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Each year, I read dozens of security reports and almost all come to the same conclusion: the bad guys are getting better at what they do and despite our best efforts, we are barely keeping our heads above water. That’s why this year’s 2017 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach report stood out. The time to detect breaches and the costs for remediation and the impact of data loss are falling.

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How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Amy Foo, VP of Finance and Operations at Zendesk APAC.

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Jeff Bezos is set to become the richest human ever. As one of the key founders of Amazon, Google, Airbnb, Twitter and Uber, Bezos clearly has a lot to crow about when it comes to professional skills and achievements. Nevertheless, it's possible to cram everything into a single page - which means you really need to trim the fat from your own resume.

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Dear Lifehacker, We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell is just awful. What can we do?

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If you have back pain, yoga may be the last thing you feel like doing. But after 12 weeks of a gentle, beginner-level yoga program, people in a recent study had as much pain relief as those who did physical therapy sessions. And either type of exercise worked better than doing nothing at all.

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In fewer than 24 hours, I’ll be lining up on the start line for the Surf Coast Trail Marathon. This is my second marathon and my preparation has been less than perfect. When I ran this event last year, I had a solid 16 week preparation with lots of long runs that were planned with a specific cycle of three weeks of increasing distance followed by an easier week. This year, has been a different story and it strikes me that there are some lessons that can be applied to project management.

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It's the time of year that every PC gamer either loves or dreads (depending on the size of their bank balance.) Yup: the Steam 'Summer' Sale is back! The first round of Steam sales have already gone up and there are some killer deals to be had - you can score up to 90 per cent off. Let's take a look at the highlights!

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As you get older and assume more responsibility in your life, your gaming time might need to adjust. It doesn't have to be game over, but if gaming is getting in the way of real life, it's time to push pause. Here's what worked well for me.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Amazon is setting up shop in Australia, and according to a recent survey, a massive 90 per cent of us online shopping-types will use the service - if it comes good with the low prices, vast selection and fast delivery we've been promised, of course.

And why wouldn't we?

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One of the things that used to be difficult for small businesses was accessing payment system. Typically, you were locked in with your bank and slugged with the cost of a payment terminal that you then needed to integrate with your point of sale system. That's changed as a result of new mobile-enabled payment systems and the new API economy while allows all sorts of systems to access payments and other systems. Square is leveraging all this as they launch a one-stop shop offering a suite of third-party point-of-sale (POS) hardware and accessories.

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If you've got a lot of work contacts, you probably want to keep them organized, grouped together, and separate from your friends and family. If you can't be bothered creating multiple folders and subsections for your contacts list, try reader trickycoolj's simple trick instead.

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Does selling online strike fear into your soul? You'll be branded as smarmy, sleazy and will suffer a fate worse than death, right? Wrong. The reason we loathe the idea of 'selling' to people is because we hate being 'sold' to, ourselves. Yet we all love buying.

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Teams is Microsoft's play in the competitive collaboration business. Like Slack and HipChat, it's a chat-based system. But as well as chat, Teams is about allowing coworkers to work together. Of course, that means being able to access content easily.

As part of Microsoft's increased openness to working with third parties, a new integration with Dropbox has been announced, so people can work together on files stored in Dropbox.