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How The Wire became the greatest TV show ever made

The Baltimore-based series broke new moulds and gave birth to the ‘must-watch' TV genre, writes Emma Jones.<p>It won no Emmys, was dwarfed by The Sopranos in its viewing figures, and every season was a struggle to get recommissioned. A decade ago this spring, The Wire finally ended, after five …

TV

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the clutter to find the strategies and tips that …

The revolution will wear a dashiki

How a 1960s Harlem couple popularized Afrocentric fashion and built a community where black power thrived<p>InAugust of 1967, in a cozy apartment on …

Betsy DeVos Is the World’s Most Useless White Woman

Of course, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is not the world’s most useless white <i>person.</i> That title belongs to …

Education

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Being a great boss comes down to knowing when to use two distinct skills

Leadership and management are fundamentally different things.<p>Which one you should practice depends not on you, but on your business.<p>Businesses go through phases in their lives, just as people do. What you need to grow today is different from what you needed to grow this time last year. Some days …

13 Practical Tips to Increase Your Email Response Rate by 320 Percent

Sending a lot of emails? Here's how to make sure people read them and respond.<p>If you have a role in sales, business development, marketing, or PR, chances are that you send a lot of emails. If done well, outbound emails can be extremely effective in acquiring new customers, increasing sales or …

Marketing

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Arts and Crafts movement

Less is More, but Only if you Do it Right - The Plus Paper

We’ve got a Lot to Learn From These Minimalist Grand Prix Track Posters<p>By day, <b>Chungkong</b> is one of Amsterdam’s creative industry art directors set …

Graphic Design

Mueller Closes In On Trump Russia, White House Potential Crime Scene

President Trump has called the investigation into the Trump Russia scandal a political “witch hunt,” that he says is only occurring as a result of …

100 Must-Read Books about Ancient History

Rome. Athens. Memphis and Thebes. Ramses II. Nefertiti. Julius Caesar. Cleopatra. Aristotle. Sappho. Cyrus the Great. Democracy. Oligarchy. Republic …

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Generation X needs to save America from millennials

Though one of its own sits yet again in the White House, the baby-boom generation, 78 million strong, is finally preparing to depart the scene. …

Photographer Swears By These Free And Highly Useful Photography Apps

<b>Your smartphone</b> is a powerful tool, and in some situations, your phone may double as your entire photography kit.<p><b>Take it from</b> photographer and …

What We Can Learn From Finland’s Basic Income Experiment

Finland’s Failed Experiment?<p>Universal basic income (UBI) is a hot topic in the world today. So far, however, very few experiments have been conducted …

Universal Basic Income

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.<p>We live in a world where the insult has become the weapon of choice.<p>Internet trolls use them to get us riled up.<p>Competitors use them to get us off our game.<p>Sometimes, …

Demonstration

5 small things to do every morning for a mindful day - TODAY.com

Do you feel as if you walk around life on autopilot, going through the motions but never really seeing, hearing, embracing, enjoying or experiencing life? Do you ever truly hear what others are saying to you, or are you busy multitasking and carrying out your own conversations in your mind while …

Mindfulness

The 5 C's of Great Leaders

Want to be a stronger leader? Build a stronger team on these five principles.<p><i>By Kirsten Blakemore Edwards (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In Leadership</i><p>Upward movement is a challenge, especially for women competing to ascend the ranks in a male-dominated company. Instead of fighting …

Leadership

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

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Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

5 undeniable reasons humans need to colonize Mars — even though it's going to cost billions

At least, that's what some of the most innovative, intelligent minds of our age — Buzz Aldrin, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson— are saying.<p>Of course, it's extremely difficult to foresee how manned missions to Mars that would cost hundreds of billions of dollars <i>each</i>, …

These photos Apple's first employees showed us from the company's earliest days are absolutely wonderful

The pair had successfully begun shipping their first computer, a naked circuit board called Apple I. It had neither a keyboard nor a screen, and functioned more as part of a kit that computer hobbyists could build into something more useful, if they knew what they were doing.<p>Two early Apple …

Can't Stop Procrastinating? Just Procrastinate Better.

So-called structured procrastination could help you be as productive as your go-getter peers.<br>Read More

Cruel Medical Experiments On Slaves Were Widespread In The American South

Invasive surgeries and other shocking experiments were “commonplace” on slaves before the Civil War, according to a sweeping new survey of old medical journals.<p>Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations — these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the …

Why The Best Painting At The Guggenheim This Summer Was Made By A Third Grader

Modern Western education traditionally emphasizes two skills: the ability to process text and numbers. The importance of images, however, is often overlooked. While mainstream public schooling treats pictorial information as peripheral, a quick glimpse at the world around us can contradict this …