Alan Bunce

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The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

Meet Parcels, the Aussie band who’ve worked with Daft Punk and sound like The Beach Boys gone electro-disco

Their collaboration with Daft Punk last year put the five-piece on the map, but Thomas Smith finds a band ready to take their brand of future-pop to …

Market Realist

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Spotify’s meteoritic path to success, in charts

Back in 2008, a dozen people gathered in a tiny office in Stockholm, Sweden, and built something that would first shatter, then save, and ultimately rebuild music.<p>A decade later, Spotify is ready to come into its own. The music-streaming company makes its market debut on Tuesday (April 3). It is …

Ulysses turns 100 this month, and you should totally read it

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of James Joyce’s <i>Ulysses</i>, originally serialized in <i>The Little Review</i> between March 1918 …

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Eventually it happens to everyone. As we age, even if we're healthy, the heart becomes less flexible, more stiff and just isn't as efficient in processing oxygen as it used to be. In most people the first signs show up in the 50s or early 60s. And among people who don't exercise, the underlying …

High Blood Pressure

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

Music Festivals

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

How to Run an Efficient Meeting--Without Being Bossy or Taking Over | Inc.com

Of course you are going to run the meeting. You probably know the most about the subject and care most about it. Why would you not run the meeting? Because subject matter experts and leaders should rarely, if at all, run meetings.<p>When subject matter experts and leaders run meetings they typically …

Leadership

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

Los Angeles

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

We have catalogued nearly every outright lie the president has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

Donald Trump

Blockchain becoming the rage at US business schools

The move makes sense as more students seek careers in financial technology, or “fintech,” which has captivated leading Wall Street banks and been …

9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

Top new toys invite girls to build, boys to nurture and everyone to code

It's time to clean out the toy box and make room for new arrivals.<p>Toymakers have been working hard to come up with the next must-have plaything. Is it on these pages? Joanne and Stephanie Oppenheim think it might be. The mother-daughter duo are the toy experts behind the website Oppenheim Toy …

Lego

Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

Emotional Intelligence

11 habits of ridiculously likeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

How To Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than 430 million and its revenue from $78 million to over $3 billion. Refreshingly, throughout, Weiner …

Oprah Winfrey

Writing a Business Plan May Not Be Your Idea of Fun, But It Forces You to Build These 4 Crucial Habits

These key habits will allow you to grow a stronger, more profitable business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The average entrepreneur reacts to the term "business plan" with distaste, seeing it as a necessary evil when starting a business or seeking funding.<p>While the …

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback | Inc.com

Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, collect feedback and pivot, the idea of consistent feedback has permeated our corporate environment.<p>And yet, if we …

Entrepreneurship

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons | Inc.com

I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the price at $45,000 to $150,000 to …

Employment

The absurdly simple thing that makes the happiest people in the world so happy

Research has found about 9 zillion things you can do to increase happiness.<p>Of course, you’re probably not doing any of them. To be fair, most people …

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream

Many marijuana users hide their stash in their closets. Most people who use marijuana are parents. There are almost as many marijuana users as there are cigarette smokers in the U.S.<p>Those facts and many more are among the conclusions of new survey from Yahoo News and Marist College, which …

Cannabis

Ata Kak at the Jazz Cafe, London gig review: Ghanaian dance-rap artist leaves crowd elated with eccentric tunes

Ata Kak performs his infectious dance-rap to the crowd at the Jazz Cafe in Camden like there's no tomorrow, because the Ghanaian musician probably …

Michael Jackson

This teen proves pretty much anyone can write a Chainsmokers song

No shade, but this is pretty cool and super hilarious.<p>The Chainsmokers–aka the DJ/producer duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall–are the kings of the EDM-pop music scene. Their chart-topping hit, "Closer," featuring Halsey, basically ruled the airwaves last summer, their album went to No.3 …

6 Unconventional Brain Exercises to Get You Over a Mid-Afternoon Slump | Inc.com

By now, you should know that it's ideal to close your peepers and rest for 15 to 20 minutes when your body slows down in the afternoon. But what if a nap at work just isn't an option? The next best strategy is to walk yourself through activities that send "Pay attention!" signals to your brain. …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …