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YouTube, like Netflix, is now publicly shaming internet providers for slow video

When videos blur, buffer, or won’t play altogether, YouTube is now pinning the blame on your internet service provider.<p>“Experiencing interruptions?” reads the message in a blue bar underneath choppy video, as seen in the above screenshot. Clicking “find out why” brings you to Google’s new website, …

Net Neutrality

7 Things To Do If You're Feeling Overwhelmed

Too much to do, too little time to do it; too many people making demands upon your time, all with conflicting agendas.<p>Sound familiar?<p>Twenty years or so ago, at the dawn of the electronic age, people were prophesying that less paper and more technology would free us to work less and pay more …

7 Things Good Communicators Always Do

Communicating is easy, but communicating well takes skill. Thinking beyond basic language rules and facilitating effective, positive exchanges of information is something not everyone can do. Fortunately, good communication habits come with regular practice, so if you know what it takes to sharpen …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Antivirus is Dead

An article in <i>The Wall Street Journa</i>l this week quoted executives from antivirus pioneer <b>Symantec</b> uttering words that would have been industry heresy a …

How Popular Will Your Name Be in 25 Years?

Popular names follow a familiar cycle: They become increasingly common as new parents jump on the bandwagon, only to peak and decline as everyone on …

4 Technology Trends Disrupting How We Communicate

As much as I love to get out and do public speaking, running a business can make it really hard to find the time to travel, deliver a presentation and keep up with the day to day operations. Especially without worrying about what you may be missing back at the office.<p>However, tomorrow I will be …

Want To Be Happier? Retrain Your Brain

There I was, in the middle of a personal development workshop with entrepreneurs. The exercise was around values. Everyone was handed a set of cards, each with a personal value on it: “be a good parent,” “make lots of money,” “have loads of friends,” “make an impact on the world” (these were just a …

6 Clear Reasons Why Your Employees Aren't Engaged

Management always wants their employees to be highly engaged and productive, and often seems surprised when they’re not. <i>Why aren’t they getting it? Why aren’t they as motivated as I am?</i> senior managers frequently wonder. Indeed, a wide variety of studies, such as Gallup’s State of the American …

9 Financial Habits That Can Make You Wealthy

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>While a six-figure inheritance or high-paying job can land you in the top 1% of earners, it’s the little things—your money habits—that often make the difference between a life of prosperity and one of constant financial stress.<p>Just ask LearnVest Planning …