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    1. Apple To Challenge Court's Decryption Order As "Unreasonably Burdensome"

      Apple To Challenge Court's Decryption Order As "Unreasonably Burdensome"

      Apple has confirmed to Fast Company that it will soon challenge a court order to help decrypt the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The application will state that Apple considers the FBI's request to be "unreasonably burdensome." The District Court of the Central District of California late Tuesday ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock and decrypt data on the iPhone 5C owned by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of two people who opened fire on a government office in San Bernardino, California, on December 2, killing 14 and seriously injuring 22. Farook and his wife, Tashfeen ...

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    2. The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know | Fast Company

      The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know | Fast Company

      When Ray Anderson, former CEO of the carpet company Interface, realized that his company needed to lead the charge on sustainability, he didn’t just plan an initiative and put it into action. He told a story. Anderson explained to employees that they'd need to climb a mountain "taller than Everest." That may sound dramatic or even trite, but it tapped into something that's been with humans before we invented written language: our passion for hearing stories about heroic quests.

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    3. The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know

      The Ancient Storytelling Secret That Every Leader Needs To Know

      When Ray Anderson, former CEO of the carpet company Interface, realized that his company needed to lead the charge on sustainability, he didn’t just plan an initiative and put it into action. He told a story. Anderson explained to employees that they'd need to climb a mountain "taller than Everest." That may sound dramatic or even trite, but it tapped into something that's been with humans before we invented written language: our passion for hearing stories about heroic quests.

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    4. BuzzFeed's Audience Spends Over 100 Million Monthly Hours On BuzzFeed

      BuzzFeed's Audience Spends Over 100 Million Monthly Hours On BuzzFeed

      Back in October, BuzzFeed reported that it had crossed five billion monthly content views—a number that encompassed not just BuzzFeed's site and apps, but also the swaths of content it publishes directly to social platforms like Snapchat and Facebook. This inevitably led to questions about how to measure a "content view" and what that means compared to more traditional web audience measurements, such as page views and unique visitors.

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    5. 5 Ways To Eliminate The Stay-At-Home Mom Gap

      5 Ways To Eliminate The Stay-At-Home Mom Gap

      With your babies out of diapers and the kids now in school, stay-at-home moms may find it’s time to return to the paid workforce. Dusting off your resume, you see the glaring gap between your last professional endeavour and the years you’ve spent raising kids. Lynda Spiegel, HR professional and founder of Rising Star Resumes, a career coaching and resume service, says the employment gap is the biggest barrier to moms seeking to re-enter the workforce.

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    6. It's Not Just Kanye: Musicians Are Using Twitter Polls To Query Fans

      It's Not Just Kanye: Musicians Are Using Twitter Polls To Query Fans

      When Twitter launched its new polling feature last year, the company probably wasn't expecting this: A tweet from Kanye West asking if a certain mocked-up image should be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Despite West's obvious lack of editorial authority over such things, the poll garnered over 109,000 votes. Just a few days earlier, his wife Kim Kardashian practically set Twitter on fire with a poll asking whether Kanye's next album should be titled "SWISH", "WAVES" or "SO HELP ME GOD.

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    7. The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next thing I knew . . . it was noon. Where did the day go? And, more importantly, why didn’t I get anything substantive done? Sure, I cleared out my inbox, but I didn’t tackle a thing on my to-do list. After my lackluster morning, I decided to do some research and really figure out the right way to spend the first hour of my workday.

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    8. The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next thing I knew . . . it was noon. Where did the day go? And, more importantly, why didn’t I get anything substantive done? Sure, I cleared out my inbox, but I didn’t tackle a thing on my to-do list. After my lackluster morning, I decided to do some research and really figure out the right way to spend the first hour of my workday.

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      Mentions: Huffington Post
    9. The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next thing I knew . . . it was noon. Where did the day go? And, more importantly, why didn’t I get anything substantive done? Sure, I cleared out my inbox, but I didn’t tackle a thing on my to-do list. After my lackluster morning, I decided to do some research and really figure out the right way to spend the first hour of my workday.

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      Mentions: Huffington Post
    10. The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      The First Four Things You Should Do Every Workday

      I recently got to work an hour early. I had one goal in mind: world-domination, early-morning productivity. I made coffee, opened my email inbox, and the next thing I knew . . . it was noon. Where did the day go? And, more importantly, why didn’t I get anything substantive done? Sure, I cleared out my inbox, but I didn’t tackle a thing on my to-do list. After my lackluster morning, I decided to do some research and really figure out the right way to spend the first hour of my workday.

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      Mentions: Huffington Post
    11. Support Swells For Apple’s Opposition To iPhone Unlocking Court Order

      Support Swells For Apple’s Opposition To iPhone Unlocking Court Order

      When Apple CEO Tim Cook openly opposed a federal court order for Apple to help the FBI access the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, it was more than just a public explanation of the company's stance. Cook's open letter represented a defining moment in what will become a very public, global debate about the right to electronic privacy versus the needs of law enforcement and national security officials.

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    12. BuzzFeed's Global Domination Plan: The Techniker Has Been Informed

      BuzzFeed's Global Domination Plan: The Techniker Has Been Informed

      "Don't let anybody ever talk to you about global advertising," says Greg Coleman, BuzzFeed's president and the person responsible for its advertising business. "Because it's there, but it's very limited. " Global advertising, for a media brand, is a tough nut to crack: It requires massive global reach and the ability to attract the limited number of brands that want to advertise their wares all across the world.

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      Mentions: India Yahoo Australia
    13. How Posting A Daily Drawing To Instagram Changed This Founder's Life

      How Posting A Daily Drawing To Instagram Changed This Founder's Life

      On June 15, 2014, the day his creative life would begin to change, Adam Padilla sat in the living room of his Manhattan apartment, alone and hungry. His wife, Willow, had gone to a cousin’s roller-skating party on Long Island. Padilla awaited a Seamless order from Noodles 28, his favorite Chinese place. And across the room, on a shelf, sat an empty green notebook he had recently bought. He felt the green notebook’s presence. Its disapproval.

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    14. This Dual-Heeled Shoe Aims To Make Stilettos As Comfortable As Sneakers | Fast Company

      This Dual-Heeled Shoe Aims To Make Stilettos As Comfortable As Sneakers | Fast Company

      In 2009, aspiring sneaker designer Christopher Dixon got to peek into Serena Williams’s closet and check out her personal shoe collection. "She was like, ‘Those hurt my feet, but I love them. And those hurt my feet, too,’" Dixon recalls. The tennis superstar was a cousin of Dixon’s best friend and had hired him to help with a clothing line. "She hired me and showed me the world of fashion," Dixon says.

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      Mentions: Italy Nike
    15. How U.S. Employee Benefits Compare To Europe

      How U.S. Employee Benefits Compare To Europe

      The U.S. isn’t very competitive with other countries when it comes to taking care of its workers, according to a new report from Glassdoor. Conducted in cooperation with London-based Llewellyn Consulting, the report "Which Countries in Europe Offer Fairest Paid Leave and Unemployment Benefits? " shows a sharp divide between American workplace benefits and those offered in 14 European countries.

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    16. How Startups In Hypergrowth Mode Can Tackle Diversity Before It's A Problem

      How Startups In Hypergrowth Mode Can Tackle Diversity Before It's A Problem

      With the spotlight on diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and beyond, there is a wealth of companies casting about for strategies that will ensure their employees reflect a mix of gender, race, age, and educational backgrounds. For established players such as Intel, it’s taken a $300 million investment, not only to recruit, hire, and retain staff at the 107,000+ person juggernaut, but a variety of other measures to diversify.

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      Mentions: NFL Intel
    17. Shonda Rhimes: "Playing With My Children Likely Saved My Career"

      Shonda Rhimes: "Playing With My Children Likely Saved My Career"

      In a new TED talk, Shonda Rhimes admits what many parents won't: She doesn’t like to play. As the creator behind some of the most popular shows on television including Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, Rhimes brings about 70 hours and $350 million worth of programming to the world each season. She is arguably one of the most powerful and influential women in TV, and she has no qualms admitting that she loves her work. She is her work.

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    18. Tim Cook Opposes Court Order That Apple Must Help FBI Unlock iPhone

      Tim Cook Opposes Court Order That Apple Must Help FBI Unlock iPhone

      Last week FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the encryption found on smartphones like the iPhone was "overwhelmingly affecting" law enforcement investigations and operations. Case in point: Comey revealed that because of the encryption built into the OS on the phone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the FBI had still not been able to unlock his phone to search for critical clues in the case.

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    19. This Is How Dog Whisper Cesar Millan Built His Business (Twice)

      This Is How Dog Whisper Cesar Millan Built His Business (Twice)

      Best-selling author and TV host Cesar Millan is most famously known as The Dog Whisper, thanks to his ability to skillfully counsel and train dogs to become their best selves. Millan built his business from nothing after coming to the U.S. with no money and no English skills. But after all that hard work, at what seemed like the peak of his success in 2010, he discovered that he didn't actually own any parts of the business he had built.

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      Mentions: China
    20. From Bankruptcy to Booming Business: How The Dog Whisperer Rebuilt His Life

      From Bankruptcy to Booming Business: How The Dog Whisperer Rebuilt His Life

      Emmy-nominated TV personality, best selling author, and dog expert Cesar Millan tells us about the downfall of his business and what it took to rebuild his brand. Millan came to the U.S. with no money and no English skills—and built his brand from scratch, scoring a hit TV show in which he rehabilitated dogs and helped them (and sometimes even their owners) become the best versions of themselves. Then, in 2010, a bombshell: Millan found out he didn't actually own the businesses he built.

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    21. If You Want Life Insurance, Think Twice Before Getting A Genetic Test

      If You Want Life Insurance, Think Twice Before Getting A Genetic Test

      Jennifer Marie* should be an ideal candidate for life insurance: She’s 36, gainfully employed, and has no current medical issues. But on September 15 last year, Jennifer Marie’s application for life insurance was denied. "Unfortunately after carefully reviewing your application, we regret that we are unable to provide you with coverage because of your positive BRCA 1 gene," the letter reads.

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    22. She Created Netflix's Culture And It Ultimately Got Her Fired

      She Created Netflix's Culture And It Ultimately Got Her Fired

      During her 14 years at Netflix, Patty McCord kept a head-down approach, isolating herself within Netflix’s walls, to eventually come up with the brilliant 124-page document called "Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility. " So far, it's been shared over 13 million times on Slideshare and has been called "the most important document ever to come out of the Valley" by Sheryl Sandberg.

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      Mentions: NPR
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