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Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

The American West Dries Up

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown stood on a dry, bare hillside in the Sierra Nevada mountains, which would normally be deep under snow at this time of year, and announced an executive order aimed at dramatically reducing water usage statewide. The severity of the drought, now entering its …

California

See Air Force One's Transformation Over 70 Years

After the original Air Force One, a C-87A Liberator Express nicknamed Guess Where II, was deemed unsafe for presidential<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Thomas D. …

This Guy Is Going to Spend a Whole Month Alone in a Room with Virtual Reality Goggles Strapped to His Face

For 28 days, Mark Farid will remain in one room, experiencing his every waking moment through the eyes of another human being.<p><i>Mark Farid wearing a virtual reality headset (Images by ​Freel & Gorse)</i><p><b>This article originally appeared on VICE</b><p>For 28 days, Mark Farid will remain in one room, experiencing …

Virtual Reality

MONSTER Energy drinks are the work of SATAN!!!

Demons

Mom Buys What She Thinks is a Princess Wand for Her Kid, Gets a Demon Cutter Instead

The bible and religious figures say (in various ways) that the devil appears in appealing disguises. Perhaps his latest vessels are dollar store …

This Guitar Player Improvises on the Spot and It Sounds Absolutely Beautiful

Mariusz Goli is a guitarist and busker from Poznan, Poland. He has been playing guitar since he was fifteen years old and says busking is his way of …

These Are the Movies Recommended by the Church of Satan -- Here's Why

Movies

Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others — gathered for a three-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful — were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?<p>Hands rose all …

Denver Broncos fan missing for five days simply went for a walk, police say

A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.<p>Paul Kitterman, 53, was found safe Tuesday night in Pueblo, Colorado, about 110 miles south of Denver's Sports Authority …

Origins of “The Derek Tape,” '90s viral phone call recording between record store clerk and hesher

Boing Boing readers of a certain pre-internet age will recall when viral jokes sometimes took the form of prank phone calls passed around on cassette …

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative …

Metamorphosis: manipulated photo series about transformations of the human body

“Metamorphosis is a concept about the unlimited transformations of human body. Just like a chameleon, it’s fitting, just like a virus, it’s mutating, …

Cops Charge 10-Year-Old Boy as Adult in Slaying of 90-Year-Old Woman

Police claim a 10-year-old boy confessed to murdering a 90-year-old woman near Scranton, Pa. Saturday. But because Pennsylvania law doesn't allow for …

Doctors In California Are Treating A Man Who Is Addicted To Google Glass

Looks like Google Glass has claimed its first victim: Doctors in San Diego are currently treating a 31-year-old man who has been exhibiting serious withdrawal symptoms associated with “Internet addiction disorder.”<p>The unidentified man had been reportedly using Glass for up to 18 hours a day (!), …

Next Saturday the 18th, Copro Gallery transforms their space into the ultimate Halloween party on the opening night of Chet Zar's solo show All Hallows’ Eve. "I have always dreamed of creating a series of paintings inspired by my love of Halloween..." Also opening is Roadside Attractions a group show with works by Laurie Lee Brom, Chris Mars, Matt Dangler and more. Details coming up at hi fructose (dot) com. This painting by Chris Mars

NSA agents may have infiltrated the global communications industry

Leaked Snowden documents published by Laura Poitras and Peter Maass in The Intercept describe the NSA's SENTRY EAGLE program describe six programs …

This 40 Seconds Video Will Change the Way You See Humans

Is Ed human or fake? I can't help but believe he's human right until we see the rest of his ehem, body. But something seems to be off, right? He …

10 Terrifying Facts About Spiders

Ebola-infected American to arrive at Nebraska Medical Center

A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement. The patient is believed to be an American freelance cameraman who worked for NBC.<p>Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday. He left Liberia on a …

The Week in Review: Women Take Center Stage

“We are having a moment,” Barnard College President Debora Spar told The New York Times. “Young women are identifying as feminist at levels and in …

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

This 1-Minute Film Will Chill You To The Bone With Terror

Halloween is nigh, and once more scary stories are seeping through the dark crevices of the Internet.<p>One of latest is a short film that originated with a question asked last year at Reddit: "What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?"<p>And if you didn't think it's possible …

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Start Being a Leader

The way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up.<p>Every business and work group has a boss, but only some have a leader at the …

Leadership
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