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This $2 billion startup gives $3,000 to every new mom because 'unlimited' leave is expensive

Flickr / Valentina Yachichurova<p>Domo, a business software maker last valued at $2 billion, has a good alternative for the "unlimited" maternity leave …

God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

During his powerful eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the former South Carolina State Senator and beloved Reverend of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church who was tragically murdered in a vicious mass shooting, President Obama spoke passionately to Pinckney's embodiment of spiritual principles.<p>"We are here today to …

African-American News

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This | Inc.com

Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a required trait to endure and succeed in some of the toughest specialties in the U.S. military.<p>Over on …

Self-improvement

4 Necessary Habits for Anyone Who Wants to Lose Weight

<i>Article Source: makeyourbodywork.com</i><p>When it comes to getting in shape or just shedding a few extra pounds, there is no shortage of advice you could follow.<p>"You have to eat a protein-rich diet."<p>"High-intensity interval training is the key."<p>"Lift heavier weights -- it will boost your metabolism."<p>We …

Fitness

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

TED Talks

The biggest difference between rich people and everyone else isn't how much money they have

Yet, so many of us fail to accumulate wealth simply because of our doubts and fears.<p>"<b>The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage fear,</b>" writes Kiyosaki, who grew up observing two father figures: "poor dad" — his real father who died with bills to pay — and …

Fun-Da-Mental

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Harvard Business School

Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

Self-improvement

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Harry Potter

Brilliant USC commencement speech on Leonard Cohen, turning off tech, and potato chips

This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone …

Leonard Cohen

See Inside The Human Heart Like Never Before

Most of us envision the human heart as some 2-D illustration from a middle school science textbook, or maybe a crude animation from a Discovery Channel special.<p>This new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes …

Freelancing

Instagram Gets Newsy With Trends And Place Search For Exploring Anything, Anywhere

Instagram has real-time coverage of almost everything happening in the world. Now its unlocking that content with a revamped Explore tab featuring Trending Tags, Trending Places, curated content, plus a new Places Search. You’ll be able to see all the photos from Father’s Day or Coachella, scope …

Trends

How Shake Shack Leads The Better Burger Revolution

How Shake Shack has customers (and many investors) salivating for its burgers and unique brand of hospitality.<p>“I bet no CEO of a company has said this to his team,” Shake Shack leader Randy Garutti tells a roomful of employees. “I want to challenge you to put us out of business.”<p>It’s less than 30 …

Shake Shack

The Boy Named Jihad: From the Ashes of the Arab Spring to the Battlefields of Syria

When pro-democracy protests failed, one Jordanian teen made a fateful decision: to fight for al-Qaeda.<p>AMMAN, Jordan—Umm Jihad’s desktop background is a photo of her son Jihad smiling over his shoulder in a forest, superimposed on a sparkly pastel backdrop. “This was in Syria right before he died,” …

Islam

10 Ways To Get Organized For A Move

<i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Whether you are going across town or across the country, moving an entire household can bring on meltdowns, even among the best of us. But by beginning the planning process as soon as you know you will be moving, you can minimize stress and increase the likelihood …

Minimalism

Justin Timberlake shares first photo of son Silas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Justin Timberlake introduced his "greatest gift ever" to the world Sunday night.<p>The superstar singer posted the first picture of his week-old son, Silas Randall, on Instagram. The photo showed the boy cradled in mom Jessica Biel's arms, sporting a Memphis Grizzlies shirt.<p>"The Timberlakes …

Justin Timberlake

Success Requires Optimism, But You Can Fake It Till You Make It

<i>“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” —Albert Schweitzer</i><p>All one has to do is Google the word Optimist to locate study after study showing that Optimists do better in most avenues of life than Pessimists. Studies …

Happiness

After The Sharing Economy -- Companies That Connect People In Real Life

Sanne Meijboom has always been a fan of traveling. The Hong Kong resident (who was born in the Netherlands) has lived on three different continents and traveled to 40 countries. The thing she likes most about travel: the encounters with the local people.<p>So in 2011 she set out to marry her love of …

Startups

10 Apps I Use Every Day to Help My Productivity

For me, every day is filled with personal and professional tasks that require the use of a computer and/or a smartphone. I have articles to write. I …

Productivity

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Bag Organizers

If you have a Mom on the go these organizers would be a perfect and inexpensive gift idea for Mother’s Day!<p>I love these purse and diaper bag …

Shopping

If The Rule Of Law Were Applied, America’s 1st Black President Would Die For His Treason

The featured headline at Drudge for the last couple of days has been:<p>This headline provides a link to a March 21st timesofisrael.com article</b> …

Tips on How to De-clutter and Purge Your Home

Physical clutter is an unnecessary memoir of your days as a mindless consumer. As you start to see the benefits of a life of minimalism, it is likely …

Minimalism

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping …

10 Motivational Good Reads

We all could use a little “self-help.” And that is probably the reason that the “self-help” sections of book stores are so large – everyone has a …

8 Inexpensive DIY Standing Desks You Can Make Yourself

There’s been a lot of interest surrounding standing desks lately, and with good reason. Studies show that casting aside a sedentary lifestyle and …

Camping Chair with iPad Holder

Even in the great outdoors you need to be connected. With this Tablet Lawn Chair you’ll have a place to rest your butt and your iPad (or other …

Manhattan Skyline Dish Rack

Taking a cue from the movie Inception, Luca Nichetto created this sweet dish rack that is modeled after the Manhattan skyline. Unlike the movie, New …