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Obesity in America 2018: 7 charts that explain why it’s so easy to gain weight - Vox

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.”<p>It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger …

Nutrition

Cozy raises $8.5M Series B to simplify life for property managers and renters

Cozy, a platform to streamline interactions between property managers and renters, closed an $8.5 million Series B today led by American Family Ventures, with participation from Social Capital, General Catalyst and all other investors that participated in the company’s $1.5 million Series A in 2012.<p>…

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations

<i>“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato</i><p>When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish …

11 Tough Truths About Leadership That No One Talks About

The truth is, these highly successful people do stumble, worry, and doubt themselves, but they've also mastered reputation management and the way they're perceived.<p>"Great leaders know that every step they take, every decision they make, matters in the end," says author and public speaker Deirdre …

Leadership

Four Employee Retention Strategies For The Modern Workplace

Companies waste money on recruiting and still lose talent because they haven’t really kept up with employees’ needs.<p>In 2015, millennials surpassed gen Xers to become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. And while they often get blamed for a whole range of changes (good, bad, and …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

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Meet the King of Kombucha

Yes, kombucha. The fermented probiotic beverage that GT Dave turned into a $600 million category--one that he still dominates. If only things would stay so simple.<p>Within five minutes of meeting me, GT Dave, creator of the wildly popular fermented probiotic beverage GT's Kombucha, tells me the story …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

​Would chatting with a personal hero help you find more inspiration? If you could understand the secrets behind common body language signals, would …

Photo @ladzinski / The fearless @highsteph (Steph Davis) frozen in time here soloing, aka doing a rope-less free climb, on Sister Superior Tower in #CastleValley Utah. The rope attached to her is used not for protection, but attached below to her BASE jumping rig which is her means of transportation for the way off of the tower. She calls it the perfect circle, soloing up lightly, and floating down softly. It takes a very strong mind to do this, confidence and belief in your ability. Steph is truly in a class of her own, a wonderful person, kind heart and a truly gifted athlete. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #Earth365

This is what the Earth looks like from the inside out ... #icecaves @arctic_surf

Amazing to walk in nature with no other footprints around but your own.. Like a blank canvas .. There is some Symbolism there I'm sure.. Couldn't resist one more post from exploring Dettifoss , one of Iceland's largest waterfalls.. Can anyone guess what movie this is from? @zealoptics

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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 …

Happiness

zen habits

When we wake up in the morning, many of us automatically go on our phones or computers and start reading, checking messages, responding to things, …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

How New York is Building its Behemoth New Bridge

Five years, 964 piles, 14 miles of cable, and a few sturgeon add up to a record-setting span.<p>(Image Credit: New York State Thruway Authority)<p><b>Twenty miles north of New York City, something loud and historic is happening.</b> For the first time in a half-century New York is building a new bridge—a …

15 Cognitive Biases That Mess With Your Money

But in fact, money is complicated. Nothing makes this clearer than looking at the ways in which we're subject to cognitive biases — the way our brains sneakily convince us to make decisions that often work against our best interests.<p>Cognitive biases may convince us to spend more, save less, and …

UPDATE 2-India hits U.S., China solar imports with anti-dumping duties

* India imposes anti-dumping duties ahead of Modi taking charge<p>* Highest duty imposed on China imports, lowest on U.S. imports<p>* Anti-dumping duty rates vary between 5-110 percent<p>* India plans to add 20,000 MW in solar power by 2022 (Adds U.S. comment)<p>By Manoj Kumar<p>NEW DELHI, May 23 (Reuters) - …

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