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The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Some say that too much pride will go to your head, that love can make the heart swell, or that sadness is a feeling in the pit of your stomach -- and you know what? They may just be right. What do you think of this new study? READ MORE: http://cbc.sh/0iEBe9Q

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

How to build your business through distinct customer service

Think about the goods and services you purchased this week and ask yourself, "Was the customer service level exceptional, ordinary, or poor?"<p>The research I do for clients repeatedly demonstrates that the majority of customer service experiences are on the latter end of that scale. Disturbingly, …

What Gen Y needs to know to become leaders

Much advice has been offered in recent years to managers who have to oversee millennials, a generation with a different attitude to the workplace. But now the tables are turning.<p>Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born from 1981 to 2000, so the oldest ones have entered their thirties. …

10 stunts that got candidates hired, and 10 that failed

1912 Eighth-Grade Exam Stumps 21st-Century Test-Takers

Are you smarter than an eighth grader? How about an eighth grader who graduated in 1912? A copy of an eighth-grade exam from that year shows test-taking wasn't so easy for those early-20th-century students.<p>Bullitt County History Museum, located in Shepherdsville, Ky., received a copy of a 1912 …

Are you a ‘savvy’ investor? Take this quiz to find out

The ancient Greek aphorism "know thyself" was conceived millennia before 21-century investors grappled with financial plans, risk-tolerance levels and mutual fund fees.<p>But, it's a vital tenet when it comes to investing.<p>So when a random sampling of 1,000 Canadians was surveyed by BMO Nesbitt Burns …

Young entrepreneurs share startup stories, advice from Montreal

Online bus tickets, fingerprinted jewelry and temporary tattoos embedded with chemical sensors; these are just some of the startups that generated buzz at the International Startup Festival held this summer in Montreal. Scroll through the photos below to learn more about the founders.

Do you have the traits to be a star in your career?

<i>Adapted from, with permission of the publisher, from</i> The Young Professional's Guide to the Working World <i>©2013 Aaron McDaniel. Published by Career Press, Pompton Plains, NJ. 800-227-3371. All rights reserved.</i><p><b>The STAR</b><p>The Successful Young Professional is a <i>STAR</i> – Savvy, Tenacious, Adaptive, and …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Hyperlooped: What makes visionary Elon Musk tick?

Much has been made about Elon Musk's latest details for the Hyperloop.<p>It's an exciting proposition: Travel between major U.S. cities at the speed of sound for the price of an average plane ticket.<p>And it's certainly not the first far-out idea the South African billionaire has concocted. Musk made …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

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50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Top ten time management tips for entrepreneurs

Running a business is difficult. Starting one with little support can be nearly impossible. Add to that family commitments and personal commitments, and you'll quickly start to feel overwhelmed. But there is a two-word solution that most successful business owners will tell you is key to their …

Climbing the five steps to leadership

If you're looking for a clear picture of leadership, consultant John C. Maxwell believes he has one. It's the one he has been asked to present most frequently, in arenas from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to Microsoft's headquarters, and in countries on six continents. He portrays …

The 20 Things I Wish Someone Told Me at 20

As college doors start to swish and swing open, slurping young people back in for fall classes, I feel compelled to put my hand up and say, "Wait, you forgot something."<p>I have something I want to tell them before they head back up the university's hill to walk new halls, meet new faces and make new …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

America in the 1970s: New York City

Today marks the start of <b>Documerica Week</b> on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica Project was put together by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, with a primary …

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