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What Happened Last Time Scotland Tried for Greater Independence?

On Thursday, when Scottish voters put their relationship with the U.K. to the ballot, three hundred years of membership in the United Kingdom will be …

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One Year and Seven Million Flipboard Magazines Later, Find One Just for You

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2014<p>One year ago, we unveiled Flipboard 2.0 — the version of Flipboard that enabled anyone to collect and share their …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

“Bored” With Traditional Releases, Beyoncé Puts Out A New Album In Secret

Surprise! In the early hours of Friday morning, Beyoncé unexpectedly released a new self-titled album full of 14 songs and 17 music videos. The “visual album,” currently exclusive to iTunes, temporarily shut down the service as people rushed to download it.<p>In a statement, Beyoncé said she is …

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: The final interview | Fortune.com

On the eve of his exit as chief executive officer of Microsoft, after more than a decade on the job, Steve Ballmer is more than ever a CEO whose image does not always reflect reality.<p>As anyone knows who has ever seen him speak at a conference (or portrayed on television, as he was in cartoon form …

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In what is likely his final press interview as Microsoft CEO (part of which you can read, here, on this very website), Steve Ballmer was reflective. Sure, the company tripled revenues and doubled profits since he took the reins in 2000 — but it also made mistakes, he acknowledged.<p>“I pride myself on …

Crowd breaks through barrier on Mandela's last day of lying in state | Reuters

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of mourners, some breaking through police barriers, flocked to South Africa’s central government buildings on Friday to say a personal goodbye to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on the final day of his lying in state.<p>A soldier walks past an image of Nelson …

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

15 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Leadership, Change And Life

I just read a post here on Forbes from Glen Llopis about hope, and it inspired me to think about the human quality of hopefulness: what it is and why it’s important for us. I like this definition of hope from dictionary.com: <i>the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for</i> …

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Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

Nelson Mandela: we are blessed to have shared our lifetime with a colossus

We were prepared for his passing, but still we must face the heartbreaking reality of his death<p>Nelson Mandela, global hero, died on Thursday night. We had steeled ourselves for it in the months of his hospitalisation over the past year and half. Yet, we are in shock.<p>We mourn him. We mourn him …

Late Leader Nelson Mandela’s 5 Most Innovative Moments

Remembering the man who pivoted an entire country.<p>With the passing of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela at age 95 on Thursday, one of the world’s icons is lost. But his legacy of leadership remains. Here, we present five of the South African leader’s most innovative moments.<p>When you have a …

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Confidence Breeds Success -- And It Can Be Taught

Every time I read an article about what women need to do to get ahead in the male-dominated tech world of VCs and startups, I cringe. The prescription feels simplistic, but this is not a simple problem.<p>Fiona Murray’s recent <i>Boston Globe Magazine</i> piece, “Playing by the Rules,” recommended wearing a …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Scientists say DNA strands in thigh bone of 400,000-year-old early human can help build clearer picture of human family tree<p>Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was …

NSA 'tracking' hundreds of millions of mobile phones

<b>Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by the NSA every day, reports the Washington Post.</b><p>The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency's anti-terror work.<p>The "dragnet surveillance" was condemned by digital rights groups who called …

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38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

The 2013 Adventurers of the Year

Over the past year, highly organized, well-funded teams pulled off an astounding number of firsts, sending a Hollywood director to the deepest spot in the ocean, landing a drone on Mars, and equipping a skydive from the edge of space. Presented here are our adventurers of the year. Enjoy!<p>Run Your …

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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

Best in Show: Our Favorites From the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

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Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

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An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

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NSA Reportedly Tracking Cell Phone Location Data

According to leaked documents from whistleblower and Russian residency enthusiast, Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency is tracking people’s whereabouts en masse. By collecting the location data from billions of cell phone records, the National Security Agency can map the relationships of …