What You Need to Know Today: July 14

Good afternoon, Early Risers!

Here’s what you need to know

TECH

The UK might ban your favorite messaging apps. “WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat could soon be a thing of the past in the UK if the government gets its way.” A newly proposed bill to fight terrorist groups is raising some legal and ethical questions. If the bill does get passed, you can bet social messaging will feel the pinch. Full story.

+ Meanwhile US gov. hopefuls will do anything for a vote.

Apple brings contactless payments to the UK. “Apple Inc. is making the U.K. the first market outside the U.S. for its digital-wallet system as the company fights for a place in the electronic-payments industry. The Apple Pay service will be available at 250,000 retail locations in Britain starting Tuesday, the company said in an e-mailed statement.” (Bloomberg).

CAREER

[insert 50-Cent pun] Curtis James Jackson, III aka Fiddy Cent filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. Here’s the truth…Fiddy is not broke (it’s very unlikely). CelebrityNetWorth.com explains the 3 reasons why Fiddy filed. In short, it’s a strategic move that will allow Jackson to stay in control of his business operations and renegotiate $22.5 million worth of outstanding judgements. However, we expect nothing less from Twitter upon hearing this news, so here are the best 50-Cent jokes from yesterday.

+ These rappers are making a ton of money staying independent.

When telling instead of showing is best. “J.J. Abrams could have chosen to wow the audience with special effects, to show a little more, to try to pique interest by satisfying the tension felt by the true fans who don’t know what’s coming, and can’t stand not knowing. Instead, of following the conventional wisdom and showing, he told,” says Seth Godin. When everyone else is zigging you need to be zagging. Here’s why.

+ 21 trailers and reveals everyone is talking about from ComicCon.

How to move out of your parents’ basement, for real. Lauren Holliday was your average millennial: broke, stuck in a low paying job, and living at home with her parents. That is until everything changed. In six months, Lauren went from hometown-diner-waitress to making $72,000. And now she’s making what the top 1% of millennials make. Here’s her story and what she recommends you do, if you’re feeling stuck.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Time is no longer money. “…half a century ago, before the Industrial Revolution clocks were largely irrelevant. Instead of a time orientation, people had a task orientation.” Here’s why time management is making our lives worse.

+ The truth about productivity apps.

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