Adam Hagy

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10 Annoying Hotel Fees and How to Avoid Them

Here's how to escape some extra charges and how to make sure you don't get stuck paying for amenities that you don't use.<p>Hotels collect more than $1 …

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

Cutting your risk for cardiovascular disease doesn't necessarily require a total lifestyle overhaul. Simple steps like heading to bed early and …

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

Pope Francis rests a bit in Rio after mobbing

The pontiff is in Brazil for World Youth Day, an international gathering of young Catholics initiated by Pope John Paul II.<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis was spending Tuesday resting following his arrival here in his first international trip as pope during which his car was mobbed by throngs of …

3D Printing Will Explode in 2014 When Key Patents Expire

Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In …

How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Over the years, I've developed a few strategies that have worked for me as well as for friends, business associates, coworkers, employees, and management that I have supported in terms of achieving goals. Previously, I've created and lead sessions of the interactive workshop on "How to Motivate …

Taliban commander urges Malala to return home

A senior Pakistani Taliban commander has written to Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist shot by Taliban fighters, saying he personally wished the attack had not happened.<p>However, In an open letter released on Wednesday, Adnan Rasheed, a former air force member turned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan …

Ugly echoes of the Subway Vigilante case in George Zimmerman's acquittal

Ever since the Zimmerman jury reached its verdict, heavy protests and continuing media coverage have highlighted the struggle for many Americans to …

Tsarnaev on Rolling Stone cover: Rock-star treatment or good journalism?

The Aug. 1 Rolling Stone cover has been harshly criticized for featuring what many are calling a glamorous photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston …

New Nexus 7 coming to retail outlets next week, according to documents (update: pricing and pics)

It appears that the rumored sequel to the Nexus 7 is close at hand, according to internal documents sent to us by an anonymous tipster. Apparently, the new device will be sold in stores alongside the current iteration (at first, at least, though we can't be certain if this will only be until …

NCAA Will Not Renew Video Game Licensing Contract With EA

<i>The NCAA has ended its licensing deal with Electronic Arts.</i><p>In a press release, the NCAA announced it will not enter into a new agreement with EA Sports for its NCAA video game franchise. The contract is set to expire in June of next year.<p><i>NCAA Football 14</i>, released this month to less-than-stellar …

‘AT&T Next’: Buy new smartphone/tablet yearly, pay over 12 months ($0 down)

Following major announcements from T-Mobile and Sprint (and rumors about big device upgrade changes at Verizon Wireless), AT&T has made its “network related” announcement that it teased last week. The company has introduced a new program named “AT&T Next.” Similar to T-Mobile’s new “Un-carrier” …

Similar to T-Mobile’s new plans, Verizon to launch ‘Edge’ upgrade service Aug. 25

In a move that follow’s T-Mobile’s recently launched “un-carrier” initiatives, Verizon Wireless plans to debut a new “VZ Edge” program aimed at retaining its customer base, according to a leaked presentation slide posted by <i>Droid-Life</i>.<p>Specific details on the new approach are currently slim, but, …

AKG K551 headphones review: These 'phones should've stayed at home - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>AKG K551</b> headphones have a sturdy build and are very comfortable; closed headphones offer some passive noise reduction; airy sound suited to classical or acoustic music.<p><b>The Bad</b> Loss of bass in noisy environments even with passive noise reduction; treble can overwhelm bass with some …

Consumer Tech

AT&T to acquire Leap Wireless

AT&T plans to acquire Leap Wireless International, the prepaid wireless provider known for its Cricket brand, in a deal valued at about $1.2 billion, the companies announced Friday.<p>AT&T is buying Leap for $15 per share. Leap shares, which had closed at $7.98 Friday, surged to $16.65 in after-hours …

HP EliteBook Revolve 810

MSRP: $1,464.00<p><b>The Good</b> A compact magnesium alloy body and sturdy design make the <b>EliteBook Revolve 810</b> a great laptop to work on.<p><b>The Bad</b> Disappointing battery life, high price, and slightly thicker body than more consumer-targeted systems.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> HP’s EliteBook Revolve 810 is a good first …

Consumer Tech

Watch Cities Rise Decade by Decade in These Amazing 3D Animations

It's hard to imagine that the vast skylines of our major cities were once empty space and unused tracts of land. But the rapid urban growth over the …

Ex Walmart Worker Says She Was Fired For Telling Police About Dog Stuck In Hot Truck

A woman in Ontario, Canada, says she was fired from her job at Walmart earlier this week because she called the police on a customer who had left his …

Chromebooks comprise about 25% of sub-$300 PC sales

While the PC market shrinks, Chromebooks continue to defy the trend. Whereas the ubiquitous Samsung Chromebook has dominated Amazon for some time, Chromebooks have now also taken about a quarter of the sub-$300 PC category.<p>As a Chromebook daily driver, I’m not surprised. The devices are wonderful; …

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BullGuard's new virus scanner checks PCs swiftly

SAN JOSE, CA -- If you use a Windows PC that's running slow and you suspect that it has been infected by malware, there's a new free tool you might want to try out.<p>BullGuard today launched a new virus scanner that is designed to help you inoculate your infected Windows PC, despite the fact that you …

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Imagine a job where your work isn’t appreciated, your effort goes unnoticed, and you could be replaced in an instant.<p>Not exactly a place you’d want to stay for very long, is it?<p>As a manager, this isn’t the type of environment you want to encourage—not if you want your employees to stick around, …

The Science of Positive Thinking: How Positive Thoughts Build Your Skills, Boost Your Health, and Improve Your Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But "positive thinking" is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like "work ethic" or "persistence."<p>But those …

Every Dutch citizen will live within 31 miles of an electric vehicle charging station by 2015

Switzerland-based ABB wins contract to install fast chargers as Holland pushes for greener highways<p>The Dutch government plans to roll out a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations within the next two years, as part of a push to facilitate more environmentally-friendly transport. …

The Best Question To Ask Really Smart People

<i>He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes;</i> <i><br>he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.<br>—Chinese Proverb</i><p>One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned has to do with two kinds of smart. I sum it up like this: Intelligence is learning from your mistakes, but wisdom is learning from …

Floods inundate Toronto - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/jul/09/canada-flooding<p>720<p>A heavy rainstorm in Toronto, Canada, causes sudden flooding resulting in …