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Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Spliced Into Elephant Cells

But don’t expect mammoth clones anytime soon<p>A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab at Harvard University successfully copied genes from frozen woolly mammoths and pasted them into the genome of an Asian …

Genetics

The Awesome Power of Empathy

The best leaders know that truly connecting with employees is the most effective management strategy. Here's how it's done.<p>Ever get the feeling your boss isn't listening? If she's a lousy leader, your hunch is probably right.<p>That's according to research from the Columbia Business School, which …

6 of the Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Business People

Learn from the wisdom others have acquired<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Deceuster, Determined Realist & Entrepreneur, on Quora,</i><p>I won't cover luck, ambition, common sense, and all of that. Here are some things I …

Self-improvement

In case you missed it: “Whether you eat the marshmallow at age five isn’t your destiny. Self-control can be taught.” Lessons from the "marshmallow man". http://wef.ch/1ytNsEH Image: http://wef.ch/1ytNqN9

Style, mpg tech on display at Paris Motor Show

South Korean automaker Kia appears to be trying to dominate the Paris Motor Show, with a flood of announcements about more-practical, if less-vivacious models it's planning to unveil this week in Paris.<p>Kia promises 23 cars on its display stand at the show, though not every one will be spanking …

8 Practical Steps To Getting Over Your Impostor Syndrome

If you feel like a fraud, you’re not alone. Follow these eight steps to reverse the cycle of self-doubt.<p>Impostor syndrome is much more common than you’d think–over 70% of people have experienced it at one time or other in their lives.<p>It is known that lots of entrepreneurial and high-achieving women …

How to Master the Elevator Pitch

Use this video and these posts to master the art of writing and giving an elevator pitch.<p>I've had several readers complain recently that they can't find a particular post or posts that are related. Because of this, I'm going to start a series of "how to master" posts that collect together the …

This Trick Helps You Find Misspelled eBay Auctions That Nobody Is Bidding On

The trick relies on one small fact: People often make spelling mistakes on eBay. A missed typo can turn a high-profile item likely to draw plenty of bids into a vacant listing that no one stumbles upon.<p>That's where FatFingers comes in, a website designed to help you search for these typo-ridden …

7 (More) Ways to Become a Better Leader

Good leaders don't just make commands.<p>Ever since I started looking back at my corporate career, which ended in 2001, I've found a wealth of experiences that have fueled my thinking.<p>One major realization? Leadership is often about applying the right idea at the right time. In my years managing teams …

Mugabe meets Chinese president Xi Jinping

Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing in search of more Chinese investment<p>Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has arrived in China to ask for help to prop up his nation's ailing economy.<p>Mr Mugabe, 90, who is on a state tour with his wife Grace, …