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Extraordinary Individual Performers: The Difference Between Good And Great

My co-founder Jack Zenger made a strong case in his Forbes column on Extraordinary Performers that it’s not only the members of the company in the C-suite who need to develop leadership skills. In virtually every business there are also a number of individual contributors (those without direct …

3 Questions You Have to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything

When you buy something new, do you feel happier? Is the feeling different if you purchase "things" or "experiences"?<p>Happiness researchers have …

Happiness

Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision

David Redish and his graduate student Adam Steiner of the University of Minnesota didn't set out to study if rats experience regret.<p>They were looking …

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith: watch the drum off

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Will Ferrell have an epic drum off on the Jimmy Fallon Show<p>After months of online taunts, film star Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, took part in a long-awaited drum off. The battle took place on Thursday night, on the …

Credit ratings agencies just realized that climate change is a threat to the world economy

Credit rating agencies have been accused of being asleep at the wheel during the US subprime mortgage crisis, which ended up morphing into a full-blown international financial crisis and triggering a global recession. But there’s a new risk to the world economy and this time credit ratings agencies …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam Calls Reunion ‘Depressing’

Terry Gilliam is reportedly having a hard time getting excited about reuniting with the other members of the pioneering comedy troupe Monty Python. …

Comedy

Samsung Is Going To Turn One Of The Busiest Airports In The World Into A Giant Ad For The Galaxy S5

Starting Monday, Heathrow's Terminal 5 will be rebranded "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5" to promote Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. The takeover will last two weeks, the company said.<p>Samsung didn't say how much it's spending to take over Heathrow's Terminal 5, but it has to be a …

Drink Marketers’ Great Challenge: Competing Against Water, Without Badmouthing It

It’s a recurrently sticky challenge for the beverage industry, but one that can’t be ignored. For Gatorade, Coke, and others, wrong steps have led to PR disasters.<p>While Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt made a dash for Olympic gold in the summer of 2012, his tiny cartoon counterpart raced across a …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

A more divided and unequal Australia: where this government is taking us

In the cold light of the day it is hard to go past the view that this is an unnecessarily malicious budget that leads Australia towards a much more divided nation.<p>The budget revealed there was never really a budget emergency, but rather an economy that is not growing as fast as in the past. To …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …