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Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

Patak's lime pickle reverts to old recipe after social media outcry

When Patak’s launched a new version of its top-selling lime pickle last year, it no doubt seemed like a good idea at the time. But curry fans thought otherwise.<p>In an about-turn reminiscent of Coca-Cola’s climbdown over the introduction of “New Coke” in the 1980s, the power of social media has …

Social Media

5 new unicorns emerge in January

This January, five global tech startups raised a total of $858 million to become the latest members of the Unicorn Club.<p>The one making the biggest leap was Shanghai-based <b>Dada</b> ($1 billion valuation), which raised $300 million in Series D financing from DST Global, Sequoia Capital, and other sources. …

Venture Capital

Twitter Launches ‘First View,’ a 24-Hour Takeover Option for Marketers

Faced with mounting pressure to keep itself interesting and profitable, Twitter is launching a new Promoted Video ad product.<p>The San Francisco-based …

PageRank Is Dead. What Marketers Need Now Is Trust Flow.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Poor PageRank. We knew it. We used it. We sang its praises.<p>But, alas, PageRank is dead. And the world has changed -- at least when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), scoring and optimization.<p>As an industry, we’ve had some time …

7 Steps To Dominate The Influencer Marketing Game In PR

Influencer Marketing is this year’s Holy Grail for public relations. The reasons are clear—no matter how successful you are at traditional public relations, a story in the press is striving to present its information in a balanced and unbiased way. In contrast, an influencer’s voice—whether it’s in …

Public Relations

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

You can rent out your spare office desk for the same price as a bedroom

A spare desk in a Mayfair office could bring in £800 per month, which is enough to cover a month's rent (although probably not in Mayfair, admittedly)<p>London living is expensive: why not supplement your income by renting out the spare desks in your office?<p>A desk in a private office in the City with …

House prices jump £14,000 trapping young people in their 'childhood bedrooms'

The average house price in England has risen by 6.1pc in a year, according to official figures<p>Buying a home in England is now £14,000 more expensive than it was 12 months ago, despite a relatively quiet period in the housing market over the last six months.<p>House prices in England increased by 6.1pc …

Women in Business — Alison Kay

Alison Kay, is the global vice-chair of industry at professional services organisation EY, where she produces the annual Women in Power and Utilities …

UBS Is Spending Big Money on Fintech Startups | Inc.com

UBS is giving away thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of coaching to fintech entrepreneurs and startups that can help it with technology.<p>The Swiss bank has launched a competition dubbed "The Future of Finance Challenge", a global search for startups that can help it improve key areas.<p>UBS is …

Mentoring

Record wave of finance workers want to move job

The number of City workers looking to jump ship has doubled in the past year, recruiters say<p>Booming salaries and fierce competition for skilled workers is encouraging finance professionals to start looking for a better job at rival firms, according to recruiter Morgan McKinley.<p>It had a record …

3 Reasons Millennials Are Getting Fired | Inc.com

Recently, I wrote this article explaining why Millennials aren't getting promoted. In response to Millennial readers' requests for a deeper understanding of how being misperceived can negatively affect their careers, I'm taking it a step further and outlining exactly what's getting them …

The Workplace

50 weeks to learn film | Mark Cousins’ Dispatches | Sight & Sound

<i>from our December 2014 and January 2015 issues.</i><p>Credit: Arthur Chiverton (arthurchiverton.com) for Sight & Sound.<p>Should we plant a bomb under film …

Architects Want To Turn Old Subway Tunnels Into An Underground Cycling Highway

The conceptual London Underline would offer pedestrians and cyclists an alternate route through central London.<p>London commuters could one day ditch the Tube for a different kind of underground transportation experience. A proposal by global architecture firm Gensler would turn out-of-use metro …

Lego overtakes Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand 2014

Lego has replaced luxury sports car brand Ferrari as the ‘World’s Most Powerful Brand’, according to research from BrandFinance.<p>The Danish toy brand …

Lego

Carnaby welcomes highly anticipated Jinjuu to Kingly Street - Hospitality & Catering News

<b>This month Carnaby saw the opening of Jinjuu, the first restaurant by Korean-American chef and television personality Judy Joo. Carnaby welcomes the</b> …

Korean Food

The new nostalgia trend: it's all in the reference

Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel, <i>A Clockwork Orange</i>, opens with teenage protagonist Alex drinking a glass of milk "plus something else".<p>There is no …

Turn-On

Is Apple Really Building An iCar?

Could Apple really be building a car? Something is going on according to a frenzy of articles, which appeared late last week and over the weekend …

Wall Street

Guardian overhauls site in anticipation of publishers selling ads based on time

The Guardian has overhauled its site, trumpeting a flurry of advertising opportunities it hopes will fuel ongoing efforts to sell advertisers on …

AdTech

What Facebook’s Oculus Rift movies means for ads

Facebook is out to prove that virtual reality is more real than its detractors think, erecting an in-house studio to create fully immersive films on …

Virtual Reality

Snapchat Promises ‘Gorgeous Advertising’ With Its New Discover Channels

Snapchat has attracted a big lineup for the launch of its media service called Discover, which will host branded properties for Yahoo, People, …

Insane food of the week: The Doughnut Buttie – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:30 pm, January 27, 2015 in Food & Drink<p>Shoreditch restaurant BIRD, the free-range fried chicken joint, jas just launched a new breakfast …

Doughnuts

Twitter introduces group direct messages and native video sharing

After years of being slow to make significant product changes, Twitter is proving that it can move faster.<p>The social network announced on Tuesday the …

Behind closed doors

<b>Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival 1900-1950.</b> By Paul Ginsborg. <i>Yale University Press; 520 pages; $35 and £25.</i> Buy from …

War

Cheap and cheerful

VICTOR HUGO once said that “nothing can stop an idea whose time has come”. He failed to add that a lousy product launch can delay it. In the first …

Innovation