Benjamin Van Meter

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Bank of America didn't waste any time raising its own interest rates

On Wednesday, almost simultaneous with the Fed's announcement of a 25 basis point hike, Bank of America announced that it was increasing its prime lending rate from 3.5% to 3.75%. This is the lowest rate at which it will lend to its most creditworthy customers, typically multinational …

Bank of America

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After …

8 Toxic Habits That Make Star Employees Quit

Avoid these habits (or these bosses) at all costs if you want to thrive.<p>Sometimes top talent will leave a company for a different position or greater incentives. However, if your business has a high employee turnover rate, maybe the issue isn't just competing firms. Unfortunately, many bosses have …

Man Removed from Alaska Airlines Flight for Calling Flight Attendant Sexy

When you’re at work, it’s definitely not fun if someone tries to interrupt what you’re doing. It can definitely make it difficult to perform your …

Positive thinking can make you too lazy to meet your goals

Want to succeed? Your optimism might be getting in the way.<p>About fifteen years ago, when entrepreneur Michael Stausholm started a business with a friend, his partner painted a rosy picture of the future of the business and promised him a lot of success.<p>Stausholm believed him and felt uplifted, as …

Happiness

Accounting Software Maker BlackLine Files for IPO

Accounting software maker BlackLine filed for an initial public offering with U.S. securities regulators on Friday, looking to ride on the recent …

8 Powerful Signs That You're Successful (Even If You Don't Think So)

Self-doubt happens to the best of us - here are some signs you're a lot more successful than you think.<p>At one time or another, most of us have fallen prey to imposter syndrome. No matter how qualified we may be or how hard we work, there's that nagging voice in our heads that suggests that maybe …

Oil and gas wastewater is changing the Earth's surface, study finds

The U.S. oil and gas industry is having a visible effect on the Earth's surface, a new review of satellite images has found.<p>In recent years, energy …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day

What you do is based on what you think. So borrow a few thoughts from Steve.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation …

9 Habits of People Who Move Up the Corporate Ladder Higher AND Faster

The 9 Habits of People Who Move Up the Corporate Ladder (Higher AND Faster)<p>Posted at in Leadership by Oriane Perrin<p>Whether you’re at the bottom of …

Self-improvement

Oregon Authorities Investigating Collapse of Iconic Rock Formation

Authorities in Oregon were investigating the collapse of an iconic sandstone formation after video posted on Twitter showed state park visitors appearing to destroy it.<p>In a statement Monday, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department spokesman Chris Havel said that the agency and state police were …

Want to Double Your Employees' Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenue and profits more than 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel …

Tesla Says Gigafactory Costs May Exceed Expectations

Tesla Motors said the cost of building and operating the Gigafactory could exceed the company’s current expectations.<p>The Gigafactory may also take …

Five Fun Science Experiments You Can Do at Home With Your Kids

You’ve already taken your summer trip, it’s too hot to do anything outside, and the kids are tired of the library. It’s the perfect time for at-home …

How to Turn IKEA Bookshelves into CUSTOM BUILT-INS

How to Turn IKEA Bookshelves into CUSTOM BUILT-INSWhen we moved into our home here in Oklahoma (a little over a year ago), we had to make a few …

12 Amazing Power Foods to Build Muscle and Burn Fat to Keep You Healthy For Life

If you add these 12 power foods into your daily diet, your body will work effectively to build lean muscle mass and burn fat more efficiently.<p>Not …

Heat, light stimulate self-assembly: Researchers develop shape-changing 'smart' material

The team worked with a class of long-chain molecules, called liquid crystalline networks (LCNs), which provide order in one direction and give …

The 5-Minute Morning Routine to Feel Better All Day

You might not be able to do anything about the 10 hours per day you spend hunched over a laptop. But spending just five minutes every morning with …

Why 'Fake It Till You Make It' Is So Effective, According to Science

Research helps explain why, when it comes to work, "sincerity" beats "authenticity."<p>It took me a while before I started calling myself an author.<p>I've been writing this column for almost two years, and have reached an audience well into the millions. I'm about to finish my first book (which I've …

Leadership

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

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18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Building mental strength takes hard work and commitment, but it's the key to reaching your greatest potential.<p>As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit …

Sorry, leaves — we figured out a way to do photosynthesis better than you

Trees, be warned: the process of photosynthesis — once the exclusive domain of nature — has just been not only co-opted but upgraded by Harvard …

Clean Energy

Just Promoted To Manager? Here Are 5 Strategies For Success

It's a quiet afternoon at work when you get a phone call from your boss, asking you to come up to her office for a quick chat.<p><i>Could it be?</i> You ask yourself... <i>Am I finally getting a promotion??</i><p>You've been waiting for this. You've put in hours of work, smiled through thousands of late nights, and …

Leadership

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Physics

Controversial Report Suggests Governments Are Recommending Foods That Make Us Obese

They’ve got a real issue with low fat.<p>With the number of obese people in the world now outnumbering underweight people, we’ve got a serious problem …

'Eat fat to get thin': Official diet advice is 'disastrous' for obesity fight, new report warns

Thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences,” a leading obesity charity warned yesterday.<p>“Eating fat does not make you fat,” argues a new report by the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and the …