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(Update: anatomy of a disaster) What can happen when your USB cable is bad

<b>Update, February 3:</b> Benson Leung followed up on his Type C horror story with a more detailed explanation of what happened. Let it forever be a warning to those tempted by off-brand accessories.<p><b>Original post, January 2:</b> What’s the worst that can happen if you get a bad cable? You might be thinking …

The 4 Things You Need to Know to Survive a Bear Market

By preparing for a downturn now, you can reap the rewards of the next bull rally.<p>It’s not clear whether recent stock market volatility and losses …

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

How people a century ago imagined we’d dress today

As the end of the year approaches, experts and pundits start rolling out their predictions for next year, and the year to come. But seeing into the future is a bit more challenging than these predictions make it seem — as the fascinating images below demonstrate.<p>These fantastic visions of what …

Kurt Vonnegut

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of 2015

Every December, Popular Science honors the 100 greatest innovations of the year. Brilliant, revolutionary, and bound to shape the future—these are the Best of What’s New.

How to Be More Resilient When Things Get Tough | Inc.com

It's human nature to resist change--particularly when it comes in the form of adversity or challenges. But change is inevitable, and developing the trait of resilience helps us not only survive change, but also learn, grow, and thrive in it.<p>Resilience is the capacity to cope with stress and …

Self-help

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

Can’t Make Business Decisions Fast Enough? Here's a Shortcut

Which candidate is the best person for a key position? Does a proposed partnership really make sense? Which health plans are most appropriate for the …

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Personal Finance

Here is why your Facebook ad campaigns are failing

It was an uncomfortable meeting, I know. I feel your pain. Your boss gave you an online advertising budget and you dumped a ton of money into Facebook ads. And they went … nowhere. Then, you had to explain to the marketing team what happened.<p>I can tell you what happened, because the same things …

Marketing

How to unroot your Android phone or tablet

Rooting your phone and unlocking its true potential is one of the best parts of the Android ecosystem, and just one of the things that sets it apart from Windows 10 Mobile and iOS. Of course, it isn’t for everyone. For one, the process is a bit complicated. Not to mention the fact that you could …

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

Who Needs Cameras? These 3D Maps Can Show Real-Time Moving Parts

Five years ago video game veteran Ian Hetherington decided he wanted to create a new kind of software platform that would merge games with the real world. He spent about three years building a platform that could turn regular map data into a 3D world that you could fly around, a more cartoonish …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. WPP reported a 5.9% rise in third-quarter revenue to £2.9 billion ($4.4 billion.)</b> But the world's biggest advertising agency holding group said clients remain "cautious" and are focusing on cutting costs.<p><b>2. Vice CEO Shane Smith says his company is going to change the way TV makes money.</b> Smith is …

5 Excel Secrets That Will Make Your Boss Think You're a Pro

This year, Spreadsheet Day falls on Saturday, Oct. 17, a day in which number crunchers worldwide gather around the formula bar, fill their cells with …

Three easy ways to speed up Windows 10

Are you running Windows 10 on a brand-new PC? Or did you upgrade one that's eight years old? Maybe something in between?<p>Whatever your PC's origin story, there are ways to make it faster. And I don't mean faster at crunching complex spreadsheets or processing mammoth Photoshop edits; I'm talking …

Windows 10

Photograph: Creative<p>The Soundblaster Jams are difficult to beat for under £100 on sound for wireless headphones.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/4/1430739794074/7356acff-281b-4352-a5f3-276d4039e789-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Creative<p>The Soundblaster Jams are …

Consumer Tech

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t …

Emotional Intelligence

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42 Ways to Make People Like and Respect You

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>We all want to be liked, yes. But—perhaps more …

Become More Positive With These 5 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook on life are the ones who usually find the most success.<p>For me, changing my negative mental attitude to a positive one resulted in a completely different lifestyle, both personally …

Opinion: Mindfulness keeps the emotional investor in check

Stock market volatility has increased dramatically, with the S&P 500 Index falling beneath its 2014 high. Many investors find volatility difficult to …

Saudi Oil Minister: OPEC Is Neither Dead Nor Waging War On Shale Oil

Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi gave a speech in Berlin today. Here’s the full text as provided by the ministry. I’ve highlighted the important bits like where he talks about how Saudi Arabia is not waging a “war on shale” and how OPEC is not dead.<p>Excellenzen, Damen und Herren, guten morgen.It is a …

The Performance Management Hoax

I worked with engineers for a long time. Working with very logical people changes your brain chemistry, and I am grateful every day for the logical thought processes I learned from my technical colleagues.<p>I’m an HR person. Whenever we would introduce a new HR process, there was always a …

The Workplace

How to Get and Stay Motivated | Inc.com

Sir Isaac Newton understood physics, of course. But he also "got" motivation. He was absolutely right with his Law of Motion, which states that bodies at rest tend to stay at rest.<p>Many people just can't seem to get under way, and as a result, they don't take action toward accomplishing their …

End of OPEC is closer to reality

OPEC's dominant role in the global oil market is in serious jeopardy.<p>For nearly half a century, the oil cartel kept a tight check on prices, keeping them from falling too low or rising to unsustainably-high levels.<p>But OPEC's power is being challenged by the surge in North American oil …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yelp is hiring a bunch of new salespeople to sell more ads.</b> The company plans to increase its salesforce by about 40% in 2015.<p><b>2. Iggy Azalea is fuming on Twitter after Papa John's jokey response to her privacy breach.</b> A delivery driver had shared her personal phone number with a family member, …

Learn How To Start Investing With These Five Simple Steps

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>I'm in my late 20s with a good job and can finally save some money. I know that I should start investing but it's a little overwhelming. Where do I start?<p>-- A Reader<p>Dear Reader,<p>I understand that investing can seem extremely overwhelming at first. However, I believe it's one of the best …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth