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I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

A former lawyer explains how the methodology led her to try out life as a pastry chef before getting a master’s in psychology. In 2009, my law career stalled. I was burned out and ready to make a professional change, but I had no idea where to start or what my next step should be. Show More Summary

This Blockchain-Based Energy Platform Is Building A Peer-To-Peer Grid

WePower is creating a new cryptocurrency to help facilitate a more democratic system of funding and buying renewable energy. Residential solar customers are already used to selling power back to the grid. When their rooftop panels produce...Show More Summary

No, In-N-Out Burger is not hosting a “pop-up” in New York City

This weekend I noticed a rare bit of good news in my Facebook feed: In-N-Out burger was going to host a “pop-up” in New York City, or so a Facebook event page claimed. Many of my friends were either attending or at least “interested.” In fact, the event had garnered over 40,000 RSVPs. Show More Summary

ThirdLove spent a year designing a bra you can sleep in

ThirdLove, the four-year-old bra company founded by ex-Googler Heidi Zak, is known for its very deliberate approach to product design. Rather than launching cute new bras every season like, say, Victoria’s Secret, the company does extensive user testing to determine what consumers need. Show More Summary

A LinkedIn Leader’s Top 5 Career Lessons To Learn Earlier

It’s important to plan for both the short and the long game in your career. As the senior director of global talent acquisition at LinkedIn, I get to interact with many professionals and students. In my conversations with people–whether...Show More Summary

Me Too campaign on Facebook and Twitter shows pervasiveness of sexual misconduct

If you ever doubted that sexual harassment and sexual assault were incredibly pervasive in our society, a new social media campaign makes it hard to ignore. Countless women–and even some men–are distilling a lifetime of stories of assault, harassment, and unwanted attention into two little words: Me too. Show More Summary

We Need A Better Way To Get Lithium, The Element Powering The EV Revolution

Current methods of extracting the element–the key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries–destroy landscapes and take two years to complete. The startup Lilac says it has developed a new process that’s both much faster and more sustainable. Electric...Show More Summary

Marvel Entertainment Stokes Fans With New, Action-Packed “Black Panther” Trailer

Welcome to Wakanda. What: The first full trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther, set for theatrical release on February 9, 2018. Read Full Story

How to Recognize Your Blind Spots Before They Derail Your Career

From being a bad listener to micromanaging, you may be doing things that are limiting your success without knowing it. Here’s how to stop. Drivers know to watch for their blind spot when they’re on the road, but there are other blind spots in your life you need to look for–things that can trip you up if you’re not careful. Show More Summary

As Cities Adapt To Climate Change, They Can Protect The Wealthy–Or The Rest Of Us

Our global economic system demands growth at all costs–but that imperative is causing the cities that support it to fall apart, author Ashley Dawson argues in his new book, “Extreme Cities.” The capitalist engine runs on immediate gratification. Show More Summary

With NBA’s new AR app, you can shoot hoops anywhere, anytime

Now hoopsters don’t need to find an actual basket to play ball. Today, the NBA unveiled its first augmented reality app–which is, it claims, the first from any professional sports league. Built for iPhones using Apple’s new ARKit, the...Show More Summary

Your Five-Month Guide To Getting A Promotion

If you want a bump in your title (and pay) you’ll have to start laying the groundwork months in advance. Consider this your step-by-step guide. Landing a promotion (and the raise that will likely come with it) are career goals that most...Show More Summary

Stress Is Making You Micromanage, Which Is Making Everything Worse

Ask yourself these four questions to break the vicious cycle. Are you a micromanager? You will probably say no. Maybe you self-deprecatingly call yourself a “control freak.” Or just “hands-on.” You just “care too much.” Read Full St...

Microsoft built a treehouse for employees

Because why not? Microsoft announced the tree house in a blog post, where the company revealed it teamed up with builder Pete Nelson of the television show “Treehouse Masters” to create the new workspace. Twelve feet off the ground,Show More Summary

IDC: Huawei could overtake Apple in China

IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo believes that the Chinese firm has a very real chance of overtaking the iPhone maker in one of the most important smartphone markets in the world, reports CNBC. Jeronimo points out that Apple has a 12% market share in the country currently, while Huawei is not far behind, at 11.3%. Show More Summary

Russian trolls were reportedly ordered to watch “House of Cards” to turn Americans against their own government

Individuals who worked for Putin’s Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg were required to watch the hit Netflix series to help them craft messages to “set up the Americans against their own government,” reports Yahoo News. The information...Show More Summary

Facebook wants to hire people with national security clearances

The social media giant is looking to hire a swath of employees that have national security clearances, Bloomberg reports. Citing a source familiar with the matter, Bloomberg says Facebook thinks the move is necessary to prevent the future manipulation of elections through its network by a foreign power. Show More Summary

The WPA2 security protocol used by virtually every Wi-Fi network has been breached

A team of Belgian researchers has discovered the vulnerability, which allows attackers to eavesdrop Wi-Fi traffic passing between computers and access points, reports ArsTechnica. The exploit is known as KRACK, or Key Reinstallation Attacks. Show More Summary

Qualcomm wants China to ban the iPhone

The chipmaker once counted Apple as one of its most important customers, but now the company is doing everything it can to disrupt sales of the iPhone. Qualcomm says its issue with Apple is that the iPhone maker is allegedly using three...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant’s Killer Crossover

With a new media company and growing investment portfolio, the Golden State Warriors star forward is making new moves—on an unfamiliar court. On a crystalline day this past summer, about eight weeks before the official start of the basketball...Show More Summary

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