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Counterpoint: Life without kids was overrated in the first place.

You used to watch all the latest movies. Take classes to indulge new hobbies. You’d hit all your deadlines by staying later at work. You’d read, sew, see the doctor regularly, and maybe do some drugs.

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Author: Mark Wilson
Posted: June 18, 2019, 8:00 am

James says his new campaign is about a lot more than just luggage.

LeBron James doesn’t need to endorse any more brands. Over the course of his career, the King has built his business and brand portfolio off the court to such a place that there’s really no need for him to add more commercial partners to the equation.

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Author: Jeff Beer
Posted: June 18, 2019, 8:00 am

It felt like a radical move, given that I’m self-employed and work in tech.

Every self-employed person talks about the joy of wearing your pajamas to work. As a business owner, I was happy in my comfy pants and T-shirts—until I read a study indicating that dressing up can change the way you think and work.

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Author: Suzan Bond
Posted: June 18, 2019, 8:00 am

As jellyfish continue to thrive in oceans around the world, causing destruction of property and other sea life, scientists are trying to find uses for the gooey creatures—everything from chips to skincare, and even diapers.

Salmon farmers in Northern Ireland could only stand aghast one autumn morning as they watched their entire stock—100,000 plump Atlantic salmon—wipe out within hours.

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Author: Talib Visram
Posted: June 18, 2019, 7:00 am

NASA’s computing required perfection. Anything less had serious consequences.

This is the 18th in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20, exploring the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Moon landing. You can check out 50 Days to the Moon here every day. 

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Author: Charles Fishman
Posted: June 18, 2019, 7:00 am

John Maeda left academia for tech. Now he’s leaving tech to help legacy companies adapt to the digital world.

Design evangelist and provocateur John Maeda is leaving Silicon Valley. His goal? To help legacy companies compete with the very world he’s leaving behind.

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Author: Katharine Schwab
Posted: June 18, 2019, 6:00 am

The new design will be fully rolled out by 2025.

Of the hundreds of thousands of tubes of toothpaste sold in the U.S. each year, most end up in landfills. The tubes, which are usually made of a mix of materials including aluminum, aren’t accepted at typical recycling facilities. Colgate spent the last five years designing a new type of tube that can change that.

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Author: Adele Peters
Posted: June 18, 2019, 6:00 am

Gloria Vanderbilt was reportedly worth around $200 million at the time of her death. Here’s why she may not will it to her sons.

“Gloria Vanderbilt was 95 years old when she died. What an extraordinary life. What an extraordinary mom. What an incredible woman.”

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Author: Lydia Dishman
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:50 pm

The 29-year-old CEO, who recently announced her pregnancy, says she wants to think about work-life balance for parents beyond just maternity or paternity leave.

Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of Bumble, has always put a lot of thought into work-life balance both for herself and at her online dating company. But now she’s going through what she calls a major “rethink” of that thought process and how things like parental leave affect the 130 employees at Bumble, a female-centric app that only allows women to make the first move. That’s because the 29-year-old executive is expecting her first child—a boy, due in November—putting her in the unique position of being not just a female, millennial tech CEO, but a millennial tech CEO who’s about to be a mother. 

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Author: Nicole LaPorte
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:15 pm

At the 2019 Cannes Lions festival, the Netflix star and best-selling author charmed the ad industry, while P&G launched a new initiative it says will improve your life.

For 66 years, the advertising industry has gathered in the South of France to make deals, get inspired by work from around the globe, and of course pat themselves on the back with shiny trophies. Officially, it’s called the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and it features more than 600 speakers from brands, agencies, tech companies, and more across more than 300 sessions. And that doesn’t even count the off-Palais events and panels set up in villas, cabanas, and branded beach encampments up and down this city’s famous Croisette. There’s Twitter Beach, Facebook Beach, Spotify Beach, the Live Nation x Citi Villa, Havas Cafe . . . . It’s advertising’s version of the Silicon Valley opening credits.

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Author: Jeff Beer
Posted: June 17, 2019, 4:30 pm

Gallup’s new World Risk Poll hopes to figure out where people put themselves in danger, to help inform what kind of interventions are needed to save lives.

Roughly 90% of the people who die from unexpected injuries live in lower- or middle-income countries. Which raises the question: Did they recognize the risk they were incurring beforehand? And how often are they forced to be in such dangerous situations?

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Author: Ben Paynter
Posted: June 17, 2019, 4:00 pm

The True Name program could revolutionize banking for trans and nonbinary communities.

If you have ever found yourself knee-deep in a conversation about privilege, here’s one example: Many people reading this have credit cards with their real names on them. That’s not the case for people whose name or gender may not match what is officially on their credit cards.

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Author: Melissa Locker
Posted: June 17, 2019, 3:14 pm

No single organization, regardless of how vast the armies of developers it employs are, can match the pace of innovation that open source offers.

As companies chase the transformational technologies that will deliver exponential returns, they should turn their attention from the “what” to the “how.” One type of software underpins many of the most exciting, cutting-edge innovations today, including AI, cloud, blockchain, and quantum computing: open source.

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Author: Bob Lord
Posted: June 17, 2019, 3:00 pm

A mini guide for cord cutters who want to watch MTV’s annual Movie & TV awards, airing tonight at 9 p.m.

Because Mondays are apparently the perfect night for awards shows, MTV is airing its annual Movie & TV Awards tonight, honoring the best and brightest on the big and small screens and asking that age-old question: Can Riverdale compete in the same weight class as Game of Thrones? I guess we’ll find out.

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Author: Christopher Zara
Posted: June 17, 2019, 2:05 pm

His on-air tribute is heartbreaking.

Fashion designer, artist, author, and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning at home surrounded by friends and family. She was 95.

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Author: Melissa Locker
Posted: June 17, 2019, 2:04 pm

Get ready for Basic Business.

You’ve heard of Basic Economy. Now get ready for Basic Business.

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Author: Melissa Locker
Posted: June 17, 2019, 1:49 pm

Poppy Jamie, the founder of Happy Not Perfect, shares her 5 non-negotiable practices to prevent burnout from taking over her life.

Have you ever felt so exhausted and stressed that getting out of bed feels impossible? When you do manage to crawl out, sending a simple email seems extremely painful. Your commute to the office feels like a marathon you’ve been forced to participate in (and have definitely not trained for).

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Author: Poppy Jamie
Posted: June 17, 2019, 1:00 pm

Why is it that some people continue to track their data despite achieving little progress in the areas that they’re tracking?

People who identify with the “Quantified Self movement” are, as expressed in the movement’s motto, seeking “self-knowledge through self-tracking.” They want to know how to sleep better, stay fit, or have a more productive morning. They do this by keeping count of how many times they roll over in the night, how many steps they take in the day, or how many emails they respond to in a week.

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Author: Joseph Reagle—The Conversation
Posted: June 17, 2019, 12:00 pm

2020 iPhone rumors have already begun.

Although Apple hasn’t even released its 2019 iPhones yet, rumors about the 2020 iPhone lineup have already begun. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Apple is planning a trio of iPhones with 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch screens, all with OLED displays similar to that of the iPhone XS. While the smallest and largest phones will reportedly work with 5G networks, the medium-size iPhone will be 4G LTE-only, Kuo claims.

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Author: Jared Newman
Posted: June 17, 2019, 11:21 am
Small Biz Survival

Small Biz Survival

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  Every small town has its own set of assets, issues and opportunities, but many of us share common challenges. We created the Survey of Rural Challenges so you could share your own view of rural, and we could better help you. A total of 479 people answered our previous surveys, and we’d like your […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: June 17, 2019, 10:49 am
The Brag Basket is open! This one is for June 14-16, 2019. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: June 14, 2019, 4:15 pm
  Have you got a “coming soon” biking trail? Or a biking trail that is not completely finished yet? Well, don’t keep it a secret! A couple of places I’ve visited lately, I’ve heard about trails that are in the partially-finished stage. Some segments of the trail have been improved, others are still rough. “Once […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: June 10, 2019, 11:33 am
The Brag Basket is open! This one is for June 7-9, 2019. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: June 7, 2019, 4:11 pm
  Have you heard of “soup” events? People pay a small amount, say $5, to attend a local pitch event. Local groups pitch their ideas, everyone votes, and the winner gets the money. The real winner is the community, of course. It boosts activity, gets people talking to each other, builds momentum and rewards people […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: June 3, 2019, 4:55 pm
  The Brag Basket is open! This one is for May 31-June 2, 2019. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: May 31, 2019, 11:41 am
  Holding an event and want to get people to mix across some divide? Put the drinks and plates on one side, the food and cups on the other. See what you did there? You’ve separated the food from the plates, and the cups from the drinks. This simple trick of making people move around […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: May 27, 2019, 11:41 am
Guest Post by Paula Jensen When was the last time you heard someone say, “We tried that before and it didn’t work!”  In my early days as a local leader those words spoken by an experienced leader often stopped me in my tracks. Their words indicated to me that they had the experience of knowing […]
Author: Paula Jensen
Posted: May 26, 2019, 11:05 am
  The Brag Basket is open! This one is for May 24-26, 2019. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: May 24, 2019, 11:40 am
  At the Main Street Now conference, I sat in on a session about coffee shops. I wrote down bunches of ideas that the audience shared. I thought you might know a coffee shop person, or you might think of ways to use these with other types of small town businesses. Hold trivia nights or […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: May 20, 2019, 11:44 am
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