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Leaning Back: The Power Of Introverts

Have you noticed? There has been a lot of buzz about introverts lately, and the more we learn about introverts, the more we understand the power of introverts to lead and influence others. There is no doubt that the workplace tends to be biased toward those who are more charismatic and outgoing. …

Exoskeleton

One DARPA-funded project thatâ??s already transitioning from science fiction to mere engineering is defense contractor Raytheonâ??s XOS exoskeleton, the closest thing outside of a comic book to an Iron Man suit. A soldier wearing the strength-multiplying device can repeatedly lift 200 pounds or …

Why it's time to get excited about IFA 2013

Time to get excited, tech fans: we're just days away from IFA 2013, the gadget extravaganza where the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will lead a torrent of new and exciting technology. With our heady mix of live blogs, thrilling video, and expert hands-on First Takes, you'll be right at the …

Eleven Things Science Shows Will Make You Happier Every Day

Did you know there are 11 ways we can make ourselves happier, and they are backed up by scientific research?<p>Our team tried out the popular productivity blog Buffer’s list of scientific suggestions this week and we added our own unscientific data to the mix. We spend a significant portion of our …

Top 25 Quotes To Discover The Leader In You

I was inspired by author Dave Kerpen’s recent article that shared his top 25 leadership quotes. As he aptly noted, great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves. In that same vein, I’m sharing my own favorite famous and not-so-famous quotes that have inspired me and my …

Why The Brains Of High-Powered People May Be More Prone To Addiction

It’s no secret that the best leaders among us – the most driven, dedicated, and outside-the-box thinkers – are wired a bit differently from the rest. In fact, it’s been suggested that a decent chunk of the “ C-Suite” crowd may have more sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies than the general …

How to be a teenage millionaire: Meet the social-media mogul who owes his success to his mum

In Jamal Edwards’s case, it helped to have a very determined mother. Here Jamal and Brenda tell Catherine O’Brien why love, hard work and the …

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Why Kevin Hart Is A Much Bigger Deal Than You Think

Don’t know who Kevin Hart is? That’s hardly surprising.<p>The 33-year-old Philly native is one of the biggest comedians in the game today, and he seems to be on the fast track to becoming a star. He debuted this year at No. 6 on our list of top-earning comedians and No. 95 on our Celebrity 100 …

7 Hidden Influences That Help People (And Businesses) Get Ahead

Our minds are sometimes easily moved by forces we can’t see.<p>Take, for example, the color pink.<p>In 1979, a researcher asked 153 healthy young men to look at two large pieces of colored cardboard — one pink and one blue. After they looked at each, he had them raise their arms in front of their bodies …

Elon Musk to Unveil Plans for Hyperloop Really Rapid Transit System Next Month

Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has conceived of a “fifth” form of transportation that he claims can ferry passengers from San Francisco to Los …

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Lamborghini Countach 5000S

Life in the whips-and-chains lane.<p>From the December 1983 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>You shouldn't have this car. Nobody should have this car. That's obvious from what happens to people when they are exposed to it. On the freeway, fellow motor­ists tuck into your blind spot, watching from where they …

If You Want To Nail An Email Introduction To A Busy Person, Here's How

<i>By Chris Fralic, Partner at First Round Capital in New York.</i> <i>This is an updated and revised version of this post.</i><p>I’ve sent a total of more than 81,000 e-mails since 2007— and that’s not even counting my personal e-mail. Over that time, I’ve found that roughly 20% of my e-mails involve the word …

17-Year-Old Daydreamer’s Surreal Escape

Belgium-based photographer Ian Komac captures and creates surreal scenes both in nature and indoors. The 17-year-old photo enthusiast has been honing his craft from a young age, continually growing his skill set in photography and photo manipulation. Following the completion of his final school …

Photography

Girl Learns to Dance in a Year (TIME LAPSE)

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Largest building in the world opens in China – complete with indoor seaside

Beneath smoggy clouds in the Chinese mega-city of Chengdu, waves lap against sandy shores and a salty breeze blows across the beach. 6,000 …

EVE Online Player Loses A Spaceship Worth Approximately $9,000

It smarts to lose a fight in a video game. It smarts more when you’re playing an MMO, where your losses are on display for your entire community to see. It smarts even more when in that fight, you lose a ship worth approximately $8-9000.<p>That’s what happened in EVE Online the other day, developer …

The Only Smartphones Worth Buying Right Now [RANKED]

Plus, there are a bunch of relatively new devices that have launched in recent months from just about every big name in the smartphone business.<p>Here's what you should be looking at.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

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4 To-Dos for the 'Someday' Entrepreneur

I talk with a lot of people who want to start a business “someday.” And as a result, I often think about the factors that determine which “someday” entrepreneurs will actually become business owners, and which will continue to say “I wish” for years to come.<p>Surprisingly, the ability to take the …

Swedish Man 'Dies After Having Sex With Hornet's Nest'

<b>Stung by the Hornet's Nest: Hasse Sex-with-Insects Tale a Hoax</b><p><b>Man Has Sex With Hornet's Nest: Top Five Hoax News Stories</b><p>The bizarre story of a man …

Shure Enters the Ultra High-End Earphone Arena with its New SE846

It’s strange to think that, till now, as big a high-end audio player as Shure has had no answer to the extravagant, big-gun, flagship in-ear monitor models of its rivals — models like the Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom, or the JH Audio JH16 Pro.<p>But now they do — big time. The new SE846 extends Shure’s …