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5 Years Later, Jeff Bezos Just Confirmed the "Question Mark Method" That Scares the Heck Out of Everyone at Amazon. Here's How It Works

How do you respond to a one-character email from your boss's boss's boss' boss?<p>Imagine you're working at Amazon, and you get an email from your boss.<p>The subject line has a couple of those little "FWD:" notations, and you realize to your horror that the email originated with a customer, who sent a …

George W. Bush

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

Ginger Page is the 24/7 writing tutor you need on any device

Ever fielded a text or email so chock full of typos and grammar errors that it felt less like reading and more like code breaking? The sad fact is that the advent of quick, on-the-fly digital communication has done its fair share of damage to the English language.<p>Unfortunately, if you suffer from a …

'God of War' is the game I've been waiting for my whole life

There is a moment early in <i>God of War</i> when Kratos and his son Atreus are hunting a boar in the woods near their house. Atreus shoots it with an arrow …

New York State

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

How Firing 1 Employee Nearly Doubled My Company's Productivity

One of my employees was regularly late to work. Sadly--but not surprisingly--she was late to her own firing, too.<p>Company culture is a strange thing: If you don't proactively work to shape it, it will shape itself. Two years ago, I had an employee who was consistently late to work. Alexandria was an …

Times Square

These Detailed Sexual Fantasies Are Better Than Fifty Shades Of Grey

Even if you think you’re not kinky, there’s a chance your brain might be. And when it comes to getting turned on and orgasming, our brains deserve …

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Best Apps For Improving Your Love & Sex Life

For some people, talking about sex and relationships, asking questions, and seeking advice is a normal part of their life. For others, it's a little …

Apps

Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …

Personal Data

Understanding American politics in the Trump era: 9 of psychology’s best lessons - Vox

Motivated reasoning, bias, fake news, conspiracy theories, and more, explained.<p>In January 2017, when then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to claim that President Donald Trump’s inauguration was the most-watched in history, it felt like the beginning of a new, dark era of politics and …

Critical Thinking

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

25 years on, devs reflect on the influence and impact of Star Fox

The future keeps getting older.<p>Twenty-five years ago this month, <i>Star Fox</i> for SNES released in North America. It was Nintendo's first real foray into …

Game Development

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

Retirement

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Consciousness

I had an affair with my friend’s husband, but he’s now betrayed me

You deceived a buddy and made a poor choice of lover – it’s time to confront the choices you have made<p><b>The dilemma</b> I have been in an unhappy, loveless marriage for a long time. As a result of this, a couple of years ago I had an affair with a friend’s husband. I had always felt there was a …

Relationships

If You Want A Sexy Night, Ask Your Partner These Questions

The hottest sex I've ever had started with a question, when a former partner leaned in close to my ear and said, "What have you always wanted to do?" …

Candles

Here's Why That Video Of Reporters Reading The Same Script Went Viral

"Fake news" has become one of President Trump's favorite mantras. A video of reporters reading from the same script proves the idea of fake news has …

Journalism

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Facebook is designed for sharing, whether that’s you posting photos of your lunch, or Facebook sharing targeting data with advertisers and behavioral data with app developers.<p>Most of this data sharing is integral to the core Facebook experience, but there are a few aspects of Facebook’s sharing …

Apps

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

Best Buy’s CEO says he uses 5 criteria to decide whether someone’s a leader

Best Buy’s CEO has five criteria to determine whether someone is a leader.<p>“I’ve spelled out the five ‘be’s of leadership,” CEO and chairman Hubert …

Leadership

How You Can Deduct That New Car -- up to 100 Percent! -- on Your 2017 Tax Returns

The Trump tax plan offers deductions for SUVs, trucks and passenger cars.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As part of the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," many entrepreneurs may not realize how much more they can deduct for 2017 new car purchases on their tax returns, due …

Personal Finance

Sony Might Owe You $65 From Their PS3 Kerfuffle, But You Have To Request It Right Away

Last year we reported that Sony would likely be giving buyers of the original PS3 a partial refund as part of a lawsuit. When the PlayStation 3 first went on sale, Sony advertised its “OtherOS” feature, which would allow users to install a different operating system (like Linux) onto the device. …

Customers

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If you found the Cambridge Analytica data breach revelations deeply unsettling, read our guide to the maze of your privacy settings<p>If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may …

Privacy

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

Rex Tillerson: I Hope Trump Finds Out He’s Impeached on Twitter

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a freewheeling conversation with reporters after his departure from the State Department on Tuesday, Rex Tillerson said that he “really hopes” that Donald Trump finds out that he is being impeached on Twitter.<p>“I mean, the way I see it playing out, he’s up at 3 …

11 Seemingly Innocent Habits That Can Actually Make Someone A Toxic Person

For people who are struggling to maintain healthy relationships with their friends, family, and partners, it can help to look at any toxic …

Self-help

Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could feed the planet without destroying it

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle.<p>The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have …

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests

Empathetic people are made, not born, new research suggests.<p>The largest ever study into the genetic basis of empathy, suggests that just 10 per cent of the variation between people’s compassion and understanding is down to genes.<p>It means, the vast majority of a person's ability to recognise and …

How to Use Awkward Silence to Get What You Want

I heard a story recently about a friend’sformer boss. When underlings would go into this person’s office to discuss something like a pay raise or …

Psychology

11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …