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Do you really know what your kid's doing on that device?

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media.<p>"Who's this?" asks Jennea Bivens, aka Mom.<p>It's a friend of a friend, Ayrial says, and they haven't talked in a while.<p>"Delete …

Social Media

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

Take Back Control of Your Wi-Fi Connection with This Incredible Tool

Netspot Pro helps you analyze and optimize your wireless network like never before.<p>Wireless internet is one of the great inventions of our time. It’s …

Wi-Fi

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.Is that really the best career guidance?People often take this sort of …

Why These 3 Resume Mistakes Make You Look Out-of-Date in 2018

Some resume formats make you look 'old school' and can get you knocked out of the running.<p>Studies show employers are literally getting thousands of online applications for their open positions today. Thanks to technology, it's never been easier to apply to a job. Unfortunately, that creates a …

Employment

4 Basic Calculations Reveal the State of Your Finances

A few simple math problems to measure your financial health.<p>An older survey revealed that almost 40% of Americans described math as their least …

Tezos' $232 Million ICO May Just Be The Beginning

So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a historic year for the crypto space with nary a dull moment. If you’ve been moving around in cryptocurrency circles, you probably already know that there’s value to be found in rebelling against conventional wisdom. Bitcoin was built on a foundation that rebelled …

Cryptocurrency

How to Remember People You Meet at Networking Events

You go to networking events to meet people, but how do you remember them after you head home after a few glasses of wine? Remembering names can be …

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

What You'll Never Hear Successful People Saying

Success is relative. This article allows for a broad definition of success, highlighting 7 things you will never find successful people saying.

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These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

There's a simple reason why the Fed is 'Dow dependent'

It's hard to take the Fed at their word and believe they are truly "data-dependent." The data has made the case for a normalization of interest rate policy for a very long time now.<p>If it's not the data that relates to their dual mandate, then what is the Fed really watching?<p>Over the past eight …

A Helpful Guide to the Best Self-Help Books

1<p><b>“The Productivity Project”</b> by Chris Bailey, recommended by Amelia Diamond<p><b>What made you read it?</b><p>The cover, which apparently you’re not supposed to …

Shonda Rhimes

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity and Creativity

<i>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." </i>-- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, and digestion. It controls all the vital processes and functions of your body and knows …

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged …

University of Maryland

Never Take Your Clothes To the Dry Cleaner Again

Quit paying the pros to handle your dirty laundry. These tips will keep your duds looking good as new<p>When your clothes get dirty, you know what to do: Send the nicest items out to the cleaners and throw the rest in the wash. Oh, and maybe get those scuffed wingtips polished up while you’re at …

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To Hell and Back Again: A Day with the Marie Kondo Method

For GQ Cleaning Week, one writer descended into the fiery depths of KonMari and attempted to purge everything—clothes, books, clutter—to answer the question: Is this even worth it?<p>Chapter I: In the Beginning<p>The night before my KonMari purge, I came home to an empty apartment and an overflowed …

5 ways you're killing your productivity (and how to fix it)

It’s possible to have a to-do list that energizes you, helps you prioritize your day and motivates you to keep moving forward, even after those …

How to Say 'No' With Confidence and Compassion

<i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>"Crazy busy" has become the new hip designation for those with packed schedules and over-extended lives. Being "too busy to breathe" has almost become a status symbol. But as we continue to blur the lines of healthy physical and emotional boundaries, all systems begin to …

Opinion: The death cross is saying to stay away from U.S. stocks

The “death cross” technical indicator is still flashing red on the stock market, and those who respect it should stay on the sidelines or at least …

Stock Markets

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Netflix has revealed for the first time that it lowers the streaming video quality on Verizon and AT&T.</b> Netflix says that it has been throttling its video on wireless networks like AT&T and Verizon for over five years, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p><b>2. Playboy wants to sell itself, and it</b> …

The 19 Best Haircuts of All Time

Some men get their hair cut; other men are their haircut. From Dylan and James Dean to Harry Styles’s hairstyle, we humbly bow before their flowing locks<p>Bob Dylan<p><b>The Full Bohemian</b><br>As he morphed from earnest folkie to counterculture prophet, his hair grew from a tufted thatch to a mushroom cloud. And …

Use This Formula To Overhaul Your Totally Worthless To-Do List

You’re sorting your tasks all wrong. Here’s a better way to do it.<p>The good, old-fashioned to-do list might be more old-fashioned than good. There’s no shortage of productivity experts decrying its usefulness–and they have a point. One of the many troubles with to-do lists is that they don’t help …

How To Choose The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape

Like your clothes, haircuts aren’t one-size-fits-all. But unlike your clothes, you can’t take a crap haircut off after a day of fielding digs from …

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

Here are some phrases you'll never hear a successful person say:<p>1. "We can't do that."<p>One thing that makes people and companies successful is the ability to make solving their customers' problems and demands their main priority. If a need arises repeatedly, the most successful people learn how to …