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How Much Longer Can Our Unaffordable Housing Prices Last? (Spolier Alert: Not Much)

<i>Markets discover price via supply and demand: Big demand + limited supply = rising prices. Abundant supply + sagging demand = declining</b> …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Nationwide Anti-Muslim Protests This Weekend Demonstrate Intense American Islamophobia

October 9, 2015 by Lauren Nelson<p>Christians think they’re persecuted? They can talk to me when their new normal looks like what Muslims will be …

The GTD Master Plan

I have been living by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and philosophy for over 10 years now, and it has helped me a lot. In fact, it's more …

Sales are exploding for this little-known soda brand with a cult following

The drink has been around for more than three decades, but in the last several years it has become somewhat of a status symbol for foodies, fashion icons, and fitness gurus.<p>It has attracted a cult following as a result, and sales have exploded.<p>The neon cans have been popping up all over Instagram, …

How to train your brain by thinking like an expert

Gary Klein is one of most influential psychologists today. In his 2013 book, "Seeing What Others Don't", he postulated a model categorising all types …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 U.S. Cities With The Biggest Gap Between Rich And Poor

Atlanta, San Francisco, and Boston are among the cities with the highest income inequality in the nation.<p>In San Francisco, the richest 5% of households rake in an average of $423,000 a year, while the poorest 20% make around $24,000. The income gap between rich and poor is even worse in Atlanta, …

Zen 101: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is active, open attention to the present. It’s the state of observing your thoughts and feelings from a distance without labeling them as …

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid | Inc.com

In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective leaders. Below are seven characteristics that poor leaders often …

Employment

Fear of Muslims tearing British society apart – Welby

Tensions have ‘seeped into our society in a way that is new to me in my lifetime’, warns Archbishop of Canterbury<p>Fear of Muslims has stirred up division between neighbours in Britain in a way not seen in living memory, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.<p>The Most Rev Justin Welby said tensions …

Religion

One woman’s insistence on her right to conceal her face has become a central issue, dividing voters and giving the Conservatives a late boost<p>Zunera Ishaq describes her choice to wear a veil in public as a “trivial and minor issue”.<p>But for 35 million Canadians, this woman’s stubborn insistence on …

Canada

The World's 2nd-Smartest Man Reveals The 'Brain Drugs' That He Thinks Make Him Smarter

The regimen, he says, makes his brain "work better." If you prevent age-related cognitive decline, then "that's sort of like being smarter."<p>Rosner has an IQ of 192, compared with the average IQ of 100, as ranked by intelligence tests on this list kept by the World Genius Directory.<p>The health nut …

Marketing Automation and CRM Integration: You’re Doing It Wrong!

Integrating MAP technology with a CRM system is essential for having an efficient marketing automation structure. However, there are three glaring …

Stampede kills more than 700 at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

<i>For full coverage in Arabic, please visit CNN Arabic</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 700 people and injured nearly 900 others in Saudi Arabia.<p>The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual …

Here's what Facebook's artificial intelligence expert thinks about the future

And Facebook is just getting started. The social media company's new personal helper, M, can help you make dinner reservations, buy things off Amazon, and even recommend anniversary gifts for your spouse.<p>Behind the technology that powers M and other Facebook features is a special team led by Yann …

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 …

10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity

What are you willing to do in order to reach success? It is common among people these days to be average and not stand out too much. But those who …

17 bizarre productivity hacks from the world's greatest achievers

<b>Beethoven</b> started each day with a cup of coffee — and what coffee! He insisted on 60 beans per cup. Some of us try to be good by limiting our intake to under two cups a day — Beethoven seemed to know the exact caffeine amount for his top performance.<p><b>Benjamin Franklin</b> took an air bath each morning. …

Understanding Illusion: The Key to a Clear & Calm Mind.

Tibetan texts on tantric yoga sometimes say that you should see whatever appears to your sense perception as the rainbow light body of the deity that …

5 enjoyable weekend habits that set you up for success

<i>—Benjamin Franklin</i><p>Understandably, the weekend is a time when many workers focus on relaxation, family and fun. And there's nothing at all wrong with that, but you can also think bigger. Instead of simply using the weekend for leisure time, there are things you can do ahead of time to help your next …

A 5-Minute Guide to Big Data Tools

×<p>Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Presto, Pig, NoSQL—these are words you’d expect to find in a whimsical Dr. Seuss tale. In fact, they are the names of powerful …

The best infographics of 2015, and why we can’t stop looking at them

You’re not alone. We’re obsessed too. Over the last few years, a steady stream of illustrated charts, diagrams, maps, and process drawings have fed and fostered a raging appetite for infographics. Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a former editor at <i>The Boston Globe</i>, has been sifting …

Infographics

Donald Trump is America’s apathetic avatar: Inside our alarming willingness to ignore Islamophobia

The Donald allowed a racist supporter to voice appalling anti-Muslim sentiments on Thursday. He’s not the only one<p>It's been a great week for Islamophobia in America. <br>On Monday, Ahmed Mohamed—now the most famous 14-year-old science geek in the world—brought a clock he had made at home to his Texas …

Few feminists dare criticise Islam. To see why, look at the ones who do

Over the weekend, a Muslim conference held near Paris was interrupted when two Femen activists stormed the stage during a talk given by two fundamentalist preachers. The focus of the talk was on the role of women in Islam and, according to Inna Shevchenko – Femen’s founder member – they were …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

10 Pricing Strategies That Can Drastically Improve Sales

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>Utilizing smart pricing strategies when selling products, services or subscriptions is a must to succeed in a competitive marketplace.<p>The worst thing you can do is to try to wing it when it comes to pricing. Many entrepreneurs and marketers make this …

How to Write Marketing Blogs Your Clients Will Actually Read

I’m sure you’ll agree…<p>There are way too many bloggers out there who publish blog after blog, with the hopes of pulling torrents of traffic in order …

The 13 Tools You Need to Build a Content-Marketing Machine

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A whopping 76 percent of marketers plan to increase their content-marketing budgets in 2016, according to Curata. Really, though, this growth isn’t that surprising, given that most companies realize content marketing is a key strategy for …

JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter?

Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is “just right” …