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10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

The history of Mosul, in five maps

In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosul on the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great extent and very ancient," he wrote in the …

Middle East

Top 12 Soft Skills Employers Seek

The Top 12 Soft Skills Employers Seek<p>Updated March 15, 2018<p>Depending on the organization or business, employers are seeking key skills and experience …

Employment

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

The 10 Best Rated Cigars In The World

MIAMI, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With Father's Day practically right around the corner, members of the International Cigar Association recently …

How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus

In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect. So, in June 2011, when Google launched Google Plus, Zuckerberg put his company into lockdown. In an adaption from his new book on Silicon Valley, former Facebook employee Antonio …

Social Media

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

19 Secrets Your Millionaire Neighbor Won't Tell You

The secret to financial freedom.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that bears repeating.</i> …

Farming in the Sky

Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields<p>A couple of Octobers ago, I found myself standing on a 5,000-acre cotton crop in the outskirts of Lubbock, Texas, shoulder-to-shoulder with a third-generation cotton farmer. He swept his arm across the flat, brown horizon of his field, …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Jobs, Debt And Home Prices Since The Crisis, In Five Charts

The housing bust started in 2006. The recession started in 2007. But it was in September, 2008 – five years ago this month – that the financial crisis hit its most intense moments. Here's a look at how U.S. households have fared since then.<p><i>Correction: The headline initially said "four charts."</i> …

The Average American Worker Has Made No Progress In The Past Decade

The mass layoffs and sky-high unemployment levels of the Great Recession have mostly receded. What's left is a bigger issue: the fact that wages basically haven't moved in a decade for the majority of American workers.<p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, highlighted by economist Jared …

Mobile is ‘the new IT’: 5 reasons to spend more on enterprise mobility

The old saying goes you have to spend money to make money. While this notion might seem antiquated in today’s ultra-budget conscious business environment, it wasn’t always that way. Think back to the early 80s—companies invested millions on desktop computers knowing it would make their employees …