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Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

Pierre Dubuc's OpenClassrooms Out To Disrupt Education System

<b>A Series of Forbes Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Pierre Dubuc, Founder and CEO, OpenClassrooms</b><p>According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees in the U.S. for the 2017–2018 school year was $34,740 at private colleges, $9,970 for state residents at …

Education Policy

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Information Systems

Here's how malware gets inside your phone's apps

Known as malware, some perpetrators use it to infect apps and get inside your smartphone. Why do they do it? Money, mostly.<p>The recent Judy malware, for example, was reportedly found in 41 apps in the Google Play store. It seems to have made money for its creators by repeatedly auto-clicking on …

Apps

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Privacy

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Printing The Future: The Last Bastion Of Blue Collar Labor Is About To Fall

3D printing is getting attention for all sorts of cool innovations, from artificial coral reefs to facial reconstruction. But the more interesting side of this technology, at least for business, is how it is quietly changing the underlying economics of many industries – with far-reaching …

3D Printing

Krispy Kreme Owner JAB Buys Panera Bread In $7.5 Billion Deal

It’s official: Panera Bread Company, the fast-casual soup-and-sandwich chain that has become one of the darlings of the publicly traded restaurant sector, confirmed Wednesday that it is being bought by JAB Holding Co., a Luxembourg-based private equity shop that is 95% owned by the German …

Burger King

I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

Chia-Chiunn Ho was eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the …

5 Top Funds for Your 401(k)

While there's no one-size-fits-all solution, these five funds -- with very low fees -- are a great place to start.<p>If the personal experience of many …

Investing

8 Online Courses Teaching Skills To Boost Your Resume

Online courses can help you level up your career and stay competitive–whether you have a job or are looking for one. Unsure which to take or don’t think you have the time? Here are eight resume-worthy skills you can learn from the comfort of your couch with short online courses.<p><b>1. HTML, General</b> …

Online Education

Why Elite Colleges Aren't Always The Answer

The stakes are high, and the critical questions to ask before placing your bet are which college and what major, and how much debt those are …

What America Stood For

"Where people are desperate, it is still America they count on, whether they love or scorn it, and America they blame when aid does not come."<p>After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election in November, a foreign ambassador accosted one of my deputies at the State Department, where …

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet

‘We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service’<p>Earlier this week, Congress voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it …

Apple TV is about to get a lot easier to deploy in enterprise as Jamf prepares for tvOS 10.2 release

Anticipating the release of tvOS 10.2, Jamf today announced support for Apple’s Device Enrollment Program and expanded Mobile Device Management features for Apple TV, meaning organizations will soon be able to set up, configure and distribute apps for Apple TVs in bulk in the same way already …

Smart TV

7 Best Free Apps For Mac and Windows Computers

This is the age of mobile technology, but there are many people who still love to use laptop or desktop computers for work, browsing the websites, or …

Irrelevant interruptions and their cost to thinking

​Everyone knows that it’s dangerous to use a cell phone while driving. The danger lies in distraction; even with a hands-free phone, the conversation …

Time Management

What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 …

No Peak Oil For America Or The World

Oil is more plentiful than you can imagine. And we keep figuring out easier and more economical ways to get it out of the ground.<p>In 1938, the famous geologist M. King Hubbert came up with the concept of peak oil, which is defined as having extracted half of the recoverable, conventional oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

Industry 4.0 – Building the IIoT ecosystem the right way

Is Industry 4.0 just another buzz term that’s being hyped up by technology vendors with the aim of selling more products, or a legitimate trend that will transform sectors such as manufacturing in the months and years to come?<p>The evidence points to the latter. Industry 4.0, also referred to as the …

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

What does it mean to be a good man? Redefining masculinity in the age of Donald Trump

What does it mean to be a good man? The election of US president Donald Trump, and his subsequent inauguration, has led many of us to worry about the example that he is setting for boys and young men now coming of age in America. Trump’s style of leadership—bullying, narcissistic, violent, and …

Donald Trump

Swiss spoof video goes after Trump in the most brutal way

Switzerland has given Donald Trump all the reasons why he should put "Switzerland Second."<p>Sound familiar?<p>It will do, if you've watched that cheeky …

It Took Trump A Record 8 Days To Reach Majority Disapproval [Infographic]

Sooner or later, most U.S. presidents see their disapproval rating surpass the 50 percent mark. It took hundreds of days for all modern presidents to reach the milestone of majority disapproval in Gallup’s presidential approval polls with some hitting it faster than others. Bill Clinton took 573 …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Is Handing China the World

While Trump focuses on building up the U.S. Navy to counter China, Beijing is gobbling up the other segments of global relations the U.S. used to …

China

How to Get a Loan to Flip a House | Investopedia

House flipping is at its highest level since 2007, thanks to rising home prices and the increased availability of financing. What’s more, a limited …

Real Estate

How to Use Credit Cards to Get Free Airline Tickets – Over and Over Again

By<p>Updated April 12, 2017 4:15 p.m. ET<p>I usually steer clear of personal finance gimmicks, but in one case I make an exception.<p>Credit card sign-up …

Personal Finance

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again<p>The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food …

World Economic Forum