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12 Leadership Books to Add to Your Reading List

No matter your business, leadership style or level of experience, there is a book that will inspire you, make you think differently and help you stir …

7 Traits You Need to Be a Highly Effective Leader

Leadership is not a position or a title, it's all about action and leading by example.<p>Leadership is not something we're born with--it's a set of skills we learn. Some specific skills and traits seem to be especially important to successful leaders, who carry them regardless of the company, team or …

workimprovement

How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard

Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined – and so was his<p>By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency …

Surveillance

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Social Sciences

Certified Ethical Hacker website caught spreading crypto ransomware

Major security certification group ignored private warnings for more than 3 days.<p>For the past four days, including during the hour that this post was …

4 open source alternatives to Dreamweaver

Looking for an open source alternative to Dreamweaver or another proprietary HTML/CSS editor? Let's round up some of your options.

Confessions of a Happy Introvert

I like you, but the whole talking thing freaks me out.<p>I’ve always had a hard time “going out.” Don’t get me wrong. My love of travel has taken me all …

Forget Extreme Frugality, This Government Employee Could Still Retire In His 40s

The idea of retiring early doesn’t hold allure for everyone — especially, perhaps, when you’re a real-life special agent for the federal government.<p>Ninja, a 30-year-old Seattle native who blogs under this alias at PunchDebtInTheFace.com, already has a solid work-life balance. Plus, sitting at home …

Retirement

It's Not Your Imagination, Single Women: There Literally Aren't Enough Men Out There

We talked to author Jon Birger about the shortage of educated men, where women should go if they really want to land a husband, and why boys aren't going to college in the first place.<p>We all have that friend: the beautiful, intelligent, driven woman who—like Katherine Heigl in every rom-com—can't …

Relationships

7 questions you should ask at the end of every job interview

You’re in the hot seat. You’ve just answered a dozen questions about yourself and successfully explained why you’d make a great addition to the team. …

Employment

What The Heck Is A W-2? A Beginners' Guide To Filing Taxes In 2015

<i>UPDATE: For tips on filing your taxes in 2016 — on your 2015 income– check out our updated guide.</i><p>Tax season has officially begun. That means once you have the appropriate paperwork (more on that later) you can go online to e-file your tax return. You technically have until April 15 to file and pay …

Personal Finance

A Researcher Has Discovered The Secret To Falling In Love

Why Is This Important?<p>Because you can now fall in love during your coffee break.<p>Long Story Short<p>A psychological study from the late 1990s is back in the public spotlight: Can a series of 36 increasingly personal questions following by some silent staring really get anyone to fall in love with you? …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

These days, having $1 million to your name is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be. And yet, putting away $1 million in a savings account is a major goal that requires a solid plan of attack to reach.<p>For instance, the chart below shows how much money you would have to save each month, …

What Can You Do With Code?

The language of the 21st century is undeniably digital. We're on our computers and cell phones most of the day, whether responding to emails, checking our social networks or reading the latest news. Tech luminaries like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg loom large in the public …

Great Gift Ideas For The 10 Major Species Of Science Fiction Fan

Finding the perfect gift for the beloved fan in your life can be a major challenge — but the first step to success is to know what kind of fan you're …

Science Fiction

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …

How Smartphone Spyware Peddlers Pretend Their Apps Aren't Put To Illegal Use

Many are cheering the arrest this week of Hammad Akbar, a 31-year-old Pakistani man who made the mistake of traveling to Los Angeles, where U.S. law enforcement welcomed him by slapping handcuffs on him. Akbar is the CEO of a Lahore-based company that makes a spyware app called StealthGenie. Its …

'Texts From Your Ex' Perfectly Maps Out The Awkward Phases Of Your Breakup

When you get that really weird/annoying/horrible text from your ex, you don't have to just complain about it to your friends. Thanks to a newly-formed Instagram account, "Texts From Your Ex," you can submit that crazy text and broadcast it to the account's nearly 75,000 followers (as of Oct. …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Carnegie Mellon University

Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

We've looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how the National Security Agency or corporate giants like Google track us online, say for political reasons or to make money from ads.<p>But there's another kind of privacy concern that is a lot more intimate. You could call it Little …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Burning Man festival – in pictures

Nevada’s Black Rock desert welcomes revellers to the annual festival, which began in 1986

25 underrated books on persuasion, influence and understanding human behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

New ultra secure cell phone, Blackphone, is reportedly flying off the shelves

There is, apparently, a big demand for commercially available encrypted smartphones perhaps impervious to the data demands of spy agencies and cyber criminals worldwide.<p>Indeed, Toby Weir-Jones says sales of his new ultra-encrypted smartphone, called the Blackphone, are flying off the shelves since …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …

These $299 Headphones Are Worth Every Penny, And Audio Buffs Will Love Them

Most headphones can and should be graded on four main aspects — design, comfort, performance, and sensibility. A-Audio's latest product, the $299 Legacy over-ear headphones, excels in all these areas.<p>First, let's talk about the design. It's industrial-looking and rugged but modern at the same time. …

Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month

Amazon(s AMZN) is testing an ebook and audiobook subscription service called “Kindle Unlimited” that offers “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles …