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Johnson: Why men interrupt

SORAYA CHEMALY, a “feminist, writer, satirist, not necessarily in that order”, wrote recently in an article republished by the Huffington Post that …

DECLARATION OF CAUSES: February 2, 1861 A declaration of the causes which impel the State of Texas to secede from the Federal Union.

The government of the United States, by certain joint resolutions, bearing date the 1st day of March, in the year A.D. 1845, proposed to the Republic …

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

8 subtle signs an employee is exceptional

We can all spot a great employee: She's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader and a great follower.<p>She brings a wide variety of easily defined — but hard to find — skills to the table.<p>Some employees, though, are exceptional. They have skills and qualities that aren't evaluated on …

Leadership

10 inspiring furniture placement ideas

While doing up a home, interior designers and room decorators have time & again stressed on the importance of furniture placement for neat & tasteful …

10 Dividend Stocks That Will Deliver Double-Digit Returns Every Year

Today we’re going to take a look at 10 dividend stocks that look like solid bets to generate double-digit total returns every year, or at least every …

Investing

Revolutionizing the way we manage brands: The Brand Community Model | Thinking

To answer that question, we’ve spent the last year examining the intersection of agile brands and brand governance. We interviewed more than 20 …

Steve Ballmer builds an open database of government spending

Our leaders may be determined to make their daily dealings less transparent, but they probably didn't reckon on bored Steve Ballmer. The former Microsoft CEO has spent more than $10 million on a new project to open up the US government budget. USA Facts, as profiled in the <i>New York Times</i>, is an …

Modern desert house has mountain views, dramatic shadows

Ahh...<p>Concrete is the gift that keeps on giving, if we’re talking about stunning residential architecture. Over on the desert terrain of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a striking home comprising two perpendicular concrete structures rises to frame vast mountain views and a stellar indoor-outdoor …

YouTube has a secret 'Dark Mode' – this is how you activate it

Open the Chrome developer tools tab.<p>Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.<br>• Mac users can do this by pressing Option + Cmd + I.<p>Select the Console tab.<p>Once in Console, paste the following text: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”<br>• Hit enter.<p>Close the developer tools tab and …

11 places to learn public-speaking skills for free

And yet public speaking is still the top phobia, affecting more people than fears of spiders, heights, darkness and even death.<p>That's right, death.<p>If you're one of those people who would rather curl up in a ball and simply die than speak in front of a crowd, you definitely need to check out these …

Public Speaking

Putting Under Armour In Its Place

<b>The Fall of Under Armour</b><p>Shareholders of Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) have endured a challenging year. At its recent price of $19.62, the former Wall …

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say the Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day

It will not only make employees happy, it will also increase their productivity.<p>Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so ... what's the word ... Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, …

Why Do People Buy Things? It's Not Why You Think, According to a Brilliant Harvard Professor

Most marketers focus on the wrong information, says bestselling author Clay Christensen.<p>Why do people buy things? If you answered, "Because they want them or need them," you're only partly right, according to Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and author of the bestselling <i>The Innovator's …

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Concrete

Is there a more versatile hardscaping material than humble concrete? In the garden, you can use concrete blocks (or board formed concrete) to make: a …

From a chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan) to 9 fatal mistakes that make your home look ugly

And here we are again, another week has passed and we are giving you a chance to read our most popular articles. This is your chance to re-read your …

Amazon and Walmart are in an all-out price war that is terrifying America’s biggest brands

Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.<p>Last month, Walmart gathered some of America’s biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk. For years, Walmart had dominated the retail landscape on the back of its “Everyday Low Price” guarantee. But now, Walmart was …

Best to-do list apps

I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use a to-do list in my life, especially somewhere I wouldn’t be able to lose it, in an app. If you’re …

Don’t buy a new WiFi router, use this gadget to turbocharge the one you already have

Okay seriously, this is just brilliant. Your home Wi-Fi router is just a few years old and yet it’s already out of date. Newer standards offer much …

How the Best CEOs Get the Important Work Done

If you’re a chief executive officer, your job is to execute. It’s written right into your title. But what does it mean, in terms of daily tasks, to be the company’s top “executer?” After all, CEOs don’t actually build factories or sell products.<p>It’s tempting, therefore, to view the CEO as primarily …

A Beginner's Guide to Income Statement Analysis for Investors

As we continue our investing lesson series, the next subject we are going to tackle is how to analyze an income statement. The goal of this lesson is …

Investing

Learn How to Become Rich and Find Your Path to Financial Freedom

Building wealth can be one of the most exciting and rewarding undertakings in a person's life. Aside from providing a more comfortable day-to-day …

Why so many female CEOs have blonde hair

But blond women are far more likely to end up a chief executive or U.S. senator than women with any other color hair, according to recent research from two business-school professors at the University of British Columbia.<p>Just 2 percent of the world's population and 5 percent of white people in the …

CEOs

This tech entrepreneur says these 5 business apps will change your life

Technology entrepreneur Dale Beaumont recently launched BRiN, the world’s first artificially intelligent business advisor. Created in collaboration …

These websites offer reliable answers to common financial questions

You have questions about investing, and the Internet has answers.<p>Finding them is the challenge. So much of what you find through online searches is dated, uninformed or presented by banks and investment firms trying to sell you stuff. For reliable answers to 20 common financial planning and …

Over 200 ways you can make extra money in your spare time

I'm talking about the renaissance of people doing business with people — instead of giant companies — a movement facilitated by an ever-growing array of marketplaces and apps.<p>If we think back in time 200 years, almost all commerce was peer-to-peer, right? We traded in small town squares and knew …

Handbags

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Learning

An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …