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Why Your Hamburger Might Be Leading To Nitrogen Pollution

Meat has a greater impact on the environment than pretty much any other food we eat. As The Salt has reported, billions of cows, pigs, sheep and poultry we raise as livestock guzzle massive quantities of water and generate at least 10 percent of the total greenhouse gases attributed to human …

Farming

Teen's font idea could save government millions

Here's How Corporate Growth Is Killing The Economy

It’s easy to see it in fast-forward: companies like Twitter and LinkedIn, who leapfrog each other to achieve sky-high valuations, end up incapable of …

If the palm oil industry waited for consumers to care, sustainability would get nowhere

There is a disconnect between sustainability and consumer understanding and action. How much is this harming progress towards better practice?<p>Palm oil is the most-used vegetable oil in the world, accounting for some 65% of all vegetable oil traded, and is found in everything from washing powder to …

Sustainability

Stephen Curry has launched a tech startup

The California-based company, named Slyce, promises to improve the way athletes and other influential people engage with their followers on social media by making it more organized and filtering out much of the noise.<p>The platform integrates with Facebook and Twitter and acts as an intermediary …

A guide to supply chain finance basics

Shanghai bridgeSupply chains are more complex than they have ever been.For multinational companies, supply networks extend around the globe, and can …

The new push to rate suppliers on sustainability

Many companies long have evaluated aspects of their suppliers’ environmental, social and governance policies and performance.<p>Examples of these …

Our Sustainable Development Goals, Not Your Multiple-Choice Questions

<i>This blog post is based on the author's remarks at the 2016 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations held in New York on February 18, 2016.</i><p><i>Photo credit: Ionut Vacar</i><p>As I look back on my somewhat non-linear professional trajectory up to this point, I think two factors have most decisively informed …

I stop working by noon every day — and I've never been so productive

Focus has always been a challenge for me, but I've always felt there should be a better way.<p>I've tried accountability groups, productivity apps and all sorts of other gimmicks for getting more done. But on their own, nothing seemed to work.<p>Recently, I spent some time reviewing and considering …

A 23-year-old Google employee lives in a truck in the company's parking lot and saves 90% of his income

The idea started to formulate while Brandon — who asked to withhold his last name and photo to maintain his privacy on campus — was interning at Google last summer and living in the cheapest corporate housing offered: two bedrooms and four people for about $65 a night (roughly $2,000 a month), he …

Personal Finance

Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs

Few people have seen more of the dumb mistakes entrepreneurs make than Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple evangelist and venture capitalist who has since written 13 books on entrepreneurship, startups, and running businesses.<p>Today at a two-day conference held in Silicon Valley by the startup community …

Entrepreneurship

Scientists develop faster way of pulling water vapour out of the air

A beetle, a cactus and a fly-catching plant have each provided inspiration for scientists who have developed a way of pulling water vapour out of the …

What Does It Take To Win?

<i>This is a guest post by the daughter of Steve Denning, Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective. The views expressed here are her own.</i><p>When we see winners, we assume they were always destined for success. We falsely imagine that they always knew they would …

Marathons

This Is What It Really Takes to Run a Successful Business

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly explains how she deals with the haters

As a Fox News anchor who has moderated several Republican primary debates, she's gone head-to-head with quite a few.<p>"In my business, everyone is a critic," Kelly writes for Time's new advice website, Motto. "You cannot succeed if you are not willing to accept that not everyone will like you. (If …

Five Good Reasons To Keep Your Salary To Yourself

In the real world there might be two people who know what you earn at your job — your spouse or sweetheart, and maybe your best friend. Maybe there’s only one person or no one at all who knows your salary. That makes sense because salary information is considered private.<p>In the recruiting world, …

Recruitment

Meet the Instagram gallery entrepreneurs

Jonny Burt (left) and Joe Kennedy (right.)The Unit London<p>Aged just 23, two recent university graduates, Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt, decided it was time to set up an art gallery. More important than their initial 300- square-foot pop-up space in Chiswick, London next to a butcher's shop, was the …