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Letting Go, Trusting, and Allowing Yourself to Be Happy and Free

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>First, let’s be clear about something…<p>Surrender is <i>not</i> …

Motorola wants you to tattoo a smartphone microphone onto your throat

Okay, where to start on this one? Simply put, Motorola has applied for a patent of a microphone with a tranceiver and power supply that is designed to be <i>tattooed onto your throat</i>. The idea is to capture vibrations directly from your larynx in order to cut out background noise -- while eliminating …

The 50 Best Colleges In The US

The most important measure of a college's value is how much it helps its graduates succeed in life.<p>For our fifth annual list of the Best Colleges in America, we asked our readers what they consider to be the best colleges in America, and for the fourth year in a row they rated the Massachusetts …

College & University

Leaders Need To Understand How Every Part Of Their Business Works

Slaga, who's been with Dimension Data for 13 years, has learned every aspect of the business by taking on new roles outside of his expertise. During his time with the company, Slaga has been the company's senior vice president of sales, chief technology officer, chief information officer, and chief …

Small Business

3 Sneaky Ways To Flatter And Influence Those Around You

With that in mind, researchers surveyed thousands of corporate high-ups to get their tips on ingratiating others without raising suspicions or mistrust. In a recent post for LinkedIn, Adam Grant, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, condensed the findings into practical …

University of Pennsylvania

7 Top-Paying Nonprofit Jobs That Also Offer Meaningful Work

A large paycheck isn't usually a reason to work for a nonprofit. Meaningful work, engaging community and diverse projects, yes. But the paycheck? No.<p>"Generally, the jobs with the highest meaning offer low pay. People who want to make the world a better place are not driven by money. They're driven …

Employment

7 Signs You're Working With A Psychopath

There are more out there than we'd like to imagine, and they all tend to exhibit essentially the same traits, says behavioral analyst Lillian Glass, a language expert who's worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception.<p>Psychopathy is an anti-social personality disorder where the sufferer …

Psychology

Here’s Why Only Children Are More Successful

As someone who has no siblings myself, I couldn't help but wonder: Are "only" children, who are by definition first-born and receive <i>all</i> parental attention, the highest achievers?<p>Taken to the extreme, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Condoleezza Rice, and Tiger Woods are just some examples of …

Psychology

Everything You Think You Know About Thomas Edison Might Be Wrong

That's according to David Burkus, author of "The Myths of Creativity," who says America's favorite innovation story may have been the result of a tremendous publicity push.<p>In his book, Burkus debunks the popular tale of Edison and what he calls the "lone creator myth." His claim? That we love the …

Light Bulbs

15 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Want a high-paying job in a low- stress environment?<p>We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career information expert, to find out which jobs fit the bill. Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 747 occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labor to identify jobs …

Employment

Alan Mulally Explains How He Turned Around Ford

It's been so impressive that he's a leading candidate to take over at Microsoft after current CEO Steve Ballmer leaves. In a recent interview with McKinsey Quarterly, Mulally pointed out a few unique elements of his leadership and management style that have helped change Ford's culture. It's a hint …

Leadership

How To Impress The Robot That's Reading Your Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many companies use some kind of screening process to identify who they think are the right candidates.<p>Employee screening services provider HireRight found that 95% of large companies (including the Fortune 500 companies) and 50% of mid-sized firms use applicant tracking systems to analyze keywords, …

Employment

The Pros And Cons Of Employing Part-Timers

Beginning in 2015, Obamacare will require any business employing more than 50 workers to provide health insurance to those employees working more than 30 hours per week. The new rule may cause some business owners near the 50-person threshold to consider the impact of hiring new staffers, whether …

Health Care

Mod your monitor so only you can see the display - Pocket-lint

This is genius. And like so many things that get that title it's also so simple it makes you say, "Why didn't I think of that?" This easy mod lets …

Pandora Android Tablet App Finally Launches Within Version 5 Update

This week Pandora the online radio service has finally released the tablet version of its Pandora Android tablet application with the launch of its …

Google Updates 16 Android Apps Ahead Of Android 4.4 Kit Kat Release

We are expecting Android 4.4 Kit Kat and the Google Nexus 5 to be released some time this week, either tomorrow or Friday, and now Google has updated …

Nike bringing new features to original Fuelband on November 6th

Worried that your first generation Nike Fuelband would be left in the cold in favor of the revamped model? The sportswear company has announced that early adopters will get a firmware upgrade that'll provide better tracking algorithms, double-tap for the time and sessions support. Of course, since …

Fantastical 2 for iPhone wants to be your all-in-one calendar and reminder app

From its humble beginnings on OS X, Fantastical's contextual input changed the way plenty of people set appointments and reminders. When it arrived on the iPhone last November, the app became the first calendar software to reach number one on the App Store. Almost a year later, and Flexibits is …