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The 5 Things You Do All the Time That Will Kill You

There are 5 things you do all the time without realizing that they are the riskiest behaviors. In fact, they are more likely to kill you per hour of exposure than perceived risky activities like riding motorcycles, parachuting, and scuba diving.<p>What is the riskiest thing you have ever done in your …

Fast Food

How does your personality type affect the number of people you manage?

Science suggests there’s one personality type that’s more likely to manage larger teams.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online …

Personality

8 Tips for Managing a Remote Team

<i>This article is a follow-up to yesterday’s “Why Remote Work is Booming.”</i><p>The Internet – and all the technologies that piggyback on it – is responsible …

An 8-dimensional model of the universe

Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that -- just maybe -- answers all the big questions. If nothing …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

True Leaders Have True Grit

How determined are you? Use this 12-question quiz to find out.<p>It’s not every day that distinguished Ivy League professors quote Hollywood actors in their epigraphs. But that’s exactly what Angela Duckworth, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, did in a recent article …

Self-improvement

70% Of Your Time At Work Is Wasted–How To Change That

Streamline time-sucks, like email, meetings and task-running, to get your time back.<p>The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That’s 4,200 hours a year.<p>The stats for most other tech leaders and startup employees aren’t too far off. It sounds like a lot of time, but for most, …

Productivity

In defence of Nigel Lawson, and his fellow climate sceptics

Some people find climate change ‘deniers’ the most irritating people on God’s green earth. On her <i>Telegraph</i> blog Martha Gill equates them with flat-earthers, which says a lot for the depth of her analysis. She points to a piece on the Huffington Post by Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on …

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic)

In just six years, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.<p>In the near future, smart machines and systems will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high …

Why You Should Never Accept A Counter Offer When You Resign

It was a moment in my career that I will never forget. I had accepted a new job at a different company and when I went into my boss’s office to quit, with resignation letter in hand, he offered me a higher salary if I would remain in my current job.<p>Even if you think this would never happen to you, …

Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …

“It’s a disgrace”: Inside American schools’ horrific “scream rooms”

Data reveal students across the country are being restrained against their will and suffering serious injuries<p>Heather Vogell<p>June 25, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>This story was co-published with NPR.<p>The room where they locked up Heather Luke's 10-year-old son had cinder …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday

It is crucial that you start your day off right. Here are some ways to make sure you begin your workday with the best mindset possible and boost your productivity.<p>The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful …

Red Hat's CEO Sees Open Source Cloud Domination

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the business opportunity of a generation in what he calls a computing paradigm shift from client server to cloud architectures. “In those paradigm shifts, generally new winners emerge,” says Whitehurst and he intends to make sure Red Hat is one of those winners. His …

5 Toughest Personalities at Work--and How to Manage Them

Problem employees in your company? Here's how to whip them into shape--and make them more productive.<p>Running a business would be easy if only you didn't have to manage people. The bigger your company grows, the smaller the likelihood that everyone in it will be easy to supervise. As the boss you …