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4 Ways To Make Your Showers More Productive

Your morning shower is about a lot more than just getting clean. Here’s how to pack in a few more household chores and maybe even come up with your next brilliant idea.<p>We need to come clean about something: we’ve underestimated the shower. Yes, some very clever innovators have made showers …

Cleaning

This Landmark Study Could Reveal How The Web Discriminates Against You

Privacy advocates have long argued that the commercialization of our online data is a worrying trend, but it’s been hard to explain why because the companies who track much of what we do operate in obscurity. That could change now that researchers at Princeton University and Belgium’s KU Leuven …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Why You Should Use A Masked Credit Card To Shop Online

Whenever you buy something with a credit card online, you also have to provide your name, number and address, information seen by the processing banks as well as the merchant. What if you don’t want them to know who you are, or you worry that someone may hack into the merchant’s files?<p>Boston …

12 Smart Money Moves To Make Before The End Of 2013

Many people, rushing to make holiday plans, would like to take a vacation from thinking about money. Not so fast. In the process you could whiz by some crucial financial deadlines on Dec. 31. Miss them and you might get hit with substantial penalties or lose the opportunity to take advantage of …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

Why you forget facts but remember emotions when you are stressed

Barring a few lucky or enlightened ones who’ve learnt to slay this dragon, stress affects virtually everyone, in acute or chronic way, at some point …

5 Common Mistakes That Will Ensure Your Resume Gets Tossed

Here’s a prediction: If your résumé feels boring, stilted, and borrowed, no one’s going to want to hire you.<p>Recruiters look at a résumé for six seconds. So how do you stand out from the crowd, aside from awesome design?<p>By avoiding threadbare phrases like “stand out from the crowd,” as David Mielach …

Employment

How to Negotiate with Jerks and Win

Classic thinkers such as Machiavelli and Sun Tzu recommend total absence of mercy in negotiation. Subscribers to this philosophy come to the table …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

Hands-on with Tablo, a DVR that streams over-the-air TV nearly anywhere

Many streaming-savvy DVRs either lean heavily on cloud services or are linked to traditional TV -- neither of which is ideal for cord cutters trying to lower their long-term costs. Nuvyyo is promising what could be a more affordable option with its upcoming Tablo DVR. The upcoming, partly …

How you strike a selfie pose says a lot about you

Before Facebook, before Instagram, before cell phones with cameras, there was pretty much one way to be in a photo: drag a smile across your face, throw a "V-sign" if you were 14, and if you were feeling particularly jaunty, drop your jaw several inches and say a facetious "ta-da!"<p>No one knew to …

The Best Of Fritz Kahn, Grandfather Of Data Visualization

Before infographics were even a thing, Fritz Kahn turned scientific facts into stunning, surreal illustrations.<p>We’re in the golden age of infographics. Everything from the death toll in <i>Breaking Bad</i> to the sinking of the Titanic to trends in men’s jewelry has been rendered in fancy little charts, …

Data Visualization

Mike Tyson's Undisputed Truth – the book's 10 most astonishing claims

Mike Tyson once famously referred to himself as "the baddest man on the planet". In his new autobiography, co-written with Larry Sloman, he explains why, going into detail about his addictions to drugs and alcohol and his violent past. Here are 10 of the most amazing claims he makes about his life …

The Simplest “Internet Of Things” Product Yet

The Spotter, a consumer-friendly product from Quirky and GE, gets us one step closer to the connected home.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>The Internet of Things is an exciting frontier, …

Home Automation

Paul Smith: designer of boundless energy who can't sit still for long

Paul Smith won't sit still. He's at his desk, behind mountains of knick-knacks, squirming on his seat like a hyperactive schoolboy. "I've got this busy mind," he says, wriggling around on the z-shaped leather chair. "It's just so jammed with stuff, there's no space or time left any more."<p>He is …

How To Handle 10 Common Workplace Distractions

Andy Teach, a corporate veteran and author of <i>From Graduation to Corporation: The Practical Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder One Rung at a Time</i>, offers tips for deadline with 10 common workplace distractions.

5 Small Workspace Changes That Will Make You More Productive

It’s two o’clock in the afternoon and your mind has gone blank. Your fingers hover over the keys as you struggle to capture your last thought. You can’t think of an immediate reason for your lag in productivity, but you suddenly feel distracted and restless.<p>Often when we feel tired or blocked, our …

14 Things To Look For When You Go In For A Job Interview

You just arrived for a job interview. As you wait in the reception area your mind is racing. But instead of running through your rehearsed responses to possible questions <i>again</i>, use that time to survey the workplace. In fact, you should be keenly observant from the time you arrive until you say your …

7 Traits Of Highly Influential Leaders

Without question, the world of work today runs on social media in some shape or form. It has changed the nature of work, play, friendship, commerce, romance — the list goes on and on. Where to begin?<p>For leaders, social media is an extraordinary tool. It enables new levels of communication and …

The healing hands of business education | Financial Times

Britain’s National Health Service is under pressure. A series of scandals has scarred its reputation for high-quality care just as it is facing the …

Jeremy Hunt

The Personal Secrets Which Should Be Off Limits to Marketers

Where should companies draw the line in collecting information about us in their efforts to sell things? For example, should they catalog medical ailments or physical attributes such as obesity? What about religion, race, or sexual orientation?<p>We live in interesting times because there are no clear …

Five Years After The Auto Bailout, Whatever Happened To Rattner, Wagoner, Bloom & Gettelfinger?

<i>Five years after the government bailout of the auto industry, a quick look at what some of the saga’s main characters are doing these days.</i><p><b>Steven Rattner</b><br>Acclaim for his handling of the Detroit bailout was dulled by state and federal investigations into alleged pay-for-play placements among New York …

GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance

The German, French, Spanish and Swedish intelligence services have all developed methods of mass surveillance of internet and phone traffic over the past five years in close partnership with Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency.<p>The bulk monitoring is carried out through direct taps into fibre optic …

Patent wars: Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

<b>A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements.</b><p>Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …