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8 Ways To Be More Creative At Work, From The Mind Behind "Brain Games"

Your reality is more malleable than you think. In the latest season of Brain Games, host Jason Silva tells how the behavioral revelations gleaned through his series can create a happier, more productive workplace. Who do you think you are? Read Full Story

Is Facial Recognition The Next Privacy Battleground?

Technology can now link your face with data about you—a powerful tool that has privacy experts concerned. While much recent retail technology buzz has focused on the promise and peril of Apple's iBeacons, another identity tech has matured: facial recognition. Show More Summary

Facebook's Lite App Is A Version Of The Social Network Aimed At Emerging Markets

Enhancing communication in underserved areas? We can "like" that. After conquering developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, the tech world is eager to expand into the developing world in search of new, untapped populations of potential customers. While that all makes perfect sense in theory, in practice it can lead to challenges. Read Full Story

Review: Sling TV, An Intriguing--But Incomplete--First Draft Of The Future Of Pay TV

The most interesting thing about this streaming service—with ESPN and other channels—isn't what it does. It's what it portends. For years now, two words have summed up how I feel about my cable TV service: too much. Not only am I paying too much ($88.99 a month), but I'm getting too much—dozens and dozens of channels that nobody in my household will ever watch. Read Full Story

Google Deal Brings NFL Highlights To YouTube

A step in the right direction, if not yet a touchdown. Not long after it was announced that ESPN will be available for streaming over the web, courtesy of the Dish Network, the NFL has signed a deal that will allow viewers to watch official highlight clips via YouTube. Read Full Story

Analysts: Apple Is Selling More iPhones In China Than In The U.S.

Apple's China strategy is paying off in a big way. Tim Cook has been outspoken about his belief that China will one day overtake the U.S. in Apple sales, and ahead of Apple's earnings call tomorrow, analysts are predicting that he's been proven right. Read Full Story

This Service Steals Your Money, So You Can Save Without Even Realizing You're Doing It

$5 here and $10 here and (hopefully) it'll all be painless. Saving money, especially with a mediocre salary, is hard. Have a major illness in the family? There go the savings. Want to take a big vacation? Bye bye, cash. In the U.S.,Show More Summary

Mapping How America's Population Will Change By 2030

The coming demographic changes are enormous—as the population gets older and more diverse. The U.S. is expected to become both older and more diverse in the coming decades, with the elderly and Hispanics in particular taking up a greater proportion of the population. Read Full Story

How Facebook's Massive Open-Source Push Delivers Better Code And Better Engineers

Open sourcing hundreds of projects helps Facebook compete for top tech talent and put out better programs, the company says. On December 16, Facebook announced the release of open-source code the company says significantly sped up its internal artificial intelligence and machine learning projects. Read Full Story

Stop Pirating Pro Tools: Here Comes A Free Version Of The Audio Editing Software

A new, free version of Pro Tools is geared toward beginners. The name Pro Tools typically conjures feelings of love or hate—or, most often perhaps, anxiety. That might change soon, however, with the upcoming release of Pro Tools First, a free, less-intimidating version of the extremely popular audio editing software. Read Full Story

The Poop Diet Wars

Can becoming vegan change #2's sweet scent? There are three constants in life—death, taxes, and that everyone's shit stinks. Or does it? Though smelly poo has always seemed like a non-negotiable, there's a chance that it may be more about diet than digestion. Read Full Story

In This Lost Interview, Elliott Smith Reveals How He Found His Unique Voice

PBS delivers an intimate, animated interview with the late musician in a new episode of "Blank on Blank." It's hard to imagine Elliott Smith screaming anything. Read Full Story

48 Years Later, This Is How Fiskars Keeps Improving On Its Classic Orange-Handled Scissors

Fiskars has been making new kinds of orange-handled scissors since 1967, and after thousands of variations, it's not out of ideas yet. "This is the holy grail," says Colin Roberts, an industrial designer at Fiskars, as he hands me a pair of orange-handled scissors with a dramatically offset blade. Show More Summary

3 Steps To Regaining Your Focus

Deadlines looming? Put down the smartphone. Here's how to limit distractions and increase productivity at work. It's 9 a.m. on a Thursday. Your inbox has 61 unread messages, you have three meetings before 1 p.m.—not to mention a report due tomorrow. You're feeling overwhelmed, distracted, restless, and unable to focus. Read Full Story

10 Actionable Ways To Actually Increase Diversity In Tech

It's one thing to say you're committed to diversity in tech, it's another to make actionable steps. Here are 10. In the last few months roughly 20 tech companies broke with traditional silences around data transparency, publicly releasing their diversity demographics. Read Full Story

The Horrors Of Pumping Breast Milk At Work (And Why Employers Should Care)

The unwillingness to accommodate new moms' needs is a symptom of how women are treated in the workplace—and it needs to change. For new moms, transitioning from maternity leave back to office life is a rocky adjustment. Suddenly, there...Show More Summary

The Perils Of Time Tracking

Parsing how you spend your workday can be an effective practice—sometimes. Don't let it become a second job. For the productivity obsessed, there's no dearth of tools to track and dissect precisely how the workday is spent. SoftwareShow More Summary

There's Nothing Fun About An Egg Freezing Party

Dispatch from a night of fertility talk. The Hudson Hotel in midtown Manhattan is a swanky spot. The entrance opens up onto to a pair of escalators bathed in chartreuse light. The glowing stairs lead up to the lobby, which looks like Brooklyn barfed on a solarium: Ivy trickles down from the glass ceilings onto brick walls. Sturdy wooden surfaces abound. Read Full Story

Former Executive Shares The Secrets To How Disney Runs Its Empire

"You don't have to be happy to work at Disney, but you do have to act happy for eight hours. Because we're putting on a show." During a 16-year run with Disney, Lee Cockerell was an executive vice president who led a team of 40,000 employees...Show More Summary

Lifting Young Girls From Poverty With--What Else?--An Accelerator

Focusing on girls in the developing world is a proven strategy. These companies just need a little boost to do it. Women tend to be more responsible with money than men. That's not a statement based on stereotype; research has shownShow More Summary

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