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How Do You Know Someone Has the Leadership Skills of the Future? Look for These 5 Signs | Inc.com

As you think ahead to improving your leadership skills in 2018 and beyond, the best traits I have found which will profoundly impact individuals and teams may not be futuristic at all. But -- and you can take this to the bank -- these 5 leadership practices will stand the test of time, next year or …

Leadership

How to Thicken Foods in a Slow Cooker

Slow cooker season is upon us. From brisket to butter chicken, this kitchen appliance is a godsend for busy bees and lazy Larrys alike, with its "set …

Hidden Cities found near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

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Skirt Steak Recipes

Tender and juicy skirt steak is perfect for marinades. The seasonings cook nicely with this tender steak and create savory and delicious dishes like …

Cooking

Polycarbonate cabin / Alejandro Soffia

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In 1953 Le Corbusier wrote a letter to the Chilean Architects, and was sent through Emilio Duhart, a …

Vacation Homes

How to save your vision if you stare at screens all day

If you work in front of a computer all day, you're familiar with that irritated, fuzzy, and tired feeling your eyes have by the end of the afternoon. Everything starts to get a little blurry and sometimes your head aches. This cluster of symptoms is known as eye strain or computer vision syndrome, …

Nest founder and CEO is stepping down

Nest CEO Tony Fadell is stepping down from the company he launched in 2011. His departure comes two years after he sold Nest to Google for $3.2 billion.<p>"Although this news may feel sudden to some, this transition has been in progress since late last year," he said in a blog post Friday.<p>In recent …

Home Appliances

Sustainable Investing Gains Ground in Boardrooms Everywhere

At the peak of the recession in 2009, two former real estate developers in Pennsylvania surveyed the financial wreckage and decided to create a new kind of bank.<p>They called it e3bank, a reference to the “triple bottom line” concepts of “enterprise, environment and equity” that would guide its …

Sustainability

The Best Free Online Courses for Professionals | Inc.com

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll be ready to take your career into your own …

Northwestern University

Do You Have a Digital Estate Plan for Your Online Assets?

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — In this digital age, people amass an electronic wealth of sorts in social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and online …

Wells Fargo

Here's Why Rich Chinese Are Selling The Yuan

IMF thinks highly of the Chinese currency, the yuan or Renminbi. Very highly. That’s why it decided last week to include the yuan in its basket of reserve currencies.<p>That should have set up a race among wealthy Chinese investors to sell other currencies to buy the yuan. Right?<p>Wrong! Quite the …

China

The difference between 1% and 2% milk

If you're one of those weirdos who likes to drink milk with every meal including Chinese food, carry on, we're not here to judge. But we would like to enlighten you about what it is you're actually drinking, what it's doing to your body, and if there's really a difference between 1% and 2%.<p>To get …

3 search sites that don't track you like Google does

When you need to get information or find something online, chances are you go to Google. But while Google is great at Web searches, it’s hardly stellar when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, scans your Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot …

Privacy

The next generation of Freeview arrives next month

More than ever before, Brits are using catch-up services to watch their favourite TV shows from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. YouView is already fusing those services with the traditional Freeview experience, and now, realising its potential, the brains behind Freeview are preparing a …

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

Apps

Tim Cook Invests in Water-Efficient Shower Head Startup Nebia

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among a group of high-profile investors in Nebia, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a water-efficient shower head, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. Nebia is a self-installed shower system that atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface …

Startups

Seven things security experts do to keep safe online

Cybersecurity experts aren’t like you or I, and now we have the evidence to prove it. Researchers at Google interviewed more than 200 experts to find out what security practices they actually carry out online, and then spoke to almost 300 non-experts to find out how they differ.<p>Perhaps …

Information Systems

You're Probably Recycling Wrong

An expert explains how to do it smarter, and why some materials muck up the sorting process.<p>Maybe you’ve found yourself mystified by the symbols and rules of recycling. Counterintuitively, the single-stream system—which allows residents to toss any and all recyclables into one bin—hasn’t cleared up …

Sustainability

SpaceX is going to try a revolutionary rocket landing this Sunday — here’s how to watch

Get ready: SpaceX will try another historic rocket landing on Sunday, June 28.<p>The landing attempt will happen minutes after SpaceX launches one of their Falcon 9 rockets out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at exactly 10:21 a.m. EDT.<p>NASA will begin streaming the event live at 9 a.m. …

Space Travel

Scott Walker takes on another liberal icon: tenured professors

First, Gov. Scott Walker defeated public-sector labor unions. Then, he declawed their private-sector counterparts. Now, just weeks before his expected entry into the presidential race, the Wisconsin Republican is staring down another conservative target: college professors.<p>The trifecta could cement …

Higher Education

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee With Your French Press, Because You Can!

Photo credit: 500px<p>Great news, guys. It might be getting too warm to drink hot coffee, but that doesn't mean that your beloved French press is no longer needed. That glorious, sleek container that makes it so simple to brew a cup of coffee in the morning can be used to make cold brew.<p>The process …

Coffee

4 Ways to Bridge the Retirement Income Gap

Think you can't afford to delay taking Social Security once you retire? These steps can help.<p>If you’re on the verge of retirement, you’ve probably …

Brigade Seeks To Reboot Political Engagement In America With Civic Social Media

In June 2014, tech billionaire Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster and former president of Facebook, announced he would invest $9.3 million dollars in Brigade, a new company that aims to "use social media to transform politics" and reignite civic engagement and activism in American life.<p>On …

Social Media

Spotify and Starbucks team up to let you pick songs playing in stores and more

Next time you head into Starbucks, the music may reflect your barista’s mood.<p>In a partnership with Spotify, all 15,000-plus Starbucks employees in the US will receive Spotify Premium memberships. Those employees will then be able to stream playlists they helped create while making your latte.<p>After …

Playlist

Uber expands Spanish-language service in southern California and Chicago

To better support multicultural communities in parts of the United States, ride-sharing service Uber has expanded their uberESPAÑOL feature.<p>Launched in San Diego, Phoenix and Tuscon in March, uberESPAÑOL is now available in Los Angeles, Orange County and Chicago. The goal is to pair …

Spanish Language

The Light Phone is a credit card-sized phone designed to be used as little as possible

This is one of their selling points:<p>We are using the same technology we used ten years ago, to build a phone<p>Goes to show new and more isn’t always better. It’s a Kickstarter project and at the time of writing this they’ve reached $54,115 of their $200,000 goal with 41 days to go.<p>Even though it’s a …

Selling

The New York Times thinks it's identified mysterious bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

The search for Nakamoto's identity has lasted years, with myriad theories, but new evidence suggests that a man who has long been considered a possible Nakamoto may indeed be the inventor behind bitcoin.<p>The New York Times has published a new longform piece (which features material from a …

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …