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Here’s how I back up my family photos and videos using the 3-2-1 method

If there is one thing I am obsessed with when it comes to technology, it’s my pictures. I keep them extremely organized and culled. I am equally as fanatical about getting them backed up. When it comes to music, movies, and TV shows – I can rebuy anything I lose due to hard drive failure. When it …

Google Photos

10 useful Gmail settings you'll wish you knew sooner

More than a billion people use Gmail. That’s about one in seven people on Earth, actively using this free email platform in 74 different languages.<p>Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported some third-party developers were collecting data on Gmail users. If you are worried about this practice, I’ve …

How to Make Content Go Viral?

9GAG's founder says the trick is being straight and simple<p>Is there a formula to make content go viral on social media?<p>Be it the Kiki challenge, the act of dancing after stepping out of a car made popular by Drake’s song “In My Feelings”, which has flooded social media, or last year’s #MeToo …

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

MapLab: America’s Rivaling Regions

A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.<p><i>Welcome to the latest edition of MapLab. Sign up to receive this newsletter in your inbox here.</i><p>Shades of the past<p>The voting blocs that propelled Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency in the 2016 election are often described in regional …

How to Use the New Shopping Feature in Instagram Stories to Radically Boost Your Sales

Users will no longer have to leave the app to make purchases.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram has become one of the hottest social media platforms around, with its total number of daily active users now at 1 billion. Marketers worldwide have started to tap into …

Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services

In recent years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining, while the share of Americans who …

Blockchain journalism startup Civil launches a $1 million pot to support media startups in Asia

Here’s some news about tangible money.<p>Civil, the earnestly hopeful, sometimes scorned, promise-filled blockchain-crypto journalism startup that’s managed to attract about a dozen new publications and hoping to kick off a public sale of its own CVL tokens, is partnering with Splice Newsroom to …

Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is Backfiring for Conservatives

The Trump administration is doing (virtually) everything in its power to make the Affordable Care Act more costly for the federal government; …

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Public Speaking

This Pizza Delivery Guy's Astonishing Talent Went Viral, and It's a Crucial Lesson in Leadership | Inc.com

We've all done it. OK, at least I know I have.<p>Underestimated someone. Inadvertently undervalued an individual. Made unconscious (or quite conscious) judgments on what someone was or wasn't based on their outward appearance. It's such behavior that produces the old standby, "You can't judge a book …

4 Expert-Backed Ways to Build Mental Toughness

Positive thinking and daily practice can help you perform your best.<p>You can’t fake mental toughness. It’s just not something that magically happens or you can somehow conjure up at mile 20 of a marathon. Yet, as a sport psychologist, I hear so many athletes talk about how they “dig deep” to find a …

Self-improvement

Republicans abuzz over Schmidt's divorce from GOP

The onetime McCain strategist won’t comment on his talks with potential 2020 Democrat Howard Schultz.<p>Steve Schmidt's public break from the GOP and quiet departure from his corporate PR gig earlier this summer are fueling speculation in Republican circles that that he’ll advise a presidential bid by …

Howard Schultz

Conscious Contributions

Do you believe that capitalism is good because it creates value? That it is ethical because it’s based on voluntary exchange? That it’s noble because …

A waitress stole money from her boss. Decades later, she sent back $1,000 and an apology

<b>(CNN) —</b> With $1,000 in cash and a handwritten apology, a former waitress is trying to make things right after stealing money from a Mexican restaurant more than 20 years ago.<p>Carlotta Flores, who owns El Charro restaurant in Tucson, received a surprise envelope in the mail last week. A woman who had …

Outcry as coffins crushed in Chinese 'zero-burial' campaign

Videos circulate showing villagers in Jiangxi province crying as coffins are removed<p>Officials in south-east China have been ordered to moderate their enforcement of a “zero-burial” policy after videos circulated of elderly villagers weeping as coffins were dragged from their homes and …

China

Privacy Revolution: How Blockchain Is Reshaping Our Economy

The internet has provided an unparalleled means of communicating with people all over the world. There are more than 60 billion messages sent per day on WhatsApp and Facebook messenger combined as well as 269 billion emails sent on a daily basis. However, these platforms have slowly become …

Blockchain

Stop Bending the Knee to Donald Trump

The 2016 election is over. Voters no longer face a binary choice. So why are the president’s supporters still pledging their fealty?<p>In Westeros, the fictional realm where <i>Game of Thrones</i> is set, common men and women are expected to bend the knee to kings, queens, lords, and ladies, pledging their …

Donald Trump

What The Disney-Fox Deal Means For 'Avatar' And 'Star Wars'

As you surely know, Walt Disney’s shareholders have voted to purchase Fox (save for Fox Sports and Fox News) for around $71.3 billion. There are many reasons to be … concerned about the deal, not the least of which is that the folks behind Fox News now have another $71 billion to play with. While …

How to Customize Waze, Record Your Own Voice for Navigation

Here's how to banish Google Maps and Apple Maps in favor of Waze, and use the built-in Waze voice recorder to get driving directions from your own …

This is how long you need to go on holiday for to feel completely relaxed

When you’re planning a holiday, one of the main points to consider is how long you’ll be going away for. Do you go for a long weekend, a whole week, or perhaps even longer?<p>According to scientific research, published in the <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i>, there is a perfect length of holiday time which …

Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers

Newsroom employment across the United States continues to decline, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers. And even though digital-native news …

Jeff Sessions’ ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’ Declares Holy War on LGBT People

Sadly it is no exaggeration, no hyperbole, to say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared a holy war on LGBT people, LGBT equality, and LGBT …

Jeff Sessions

Remains of Tuskegee Airman Found in Austria

There were 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action during World War II. Now, there are 26. On Friday, the Defense Department confirmed that it …

Need a Democratic Platform? How About Harry Truman’s From 1948?

As part of the discussion about democratic socialism and the past, present, and future of the Donkey Party, Josh Marshall made this interesting …

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

On Aug. 3, 2001, a McDonald’s film crew arrived in the bustling beach town of Westerly, Rhode Island. They carried their cameras and a giant …

Long-form Journalism

The Office-Messaging Wars Are Over. Slack Has Won

Last September, the software company Atlassian launched a new workplace chat app called Stride, aimed squarely at taking on the similar app Slack. …

4 Ways to Use Marketing Push Techniques to Scale Up Your Business

Look for similar audiences, then narrow your target.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For most businesses, starting an online marketing campaign is a natural choice. Many companies invest in search network campaigns to serve existing demand, commonly known as a pull …

Anne Hathaway Speaks Up About The Murder Of Nia Wilson And Urges Fellow White People To Take Action

In a new Instagram post, the celebrity is using her voice to support #BlackLivesMatter and condemn the brutal murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson.<p>While …

Southwest CEO: 'Let me be very blunt,' no assigned seats

Southwest Airlines is aggressively plotting ways to boost revenue, but CEO Gary Kelly says three things are definitely off the table, at least for now: baggage fees, ticket-change fees and assigned seating.<p>The airline's hallmarks are free checked bags, no change fees and open seating, policies …

Aviation