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The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

Is Standing Really Better Than Sitting At Work? Try Doing Both

Standing desks have generated a lot of news and considerable hype over the last few years, some of which I’ve covered here. Frankly, all of this coverage has been missing something important. Sitting for hours on end isn’t wise, true enough, but nothing in the research proves that the remedy is …

Ergonomics

Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To Use It

Electricity bills are often ludicrously high thanks to our energy-intensive modern world, but every now and then, thanks to the forces of nature, a …

Want to clean up India? Turn trash into free Wi-Fi

Trash belongs in the garbage bin.<p>It's a simple civic lesson that has frustrated two Mumbai entrepreneurs for years.<p>"India is a country where people love to break the rules," said Raj Desai, cofounder of startup ThinkScream.<p>"We see it on the roads where no one is driving in their lane. We see it in …

India

Don't Use These 3 Marketing Strategies That Will Sink Your Company | Inc.com

Do you like when other people prove you wrong?<p>I think it's probably safe to say that most people don't like to be wrong--it's kind of like the natural aversion to the nails-on-chalkboard sound.<p>Recently, I asked my fans to send me examples of marketing tactics they've tried for their businesses that …

Marketing

The most extreme hotels around the world

Costa Rica

SunPower Breaks World Record for Efficient Solar Panels

Solar giant SunPower announced on Monday that it can now make a solar panel that can convert 22.8% of the sunlight that hits it into electricity. …

Top 11 digital advertising strategies you should use for mobile

If automatic ad blocking on iOS can teach you anything as a startup founder, it's that you should never rely on just one strategy to carry any aspect …

9 Strong Reasons You Should Start a Business in Your Twenties.

Credit<p>At 22 I was working as a staff in a multinational bank, and having the time of my life. Two years later, I quit my job and started my own business.<p>I was a young man who had good prospects in the banking industry, but I was willing to throw all that away. Lots of my colleagues in the bank …

Entrepreneurship

Gone to waste: How India is drowning in garbage

Travelling from central Delhi towards Ghazipur in the city’s east, the first warning that you get of the approaching landfill is the sight of …

While 2015 was the hottest year on record, Indian cities have been getting warmer by the year

The average temperature in the country has risen by 2.2°C over the last 200 years, according to a study.<p>With 2015 now the hottest year since records …

4 Sure-Fire Strategies for Delivering Perfect Presentations

How many meetings or presentations have you gone to where you're listening to the speaker and thinking to yourself, "What is he talking about? Where is this even going?"<p>Or perhaps that speaker was <i>you</i>. Ever had an important presentation or meeting that was critical to your success, and you didn't …

3tags.org

Lip Art Expert Uses Makeup to Turn Her Mouth Into Cartoon Characters

Since we first shared makeup artist Laura Jenkinson‘s playful lip art last summer, she has continued expand her portfolio of work. Jenkinson expertly transforms her own mouth into those of beloved cartoon characters, displaying both her skills and whimsical creativity. As for how she accomplishes …

Lips

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

Homeowners can rent their roofs for solar energy

<b>SAN ANTONIO</b> - Myra Garcia is about to cash in on the sunshine.<p>"I think it's really about time for San Antonio to go solar," she said.<p>She's going …

15 Healthy Snacks To Tighten Your Tummy

Holiday season is ahead and you want to look your best for Christmas photos or New Year’s Eve celebrations. In fact, most people start dieting before …

Healthy Eating

Brands are using Periscope at the expense of Twitter's other video app Vine

The top brands on Twitter are using the company's standalone live streaming app Periscope at the expense of its other sister video app Vine, according to analysis from social media analytics company Socialbakers.<p>The company analyzed the 383 brands with the highest follower count on Twitter and …

10 New Educational Tools for Teachers

December 11, 2015<br>This month's series of <i>New EdTech Tools and Apps for Teachers</i> features some interesting tools to use in your teaching. Some of the …

Education Technology

Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There

Genius, as Thomas A. Edison famously declared, may be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But building a company employees truly love reverses the equation: it’s almost all inspiration, and sweat has only a little to do with it. This is the unexpected conclusion of new research from Bain & …

11 of the best productivity tools for entrepreneurs that work from home

Working from home: a double-edged sword<p>Working from home comes with its perks – comfortable pants (sweat pants*), working at your own pace, and not …

Project Management

9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit | Inc.com

It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about--few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the …

Employment

Singapore, land of the world’s best airport, will soon manage a few in India

Changi Airport in Singapore consistently wins international accolades. Ranked No. 1 in the Skytrax World Airport Awards for the past three years, it’s particularly noted for its 500,000 plants and many gardens, which are overseen by a team of dedicated horticulturalists. Now, the same company that …

India

Casa Nirau in Mexico City produces almost all its own water and energy

1/13<p>Paul Cremoux Casa Nirau exterior lead<p>Paul Cremoux Studio brings a classic elegance to modern design in a small, eco-friendly home in Mexico. This …

Mexico City

How Google And Other Giant Corporations Are Going 100% Renewable

Joined today by Coca-Cola, BMW, and more, the list of companies converting to clean energy is growing.<p>When Google opens its newest data center next year–on the grounds of a former coal power plant in Alabama–it will run on 100% renewable energy. That’s emblematic of where the entire company is …

Renewable Energy

Giving away the Facebook fortune

THERE’S BEEN a curious backlash to the news that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, intend to give away 99 percent of their fortune. Or maybe not so curious: Americans always have regarded the super-rich with a mixture of admiration and envy, fondness and dislike. Given …

Mark Zuckerberg

10 Practices That Lead To The Demise Of Any Business

Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs seem to prefer to fail their way to the top, rather than do some research and learn from the successes and mistakes of others. It seems to be part of the "fail fast, fail often" mantra often heard in Silicon Valley. As an advisor to many startups, I'm convinced …