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How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

Norway Lifts the Lid on the World’s Most Beautiful Public Toilet

Scandinavians seem to have cornered the market on beautiful, minimalist design. In the last year alone, Iceland debuted the “5-million-star” Aurora …

Blade Runner

A Grandfather's Advice Is Priceless. Mine Taught Me to Make the Most of This Short Life.

He confronted each day as if it were a barn that needed raising.<p>My grandfather, Dwight Archibald Garner, known to everyone as Archie, spent most of his early life working in the coal mines in and around Marion County, West Virginia. He quickly rose to become a foreman. Later he branched out and in …

Great Depression

Most Useful 3D Touch Gestures on iPhone

3D Touch is a feature that's been around since the 2015 release of the iPhone 6s, and it's become an integral gesture system on all of Apple's latest iPhones.<p>Though it's been around for a while, there are several hidden and less obvious 3D Touch gestures that you may have forgotten or might not be …

Graphic: The rise of Chinese venture capital

No Apple angle here, just an amazing graphic courtesy of the Wall Street Journal ($).<p>From Phred Dvorak and Yasufumi Saito’s Silicon Valley Powered …

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 apps police are warning parents to look out for on their children's phones

Parents are being urged to check their children’s phones in an effort to keep them safe online.<p>One police force has posted a warning to parents …

Apps

Elon Musk and the creator of Westworld made an inspirational trailer for the Falcon Heavy launch

“We’re hoping this is is the trailer for one part of the next chapter of the human story.”<p>A surprise guest joined the cast and creators of HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> at the end of the show’s SXSW panel on Saturday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, a friend of show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, appeared as a …

Falcon Heavy

7 Modern Farmhouse Trends That Will Never Go Out of Style

Clean, textural and all-American, modern farmhouse style has dominated the decor scene for the past few years (thanks a lot, <i>Fixer Upper</i>). But are we …

Seven creatures with skills that easily beat humans

Britt Spencer<p>What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.<p>You think you’re so smart. Well, a wave of research into animal cognition reveals that just about anything you do, other creatures can do too. Sometimes, they can do it far better.<p>To probe the …

The Brain

This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function

Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.<p>Although some people might quiver at the idea of living in only 140 square feet, Studiomama co-cofounders Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama saw the opportunity as an exciting design challenge.<p>By carefully …

North London

What "Natural Beauty" Looks Like in Different Countries

Obsessed with international beauty? Don't miss the number one trending haircuts in France, Japan, Australia, and more.<p><i>This story was originally</i> …

Natural Beauty

Foreign firms charge exorbitant price for seeds

LAHORE - Multinational companies involved in Pakistan's seed business sell their products to farmers at much higher rates as compared to other …

Mike Brady: Good planning will deliver a work-life balance regardless of how busy you are

At the start of every year there are endless media guides on how best to set your goals and plan the years ahead.<p>Common sense (which we know is not …

Behind the Scenes of How Chocolate Is Actually Made

In recent years, Brazil has become a leader in the international chocolate market: It is the seventh-largest cacao producer in the world, known for …

Flavors

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly pigmented petals …

James Cameron

Apple Shares Three New iPhone Photography Tutorials

Apple this afternoon updated its YouTube channel with three new tutorials designed to walk people through using various photography features on the iPhone.<p>The videos cover shooting an overhead photo on iPhone using the level feature, shooting in black and white, and adjusting slo-mo timing on …

Tips and Tricks: Resetting your Apple Music Listening Preferences

I signed up for Apple Music as soon as it was available to try it out, so I know it pretty well at this point. You would think it knows me by now, but more on that in a moment. I had been using Google Play All-Access before that at a discounted monthly rate, but never was super-impressed with the …

Apple Music

What’s the Difference Between Bay Scallops and Sea Scallops?

<b>What’s the Difference?</b><p>Putting aside the obvious size difference—three times larger than bay scallops, to be exact—sea scallops have a chewier texture …

Seafood

Once Upon a Brand: 6 Brand Storytelling Must Have Content Elements

Do you have a brand story that you share with people who come in contact with your brand? A story that serves as the connective tissue and foundation …

Marketing

Two US grocery chains are on the verge of bankruptcy as Amazon moves in

Bloomberg reports that Winn-Dixie parent Bi-Lo and Tops Friendly Market could both declare bankruptcy this month, an ominous shakeout in a grocery industry that is bracing for new competition from Amazon and its newly acquired Whole Foods subsidiary.<p>Dig a little deeper and the situation is more …

Business

The Future of Food

A glimpse of the future of food can be seen through the eyes of Andrew Ive, M.B.A. ’97. He is managing director of the world’s largest food-company …

4 Toxic Attitudes You Need to Change Right Now (If You Want to Sell More)

Even with a real need, the perfect solution, and impressive sales ability, many deals are lost. Changing these attitudes will fix that.<p>It was my fault. It usually is. We lost the sale and at first, didn't know why.<p>This mega-deal was to be the one that set the company up for the future. We shouldn't …

This Dutch farmer is the Elon Musk of potatoes

From an early age on, Dutch potato farmer Jacob van den Borne was fascinated by technology. That fascination never left. In fact, he now runs one of the world’s most advanced potato farms.<p>Using huge amounts of data collected by all kinds of different sensors, van den Borne manages to use his land …

Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

Standing in a kitchen in San Francisco, in a state where foie gras is illegal, Josh Tetrick cuts into the pale gray pate anyway and smears it on a …

Agriculture

I Left My Career To Travel Across The US With My Boyfriend, And We Broke Up

My alternative post-grad track? I followed by heart. Maybe there were some red flags in the beginning, but my heart continued to draw me toward the …

Pacific Ocean

Bitcoin May Have Found A Bottom

Bitcoin hit a high of just under $20,000 in mid-December after increasing about 20x since the beginning of 2017. It then went on a fairly steady decline to a low around $6,000 on February 6 (note that there is no single site with an official Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies prices).<p>[Ed note: …

Cryptocurrency

Brochure design: 10 top creative tips

We've given you a selection of great brochure templates elsewhere on the site. But when it comes to making a stunning brochure design from scratch – …

Graphic Design

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

Don't overlook these useful features of your Mac.<p>A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and …

High Sierra

These 2 Books Will Help You Build a Brand Bigger Than Your Product

Seth Godin and Fabian Geyrhalter are authors of two books that explain how brands can be bigger than their products<p>Do you drink Evian water because it tastes better, or do you drink it because it is bottled in the Alps in Lake Geneva Switzerland? Do you shop at Tom's shoes because of the quality of …