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5 Ways Dramatic Positive Change Can Boost Your Happiness And Success

<b>Part of the Series “Braving Up To Build Your Best Life”</b><p>Often, when I’m working with my clients or course members, the concepts we explore together take on a brand new meaning given what’s going on in my own life. Such was the case this summer. In June, I underwent a massive change in my life, …

5 essential people skills everyone should know

Interpersonal intelligence is one of the most overlooked, underutilized skill sets. In school, as we form our careers or level-up our professional life we often think about technical skills. We forget about soft skills. I believe people skills should not be optional.<p>When you have exceptional people …

People Skills

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

5 Proven Steps to Cure Your Burnout at Work

Can't stay focused? Keep losing your concentration? Here's a proven solution.<p>Can't stay focused? Keep losing your concentration? Wondering how to stay motivated even when all you want to do is take a break? It could be that you're burning out.<p>When people burn out, they usually exhibit symptoms that …

Why Intel is filling the skies with drones

Intel is flooding the skies with drones, doing everything from sending them out to inspect massive solar arrays in the Mojave Desert to lighting the night sky above Disney World with 500 drones.<p>It’s all part of a virtuous cycle, according to Anil Nanduri, vice president in the new technology group …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

5 Super Simple Ways You Can Set Goals for Results

And I truly mean dead simple.<p>A client sent me an email telling me that she wants to make drastic changes next year. She is weary from the inability to follow through on her most audacious goals.<p>She struggles with what many of us do as well. She just can't pull the trigger! The commitment to change …

Google and Facebook are doubling down on internet infrastructure with a new Pacific cable

Google is doubling down on its submarine cable investments in the Pacific ocean, this time with Facebook’s backing. The two tech companies announced last week (Oct. 12) that they are joining a consortium to build a new transpacific submarine cable system that will be ready in 2018.<p>The project, …

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Artificial Intelligence Wrote a Pop Song, and It's Better Than You Think

Computers at a Sony lab composed the track after studying a large database of songs.<p>You probably knew this day was coming: A computer has made a pop song.<p>No, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber (or the people who secretly write much of the stars' music) shouldn't fear for their jobs just yet. But in a …

4 Types of Meetings You Need to Cancel Now

Holding a productive meeting is an art -- one few business leaders have mastered.<p>Holding a productive meeting is an art. Unfortunately, it's one few business leaders have mastered. Instead of thinking of team meetings as exciting brainstorming sessions or collaborative ways to solve problems, …

Machine learning startup H2O lays off 10% of employees

H2O.ai, a startup that offers commercial support for open-source machine learning software, last week laid off 10 percent of its employees, mainly in sales, VentureBeat has learned.<p>Cofounder and chief executive Sri Ambati confirmed the move — which affects nine people, including contractors, out of …

Scientists think we could hit a critical climate threshold in the next 10 years

Last December, 195 nations agreed to try to hold world temperature rise to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius, with an aim of 1.5 degrees Celsius.<p>But the planet is already two-thirds of the way to that lower and safer goal, and could begin to pass it in about a decade, according to Richard Betts, head …

Climate Change

Poland says has begun ratification of Paris climate deal

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s president will sign off on the Paris climate deal to curb global warming within days, the country’s environment minister said on Friday, boosting an EU push for its adoption ahead of U.N. climate talks in November.<p>EU officials have long worried about Poland dragging its …

7-Eleven Just Used a Drone to Deliver a Chicken Sandwich and Slurpees

A 7-Eleven customer’s order for Slurpees, a chicken sandwich, donuts, hot coffee, and candy will forever go down in history.<p>What makes it remarkable …

To Rebrand Itself, Greece Digs Deep Into Its Cultural DNA

The news out of Greece in the past several years has been pretty bad. An ongoing economic crisis has resulted in an unemployment rate that's hovering around 25 percent — currently, there's a major exodus of young, educated Greeks. And more than a million refugees and migrants have poured into the …

Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher: spot the difference – and the sexism | Hadley Freeman

Several American and German newspapers have insisted that May is ‘the British Angela Merkel’. After all, they have both worn ‘mint and turquoise outfits’<p>So I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we have a female prime minister, a very clean-looking lady called Theresa May, and, good gosh, this is …

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE AUTOMOBILE 2016: Forecasts, trends, and analyses on the disruption of the automotive industry

Over the next five to 10 years, this internet integration is expected to change the car ownership model, create a new platform for consumers to access content, lead to fully autonomous vehicles, and revolutionize the auto industry.<p>The market position of the car today is similar to where the …

Automotive Industry

Tech-Savvy Teens Have Worse IRL Social Skills, But the Kids Are Alright

A new study finds tech-savvy teens bad at IRL romance, but what questions aren’t we asking?<p>The J<i>ournal of Research on Adolescence has finally done it!</i> A recent study of 487 middle schoolers growing up in lower income rural communities tells us what we all want to hear: the kids are not alright. And …

Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week

Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday.<p>It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend–and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays …

Why Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Learn To Code

Being the business guy isn't the only way to become successful in a startup.<p>Starting a business is not an easy task. In fact, the sad reality is that most businesses end up failing not because they run out of money, but because they run out of resources. Especially in the tech world, I have seen …

Curtice: 'Many people misread the polls' on Brexit

Wrong again: Opinion polls had suggested that the "Remain" side would win. DW spoke with John Curtice, a British professor of politics who …

A divided public takes to Brexit polls in Britain

The mood is muted in Britain as people anxiously await the verdict on membership of the European Union. Samira Shackle took to the streets of London …

Race for the Tory leadership: Who will fill Dave's shoes?

Following David Cameron's resignation announcement, speculation over his successor as Conservative party leader as well as British prime minister is …

12 Secrets to Happiness, According to Science

A lot of people think that achieving happiness is a matter of seeing good things from the outside and absorbing it in. However, science reveals that …

How to Stop Wasting Your Time in Meetings

In a Dilbert cartoon the office boss asks Carol, his secretary, to schedule a meeting. When she asks what the topic of the meeting is, he replies, ‘I …

Apple Is Not The Next Blackberry, It's The Next Toyota

In a blog post that recently went viral, Marco Arment argued that Apple may be the next Blackberry. He pointed out that, while other tech companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google are advancing in key artificial intelligence technologies, Apple seems to be falling far behind.<p>Clearly, he’s right …

Innovation

Scientists Finally Know What Stopped Mongol Hordes From Conquering Europe

It's written in the tree rings.<p>In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world. The khan’s …

How to Measure Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Better Leader

The set of human skills that determine how we manage ourselves and our relationships matter enormously. Ask yourself these questions to see how you measure up.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence<p>Emotional intelligence - how we manage ourselves and …