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The One Thing Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec Never Does in Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Wanna Write a Book in 2016? Four Words: Pick Up Your Phone!

It's January, which means it's <i>that</i> time of year: time to make some new year's resolutions. For many, those resolutions include eating less and exercising more. But for a few of you wordsmiths and artistic types, it includes something more: writing a book. I made that resolution several years in a …

Writing

Why Dubai, Part Two

The photo above is not a model of the current city of Dubai. It is a model of the new city the ruling Al Maktoum family--with numerous investors--plans to build right next door, complete with the world's largest air-conditioned arcade and theme parks, all of it to be ready before the 2020 Expo here.<p>…

Google Reported To Launch A New, Smarter Messaging Service

In the past few years, messaging has become the biggest new battleground for tech companies. Facebook, WeChat, and Slack have all elevated quick missives into bonafide platforms by including extensions, payments, and virtual assistants into chat windows. Google has been largely left behind in the …

Google’s Project Sunroof Now Tells More Homeowners How Well Solar Would Work On Their Roofs

Google’s Project Sunroof, which started as a 20 percent project by Google engineering lead Carl Elkin, helps you figure out how well solar panels would work on your roof. The company launched the project in August, but at the time, it only covered homes in Boston and a few select areas in …

Solar Power

Read These 3 Books to Make 2016 Unforgettable

These three books (plus a bonus one!) will get your mind right for the upcoming year.<p>There is one solid way to prepare yourself for the upcoming year: read. Tech mogul Bill Gates has an annual must-read list and trailblazing entrepreneur Jessica Mah reads a new book every week. It's not a …

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Bill Nye Explains the Link Between Climate Change and Terrorism

This one is worth your time.<p>We need Bill Nye as an advocate for humanity. We need him to ask questions, to champion science and critical thinking. We need him to look at our biological world and sociopolitical world from a different perspective–one that's not bound by party lines, but rooted in …

The 10-Minute Workout That Will Fry Your Abs

This plank jack complex will crush calories and carve your core<p>The plank strengthens the dozens of muscles between your shoulders and hips.<p>But if you jack your feet in and out as you do it, the plank suddenly becomes so much more than just a core builder.<p>The quick movement of your feet provides a …

23 Little Choices That Can Make You Healthier

When people think about genes, they tend to apply the words "good" or "bad" to them. Depending on how your life is going, you might thank your genes …

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

<i>By Max Berlinger for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do you ever think that it's kinda crazy that we can order pizza from our cellphones and yet no one can figure out how to stop (or at least slow) the inevitable march towards death? Well, you're not alone.<p>Science has been trying to figure out this …

Red Planet red flags? NASA council has doubts about Mars mission

For months, NASA has talked up its Journey to Mars road map with speeches, videos, posters, hashtags and even astronaut job openings promoting a manned mission to the Red Planet sometime in the 2030s. But on Wednesday, its own advisory council discussed dropping the whole idea -- at least for now.<p>A …

Geneticists Are Concerned Transhumanists Will Use CRISPR on Themselves

The biggest debate at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing is where to draw the line between "medical treatment" and "body enhancement."<p>Geneticists developing powerful genome editing tools are worried that transhumanists will try to use them on themselves before they're deemed safe and …

Scientists detect mysterious radio pulse from deep space. What is it?

The scientific explanation is that it's a radio signal from 6 billion light years away, possibly coming from a supernova or a forming star.<p>Using new …

Universe

Creating Habits for Success: Five Strategies for Staying On-Track

Creating Habits for Success: Five Strategies for Staying On-Track By Michelle LaBrosse, PMP, Founder, Cheetah Learning What habits do you need to …

Do Ghost Ships Full of Dead People Belong to Kim Jong Un?

TOKYO — Since 2013, more than 175 abandoned ships have been found floating off the coast of Japan, with scores of unidentified bodies.<p>Most of the …

North Korea

The facts shoot holes in Obama's claim that US is only host to mass killings

On Tuesday, President Obama stunned Americans and French alike with his false claims about gun violence in America. "I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings. This just doesn’t happen in other countries,” claimed Obama. It is a claim that he has continually repeated over the …

I visited Amazon's first retail store, and one thing was especially annoying

In November, Amazon opened its first brick and mortar location, Amazon Books, in Seattle's upscale University Village mall.<p>The store not only sells books, but also sells Amazon devices such as the Kindle, Echo, Fire TV, and Fire Tablet. It also displays user reviews.<p>But one thing about Amazon's new …

eCommerce

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Now on Kickstarter, a Flying Robot

A new Kickstarter campaign offers you the opportunity to own a flying robot, raising the question: <i>What is a flying robot?</i><p>Essentially it's a machine capable of perceiving its environment and, accordingly, taking complex actions. And, of course, it can fly.<p>The flying robot in question, named Fleye, …

Bicycle Helmets

I've owned an Amazon Echo for less than a day and I'm blown away

For those unfamiliar, Amazon's Echo is a tall black cylindrical WiFi speaker that can sit anywhere in your home and answer questions, set timers, play music, keep you up to date with sports and the news, and much more.<p>All you have to do is address the speaker — it responds to "Alexa" or "Amazon" — …

Smart Homes

McDonald’s Canada opens first cafe to take on Tim Hortons, Starbucks

A new front is opening up in the coffee wars.<p>McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd. is launching on Wednesday its first standalone McCafé in a bustling concourse at Toronto's Union Station, betting on luring younger consumers with a wider offering of healthier-sounding products, an all-day breakfast …