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33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

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Achieve Your Full Potential With Data Analytics

You’ve probably heard the old adage that people use only 10% of their brains. The myth persists, despite multiple scientific studies that have proven this statement false. Why? Because most of us recognize that we could—and should—do more to expand our knowledge and exercise our cognitive abilities.<p>…

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. The Daily Telegraph's top political commentator has quit.</b> In a blistering attack on his former employer written on the Open Democracy website, Peter Oborne accused the paper of refusing to publish negative stories about HSBC because it is a key advertiser.<p><b>2. There's an unlikely candidate for the</b> …

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Seven ways to appear more intelligent than other people

You don't have to know the entire works of Shakespeare or the square root of Pi to seem highly intelligent<p>There is no fast-track route to wisdom but intelligence, defined as the way that we comprehend, analyse and respond to the world, is a far more malleable concept.<p>Scientists once claimed that …

Use 'The 10-Minute Rule' to Revolutionize Your Productivity

It sounds crazy, but limiting tasks to 10 minutes will allow you to get more done every day.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with ecxiting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Call me crazy, but I've always preferred sleep to caffeine. But with erratic schedules and …

Here's A Map Of European Countries With Literal Translations Of Their Chinese Names

"Yes, I InterRailed from Lawland to West Classtooth. I had a splendid couple of weeks."<p>This is not a serious translation by any means – I've translated the names in a pedantic, literal way, character-by-character, which wouldn't make sense to most Chinese people.I don't want to make fun of Chinese …

Real life American Horror Story: Freak Show? Scores of 'Wasco' clowns are terrorising rural California

California has been gripped by a spate of clowns chasing people late at night, with police vowing to make arrests and declaring "we want this to …

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park

Follow a wooden boardwalk path through a warm-water swamp and boreal forest to soak in Canada’s second largest hot springs. Originally known as Tropical Valley for its lush terrain, Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park in <b>British Columbia</b> encompasses about eight pools, one of which is open to …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Eiffel Tower gets glass floor in £24m facelift

Visitors to the Eiffel Tower in Paris will now be able to look down through a vertigo-inducing glass floor that forms part of a €30 million (£24m) refit of France’s most visited tourist attraction.<p>The transparent floor is on the first level of the tower, at 57m, where operators hope that visitors …

Aurora Photos: Amazing Northern Lights Display from Solar Storms

Aurora and Fog Over a Lake<p>Credit: Mia Stålnacke<p>A pair of solar storms in early September 2014 sparked amazing aurora displays for some observers. See …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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31 reasons why we love Scotland

Don't look down: 28 of the world's most vertigo-inducing attractions

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Fog rolls into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington State, shrouding Mount Rainier in the distance. http://on.natgeo.com/1DdLbgU Photograph by Jason Hummel

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching -- This is an artist’s impression of supernova 1993J, which exploded in the galaxy M81. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the blue helium-burning companion star, seen at the center of the expanding nebula of debris from the supernova. "This is like a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber," said Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at University of California (UC) at Berkeley. "The companion star stole a bunch of hydrogen before the primary star exploded." SN 1993J is an example of a Type IIb supernova, unusual stellar explosions that contains much less hydrogen than found in a typical supernova. Astronomers believe the companion star took most of the hydrogen surrounding the exploding main star and continued to burn as a super-hot helium star. Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STScI) #nasagoddard #Hubble #galaxy #space #star #supernova

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The 12 Best Pools In The World

Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools.<p>Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Courtesy

How To Teach Your Children Marketing (And Why)

I have five daughters: All beautiful and bright. I’m a fiercely proud parent (and now a proud grandparent).<p>But as a father, I worry about preparing my children for the real world—the world beyond homework, band practice, and football games.<p>You know what I’m talking about: You want to make sure …

Five steps for gardeners to take control of slugs the natural way

A number of years ago I started a forest garden in the middle of a very wet woodland, in the midst of a slug stronghold – I could easily collect a large jarful of them at dusk. But after an intensive research and learning process with many failures, I now only need go out once a week or so to …

Questions About Meditation You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask, Explained By Deepak Chopra

For everyone who's thought about meditation but never actually gotten around to trying it.<p><i>Deepak Chopra wants the world to meditate. The rest of the world, however, may not know as much about meditation as they might think — but that doesn't mean he isn't trying.</i> <i>The founder of the Chopra Center for</i> …

How Meditation Helps You in Being Better in Life

There are different people, different perspectives, and different demands in life. But with all the hustle-bustle, one thing is common: each one of …

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Weather Pictures From Your Shot

In this photo gallery see supercells descend in the Midwest, clouds roll over glassy water, and a storm in the mountains crescendos with a spectacular rainbow.