• Rich people make a daily choice that everyone else avoids

    Rich people make a daily choice that everyone...

    Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    While the formula for getting rich is surprisingly simple , it's far from easy. The wealthiest, most successful people have remarkable work ethic and tend to put in more hours, continually step outside of their comfort zone , and are willing to wake up well before the sun . They also make a daily choice that most people avoid at all costs: Rich people don't follow the herd.

  • Did we just hit peak Apple?

    Did we just hit peak Apple?

    Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Apple posted its worst quarterly financial results in more than a decade on Tuesday. Sales of iPhones, iPads, and Macs all fell by double digits, leading to a 13 percent drop in total revenue. The markets have reacted harshly, with the company's stock losing more than 7 percent of its value in after-hours trading. Apple is still an enormously profitable company — it pulled in more than $10 billion in net income last quarter. But the latest figures represent the end of an era in which CEO Tim Cook — and before him Steve Jobs — could seemingly do no wrong. However, the disappointing results don't necessarily mean that Cook has made any major management blunders. The issue is simply that the iPhone has been one of the most successful consumer products in world history. It's an almost impossible act to follow.

  • 16 unprofessional email habits that make everyone hate you

    16 unprofessional email habits that make...

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    With the onslaught of emails we receive every day, it's hard to imagine how anyone could keep up professional email habits at all times. To make this task a little less daunting, we asked experts to highlight some of the least professional behaviors you could demonstrate when sending an email. While mastering the art of good email etiquette doesn't mean sending out beautifully crafted prose each time — that would take forever — if you can avoid these bad habits, you'll be off to a great start.

  • The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    A convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more economic efficiency — than the driverless truck. Shipping a full truckload from L.A. to New York costs around $4,500 today, with labor representing 75 percent of that cost. But those labor savings aren’t the only gains to be had from the adoption of driverless trucks. Where drivers are restricted by law from driving more than 11 hours per day without taking an 8-hour break, a driverless truck can drive nearly 24 hours per day. That means the technology would effectively double the output of the U.S. transportation network at 25 percent of the cost.

  • Apple is about to report its worst quarter in over a decade due to sinking iPhone sales

    Apple is about to report its worst quarter in...

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Apple is about to announce that it had its worst quarter in 13 years. On Tuesday afternoon, Apple is expected to say that its sales and profit both fell last quarter -- a rarity for a company that has been growing at a rapid pace, even as it has become the largest technology company on the planet. The last time Apple's sales fell year over year was the first quarter of 2003. At that time, the PowerMac was still the company's bestseller. Apple had sold a grand total of 611,000 iPods to that point. And Apple hadn't yet launched the iTunes Music Store.

  • Saudi Arabia just announced its plan to diversify away from oil

    Saudi Arabia just announced its plan to...

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    RIYADH — Saudi Arabia's cabinet has agreed to implement a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030, which is expected to involve sweeping change to diversify the country's economy beyond dependence on oil exports, state media reported on Monday. "We hope citizens will work together to achieve Saudi Vision 2030," King Salman said in a brief statement carried by state television. Details of the plan were expected to be announced later on Monday.

  • Cheerios Tweet saluting Prince angers grieving fans

    Cheerios Tweet saluting Prince angers grieving...

    Published: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    When a big story breaks, sometimes food brands are a little too eager to join the national conversation, leading to hastily published social media posts. Cheerios, which is owned by Minneapolis-based General Mills, decided to Tweet a simple salute to Prince Rogers Nelson after the superstar rocker’s passing last Thursday. “Rest in peace,” Cheerios Tweeted with a simple purple background and the hashtag #prince.

  • KFC launches inquiry after BBC probe finds faecal bacteria in ice

    KFC launches inquiry after BBC probe finds...

    Published: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    KFC have launched an 'immediate' inquiry after ice from the fast food chain was found to have bacteria from faeces on it. The discovery was made at a KFC branch in Martineau Place, Birmingham by researchers from BBC One’s Rip Off Britain. Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada, who examined the results at Leeds Beckett University, told the programme: "We found high levels of bacteria in the ice.

  • London’s first nude restaurant has a waiting list 16,000 names long

    London’s first nude restaurant has a waiting...

    Published: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    If there’s one person qualified to tout the benefits of dining in the nude, it’s Seb Lyall. The London restaurateur, known for opening some of the city’s most innovative dining concepts, eats his breakfast bare-bottomed each morning — assuming he’s not cooking with hot oil. “It’s liberating,” he told The Washington Post. “It’s fun and sometimes the neighbors watch — fine, whatever.

  • Broadband Data Caps Pressure ‘Cord Cutters’

    Broadband Data Caps Pressure ‘Cord Cutters’

    Published: Mon, Apr 25, 2016

    Rodger Rice spends several hours a day—10 hours some days off—streaming movies and television shows from Amazon.com and Netflix over the Internet. But at a point each month the 51-year-old, who lives in a downtown Memphis apartment, gets a text message from Comcast Corp. saying he is approaching his data limit. He then turns to cable TV, where he has recorded shows such as “NCIS” and “The Good Wife” to keep him entertained until the calendar brings a new allotment of data. “I wouldn’t have regular TV if not for the data cap,” he says. “Comcast has got me by the throat.”




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