5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… found that some of the main productivity killers are rooted more in my psyche than in Facebook. The inability to make a quick decision and move on Indecisiveness is procrastination. Its caused by a variety of factors, although fear of failure is typically top of the list. We get anxious about making the wrong decision and so, we do whatever we can to avoid having to commit to a decision. We hold strings of meetings without coming to any kind of actionable conclusion. We research, and then …

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Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

June 21, 2017

… “meaningful changes to the driving experience.” This news is big because Uber was famously anti-tipping. CEO Travis Kalanickcurrently on a leave of absencesaid he wanted to keep the app simple. In a blog post in April 2016, Uber called earnings through tips a kind of “uncertainty” for drivers. Uber riders could always technically tip their drivers in cash, but they weren’t encouraged or prompted to do so. Uber has also told riders that there’s “no …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… you sold those for ETH right away, you’d have roughly 15 ETH, which today would be worth $5,250. This scenario, while theoretical, isn’t uncommon; in fact, with the growth Ethereum has experienced in the last year, gains such as these were easy to achieve. Sounds crazy? A little bit like building a Jenga tower? That’s because it is. There are currently few people who think this kind of growth is sustainable; and many point out that some sort of correction is necessary. …

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The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 16, 2017

… are conservative estimates,” Stark said. But Stark approves of how the methodology equally weighed the eight indicators of a childhood’s end in order to determine the global rankings. “Some might say ‘if a child dies, that’s the end of childhood in a very different kind of way, and so we’re going to give that more weight in the index,’ ” she said. “But Save the Children actually chose to give equal weight, which I personally quite like, …

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

June 16, 2017

… started driving a year ago, when he would quickly hop from one fare to another. Now, he told me as he turned onto 18th Street, the wait is 5-to-10 minutes in between each ride. He has no idea who Kalanick is, but has an inkling of the shakeup. “I just know a lot of people, the high-class management, left Uber,” he told me. Zhejun added that the company has never sent out any kind of email or memo about what they’re up to. Uber appears to have maintained its distance from …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… before he entered the primary in 2015. “It’s what I’m hoping will happen here in America. Corbyn is the kind of guy that got people excited and activated.” Not everyone is as excited Even as the grassroots buzzed, more experienced organizers sounded a cautious note. Corbyn is not going to become the next prime minister, at least according to the current math. Democratic leaders, meanwhile, are unlikely to cede much power to the insurgent American left, instead viewing …

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

June 5, 2017

… and others in a local park "about religion, Mohammed, this kind of stuff." He says his wife reported the neighbor's behavior to police, but nothing came of it. Palomba says he later became friendly with the man and never suspected he could be planning attacks. ___ 6:30 p.m. Social media giants Google and Twitter are responding to British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement that internet companies are complicit in terror attacks by giving extremist views "the safe …

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A comprehensive look at the antics of national court jester Sean Spicer

June 5, 2017

… unpredictable trove of inadvertently humorous-yet-depressing antics. He has already inspired legendary SNL sketches and alternate credits of HBO’s comedy Veep with his bizarre behavior, all of which we will reminisce upon here, in one beautiful archive a comprehensive timeline of all the Spicer insanity. SEE ALSO: Sean Spicer’s standard reply gets a phenomenal ‘Muppets’ remix Unlike many political figures, Spicer’s antics are the kind that make you alternate …

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These googly eyes are bringing broken streets objects to life

June 2, 2017

… to go on a specific ‘eybombing hunt’ around Sofia. The little creatures just kind of pop out all around me.” “I may be rusty, but I’m still beautiful.” Image: eyebombing bulgaria Krastev was inspired by the two Danish masters of the street art initiative, who describe it as an “effort to define and refine a largely neglected and overlooked” part of everyday life the urban aesthetic. And their methodology is simple create weirdly gleeful …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… Not everybody has the ability to personalize an issue of a known publication. It completely differentiated him. 6. They take risks. Some of the biggest opportunities often come as a result of the biggest risks. For example, a friend of mine flew across the country to GE’s office and waited six hours outside the office just to potentially get his foot in the door for a meeting. That kind of risk took guts, especially because the outcome wasn’tguaranteed to be successful. But he ended …

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… who led anti-corruption protests in March, which were attended by many high school and college students. (Shortly after, Navalny was attacked with chemicals that severely damaged vision in his right eye.) Recently, Navalny had uncovered evidence that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had purchased yachts and real estate with money “donated” to fake charities by Russian oligarchs. It’s the kind of corruption we’ve come to expect from the Kremlin (see the New …

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to scare us all on Twitter again

May 29, 2017

… Twitter, who is so deeply tired of the President, did what they could to roast him. Mostly, they just felt kind of sad. Trump’s tweets today… 4 About Fake News1 Congratulating a man who assaulted a reporter1 About Europe trip 0 Denouncing Portland attack Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 28, 2017 Never forget; your President literally called reporters using fake names to spin about his sex life. Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 28, 2017 Scarier still were tweets from New …

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The Unfortunate Consequences Of Correcting History

May 29, 2017

… states are doing to Confederate imagery today. They basically have the same, respectable premise: these flags and signs and slogans and statues and sayings are emblematic of a hate-filled culture that killed a whole bunch of people so if we take them out of clear view of public, wayward neer-do-wells in our age wont get inspired to wreak the same kind of havoc. The problem, of course, is that at the same time these folks are desperately, direly trying to do away with public recognition of the …

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Sprig is closing, showing just how hard it is to be a farm-to-doorstep food startup

… challenge,” wrote Sprig CEO Gagan Biyani in an email sent to customers. Biyani also warned the press against drawing too straight a line between Sprig’s failure and the broader food space. “To the press and public: No question, Im sad that the Sprig model did not work out but the food delivery space on the whole is growing,” he wrote. The “food delivery space” might be growing, but it hasn’t been kind to companies like Sprig, which tried to own the …

May 27, 2017
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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… in her own solo film. This is an important milestone for the entertainment industry, and from looking at what fans are saying online, theyre more than ready. With so much buzz building for the release of the film, its clear that the time is right to tell a different kind of superhero story. From getting teen girls excited about coding and highlighting creative fan art to giveaways and new content every week on Wonder Wednesdays, heres how everyones favorite Amazonian princess is inspiring …

May 26, 2017
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All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

… nuclear nightmares. I mean a literal atomic bomb. SEE ALSO: ‘Star Wars’ Producer Blasts ‘Star Wars’ Myths At precisely 8:59:59am local time on May 25 1977, the U.S. detonated a 150-kiloton nuclear device codenamed Crewline in the middle of Nevada. It was buried in a shaft half a klick below ground between Table Mountain and Morey Peak, a valley as desolate as the desert of Tatooine. This was, of course, just the kind of thing superpowers did in those days, irradiated …

May 26, 2017
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How To Plan Ahead So You Avoid The Burnout After Memorial Day Weekend

… place youll want to be is in a cubicle under bleak, fluorescent lights. Since you kind of to be there (adulting is the worst, I know), seize any opportunity you can to take a strolloutside. A little vitamin D will do you good, and it will give you something to look forward to in the first half of your day. Go forth, my child, and conquer those back-to-work blues like a f*cking boss. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products1-Click Video Site Builder Resellers License – 25 COPIES …

May 25, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… didn’t pay $15 million for video software. He and his team built it themselves. That’s pretty much the way it works in the porn business. Part of it, O’Connell says, is that with all that free porn available across the `net, industry margins are much too thin for that kind of spending. But even if a company did pay $15 million for that kind of tech, it isn’t likely to pay a mainstream startup a la Pied Piper. The Silicon Valley bit about the industry driving the adoption …

May 23, 2017
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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

May 19, 2017
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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

… car technology). “We care deeply about our passenger experience and this was a first of a kind partnership together. We both share a desire to really create these wow experiences and memorable experiences and really reward passengers for their travel,” said David Baga, Lyft’s chief business officer. Delta offers another SkyMiles rewards program with Airbnb, the home and apartment rental service, but this is it’s first and only ride-hailing partnership. Lyft has worked …

May 18, 2017
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Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

… the future. Image caption Prof Kathy Willis inside the arid zone at Kew Lara Jewitt, nurseries manager at Kew, said some of the plants kept in the nurseries at Kew are the last of their kind in the world. “We have about 10,000 species here, 29% of which are natural source – so that means they’ve been collected from the wild,” she said. “That makes them much more important for conservation, for scientific research, for restoration. This is a living scientific …

May 18, 2017
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Ransomware attacks on hospitals could eventually kill someone

… way to prevent this kind of attack. “Everybody thinks, ‘oh if something bad happens we’ll just fix it,’” Corman said, but that’s not the case here. Blocking future ransomware attacks will require cybersecurity personnel, new computers, and better network security. Systemwide security revolution isn’t something that can be fixed in a matter of days, weeks, or even months. But until hospitals have vastly greater cybersecurity, these attacks will continue to make …

May 15, 2017
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