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JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon: We're Raising Wages Because The Labor Market Is Getting Tighter

The CEO of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, took to the <i>New York Times</i> today to announce that the bank is raising wages right across the U.S. The announcement is laced through, larded with even, all the right buzzwords about dealing with inequality, training the young and doing the right thing by …

Economics

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

TaskRabbit is blowing up its business model and becoming the Uber for everything

Since it opened up five years ago, TaskRabbit has often been a godsend to people with more money than time. The company stocks its auction house of personal assistants with people ready to deliver cupcakes to your office, or assemble your Ikea furniture, or clean your home. But last summer, …

Keyboard overlay aims to take the pain out of learning to play guitar

Bacon says that his keyboard overly, originally patented back in 2012, "was designed to eliminate the two primary reasons why 9 out of 10 who decide …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Syphilis Made A Big Comeback In 2013, CDC Warns

“After being on the verge of elimination in 2000 in the United States, syphilis cases have rebounded,” announced Dr. Monica Patton and colleagues in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Report, released today.<p>Based on very recent data (reported as of April 28, 2014), the yearly total of primary and …

$20 Android smartphones coming in the next few months, says ARM

Companies worldwide have shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips since 1993, with 10 billion of them in 2013 alone. Many of those chips ended up in smartphones and tablets, but ARM’s designs are also used for everything from servers, to laptops, to smartwatches. So if anyone in this world has …

Mobile

5 Things To Consider Before Wiring Up Your Smart Home

<i>ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes.</i><p>If you don’t already live in a smart home, odds are good that you will before long.<p>When that day comes, your connected residence will be like a member of the family—or, more likely, a butler. Just like Carson …

These Gadgets Are Designed To Help You Smash Bad Habits

“Pleasurable Troublemakers” help people have fun with self-improvement.<p>German designer and doctoral student Matthias Laschke knows self-improvement is hard work, so he thinks you should have fun while you’re at it. That’s why he and colleagues at the Folkwang University of Arts have created a …

4 Apps That Will Save You Time

Modern life comes with many hassles that eat up your precious time. There’s sorting through the daily influx of junk mail, waiting on hold for …

Simplicity Sells: Top 10 Innovations that Make Life Simpler

<i>Margaret Molloy</i> <i>is the Global CMO for strategic branding firm</i> <i>Siegel+Gale.</i> <i>Follow her at @MargaretMolloy.</i><p>We live in a world where startups and the latest technology innovation consume mainstream news coverage, where entrepreneurs and innovators are heroes, and where “new” is often confused with …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! We had quite an interesting week in the world of apps. We caught our first glimpse of the new Angry Birds RPG. Rumors resurfaced about the future of Google Voice and Google Hangouts. The Amazon AppStore turned three years old! Google Play Services were updated to …

Apps

Top 5 Frustratingly Addictive Games

How the Jim Henson Company Is Turbocharging Puppetry With Technology

Author: Laura Hudson. Laura Hudson Culture<p>Date of Publication: 03.21.14.<p>Time of Publication: 3:34 pm. 3:34 pm<p>For decades Jim Henson was able to use …