5 things that are killing your productivity

June 22, 2017

… those commitments and priorities that matter most. Looking for perfection It has taken me years to understand just how unproductive the quest for perfection is. Projects start bogging down while you get hung up on every small detail. Meanwhile, the competition runs circles around you and the market moves on. I try to set my sights on finishing things, rather than perfecting them. Releasing something to the world thats 80 to 90% there is far better than just sitting on something until its 100% …

Read More >>

Wall Street Journal Fires Reporter Jay Solomon For Alleged Spy Plane Deal

June 22, 2017

The Wall Street Journal has fired longtime foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon for what it said was a violation of his ethical obligations as a reporter. AP said it could not confirm whether Solomon received money from Farhad Azima, the businessman, or accepted a stake in his company, Denx LLC. Denx ceased operations last year, according to AP. Solomon denied any business venture with Azima. I clearly made mistakes in my reporting and entered into a world I didnt understand, he told …

Read More >>

Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

(CNN)When one man was killed and 10 people were injured in north London after a van plowed into Muslim worshipers early Monday morning, the majority of the world mourned. Stories of heroes surfaced. And calls for solidarity rang from communities of all stripes. Meanwhile pro-ISIS social media accounts pointed to the attack as a reason why Muslims need to rise up and attack. Warrior heroes and villains The trend is not new, but rather heightened due to the current geopolitical …

Read More >>

5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

June 22, 2017

… it’s a reflection on the loneliness of a man who’s responsible for the reprehensible immorality of his own empire or that we’re all now more likely to be turned to dust in nuclear annihilation, this one’s on point. WATCH: The world’s longest pizza is over a mile long More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Magic Web Based Player Set Your Videos In Beautiful High Definition Surroundings And Engage With Your Viewers With Our Advanced Features! …

Read More >>

Period subscription services can get around the tampon tax (sort of)

June 21, 2017

… of the best known tampon subscription services, has advocated for the end of the tampon tax, too. Anyway, get tampons delivered to your door every monthand see if an ethical tampon company will make up for your state’s biased taxes. WATCH: The world’s longest pizza is over a mile long More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSellosity Labs Sellosity Labs is the perfect compliment to the Sellosity Smart Commerce Platform that allows people to build a real business, …

Read More >>

Asgardia: the world’s first space nation

June 20, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)Coming soon: a nation in space for humans. Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli announced his plans to form the world’s first independent nation that operates in outer space in October 2016. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to be citizens. …

Read More >>

A baby born at 35,000 feet gets free airline travel for life

June 20, 2017

Baby on board.Image: David Pearson/REX/Shutterstock An Indian airline has given its youngest customer the ultimate birthday present. Jet Airways on Sunday said it awarded a free lifetime travel pass to a baby boy born during a flight from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to Kochi in southwest India. SEE ALSO: Airline to charge you a $30 fee to bring your baby onboard The boy is the first baby to be born in-flight for Jet Airways, a spokesperson confirmed by email. Pilots diverted flight 9W 569 to Mumbai …

Read More >>

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

June 19, 2017

… that’s pretty much all you have in terms of regulations. Guarantees that you won’t lose your ETH are feeble, and even the name of a known figure from the cryptocurrency world, like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, doesn’t mean much as recently explained by the man himself. 1. This is me socially precommitting that I will not be an advisor for future ICO projects. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 5. Most existing projects that listed me as an advisor …

Read More >>

Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

The world of online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild West and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s ad blocker save the online ad industry …

Read More >>

A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… its massive platform safe and free from the worst the world has to offer, especially in light of a leak of internal documents outlining Facebook’s content moderation policies last month. The task falls to the moderators, who are forced to sift through the worst of the muck to keep everyone else’s internet experience (relatively) pleasant. Facebook says it offers psychological support and wellness resources, and pledges to do more in the future but, in the case of the Iraqi-born Irish …

Read More >>

German court issues injunction to Google over the ‘right to be forgotten’

June 17, 2017

Google is in hot water in Germany.Image: filip SINGER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A German court doesn’t believe Google knows what it means to be “forgotten.” The Higher Regional Court of Munich recently yelled at Google via legal injunction, The Next Web reports, telling the company it’s not doing enough to comply with the European Union’s “right to be forgotten.” SEE ALSO: New York Times is using Googles AI to expand online comments That right which dates …

Read More >>

Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… were here without authorization. In 2001, their stories inspired legislation called the Dream Act, which would give them a path to becoming citizens. They fought for passage of the bill for years, with more and more of them deciding to tell the world they were undocumented, holding protests in their college caps and gowns, or talking to the media about their dreams of joining the military. This came close to working. The Dream Act passed the House in 2010. But it failed in the Senate. …

Read More >>

‘Bad boy’ artist Caravaggio goes on display in Scotland – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Image copyright The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Image caption Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ (1602) is on loan from the Jesuit community in Dublin One of the paintings in the exhibition, The Taking of Christ (1602), is from the National Gallery of Ireland, where it is on indefinite loan from the Jesuit Community in Dublin. It was rediscovered in 1990 in a Jesuits’ residence in the Irish capital. Aidan Weston-Lewis, the curator of exhibition at the Scottish …

Read More >>

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

June 16, 2017

… being treated properly and not getting proper pay Temba clearly had the gist of it, but like other drivers I spoke to, these issues were but a distant rumble in the world of Uber’s empire and its drivers. For most of them, the focus is on the work, the good and bad of it. Each of them told me that business isn’t as good as it was a year ago, but it had nothing to do with Uber executive departures and everything to do with too many drivers. Zhejun, who came to the U.S. from China, …

Read More >>

Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

Read More >>

Grab joins Uber in making plans to offer helicopter rides in congested cities

June 15, 2017

… but eventually go down to $20. WATCH: Singapore is the first country in the world to unleash self-driving taxis. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSocial Traffic Jacker FE 37 100% Automated targeted social media traffic jacking.WPTM Epic Bundle 3 Plugins – Single Site Prosociate 4 Plus Ebay – Unlimited Personal The ultimate Amazon Affiliate Plugin for WordPress just got better. Now with Automatic Campaign Subscriptions, full shopping cart experience, and more. Check us …

Read More >>

Blue plaques: Who did you nominate for an award? – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… world records in drumming and Tamboo Bamboo, while the indie band The Courteeners will visit Manchester Royal Infirmary to explore the impact of music therapy on patients. BBC Radio 3 will broadcast five dramatic monologues by new writers about the power of classical music, performed by actors including Liam Neeson and Julie Hesmondhalgh. And The Charlatans will play an exclusive concert for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC 6 Music. BBC Music Day 2017 – BBC BBC Music homepage BBC Music …

Read More >>

Britain’s Got Talent comedian Daliso Chaponda lands own Radio 4 show – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Daliso has previously co-created and starred in Radio 4’s drama When the Laughter Stops in 2014 and he also appeared on The Now Show earlier this year. The comedian has lived all over the world with his refugee-turned-diplomat father, and now frequently performs in both Africa and the UK. Last month, he finished in third place in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, behind pianist Tokio Myers and eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson. Sioned Wiliam, commissioning editor for comedy …

Read More >>

Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

Image: bloomberg/getty images Emil Michael, an executive known to be very close with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is out at the ride-hailing company, the New York Times reported. Uber confirmed the departure to Mashable and had no additional comment. You probably didn’t know his name, but Michael was one of the most powerful people at the ride-hailing service used by millions around the world. he was the close confidant of CEO Travis Kalanick and served as the senior vice president of …

Read More >>

The snacks boss with an appetite for success – BBC News

June 12, 2017

… “Creamy Range Kern Pops”, which is popcorn with a “creamy, zesty kick”, and chocolate pecan pie. More The Boss features, which every week profile a different business leader from around the world: Taking his own path: The world’s leading maze designer Fancy a four flowers or ginger fried pork pizza? The boss who lives as a medieval knight The bad news that inspired a woman’s sparkling success Within three months of its US launch, Anthony says Graze had …

Read More >>

British pundit who got the UK election wrong eats his own Brexit book on live TV

June 12, 2017

Yum.Image: skynews Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Matthew Goodwin, a professor of political science in the United Kingdom, tweeted last month that he didn’t believe the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn would poll above 38 percent in the U.K. general election. If they did, he said, he would “happily eat [his] new Brexit book.” This man just ate (some of) his book live on Sky News after making an incorrect #GE2017 prediction @GoodwinMJ …

Read More >>

GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

… ever. Image: raymond wong/mashable Those who know Woodman will tell you he’s one of the most candid tech CEO’s you’ll ever meet. More bro than suit, Woodman is, honestly, an adult kid. I mean, the dude was cool with goofing off with Instagram Stories’ puppy face lens, and he started our bike convo with “Did you blow minds?” referring to the world’s first public hands-on of the upcoming GoPro Fusion 360-degree consumer camera I did on Facebook Live …

Read More >>

Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Members are elected for four-year terms by a joint session of both houses of parliament, although in practice changes in membership are rare, making the Federal Council one of the world’s most stable governments. Each year a different member of the council fills the largely ceremonial post of federal president on a rotating basis. However, the office does not confer the status of head of state, which is held jointly by all the councillors. In the UK the House of Commons is the …

Read More >>

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

June 11, 2017

… intelligence Consumers are willing to buy private label apparel brands online, particularly from the brands that they are familiar with in the offline world. Ken Cassar, principal analyst at Slice Intelligence, said. Amazons new private label brands will need time to develop that familiarity.” To that end, Werle expects the fashion slate to have a big showing next month in the marketing for Amazon’s annual discount holiday, Prime Day. The massive ramp-up of Amazon’s …

Read More >>

Boobs and Brass: The female band raising cash for breast cancer – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… started, the name Boobs and Brass “shook a few people” – and some people still find it distasteful, Mrs Betts says. She tells any critics about the work they do and assures them they are “not just a load of silly girls dressing up and flashing our boobs”. But they have provided a refreshing change in the brass band world, which has traditionally been overwhelmingly male. Mrs Betts was the first woman to be allowed to play in her local brass band in 1969. “It …

Read More >>

Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… Corbyn’s historic campaign,” she wrote. “Changing course and embracing the new, youth-driven left politics would mean alienating the big money interests that keep them afloat personally — and also admitting that all their basic assumptions about the world might be wrong.” Clearly, as the one-year anniversary of the last Democratic primary contest nears, this latest clash among competing factions on the left and center-left — hardly a recent or American …

Read More >>