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The One Thing You Should Always Ignore During Negotiations

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Even basic phone logs can reveal deeply personal information, researchers find

Stanford study shows how details gleaned from telephone ‘metadata’ by National Security Agency pose a threat to privacy of ordinary citizens<p>The mass collection of telephone records by government surveillance programs poses a clear threat to the personal privacy of ordinary citizens, according to US …

Surveillance

After analyzing 200 founders’ postmortems, researchers say these are the reasons startups fail

It’s a common adage in Silicon Valley that 90% of startups ultimately fail. To understand why that’s the case, a pair of researchers meticulously pored over 193 blog posts—startup postmortems, if you will—written by founders examining what went wrong.<p>It was a heartwrenching experience for Kerry …

Startups

Asia’s mobile-first economy and how the West is feeling the effects

Matthew Dibb Contributor<p>Matthew Dibb is the founder of Incipient IT and co-founder and CEO of ChildsPass.<p>Asia Pacific leads the global digital infrastructure as home to half of the world’s mobile phone subscribers and the largest number of wireless Internet connections. However, the region also has …

Asia Pacific

29 things you should never put on your résumé

If you want to make it past the initial test, you need to have solid qualifications and the perfect résumé to highlight those qualifications.<p>Here are 29 things you should never include on your résumé.<p><i>Vivian Giang and Natalie Walters contributed to earlier versions of this article.</i>

Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

Tesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car, they make the world <i>outside</i> the car cleaner, too. It may not be obvious why this matters: The company is aiming squarely at a very specific type …

Luxury Lifestyle

Four Red Flags to Watch Out for in Job Interviews

The day has come: You’re finally interviewing at your dream company, for your dream job! It’s in the perfect industry and the role is a near perfect …

Climate Crowd Ignores a Scientific Fraud

A defective radiation-risk standard holds back our most important low-carbon energy source.<p>Green activists, some masquerading as attorneys general of New York and California, want to prosecute Exxon as a climate heretic. Its sin? Saying impeccably true things about climate science: The range of …

The Biggest Problem In The World Is Our Ability To Convince Ourselves There Are No Problems

Denying, projecting, and cynical reacting are ways that our brains let us keep going on without confronting the disasters facing the planet. We need to stop.<p>You probably think: the great problems before us today are climate change, social fragmentation, economic stagnation, lost generations of …

Why the iPad has never shipped with a calculator app

As crazy as it sounds given the wide range of use-cases Apple makes possible with the iPad, it has never shipped with a built-in calculator app. And, according to a recent post on Twitter from a user claiming to be an ex-Apple employee, we may finally have an explanation.<p>Shock horror: it involves …

10 sales tips to remember if you want your company to sell more

But there are certain rules to the game that will help improve your sales, according to a slide deck put together by the business software maker Wrike.<p>Remember these 10 sales tips if you want your company to sell better.

11 Most Useless And Misleading Infographics On The Internet

Everybody loves infographics. Facts (and assertions) just spring to life when you make them into cool pictures. But this powerful tool is all too …

Race & Ethnicity

The suddenly exciting future of enterprise communications

Enterprise communications is not a sector that typically generates palpable excitement. In the enterprise, the plumbing is never as exciting as the fixtures, and people spend more time noticing what communications enables than how it’s delivered. It doesn’t help that enterprise communications is …

The Saudis are playing with fire

The kingdom’s not for turning. There will be no production cuts. Oil will continue to be produced at unwanted levels until other suppliers are forced …

Oil

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Cultivating happiness often misunderstood

The concept of maximizing happiness has been explored by researchers, who have found that pursuing concrete 'giving' goals rather than abstract ones …

An Anthropologist Walks into a Bar…

In 2006 a major European brewing company we’ll call BeerCo was faced with falling bar and pub sales and, despite muscular market research and competitive analysis, couldn’t figure out why. Customers liked its core product, a standard lager, and store sales were up. But something wasn’t clicking in …

May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards Guaranteed to Score You a Date | The Art of Manliness

In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a …

Super Simple Effect Makes Regular GIFs or Photos Seem Three Dimensional

Actual 3D footage can be a pain, both to capture and to watch, which is why we fell in love with this super simple technique when we ran across it. …

Genius UI: A Prismatic Nightlight That Seesaws On And Off

Nightlights don’t have to be glowing clown faces sticking out of a wall socket. They, too, can be well designed. Such is the case of the Prism Nightlight, a gorgeous seesaw of wood and glass that uses as its affordance a simple tilting motion to turn the light on and off.<p>A student at the Savannah …

Georgia (U.S. State)

4 Soft Skills That You Need To Learn

These skills may be “soft,” but that doesn’t mean they won’t make a huge difference in your life.<p>Over at the Geek Manager site, Meri Williams recently blogged about a phenomenon she sees play out among her teams. A technically brilliant person “slowly becomes incredibly frustrated that they don’t …

Self-improvement