Rachel Lim

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Touch: Where Microsoft Went Wrong

Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which prompted its stock to tank more than 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million charge it took against “Surface RT” inventory adjustments, but even without this writedown, its …

Google uses Gmail's promotions inbox to promote a new kind of ad

Google's new Gmail tries to declutter your inbox by dividing it into distinct parts: one inbox for social media updates, one for promotions, one for message boards, one for bills and receipts, and one primary inbox for everything else. Since the new Gmail's introduction in May, though, users have …

Netflix Interrupts This Bore-cast With A Pretty Entertaining Earnings Call

Netflix may or may not be the future of television, but in a just world, its investor updates are definitely the future of shareholder communications. Why? Just days after Yahoo tried to bring some life to its quarterly earnings call with video cameras that ultimately added little, Netflix used …

The Secret to Improving Accountability

People try to get things done, but stuff often falls through the cracks. Here's how to make yourself and everyone else more accountable.<p>Nothing is more frustrating in a work environment then when things fall through the cracks.<p>Most of the time, it's not intentional. At the rate that business moves …

Self-help

The Life Wisdom of Star Wars in 20 Quotes

Once a year when the Force is strong, my hometown is invaded by alien creatures, superheroes, and stars flocking to the greatest nerdified holiday of all: Comic-Con. In the spirit of this geek-fest we reflect upon the wisdom of the Jedis and that many of life's most important lessons can be gleaned …

HPV virus 'linked to third of throat cancer cases'

<b>One third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus, a study suggests.</b><p>HPV (human papillomavirus) is the major cause of cervical cancer, and the virus is known to spread through genital or oral contact.<p>Actor Michael Douglas is reported to have spoken about the …

18 Cool Color Blocked Buildings

Sunday’s a good day for eye candy, don’t you think? Assuming you already read the title of this post, no we’re not about to post 18 photos of Ryan Gosling looking awesome. We are, however, here to serve up a whole bunch of outrageously colorful buildings from all over the world. Color block month …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management