5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… for fear of hurting peoples feelings or creating conflict. Ive always taken it on myself to make sure that everyone else is happy. And thats why even when my schedule was packed full, Id always take on one more thing when someone asked. This habit was costing me dearly at work and at home. Learning to say no has been a challenge for me, but it has been an incredibly empowering lesson. With a little practice, I realized that saying no doesnt make me rude or unhelpful. I now have more time for …

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

June 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be. …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… part? Both Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling won’t be in parliament to answer questions or respond to points being made. The siblings’ strategy so far has been to post revelations and accusations on social media from overseas. It looks like they are still holding some cards close to their chest to be revealed later in order to keep the pot boiling. Housing fight Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home is a pre-war bungalow the country’s founding father had lived in since …

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

June 20, 2017

In the end, the fierce dispute over whether Kelly should have given air time to Jones seems to have garnered a lot more attention than her interview with him. Kellys show was not only beaten out by an ABC rerun of Americas Funniest home Videos that attracted 3.7 million viewers, but also by a CBS rerun of 60 Minutes watched by 5.3 million viewers, and Foxs U.S. Golf Open Championship coverage that received 6.1 million viewers. In the sought-after 18-49 age demographic, Kellys interview tied …

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Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians In London

June 19, 2017

… she heard the collision from her home and went to a window to see people desperately trying to make some signs to a police car. The gentleman went straight down this road, people were just conversing, talking, just doing what were doing. And he just came into all of us,a witness told the Press Association. There was confusion and dismay among witnesses and bystanders in the aftermath of the incident. Anxious crowds gathered at police cordons surrounding the area to wait for news. The …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… some of her favorite tunes. Bruni, a guitarist and a piano player locked themselves in her Paris home. They emerged one month later with demos of rearranged songs that were then sent to Foster, who immediately took to the sultrier renditions of canonical anthems. I wanted them to come off as very personal songs, she explains. [Fosters] used to big, sprawling productions and Im used to smaller ones, so we met somewhere in the middle. I gave him some of my intimacy. One cut …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… new home security systems, company transport to and from work, and counseling through its employee assistance program. For one of the six, however, that wasn’t enough for his peace of mind. The moderator, an Iraqi-born Irish citizen contracted to work for Facebook by staffing firm Cpl Recruitment, spoke to The Guardian about his experience. He fled to Eastern Europe for five months and went into hiding following the investigation, and has now returned to Ireland and filed a legal claim …

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London fire: Smiling faces of missing a stark contrast with anger and grief

June 17, 2017

… leaving all their worldly possessions and the pets behind — and fled their home in one of the blocks below the tower to safety. They’d been evacuated as a precaution. Fire trucks and police had arrived on scene and there were fears the fire could spread to surrounding buildings on the estate. As the hours passed, the crowd watched helplessly as smoke billowed from the building and some of its residents stumbled out. Like so many others there, Spinola wanted to rush forward …

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Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… drivers from pretty much Day One. Firas, a Brooklyn native, didn’t even have to take the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) test to become a driver. Now they all do. One thing they all have in common, though, is that Uber had them watch a two-hour training video, one they could go through at their leisure on their home computer. Zhejun, who is 25 and wants to go back to school to get his masters in economics, tried to describe its contents to me. It’s mostly the TLC rules, but a few …

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

June 14, 2017

Image: clutter Clutter is disrupting its own name. SEE ALSO: This startup wants to be the QVC of your smartphone The two-year-old startup takes the stuff you don’t use out of your home and makes sure you don’t just put it in a disorganized storage unit. Clutter, based in Los Angeles, employs movers and software engineers who work together to build a sophisticated system of packing and storing, where each item is photographed and catalogued on a platform. Clutter announced Tuesday …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… 1986-1994 – Councillor in the London borough of Merton. May 1997 – Elected Conservative MP for Maidenhead. 1999-2001 – Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment. 2001-2002 – Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. 2004-2005 – Shadow Secretary of State for the Family. May 2010-July 2016 – home Secretary. 2012 – Introduces the controversial Data Communications Bill, which would require UK internet service …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

… also increasingly reinforcing private-label buying with Alexa, its digital assistant installed in Amazon’s Echo home device and a handful of other gadgets. Were you to simply ask Alexa to order batteries, for instance, the command would default to the AmazonBasics brand if you’ve ever bought them in the past. Amazon is similarly working the labels into new Dash buttons, its branded single-command remotes that automatically place a set order of a given item when pressed. …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

Chicago (CNN)As it became clear late Thursday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s electoral gambit had fallen flat, and that her Conservatives’ majority in Parliament had been leveled by a resurgent Labour party, progressives in the US climbed on the shoulders of their transatlantic allies and celebrated a result already stoking ambitions at home. Corbyn’s success in confounding the British pundit class and skeptical Labour officials, many of whom openly worried …

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Apple ad pushes environmentalism during NBA Finals

June 10, 2017

… responsibility to deal more cleanly with one another and to preserve and cherish the only home we’ve ever known.” Climate change is never explicitly mentioned. Nor are any of the many other problems the planet’s facing. But the gist is clear, and the broad language actually packs a bigger punch. The ad debuted during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Apple is not exactly the most modest company, and it has a long tradition of grandiose commercials with an air of …

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U.S. internet speeds are improvingbut we’re still slow on mobile

June 8, 2017

Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF Land of the free home of the…buffering… brave. U.S. mobile speeds lag behind those found in other developed countries, according to a new report from internet network Akamai. The good news, however, is that U.S. broadband internet speeds continue to improve, up 22 percent compared to the same time last year. That growth puts the country into the top 10 fastest average speeds at 18.7 megabits per second. Akamai published the findings in its …

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Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation

June 8, 2017

(CNN)British authorities on Wednesday arrested three more people in connection with last week’s London Bridge attack, London’s Metropolitan Police said. Two men were arrested on a street in Ilford and the third was apprehended at an Ilford residence when police searched the home, authorities said. …

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Lyft teams up with another self-driving car partner to bring its first autonomous rides to Boston

June 8, 2017

… started in Singapore in August 2016, beating Uber’s Pittsburgh program to the road by a month. There, nuTonomy teamed with ride-hailing app Grab to connect with the public on a limited basis. The new partnership between Lyft and nuTonomy will aim to put self-driving cars on the streets of nuTonomy’s home city, Boston, where the startup has been conducting road tests since late last year. The pilot program will be the first time Lyft uses self-driving cars for its fares but if the …

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Pinterest raises $150 million as it builds out ads business

June 8, 2017

… pointing your camera towards. Pinterest claims it’s the first time that’s been done. The company’s said to be aiming for $500 million in revenue this yearup from $300 million last year. They also launched their first-ever out-of-home ad campaign on Tuesday with billboards in Times Square and across New York. This story has been updated with information from Pinterest. WATCH: How to make your own fidget spinner More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Link …

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Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 7, 2017

The homePod works hands-free with Siri voice commands and will cost $349 and come out this December in the U.S., UK and Australia.Image: karissa bell/mashable We just got our first look at Apple’s long-awaited Amazon Echo rival. Following months of rumors and speculation about the Siri-powered home speaker, Apple finally confirmed the device, called homePod, during WWDC in San Jose. SEE ALSO: Apple’s next move: Siri needs to move out homePod will cost $349 and come in white or …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

London (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:18 a.m. Australia's foreign minister says three Australians have been injured in the knife attacks at London Bridge and in London's Borough Market. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. Thomas' Hospital and Andrew Morrison had received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Both had been stabbed in the neck. The government is still …

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Does Russia care about the UK election? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… very junior, junior partner of Washington.” In other words, in the eyes of the Kremlin, Britain is irrelevant. Ouch, that hurts. But that is only part of the story. Crucially, a UK vote has already given Russia the result it wanted – last year, when Britain voted to leave the EU. Image caption Is the British leader a man, this man wondered Everyone I spoke to knew a great deal about Britain. “It’s the home of football”, Ilya told me. “Big Ben the …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… get off lightly either, with the first question from the audience on why the British public should trust him to negotiate Brexit. Image copyright Getty Images home Secretary Amber Rudd repeatedly accused Mr Corbyn of having a “magic money tree” during the seven-way debate on Wednesday, and Mrs May carried on the baton, repeating the mantra on a number of occasions. “There isn’t a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people …

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British and Irish Lions: Rugby union’s commercial big cats – BBC News

May 31, 2017

‘Profits’ “The value of the Lions is actually so much greater than what you might see on a tour. It is the fusion of the professional and amateur eras, it embodies all the good qualities of the game,” Charlie McEwen, British and Irish Lions chief operating officer, tells me. “And that means that supporting and growing the presence of rugby union is a very important part of what we do. The Lions is a subsidiary of the four home rugby unions and any profits are …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… each month. Image: ng yi shu/mashable An iPhone on display in the Apple Store Image: ng yi shu/mashable Besides being home to Apple’s products, the store also features the tech giant’s Today at Apple program, with workshops, events and in-store classes occurring with local talent. Apple envisions the store as “modern-day town square,” and expects it to be one of its most popular. The program in Singapore’s Apple Store will focus on photography, film, …

May 28, 2017
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