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Stop Facebook From Following You Around the Web

As it often does, Facebook recently tweaked the way its advertising (and privacy) settings work, which means you now have extra options when it comes …

Digital Advertising

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

Time Management

8 Clear Signs of a Successful Life That Have Nothing to Do With Money or Fame

If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons.<p>Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status.<p>While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them.<p>If money and …

How to Migrate from Evernote to OneNote, and Why You Should

Heard good things about Microsoft OneNote, but feel like you’re in too deep with Evernote to make the switch? You can migrate your data relatively …

How to Get Your Kid Jazzed About Math and Science

In an era where cool job titles like “growth hacker” and “scrum master” abound, Megan Smith has everyone beat. She’s the Chief Technical Officer of …

Education

White House group considered four ways to unlock encrypted info

A group of law enforcement officials, intelligence agents and diplomats conjured up ways to access encrypted data over the summer, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. The publication got its hands on a draft paper that details four techniques to bypass encryption that tech companies could use under …

Mind-Reading Experiment Sends Thoughts Over the Internet

Researchers have managed to send thoughts over the Internet, using a direct brain-to-brain connection and a big magnet.<p>It’s not very efficient — the volunteers could only send “yes” or “no” answers to one another. But using EEG (electroencephalographs) to read brain signals, and a big magnet on the …

The Brain

Why A PayPal Executive Is Being Mentored By His Millennial Employees

The higher you climb in your career, the less you understand the next generation of employees, which is why reverse mentoring is important.<p>Good leaders connect with employees, but the longer you’re at a company, the harder it can be to relate to a new generation of hires. Sri Shivananda, vice …

Mentoring

Facebook wants you to shop inside its store pages

Here's a mystery: if Facebook thinks store pages are so important, why can't you <i>shop</i> from those store pages? Well, Facebook has finally come to its senses. The social network tells <i>Buzzfeed News</i> that it's testing an option to buy goods directly from stores' Facebook pages, rather than kicking you …

Social Media

Microsoft launches cloud-based service to combat child porn

Microsoft announced today that it’s launching a cloud version of its PhotoDNA service, which helps law enforcement agencies and businesses identify illegal images, including those depicting sexual abuse of children, from massive photo libraries.<p>PhotoDNA has been around since 2009, when it was …

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …