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India and Pakistan loudly commemorate the war they both 'won '

Narendra Modi surprises some by ordering high-profile celebrations costing £3m to mark India’s role in 1965 war<p>The four helicopters trailing giant flags had passed an hour earlier; the tanks and fighter jets would come later. Now, it was the turn of a formation of sword-wielding, stamping, infantry …

UK official seeks to shut down Russian peeping Tom site

If you feel like someone’s watching you, you might be right.<p>A mega peeping Tom site out of Russia is collecting video and images from poorly secured …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Effective Technical Leadership

Most successful projects have a single engineer responsible for driving the project forward while ensuring that strong technical decisions are made …

Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet …

What To Do On A Phone Interview

Recently, I received more than a normal level of questions from my clients about what to do on a telephone interview.<p>How is a phone interview similar …

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about crafting the perfect professional bio for Twitter – or …

5 Reasons to Start Meditating Now

Previously, the benefits of meditation were merely products of speculation. But now scientific evidence, top athletes, and the world’s most powerful …

How To Use LinkedIn To Get Your Next Job

LinkedIn is the biggest social media site when it comes to professional networking. But it can be tough to figure out how to navigate and master it.<p>Here are some tips to get you on the right track to make new connections and get your next dream job.

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

9 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do

Being more productive isn't just about what you do--it's also about what you don't.<p>If you want to be more productive, don't start by taking on new habits and routines. Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no--but most importantly, they know how to …

Building a forward-looking board

Directors should spend a greater share of their time shaping an agenda for the future.<p><b>Debate over the role</b> of company boards invariably intensifies …

The strength of ‘weak signals’

Snippets of information, often hidden in social-media streams, offer companies a valuable new tool for staying ahead.<p><b>As information thunders</b> through …

If You Want More Productive Employees, Learn How To Get Out Of Their Way

Smart, successful managers hire well-qualified, skilled employees to get things done. If you’ve hired right, they should even be more highly qualified than you in the job you’ve hired them to do.<p>After all, your success depends on their success.<p>So instead of getting in their way, help them get the …

One Question Not To Ask A Great Manager

“What do you want me to do?”<p>I asked my former boss this question during my first performance review with him. It seemed like a fair question—like, something I should do both out of respect for his leadership role, and to ensure I was focused on the things he had hired me to do. However, even though …

5 Timeless Techniques Rock-Star Speakers Use

From riveting preachers to the one-and-only Steve Jobs, the best public speakers have mastered these classic skills.<p>When Steve Jobs got into high gear as a speaker, many people reported that he seemed to have a reality-distortion field around him. No matter how unrealistic his claims at any given …

Public Speaking

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations

All the great advice about giving great presentations boils down to these five points.<p>I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to …

How To Rewire Your Brain & Get Happy Right Now

For years, I felt swallowed up by life. I gained baby weight and hated my body. I sat at home, feeling like I should be grateful for the opportunity …

9 Surprising Meditators

The subject of meditation seems suddenly inescapable. Selena Gomez posted a picture of herself in the lotus pose after ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber's …

Yoga Taught Me How To Laugh At Myself

The perfection in every masterful yoga posture is actually a demonstration of years of hard work. While postures may look peaceful and yogis may …

15 Easy Ways to Beat Everyday Anxiety

Try these simple, do-anywhere tips to help manage stress<p>Technically, anxiety is apprehension over an upcoming event. We anticipate the future with …