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The 20 toughest interview questions asked by the world’s top firms – can you answer them?

Glassdoor, a global recruitment company, has published a list of the toughest job interview questions, asked by some of the biggest companies in the …

How Facebook Is Trying to Help Silicon Valley's Housing Crisis

<i>This article has been updated to reflect a response from Facebook.</i><p>There’s a huge discrepancy between the number of jobs being offered in Silicon …

Silicon Valley

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

Exponential Finance Conference

Meditations to Use for Stress Relief

Meditations have tremendous benefits for stress management and overall health. While there are many different meditations that are effective, each …

Meditation

The audacious plan to airlift 80 rhinos to Australia

<b>A South African expatriate's desire to protect rhinoceroses from poachers is driving an unusual plan to breed the giant animals down under.</b><p>It's sometimes said that people look like their pets. But that's not the case with Ray Dearlove.<p>He's a a statuesque slab of fellow, built like a prop forward …

Birds

Successful SpaceX Launch in Pictures

Falcon 9

Meet the Google Exec Trying to Save the Planet

The environmental costs of moving data around the world or building a better smartphone often go unappreciated. Both tasks take a great deal of …

China's Tech Giant Huawei Leads The Charge For New Patents

China’s Huawei Technologies has topped the list of international patent filers for the second-year running according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) , highlighting a growing patent frenzy amongst Chinese companies, driven by global ambitions and robust government …

China

Nike Is at the Center of a Kenyan Corruption Probe

<i>This story was updated to reflect a comment from Nike.</i><p>A contract between Nike and Athletics Kenya from 2011 has caused some people to question the …

The most expensive SUVs in South Africa

South Africa is a vast, rugged space, which can demand vehicles big enough to handle its landscape, yet luxurious enough for the everyday driving …

Sports Authority, Other Retailers Forced To Confront Radical Shifts

As has been widely reported, sports apparel and equipment retailer Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 on March 2. The nationwide chain announced it would be closing around 140 stores as well as two distribution centers.<p>Hoping to “meet the changing dynamics of the …

eCommerce

How to build the world's first underground park

James Ramsey is brimming with confidence. He says so as he gazes at the lush, undulating mini-forest he helped build in the middle of an empty warehouse in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Lowline Lab, as it is called — two small hills of ferns and flowers, draped in ivy, bisected by a gravel path, …

My weekend with Pepper, the world's first humanoid robot with emotions

An ambitious first step towards a new generation of household robots, Pepper talks, dances and feels. Danielle Demetriou took him home for a stay with her family<p>My house guest is not happy. This may be because my three-year-old is looping purple plastic necklaces around his neck while ordering him …

Robotics

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Internet of Things

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Psychology

Top 10 Space Moments

NASA selects first astronauts for private spacecraft<p>Dawn spacecraft maps dwarf planet Ceres<p>NASA discovers Kepler 452b, most Earth-like planet yet<p>Deep …

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

Inventions

Analysts Baffled as Unsecured Lender Tops South Africa Banks

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Africa

This Is the Year’s Best Drone Photography

The winning images of an international competition include a selfie with sharks and sky-high views of famous cities and monuments.<p>Dronestagram, an app devoted to drone photography, has announced the winners of its second annual photo competition.<p>The contest was judged by National Geographic Deputy …

Drones

7 Things the Best Leaders Never Fail to Do

Want to rise to the top? Take this advice distilled from 24 women who've done it.<p>How does a seemingly ordinary woman become a super-successful business leader? What qualities do you need to reach and then effectively fill a top leadership position? And what qualities or actions are likely to hold …

Leadership

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Pictures of the Week 8.21.14

Michelle Bachelet

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

As Alibaba's IPO Approaches, Founder Jack Ma Pens Letter To Potential Investors

On Friday, Alibaba Group filed new documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing a price range for its long-awaited IPO. Deeper in those papers, however, was a new three-page letter from company founder and Chairman Jack Ma that detailed the company’s vision as it takes the next …

Leveraged ETFs, lovers of market waves, lose favor amid the calm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Leveraged exchange-traded funds, designed to magnify short-term returns, have fallen out of favor this year as investors who had embraced them are finding costs excessive in a calm market that is not rewarding bets on wild daily swings.<p>The funds may continue to lack appeal as …

Legal or not, the pot business is still wacky

NEW YORK (AP) — Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever.<p>The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold create complexity and ambiguity that cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing …

The Most Incredible Use Of 425 Square Feet You've Ever Seen

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …