Ricky Yap

496 Flips | 5 Magazines | 55 Likes | 19 Following | 25 Followers | @rickyyap372 | Keep up with Ricky Yap on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Ricky Yap”

10 Ways to Deal with a Child's Defiance and Non-Compliance

At one point or another, almost every child has likely looked at his parents and said, "No!" when he's been told to do something. As frustrating as …

iPhone X Tests Reveal Apple's Design Problems

Love or hate Apple’s iPhone X, there’s one thing you can’t dispute. The world’s most expensive mass market smartphone has the fastest hardware and delivers the smoothest, most optimised software experience on the planet. Right? Wrong…<p>Tests by high profile YouTubers like XeeTechCare, SuperSaf TV and …

12 Simple Habits That Will Make Your Professional Life and Personal Life Better

Nice guys (and gals) don't finish last.<p>I'd be the first to admit that as a young entrepreneur, I was in it for myself. Credit? Yep, I'll take some. Money? I could always use more of that. Attention? Sure, put the camera on me.<p>It's sad and strange to think about now. Over time, I've been fortunate …

No Refrigeration Necessary: New Tech for Everlasting Shelf-Life

There’s hope for a tastier, healthier, more robust tomorrow: high-tech new food preservation methods that fend off the bad stuff (bacteria, spoilage) …

Why Technology Prophet George Gilder Predicts Big Tech's Disruption

<i>Over the last four decades, George Gilder has been one of the most influential writers on economic growth and prosperity, and technology’s key creative role in them. In 1981 Gilder’s book,</i> Wealth and Poverty<i>, hit all the bestseller lists and helped define the “supply-side,” low-tax economic</i> …

Silicon Valley

10 Things You Can Start Doing Right Now to Save Time

Learn the tips some of the busiest New Yorkers rely on to optimize their time and have a better work-life balance.<p>Time can't be recovered, made up for it, or reversed. There are 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week, and those numbers are not changing. What can change though is what you do with those …

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin…

Voting<p>A blockchain allows the authentication of transactions without them needing to be administered or guaranteed by a central authority. Ballot boxes and current online voting platforms are vulnerable to manipulation; now a startup called Follow My Vote is developing a blockchain-based system to …

Blockchain

The 'Curse Of Competence': Why Top Performers Quit Their Jobs

Dear Liz,<p>I recently left the organization I worked for for ten years.<p>It was a great place to work for a long time but it got worse the longer I stayed. As you always say, fear replaced trust and it became impossible for me to manage my team.<p>It took me five months of under-the-radar job hunting to …

Employment

25 Timeless Pieces of Wisdom to Awaken Your Inner Genius

These original thinking quotes can inspire you to live better, create more, and be true to yourself.<p>Creative and novel pursuits transform lives and changes how we live for the better. Human creativity drives us forward as a species. It's this unique ability to harness thoughts and ideas that have …

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Stressing aptitude over achievement, Strive Talent pitches a new way to hire

While unemployment in the U.S. hit a 17-year low and the stock market keeps humming along, there’s a lingering sense that all is still not well in U.S. labor markets.<p>Most jobs require a college degree these days, a proposition that’s becoming increasingly unaffordable even if it is attainable. Many …

Malaysian makeover: At 92, Mahathir seeks to be PM again

KUALA LUMPUR: At 92, Mahathir Mohamad will become the world's oldest person to be voted prime minister if he wins Malaysia's upcoming general …

Social Media

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

Why You Shouldn't Peanut Butter Your Time

Concentrating on the Critical Few is the Best Way to Yield Results<p>As we head into the New Year, many of us have a list of resolutions we'd like to tackle both in our personal and professional lives. I'd encourage you to add another item to your list: stop peanut buttering your time.<p>What I mean by …

Demonized Smartphones Are Just Our Latest Technological Scapegoat

As if there wasn’t enough angst in the world, what with the Washington soap opera, #MeToo, false nuclear alerts, and a general sense of apprehension, …

How to send large files for free: the easiest ways to send massive files

For bigger file transfers, email is a no-go. So what are your options?<p>E-mail is creaking under the demands of the internet, and nowhere is that more …

Software

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Help Even When You Can't Help: A Customer Service And Job Satisfaction Principle

Customer service can be frustrating work, because of the limiting parameters. You’re interacting with customers briefly and in a closely-defined role, where there’s a ceiling on how much you can do for them. You’re handling a product return, but the problems in the customer’s life (you can just …

Customer Service

Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE’

The always outspoken Linus Torvalds, best known for his continuing work on the innermost code of Linux systems, has harsh words to say and accusations to level against Intel. His evaluation of Intel’s latest proposed fix for the Meltdown/Spectre issue: “the patches are COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE.” …

Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again.<p>New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up.<p>A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that …

Richard Branson: Work Smarter, Not Longer

The workforce of the future is going to change significantly alongside new technologies. Virgin Founder Richard Branson believes these changes will benefit both workers and employers.<p>Richard Branson is one the most beloved and successful businessmen on the planet. He is an entrepreneur with flair, …

The Guardian view on Davos and inequality: a demagogue takes advantage

Democracies will fall under the spell of populists like Donald Trump if they fail to deal with the fallout of globalisation<p>The rich, as F Scott Fitzgerald noted, “are different from you and me”. Their wealth, he wrote, makes them “cynical where we are trustful” and their affluence makes them think …

World Economic Forum

The Power of Asking 'Why'

It usually takes 5 "whys" to get to a root cause<p>Today's problems can sometimes seem almost insurmountable. Although we've made strong progress over the last decade in many areas such as violence, extreme poverty and global health, issues like climate change, income inequality and a rise in populist …

American Airlines CEO Says Taking Things Away From Passengers Is 'Going for Great'

Many passengers may take some convincing.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you shoot for the stars in the hope of reaching, well, the outskirts of your city?<p>Or, perhaps, even somewhere with a beach, a golf course and a strange …

American Airlines

Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store

In the early days of Android, co-founder Andy Rubin set the stage for the fledgling mobile operating system. Android’s mission was to create smarter …

Fresh air for sale

It started as a joke, but now people spend a fortune on bottled fresh air. Alex Moshakis reveals how global pollution is fuelling this fad<p>One day in early 2015, Moses Lam and Troy Paquette filled a Ziploc bag with fresh air and posted it to eBay. The bag sold at the asking price – 99 Canadian …

Los Angeles

This is how democracies die | Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Venezuela