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How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

FOIA Machine aims to make freedom of information even freer

A new online service that aims to take the difficulty out of submitting and tracking Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIAs) has captured the hearts of Kickstarter backers. It took the 'FOIA Machine' campaign just two days to reach its $17,500 funding goal, and currently sits at $25,298 with …

A brief history of app pricing, and why most apps are free

We had a look at some of the app purchasing habits and statistics regarding the Google Play Store and Apple’s Appstore the other day, so to continuing in that vein, Flurry Analytics has done a little more digging into just why mobile apps are priced so low, often to the point of being free.<p>For this …

Apps

Music Sales Slump Again

Hey, isn’t the music business supposed to be rebounding?<p>That’s presumably why SoftBank offered $8.5 billion for Universal Music — that’s $2 billion …

Why High Yield Investors Shouldn't Overreact To The Recent Selloff

In my May 8th post, I tackled the question: “Should Investors Still Go For High Yield? Discussing the question with Matt Philo, MacKay Shields’ head of the High Yield Group, we concluded that, even after a multi-year period of strong returns, we believe the category still offers good value with one …

Apple buys Toronto startup in rare foray into Canada

Apple Inc. has made a rare acquisition of a Canadian company, buying a Toronto-based location data firm.<p>Apple has purchased a Toronto startup called Locationary, which specializes in highly specific location data that can be incorporated into enterprise IT systems and web publishing platforms. For …

Tech companies shed more than $61 billion in value thanks to disappointing earnings

It’s been a bad earnings season for technology and internet companies. Google, Microsoft, Intel, eBay, SAP AG and Oracle have all missed analyst expectations, sending their stock prices down. Overall, those six companies lost more than $61 billion in market value in the day after they reported …

Markets

Steve Jobs didn’t build that

Our patent law doesn’t promote innovation, it stifles it by buying into the myth of the “hero inventor.” Here’s why<p>As Republican obstruction kills immigration reform, the next problem Congress and the president will try and fail to fix is the patent system. Specifically, they’ll target “patent …

Keith Olbermann's ESPN Show: Actually Maybe Worth Getting Excited About?

After 16 years, the proto-sports desk anchor for a generation of fans is back home. Why the pairing might actually work out this time.<p>Amid the groundswell of nostalgia and good feelings that have enveloped the return of Keith Olbermann into the ESPN family this week, it's hard to believe he was …

Ooops

Pennsylvania GOP chairman crows that GOP voter ID law help reduce Democratic voting last year in his state. Watch.

Liz Cheney Is Getting Destroyed In The First Poll Of Wyoming's Senate Race

The poll, which was conducted by Harper Polling for the website Conservative Intel, gives Enzi a monster 55-21 lead over Cheney, who announced her candidacy for the seat on Tuesday.<p>Moreover, it's clear that Cheney is going up against a very popular incumbent in Enzi. He is viewed favorably by 76% …

Senate Race

A Simple IRS Rule Could Cost College Grads $7 Billion

Beyond the initial blow of extra interest payments, graduates could also lose a considerable amount of cash on tax credits, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet Taxes.<p>Whenever students pay interest on a federal student loan, they are able to claim those interest payments as a deduction on …

Personal Finance

Detroit is your problem, too

If the Motor City defaults on its general obligation bonds, governments everywhere will pay the price. Here’s how<p>In 1990, Israeli-American author Ze’ev Chafets published a book entitled "Devil’s Night and Other True Tales of Detroit," in which he interviewed Oakland County Prosecutor L. Brooks …