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There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Panama Papers: Here's What You Need To Know (So Far)

Over the past year, investigative journalists across the world have been sifting through 11.5 million internal files from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.<p>The files were leaked to the German paper Süddeutsche Zeitung<i>,</i> which shared the huge trove with the International Consortium of …

Corruption

Why are the 'Panama Papers' a big deal?

By now you've probably heard of the “Panama Papers,” the name bestowed on a massive database leaked from a law firm based in Panama. The leaked documents show that the company, Mossack Fonseca, helps its clients set up offshore shell companies, some of which are allegedly linked to crime.<p>Why is …

Corruption

What Are The Panama Papers?

Yesterday, it was all anyone was talking about: the Panama Papers. And then the names spilled out: Messi. Ulloa. Putin. Cameron. It seemed that the Panama Papers were connected with a staggering number of high-profile names.<p>But what, exactly, are the Panama Papers? Here’s what you need to know.<p>The …

Here's Why You Should Give a Shit About the Panama Papers

Soon after the story broke, people were already tweeting: "Oh shock, horror: rich, powerful person is corrupt—why should I care?" This is why you should care.<p>The Panama Papers—11.5 million leaked documents that detail the inner workings of Mossack Fonseca, a law firm accused of helping drug lords, …

The Panama Papers Show Us That Every Political System in the World Might Be Rigged

And they're the result of a brilliant international exercise in investigative journalism.<p>MADISON, WISCONSIN—You'll have to forgive me, but it was the weekend, so I didn't manage to get through all 11.5 million files that were leaked regarding who was stashing how much money where around the globe. …

9 statistics that explain the magnitude of the Panama Papers

Thanks to one anonymous leaker, several hundred journalists and 2.6 terabytes of data, we’re learning a lot about how the world’s most powerful people and institutions exploit offshore tax havens to enrich themselves and those close to them.<p>The massive document leak that’s being called the “Panama …

Corruption

The Panama Papers Could Lead to Capitalism's Great Crisis

It’s hard to know where to start in tallying up the explosive revelations in the Panama Papers, an analysis of leaked documents from global law firm …

Economics

The Panama Papers: 7 things to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published a massive leak of documents, dubbed the Panama Papers. CNNMoney has you covered with what you need to know about the story and responses to it.<p>What are the Panama Papers?<p>ICIJ and an international coalition of …

Corruption

What is ICIJ? A look at the group behind the Panama Papers

Great investigations in journalism hinge on the hand-off from source to reporter.<p>Watergate had Deep Throat feeding details of presidential corruption to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's vast surveillance network to Glenn Greenwald, among …

Behind the Panama Papers: How the Massive Document Leak Came to Be

A quiet spring weekend was suddenly shattered on Sunday when news of the “Panama Papers” investigation broke. The massive international project …

400 reporters kept the Panama Papers secret for a year. Here's how they pulled it off.

Marina Walker remembered when she heard a source claimed to have possession of leaked data "bigger than anything you have seen before."<p>Could it …

Centre orders probe against Indians linked to tax havens

The BJP-led NDA government on Monday ordered the formation of a special agency to investigate Indians who figure in the ‘Panama papers’ — a set of …

Panama Papers: Lionel Messi, FIFA Officials, Michel Platini Named in Secret Offshore Files

'The Panama Papers' leaked documents include the names of FIFA officials and 20 high-profile footballers with offshore financial dealings, with …

Panama papers: Multi-agency team to probe 'illegal' money in foreign accounts

<b>New Delhi:</b> With 500 Indians being named in leaked 'Panama Papers' for alleged offshore holdings, government on Monday formed a multi-agency group to …

5 Exceptionally Powerful Ways Millennials Succeed at Work

Instead of trying to copy someone else's blueprint for success, create your own. You just might be surprised by the results.<p>At just 28 years of age, Varun Mehta has already held key positions at Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson. Today he is a VP at the Clutch Group--leading the company's …

personaldevelopment

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Goldman Sachs wants to create its own version of bitcoin

Goldman Sachs has developed its own cryptocurrency for a settlement system for trading stocks, bonds and other assets, according to a recently published patent filing.<p>The New York-based financial giant made a patent application last year for a new virtual currency called SETLCoin, which makes it …

Goldman Sachs

Google is bringing free WiFi to train stations in India—but there’s a catch

To help connect the nearly 1 billion Indians who lack internet access, Google plans to install high-speed WiFi access points at 400 rail stations in India.<p>The announcement comes on the heels of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Google’s headquarters on Sunday. One of the big themes of …

Silicon Valley

The 5 Best Yoga Moves for Athletes

If you associate yoga with crunchy human pretzels and Cirque de Soleil, it’s time you got schooled. “Yoga can obviously help with flexibility and range of motion,” says Sage Rountree, a Raleigh, N.C.-based endurance sports coach, and author of <i>Everyday Yoga</i>. But it can also “help build strength, and …

From $6,000 to $73 billion: Warren Buffett’s wealth through the ages

“For over 60 years, I’ve been able to tap dance to work, doing what I love doing,” Warren Buffett says in an HBO documentary slated to premiere at …

Investing

3 Ways to Get Your Product to Go Viral

It's amazing to see how many average or low-quality products get attention.<p>It's amazing to see how many average or low-quality products get attention. Things like the Snuggie, Pet Rock, and Rebecca Black's song "Friday" are great examples. And when we look at why this is, at first glance it seems …

Product Management

The Week in Review: Google Announces Company Restructuring

What began as the world’s most popular search engine is now—officially—much more than that. On Monday, Google co-founder and current CEO Larry Page announced a new parent company named Alphabet to oversee all of its ventures. Google, whose new CEO will be current Product Chief Sundar Pichai, will …

4 Ways Innovative Companies are Celebrating Their Employees

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Nice work</i>. It’s easy enough to say, yet so easy to forget. Recognizing employees for a job well done isn’t just nice. It’s necessary.<p>According to the 2015 Employee Recognition Report by the Society for Human Resource Management …

Employee Engagement

China’s unemployment rate is much higher than the government says it is

Of the many reams of iffy Chinese economic data, the iffiest of all must be the urban unemployment rate.<p>Behold how remarkably flat it is:<p>That’s far stabler than in other countries (even in Japan, where policies make it hard to lay off workers):<p>Though most economists have a pretty tough time putting …

Economics

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Is patriotism compulsory?

October 2014 was a watershed month in decoding the psychology of forced patriotism in India. In that period alone, three cinemagoers were heckled for …

Large Chrome Mural Gives the Illusion of a Three Dimensional Sculpture

Graffiti artist Bikismo (also known as Joshua Santos Rivera) has beautified the streets of Miami with this optically tantalizing mural of a chrome-coated dog. Gracing the walls of Jose De Diego Middle School, the Puerto Rican artist's piece is composed of painstakingly mapped patches of color, laid …

Daily Inspiration #1943

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art