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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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Why Most Product Managers Suck

<i>Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications, with customers such as Tableau, SurveyMonkey, Zendesk, New Relic, AdRoll, Box, and Cloudera.</i><p>The first product manager (PM) is a crucial unicorn hire that no startup should compromise on. The reason is simple …

10 Theories to Know For Greater Persuasion Power

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are—most of the time—discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more influential. We’re interested in meeting the …

In Focus: Explosion in Planet Discoveries Intensifies Search for Life Beyond Earth

With the discovery of planets like our own just over the horizon, a new era in the search for life is about to begin.<p>Over the past five years, we've come to realize that in our galaxy planets are everywhere. And with scientists discovering new exoplanets by the hundreds, one more world would hardly …

Make No Mistake, You're Being Targeted, Profiled And Mined

Big brother is watching you and his siblings, Mom, Dad and likely his Uncle Fester too. Did you really think Google was the only one “Scroogling” you? Microsoft is definitely doing it; they’re just more subtle about it. Facebook, LinkedIn, and that favorite website you hit every morning are getting …

US Navy announces sea trials for electromagnetic railgun

Watching old war movies, we expect firing a navy gun to be accompanied by a deafening bang and a dramatic cloud of burnt powder. This being the 21st …

How to Be More Self-Confident: 5 Tips | Inc.com

I just listened to one of the most interesting interviews I've ever heard on NPR, It was a talk with Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of <i>The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance--What Women Should Know</i>.<p>The interview and book are about women and self-confidence, but the advice …