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Here's Why Pho Is Really Pronounced 'Fuh'

For lovers pho -- the noodle soup that has become synonymous with Vietnamese cuisine the world over -- the debate on proper pronunciation is a heated one. Food words are constantly getting botched, mispronounced by people who don't speak the language but also by people who just don't give a damn or …

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about every business preaches the benefits of building a culture of accountability.<p>“Leaders need to be accountable,” managers say. “Employees need to be accountable. We must do everything possible to ensure accountability …

Employment

A Nuclear Primer -- It's All About Uranium

Nuclear energy is growing around the world after a twenty-five-year lull. Forty-four reactors are under construction in China, Russia and India alone (NEI), five in the United States, and over 600 are planned worldwide in the next 30 years. Since there is a worry that nuclear energy can lead to the …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

Power to the workers: How grocery chain employees saved beloved CEO

Artie T. is back.<p>The beloved chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, Arthur T. Demoulas, has been reinstated in what experts are calling a testament to the power of passionate employees.<p>"You have demonstrated to the world that it is a person's moral obligation and social …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Alice Medrich's Guide to Freezing Baked Goods

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice explains proper freezing technique, so you can save that cookie dough or those extra muffins for (much) later</i>.<p>Whenever possible, I like to freeze items unbaked so I …

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> …

The Strong Link Between Your Self Image And Business Success

The vast majority of business people focus on tactics to be successful – strategy, marketing, sales and systems.<p>Yet after doing this religiously for 10 years still often complain that they have not achieved what they had hoped.<p>Is there something more they needed to work on to succeed at a high …

Staples' Tom Stemberg Advises Businesses to Avoid the 'Amazon Effect'

Now a VC investor, Tom Stemberg has a warning for entrepreneurs thinking about competing with Amazon.<p><i>In the '80s and '90s, Staples founder Tom Stemberg was a big-box pioneer. Those days seem distant, says Stemberg, now 65 and a VC at Highland Capital. His portfolio includes sporting-goods chain</i> …

eCommerce

The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations

We have our work cut out for us when it comes to navigating complex problems, in large part because we are hard-wired to seek certainty as quickly as possible. The research of decision scientists reveals that our best strategy for tackling these problems is to harness cognitive diversity, because …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

10 Ways Great Speakers Capture People's Attention

First you must grab your listeners' attention--then you need to hold it. Check out these simple ways to do both.<p>In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the …

Public Speaking

Oil And Gas Boom 2014: A Great Time To Be A Texan

Thanks to the rapidly increasing production from the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin, Texas reached another milestone in September, 2013: As a separate nation, Texas would now rank as the 9th largest oil producing country in the world.<p>As reported here by Dr. Mark Perry, according to the …

5 Links to Read Before Baking Bread

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the timeless art of baking bread.</i><p>Winter is the ideal season to bake fresh bread at home. Time spent posted up inside -- hiding from below-zero …

5 Ways to Create Detail Photos - Digital Photography School

Photography

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, …

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Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

Google Search

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not …

Employment