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Swachh Bharat ranks show it is time for cities to come clean

The report of the Union urban development ministry on the levels of cleanliness, or the lack of it, in 476 Indian cities makes the case for Swachh …


These Genetically Engineered Bacteria Send Out A Signal When Water Gets Polluted

A team of young scientists in Canada is developing a fascinating way to sense when water is contaminated. Their box, called the FRED or Field Ready Electrochemical Detector, contains “tunable” bacteria that react in the presence of unwanted substances. The device generates a electrical signal that …

Many invisible mountains to break: India's rural health crisis

Barely a month to the release of Ketan Mehta's <i>Manjhi – The Mountain Man,</i> based on the real life story of a poor contemporary Shah Jahan, Dashrath …


The Worst New Words of 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Egypt Ain't The Only Pyramid Show In Town

Tourists fighting the crowds to see the Great Pyramids of Giza may be surprised to learn that 800 miles away in Sudan, exists another trove of …


Honda Gives Dealers Social Amp For Toy-Character Holiday Ads

Auto brands and dealers still have a long way to go to coordinate their marketing efforts effectively in the digital age, but Honda has harnessed up Pokey and enlisted G.I. Joe to get the brand and its dealers closer to that goal during this heavy promotional season.<p>It seems Honda has struck a …


Is Your Office Making You Fat?

You know that being parked at your desk all day can expand your waistline. But it may be harming your health more than you realize.<p>It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand how calorie-burning works. When you move you're using fuel (a.k.a. calories). And when you're sitting at your computer, …

Do you know how the ultra affluent use social media? Find out.

The social media real estate you put time into is as important as the suburb you invest in. The right place at the right price is what gives good returns.<p>For time-poor professionals looking to start out in social media the sheer number of platforms to choose from can feel overwhelming – LinkedIn, …

Real Estate

The 15 Most Common Body Language Mistakes

Body language matters. Our brain relies on snap judgements to categorize another person and predict whether they are trustworthy, threatening, competent, likeable, etc. Here are the top 15 body language blunders to watch out for.

Language Learning

21 Quotes on How to Change Your Habits and Your Life

[Visit http://www.developgoodhabits.com/ss-free to grab your free copy of "77 Good Habits to Live a Better Life" and get instant notifications when I run special deals on my Kindle books!]<p>Want to develop habits to make your life better? Check out "Wake Up Successful" ==> …

The DOs & DON'Ts of Facebook Ads

Getting started with Facebook Ads? Here's a complete guide to the dos and don'ts to create the perfect campaign.

Facebook Ads

10 rules of the Circle

In addition there are 3 Circle Guiding Principles:<p>• The opinions of others are exceptionally important to me<p>• My opinion is exceptionally important to others<p>• There are no contradictions between our opinions

Jumpstart: The Guide To Growing A Startup With Inbound Marketing

Jumpstart your startup with inbound marketing. A simple guide for entrepreneurs that want to grow their business using SEO, blogging and social media. From the makers of the original #CultureCode deck

Digging For The Bone: How to Jumpstart Creative Thinking

How do you increase your likelihood of coming up with brilliant, creative ideas? What's the magic? "Digging for the Bone" reveals the most powerful way to jumpstart your thinking so you can unearth killer ideas. For advertising creatives or anyone charged with developing creative solutions. By Mark …

5 Ways To Get Your Emails Opened First

Email can be the most powerful, profitable, and inexpensive marketing tool out there, but the problem is that all of your competitors know this too. And with the amount of emails people get these days your message can easily go unopened, or even to spam. The goal is to get your emails opened right …

Get Paid In Tweets And Go Viral On Slideshare!

Once you have the attention of an audience are you making the most of it? Get paid in tweets and make your online content go viral!

How to Use Social Media for Academic Branding

Your online presence, by design. 3-step social strategy for profs, teachers, grad students & researchers.

7 steps to writing the perfect LinkedIn InMail

Linked is the new business lunch gone GLOBAL.<p>Nearly 300 million people from 200 countries available speaking 20 different languages are at this table.<p>It’s a great opportunity for professional development and business growth by bringing people with mutual interests together.<p>You can reach out on …


10 steps to your career makeover

Is it time to transform your career? Successfully navigating a career change requires preparation and planning. We've put together 10 steps to help you give your career a much-needed makeover. View this slideshare for advice on how to get started and, when you're ready, visit www.getsmarter.co.za.

Things You Should KNow About Women

You just clipped your first slide!<p>Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips.


Top 8 Ways to Build your Facebook Page Audience

Now that your Facebook Business Page is set up, the next question is, who would you like to connect with, and how do you build an audience?<p>There is no point in having an amazing Facebook Page if no one knows about it. Without an audience, you have no one to share posts with or to have conversations …


9 Must-Read Blogs (You Might Not Even Know About)

Take a look at these nine blogs that we think are worth reading. Subject matters range from technology and design to marketing and sales best practices.


Perfect Pitches: 500 Publishers Tell Us How To Get Their Attention

We surveyed over 500 publishers to discover how businesses and individuals can increase their noise:value ratio when trying to secure press. Through over 20 survey questions and open-ended responses, we were able to establish a full picture on what publishers want from content ideation, …


21 Albert Einstein Quotes on Life, Success and Wisdom

[Visit http://www.developgoodhabits.com/ss-free to grab your free copy of "77 Good Habits to Live a Better Life" and get instant notifications when I run special deals on my Kindle books!]<p>Want to develop habits to make your life better? Check out "23 Anti Procrastination Habits" ==> …

5 steps to learn what your customers (really) want