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<p>Go ahead and drop the F-bomb&#x2014;it will just serve to show that you&#x2019;re more authentic and trustworthy plus a few more positive things.</p><br /><p>It&#x2019;s something Americans do about 80 times a day according to a 2016 study.&#xA0;Yet more so than walking into a meeting 35 minutes late with a fresh latte in hand, swearing in the workplace is still seen as taboo. In fact, a 2015 survey found that 81% of employers believed swearing at work &#x201C;brings an employee&#x2019;s professionalism into question.&#x201D;</p><
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<p>Google probably already knows everywhere you&#x2019;ve been&#x2014;but thanks to this free interactive, you can enjoy that data yourself. </p><br /><p>As we approach the year 2020, we&#x2019;re inevitably reflecting on the last decade of our lives. The music heard, romances had, and the jobs taken. The accomplishments, the regrets, the absurdity. Where did the time go? And where did you, you know, actually go?</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>The days of crafting brands without incorporating a CX design mindset are drawing to a close.</p><br /><p>One of the hardest things about design is keeping track of the terminology. There are many words to learn, and definitions frequently overlap. But don&#x2019;t think for a moment that any two terms mean the exact same thing. Distinctions abound. Abbreviations matter.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>The classic red, white, and blue symbol has been around since 1908. It&#x2019;s time for a tune-up.</p><br /><br /><br /><p>London&#x2019;s underground transit system, known as &#x201C;The London Underground&#x201D; or &#x201C;The Tube,&#x201D; started running in 1863. Its iconic symbol, a patriotically colored bar-and-circle roundel, was first plastered on the city&#x2019;s subterranean walls in 1908 and has gone through several iterations since. Until now, each new draft of the logo has been a variation on the same theme&
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#x2014;all solidly red and blue, with only slight changes to the proportions and weight of the letters. Recently, however, British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong has reimagined the traditional transit symbol to reflect the rich and diverse African diaspora that makes up roughly 44%&#xA0;of London&#x2019;s population.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>It&#x2019;s not just about being a good time manager if you&#x2019;re not sharing space with your teammates and supervisors. Here are the things you must do to be most productive.</p><br /><p>With more and more people working remotely at least some of the time, more employees are experiencing that things change when there&#x2019;s no office.&#xA0;Dynamics, habits, and workflows change in a remote organization. Some changes are obvious, but others are subtle.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br />
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<p>A more careful study of the self-reported pay data in a spreadsheet called &#x201C;Real Media Salaries&#x201D; revealed some surprising facts.</p><br /><p>When a company stays mum on the topic of pay equity, often, employees fill the void by crowdsourcing and sharing their own pay. This well-intentioned but misguided effort is dangerous because it often highlights issues that are not legitimate while masking the real problems.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>I study the effects of media and technology on kids. These are the questions that kids and parents should be asking themselves to make this monumental decision. </p><br /><blockquote><p>What age should kids get phones? &#x2013; Yuvi, age 10, Dayton, Ohio</p><p>Read Full Story</p></blockquote><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Gender-neutral dolls are here. But will they do anything to change gender norms?</p><br /><p>Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>From flexible work opportunities to more pay transparency, there are plenty of reasons to feel excited about what&#x2019;s happening at work. </p><br /><p>Are we finally creating a kinder, gentler workplace? We&#x2019;ve certainly seen a number of positive signs over the past decade. A greater emphasis on culture, for instance, has set the stage for higher job satisfaction.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>The card, from the design firm Pentagram, uses face-tracking to create original music. What does your corporate card do?? </p><br /><p>Sure, to &#x201C;face the music&#x201D; generally has the negative connotation that you&#x2019;re about to face something unpleasant. But Pentagram partner Yuri Suzuki and his team have turned the phrase on its head for the design firm&#x2019;s holiday card this year (part of an annual tradition), which directs recipients to an interactive platform by the same name. It&#x2019;s a musical &#x201C;antidote to the
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gravity of our times.&#x201D; And it&#x2019;s all good fun.<br><br />[Photo: Pentagram]&#xA0;</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Study indicates widespread financial reporting inaccuracies. </p><br /><p>Time to reconsider your investments.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>You can now get a Whopper for free at participating Burger Kings in Germany&#x2014;if you&#x2019;re willing to read aloud a spoiler for &#x2018;The Rise of Skywalker&#x2019;</p><br /><p><strong>What:</strong> A bittersweet dilemma for German carnivores who love Whoppers but love going into a new <em>Star Wars</em> cold even more.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Many programs and applications are surprisingly clunky, but these are a breeze.</p><br /><p>Free money alert! This week Topeka, Kansas,&#xA0;joined the list of off-the-beaten-path regions that will pay you to move there.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Verified Voting, a respected organization, has been giving election officials false confidence in their voting machines and providing cover for the companies that make and sell the devices, say the two academics.</p><br /><p>Amid heightened concerns about the integrity of the voting process in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, two election security experts recently quit Verified Voting, a respected election accountability group, in protest. They claim that it has been downplaying security risks in popular voting machines.</p><p>Read Full Story
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<p>The city told employees to power down and unplug their computers after signs of a &#x201C;potential&#x201D; cyberattack were spotted.</p><br /><p>New Orleans city employees were told to shut down and unplug their computers Friday after a &#x201C;potential cyberattack&#x201D; was detected, officials said on an official city Twitter account.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Starting in January, video consumption across YouTube, Apple, Spotify, and more will reflect in the album charts.</p><br /><p>In an effort to further reflect how people listen to music, Billboard will now count video plays from YouTube, Apple, Vevo, and Tidal toward album-consumption data.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Most people average just two hours and 48 minutes of productive time a day. Here&#x2019;s how to make the most of it.</p><br /><p>&#x201C;It doesn&#x2019;t matter how long I work for, I never feel like I do enough.&#x201D;</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>There really is something to that &#x201C;four-legged family member&#x201D; mindset. </p><br /><p>If you&#x2019;ve made it to this article, you&#x2019;re probably at least <em>thinking</em> about getting a gift for your pet these holidays. You&#x2019;re not alone:&#xA0;A 2018 report from Nielsen found that 65% of pet owners bought their pet a birthday or holiday present. Additionally, 95% of pet owners said they considered their pets to be members of the family. So go ahead, get a stocking for Fido, Spike, Whiskers, Scooby&#x20
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14;all the silly or serious-named pets in your life. Not sure where to start? Here are eight well-designed, tech-savvy, and downright fun gifts for your four-legged family member(s).</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>It may seem like your job search must grind to a stop this time of year, but it doesn&#x2019;t have to be that way. </p><br /><p>One of the best gifts you can give yourself is a rewarding career, and there&#x2019;s no time like the present to ramp up your job search. While it seems like waiting for January is a better plan, the holiday season offers some advantages, too.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>It&#x2019;s all at the expense of a woman who is unable to defend himself&#x2014;and it all feels a little too familiar.</p><br /><p>&#x201C;It&#x2019;s always tragic when people run off with half information and don&#x2019;t really have the truth set up in front of them,&#x201D; Clint Eastwood said in a rare interview with the&#xA0;<em>Associated Press</em> this week. &#x201C;The press is sometimes in a hurry because there&#x2019;s so much competition to be the first to do something.&#x201D;</p><p>Read
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<p>You might as well set your money on fire. </p><br /><p>We are a nation of optimistic gamblers, despite glaring evidence that this is a terrible idea. Americans <em>average</em> $70 per month on lottery&#xA0;tickets, according to Census data, which rises to $132 per month among 65-74 year olds. That&#x2019;s&#xA0;<em>$1,584&#xA0;</em>per year.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Digital streaming services and social media are creating new ways for studios to advertise beyond traditional, mainstream audiences, and that&#x2019;s creating new design opportunities. </p><br /><br /><br /><p>When you think of your favorite movie poster, what do you think of? Perhaps Saul Bass&#x2018; posters for <em>The Man with the Golden Arm</em>, <em>Anatomy of a Murder</em>, or <em>The Magnificent Seven</em>. Or maybe the poster for <em>Jaws</em>, <em>The Graduate</em>, <em>G
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one with the Wind</em>, or even earlier&#x2014;<em>Metropolis</em>.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Twenty years ago, people thought that bugs might lead to bank failures and plane crashes come January 1, 2000. They didn&#x2019;t. But these books remain amazing.</p><br /><p>For a brief period in the late 1990s, it was one of the busiest categories in book publishing.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Don&#x2019;t reuse the same old passwords. Do use two-factor authentication.</p><br /><p>ABC News has a story out today about how owners of Amazon&#x2019;s Ring security and doorbell cameras have been subjected to verbal abuse and ransom demands by hackers. One family said a voice taunted their 8-year-old daughter though the camera in her room, while another claimed that a voice screamed at them to wake up before demanding payment in bitcoin.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div&g
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<p>The Democratic nominee for president and the Grammy nominee chatted on &#x2018;CBS This Morning.&#x2019; Of course Twitter had thoughts.</p><br /><p><span style="font-weight: 400">Lizzo and Pete Buttigieg appeared on </span><span style="font-weight: 400">CBS This Morning </span><span style="font-weight: 400">on Thursday, chummed it up by engaging in small talk, and took photos together. The encounter&#x2014;specifically, one awkward photo in which Lizzo looks uncharacteristically uncomfortable&am
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p;#x2014;ended up on Twitter and predictably, it caused a stir.&#xA0;</span></p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Delta makes its own corporate internal travel carbon-neutral. </p><br /><p>The mortification of flight shame is having no apparent effect on the profits of Delta Air Lines, the world&#x2019;s second-largest airline by revenue: At today&#x2019;s Delta Investor Day, the company forecasted strong 2020 profits.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Regulators may stand in the way of Facebook&#x2019;s work to link Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.</p><br /><p>News that regulators <em>might</em>&#xA0;do some significant regulating quickly sent Facebook investors into a mild panic on Thursday afternoon.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Now the plan is to recycle that plastic into products you can buy to help fund the effort.</p><br /><br /><br /><p>After months of research, failures, and&#xA0;reconfigurations,&#xA0;and weeks spent at sea traveling to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and back, The Ocean Cleanup&#x2019;s device&#x2014;a 2,000-foot long floating tube that skims the surface of the water to catch plastic trash&#x2014;has returned to shore. And with it, it brought back 60 bags, sized one cubic meter, full of plastic trash, everything from&#xA0;fishing n
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ets to plastic bags to microplastics one millimeter in size.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>After feeling anxious during her first leave, Jacquie Liddell was determined to do things differently the second time around. She shares tips for how employers can help parents prepare</p><br /><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Having a child is one of life&#x2019;s greatest joys. However, for parents who work&#x2014;and for our employers and coworkers&#x2014;it can also be a major source of stress. After all, when we take time off to care for our newborns, our work doesn&#x2019;t take time off with us. It&#x2019;s natural to stil
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l worry about our projects, our teams, and our clients and to wonder how it will all get done when we are away.</span></p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Yes, there are plenty of engineering jobs, but one position pays well and doesn&#x2019;t require a college degree.</p><br /><p>Looking ahead to 2020, you may be contemplating a career switch. If so, it&#x2019;s probably best to consider moving into a path where growth is on the uptick and jobs are likely to be more plentiful.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>According to a new report by network analysis firm Opensignal, it can&#x2019;t even help one of the most promising applications: streaming video that just. keeps. buffering. </p><br /><p>2020 looks like it will be your year to get 5G&#x2014;but only in the sense of having that signal on your phone, not in the sense knowing quite what it&#x2019;s supposed to be or using it to its full potential.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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<p>Privacy. Comfort. And yes, it will fit in economy&#x2013;eventually.</p><br /><br /><br /><p>Luke Miles never felt comfortable in an economy airline seat. As founder and CCO for the UK design studio New Territory, serving clients like Boeing, he had worked on concepts for airlines, including new plane layouts that radically rethink the interior design of aircraft. But flying on his own, and with his own family, he felt like the chairs on airlines weren&#x2019;t just cramped, they were downright inhumane. Nobody in their own home sits with their ba
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ck flat to a seat, facing forward, with their feet planted on the ground.</p><p>Read Full Story</p><div class="feedflare"><br /> <br /></div>
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