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The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Dr Paul Salaman

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Global Warming

The Effect of Visuals in Daily Business Operations

The times when visual content was associated with more 'light-hearted' businesses like entertainment or lifestyle journalism are long gone. Social media conquest of Internet proved that people love visuals and turned channels centered around images alone like Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube into …

Data Visualization

12 Work Hacks To Keep You Sharp And Focused Throughout The Day

Demolish that to-do list.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Let's be honest: Concentrating on work for eight hours straight is downright impossible.<p>An office is packed with …

Time Management

How to De-clutter Your Work and Personal Life to Achieve More

Clutter doesn’t have to represent tangible “junk” that you can physically see. More oft than not in life, it’s the clutter from the people and …

This Intelligent Indoor Garden For Your House Grows Greens All Year Round

The most local lettuce possible is the lettuce you grow in your living room.<p>Lettuce is a pretty stupid thing to transport long distance: Ninety-six percent of it is water. From an environmental point of view, it makes more sense to grow lettuce locally, or with the help of a new appliance, even in …

Three Things To Do For Your Marriage Daily – Dr. Doug Weiss Blog

Throughout my years of counseling, I have discovered that many marriages lack structures to encourage intimacy. We grow up believing that one day we …

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Sonos has a new Play:5 speaker that can make itself sound great no matter where you put it

The new Play:5 is a completely redesigned speaker, replacing the oldest model in Sonos’ lineup and incorporating a number of new technologies that Sonos expects to set the tone for many of its products moving forward. Rather than the five drivers included in the original model, the new speaker …

How to tell if produce is organic in 2 seconds

<b>If you’re unsure about the nature of supermarket produce, here’s the giveaway.</b><p>Some people have strict standards about eating organic fruits and …

Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

When someone asks me what I do, and I tell them that I’m a futurist, the first thing they ask “what is a futurist?” The short answer that I give is …

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple: <b>learning more skills.</b><p>If we compare the differences between the people …

Language Learning

No cost training to becoming a data scientist

Data Science

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

London School of Economics

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Pineapple

<i>Photo by Alex Shapiro</i><p>Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? No one, because pineapples don't grow underwater. Well, I guess Spongebob does live in a pineapple under the sea, and if you want to consider him a person then you can but - IN REALITY - pineapples are not an aquatic thing nor do they act …

The 9 Most Basic Facts About Losing Love Handles and Belly Fat

<b></b>The 9 Most Basic Facts About Losing Love Handles and Belly FatUnlike women, who tend to distribute extra pounds all over, men hoard all of theirs in …

Cardiovascular System

Salaries by Roles in Data Science and Business Intelligence

<b>By Geethika Bhavya Peddibhotla, KDnuggets.</b><p><b>By Bhavya Geethika & Shashank Iyer</b>.<p>According to Glassdoor National Average salary data, following are …

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Many of us have goals -- a set of deep-down desires that we ultimately want to see realized. Yet, with each passing day, we can't find the energy to move forward. And, as the deadline approaches and passes for achieving our goals, we're no further ahead than where we started. Often, we might even …

Procrastination

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Long Reads<p>In January 2012, journalist Michael Scott Moore was captured by a gang of pirates during a reporting trip in central Somalia.<p>By Michael …

Red Carpet

5 signs you're procrastinating and how to stop

<b>(CNN) —</b> You had every intention of starting that work report first thing Monday, but now, the deadline looms large.<p>Sound familiar? You might have a problem with procrastination.<p>"We procrastinate because we give in to feel good," said Tim Pychyl, associate professor of psychology at Carleton …

Procrastination

Apple's Swift Programming Language: 10 Fascinating Facts

Swift 2.0 is Apple's main language used for programming OS X and iOS systems. Here are 10 things you should know about Swift before you dive in.<p>1 of …

Apple

8 ways to use data to tell a compelling story

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>The …

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

<b>pro-cras-ti-na-tion</b> |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|<br>noun<br>the action of delaying or postponing something: <i>your first tip is to avoid procrastination</i>.<p>Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would hold the solution.<p><i>Avoid procrastination.</i> So …

Procrastination

How to Instantly Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Will things ever change?<p>Will a time ever come when you stop self-sabotaging? A time when you, once and for all, become your greatest self and live …

Project Management 101: The Complete Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond

"Of all the difficulties facing NASA in its bid to send humans to the Moon in the Apollo program, management was perhaps the greatest challenge."- …

Project Management

Simply Measured Acquires Inside Social To Boost Case For Social ROI

The combination of Inside Social's deeper-in-the-funnel attribution with Simply Measured's social data will better show how brands' earned social …

How To Disconnect From Your Job And Leave Your Work at Work

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/Ilya Terentyev</i><p>"Nine to five." It might have meant something in your parents' day, but now it's just another awkward, outdated phrase, like "the bee's knees" or "I'm voting for Nixon."<p>Our digital age has been sweet, but the price of permanent connection is an inability …

The 5 Commandments of Personal Development

Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results?<p>It is while …

Motivation

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

11 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From Wayne Dyer

<i>“Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.” –</i> Wayne W. Dyer<p>One of the most beloved and influential motivational speakers, …