Monthly Archives: December 2019

Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security | WIRED

Monday’s split-screen drama, as the House Judiciary Committee weighed impeachment charges against President Trump and as the Justice Department’s inspector general released a 476-page report on the FBI’s handling of its 2016 investigation into Trump’s campaign, made one truth of the modern world inescapable: The lies and obfuscations forwarded ad infinitum on Fox News pose a dangerous threat to the national security of the United States.

The facts of both dramas were clear to objective viewers: In the one instance, there’s conclusive and surprisingly consistent evidence that President Trump pushed Ukraine to concoct dirt on a domestic political rival to affect the 2020 presidential election, and in the other, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the FBI was proper to investigate Trump’s dealings with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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We’re Unconsciously Hiring the Wrong Candidates | Entrepreneur

It’s easy to easily establish unconscious biases about who the “best fit” for a job might be based on our individual experiences. For example, let’s say that you attended a top university like Harvard or Yale, and you receive a slew of applications from candidates, some of whom attended universities ranked lower than the one you attended. You might unknowingly be less inclined to hire those candidates despite them having the qualifications to back up their expertise.

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Why Marketing Is Important | Getentrepreneurial.com

Do you know what your customers want? Do you think your customers trust your products? When was the last time you saw a customer tweeting about your product or service? Was it a complaint or compliment?

The answers to all these questions lie in marketing.

How you market your business determines if the enterprise will be successful or not. Marketing is a tool used to create and maintain demand, relevance, reputation, competition and more. Without it, your business is likely to close down due to lack of sales.

So why is marketing important? Check out these 9 reasons why you really do need it.

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Print notes straight from your phone with this sticky note printer | New Atlas

Frequent note-takers undoubtedly have desks littered with sticky notes. However, if you have a flash of inspiration while away from your desk, why just settle writing your notes on your phone? With this nifty Cubinote printer, you can print out notes straight from your phone for just $145.

The Cubinote Pro Sticky Note Printer lets you jot down your ideas whenever and wherever. When a great idea pops in your head, jot it down on your phone and sync it to the Cubinote Pro via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth once you’re back in the office; the Cubinote will print your notes out on a sticky note. You can print anything that can be displayed on your phone, including text, charts, and even photos.

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Tesla will start charging a monthly fee for ‘premium’ data usage | Mashable

The free ride is almost over, late-arriving Tesla drivers.

A new update on the auto maker’s website confirms that Tesla data access will divide into two tiers starting on Jan. 1, 2020. It doesn’t affect every customer (more on that below), but many of them will soon need to choose between the free “Standard Connectivity” tier and the $9.99/month “Premium Connectivity” tier.

If all you want from your car’s data access is basic maps and navigation, plus the ability to stream media over Bluetooth, then Standard is the way to go. You’ll still have access to the fancier features (if you want them) whenever your car is connected to Wi-Fi.

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This is a crucial week for global trade | CNN

There’s just one week to go before the United States is scheduled to impose a new round of tariffs on $156 billion of Chinese imports. Meanwhile, both sides are still working toward an elusive “phase one” trade deal that could bring some relief to battered global economies.

President Donald Trump said this week that it might be better to wait until after the 2020 US presidential election to strike a deal with China. That assessment came just a week after he said negotiations were in their “final throes.”

Investors should by now be wise to jawboning from the White House. Yet the consensus is that both countries are in fact moving toward a deal. Beijing offered a concession on Friday that may prove pivotal, pledging to reduce tariffs on US soybeans and pork.

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Love It or Hate It, Tesla Cybertruck Is Revolutionary | Live Science

With a collective gasp and puzzled looks, the world was recently introduced to Tesla’s newest vehicle. The so-called Cybertruck is an angular, stainless steel, all-electric pickup truck that quickly became polarizing.

The launch didn’t go very smoothly. The truck’s windows shattered when its lead designer smashed them with a metal ball, causing Tesla founder Elon Musk to curse under his breath. Some love its futuristic look. Others hate it. Even Lego made fun of it.

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LLC vs. S-Corporation: What’s Better for Your Business? | Business News Daily

The business structure you choose dictates your path to commercial success, but choosing the right entity requires extensive research and personal reflection. Each structure has its own set of guidelines, benefits and drawbacks.

How do you know if you should set your business up as a limited liability company (LLC) or an S-corp? We spoke with accountants and business advisors to get their take.

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How to Take Advantage of the 80 20 Rule to Succeed in Life | life Hack

The world of productivity has several hacks or tricks to help you manage your time. The amount of time management tactics to productivity strategies out there is both amazing and overwhelming.

Of course, to make matters harder for people, a lot of these methods have been tried by various people who have stood by them… To-do list systems, the Pomodoro Technique, Parkinson’s Law…

All of these strategies are great strategies in their own way, but one strategy stands above all else: The 80 20 rule. Out of the many, this particular strategy has been used the most and is regarded as the most helpful in developing time management and other concepts in life.

But what’s so special about this rule? How does it give you success and how do you use it? Let’s explore the specifics.

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Hazel’s packets keep fruit from going bad| Fast Company

This tiny sachet the size of a sugar packet can be placed in a crate of fruit and it makes the produce last roughly three times longer than usual. The technology, from a startup called Hazel Technologies, was created as a simple way to tackle one piece of the world’s problem with food waste. In the U.S. alone, each year, $218 billion is spent growing, processing, delivering, and throwing out 52 million tons of uneaten food, often because it goes bad before someone can eat it. Another 10 million tons of food never makes it off farms.

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