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Archaeologists Discover Clay Tablets Of Assyrian ‘King Of The World’ Esarhaddon Beneath Biblical Tomb Of Jonah

Hidden under the biblical prophet Jonah’s tomb in the ancient city of Nineveh, now modern-day Iraq, archaeologists have discovered tunnels that hold …

Archaeology

2 Ways to Crush It (or Kill It) Your First Week as the Boss

81 percent of people surveyed say this one thing is the biggest thing new leaders fail to do.<p>A few weeks ago, I was called in by the president of a mid-cap company to do some executive coaching with one of his most promising leaders -- someone who had just been promoted to a big-dog position and …

Leadership

How to stop being so busy and get more done

To be effective, you have to do "all the right things," not "all the things."<p>“Busy!”<p>It’s the response Darius Foroux always got whenever he asked coworkers how they were doing.<p>The Dutch businessman and blogger said the word “busy” first began to puzzle him when he briefly worked for an IT research …

Time Management

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.<p>4 min read<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>I was the CEO of a public company for more than 26 years -- that's longer than Cal Ripken, Jr., played baseball. And I …

Leadership

1,000 years ago, Illinois had the largest city in what would become the U.S.

Centuries ago Illinois was home to the largest and most influential city in what would become the United States, rivaling the size of European cities …

History

6 Ways Truly Effective Leaders Deliver Feedback

Stay focused. Listen carefully. Be compassionate.<p>I'll never forget one of the first courses I took at Wharton, where I was studying for my MBA many years ago. It was a course on leadership taught by Professor Stewart Friedman, founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program, and author of …

Leadership

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How Leaders Can Keep Their Cool in a Crisis

The word crisis suggests something that happens infrequently. But these days, crises have become a regular state of affairs. Brands that you’d think would be fairly immune to scandal have found themselves embroiled in controversy. And those that deal with public relations challenges regularly have …

Leadership

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This Surprising Illusion Makes Two Copies of the Same Image Look Like Different Photos

There’s no shortage of meticulously crafted illustrations and animations out there if you’re looking to tax and perplex your brain, but sometimes …

Cool Stuff

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles's Post-Game Interview Is a Powerful Lesson in Leadership

Nick Foles gave a performance for the ages. But it was after the game that he showed us what true leadership is all about.<p>Last night, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles delivered one of the most spectacular Super Bowl performances of all time. And he did it while facing the NFL's version of …

NFL

Linguistic bots explain why big groups produce simple grammar | Ars Technica

And things get wickedly complex in small populations.<p>A funny thing happens to languages that have huge numbers of speakers: over time, they seem to …

Language

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Synchronized Galactic Orbit Challenges Our Best Theory of How the Universe Works

Scientists thought the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies were unique: They’ve got rings of smaller dwarf galaxies orbiting in what seems to be a …

Astrophysics

Life in hollow Earth

Is Earth inside the Universe, or vice versa? Since we can grasp only a model of reality, how do we know what’s real?<i>By Joel Frohlich</i>Read at Aeon

Physics

How to create a morning routine that gets you energized to teach

There’s a lot of talk about the importance of morning routines amongst entrepreneurs because when you run your own business, you don’t have anyone to …

Time Management

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? A Comedian Shares the Tricks of the Trade

How to get your audience more engaged by making them laugh.<p>David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was …

Public Speaking

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DNA From Mysterious Ancient Civilization Shows They Were Explorers, Not Conquerors

DNA recovered from the remains of ancient Phoenicians supports the idea that they were lovers more than fighters. The seafaring Mediterranean …

Castle in the Sky

Marbles, Magnets, and Music

Remember the Line Rider video that was synced to "Hall of the Mountain King"? That took a lot of work, but now imagine how much work went into …

The curious case of a boring sugar that may have unleashed a savage plague | Ars Technica

C. diff kills tens of thousands each year. Its puzzling rise links to trehalose.<p>In the early 2000s, a deadly gut infection began to surge. After …

Math Reveals Your Royal Roots

Congrats, you're descended from royalty! But so is everyone else.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Math, Politics & Race<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable

Great leaders and managers know these 3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable<p>There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people …

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Linguistics

Bad day at bank drive through leads to car flying through air

Dashcams are a wonderful device to have hooked up inside your car. You never know what you might happen to catch with that little camera.<p>It could be …

The Ghost Crew

The Massive Personal Branding Mistake I Discovered From Studying 16,000 LinkedIn Profiles

Discover the 1 line of your LinkedIn profile that must be pitch perfect in order to ensure your chances of success on the platform.<p>I had no idea I was connected to such virtual greatness over on LinkedIn.<p>Having recently spent a few days sorting through and organizing my 16,753 LinkedIn connections, …