A student who plans to enroll in Yale University in the fall used welding, carpentry and electrical skills to help design and build an experimental oyster-growing system for his family's business. Mercator Osinski said he learned the skills by watching YouTube videos.
Corporations are part of communities and must build and maintain trust while helping stakeholders, not just shareholders, says Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. "If you put growth above trust, then all of a sudden you create a toxic culture," he says, citing a Facebook memo that he says espoused growth as a priority.
Teachers who want to adopt mindfulness in the classroom should begin by developing their own mindfulness habits, suggests James Butler, the mindfulness specialist for the Austin, Texas, school district. Butler, who recently spoke on the topic with three former students at SXSW EDU, says that mindfulness in schools should focus on how students can be kind -- both to themselves and other people.
The deadline for the Labor Department to seek to overturn an appeals court decision vacating its fiduciary rule passed last week without the department taking action. The Securities and Exchange Commission is working on its own "best-interest" regulation governing financial advice for retirement savers.
Walmart plans to open a smaller, high-tech version of Sam's Club as a test store in a 32,000-square-foot location in the Dallas area that formerly held a Neighborhood Market. The store will be convenience-focused and offer Scan and Go technology.
Phishing attacks are one of the most common cyberattacks, and many consumers are unaware of one simple trick they can use to bolster their security against them. Changing the Domain Name System of a computer that's automatically set takes just a few clicks and is an easy trick to help safeguard against attacks.
Pinterest has introduced a creative dimension to its Marketing Partners program, with seven new companies onboard: Popular Pays, QuickFrame, Shutterstock Custom, Social Native, The Online Studio, Vidmob and Vidsy. The company reports that the new partnerships will enable advertisers to gain help in creating Pins from over 10,000 creatives.
UK-based COS, a fashion retail brand owned by H&M, has launched a line of sweatshirts made with leftover cotton scraps. The Repurposed Cotton Project shreds and compacts the scraps before weaving them into the new fabrics that are used in the shirts.
Security researchers from ThreatFabric have uncovered a new type of ransomware for Android dubbed MysteryBot. The experimental malware is thought to still be in development and could infect victims with a keylogger, a banking trojan and ransomware, researchers warn.
House lawmakers passed 38 bills aimed at combating the opioid abuse epidemic last week, including measures that would give NIH more authority to study nonaddictive painkillers and prevent opioid smuggling through international mail. The House this week expects to pass at least another 19 opioid measures and a legislative vehicle that would wrap in all of the opioid bills passed by the chamber, with the goal of sending the bills to the Senate by August.
Comcast on Wednesday made a formal, all-cash, $65 billion bid for 21st Century Fox assets and agreed to pay at least $4 billion in fees if the deal doesn't gain regulatory approval. The new bid could halt Fox's talks with Disney, which previously agreed to acquire the assets for $52.4 billion.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the construction industry is trying to fill 225,000 construction jobs each month due to an inadequate labor force. "Among the contractors expressing concern about worker skill levels, more than one-third (37 percent) believe the problem has worsened in the last six months, and almost half (47 percent) believe it will continue to worsen in the next six months," a new report says.
Oil production likely won't begin in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska until after 2030. The Energy Information Administration said companies will need time to acquire leases, look for oil and build infrastructure in the refuge, which may offer 5.7 billion to 16 billion barrels of oil in the coastal plain.
UPS is upgrading the avionics systems on 137 Boeing 757 and 767 freighters and 52 Airbus A300s, a process expected to take two and a half years. "This will allow us to be able to configure the aircraft to continue flying at least another 20, perhaps 30 years," says Christian Kast, UPS advanced flight manager.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has bought a two-thirds stake in luxury cruise line Silversea, and many agents see this as a positive move. "I believe it will help those clients who are 'Loyal to Royal' transition to a luxury cruise experience," said Vicki Briggs of Briggs World Travel.