Sebastian Preuss

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All-you-can-eat cookies!!! Aunt Stella's cookie buffet opens in Ikebukuro Station

Japan is wild about dessert cafes and pastry shops. From donuts to pretzels to cakes, the nation’s sweet-tooth knows no bounds, and you’ll find baked …

Bring back the United States of Pork

If there’s one thing most Democrats and Republicans can agree on, it’s that the US Congress has become an ineffectual disaster, frozen in partisan …

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"This plane is headed to Dallas. If Dallas isn't your destination, this would be a great time to deplane."<p>After a decision is taken and the …

Google Confirms Acquisition of Hand Gesture Interface Startup Flutter

Flutter, the company focused on developing a hand gesture interface, says that it has been acquired by Google. Company CEO Naveet Dalal says that the team will be continuing its research at the search engine company. A Google spokesperson has confirmed the news saying:<p>We’re really impressed by the …

Google Launches Analytics Academy: Free Community-Based Video Courses

Google today launched a new hub called Analytics Academy, a new hub for digital marketers and analysts to stay up-to-date. The site features free community-based video courses about digital analytics and Google Analytics.<p>Each lesson includes an instructional video and a corresponding activity to …

SEX AND POLITICS AT GOOGLE: It's A Game Of Thrones In Mountain View

The world imagines the Google workplace as an environment as light and playful as the company's colorful logo.<p>From the outside, Google is that "Don't be evil" company, run by geeks in T-shirts and jeans, sitting on beanbag chairs.<p>The world imagines the leaders of Google to be nerdy techno-idealists …

How to use body language to get served first at a bar

Scientists have identified the body language that ensures bartenders will serve you first in a busy bar.<p>In a busy bar it can often be a struggle to get served a drink as customers compete for the attention of the bartender.<p>Now scientists have identified the key elements of body language that can …

Netflix exec: Canada’s broadband caps “almost a human rights violation”

There’s no love lost between Netflix (s NFLX) Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Canada’s big Internet providers: “It’s almost a human rights …

Most Influential Emotions on Social Networks Revealed - MIT Technology Review

One well-known feature of social networks is that similar people tend to attract each other: birds of a feather flock together.<p>So an interesting …

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It's more of a skirmish, actually.<p>Plenty of recruiters and those in HR like to talk about engaging in a war for talent, but to be truthful, most of …

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One of the challenges of brainstorming a new idea is that there's too much freedom. With too many possibilities, we can seize up, unable to think of …

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Asking the first time might be brave. Asking again (more forcefully) after you get a no is selfish and dumb.<p>I think it's the artlessness of it that …

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Who gets your best work?<p>If you reserve your best effort for the irritable boss, the never-pleased client and the bully of a customer, then you've …

The Scrum Team: Providing Feedback to Members

This article has an audio version: Download Audio Version<p>Even if you've taken the often stated agile stance of getting rid of periodic performance …

Clarifying Definition of Done and Conditions of Satisfaction

This article has an audio version: Download Audio Version<p>I'd like to clarify the relationship between two important concepts: a team's <i>Definition of</i> …

Product Backlog Bankruptcy!

<i>The following is a guest post by Ilan Goldstein, author of "Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips" which is full of</i> …

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How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post by John Corcoran.</i><p>Last year, AoM published a thorough guide on How to Network Effectively, written by Antonio. As he …

Family Mission Statement: How and Why to Create One for a Positive Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Getting married and having kids are some of the biggest events in our lives. And yet we largely slide into these significant turning points. Sure, …

4 Big Ideas in the New iPhones That No One's Talking About

Yesterday, Apple had its annual iPhone bonanza. On one hand, it was the biggest announcement since the original iPhone. Today, for the first time …

Your Face Tells the Story When You've Had a Bad Night's Sleep

Humans can detect facial emotions well and use this skill to judge trustworthiness, aggressiveness and competence.<p>New research shows that sleep …

The Science of Snobbery

Several months ago, this author sat at a classical music concert, trying to convince himself that wine is not bullshit.<p>That may seem like a strange …

How Smart Can a Watch Really Be?

The watch, as we have known it for the past several centuries, is designed to provide a single piece of information at a glance, as unobtrusively as possible. It might also notify its wearer of an important moment, with an alarm, or perhaps function as a timer or a stopwatch. But you don’t really …

The End Of Email As We Know It

How your inbox is becoming an app. The final conversion of the old internet's last holdout.<p>After over 10 years of using email through clients — from Outlook to Mail to Sparrow to Mailbox — I stopped. It was about two months ago. I switched, or began switching, from Sparrow to the Gmail site. On my …

7 bizarre pre-game rituals from around the world

Last week, Kazakh soccer team Shakhter Karagandy got slapped with a warning from governing soccer body UEFA.<p>Why? The team slaughtered a sheep before …