Ben Merriman

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Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

UC Berkeley

The incredible rise and fall of Tesco

The company announced losses of £6.4 billion for 2014-15, its worst set of results in 100 years of trading and the first posting since CEO Dave Lewis took the reigns last July.<p>Lewis has been struggling to reform the company after revealing last September that it overstated profits by £250 million …

Tesco

Can The Earth Be Conscious?

Right now, at this very moment, you are submerged in an invisible sea of information. Thoughts, ideas, ambitions and instructions — they are whispering past and through you on waves of modulated electromagnetic energy. From wireless Internet to satellite TV, you are bathed in an endless stream of …

Universe

The Wearable Device That Could Unlock a New Human Sense

A neuroscientist and his team have created a vest to help deaf people hear through a series of vibrations.<p>In March, the neuroscientist David Eagleman stood on stage to give a TED talk on sensory substitution, the idea of replacing the duties of one sense by using another. He spoke of how little of …

Wearable Tech

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos19 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

The 2015 Eurovision Entries, Explained

We asked our international offices for the lowdown on their local Eurovision entrants.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The Eurovision Song Contest, or ESC, is an old-school, pre-internet-era version of virtually every [Insert Country] <i>Got Talent—</i>and just like that show, it used to feature …

Europe

Fortune.com

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Print Media

How Introverts Can Network Without Changing Their Personalities

Meeting new people in social situations doesn’t have to be the most painful thing ever. Here’s how to network and stay true to who you are.<p>Introverts are making a lot of progress at work. Companies have begun recognizing the advantages introverts bring to the table and introverts are starting to …

Psychology