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The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn't the best way to get things done. Next week we'll test more effective approaches to organizing our days. Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do? Read Full Story

The Watch Business Is Thriving--And It Won't Be Easy For Apple To Invade It

Wristwatches were always a fashion choice. That's the main thing standing in the Apple Watch's way. Once upon a time, mobile phones rendered wristwatches obsolete. Or at least that's the juicy and convenient narrative that's been out there in recent years. Read Full Story

T-Mobile Takes "Un-carrier" Literally With New Wi-Fi Features

Every T-Mobile smartphone will let you make calls over Wi-Fi--including the new iPhones. T-Mobile U.S. may be the fourth largest wireless carrier in the nation, but in more than one sense, it's the loudest company in the business. Read Full Story

These Quirky Interactive Objects Help Loved Ones Stay in "Touch"

Sometimes Skype just doesn't cut it. In many ways, tools like Skype have made long-distance communication easier than ever before. Still, survivors of long-distance relationships can attest to Skype fatigue--the distinct feeling that something vital is missing from a conversation across a screen. Show More Summary

How America's Murder Capital Is Using Innovation Strategy To Reduce Violent Deaths

New Orleans is no longer the top murder city, and that achievement is partly thanks to a deep data dive taken by an innovation team that knew nothing about crime or policing. City governments all over the country like to talk about how they're innovating or how they can better innovate. Show More Summary

The Real Magic Of Streaming Music Is The Data It Generates

What Spotify and Echo Nest know about listener behavior is about to change the music industry. Music's shift to an all-you-can-stream model is convenient for listeners, tough for many artists, and potentially lucrative for the tech companies involved. It also has a hidden perk that could benefit all of them: Data. Lots of it. Read Full Story

A Drone SnotBot And Other Ways That Flying Robots Can Save The World

From collecting whale blow to teaching autistic kids, socially beneficial uses of low-cost drone technology are starting to take off. Timothy Reuter started the DC Area Drone User Group in August 2012 to find people who could teach him to build drones. Show More Summary

Facebook Is Paying Attention To The Ads You Hide

Ads marked as offensive or inappropriate will no longer be shown to the greater Facebook community. When you hide an ad on Facebook, the social network takes note, studying the intent to deliver more relevant ads to your news feed. Read Full Story

The Grit Awakening: Why Antebellum-Style Cornmeal Has Risen Again

One man and two mules followed the word of God to re-create the staple of the South. Hallelujah! Tim Mills remembers that as a boy growing up on a North Carolina farm, one of his favorite chores was riding with his grandfather to the local mill to get the corn ground. Show More Summary

A Wearable Robot Suit That Will Add Power To Your Step

Some day this smart garment from Harvard could boost the endurance and strength of everyone from soldiers and firefighters to the elderly and outdoor enthusiasts. The difficult thing about wearing Harvard University engineer Conor Walsh's robotic exosuit-- a soft textile garment designed to enhance a human's natural mobility---isn't putting it on. Show More Summary

Why The Best Employees At The Country's Top Organic Bread Company Are Ex-Convicts

They perform better than those with squeaky clean records, says the CEO of Dave's Killer Bread, which was founded by a former felon. The first time Ronnie Elrod went to jail was in 1986, in Dallas. Elrod was convicted on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver, and was locked up for 18 months. Show More Summary

See The Striking Work Of An Original Mad Man--From His First Solo Exhibit At Age 100

Mac Conner's gorgeous graphic illustrations are on display at the Museum of the City of New York. At the age of 100, McCauley "Mac" Conner, an illustrator known as one of the original Mad Men--those creative men (and, occasionally, women) who shaped brands and culture post WWII--has finally gotten his first solo exhibition. Read Full Story

Survey: Americans Are Dropping Traditional Fast Food

Americans are trading Whoppers and fries for burrito bowls and sandwiches. Americans, regardless of generation, are abandoning traditional fast food options like McDonald's and Taco Bell for "fast-casual" restaurants like Chipotle and Panera, according to a new study. Read Full Story

What Is Twitter's First Mobile Developer Conference About?

Any big announcements? Twitter announced yesterday that it will hold its first mobile developer conference; it's called Flight. Taking place in San Francisco on October 22nd, the whole thing is still fairly mysterious. We don't know too much yet, except the obvious, like a keynote by CEO Dick Costolo. Read Full Story

Steve Jobs Didn't Want His Kids To Get Addicted To Apple Gadgets

Screens weren't allowed at the dinner table, for starters. In the right circumstances, the iPad can be a powerful interactive teaching tool for children. Oftentimes, though, parents mindlessly throw their kids the family tablet to keep them preoccupied when they're busy, or quiet when they're trying to drive. Show More Summary

Is The MSW The New MBA?

Recent corporate failures demonstrate the need for the very skills that social workers bring. Now a few schools are recognizing this and offering joint tracks that merge the interests of businesses and the communities they work in. The MBA is now the most popular master's degree in the U.S., making up one quarter of all such degrees conferred. Show More Summary

Is This Gchat Ready To Publish?

The latest media experiment operates on the idea that readers care about writers' chat conversations. Do they? Last week, along with its redesign, the Verge introduced a new, informal editorial venture called TLDR. "We wanted a space...Show More Summary

Square Partners With SumAll For Sales Analytics

The integration will give businesses and marketers deeper insights into sales performance. Square has tapped analytics company SumAll to integrate merchant sales information into its data platform. Read Full Story

Disappearing Status Updates Might Be Coming To Facebook

poof Facebook wants people to feed its insatiable data machine with likes and updates. But one of the problems the social network is currently wrestling with is that Snapchat-using young people don't like leaving digital trails, and they don't really like Facebook. Read Full Story

How Matt's Machine Works

With a new version out and millions hooked, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg's unconventional model can make or break the Web. This article includes interviews with WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg; management guru Scott Berkun; WordPress historian Siobhan McKeown; early contributor Rich Bowen; and former WordPress CEO Toni Schneider. Read Full Story

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