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Who Needs Leadership Training? Watch These 5 TED Talks Instead

Inspiring leadership talks offer a free education in just minutes.<p>Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees--on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations.<p>But does it have to be …

Leadership

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Government

11 Ways You Can Finally Stop Procrastinating

And that's a problem. Breaking your focus has a physical effect on your brain.<p>You draw from a limited reserve of energy every time you switch your attention from one task to the next, according to a recent report from Tobias Teichert of the University of Pittsburgh and Vincent P. Ferrera and Jack …

Time Management

Wage Growth Is Really Going Nowhere

On August 1, we'll get the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last month, the report showed that the economy added 288,000 jobs in June, with wages growing 2% year of year.<p>Unfortunately, when taking into account the rate of inflation, "real" wage growth was flat.<p>In Business …

Markets

Shwood Fifty/Fifty Sunglasses

Shwood is rightfully known for its sustainably-sourced wood-framed sunglasses. But their talents aren't tied in a single material. The new Shwood …

How to Build Brand Religion

On Thursday at 11 a.m., the Supreme store in Soho debuts a new sneaker design, and people wait around the block to be the first to purchase it. Roughly a mile away in Madison Square Park, a line snakes past manicured lawns as people wait an hour in line to buy a Shake Shack cheeseburger. Further …