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7 Horrible Ways to Lead a Team (and the 1 Mistake Everyone Makes)

If you do this, you are not a leader.<p>Leadership is not, "Hey, you, go do this thing for me."<p>When we think about leadership, we tend to think in terms of hierarchy--those at "the top" are considered "the leaders" and those at the bottom are considered "the followers."<p>The problem with this sort of …

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Florida is drinking Gatorade out of Powerade bottles, so the NCAA doesn't get mad

Florida invented Gatorade! Of course that's what they're drinking.<p>Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida. Of course they drink that. But with the Florida women's team ready to make a run in the NCAA Tournament, which is sponsored by Powerade, the team has to get creative. All those …

Skier Swings An iPhone 6 Around His Head For A Matrix-like “Bullet Time” Effect

If you think that capturing epic footage of extreme sports requires some fancy equipment, you’re about to change your mind. Nicolas Vuignier, a …

5 Essential Behaviors You Need to Maintain Your Integrity as a Leader

Your reputation as a leader will be affected by how you align your values with your behavior.<p>This research from the Institute of Leadership and Management shows that while 83% of managers say their organizations have value statements, only 38% consider they are closely aligned to those statements. …

Leadership

5 Attitudes That Define Great Leaders

I typically work with huge datasets and draw conclusions based on thousands of leaders. Recently, however, I was working with a small dataset of just 30 leaders. These leaders work for a high tech company with more than 60,000 total employees. This group of 30 were considered to be some of the …

Leadership

This Swedish Photographer Captures Mindblowing Images Of Dancers In Nature

Bertil Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and filmmaker who captures dancers and performers in natural and architectural environments.<p>These images are …

Enchanting Portraits of Identical Twin Farmers in the Hungarian Countryside

With <i>The Twins</i>, Germany-based photographer Janos Stekovics remembers the lives and rituals of a since-passed set of identical twin farmers, János and …

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Can A Smarter Gun Prevent A Massacre?

This one has been gathering dust for a decade<p>In the wake of another mass murder in the United States, which left 14 people dead at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, plenty of smart people are asking: What can we do to stop the shooting?<p>Any mention of gun control is met with Second …

Get a kick out of these sneakers with customizable digital displays

In 1986, Run-D.M.C. released the song "My Adidas," dedicated to their unlaced white shell-toe sneakers and arguably setting in motion a sneaker …

How Procrastination Can Help You Accomplish More

It can be one of your most useful tools in the workplace.<p>Procrastination often gets a bad rap, but I'm a huge fan of it.<p>Sometimes I find that delay is actually the best tactic to deal with mundane but time-consuming issues that occasionally arise in my business. You might find that this approach …

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Every Politician in the U.S. Just Received This Letter About Bitcoin

As an early adopter of the internet (I got AOL in 1993), I have watched with fascination as Bitcoin has become more and more popular: with the media, with users, and especially with investors. I have my doubts about the future of Bitcoin, but the technology is unquestionably one of the most …

Zombielike Kangaroos That Stared Down Bicyclist Were Behaving Normally

A field of grey, motionless kangaroos staring down a bicyclist in a recent YouTube video is not evidence of marsupial zombies, scientists say — though the pouched Australians look eerily possessed.<p>The upright kangaroos peer intensely at Ben Vezina, who posted the video on YouTube on Aug. 23, as he …

When it’s time for music, just reach for the BOTTLE

Don’t let the <i>bottle</i> in the name fool you. The boomBOTTLE+ by SCOSCHE Industries is no place for a beverage. But your ears will quickly realize it is filled with sound.<p>The boomBOTTLE, rolled out today on the SCOSCHE website, is a portable Bluetooth speaker that has the height and girth of the common …

Rousey: Could beat 'anyone,' including Mayweather, in no-rules fight

Ronda Rousey refused to back down in her bitter feud with Floyd Mayweather when asked about the task of facing him in a no-rules fight, the latest …

A Brief And Gloriously Naughty History Of Early Erotica In Art (NSFW)

Art history, you nasty.<p>In the words of almighty queen Audre Lorde: "The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire."<p>In other words, …

Smartphone 'mode' can speed up devices and lengthen battery life

Phones, tablets and other devices slow down over time, no matter how expensive or cutting edge they were when you bought them. Now, researchers from Hanyang University in Korea claim a technology they developed can delay the inevitable. It's called Where's WALDIO or Write Ahead Logging Direct IO, …

No one wants to live in this $14.5 million apartment in New York's most exclusive building

Apartment 46 in The Dakota— the iconic co-op building at 72nd Street and Central Park West — has been on and off the market for over eight years. Guess what? It's on again for $14.5 million.<p>But, even if you have the cash, you might not have a chance at apartment 46. The Dakota co-op board is …

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SpaceX Seeks Help in Designing Hyperloop Pods

Billionaire Elon Musk wants to jump-start his Hyperloop high-speed transit system.<p>Musk’s rocket-building company, SpaceX, announced that it plans to …

Irrefutable evidence that Utah has the most epic night skies in the US

Picture Utah. What comes to mind is probably the impressive geological formations in the national parks and their other-worldly landscapes shaped by …

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Malaysian police arrested in investigation over migrant mass graves

Residents near a series of mass graves containing bodies of migrants from Myanmar told The Daily Telegraph that police and local politicians were known to be complicit in people smuggling<p>Malaysia has arrested corrupt police officers and is investigating “all officials” over suspected links to a …

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Photos of Abandoned Places Found in New York City

For the past few years, photographer Will Ellis has been locating, exploring, and documenting obscure abandoned places in New York City. His images …