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Nearly 100 tech companies have filed a court document opposing Trump’s immigration ban

Nearly 100 American companies have filed an amicus brief expressing their opposition to an executive order by US president Donald Trump that places immigration restrictions on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. They filed the letter late Sunday (Feb. 5) to the Ninth Circuit Court of …

Immigration

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

Bill Gates

Painful Bay Area medical prices among highest in nation

When it comes to the price of housing, food and other necessities, the Bay Area typically tops out as one of the priciest regions in the U.S. So maybe it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the cost of going to the doctor or getting your cholesterol checked would also be among the highest in …

Health Care

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

Cooking

Obamacare is finally hitting employers

Many employers now have to comply with Obamacare.<p>Companies with more than 100 full-time workers must offer affordable health insurance to at least 70% of their staff. This "employer mandate" was supposed to take effect in 2014, but the Obama administration delayed it to this year.<p>And those that …

Health Care

Celebrate Swift-mas With This Mash-Up of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and “Style”

Swift surprised her fans with presents and a love of this acoustic take on her hit songs.<p>Never forget that <b>Taylor Swift</b> is always watching.<p>That’s how the 25-year old singer knew that the acoustic mash-up of everyone’s favorite songs from <i>1989</i>—“Blank Space” and “Style”—was incredible and needed to be …

Taylor Swift

These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014 (updated)

<i>Update 12/29: We’ve added AdYen.</i><p><i>Update 12/30: We’ve added IronSource.</i><p><i>Update 1/6/2015: We’ve added Credit Karma.</i><p>It is really, really difficult to create a company and grow it to the point where investors believe it is worth $1 billion or more. That milestone is so difficult to achieve, in fact, that …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Workplace Happiness: Why Should Your Boss Care? (PICTURES)

Ready to focus on workplace happiness and employee engagement within your organization, but not sure where to begin? Check out these 10 crazy simple …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Better Battery Life And Faster Charging: 11 Tricks For The iPhone 6

So you’ve bought your iPhone 6 and your wallet is looking depressingly slim, but now what? The iPhone 6, together with iOS 8.1, comes with a range of new features that you might yet not be aware of.<p><b>READ: iPhone 6: The 5 Best Reasons To Buy One</b><p>Did you know that you can share your location with …

Why Great Teams Matter, or How Workplace Culture Carries the Day

The San Francisco Giants are going to baseball’s World Series for the third time in five years. And a big reason why is the team’s workplace culture …

5 Addictively Delicious Roasted Vegetables

<b>Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter</b><p>High heat roasting is my favorite way to cook broccoli. It's quick, easy and the broccoli emerges from the oven caramelized and full of flavor. Here, the florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It's as …

Cooking

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Cooking

What’s The Best Business Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Great advice is worth its weight in gold.<p>Earlier this week, you told us the qualities that make a really good boss, so we thought it only appropriate for you to share the best business advice you’ve ever received — advice that likely came from one of those awesome bosses. So we asked a quick …

Business Strategy

GoPro: Pushing Boundaries With Oracle Team USA

Notah Begay III, Rickie Fowler Lead Team USA to NB3 Challenge Win - Indian Country Media Network

Rickie Fowler and Notah Begay III started the day wearing matching blue shirts, something that was pointed out during the media pre-challenge …

Dude, Where'd Ashton Learn to Speak Like That?

Ashton Kutcher started his acceptance speech for his Teen Choice Award on Sunday night joking that he’s the “old guy.” It was hard to tell whether …

Leadership

GoodData Raises $22M From Latin America’s Largest Enterprise Software Company

GoodData has raised $22 million in a Series D round, with funding led by São-Paulo-based TOTVS Ventures, the investment arm of TOTVS S.A., the largest enterprise software company in Latin America. Also participating were Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Next World Capital and Tenaya …