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Four Reasons Why Betting Against Apple Is A Fool's Game

The company's sales have fallen for two quarters now. But forget the earnings, and instead focus on its long-term future. Sure, Apple beat analyst expectations for its third-quarter earnings. But for two quarters in a row, the company's sales have been falling. Show More Summary

This Beautiful Bio-Tracker Promises To Help Women Manage Stress

Bellabeat Leaf Urban can predict how ready you are to deal with life's challenges—and prompt you to take charge of your well-being. The women's wearables market is heating up, with plenty of fitness trackers and smart jewelry to choose from—but somehow it's still hard to find devices that are beautiful, functional, and also reasonably priced. Read Full Story

Inside Facebook's $30,000 Surround 360 Camera Project

Today, Facebook is releasing the open-source design of its 360-degree 3D camera. Fast Company got an exclusive look behind the curtain. Stapled to the wall outside a lab near Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters are 15 slips of paper, the pride of the team behind the company's open-source 360 degree 3D camera project. Read Full Story

Rockets Of Awesome's New Subscription Service Keeps Up With Your Growing Kids

This platform tries to make clothes shopping easier for parents by sending them seasonal boxes customized to kids' sizes and tastes. Shopping for kid's clothes can be fun. You take your little ones to Gap Kids, J.Crew, or The Children's...Show More Summary

How To Use A Summer Slowdown To Advance Your Career

Not much happening at the office? Take advantage of the downtime to invest in your career and life. For some people, summer is a busy time. If you're in real estate or construction, or run a camp, June through August will be frantic....Show More Summary

Exclusive: Revolution Foods Takes Aim At The Grocery Store Ready-Meal Aisle

The Oakland-based B-Corp wants to give hard-working parents an easy alternative to mac 'n' cheese and ramen. Revolution Foods cofounders Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey understand the challenges that working parents face when it comes to finding nutritious meals and snacks. Read Full Story

How The Olympics Have Ravaged Rio, In 6 Photographs

The British photographer Giles Price took to the skies to show the social and environmental impact Olympic construction has had on the city. In July 2015, one year before the Olympic Games that will begin in Rio de Janeiro next month,...Show More Summary

What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week

Juggling isn't doing you, or your boss, any favors. So I tried to do just one thing at a time. It was harder than I thought it would be. The problem with multitasking is that it just doesn't work as well as we think it does. Read Full Story

Why The Suspected Russian Hack Of The DNC Is Such A Game Changer

Malware apparently used in the attack, and the servers it was configured to talk to, have been previously linked to Vladimir Putin's regime. As the FBI confirmed that it's investigating the recent hack that led to last week's disclosure...Show More Summary

How To Protect Your Job From The Next Recession, Whenever It Hits

Economic downturns tend to be cyclical. You'll be glad you took these four steps now before the next one happens. Few people saw the 2007—2008 financial meltdown coming, and there's little reason to expect the next recession to be much different. Show More Summary

Seven Jobs That Let You Live And Work Abroad (As Your Own Boss)

Tired of the corporate rat race? You can do these jobs just as easily overseas while reporting only to yourself. Right now, I'm sitting at a coffee shop in Bucharest, Romania, with my laptop and an Americano. For the past five months,...Show More Summary

Four Alternative Types Of Accelerator That Startups Overlook

Traditional cash-focused accelerators may be the most well-known, but there are other options to consider. As startup accelerators multiply, some argue that they do a better job of serving their own interests than those of the businesses they're supposed to help launch. Show More Summary

Verizon Now Owns Tumblr. Could That Be A Good Thing?

In 2013, Yahoo promised not to touch its new acquisition, Tumblr. Maybe that was the problem. Verizon is acquiring Yahoo for $4.83 billion in cash—and along with it, Tumblr, the internet's quirky link sharing network with 65 million users by last count. Read Full Story

A Growing Group Of Black Angel Investors Is Making Up For The Funding Biases In Venture Capital

These successful small business owners know how difficult it can be for black founders to secure the cash to get their companies off the ground. They're working to change that—with their check books. Jehiel Oliver knew he wasn't going to find his pathway to prosperity at the doorsteps of Silicon Valley's venture capital firms. Show More Summary

Why Hillary Clinton Is So Hard To Trust Even When She's Telling The Truth

Clinton might be more trustworthy than many think, but the more we look for signs that she's lying, the worse we become at finding them. People don't trust Hillary Clinton, and no one can agree on why: She's a woman auditioning for a...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama Manages To Zing Trump Without Mentioning His Name

The first lady did an effective job of listing the shortcomings that she claims make Trump unfit for the presidency. At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night, marquee speaker Michelle Obama wasted no time...Show More Summary

With Yahoo Acquisition, Verizon Hopes To Grow Its New Media Empire

Verizon EVP Marni Walden explains why Verizon just paid $4.8 billion for Yahoo. One big reason? Yahoo's 600 million monthly mobile users. After months of speculation and intrigue, the bidding war for Yahoo came to an end today with the announcement that Verizon has agreed to acquire the former search giant's digital assets for $4.83 billion in cash. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch App For Seizures May Soon Predict Their Onset

EpiWatch, from Johns Hopkins, used ResearchKit to gather enough data that the creators believe they will soon be able to detect seizures before they happen. Shaina Mims was diagnosed with epilepsy after having a seizure at work in 2008, and she's lived with seizures ever since. Read Full Story

How A 2008 Field Organizer Became One Of Hillary Clinton's Top Directors

The unglamorous job of going door to door can teach you a lot about political leadership and organizing. Every morning Brynne Craig arrives at the Hillary Clinton headquarters in Brooklyn by 7 a.m. to do a load of campaign tasks—planning state outreach, reaching out to coalitions, prioritizing new small-scale projects—although they change everyday. Show More Summary

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off. Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Show More Summary

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