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10 Workplace Trends For 2015

forbes.com — Every year I give my top ten workplace trend predictions for the upcoming year. You can read my predictions from 2013 and 2014 if you missed them. My objective is to capture all the research and insights that I have tracked through hundreds of studies released by my company and third parties [...]
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Forbes: 58% of people are more likely to want to work at a company if they are using social media: onforb.es/1FVz9dq

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Forbes: 58% of people are more likely to want to work at a company if they are using social media: onforb.es/1FVz9dq

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Forbes: 58% of people are more likely to want to work at a company if they are using social media: onforb.es/1FVz9dq

The Five Scariest Retirement Planning Pitfalls

forbes.com — Okay, it's pit and the pendulum time. A big, nasty financial blade is swinging over you if fail to do some easy things to save for your golden years. Fortunately, you needn't fall into the pit of regret. Every one of the items I note is easily surmounted.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Forbes: The average American spends an average $2,625 on dining out – each year: onforb.es/1FVrawQ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Forbes: We individually waste more than $500 a year on food that we buy & then don’t eat: onforb.es/1FVrdsI

The Privacy Lowdown On Verizon and AT&T's Smartphone 'Permacookies'

forbes.com — This week, researchers discovered that smartphone carriers have started inserting a unique code into their customers' network activity so that their customers can be tracked as they browse the Web and use smartphone apps; telecom giants like Verizon uses the header code to deliver personalized ads to users, and AT&T [...]
Oct 29, 2014

RT @kashhill: Verizon vs. AT&T on smartphone supercookies. Verizon's is unkillable. AT&T's is killeable (one day). forbes.com/sites/kashmirh…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @kashhill: Verizon vs. AT&T on smartphone supercookies. Verizon's is unkillable. AT&T's is killeable (one day). forbes.com/sites/kashmirh…

Oct 29, 2014

Verizon vs. AT&T on smartphone supercookies. Verizon's is unkillable. AT&T's is killeable (one day). forbes.com/sites/kashmirh…

First Look At A Darpa-Funded Exoskeleton For Super Soldiers

forbes.com — They take the cyborg thing seriously at Ekso Bionics. A wall of sci-fi movie posters-RoboCop, Iron Man, Transformers, The Terminator--line the snack room at the 8-year-old company in the historic Ford Motor assembly plant in Richmond, Calif. Engineers and technicians in the open, sunlit space fish around in parts bins [...]
Oct 29, 2014

Watch @bupbin walk around wearing a robot backpack. (Spoiler: Looks like regular backpack.) forbes.com/sites/bruceupb…

Oct 29, 2014

Run, @bupbin, run! See Bruce run... in a DARPA-funded exoskeleton for super soldiers. forbes.com/sites/bruceupb…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @bupbin: exclusive: @forbes gets to strap into a new supersoldier exoskeleton built by @eksobionics onforb.es/1pYRjkr

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ForbesTech: Here's a first look at a DARPA-funded exoskeleton for battlefield use: onforb.es/1rAsWsJ

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Walmart Dishes On Halloween Business: Pet Costumes, 'Frozen' Scaring Up Sales

forbes.com — Consumers are feting Halloween in record numbers this year: Total spending for the holiday on costumes, decorations, candy and more is estimated to swell to $7.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. A hefty chunk of those sales will be generated at Walmart, the nation's biggest retailer.
Oct 30, 2014

Walmart Dishes On Halloween Business: Pet Costumes, 'Frozen' Scaring Up Sales onforb.es/1wJ4v2E @bthau via @forbes

The Top Major League Baseball Teams Ranked By Twitter Followers [Infographic]

forbes.com — The San Francisco Giant's tight World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals certainly gave their 697,000 strong Twitter audience something to tweet about lastnight. The 2014 World Series winners come fourth in the Major League Baseball Twitter ranking, a ranking dominated by the New York Yankees. With 1,260,000 followers, the [...]
Oct 30, 2014

Congrats to the Giants. Here's Major League Baseball's Twitter Champs [Infographic] onforb.es/1sJJ77m @StatistaCharts via @forbes

World Series Leaves With More Questions Than Answers

forbes.com — Baseball is a binary game. In it there can only be a winner and a loser, and nothing in between is possible. We will play hours into the night, into the morning, until all back-up players have played and the last ones from the bench are exhausted, and if that [...]
Oct 30, 2014

Giants World Series Win Leaves Us With More Questions Than Answers onforb.es/1sJSEvf @mattymatty2000 via @forbes

Intimidated To Negotiate For Yourself? 5 Critical Strategies To Help You Nail It

forbes.com — Negotiation is just a conversation. If you can frame up negotiation as an ongoing conversation and not a one-time battle, you will diminish some of the fear. Remember that not every negotiation has to happen all at once. Take the time to set the stage and find common ground. 2.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Forbes: When women don’t negotiate, they lose out on more than just money: onforb.es/1rAdfSo

Food's Latest Scandal: What's Wrong With Your Shrimp

forbes.com — Bogus Kobe beef. Bad sushi. Poseur parmesan. Bastardized olive oil. Tainted honey. Horsemeat swapped for beef. Fake fish on menus and in stores nationwide. If you love good food, there's always another scary scandal around the corner, another shoe waiting to drop. It just did.
Oct 30, 2014

Be afraid, very afraid - of shrimp. Food's latest scandal @Forbes.com The Great Life. New survey says uh-oh! onforb.es/1wHAUWu

Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger -- And More Troubling

forbes.com — The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come. Consider this scenario. Sometime in January or February - as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa - we'll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks of the disease in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases [...]
Oct 30, 2014

Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger -- And Far More Troubling onforb.es/1sJx2yV @ScottGottliebMD via @forbes

Women Take Note: Global Gender Equality in 2095

forbes.com — Welcome to the first edition of my weekly roundup of curated headlines for entrepreneurial and business-minded women, Women Take Note. This list is for women who are - or plan to take seat - in the boardroom, the corner office, the executive floor. I look forward to arming you with top stories on global women each week.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @wendy_hogan: looks great! MT @rtulshyan: Excited to share my new weekly roundup of curated headlines: "Women Take Note" forbes.com/sites/ruchikat… @Forbes

Oct 30, 2014

Excited to share my new, weekly roundup of curated headlines for entrepreneurial #women: "Women Take Note" forbes.com/sites/ruchikat… @Forbes

5 Crazy U.S. Outbreaks of Ebola Paranoia

forbes.com — As the Ebola crisis continues, rates of another epidemic seem to be increasing: "Ebolanoia." The term was coined by Maryn McKenna, author of the book Superbug and a writer for Wired, who has been collecting incidents of Ebola-mania on her Tumblr, The Further Adventures of Germ Girl. Ebola is a scary disease.
Oct 29, 2014

Americans: look at a map! #Africa is not a country! 5 Crazy U.S. Outbreaks Of #Ebola Paranoia onforb.es/1pZ7IFq via @forbes

Oct 29, 2014

RT @Forbes: As the Ebola crisis continues, rates of another epidemic seem to be increasing: “Ebolanoia." onforb.es/1FWbzgx

A New Cancer Drug Worked In Over 50% Of Patients In A Phase II Trial

forbes.com — A new cancer drug benefited 51 percent of stage III and IV melanoma patients during a phase II trial, achieving complete response (total cancer disappearance) in 26 percent during the treatment period. That was all in just 16 weeks of treatment, suggesting this drug has great potential for treating certain [...]
Oct 30, 2014

A New Cancer Drug Worked In Over 50% Of Patients In A Phase II Trial onforb.es/1nQK4z6 @jonwrites via @forbes

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jonwrites: My newest article posted: "A New #Cancer Drug Worked In Over 50% Of Patients In A Phase II Trial" onforb.es/1nQK4z6 via @forbes

China's ENN Plunges Again After Buying $200 Mln Of Money-Losing Assets From Billionaire Boss

forbes.com — Shares in ENN Energy Holdings, a natural gas distributor and energy firm, plunged for a second day in Hong Kong after it agreed to buy money-losing assets in the U.S. and Canada from the company's Chinese billionaire chairman Wang Yusuo for $200 million. ENN said on Tuesday it would buy 33 [...]
Oct 30, 2014

China's ENN plunges again on purchase of $200 mln of money-losing assets from billionaire boss forbes.com/sites/russellf…

Fed Cuts Monthly Asset Purchases To $0 As QE Comes To Long Awaited End

forbes.com — 0 - that is how much the Federal Reserve will buy in mortgage and treasury bonds next month. As widely anticipated the Federal Open Market Committee announced the end of its multi-year bond-buying program Wednesday.
Oct 29, 2014

Fed's QE is over, for now at least. Will rate hikes be next? onforb.es/1pZ2Xf7 via @forbes

Oct 29, 2014

RT @Forbes: $0 — that's how much the Federal Reserve will buy in mortgage & treasury bonds next month: onforb.es/1rADZly

Oct 29, 2014

it had to happen "@Forbes $0 — that's how much the Federal Reserve will buy in mortgage & treasury bonds next month: onforb.es/1rADZly"

Microsoft Wants Its Wearable On Your Wrist And Your Health Data In Its Hands

forbes.com — Microsoft has had a pretty tough time getting very far with smartphones. Maybe it will have better luck in wearables. As Forbes staff writer Parmy Olson first reported last May, Microsoft is getting into the wearables game, and today it finally showed its hand with the announcement of the Microsoft Band, a $199 fitness [...]

51 Nations Swap Offshore Account & Tax Data, FATCA On Steriods

forbes.com — Is anything secret? Very little, it seems. And now, taxes, bank accounts, and identities will be shared in a groundbreaking tax deal between 51 nations. A cornucopia of countries will automatically swap tax information. The tax data free-for-all doesn't begin until 2017. Still, in our FATCA and IRS centric world, this is a big development.

2014 Forbes China 400: New Faces On This Year's List of China's Richest

forbes.com — The 2014 Forbes China Rich List includes more than 90 individuals that didn't make the list a year earlier, including first-time individuals and returning members that made the list in an earlier year. Here are the members of this year's list that didn't appear last year. (Rank, Name, Company Name, [...]

'Captain Marvel' And 'Wonder Woman' Are The New Superhero Movies With The Most To Lose

forbes.com — With Marvel's big announcement Tuesday of its slate of films running through 2019, we now have two female superhero movies on the horizon. Wonder Woman, from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, hits theaters in June 2017. Captain Marvel, from Disney and Marvel, will arrive in June 2018.
Oct 29, 2014

Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman have a lot riding on their shoulders in the new superhero universe. forbes.com/sites/dorothyp… @Forbes

Oct 29, 2014

'Captain Marvel' And 'Wonder Woman' Are The New Superhero Movies With The Most To Lose onforb.es/1pZh8AK @DorothyAtForbes via @forbes