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New bird-of-paradise has killer dance moves

Ornithologists have classified the Vogelkop superb bird-of-paradise as its own species after recognizing differences in two similar-looking kinds of …

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Most Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant-leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Your WhatsApp buddies might be spying on you with this invasive new app (Update)

If you rely on WhatsApp to message friends and family, it’s important to know that the service lets your contacts know about when you’re available to chat, and whether you’ve read their texts.<p>That’s not all: Lifehacker has spotted Chatwatch, a new iOS app that uses WhatsApp’s public online/offline …

Apps

73 Percent of Millennials are Willing to Spend More Money on This 1 Type of Product

It's not even close to avocado toast.<p>In 2015, Nielsen polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries around the world. They wanted to know more about what influences how people feel about brands, and how those feelings impact buying behavior.<p>One overwhelming conclusion of the report? That across the …

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

10 Things All Inspirational People Immediately Stop Doing (to Discover Genuine Happiness)

Meaningful life changes start with letting go of what's not serving you.<p>Be honest with yourself.<p>You are the problem--the one creating your own suffering. You--the voice in your head reading this, thinking about past experiences, and dreaming of the future--are the only one responsible for your …

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Startups

Travel on Trial: Why an 'art therapy' retreat in Greece is the perfect antidote to life in the 21st century

I am standing at an easel under an olive tree gleefully squeezing globules of bright orange acrylic paint onto a mixing palette. I follow this with a cornflower blue and a forest green, enjoying the squidgy feeling of the paints coming out of their tubes. Then I take a brush and start to paint …

Why a gulet is the best way to see Croatia's lesser-known islands

We were on the island of Korcula in Croatia, tied up at the quay beneath the 15th century limestone walls of the old town. There was a summery assortment of boats around us – ferries, cruisers, a sailing flotilla, the workaday little craft of the locals.<p>To our right was a superyacht, so shiny it …

Sailing

A Simpler Journey to a Smarter Future

Authored by <b>Dee Houchen</b>, Senior Director of ERP solutions<p>Drop Dee a line at dee.houchen@oracle.com<p>Overhauling back office processes, deploying new …

Succeeding as an Entrepreneur Requires These 4 Traits. Do You Have Them?

Developing the essential characteristics of an entrepreneur could be key to your business's bottom line.<p>There are some common characteristics that successful entrepreneurs share. Many are obvious: a drive to succeed, the desire to be their own boss, and the ability to think outside the box, to name …

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Travel Photography

11 of the most incredible landscapes on Earth, from Antarctica to the Cocora Valley

1: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia<p>Dalene Heck (Hecktic Travels)<p>It’s tough to beat the salt flats of Bolivia as one of the greatest landscapes in the world. …

Researchers just figured out how to get robots to join forces

We're so close to the megazord of our dreams.<p><i>Power Rangers</i> had Megazord. <i>Voltron</i> had, well, Voltron. Individual robots that combine to form one larger, cooler—dare we say, more badass—automaton have been a mainstay of science fiction for decades. But a new study in <i>Nature Communications</i> suggests that …

Robotics

11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You a Dime

A high-quality education doesn't have to be expensive thanks to these resources<p>Most people fall into two camps: natural born leaders and the rest of us.<p>While some people were gifted with the charisma and confidence required to make leading others a breeze, everyone else has to cultivate these …

The Overthinker's Guide to Getting Sh*t Done

Don’t overthink. Do.<p>Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is …

Self-improvement

I asked a series of execs how they spend the weekend — and the same phrase kept coming up

It won't come as a surprise to many readers that, of all the New York City-based execs I interviewed recently, most said they work on the weekends.<p>It didn't come as a surprise to me — these are busy people; their companies are growing; the business world doesn't stop just because they'd rather …

Time Management

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

There’s mounting evidence that some of the best things you can do for your brain are also some of the best for your body.<p>A new scientific advisory …

The Future of Marketing Looks A Lot Like Wall Street

On Wall Street, algorithms replaced most stockbrokers. Today we're just starting to see the impact of artificial intelligence on marketing.<p>Last year I was fortunate enough to visit the New York Stock Exchange and take part of the closing bell ceremony with Container Store CEO Kip Trimball. Earlier …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

World’s Most Extreme Places For Your Next Adventure Trip

The world is an incredible – we can climb up mountains to get closer to space, or go swimming towards the bottom of Earth. So many places to travel …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

Dubai's most unique hotels

The Most Stunning Visions of Earth

Magazine<p>See a phenomenal photo of the world’s wonders from the July 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Red Sea

8 morning rituals that are hard to adopt but will pay off forever

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people were more proactive than evening types."<p>But being an effective early riser isn't just about waking up before everyone else. It's about putting …

Time Management

Entrepreneurs Should Stop Trying to Be Like Mark Zuckerberg

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

13 Places To Visit Before They're Gone Forever

Owing to threats such as climate change, overfishing, and ship traffic, the Great Barrier Reef is slowly deteriorating.<p><i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Hannah Huber.</i><p>With the growing concerns over everything from climate change to urban development looming over some of the most beloved locations on …

National Parks

Turmeric, rosemary and coconut oil: 8 superhero foods for your brain

The benefits of a spice-laden curry may be immediately apparent to the hungry, but for those with dementia there could be hidden advantages that go far beyond simply filling empty stomachs.<p>A study released yesterday by The University of California observed the effects of curcumin, a bright yellow …

10 Powerful Life-Altering Things You Need to Do Alone

Pivotal things that only you can decide<p>There are many major decisions in life where you should consult the wisest people you know. There are other, profound things you need to do on your own.<p>Your success hinges on being able to trust your personal intellect and intuition. Looking to your own …