Aakash R Manohar

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10 Reasons Why Santo Domingo is AMAZING!!!

1. Colors, colors, colors!<p>2. It's full of history. Home of the first university, castle, cathedral and monastery in the new world!<p>3. The food... amazing!!<p>4. Nothing like a triple fried dough to wake up in the morning.<p>5. Friendliest people ever!! Everyone is so welcoming, outgoing and extremely …

Learning Is the Most Celebrated Neglected Activity in the Workplace

When I am invited to “teach leadership” to managers in corporations, I use the first few minutes to address the issue of where and how one learns to lead—and what gets in the way. I usually begin with a confession and a question.<p>My confession is always the same. That I am hoping to learn something …

An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

The Secret Sauce That Makes Women Entrepreneurs Tick | Inc.com

It's a common joke: The reason I'm an entrepreneur is because I'm unemployable anywhere else.<p>Actually, corporate America should be clamoring to get you on board. According to a new study jointly produced by Springboard, an accelerator for women-led companies, and recruiting firm Korn Ferry, …

Entrepreneurship

My Road to Hell Was Paved

If you're not from Billings, Montana, you don't expect to run into people from your hometown at the airport there, but over at the luggage carousel are a doctor from Nashville and his family, just arrived for a two-week vacation. In fact, my friend Karl and I visited this same family in Montana two …

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Federal scientists discover new coral species in underwater canyons off California's coast

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they've discovered a new species of deep-sea coral off the Northern California coast.<p>NOAA announced Wednesday that a research team using small submersibles found the coral in September near national marine sanctuaries off the …

50 rock songs that made me a better writer

From “Pinball Wizard” to “Down Under,” pop music has expanded my vocabulary in ways I’m only now realizing<p>ROCK AND ROLL SONGS have taught me a lot. And by “rock & roll,” I mean rock, folk, punk, funk, metal, prog, R & B, disco, rap, and pop. While peers, family, and work edified me in various ways …

After two crashes, how can commercial space flights be regulated?

Back in the day when space exploration was the brave new frontier of John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and a monkey named Gordo, NASA presided over it all with a god-like presence.<p>In 2014, with a rocket exploding near one coast and a futuristic spaceship crashing near the other, there’s another new …

Heathrow's New Scent Dispenser Helps Passengers Get in the Mood to Travel

What’s the scent of an exciting holiday in Rio? How does a day wasting away on the beach in Phuket smell? Will a Tokyo shopping spree be appeal to …

Stunning Rural Landscapes Blur Reality with Abstraction

In these dramatic landscapes, photographer Lisa Wood perfectly blurs the line between reality and abstraction. The series, entitled <i>Art of Farmland</i>, documents the gorgeous countryside of the artist's hometown in Sun Valley, Idaho. However, as viewers gaze upon the visually stunning images, it …

Art

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