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How Meditation Transformed This Entrepreneur's Approach To Work And Life

March 16th, 2016  |  Source: HuffPo

Louis Gagnon journeyed to India to share the power of mindful leadership

Louis Gagnon, president of the carpooling start-up ride.com and former executive at the audio content company Audible Inc., is eschewing the usual tech and entrepreneurship conference circuit for a rather unconventional sort of speaking engagement. 


The strange history of opiates in America: from morphine for kids to heroin for soldiers

March 15th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

America’s burgeoning opiate problem is a tragedy, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise: it stretches back to the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620.


Facebook, Google and WhatsApp plan to increase encryption of user data

March 14th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

Spurred on by Apple’s battles against the FBI, some of tech’s biggest names are to expand encryption of user data in their services, the Guardian reveals.

Silicon Valley’s leading companies – including Facebook, Google and Snapchat – are working on their own increased privacy technology as Apple fights the US government over encryption, the Guardian has learned.

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Twelve million Americans take out payday loans each year, spending more than $7 billion on loan fees

March 12th, 2016  |  Source: PewTrusts.org

Most borrowers pay more in fees than they originally received in credit

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Obama and Trudeau's Methane Pledge Takes Aim at the Right Target

March 11th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The oil and gas industry is the United States' biggest emitter of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.


Reality TV Linked to Heightened Narcissism

March 9th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

New research finds a link between higher levels of narcissism and a preference for certain television genres, including sports.

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What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

March 8th, 2016  |  Source: Techcrunch.com

This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half of that on social media. Compare that digital media spend to the $22.25 million spent in 2008, and you’ll see a 5,000 percent increase.

But forget ad spend for a second. Think about where voters now get their news – or the food of their outrage.


Which Police Strategies Work?

March 7th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A new report examines data from more than 1,400 studies of programs such as broken windows policing, gun buybacks, therapy, and other attempts to curtail death and violence in American cities.


The Robots Are Coming … to Take Your Job

March 4th, 2016  |  Source: Knowledge@Wharton

Today, robots are increasingly handling many jobs in manufacturing that were done by human hands not more than 20 years ago. This sea change has affected a variety of industries, and it’s one reason why the jobs recovery of the past few years hasn’t included as many manufacturing jobs. Those jobs weren’t just destroyed — they were lost to smart machines.

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The New Wave of Entrepreneurship

March 2nd, 2016  |  Source: Toptal.com

There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives will be the next wave of in-demand startup CEOs.




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