able to wrap their hands around the Lytro Illum, the world’s first pro-level light field camera. Unlike the DSLRs that everyone is now used to, the Illum lets you create what Lytro calls “living pictures,” derived from the camera’s sensor and lens, …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled …

Welcome to 'the Matrix': At FedEx's sorting hub, 1 night, 1.5M packages

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The blue lights are flashing, and that means the sort is going to start late.<p>The blue lights don't go on often. They flash only when lightning is detected within three miles of the Memphis International Airport, and when they do, everything stops. You can't have personnel "on the …

How Much Underwear Do You Need To Pack For Vacation? Here Are Some Helpful Charts

Never underestimate how much underwear you need to bring with you on a trip. That’s a mantra that has been passed down for generations in my family, probably since the invention of underwear. But bringing way more underwear than one needs does have some downsides: Lack of luggage space, a …

The Promotion I Didn’t Take

Being a working parent means trade-offs. But is turning down a promotion for your kids worth it?<p>I was sitting across from my new supervisor, Susan. She’d worked for the university for nearly 30 years. My previous supervisor left a week earlier for a new job, and things had been chaotic ever …

MIT Will Teach You Photojournalism For Free

If you ever wanted to get more serious about photography, but weren’t quite sure where to start, MIT’s free online course in photojournalism just might be the right entry point.<p>The worst possible outcome is that you might end up a better photographer.<p>It’s not a full-blown photography class–there’s …

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My MBA

So here are my top 10….<p><b>1.</b> They were right – at least half of the classmates I know (if not more) are at a different job 18 months out than they had …

Leadership

Do the facts of the Cohen case actually present strong evidence that Trump ...<p>Do the facts of the Cohen case actually present strong evidence that …

Tim Cook

8 reasons cupcake hysteria will never really die

By<p>Last week cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop closed its 48 locations after 12 straight quarters of declining profits. The company’s financial woes may …

Fast Talkers: How to Slow Down in Front of an Audience

Speaking too fast makes your listeners work too hard. And that's the last thing you want to do. Try this easy-to-do exercise to slow down.<p>I got an email from a guy with a broken computer. It looked like this:<p><i>sorrymyemaillookslikethisbutmycomputerfelloutofmyf</i><i>lightbagandmyspacebarbroke</i><p>Notice the lack …

How to Capture Really Sharp Photos

One of the most frustrating experiences for a photographer is to get home from a photo trip with some great images only to find that some of the …

6 Ways to Reduce Blown Out Highlights in Your Outdoor Photography

Shooting outdoors means dealing with challenging and changing lighting conditions which can sometimes lead to blown out highlights in your images. …

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

The Case for Slacking Off

I recently asked an executive I coached how many emails she received each day. “Five hundred,” she replied. ”But I don’t read any of them. If I did, I wouldn’t really be doing my job. Given the work I do, my challenge isn’t obtaining information but figuring out how to push information away so that …

Use the Office Holiday Party to Advance Your Career

<i>Will there be an open bar? Do I have to go? Can I bring my significant other?</i><p>A few of the above questions may be dancing in your head when you receive the invite to your organization’s holiday party. These are reasonable questions — but if you want to use the events this month to advance your …