Top 3 Biggest Smartphone Trends

The smartphone isn’t going anywhere. No other device can replicate what it does for the everyday consumer, so expect to see more smartphones in the public’s hands over the next few decades. But that doesn’t mean the device will stay the same. The next steps in the smartphone’s evolution are here, and Business Insider Intelligence has collected them into The Top 3 Biggest Smartphone Trends. To get your copy of this exclusive report absolutely FREE, simply click here. Join the conversation about this story » …read more Source:: Business Insider       

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A day in the life of a political activist and single dad who spends 20-hour work days traveling the country but always flies back home to his son

Maurice Mitchell balances his two full-time jobs: being the national director of the Working Families Party and a father. To be present in his son’s life, Mitchell sacrifices sleep and stability for constant plane rides back and forth from San Diego to New York City. Mitchell wakes up at around 4 a.m. every day and works until 11 p.m. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Maurice Mitchell works two full-time jobs: He’s the national director for the Working Families Party, a grassroots group that advocates for progressive causes, and he cares for his 3-year-old son. Balancing fatherhood and leading a political party means Mitchell typically travels the country on… Read More

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The Joy of Writing a Book With My Dad

When I tell people I wrote a book with my dad, they usually look at me with a mixture of curiosity and pity. Some confess they could never imagine doing that. Others ask how it went, in the same hushed tone you use at funerals. But one writing student of mine, who is several decades older and seemingly far wiser than I am, responded differently. “It must be nice to think of the legacy you created with someone who means so much to you,” she said. This was a beautiful sentiment, but it was not the way I, or my dad, ever thought about the collaboration. Over the past few… Read More

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The World That Jazzercise Built

“You’re not in Jazzercise, ladies,” a trim, tattooed, fitness instructor chided me and the roomful of women who were attempting to work up a sweat one morning a few months ago. I’d never done Jazzercise, but I knew what she meant. The caustic cue conjured grainy VHS tapes—the kind that circulate on social media for their Totally ’80s aesthetic—featuring a gyrating blonde who’s all limbs, leotard, and embarrassing exclamations like “find that boogie body.” My instructor was calling us uncool. Tempting as it may be to dismiss Jazzercise to the dustbin of fitness history, the dance-cardio program—which turns 50 this month—is more than a punchline. The format founded in a… Read More

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Beware the ‘perfect storm of negative events’ one expert says will send stocks crashing

Optimism is creeping back into the stock market amid expectations of trade-war progress, and as analysts across Wall Street prime investors for strong second-half earnings. Vincent Deluard, a macro strategist at INTL FCStone, says investors should avoid being swept up in what could be a strong summer, and instead focus on a troubling combination of factors that could wreak havoc in the fall. He outlines four main headwinds that could strike the market simultaneously. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Vincent Deluard doesn’t want you to get the wrong idea if stocks rally this summer. The INTL FCStone macro strategist is staunchly negative on the equity market in the… Read More

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My Three Grandfathers

Late on the eve of my mother’s wedding day, in August of 1965, in Springfield, Illinois, a hoot owl on a tree outside her bedroom window called out “Who? Who?” The call echoed in the darkness of her high-ceiled room. It was a loaded question. Earlier that day, my grandmother (Granny, we kids called her) had taken my mother (whom we call Mama) aside for a private talk. “Now Beth,” she said. “You know that Daddy and I had trouble having you.” In spite of Granny’s midwestern Methodist reserve and impermeable feminine decorum, Mama did know a little about this. When, as an unusually intense and imaginative little girl, she… Read More

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