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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

Everyone at Davos is talking about 'Larry's letter'

DAVOS, Switzerland — Everyone is talking about "Larry's letter."<p>The Larry they're referring to is Larry Fink, the founder of the $6.3 trillion asset manager BlackRock who last week sent a letter to CEOs of public companies stressing the need for a clear long-term strategy and an understanding of …

CEOs

Flipboard on Flipboard

@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>🚡 is no longer Twitter’s most unpopular emoji<p>If you take a few moments to scroll through the emoji keyboard, …

How to Make Content Go Viral with These 6 Earned, Owned, and Paid Hacks

What if you could choose to make your content go viral?What if you didn’t have to leave your content’s success up to chance?It’s the dream of every …

Marketing

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Top 5 solar energy inventions from Africa

In 2017, eco@africa featured a host of eco heroes bringing solar power to their communities through innovative business ideas and inventions. Here …

Five Things Pro Facebook Marketers Do Differently

With over 2 billion Facebook monthly users as of September 2017, it's no wonder the Facebook Ads platform is becoming a staple of every marketer's …

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

50 Life Secrets And Tips

<b>by Jordan Lejuwaan</b><p>1. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge …

MORGAN STANLEY: Here Are The 45 Best Stocks For The Long Run

In September, strategist Adam Parker said the S&P 500 could peak near 3,000 during this cycle.<p>In a recent note to clients, Morgan Stanley analysts identified 45 stocks that could work with the long-term recovery in mind.<p>"Given the extremely long time horizon, we were agnostic about current …

Investing

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

Sosh Announces Partnership With OpenTable, Expands Into Washington D.C. And Chicago

Sosh, the app that helps you figure out what to do with your free time, has today announced a partnership with OpenTable that will let users book reservations from right within the app. Unlike other OpenTable partnerships, that force you to input information like party number and time, the …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Food

Newly engineered foods. A TV show satirizing Big Ag. Farming practices that reduce greenhouse gases. Here are the companies that are cooking up new ideas and changing how we think about our food.<p>1. Beyond Meat<p><b>For rerouting agriculture’s environmental impact.</b> Meat production, which results in …

The Right Way To Ask Users For iOS Permissions

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Brenden Mulligan</i> <i>is a co-founder and designer at</i> <i>Cluster</i><i>, a web and mobile app which enables users to create private social networks around interests and experiences. Brenden previously created and sold</i> <i>ArtistData</i> <i>and</i> <i>Onesheet</i><i>.</i><p>Cluster is the first native mobile app I’ve designed, and the …

Industry Canada plan for a better Web: New privacy rules, more rural broadband

The federal government has outlined its digital strategy for Canadians, with one of its main initiatives to ensure access to secure and competitive Internet and wireless services.<p>Industry Minister James Moore unveiled the Digital Canada 150 strategy on Friday in Waterloo, Ontario – one of the …

500px now lets Prime sellers keep most of the cash from their photos

When 500px unveiled its Prime photo licensing store, it stirred up a hornet's nest -- many photographers were outraged that the image host would keep most of the cash from their sales. Give credit to the company for having a change of heart, though. It just launched Prime in beta, and the royalty …

Will 3D Sensing From PrimeSense Make Apple's Siri More Psychic?

How much more intelligent and perceptive could Siri be if it understood more than just what you told it? What if it understood where you were in your house? Or if you were out in public? What if it had some basic spatial awareness that could help narrow the context of what you are asking?<p>These are …

The $38 billion nuclear waste fiasco

Doing nothing often has a cost — and when it comes to storing the nation’s nuclear waste, the price is $38 billion and rising.<p>That’s just the lowball estimate for how much taxpayers will wind up spending because of the government’s decades of dithering about how to handle the radioactive leftovers …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

Growing The Use Of Drones In Agriculture

Although news coverage around them is mostly focused on use in military operations, drones can be used across multiple industries. Using diverse payloads, ranging from GoPro cameras to professional cameras, drones can be used to perform a variety of tasks, ranging from reconnaissance missions in …

Web Design Dribbble Screenshots by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu

Web Design Inspiration.<p>Look at these stunning dribbble screenshots of web design and user interface concepts by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu aka Radium, a …

UI Design

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is founder, creator, and CEO of Gooru, “an open and collaborative online community where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared.” Gooru harnesses the power of data to enable personalized learning.<p>Pram used to be a big research scientist: …

Incapsula's Growing 50% A Quarter By Blocking DDoS Attacks

If your company does not like being vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks — in which your web site is overwhelmed by fake traffic, then you might look into Incapsula’s service – it uses the Domain Name Server to divert traffic headed to a client company’s web site, checks to …

Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them

The Pembury Tavern sits in a modest 19th-century building at the corner of five roads in Hackney, a relatively poor neighborhood in east London. There is little to distinguish it from the hundreds of other pubs sprinkled around the area, except for one thing: The Pembury made headlines in late June …

Bitcoin

Thinking Outside the Build Platform: MATAERIAL's 'Anti-Gravity Object Modeling' 3D Printer

Earlier this year, we came across the 3Doodler, a pen that allows the user to sketch far beyond the bounds a material substrate, namely paper. …

Why you should access online banking on your smartphone rather than your computer

Harris Interactive commissioned by Yodlee Interactive<p>Clay Calvert, the director of cybersecurity for MetroStar Systems, has a strategy for banking online designed to increase its security. MetroStar is a consultancy that has worked with government agencies—from the Federal Reserve Bank of …

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