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Woman Graduates From School Where She Was Abandoned in Cardboard Box as a Newborn

A woman who was abandoned as a baby in a San Franciso State University dorm in a cardboard box has graduated from that very school, 31 years later.<p>As …

Snappy dresser: Model poses for underwater fashion shoot with sharks, in pictures

Fashion Photography

Our management tip of the day: Zoning out can actually make you more productive http://t.co/8XHQ9wQBsR

Setting the Record Straight on Switching Jobs

<i>“Stay in a job for at least two years.”</i> <i>“Never leave a job until you have your next one lined up.”</i> Everyone from your mother to your mentor has advice about the best way to switch jobs. But how can you know whom to trust? Especially since what was true in the job market 20 years ago — even two years …

Employment

To Reduce Stress, Embrace Your Inner Type-B

Overtly, most of us say we dislike stress. But often we unconsciously hold on to it, thinking: <i>This is the way real leaders act</i>.<p>Stress and I have had a long, complicated relationship. Early in my career, it often felt like my naturally lower-stress, quiet management style was an impediment to …

Leadership

#Migrants struggled to clamber onto a train for #Zagreb, the Croatian capital, at #Tovarnik station near the border with #Serbia, on Friday. Many of the migrants had traveled by bus roughly 300 miles through Serbia, from its southern border with Macedonia to its northern border with Croatia. In Presevo, in southern Serbia, posters in Arabic warned: “The Hungarian border is closed. Croatia is open.” #follow me #onassignment @nytimes

Kill Your Master in Photography

Busan, 2013Dear friend,I wanted to write you a letter on the concept of “killing the masters of photography”. It is kind of a Buddhist philosophy, as …

Photography

Why Talking About Strategy “Execution” Is Still Dangerous

Operational tough guys like to tease effete strategy types by voicing the claim that: “A mediocre strategy well-executed will always trump a great strategy poorly executed.” It’s a good sound bite, to be sure, but how can they tell that a strategy is “great” if it is “poorly executed” and …

Management

Dow plunges 531 points

America's stock market plunged dramatically Friday, marking its biggest loss of the year.<p>The Dow plummeted 531 points, concluding its worst week since 2011. Around the world, major indexes also fell for the week and most are negative for the month.<p>Three big factors are driving this week's …

Stock Markets

How the Philippines Became Tech Startups’ New Source for Talent

Fifteen years ago, Fort Bonifacio in the Philippines was a former military base still dotted with barracks built in World War II. Thanks to an aggressive privatization and conversion program, Bonifacio Global City — as the base is known today — is a modern, bustling financial district lined with …

Startups

The Emotional Impulses That Poison Healthy Teams

Is anyone really an individual contributor at work anymore? I think not. Pretty much everything we do is done with others in groups. We’re tasked with planning and completing projects together. We negotiate roles and resources. We talk to one another—or text, tweet, email—and sometimes we listen, …

Emotional Intelligence

Just Because You’re Happy Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Burned Out

A new survey report just published by Staples Advantage offers a paradoxical set of findings about US office workers. Overwhelmingly, they are happy. Yet the majority of them feel burned out. How could both things be true?<p>First, a look at the statistics. The good news is that 43% of respondents …

The Workplace

In photos: The running of the bulls in Pamplona

Every summer, revellers from around the world arrive Pamplona, Spain to take part in the San Fermin Festival which is highlighted by eight days of the running of the bulls. Although the running of the bulls is not exclusive to this festival, it is by far the most famous.

Night Fever for Wimbledon winners

Newly crowned Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams breathe new life into "a nice tradition" by hitting the dance floor together at the tournament's annual champions' dinner.<p>The pair got the party started by delivering their interpretation of the Bee Gees tune Night Fever, as …

Tennis

A Sports Shooter Shoots Shooters Shooting Sports

Last week, freelance photographer Manuel Lopez of Thun, Switzerland, attended the annual Athletissima athletics meet in Lausanne, Switzerland. In …

Photography

The debt trap

ALMOST eight years have elapsed since the financial crisis took hold in August 2007 and still the same issues are being fought over. Who should …

Economics

China's Richest People Just Lost About $100 Billion in a Month

It takes an iron stomach to be one of the richest people in China.<p>Billionaires from China and Hong Kong who rank among the 400 wealthiest people on …

China

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 8 comments<p>Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 …

Nikon D7200: A 24.2MP DSLR Focused on Speed and Sharpness for Photo and Video

Nikon today announced its new D7200, a 24.2-megapixel lightweight DSLR camera geared toward photography and videography enthusiasts. It boasts …

Cameras

20 of Apple’s Favorite Photos Shot with the iPhone 6

Apple tells us that it’s launching a new global advertising campaign called “Shot on iPhone 6.” Starting this week, billboards in 70 cities in 24 …

Mobile Technology

Nikon’s New Coolpix P900 Has a Ridiculous 83x Zoom Range of 24-2000mm

Nikon today unveiled the new Coolpix P900, a superzoom compact camera with a crazy 83x of optical zoom, allowing photographers to “take creativity to …

Chinese Company Launches a $64 Competitor to the GoPro Hero with Beefier Specs

If GoPro camera prices drop far below $100 in the future, you may have a Chinese company called Xiaomi to thank. Known for its popular smartphones …

Mobile Technology

Focus on the Shot

Inside Flipboard / September 12, 2014<p>It took three decades for Joseph Nicéphore Niépce to take the world’s first photograph: a black-and-white grainy …

Candid Photos of Strangers May Soon be Illegal in The Philippines, Even if They’re Just in the Background

There’s a new law in the works in The Philippines that may soon make it illegal to photograph strangers without their permission… even if they just …

Do You Really Have to Fail to Succeed?

What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you? Meeting your spouse? Becoming a parent? Some breakthrough moment of career success? When journalist Megan McArdle conducted a web survey on the topic, most respondents offered some variation on the love/kids/job theme. But then she turned to Google …