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The VHP worker who cancelled Ola cab booking due to the driver being a Muslim is followed by many Modi ministers

Ola has slammed the VHP worker, who recently announced on Twitter how he had cancelled his ride with the tax-aggregation company after learning that …

India

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Meditation

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation …

Bitcoin

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

This 1 Mistake on Your Website Could Be Killing Your Sales

Keep it simple, entrepreneurs have got places to be and people to see.<p>As an entrepreneur, I oftentimes get asked for my best advice for those starting their own businesses. I always say the same thing, "If you're not a self starter, don't do it. If you can't problem solve, find another career."<p>This …

Entrepreneurship

Women at Walmart Becoming Scarcer Despite C-Suite Promotions

Walmart Inc. just named two female executives to top jobs even as women are becoming more scarce overall at the nation’s biggest private …

Human Rights

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

How Much for That Pepe? Scenes from the First Rare Digital Art Auction

Blockchain technology could reshape the digital-art market for years to come.<p>The first Rare Digital Art Festival, aka Rare AF, aka Rare as Fuck, was held on a cold January Saturday in the offices of Rise New York. The organizers, Kevin Trinh and Tommy Nicholas of the Rare Art Registry Exchange, had …

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

Stock Markets

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Self-help

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Why Deeply Intelligent People Don't Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness | Inc.com

Even the smartest and most successful people are unhappy. Take one of my clients, I'll call him George, for example.<p>George is a key player in a large tech firm. He's not only a driven team leader always aiming to improve performance, he's also intelligent, wealthy, and--you guessed it--unhappy.<p>He's …

Happiness

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

These Gorgeous Nails From New York Fashion Week Will Make You Want a Manicure

New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 has given us an endless amount of hair and makeup inspiration, but don't think for a second that it stops there. From the rock 'n' roll metallic-purple manis at Rebecca Minkoff's show to the bedazzled, mid-aughts-esque ones that graced Jeremy Scott's runway, this …

Who Are the New Yuppies?

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Income Inequality

Amazon is trying to make sure you never have a package stolen again

23 million people had packages stolen last year<p>Amazon’s got this locked up.<p>Amazon already has delivery lockers in various public locations through …

How to break a lease: Pros and cons of breaking your rental contract — and tenants’ legal rights

Are you thinking about breaking your lease because you’re ready to move to cheaper digs or a more creative city? Whatever your motivations, you need …

Housing

Why You Need Emoji - Issue 50: Emergence

The use of emojis has become a global phenomenon. By 2015, over 6 billion emojis1 were being sent every day by over 90 percent of the world’s online …

Language

Silicon Valley’s Rough Ride

Uber, our inner demons and better selves<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes out Saturdays. Here’s this</i> …

Instagram profiles are the new homepage

With the Archive feature, Instagram acknowledges it’s more than just a feed<p>Late last summer, I cut my 3,000 Instagram posts down to 30. It took innumerable hours spread out over weeks to delete them all, using a hyper-specific (and fairly buggy) app fittingly called Delete for Instagram. It let me …

Social Media

Ether Thief Remains Mystery Year After $55 Million Digital Heist

Cryptocurrency

9 Trends That Explain Why Small Businesses Are Thriving Now More Than Ever | Inc.com

According to a recent Gallup Survey, optimism among small business owners is the highest it's been in eight years. In fact, "the percentage of small-business owners expecting company revenues to increase over the next 12 months rose from 48% to 58%."<p>What's causing this optimism? It probably has …

Small Business

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads | Inc.com

A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a friend, with no real plan or path for growth, and now they have a highly profitable, $20 million dollar business.<p>The problem is, they …

Framing

The leadership principle my grandfather shared with me as a child is the same one I now teach Fortune 500 execs

Without hesitation, I responded, "Nine, of course — it's much larger. Zero is nothing."<p>"You are mistaken," he told me. "It is true that zero does not have any value on its own. But when you add something to it, it becomes very valuable."<p>"What do you mean?" I asked.<p>"You must always remember that …

Leadership

How to Become the Most Persuasive Person in the Room | Inc.com

Let's be honest, it takes more than knowledge, position, and popularity at work to convince people to see things your way. It takes the power of persuasion.<p>If you want to succeed, you have to be able to persuade and influence others. It doesn't matter how smart and skilled you are--if you don't …

Body Language

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an <i>esprit de corps</i> that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing.<p>However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for …

Employee Engagement

The 50 Best New Travel Apps for 2017

Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel …

Apps

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i><p>Try 6 seconds.<p>In reality, 70 percent of office emails are …

Slot Machines

How two companies hooked customers on rarely used products

Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the product is, like a toothbrush, …