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Europe

New York crane collapse: 'One dead, two injured' after crane falls on cars in Manhattan

'Construction accident' leads to crane crashing down onto cars in lower Manhattan<p>At least one person has died and three others are injured after a crane fell and crashed into several cars parked in a New York city district.<p>The huge structure has fallen across an entire block in Lower Manhattan, …

7 ways to network like a millionaire

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Daniel Ally, Entrepreneur<p>As I was …

Self-improvement

Japan's hidden caste of untouchables

<b>Japan has a reputation of being a homogeneous, mostly harmonious society. There are few foreigners, linguistic differences are rare and on the surface class distinctions are largely absent. But, as Mike Sunda discovered, there is one, often hidden, exception: Japan's untouchables.</b><p>In the corner of a …

Japan

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

What a Year of Job Rejections Taught Me About Pitching Myself

After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.<p>I did everything I was taught to do: I created a list of the top 20 companies I wanted to work for, I customized my résumé for each …

Employment

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …

India

9 brilliant business books you can read in an afternoon

It’s no secret that reading can help you get ahead. The most accomplished people tend to love to read.<p>However, starting a new book can seem daunting …

4 ways to improve your brain health

The human brain is the most extraordinary and complex object in the known universe, a kilogram and a half of soft tissue that, at its peak, leaves …

World Economic Forum

Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had lots of friends, many of whom he saw when they came to eat and drink, and he was happy.<p>Eventually, Ian decided to …

High Level

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Humanity

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

Here’s the answer to the three switches puzzle<p>Earlier today I set this puzzle:<p><b>The Three Switches</b><i>Downstairs in a house are three identical on-off switches. One of them controls the lamp in the attic. The puzzle is to work out which switch controls the lamp.</i><i>The rules are as follows. You are allowed</i> …

Mathematics

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome | Inc.com

It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people …

Self-improvement

How Websites and Online Marketing Have Evolved in the Restaurant Industry

Today's Internet technology offers restaurants multiple opportunities to promote their business and increase sales. There is so much that can be done, with so few resources, that it's almost a crime to do nothing at all. These are some of the top ways restaurants can optimize their online presence …

Marketing

10 novels that will make you smarter about business

When we talk about “business books,” we’re typically referring to works of nonfiction.<p>But if you’re looking to learn about leadership, …

Jeb Bush just made some promises about the economy nobody could keep

Jeb Bush is running for president.<p>And in his announcement speech Monday, Bush said his goal was an economy that grows at 4% per year and creates 19 million jobs during his time as president (sounds as if he penciled in two terms on the jobs front).<p>This is a fun claim.<p>The problem is that as …

Economy

Why money is suddenly leaving the emerging markets

Investors pulled $9.3 billion from emerging-market funds — the most since the financial crisis of 2008.<p>It feels a little like 2013, when the Federal Reserve warned it would end its quantitative easing bond-buying program, and emerging markets suffered a massive outflow of funds back into US bonds …

Economy

How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger

Digital infrastructure may be the most powerful tool in battling the worldwide epidemic of malnutrition.<p>On a recent trip to Tanzania, I met a group of women who farmed vegetables for a living near the village of Mlandizi on the country’s east coast. As they were telling me about their operation, …

5 reasons George W. Bush is still one of the worst presidents ever

New poll data suggest a majority of Americans now hold a favorable opinion of W. Here’s what they’re forgetting<p>George W. Bush is trending on the Internet for a surprising reason. A CNN/ORC Poll that recently hit the Web yielded some good news for the embattled former president: For the first time …

Political Science

11 DIY Planters Your Houseplants Need

Here's why John Cusack says Obama is ‘worse than Bush’

When told that a recent CNN poll revealed that former president George W. Bush currently has a higher approval rating than President Obama, the actor replied:<p>This isn't the first time Cusack has been vocal about the Obama Administration. In 2012 he wrote a piece that criticized Obama for "shredding …

John Cusack

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

13 Sweet Lemon Treats for Your Springtime Celebrations

Craving a little citrus? Whip up one of these tasty recipes.<p><b>1. Lemon Bars with Olive Oil & Sea Salt</b><p>Lemon and sea salt may not be a common combination, but we're so glad someone thought of adding sea salt to lemon bars. To find the recipe for these delicious (and healthy!) bars, go to Bites Out of …

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

Baked French Toast

Thick brioche slices soak up the batter, while sugared pecans lend a caramelized crunch.

Right to Buy: one of the worst policies of the election so far

What would you do if you ran a country in which various rubbish policies had, over several decades, resulted in a long-term housing bubble, one which …