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‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

It’s common wisdom. Near gospel really, and not just among young people and founders. Across generational lines, sentiments like those from Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement at Stanford have been engraved into our collective consciousness:   “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep […]

How four innovators use nature as inspiration (Promoted by Chevrolet Volt)

How four innovators use nature as inspiration (Promoted by Chevrolet Volt)

When the Earth is the focal point of your work, it’s inevitable that the subtle details and nuances of the planet will make their way into your research and influence the direction of the outcome.     Nature influences science in myriad different ways, from a plant’s barb leading to the creation of Velcro, to a […]

Critical LastPass security hole would allow hackers to steal your passwords

Critical LastPass security hole would allow hackers to steal your passwords

LastPass, an online service that keeps your passwords safe behind one master code, isn’t nearly as secure as it should be right now.  According to Google’s vulnerability researcher Tavis Ormandy, there’s at least one unpatched vulnerability in LastPass that would allows attackers to steal passwords “from any domain.”  SEE ALSO: Change this security setting on […]

Instagram had a crazy 2016. With 1 million advertisers, here's what's up in 2017.

Instagram had a crazy 2016. With 1 million advertisers, here's what's up in 2017.

2016 was the “defining year for Instagram,” says James Quarles, Instagram’s VP of Business.  The Facebook-owned app got a new interface (black and white), a new logo (bright colors) and a new product that sounds and looks quite a bit like Snapchat Stories. To sound like a TV ad (or an Instagram spokesperson), that’s not […]

Chuck Barris, creator of 'Gong Show,' dies at 87

Chuck Barris, creator of 'Gong Show,' dies at 87

Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and that infamous factory of cheese, The Gong Show, has died. He was 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris’ family. […]

Google Maps adds location sharing so you can keep track of late friends

Google Maps adds location sharing so you can keep track of late friends

As a chronically late person, one of my worst habits is telling people I’m late to meet that I’m “just around the corner” when in reality I’m not even close (five blocks counts, right?)  But those days could soon be behind me. Google just unveiled a new location sharing feature that allows friends to share […]

A shop in Wales is selling chocolate orange and lettuce sandwiches for a very nice reason

A shop in Wales is selling chocolate orange and lettuce sandwiches for a very nice reason

Wales is famed for many fine culinary delights, like Welsh cakes, Welsh rarebit and Bara brith. But, Wales could be about to add another gastronomic gem to its list of national dishes — a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and lettuce baguette. SEE ALSO: Butterbeer ice cream now exists in the muggle world and we are grateful […]

#DeleteUber campaign inspired 500,000 to delete accounts in one week: NYTimes

#DeleteUber campaign inspired 500,000 to delete accounts in one week: NYTimes

Uber executives, on a phone call with reporters Tuesday, seemed to imply that the social media campaign #DeleteUber had not affected their business’s bottomline.  The New York Times then reported, via three anonymous sources with access to the internal metrics, that about 500,000 people had requested to delete their accounts in the week following the […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a top-notch productivity tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a top-notch productivity tablet

Remember when tablets were just about content consumption and fun? Now being a portal to digital good times isn’t enough. People are doing real work on these devices. It’s mostly Apple’s fault. The company started a revolution 7 years ago, with the first iPad and, when the market saturated and sales declined, it pivoted to […]

Women's mansplaining experiences will make you want to throw things

Women's mansplaining experiences will make you want to throw things

Mansplaining is the worst. Even in 2017, men are still “explaining” things to women in a condescending and patronising manner. Not cool.  SEE ALSO: Government report finds that employers routinely use illegal, sexist dress codes Host of the “Another Round” podcast at Buzzfeed, Tracey Clayton, asked women to share their everyday experiences of mansplaining and […]

This marathon was about meeting more than just milestones

This marathon was about meeting more than just milestones

Do you have any goals that seem difficult to achieve? For many of us the idea of running a marathon is a daunting one, but it’s still on the goals list for a lot of people. Goals go much beyond our ability to cross a marathon finish line. We’re not all cut out to run […]

40 people watched an alleged sexual assault video live on Facebook, no one did anything

40 people watched an alleged sexual assault video live on Facebook, no one did anything

Chicago police are looking for up to six men who reportedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old and live-streamed the attack on Facebook.  40 people watched the live video and not one reported it to police, authorities told The Associated Press.  SEE ALSO: A Facebook Live video of torture stayed up for 30 minutes. Why? Police only […]

Japan moves closer to acceptance, with another city recognising same-sex couples

Japan moves closer to acceptance, with another city recognising same-sex couples

Sapporo, the biggest city in Hokkaido, northern Japan, has announced it will officially recognise same-sex partnerships from June this year, according to the Japan Times. This makes it the largest city in Japan to do so, after the smaller districts of Shibuya and Setagaya in Tokyo legally recognised same-sex couples in 2015. SEE ALSO: Japan […]