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The 8 trends that will make or break you in 2014

2013 has drawn to a close and it was one for the record books with the best yearly stock returns in almost 15 years. While not as eventful as …

Death To The Open Office Floor Plan!

This week the <i>New Yorker</i>‘s Maria Konnikova methodically broke down the reasons open offices destroy productivity. Namely, they’re too noisy or too …

Forget artificial intelligence. It's artificial idiocy we need to worry about

Massive, inconceivable numbers are commonplace in conversations about computers. The exabyte, a one followed by 18 zeroes worth of bytes; the petaflop, one quadrillion calculations performed in a single second. Beneath the surface of our lives churns an ocean of information, from whose depths …

الموازنة العامة للدولة لعام 2014

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Apple iBeacons will track shoppers in stores

Transmitters in Apple stores will soon be able to update shoppers with the latest news and offers<p>Apple is reportedly on the verge of implementing iBeacon location technology across its retail stores in a bid to boost sales and improve customer experience.<p>The iBeacon system allows a store to install …

Carrot Dating's 'bribes'-for-dates model shows mastery of the art of attention seeking

Last month a representative from MIT contacted Brandon Wade to tell him that the university wasn't happy that he was wearing one of its branded …

Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career

It’s not what you know, it’s where you are.<p>Living in places where awesome people live is awesome for you. For instance, if you live near folks you really love–your family, your BFFs, and the like–then studies suggest you’ll be much happier than if you were all on your lonesome. As well, more and …

Apple Park: Inside Apple's new 'spaceship' campus - in pictures

Top 10 tips for a happy office

1. The kettle is your friend<p>One of the biggest causes of conflict in every office is the kitchen area, either people not doing the washing up, …

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16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion

Asking for a promotion can be one of the most stressful experiences in your career–especially in today’s uncertain economy.<i>Why?</i> “Because you know you’re putting yourself at some level of risk,” says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of <i>Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant; How to</i> …

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

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Can going freelance help manage depression?

Ask a group of freelancers what the biggest perk of their job is, and someone will invariably say "working in your pyjamas". For me, not having to get suited and booted every day isn't just a perk, it's a necessity, because some days I just don't have the energy. I have depression, and that is why …

A Scientific Guide To Writing Popular–And Shareable–Headlines For Twitter, Facebook, And Your Blog

What words are we most attracted to on Twitter? Why do we click on particular pictures on Facebook? How long is too long?<p>Ever since we started Buffer a little more than two years ago, people have been asking us about one very specific question:<p>How can I write great headlines for social networks and …

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) . Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>Here are the rules: I’ve been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it …

Sleep 'Detoxes' The Brain, New Research Suggests

When you sleep, your brain undergoes a mop-up process that removes waste products linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to new research published yesterday in the online version of Science.<p>A team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) used high-tech imaging to …