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Doctors, patients, and the confronting conversation about terminal cancer | Ranjana Srivastava

A recent study shows staggering discord between doctor and patient perception when it comes to cancer prognosis and projections of survival<p>In the years that we have known each other, she has never asked me an opinion about her brother’s cancer, so when she finally asks if I will talk to him, I …

This $6 Wine Has Just Been Named One of the Best in the World

It's a supermarket wine, no less. Really.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You've always wondered, haven't you?<p>What would happen if all the labels were taken off all the wine bottles in the world and then all you had to go on was …

4 Public Speaking Lessons I've Learned

I've been extremely privileged to hear some of the best public speakers at various types of events and wanted to share the top four lessons I've learned from them. Hope you enjoy it!<p><b>1. They tell stories</b><p>In his book Lead with a Story, Paul Smith tells a true story of a man named Sterling Price who …

Public Speaking

The 3 Best Retirement Funds for Your 401(k)

Here are the best retirement funds for a 401(K) for every type of investor.<p>When I think about the best funds for a 401(k), I think of a few traits in …

Investing

$56 motion-detecting security camera streams HD video to your phone

Home surveillance cameras are great, but not if you can’t see the video they are capturing — so get one that offers HD resolution. The Crenova C100E …

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not.<p>Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list.<p>Of …

Apache Software Foundation

Motivation and Self Improvement

Posted on July 5, 2018 by<p>Present businesses in the US gives importance to the personal attributes of the candidates than the academic excellence. As …

Just Loaded Up On FSTVX And Planning To Buy More Every Month

As I've been researching ETFs, I've become a large fan of a few funds. One of my favorite funds is the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ETF …

Blood and Lymphatic Systems Flashcards

10 Free Online Resources to Help Upgrade Your Career

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management

The 37 best websites for learning a new skill

These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.<p>They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.<p>There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost …

Learning

Study claims perovskite solar cells can recoup their energy cost within three months

Scientists at Northwestern University and the U.S. Department of Energy have found that perovskite cells, one of the most promising solar …

11 Great Pistol Caliber Carbines

The most obvious reason to own a carbine and a rifle in the same caliber is practicality. If your rifle and your handgun use the same cartridge, that …

Smith & Wesson

Productivity in Mind: How Ryder Carroll Designed Bullet Journal

Track the past, organize the present, and prepare for the future.Sound like a familiar challenge?Ryder Carroll, a New York-based designer, set out to …

Productivity

The Hill Formula: How 500 Millionaires Became Obscenely Rich In 13 Steps

At the peak of his career, American industrialist Andrew Carnegie purportedly crossed paths with a journalist by the name of Napoleon Hill. Carnegie …

The Great Common Core Textbook Swindle

Only one in eight Common Core-aligned textbooks meets Common Core standards, but they were still repackaged and sold to schools, at taxpayers’ …

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

Five of the best low cost Isa funds

Cutting your costs improves your returns. We highlight three 'trackers' to consider and two funds where managers deliver incredible returns without charging the earth<p>The growth of your invested wealth depends on two factors: the returns you achieve and the charges you pay. You can control only one …

Independent Investment Research

Now Playing<p>GE: What's Behind Our Moat Downgrade and Fair Value Cut<p>Now Playing<p>What Berkshire Could Do With Its Growing Cash Hoard<p>Now Playing<p>What to …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Of Rules, Responsibility, Google and Colleges

In the appendix of Philip K. Howard's mordantly entertaining new book, <i>The Rule of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws and Broken Government</i>, is a well-named collection of proposed new amendments to the U.S. Constitution that he calls the "Bill of Responsibilities." I over-summarize them here; …

Siri and Me

Like many people, I am eagerly awaiting the introduction of the iPhone 5S on Tuesday. So many of us love these sleek little devices that have transformed our lives. For me, having and using an iPhone has been particularly transformative. What has made the most difference to me is the …