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The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Miami's Newest Condo Tower Will Be Home to Nearly 2 Percent of the World's Billionaires

7 Signs You're Not Entrepreneur Material

Finally ready to take the plunge? Don't--if any of these signs look familiar.<p>You've always dreamed about starting your own business. So you've read the books, listened to the cautionary tales, and worked through some checklists. You've done your homework.<p>You feel sure that owning your own business …

Business Strategy

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

Wall Street bulls eye more stock gains in 2014

The 2014 stock market forecasts are rolling in and Wall Street expects more gains again next year.<p>NEW YORK — S&P 1800. Do I hear 1900? Will ya give me 1950? 1955? Do I hear 2000? 2014! I got a calendar 2014 year-end target of 2014 for the S&P 500. Going once, going twice . . . .<p>'Tis the season of …

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

Public Speaking

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

Colorado cantaloupe farmers to plead guilty in deadly listeria outbreak

Two Colorado farmers whose listeria-contaminated cantaloupes killed 33 people will plead guilty to federal criminal charges stemming from one of the deadliest outbreaks of food-borne illness in the United States, court documents show.<p>U.S. prosecutors last month charged two former owners of …

Environmental Health

Why U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion A Year To Help Fast-Food Workers

If you hit the drive-through, chances are that the cashier who rings you up or the cook who prepared your food relies on public assistance to make ends meet.<p>A new analysis finds that 52 percent of fast-food workers are enrolled in, or have their families enrolled in, one or more public assistance …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

Privacy

Hate Happiness? Then Keep Eating Lunch At Your Desk

By not taking lunch away from the office, you can ruin your productivity, your day, and your health. Now, where are we going to eat?<p>When we talk about productivity, we’re really talking about working with our workday in a such a way that we can continually be awesome. There are many roads to the …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Seth's Blog

How do you compete with free? How does a wedding photographer or a travel agent—someone who used to make a good living performing a task that was …

How To Become As Interesting As Malcolm Gladwell

Know what your personal brand could really use right about now? A best seller.<p>To be made into an adjective is probably the closest to immortality that any of us are going to get–and every time Malcolm Gladwell comes out with a new book, we’re reminded of the writer’s everlasting ability to remain …

Self-improvement

Why Scientists Held Back Details On A Unique Botulinum Toxin

Scientists have discovered the first new form of botulinum toxin in over 40 years, but they're taking the unusual step of keeping key details about it secret.<p>That's because botulinum toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known. It causes botulism, and the newly identified form of it can't …

If You Aren't Telling Stories, You Aren't Getting Through

Why the savviest brand marketers are thinking more and more like journalists.<p><i>For years, social media-obsessed companies have manically sprayed the digital space with short bursts of information. But Tweets and Facebook posts--no matter how copious--can’t do a brand justice. In his upcoming book,</i> …

Public Relations

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Male brain versus female brain: How do they differ?

Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience.<p><b>Summary</b>: Subtle observable differences exist between male and …

Apple's Most Important Branding Lesson For Marketers

Of all-important branding lessons markers can learn from Apple, one stands out: branding begins on the demand side of the market.<p>In essence, consumers, their emerging needs, their wants and desires, their quest for a better life; and the binding constraints that determine their decision to buy the …