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Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

New research suggests that competent employees are assigned more work—but they don't always like it.<p>The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage “the garbage hit the fan.” As the Online Etymology Dictionary has it, it derives from an old …

Self Control

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

What’s the environmental impact of your nightly Netflix binging?

According to social scientist Toby Miller, the answer’s much greater than you’d think<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>May 8, 2015 5:12pm (UTC)<p>The belief held by many millenials that they are reducing their environmental impact by not reading physical books and newspapers or preferring to binge on Netflix rather …

The Eclipse May Have Been Crappy but What It Told Us About Our Future Is Great

Today, a solar eclipse had a slight chance of fucking up the UK power grid—and that's a really great thing because it means that we're slowly starting to wean ourselves off oil.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"Under a clear morning sky on the March 20, 2015, some 35,000 MW of solar …

How to Get More People to Actually See Your Work

A few years ago, the investor and entrepreneur Paul Graham wrote an essay on the nature of startups. He opened matter-of-factly “a startup is a …

Startups

Why We Attach to Struggles & Who We'd Be Without Them

<b>“Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley</b><p>I have been interested in personal development for as long as I …

Capitalism vs. The Climate: Stephen Colbert Talks To Naomi Klein

Author Naomi Klein, who just released her new book <i>This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate,</i> was Stephen Colbert's guest on Comedy …

An eclipse is about to put Europe's solar grid to the test - ExtremeTech

An eclipse is about to put Europe’s solar grid to the test<p>By on March 18, 2015 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Snowden’s Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed

A giant cellphone surveillance program is just one of the dark NSA secrets being dragged out into the light, thanks to a certain whistleblower and a …

New report: Cholesterol in food not a concern

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Public Health

Walter Isaacson on What it Really Takes to Innovate

"It's not enough to have a great idea," says The Innovators author and Steve Jobs biographer.<p>Management gurus who have long touted the value of teamwork and productive--now have new evidence from journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson.<p>In his new book <i>The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors,</i> …

Landmark architecture helps turn Miami into the "capital of Latin America"

<b>Feature:</b> international architects are leading Miami's transforming from a retirement resort into a major cultural destination, according to …