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8 (Easily Avoidable) Ways to Lose Your Prospect’s Trust - Copyblogger

Let’s imagine I arrive at your site — or Google your company — and I’ve got my credit card on the desk in front of me: I’m ready to buy.<p>But, after a …

How To Know Your Relationship Works

Talking about love, sex, and the general "state of affairs" is a staple of any friendship. Whether you're griping or gushing, we all turn to our …

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is …

Landscape Photography

The Art of Storytelling in Business

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms,” poet Muriel Rukeyser famously said. A seemingly ludicrous suggestion in a world where we seek proof …

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that …

13 Timeless Lessons from the Father of Advertising - Copyblogger

In 1962, Time magazine called David Ogilvy “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry.”<p>In his years as an advertising executive …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

How to Find More Content Ideas than You'll Ever be Able to Create - Copyblogger

You’ve probably heard this writing advice before: content is king, write 500 words a day, and commit to a regular posting schedule.<p>It’s frustrating …

Peter Thiel

Teach Yourself: Start A Project

I wrote this for High School Students, but it’s applicable to anyone. It’s an address to education and self-fulfillment.<p>More high school and college students should start projects. Projects are a means to bite-size, practical, and self-driven education. They help you navigate interests and learn …

17 Rapid Fat Loss Tips

By Dr. Eric Serrano MD and Scott H. Mendelson CFT, SSC, SPN<p>At times simple items can be the most powerful solutions to complex problems. Apply the …

Nutrition

Stay away from meetings with iRobot Ava 500 telepresence bot

With an iPad interface, the Ava 500 navigates to distant meetings while you stay put. Could this be a Roomba for the office?<p>iRobot wants to help you stay away from work meetings, a sentiment we can all applaud.<p>Trundling along on the heels -- or wheels -- of its RP-VITA medical robot, the AVA 500 …

Robotics

Kenya is a model for green energy even though the entire country is without power

A failure of the national power grid today has left 2 million people in Kenya without electricity. Kenya Power, the majority government owned operator of the country’s power system, said that the failure was a result of “tripped” transmission lines between Nairobi and the Olkaria geothermal load …

Renewable Energy

China’s corporations are still gobbling up bad debt, even if its households are not

The Chinese government may finally be reining in the use of wealth management products (WMPs), the risky investment vehicles that held some $1.2 trillion in assets (largely households) at the end of 2012. China Real Time reports that banks issued 8.8% fewer WMPs in April compared with March, after …

Loans

Stocks close up on upbeat economic data, central bank support

Stocks shaved their gains but still ended in positive territory across the board Tuesday, buoyed by supportive comments from central banks around the world and some upbeat economic data.<p>The blue-chip index finished higher at 15,409.39 after the three-day holiday weekend.<p>"If you believe in calendar …

Stock Markets

U.S. Tries To Halt Stock Slide After Selloff Goes Global

Equity markets ran red around the world Thursday, on concern the Federal Reserve’s commitment to keeping its foot on the gas may be wavering and a lackluster economic data out of China and Europe.<p>The selloff began in the U.S. Wednesday, when Ben Bernanke said the Fed could start to taper asset …

How America's 2-Tiered Education System Is Perpetuating Inequality

And how online courses might only exacerbate the problem<p>In 2006, Amherst College made a decision that administrators at some other schools considered radical. The critics said it would dent the value of the school's degree, or force it to "lower its standards." The school's then-president pushed …

Chile fines Barrick Gold $16m for Pascua-Lama mine

<b>Chilean authorities have fined the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences.</b><p>Construction at the Pascua-Lama mine, on the border with Argentina, has been suspended until a system to contain contaminated water is put in place.<p>The news led to …

Business (Canada)

Roads no safer with hands-free devices, study finds

Using a hands-free device does not eliminate driving errors, but in fact increases them, according to a growing body of research, which suggests new technology is not making the roads safer and that distracted-driving legislation may not go far enough.<p>A study from the University of Alberta released …

Autonomous Cars

LG may bring Google TVs to Korea, China soon; seeing 'good returns' in the US

While Eric Schmidt's proclamation that "most" new TVs would have Google TV embedded last year didn't come true, LG stated today that it's bringing the platform to more regions soon. The <i>Korea Times</i> reports an unnamed company executive at the KCTA Digital Cable Show stated the platform is yielding …