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10 Annoying Habits That Could Cost You Your Job

Being a hardworking and competent employee is the first step to holding onto your job, but staying on your boss's good side won't hurt, either. Chances are your boss has pet peeves, and you're committing several of them without even knowing.<p>To stay on your boss's good side, read on to find out the …

Atheists, work with us for peace, Pope says on Christmas

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions and work for “a homemade peace” that can spread across the world.<p>Speaking to about 70,000 people from the central balcony of St. …

The 22 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

In case you missed them, we've compiled a list of 22 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>These are the books that show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the fundamentals of investing to the stories behind …

How You Should Address Getting Laid Off On Your Resume

Although the gap may raise some questions, fight the urge to explain why you were laid off or fired on your résumé.<p>"Don't use the résumé to explain job gaps," Paul McDonald, a senior executive director at staffing firm Robert Half, tells Business Insider. "That's precious real estate that should be …

Fighting Your Business Battles: 6 Lasting Lessons From Sun Tzu’s Art Of War

You’ll probably never read the entire book many consider a business strategy bible. So read this instead.<p>Business has always been tough, but it has gotten even more difficult as competition has become more global, faster-paced and increasingly technology-dependent. So why in the 21st century would …

4 Steps To Truly Making Strategy Part Of Your Strategic Plan

Such plans were born in the early 1920s to better manage unpredictable business cycles, and by the 1950s had evolved into short-term budgeting exercises. It’s time for change.<p>“We put the ‘strategic’ in strategic planning,” said Michael Froehls, a brilliantly creative strategist who led the internal …

Management

3 Tips For Stressed-Out Entrepreneurs

It’s October—summer is long gone and any vacation you had already seems like a distant memory. Feeling overwhelmed and like you’re falling behind?<p>Most entrepreneurs and small business owners can make their own schedules—indeed, this is one of the best perks of working for yourself. But it can also …

Our most read today - brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes: http://gu.com/p/3j4dg/tw Don McPhee for the Guardian

The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks

When one of Britain's best-known science writers went to Los Angeles to meet the show's writers for a new book, he found a team dedicated to inserting gags about complex maths problems. And you thought it was just a cartoon…<p>Without doubt, the most mathematically sophisticated television show in the …

Not funny: Creepy clown lingers on streets of Northampton in middle of the night

and<p>When you go out to East Midlands today, you’re sure of a big surprise.<p>An unnerving, anonymous clown has sent shivers down the spines of …

The smooth motion of rotating circles can be used to build up any repeating curve even one as angular as a digital square wave

The <b>smooth motion of rotating circles</b> can be used to build up <b>any repeating curve</b> even one as angular as a <b>digital square wave</b>. Each circle spins at a multiple of a <b>fundamental frequency</b>, and a method called <b>Fourier analysis</b> shows how to pick the radiuses of the circles to make the picture work. <b>Decomposing signals</b> like this lies at the heart of a lot of <b>signal processing</b>. [more] [code]

The Science of Snobbery: How We're Duped Into Thinking Fancy Things Are Better

Wine snobs, string quartets, and the limits of intuition<p>Several months ago, this author sat at a classical music concert, trying to convince himself that wine is not bullshit.<p>That may seem like a strange thought to have while listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major. But Priceonomics had …

On the meaning of inflation

INFLATION, like demand itself, is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon. Milton Friedman was right about that. But while that's a useful thing …

Generation gap

MANY reasons can be found why public support for Britain’s welfare system should be waning. The economy remains debt-ridden, the deficit large. Five …

Great Britain

50 ways to get stronger now

Getting strong doesn't mean loading on the plates as much as possible with every single workout. There are far smarter ways to build muscle faster …

The 10 best lunchbox fillers Banish back-to-school blues with these tantalising treats for your Tupperware. It's lids off ofr DIY pot noodles, sweet and savoury homemade popcorn and cherry chocolate bites ... Photography by Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian http://t.gu.com/opZAY

"Digital Dementia" a Real Concern

Forgetting something? We all could be, says a recent study from South Korea. Chances are you keep your smart phone really close—but beware. Relying …

First world war soldiers' undelivered letters home come to light at last

On 6 August 1914, just two days after Britain declared war on Germany, Joseph Ditchburn, a private in the Durham Light Infantry, wrote an impeccably neat letter to his mother headed "no address": he was 19, still in barracks in England, and just about to make a momentous journey.<p>"I am preparing to …

Shrimp Ceviche with Watermelon

You don’t have to travel to a tropical destination to enjoy a meal that perfectly mixes delicious seafood with fresh fruit. You may read the word …