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The 50 most powerful companies in America

Power comes in many forms, but it boils down to having influence: over people, resources, and the global conversation.<p>Major corporations often wield more power than individuals, so we decided to break down which ones command the most.<p>To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together …

Flat Design: Its Origins, Its Problems, and Why Flat 2.0 Is Better for Users

<b>Summary:</b> Flat design is a web-design style that became popular around 2012. It is still widely used today, and its overuse can cause serious …

Almost All US Temperature Data Used In Global Warming Models Is Estimated or Altered

We have written many times about the fact that the temperature data used in the alarmists’ global warming models are not original data as measured by …

Climate Change

12 Rules for Professional JavaScript in 2016

<b>Disclaimer:</b> I speak in absolutes below for brevity. Yes, nearly every “rule” in programming has exceptions.<p>JavaScript is hard. It moves so fast that …

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

A new week has begun and trading will kick off soon.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Shell shock:</b> Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) announced overnight that it would stop all offshore drilling in Alaska for the foreseeable future after a key …

Stock Markets

Female Shoppers No Longer Trust Ads Or Celebrity Endorsements

If you want to reach women today, you’d better hope YouTubers like your product.<p>There was a time when knowing that an A-list star used a face cream or weight-loss shake was enough to get women to implicitly trust a brand.<p>But things are changing quickly, according to research from SheKnows Media …

Here's what shopping will be like in the future

Thanks to new technologies, it is easier than ever for retailers to tailor every customers' experience.<p>From robots to fitting room apps, here's how the store of the future will be different

China just did something massive

The announcement on Friday that the world’s biggest carbon emitter, and Australia’s largest trading partner, plans to introduce an emissions trading …

Introducing U-SQL – A Language that makes Big Data Processing Easy

Microsoft announced the new Azure Data Lake services for analytics in the cloud that includes a hyper-scale repository, a new analytics service built …

When Schools Overlook Introverts

As the focus on group work and collaboration increases, classrooms are neglecting the needs of students who work better in quiet settings.<p>When Susan Cain published <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking</i> nearly four years ago, it was immediately met with acclaim. The book …

Pedagogy

“We are a very misunderstood group of parents”: Home-schooling isn’t just for the Duggars anymore

The practice has long been the domain of the Christian right. New research suggests its demographics are evolving<p>Homeschooling gets a bad rap. After all, perhaps the most well-known homeschooling family right now is the Duggars. Among some circles, they were often touted as a homeschooling success …

My brightest years running a startup were the darkest ones for my family

My wife and I both worked at startups and were committed to our careers; we expected that we would both pursue our careers and raise our first child at the same time. To facilitate that, we found an amazing, energetic, full-time nanny. In fact, my wife went back to work just two weeks after our …

The 12 European tech startups that are most likely to be worth $1 billion next

But in the last 12 months, Europe has added 11 companies to its list of "unicorns." GP Bullhound's report also sets out which tech firms are likely to see reach billion-dollar valuations next.<p>Food delivery startup HelloFresh made it onto GP Bullhound's original list, and has already reached …

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Motivation

This Is What Will Happen When You Eat Avocados Every Day

Nutrition

Let's Talk About Sin

Because it's been a while.<p>I have all but ousted the word "sin" from my Christian lexicon, referring instead to the more palatable-sounding, "brokenness," or the human "problem". As a bilingual, cross cultural worker, and a writer -- I believe as Christians we have much liberty to constantly …

Arrow left

<i>This project was a collaboration between 18F and the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). The team was led by Mollie Ruskin (USDS) and Julia Elman (18F) and</i> …

Batteries are the biggest thing holding us back

Yet, for a device that's often called "mobile," it sure relies on cables pretty often. Specifically, the cable that plugs your smartphone into a power source, like your computer or a power outlet.<p>What's the solution? Bigger batteries, of course.<p>New battery technology that lasts a whole week while …

What You Think Makes A Good Leader Probably Doesn’t

We think we know what makes a good leader, but psychologists have shown we’re often wrong.<p>What does it take to be a good leader? One reason that’s such a perennial question is because it’s so hard to answer. Many of our opinions about leadership are based on subjective experiences rather than the …

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

Ahead of her Sense About Science lecture, Tracey Brown digs around the evidence with some uncomfortable concerns about accountability in public life<p>This evening (Monday 28 September) I’m giving a lecture at the British Library to a group of researchers, policymakers, journalists, and …

Critical Thinking

Pope Francis isn't the liberal rock-star that many Americans think he is

For many Catholics, the euphoria <b>extends</b> to <b>family and sexual issues</b> on which Francis has signaled new tolerance. A majority of American Catholics, according to a Pew survey, predicts that within the next 35 years, the church will <b>approve contraception and married priests</b>. Thirty-six percent expect …

24 cities in emerging markets that are becoming the next generation of financial powerhouses

This time, we looked at the overall rankings, showing that London unseated New York for the number one spot this year.<p>Now we're looking at which cities rank highest in emerging markets — defined as any countries included on MSCI's emerging markets index.<p>The rankings consider five metrics:<p>All the …

Emerging Markets

Profit Is Less About Good Management than You Think

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, seldom met the managers of the companies he invested in because he felt they would tell him only what they wished him to hear and because he didn’t want to be influenced by impressions of personality. His talented student, the …

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

6 Habits Of Aspiring Leaders

If you want to lead, you can’t only be good at the job you already do. Start brushing up on your leadership skills right now.<p>Facebook wouldn’t be Facebook had Mark Zuckerberg decided to stay a programmer. At a certain point, anyone with talent and a great idea needs to stop executing and start …

Why The Smartest Person Isn’t The Most Likely To Get The Job

Showing off how smart you are on your résumé could have a negative effect on recruiters. Attitude trumps IQ when it comes to success.<p><i>Genius</i>. The word has an undeniable cachet and implies capability beyond the ordinary. The pursuit of genius or at least being the smartest person in the room …

Why a 23-Year-Old Founder Created a 'Black Card' for Millennials | Inc.com

Founded by 23-year-old entrepreneur Billy McFarland, Magnises charges its members $250 a year to attend exclusive events, conduct meetings in its private spaces, and use its "digital concierge" mobile app. The app lets members send text message requests for things like restaurant recommendations …