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Google built a tiny Street View car to map out one of the world's largest model cities, and the results are incredible

To bring new perspective to the massive model railway, Google last year built a miniature version of its Street View car to capture footage within the Miniatur Wunderland with an array of tiny mounted cameras. You can actually see all the various worlds within the Miniatur Wunderland on Google …

Google Street View

Jaw-dropping Andromeda galaxy photo comprises 37 hours of exposure

A pair of "backyard" astrophotographers have collaborated to produce a stunning image of our nearest galactic neighbour.<p>We can't, for obvious reasons, take photos of our own Milky Way galaxy. Luckily, our closest major galactic neighbour, the Andromeda Galaxy, at 2.5 million light-years away in the …

Universe

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive–and perhaps even thrive.<p><b>DJ Patil pulls a 2-foot-long metalbar</b> from his backpack. The contraption, which he calls a “double pendulum,” is hinged in the middle, so it can fold in on itself. Another hinge on one end is attached to a …

Remembering British Advertising Legend David Abbott

It may be David Abbott’s most famous ad. One that, as one obituary put it, probably also best captured the intelligence, wit and humanity of his work.<p>Abbott, an ad legend admired for both his creative skill and gentlemanly ways, passed away this weekend at age 75. Abbott founded Abbott Mead Vickers …

Advertising

The Hackable GIF Camera With Endless Possibilities

Meet OTTO, the only camera that makes animated GIFs. This customizable, and very hackable, camera is powered by Raspberry Pi, which means the …

Raspberry Pi

The 15 Best Jobs For People Who Aren't Good At Communicating

To rank these jobs, we used data from O*NET Online, a U.S. Department of Labor database with information on hundreds of jobs.<p>O*NET gives scores between zero and 100 to occupations for a range of characteristics, based on surveys of employees in those jobs and input from professional job analysts.<p>We …

14 Life Lessons That Go Against Conventional Wisdom

In a recent Quora thread, users responded to the question: What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?<p>We trawled through the list looking for the best and most surprising advice. Many of these insights have been confirmed by social science.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1.</b> …

How To Get An Interview At The Company You Want To Work For

Getting an interview at your dream company is no walk in the park. It takes dedication and persistence to make yourself known.<p>Produced by <i>Justin Gmoser</i>.<p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

Interviews

How To Answer The Most Common Job Interview Question

Once, during a mock interview with a professor, Desai offered that type of response. Her professor replied: "You are not your list of degrees and achievements. If that is all I wanted to know, I would have read your resume."<p>That's when Desai realized how "pathetically uninspired" her answer was.<p>"An …

The 3 Groups Retailers Are Desperately Trying To Impress

But consumer demographics in America are changing rapidly, and major retailers are scrambling to catch up.<p>Baby Boomers, Hispanics, and millennials are the three groups retailers should be — and are — targeting, according to a recent report by McKinsey.<p>Here's why retailers are rushing to impress …

Here's Why You Should Always Make The First Offer In A Negotiation

The advantage is owed to something psychologists call <i>the anchoring principle.</i> It's a cognitive bias where people rely too much on the first piece of information they have.<p>In a salary negotiation, for example, whoever makes the first offer establishes the range of possible variation from that …

9 Ways Highly Successful People Think Differently From Everyone Else

This is a theme we've heard from some of the most successful people across industries — from entrepreneurs and executives to famous artists.<p>With this in mind, we've put together some of the most amazing insights we've found on how successful people think differently than everyone else.

11 Questions You Should Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

So, when the tables are turned and the interview asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity. It's the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your goals are aligned with theirs.<p>"The very process of asking questions completely …

How To Convince High-Paid Googlers That They Need To Work For Your Startup

A few years ago, early PayPal-er Max Levchin, Palantir co-founder Stephen Cohen, and Founders Fund's Peter Thiel advised startups how to sell themselves and nab big hires.<p>Startups can't compete with Google in terms of compensation. And a startup idea alone probably won't win a recruit over. …

Startups

The 22 Coolest Small Businesses In London

Though recent banking and market scandals have rocked the city's standing atop the Global Financial Centres Index, its small business scene has exploded in recent years — giving a good name to the capital city of the U.K.<p>Europe's rival to Silicon Valley has sprouted a digital wardrobe concierge …

9 Tricks Brilliant Innovators Use To Come Up With Big Ideas

In "The Idea Hunter: How To Find The Best Ideas And Make Them Happen," management scholars Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer examine the world's most creative people and companies — with tons of best practices to be found inside.<p>"Habits and behaviors are more important than sheer brain power," Fischer …

Creativity

7 Things To Do When You Have To Give A Short Speech

Then one of the organizers asked someone to stand up "to say a few words," and her presentation turned into one of the longest, least organized, most lifeless talks I've ever heard. Those who were lucky enough to be standing near the back of the room slipped out. For the rest of us, the goodwill …

5 Things Women Do Wrong When Asking For A Raise

1 in 4 women haven't asked for a raise in the past year. Here are some of the common mistakes that women tend to make when asking for the raise they deserve.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI: On Twitter</b>

7 Office Politics Lessons You Should Learn In Your 20s

But I learned very quickly that in order to make it in today's workplace, good performance is only part of the equation.<p>In order to get ahead and stay ahead, it's critical that you learn how to navigate workplace dynamics, and that has everything to do with mastering the politics.<p>Here are the seven …

The 25 Best US Cities For Small Business

This is the second annual report by Biz2Credit, an online credit marketplace for small businesses. The rankings are based on a weighted average that includes local small businesses' annual revenue, credit score, age in months, cash flow, debt-to-income ratio, incorporation, and the business owners' …

11 Productivity Hacks From Successful Entrepreneurs

To deal with all of these responsibilities, the best entrepreneurs figure out tricks that help them manage their time and maximize their efficiency.<p>In a recent Quora thread, startup execs responded to the question: "As a startup CEO, what is your favorite productivity hack?" We've highlighted some …

3 Ways To Find The Best Talent From The Class Of 2014

Great talent is among the Class of 2014, he says. If you're interested in finding and attracting those individuals, here's how:<p><b>1. Go where they are, and do what they enjoy.</b> Sharp, soon-to-be college graduates (the kind you want to hire) attend university job fairs, Berger says. "It's the best bang …

These Are The Coolest Small-Business People In America

Pacifica, their all-natural scents and cosmetics company, has become a massive success after pivoting their business.<p>This honor was announced today by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the National Small Business Week awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Every year, the SBA …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

4 Common Career Myths That Could Be Holding You Back

Here are four common career myths in need of debunking, according to Wardell:<p><b>Myth No. 1: You can get it all done by age 35.</b><p>"Devote years up to age 35 not to furious job movement, but to finding out what you are good at — and how to make a career of it," Wardell suggests. "Not only are the later …

5 'Lemonade Lessons' From 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Vivienne Harr

Harr was only 8 when she saw photographer Lisa Kristine's image of two young Nepalese brothers carrying heavy stones down a mountain. When she learned that these boys were slaves, she immediately decided that she wanted to end child slavery. So in May of 2012, she did what many kids do, and set up …

5 Things You Can Do Now With The Samsung Galaxy S5 Super AMOLED Display

<i>This post is sponsored by Samsung.</i><p>Turn on a Samsung Galaxy S5, and the first thing you'll notice is its large 5.1-inch screen. The images and icons are bright and colorful. Everything is razor-sharp, maybe even sharper than that TV you've got at home. And if you like reading specs, you'll be …

6 Strategies Billionaire Jim Koch Used To Build Sam Adams

By 2013, Koch was a billionaire.<p>Now, Boston Beer makes more than 60 beer varieties and brings in over $600 million in revenue a year, with 1% market share of the U.S. beer market.<p>At its heart, Boston Beer is a family company: The Kochs have been brewmasters for six generations. The Sam Adams recipe …

The 3 Toughest Conversations You Will Ever Have At Work

As July 1 looms many of us will also be forced to tackle tricky conversations under the midyear microscope. Whether it's an emotionally-charged discussion around a job termination, company restructure, performance review or another colleague's behaviour, the common denominator is that all of these …

Self-help

What 12 Super-Successful People Wish They Knew At 22

Maybe you wish you could rewrite your past. Or perhaps you're content with the decisions you made at that time in your life. Either way, there are probably a few things you wish you knew then that you know now.<p>That's exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write …