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Illustrations Share Hilariously Relatable Adventures of an Adorable Bunny

Artist Kitt Santos digitally illustrates the story of an adorable rabbit who goes on relatable, uplifting, and funny little adventures. Ever since he started the Little Bunny. Big World. project, Santos has chosen to base the main character's ever-changing journey on his own observations, flaws, …

Thich Nhat Hanh: The Power Of Walking Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness – the art of focusing your attention to the present moment - is a way to develop peace and happiness in our lives according to Thich Nhat …

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

15 New Social-Media Templates to Save You Even More Time With Your Marketing

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Imagine having a quick and fast way to get up to speed with social media or to get your work done in less time (and with more confidence).<p>When I’m in a pinch or into something new, one of the first places I turn is toward a template. I’ve built a stash of …

A Silicon Valley mogul wants to create a new country to house the world’s refugees

The number of refugees in the world is growing, now at an all-time high of nearly 60 million people. As wars and persecution continue to rage, refugee camps can’t keep up, and more and more people make the dangerous, often deadly journey to find a better life—especially since donor aid is …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch Deck from The Art of the Start 2.0

The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch Deck from The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki created by Visually http://visual.ly/<p>More about The Art of the Start 2.0 here: http://guykawasaki.com/books/the-art-of-the-start/

Guy Kawasaki

One in 5 of Japan's gents love craft beer

These 9 common office policies actually limit productivity

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy in order to create order.<p>I understand the temptation. As my company has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been …

Frozen Banana Pops Are A Healthy, Delicious Way To Stay Cool This Summer

Summer can feel a bit challenging sometimes. It's the one time of year we have to strip down to our bathing suits in front of other human beings, so we want to look our best. But it's also the best season for eating ice cream and milkshakes and floats -- we could go on and on -- which makes it very …

Three startups, Carbon Engineering, Global Thermostat and Climeworks, are making strides with technology that can directly remove carbon dioxide from the air. What they need now is a viable business model<p>In Squamish, British Columbia, a Canadian town halfway between Vancouver and Whistler where the …

Business Development

Why Are Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Reading Utopian Sci-Fi?

Iain M Banks's novels feature superintelligent AI: Are Musk and Zuckerberg worried about getting replaced?<p>Two of tech's biggest names, SpaceX's Elon Musk and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, are reading speculative fiction by the late Scottish author Iain M Banks. What's with the sudden interest in …

14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

The rich historical context they give us has led to their recognition by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites of cultural significance.<p>From Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's oldest mining town, to South Korea's Yangdong and Hahoe villages, whose stunning landscape inspired 17th- and 18th-century poets, here …

These Illustrations Will Motivate You To Live Life To The Fullest

We're going to let you in on a little secret: You can do anything you put your mind to.<p>Sometimes we just need a push to remind us to seize everything the world has to offer -- whether it's a calming run outdoors or even a new adventure in life. If you're in need of a little boost, the illustrations …

LED indoor farms could change the food industry, and help solve world hunger

The world’s population keeps growing and we keep using up the Earth’s land to grow more food – so what happens when traditional agriculture can no …

Aquaponics

Google’s Free Website Builder Makes It Dead Simple To Implement Material Design

No taste? No problem. Google’s got you covered.<p>By now, we’ve all heard of Google’s enticing pitch on Material Design–their design language that re-imagines the pieces of user interface as real, physical objects. But while Google offers tools for any Android developer to build an app that adheres to …

The 21 trickiest questions you'll have to answer if you want to work at Goldman Sachs

Consider: Last year, Goldman hired 8,300 employees out of 270,000 applicants — a 3% success rate.<p>To make the cut you'll need to prove you have the skills, the experience, and the motivation to thrive, and you'll also need to prove you're a cultural fit. In other words: You'll need to ace the …

7 Free Tools That Will Shave Hours Off Social Media Management | Inc.com

It should come as no surprise that social media isn't going anywhere. Not only are businesses solidifying their presence on more social media networks, but they're also investing more in these channels. In fact, in 2014 alone, social media ad spend topped $8.5 billion, and that number is projected …

Social Media

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …

3 data science trends that can supercharge your sales

Data science is one of the biggest trends in business. For many teams, however, the concept remains a black box. Positioned at the intersection of engineering and statistics, we often think of data science as closely tied to IT, marketing, analytics, and product. We imagine complex algorithms, …

How to Promote with Brand Ambassadors Using Visual Content Marketing

Passionate brand advocates can provide marketing on steroids.<p>On a social web they boost sharing, enable crowd sourced marketing and they do it for …

There are two scientifically superior ways to make iced coffee with next to no effort

To make good iced coffee this summer, don't just pour coffee over ice cubes.<p>Experts say there are actually two much better ways to make iced coffee: cold brew and flash brew.<p>And they're both surprisingly simple.<p>Sometimes called the "Toddy Method" after a chemical engineer student at Cornell who …

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Iranian Artist's Mirror Installations Symbolize the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad explores complex human issues and relationships through her intriguing exhibitions and symbolic performances. Abedinirad's <i>Evocation</i> and <i>Heaven on Earth</i> installations each focus on one of these distinct connections, examining how human beings connect to Mother …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

The right gets Jesus all wrong: 9 reasons why everything you know about Jesus is a myth

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>His name. Marital status. Where he was born, how he died. The history of Jesus is loaded with falsities and myths<p>Valerie Tarico<p>May 14, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>Jesus has been described as the best known figure in history, and also the least known. If you mentioned the name …

Sir Richard Branson's Advice For Entrepreneurs: Don't Be Afraid Of Fear

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” Small businesses have a lot to thank legendary racing driver Mario Andretti for, as this should be the mantra of all budding entrepreneurs.<p>It is normal for entrepreneurs to feel out of control and worry that the rug could be pulled …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Disorganized? Research Says That’s a Good Thing

In Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson posits that “<i>the more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you …