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Here's Why Bosses at Google Are Not Allowed to Hire, Fire, or Promote Employees

Former Google exec Kim Scott provides a rare look behind the scenes.<p>Being a manager at Google is a bit different from being a manager anywhere else. That's because the company makes nearly all decisions by consensus, explains Kim Scott, the bestselling author of <i>Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss</i> …

The secret to skipping the queues in the world's most crowded cities

Some of the top destinations in Europe are struggling under the weight of tourists. In recent weeks, the woman in charge of managing tourism in Venice has described July and August in the city as like a war zone, in Barcelona an open-top bus was sabotaged by locals sick of the number of visitors, …

Italy

Grilled, Baked & Cedar Planked: 7 Easy and Delicious Salmon Recipes

Salmon fillets are typically sold prepped and ready to cook — and there are endless ways to prepare them. From baked salmon with honey mustard and a pecan panko crust to mirin-glazed salmon, these tested and perfected recipes are perfect for fast and flavorful dinners.<p>1. Baked Salmon with Honey …

Seafood

From Perfect Grilled Chicken To Brownies: 17 Essential Recipes Everyone Should Know

You don’t need to be a gourmet cook with legions of cookbooks to please your friends and family. So long as you have tried and true recipes for the basics — grilled chicken, deviled eggs, tomato sauce, chocolate chip cookies, and so on — you’ll be able to whip up a crowd-pleasing meal with ease.<p>1. …

Cooking

On shared false memories: what lies behind the Mandela effect

Would you trust a memory that felt as real as all your other memories, and if other people confirmed that they remembered it too? What if the memory …

Nelson Mandela

Airlines respond to immigration executive order

They have no choice but to comply<p>Airlines are perhaps the companies most directly affected by the order to ban citizens of seven countries from entry into the United States, even those with previously valid visas or US green cards.<p>The airlines have no choice but to cooperate with US Customs and …

Merkel: Terror Fight Does Not Justify Trump Immigration Ban

German chancellor Angela Merkel is the latest world leader to wade in on Donald Trump's travel ban, saying the fight against terrorism does not justify putting large populations or religions under automatic suspicion.<p>A spokesman for Merkel, who welcomed over one million refugees into Germany at the …

Mark Zuckerberg's Secret to Extremely Loyal Employees Will Work for Any Size Company

The Facebook founder's approach is very simple. But it takes guts.<p>Would you like to have seriously loyal employees? So loyal that you could trust them with information that could really hurt you? You can, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has figured out how: Start by trusting them and being …

The Man Whose Dream Became Israel

Theodor Herzl was a man with an idea that once seen to fruition would change the world dramatically. But his reasons for creating the modern Zionist …

Mistakes by hospital staff see sharp rise, official NHS figures reveal

Serious mistakes by hospital staff that put vulnerable patients at risk have risen, official NHS statistics have revealed.<p>The number of cases in …

iPhone 7 Plus Suffering Serious Hardware Problem

If you’ve just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone 7 Plus, then perhaps you’d better take a look at the camera, as some users are reporting a problem which can only be fixed by replacing the handset.<p>The problem seems to be related to the phone’s camera hardware. In a thread on <i>Reddit</i> entitled <i>iPhone 7 Plus</i> …

Apple, Facebook, Google and Uber say they won’t help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans

Trump has promised to be heavy on surveillance, which has long required the cooperation of technology companies.<p>Twitter was the first big tech company to say it would refuse to hand over data to help the United States government build a registry President-elect Donald Trump has described that would …

British experts sent to Greece to root out economic migrants coming into EU

The UK is to send a team of experts to Greece to help root out economic migrants from the flow of refugees coming into Europe, allowing them to be …

Google employees confess all the things they hated most about working at Google

A job at Google.<p>It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a …

UK considers plans to nearly halve international student visas

Home Office looks at slashing numbers from 300,000 to 170,000 under tougher student visa rules<p>The Home Office is considering cutting international student numbers at UK universities by nearly half, Education Guardian can reveal. The threat is being greeted with dismay by university heads, who say …

Visas

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along? Or did the person instead lead by explaining why a particular course of action …

These 3 apps can help you monitor your teens' activities online

Typical teens live on their phones nowadays — and often their parents don't have a clue what they're doing on them, who they're talking to, or what they're typing.<p>But three apps that you can download onto your kids' phones right now can change that, by enabling you to monitor not just your child's …

Apps

12 Ways to Burn Fat Without Setting Foot In the Gym

Have you been skipping the gym lately? No biggie—as long as you stay active in other ways. "A lot of people skip workouts completely when the …

Buy these bargain stocks before they make a comeback

The stable companies that investors have ploughed money into in recent years will suffer share price falls while investors in cheap, neglected businesses will prosper as inflation and higher interest rates return.<p>This, at least, is the expectation that has taken hold in the markets following Donald …

Market Heads Into Shortened Holiday Week Still Near All-Time Highs

Ready for some turkey, pumpkin pie and holiday shopping? This coming week offers all of that, but Wall Street could slow down a bit from all the recent excitement.<p>Markets are closed Thursday for Thanksgiving and will shut down two hours early on Friday, but there’s still some economic data, as well …

To build an amazing team, look for people who challenge you

Nobody sets out to lead an ineffective team. In fact, leaders agonize over fostering teams that work well together and deliver smart solutions time and time again—the kind of teams that, in Leigh Thompson’s words, “go through the various storms, the successes, the failures, and keep coming out …

Management

6 Scientific Reasons Facebook Turns Everybody Into A Jerk

The internet had such promise. The World Wide Web was going to help us share information, learn about people from different places, and have access …

11 times The Simpsons accurately predicted the future

Sixteen years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Trump would one day become US president.<p>And this wasn't the only time the …

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Quantum Mechanics

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

A Leadership Lesson From Howard Schultz

<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>In 1981, Howard Schultz was working at Hammarplast, a Swedish manufacturer of household products. He was in a good spot. …

Howard Schultz

What Modern Democracies Didn’t Copy From Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was a model for the U.S. government, but the founders left a few things out.<p>“What Athens was in miniature, America will be in magnitude,” Thomas Paine wrote in 1792. Equal parts prediction and promise, Paine’s claim has been realized in many ways: Major aspects of the American …