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Best Buy pulls Kaspersky's antivirus software from its shelves

Kaspersky said the two have 'suspended' their business relationship.<p>Amid growing concern/speculation/hysteria that Kaspersky Lab products could be tied to the Russian government, retailer Best Buy has stopped selling its antivirus. Minnesota's <i>StarTribune</i> first reported the move, citing a source who …

Mindful Culture through Simple Exercises

When we started our first restaurant in 2004, our goal was to create a place where people wanted to not just eat but also to work. Just like Southwest Airlines or Starbucks, we recognized that a happy staff means happy customers and a more productive, profitable business. But what would this …

Make Your Strategy More Agile

Can you run fast and go deep at the same time?<p>Originating from agile software development, the sprint has entered the business mainstream as an increasingly popular means to accelerate business model, product, or service innovation. Sprints break an otherwise long, complex process into sizable, …

The Necessary Art of Persuasion

If there ever was a time for businesspeople to learn the fine art of persuasion, it is now. Gone are the command-and-control days of executives managing by decree. Today businesses are run largely by cross-functional teams of peers and populated by baby boomers and their Generation X offspring, who …

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sexual Satisfaction

• People who have regular orgasms live longer, seem to have less stress and enjoy lower rates of heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and …

LG unveils LG G4 camera: 16MP with F/1.8 aperture, 8MP front cam

A few days ago LG revealed that the camera in the LG G4 would feature F/1.8 aperture, beating out the F/1.9 lens in the Galaxy S6. Now LG has revealed a few more details about its camera, which is being developed in-house by LG Innotek.<p>The new 16MP camera will go into mass production this week, and …

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Sony A7 II review: the next great camera, someday

The camera industry is the most interesting and exciting it’s been in the past 10 years. After capable smartphones decimated the point-and-shoot market, camera makers have focused their efforts on appealing to enthusiasts and professional photographers — those that need or want more than a …

16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

The average American’s life expectancy is 78.7 years. Whether you reach that age—or better yet, exceed it—largely depends on your genes, but there …

Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak

Almost all decisions, big and small, are choices between <i>exploring</i> new possibilities and <i>exploiting</i> old ones. When you explore, you select an option that’s unknown—or reexamine one that wasn’t optimal in the past to get new information about it. When you exploit, you choose something that’s yielded …

Does Your Company Make You a Better Person?

When we hear people talk about struggling to maintain work-life balance, our hearts sink a little. As one executive in a high-performing company we have studied explained, “If work and life are separate things—if work is what keeps you from <i>living</i>—then we’ve got a serious problem.” In our research …

Three Long-Held Concepts Every Marketer Should Rethink

One of the strongest held beliefs among marketers is that brand plays an important—even crucial—role in consumer decision-making. But recent developments in consumer electronics should make us all stop and think. Consider two examples: Roku, a virtually unknown brand, captured significant market …

Use Email Auto-Analytics to Tame Your Inbox

What percent of your work day do you spend on email?<p>If you guessed 10% or 20%, sorry: Studies of office workers peg the average at 28%.<p>Maybe that’s average but that’s not me, you say? No need to guess. These days there are a number of auto-analytics tools that not only help you quantify how much …

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority

Lean innovation is being embraced by everyone — from the smallest start-ups to the largest global organizations. But in most cases, it’s still falling well short of its full potential because it either lacks or fails to tightly integrate with the mechanisms needed to systematically capture lessons …

What People Really Care About When They Meet You: Are You a Good Person?

When people meet you, their impressions are formed more by their perceptions of your moral character than by your personal warmth (or lack thereof), suggests research by Geoffrey P. Goodwin, Jared Piazza, and Paul Rozin of the University of Pennsylvania. For example, in one study, research …

Troubles Sending Text Messages On iPhone? Try This Fix [iOS Tips]

Some users have reported problems with sending text messages to their friends and family after the upgrade to iOS 7.<p>Typically, when iMessage is unavailable, your iPhone should send messages as SMS ones instead, denoted by the green chat bubble as opposed to the regular blue.<p>If, however, your iPhone …

5 Weird Things Fast Food Does To Your Brain

And you thought it only affected your body!<p>Here’s one way to get cultured: kick your McDonald’s habit. Exposure to fast food makes it harder to appreciate beautiful art and music, finds a University of Toronto study.<p>Researchers found that just <i>seeing</i> fast-food restaurants and logos—not even …

Why You Should Avoid Carbs at Bedtime

A midnight snack may stifle muscle growth.<p>As you enter your 30s, it becomes more challenging to build muscle because growth hormone and testosterone levels naturally start to decline. High blood sugar can compound that problem by hampering the production of both hormones and triggering fat storage. …