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Africa plans renewable energy drive that could make continent world's cleanest

Regional leaders get behind initiative to accelerate solar, hydro, wind and geothermal energy production, to reduce reliance on coal and cut emissions<p>An Africa-wide mega-scale initiative backed by all African heads of state should see the continent greatly increase its renewable energy over the …

Renewable Energy

This DIY sonar glove can 'feel' distant objects underwater

If you live in a relatively dry climate, you probably don't worry about underwater hazards during the flood season. If you attend Tsukuba University, Japan however -- just miles from where the Kinugawa River flooded Joso City earlier this year -- the risk of rising water is a very real threat. …

We're One Step Closer to Creating Hydrogen Gas from Solar Energy

Solar panels of the future could produce clean-burning hydrogen gas in a one-step process.<p>Its one the biggest questions facing the solar power industry today. How do you get a solar panel to supply a reliable, steady supply of electricity—even after nightfall or during cloudy days?<p>One way is to …

This Self-Filling Water Bottle Harvests Clean Drinking Water From The Air

At a rate of 0.5 litres per hour.<p>An Austrian start-up has revealed plans to start selling a self-filling water bottle that extracts humidity from the …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Mission Impossible

10 Signs You're a Follower Instead of a Leader

Leaders don't create more followers they create more leaders.<p>Anyone is capable of becoming a leader, but not everyone is cut out for leadership. That doesn't mean they're less capable of making an important contribution, just that they bring a different set of skills to the table.<p>There's nothing …

Leadership

Want a job? These traits will get you hired

What’s the real key to getting hired? Is it a great referral, wowing the hiring manager in an interview, specialised skills nobody else has?<p>Surely it’s a bit of everything.<p>There are a few intangible qualities that make you more likely to land a position, and some ways to emphasise them once you …

The Online Lending Industry Is Growing Sharply (and So Are the Gripes)

Online lenders aren't feeling too loved by regulators and some borrowers. Here's how they're trying to fix things.<p>Online lenders have not been feeling a lot of love lately, at least not from regulators and other consumer watchdog groups who are wary of the industry.<p>Though the industry has grown …

Business Administration

Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

The Best Leaders Allow Themselves to Be Persuaded

When we think of great leaders, certain characteristics come to mind: They have confidence in their abilities and conviction in their beliefs. They “trust their gut,” “stay the course,” and “prove others wrong.” They aren’t “pushovers,” and they certainly don’t “flip-flop.” But this archetype is …

Self-improvement

Queso May Be Chipotle's Last, Best Chance for a Comeback

Chipotle launched queso nationwide this week. If it doesn't bring customers back, probably nothing will.<p>This Tuesday may have been D-Day for <b>Chipotle</b> …

How It's Made: Lush Bath Bomb Edition

Ever wondered how to make a bath bomb? More specifically, how Lush, creator of the world's most iconic and lusted-after bath bombs, makes its bath …

Audio Mixing

The 12 best countries in the world to do business in

Countries are given overall scores for "ease of doing business," and are assessed on the following 10 factors:<p>There are 190 countries ranked overall, with South Sudan, Venezuela, Eritrea and Somalia ranking this year in the bottom four places.<p>Keep scrolling for the top 12 countries to do business …

Want to get rich? 5 foolproof ways to build wealth

Here’s a question with an easy answer: Want to get rich?<p>Even if you’re not the type to chase wealth, you’d probably say yes to financial comfort. That feeling of not having to think about money — or the more typical reality, stress over it — is what we’re all really after.<p>Whether you ever get to …

Retirement

The Floridians Who Weathered the Worst of Hurricane Irma

Last weekend, as Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida, the photographer Bryan Anselm, who has documented the aftermath of several large storms, was on one of the last flights into Tampa. The hurricane had previously been forecast to hit Miami, and thousands had fled that city. Now it had …

Rainfall

Attention, Younger Savers: You're Losing Out on Millions

New data reveals that younger savers are making a major mistake with their cash -- and the consequences could be huge.<p>If someone offered you an …

The Secret Message In The Apple Keynote For Entrepreneurs

My column today is a collaboration with my cofounder, Dave Elkington, the CEO of InsideSales.com.<p>Did you see the headlines like I did? “Apple’s first revenue drop since 2001.” It was October of last year and as I read I couldn’t help but think, “How did it happen?” The news outlets said the drop …

Study reveals how much time people spend on social media while on vacation

The Internet is great. Allowing users to instantly connect with people all around the world, it also brought along with it online banking, streaming, …

How Frequently Should I Publish on Social Media? A HubSpot Experiment

Social media can be an overwhelming place -- even for the experts.Which networks should they use, what should they write, how frequently should they …

How to Build a Simple Social Media Marketing Funnel

The combination of the rising costs of AdWords -- along with the unreliability of SEO -- is pushing more and more marketers to move their e-commerce products into the realm of social media.<p><i>By Phil Laboon, serial entrepreneur and CEO & co-founder of Growth Stackers.</i><p>The combination of the rising …

Marketing