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7 Best Wireless Running Headphones of 2017 (At All Budgets)

<i>Last Updated November, 2017: We’ve added selections for best all-around wireless running, exercise, and workout headphones. This list includes new</i> …

Junghans Releases Two Affordable, Minimalist Watches

Bauhaus-influenced watch brand Junghans just unveiled a new line of minimalist watches. Called the “Form” series, the line consists of two new …

Deals of the Week

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> These deals happened between Monday and Friday of the prior week. Some are still available, some have faded like a copper sunset. …

Martin Luther King, Jr., the radical: 9 MLK quotes the media won’t cite

The words of the real MLK were far more radical than today’s cherry-picked lines<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>The Martin Luther King Jr. who is cynically trotted out every time racial unrest erupts in our cities is the MLK who can be conveniently used to prop up the status quo. He is …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

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You Can Soon Buy That Tiny Scooter That Looks Like a Laptop You Can Ride

A Segway you can carry in a laptop bag? That’s what Cocoa Motors promised when it revealed the WalkCar, an ultra-compact personal transport, last …

Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination

Headlines today are filled with blatant examples of workplace bias, from employees who give black coworkers nooses, to pay disparities in soccer, to supervisors’ admonitions that women need to “get along with the boys.” These are obvious, inflammatory, and offensive behaviors that deserve vigorous …

10 Phrases That Make You Sound Less Confident | Inc.com

Confidence is a key component of success, and part of building and maintaining confidence is looking for the little things that may be undermining it every day.<p>One place to look carefully is the language you use. Words have power--they send a message about who you are. Here are some words to watch …

Body Language

Graphene batteries may cut your phone recharge time to 15 minutes

Revealed by Chinese company Dongxu Optoelectronics, the battery pack is called the G-King. It has a 4,800mAh capacity, which is considerably more than what we see in a smartphone, and more inline with small tablets, or compact laptops like the 11-inch MacBook Air. Dongxu claims the battery regains …

What We Can Learn from Merger Deals That Never Happened

Regulatory authorities in the United States have been active in questioning mergers of several large companies. And several have been stopped dead in their tracks.<p>What lies behind the push back by regulators on the recent merger wave? Politics, perhaps — but the Obama administration has not been …

2 Endearing Vince Lombardi Quotes Reveal the Source of His Leadership

For the great coach's birthday, how to create winning traditions in your teams.<p>I'm writing this article exhausted and sore because two days ago I started researching for this article. Having hurt my leg running, I decided to skip a workout to recover.<p>Then I read Vince Lombardi. His birthday is …

We're witnessing a 'paradigm shift' between the dollar and the Fed

In the past, an initial rate hike would more or less imply that there would be a few more in the near future.<p>And so people would buy the US dollar in anticipation of more hikes.<p>So, effectively, the dollar was more or less a <i>product</i> of the Fed's decisions.<p>But now that the economy is trying to …

German Mayor Jabs Chicago Think Tank For Offering To Drive Him To Airport After Climate Talk

When it came time for Tübingen Mayor Boris Palmer to return to Germany Friday after speaking at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, he bought a $5 ticket to the Blue Line, an electric train that zips up the middle of the Dan Ryan Expressway to O’Hare Airport.<p>“And then I had to turn down the very, …

Green Party

The Butterfly Knife Multi-Tool Lets You Solve Problems While Being Cool

Butterfly knives, or balisong, are legendary mostly because they look cool. Originally from the Philippines, there are entire genres of tricks you …

Multi-tools

For Ears That Deserve the Best, Kickstart OwnPhones

Do your off-the-shelf earbuds fall out during javelin practice? Did the wings you taped to your bluetooth headset rip off once you started working on …

Hush Earplugs

Hush not only uses memory foam to provide passive noise cancellation. It can also play soothing background noise to block out more unwanted sound and …

Dubs Ear Plugs

Dubs Acoustic Filters are stylish ear plugs. They sit flush against the ear and come in four colorways. Dubs claims that the ear plugs have a 12dB …

Consumer Tech

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How to Bounce Back After a Failed Negotiation

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, a negotiation doesn’t go your way. Perhaps a customer pushed for a steeper discount than you wanted to give, or a potential client went with a competitor’s approach to a project. In the face of a disappointment — one where you might appear to be the “loser” — …

Why Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Matters Today

J. R. Eyerman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty …

Technology Changes, Good Management Doesn’t

I’ve always loved the contrast between Moore’s Law – Gordon Moore’s pronouncement that silicon chips’ power would double every 18 months – and Peter Drucker’s much more sober statement about the art of managing people: <i>“We are not going to breed a new race of supermen. We will have to run our</i> …

These smart glasses became my erratic personal trainer

Fitness wearables don't have to go on your wrist -- although it makes sense that most of them are designed that way. We've been wearing wristwatches for generations, so it's a place where we're used to tethering something. But how about the <i>original</i> wearable: eyewear? JINS Meme is a pair of …

Exercise

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

This Wearable Patch Uses Sweat To Monitor Blood Glucose Levels

And can automatically deliver medication with microneedles<p>People with diabetes prick their fingers multiple times a day to check their blood glucose levels, and dose themselves daily with injections of insulin. This monitoring is crucial, as rises in sugar levels in the blood can, over time, …

Husky I : Quadruped Live Streaming Bot with Raspberry pi

The Quadruped code name Husky I is a four legged crab like robot that used the raspberry pi 2 at it brain and main control center. In addition, Husky …

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait

Although it’s very hard to think “stills” and “video” on the same shoot, the fact is that even though I’m shooting mostly video these days, after 35 …

Cameras

ProtonMail launches encrypted email that even your mom could use

I often get asked “what email service should I use if I don’t want to use Gmail?” and now I finally have what I think is an excellent answer.<p>ProtonMail is an ad-free, end-to-end encrypted email client that’s been invite-only since 2014 – but it’s now opened its doors to ordinary civilians and is …

This Lucky Student's Paper Airplane Throw Is One in a Million

That's one heck of a boomerang.<p>In a truly impressive feat of aeronautic engineering, a Japanese student created one of the most advanced unmanned paper drones ever to be observed. Launched from a classroom window, the drone can manage a 24-second flight before automatically returning to its owner. …

Japan