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Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Self-help

The Most Creative Teams Have a Specific Type of Cultural Diversity

Culturally diverse teams, research shows, can help deliver better outcomes in today’s organizations. This is largely a good thing: Diverse teams have the potential to be more creative because of the breadth of information, ideas, and perspectives that members can bring to the table. But these teams …

Multiculturalism

17 Wise Nelson Mandela Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success

Nelson Mandela is the father of the modern nation of South Africa. His wisdom will endure through the ages.<p>If you happened to be putting together a short list of leaders who have had the greatest impact on the world, then Nelson Mandela would surely be at or near the top. Mandela was an outspoken …

South Africa

Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

From celebrity trainers working in the trendiest Manhattan gyms to the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in Indianapolis and the US Army training exams, sit-ups are developing a bad reputation.<p>Scientists have discovered that the moves, once a staple of basic workout routines, don't reduce …

Workouts

This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed?<p>You might …

Wellness

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Warren Buffett Says Living Your Life This Way Is What Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

In two sentences, the Oracle of Omaha offers up a profound bit of advice.<p>Who better than Warren Buffett to teach us a valuable lesson on success? The Oracle of Omaha offers up a profound bit of truth in this advice related to our work:<p>"In the world of business, the people who are most successful …

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and think, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

2018 Subaru BRZ tS

Now with more, um, grip.<p>Limited to a production run of just 500 for 2018, the Subaru BRZ tS (“tuned by STI”) is the new benchmark version of the company’s rear-wheel-drive sports coupe. This dialed-in BRZ offers more grip and control than ever before while retaining the brilliant car’s familiar …

Negotiate from the Inside Out

Being a successful strategic negotiator requires calculated self-interest, along with a heavy dose of dissembling. Or so go the usual assumptions …

Leadership

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

Introducing the UnSchool of Disruptive Design

“I called it the UnSchool because we undo the damage that mainstream education has done,” says the founder.

Cape Town

The best holidays in South Africa – a month-by-month guide

I’m often asked about the best time to visit South Africa, but the answer depends on exactly where you’re heading and what you intend to do. December to February is peak season on the coast, with everyone broiling in the sun and gazing out to sea, but those in the know arrive in March and stay …

Here are the top 10 cryptoassets of 2017 (and bitcoin’s 1,000% rise doesn’t even make the list)

Bitcoin’s value grew by more than 1,000% in 2017, but that wasn’t enough to even place it among the 10 best-performing cryptoassets of the year.<p>In a breakout year for cryptocurrency trading, the biggest winners were Ripple, which is touted as a new kind of payment system for banks, along with less …

Cryptocurrency

53% Of Companies Are Adopting Big Data Analytics

• Big data adoption reached 53% in 2017 for all companies interviewed, up from 17% in 2015, with telecom and financial services leading early adopters.<br>• Reporting, dashboards, advanced visualization end-user “self-service” and data warehousing are the top five technologies and initiatives strategic to …

Big Data

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

Readiness for agricultural transformation

What makes a country ready to implement a good agricultural transformation plan?<p><b>Agricultural transformation</b> lies at the core of poverty reduction, …

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. We intuitively knew that there must be leaders that span these areas, but in …

Virtual Reality Is Reshaping Medical Training and Treatment

Arthur C. Clarke, a British science fiction writer, is well known for once writing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from …

Virtual Reality

Is the Entire Car Industry Really Doomed?

Bob Lutz drops a nuclear bomb on everything we know and love. But is he right?<p>DailyTech.com<p>Alex RoyView Alex Roy's …

Autonomous Cars

Apple brings ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum to over 20 international schools, including RMIT in Australia

Apple today announced that it is expanding its “Everyone Can Code” intititave to a new round of universities around the world. In a press release, the company revealed that the program is now available at more than 20 new colleges and universities, including Australia’s RMIT…<p>The new schools will …

Education

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Canadian junior miners worth jumps for second year in a row

The rising number of exploration projects, equity and debt financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, indicates a renewed confidence in the …

Business (Canada)

Business Finance News | Stock Markets Data | Investing

Inside Fin24.com<p>There are four key issues first-time buyers should bear in mind, says an expert.<p>An expert discusses tips and tricks to help you clear …

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Textbooks

Huge consulting firms see an opportunity to displace out of touch advertising agencies — and they're taking it

While most agencies view these tech consultants as a looming threat, the marketing head of Deloitte Digital doesn't quite view it as a zero-sum game. Still, she does believe that many advertisers' needs are no longer being addressed with legacy tactics.<p>Business Insider caught up with Deloitte …

Consulting

Square Enix shows off its vision for the future of comics with virtual reality

And you can try it at NYCC<p>After a demonstration of the Oculus Dev Kit 1 in 2013, game developer and comic publisher Square Enix started work on a research project dubbed “Project Hikari.” The project was an attempt to adapt comics into virtual reality, by not just making something that look like it …

Bananapocalypse: The race to save the world’s most popular fruit

By Paul Tullis<p>In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia's Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world's most popular fruit, the lowly banana.<p>Dodging the occasional crocodile, researchers will soon place into the …

Forestry