Travis Albea

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Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …

Approach Content Marketing Like a CRO (Here`s How)

The biggest problem with content marketing today is that we downplay its importance. We take things for granted and presume readers will …

Your Digital Strategy Shouldn’t Be About Attention

Are they talking about your brand? Around the clock? From Facefriend to Tweeter to Instapal?<p><i>Pssst.</i><p>That’s probably not the right question.<p>Today, too many strategists believe that a clever plan to win the internet’s attention is a good digital strategy.<p>It’s not. Why? The painful truth is: attention …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

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Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

How to Make a DIY Camera Slider for $75 In Less than 3 Hours

How do you build a quality DIY camera slider on the cheap? Who better to ask than the founder of a slider company? In the video above, Rhino Camera …

An Inspiring Video About a Landscape Photographer Hunting for a Perfect Moment

23-year-old videographer Nejc Miljak created this inspiring short film about Slovenian landscape photographer Janez Tolar. It’s titled, “Before You …

Schools Need Redemption, Not Innovation

Are our school systems really in need of innovation? The reformers say so. This is the story told by the media and at education conferences. The most common narrative argues that schools are stuck in an outdated paradigm–the ‘factory model’ of education may have been useful in the 20th Century, but …

Use The Drop In Oil Prices To Boost Retirement Income

Oil’s dramatic sell-off comes with good news and bad news. The bad news is that it has put global markets on edge and dampened overall gains for the year. The good news is that the price drop has put some quality, dividend paying companies on sale. While most experts and economists are talking …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce

A World War I interlude among British and German troops shows how even bitter foes can work out rituals of cooperation<p>On Christmas morning we stuck up a board with ‘A Merry Christmas’ on it. The enemy had stuck up a similar one…. Two of our men then threw their equipment off and jumped on the …

Remembrance Day

Sublimity

Celebrating the culmination of a £4.9m scheme. A daring juxtaposition of old and new at @thecct 's All Souls Bolton #regeneration #architecture #instagram

Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like

Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

David Grady: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

7 Deadly Web Design Sins You Might Be Making

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Web design is a tricky subject.<p>People have different opinions about what constitutes good web design and what doesn’t.<p>Some people think your site needs to be super sleek with an up-to-date, modern design in order to get attention. Others believe that web …

Gay Marriage Acceptance by Finnish Lutheran Archbishop Prompts Mass Resignations From Church; Nearly 8,000 Resign Over Weekend

As many as 7,800 people have resigned from the Lutheran Church in Finland since the parliament approved a law legalizing same-sex marriages on …

Mormon Church Christmas-Themed Ad Campaign 'He Is the Gift' Featured in NYC's Times Square

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has put up an ad in New York City's Times Square in honor of the Christmas season.<p>Titled "He is the …

The Best Ad of 2014 Was Brilliant and Subversive, and It Wasn’t Even Real

Technically speaking, the best ad of 2014 didn’t exist. Just ask Anna Kendrick.<p>Last January, millions of viewers watched the Academy Award nominee …

27 Formulas That Can Drive Clicks and Engagement on Social Media

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>You’ve heard it said that storytelling is an essential element to drawing the reader into your content and driving more engagement.<p><b>So how can you add this element to the blogposts you write?</b><p><b>Can you fit a captivating story into a social media update, even one</b> …

Self-Driving Cars Could Steal The Last Of Your Free Time

New concepts from Mercedes and Ideo reveal something scary. Your commute could be claimed for you…or for your boss.<p>We know self-driving cars are coming for us–in fact, by 2040, 75% of the cars on the road may be self-driving. But what will your commute look like when it doesn’t require you to drive …