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8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

From Inital Concept to Garment Production, You'll Be Hands-On With Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch designers create high quality, aspirational product for each of their unique lifestyle brands. Their newly built, state of the …

Tech Stocks To Buy In 2014 For Growth And Value Investors

What are you going to snap up for the technology portion of your portfolio next year? If you’re the betting kind you could go for the premier growth stocks, ones that analysts are expecting to race ahead in revenue and earnings growth, hopefully taking their share price along for the ride. But if …

Creating Cool Product Names for a New Product Idea - Creative Thinking Mini-Poster

Among the most popular Brainzooming blog posts are those with creative thinking questions for creating cool product names for a new product idea. The …

Creativity

10 Tips For Beating Job Burnout

If you've ever been in a situation like that — and I'm assuming most people here have — you know that you are usually left with two options: fire up the coffee pot and charge full-steam ahead into the god-awful hours of the night, or realize that the current situation is not sustainable and things …

11 Business Books for the Entrepreneurs on Your Holiday List

Q. What is the best business book to buy an entrepreneur on your holiday gift list this year?<p>The following answers are provided by the Young …

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy

I don’t have kids just yet, so I can’t say from experience, but it seems one of the benefits of having a child is the ability to feature the adorable …

Top Business Executives Name Their 10 Must-Have Mobile Apps

Whether you are partial to iOS, Android or even BlackBerry for your mobile computing needs, you’re likely faced with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to apps. To put it in perspective, Apple announced in October that its App Store now boasts 1 million apps. And the average U.S. smartphone …

Dr. Phil: The One Question You Need to Ask to Get What You Really Want

When I was growing up, my family was often dirt poor. At times we were living hand-to-mouth, so I understood from a very early age that I would need …

Employment

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

America’s highest earners work at least 60 hours a week—more than anyone else in the world

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Do Americans—and many Europeans working in American-dominated fields such as investment bank, consulting and ventures—work too hard?<p>Economic data show that in 1950, Americans worked around 1,900 hours per year. That’s now down to 1,700. But the French, who used to work …

Die Hard

Which country is the top destination for China's overseas investment? http://bbc.in/16GLCRJ

Associated Press News

Smoking for a living: The strange tale of Li Hui, a Chinese tobacco appraiser

As one of hundreds of “tobacco appraisers” in China, Li Hui, a petite, pony-tailed mother, has been smoking up to 30 cigarettes a day for more than 20 years.<p>“It’s my job, and I like it,” Li explained in a long profile in the Global Times, a Chinese state-run newspaper. “Besides, I haven’t seen …

Public Health

Furloughed Workers Fight To Remain Positive During Shutdown, Donate Time To Charities

WASHINGTON -- While some lawmakers may think furloughed workers are just taking a paid vacation, many are actually using the forced time off from work as a chance to espouse public service and encourage young people to join the government.<p>Members of Young Government Leaders, a nonprofit …

China inflation rate rises on higher food prices

<b>Consumer prices in China rose more than forecast in September, fuelled mainly by a surge in food prices.</b><p>Prices rose 3.1% during the month, from a year earlier, up from 2.6% in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said.<p>The bureau said that food prices rose 6.1% from a year ago due to the impact …

How Much Coworker Socializing Is Good For Your Career?

Wondering whether, where and how often you should socialize with coworkers? Weighing the pros and cons of getting to know them on a personal level? Thinking about how it might help (or hurt) your career? I spoke with four workplace experts to get some answers.<p>“Socializing with your coworkers is …

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

Landscape Photography

Global Warming to Spawn More Severe U.S. Thunderstorms: Study

Climate change could help create atmospheric conditions ripe for storms.<p>Continued global warming could help create atmospheric conditions that are fertile breeding grounds for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the United States, a new study suggests.<p>The findings, detailed in this week's issue …

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder. Despite this, we sure do spend a …

Workers for Lidl, H&M and Gap in Bangladesh work 15-hour shifts

Workers making clothes for Lidl, H&M and Gap in Bangladesh are working excessive overtime, with some toiling for more than 15 hours a day, a BBC investigation claimed on Monday.<p>Panorama's Dying for a Bargain secretly filmed workers making clothes for the supermarket Lidl, who were locked inside a …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

10 surprising things about how our brains work: http://f-st.co/AGdYi6J Stress can change the size of our brains. We tend to like people who make mistakes more. You can make your brain think time is going slowly by doing new things.