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A group of Google employees spent their '20% time' making Google Maps wheelchair-friendly

Google Maps is now wheelchair-friendly.<p>The wildly popular map app will now tell you whether locations are suitable for people with access needs — and it's thanks to a group of Googlers who worked on the feature in their "20% time."<p>It's a famous policy of the Californian search giant: Employees can …

Unicef is creating a 'drone corridor' in Malawi to deliver HIV treatments

Drone deliveries are starting to take off. But while Amazon recently tested its first drop-off, of popcorn and a connected TV gadget, to a customer …

This smart exoskeleton could help paraplegics walk again

Hyundai is venturing into robotics with the H-MEX exoskeleton system that will allow people with limited mobility to walk.

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He Helped Create the 'Google Brain.' Here's What He Thinks About AI Now

Trucks that can drive themselves along delivery routes. Computers capable of defeating world champions in a notoriously complex game. Apps that can …

Meet The Man Teaching Congress How to Meditate

January sucks. It's full of change. Full of the new.<p>Everyone makes promises to shed their “holiday cookie weight” by signing up for gym memberships …

7 Productivity-Boosting Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Worthwhile technology gives you back your time and sanity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're running your own business, you know a thing or two about juggling -- working top-speed on numerous projects while trying to find enough hours in the day to get everything …

The Emotional Journey of Creating Anything Great [Infographic]

Are you working on something now and feeling the pain of the creation process? Today’s infographic shares the emotional journey that most people go …

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The skills your kids should cultivate to be competitive in the age of automation

We’re all getting used to the thought that in a not-so-distant future, competition for jobs won’t just be other humans, it will also be an intelligent robot, self-driving car, or other artificial agent. But in our gut, we know this can’t be the full truth, that there’s a more nuanced story. We at …

The twisted psychology of office cliques

Michael Scott and the Beast have a lot in common. Both <i>The Office</i> protagonist and the Disney cartoon character have copious chest hair—and both are achingly alone.<p>But whereas the Beast broods in isolation, Michael Scott is desperate for company. His plight is sympathetic: Anyone who’s survived high …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

5 Bad Habits to Give Up Immediately if You Want to Succeed

Is it time to unfriend the critics and haters?<p>Start the new year right by taking inventory of your "worst-self." If you don't know, it's time to get honest and ask your circle of friends this question: "What is it about me that is hard to tolerate?"<p>Then listen with a complete and open mind to those …

The OA and the Dark Side of Science

Brit Marling discusses the folklore and real-life research that went into her trippy Netflix series.<p>In the month since it premiered on Netflix, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s series <i>The OA</i> has inspired close analysis from viewers intrigued by the scientific, philosophical, and religious …

The City

Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively

Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context.<p>The news that multitasking is bad isn’t even news anymore. In recent years, people have begun to recognize what psychologists have known for decades: If you try to do two things at the …

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She …

3 Reasons Why meditating is absolutely essential for your life!

I have known about meditation (and the benefits which were unanimous for those practicing it regularly) for a long long time. But it was only around …

13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot of red ink.<p>That is to say, you're probably making a <i>ton</i> of mistakes every single day that can sabotage your productivity and happiness. Think drinking …

Why Success Depends More on Personality Than Intelligence

Only about 2 percent of success is explained by IQ, research by a Nobel laureate indicates.<p>Most of us not gifted with an Einstein-size brain or extreme self-confidence have sometimes wondered: Am I really smart enough to achieve my dreams? Some of us have even turned down an offer or not pursued an …

Psychology

This Simple Habit Will Help You Make 2017 Successful and Fulfilling

Discover the root of your suffering so that you can overcome it.<p>One of the best ways to get moving in the right direction following the New Years celebrations is to reflect on the previous year.<p>While this is no secret, the odds are good that in combing through your previous shortcomings and …

11 Habits of Happy People That Anyone Can Adopt

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the …

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Why Gratitude Makes All the Difference in Hitting Your Goals

<i>3 Reasons to Stay Thankful All Year</i>When I asked successful business and thought leaders how they prepared to reach their goals in the upcoming year, …