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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 …

Stock Markets

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 …

The Workplace

الموازنة العامة للدولة لعام 2014

10 Tips For Figuring Out What You Really Should Be Paid

Not sure if your salary is commensurate with your skills and accomplishments? Curious how your pay measures up to others’ in your field? Want to know what you’re <i>really</i> worth?<p>Good news: Career and human resources experts Steve Kane, Lynn Taylor, Samantha Zupan and Andy Teach say there are ways to …

With Michron, Even Amateurs Can Master Time-Lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography has been largely reserved for experts until now.<p>Instagram and Snapchat have turned all of us into photographers. Which pisses off lots of professional photographers–their art form has been co-opted by noobs! Now, the Michron, a new device by VivoLabs, means that amateurs can …

Time-lapse Photography

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 …

Creativity

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

Apple Park

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, …

T3

T3

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 …

Can going freelance help manage depression?

Some people embrace the flexibility and freedom, but there's also the isolation and insecurity to contend with<p>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 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 …

Infographics

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

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 …