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Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

Lake Superior

The 10 most popular American cities to visit this summer

Hamilton Pool is a popular summer stop in Austin, thanks to its 50 foot waterfall.Flickr/KnowsphotosAmerican Express Travel recently released its list of the top 10 most popular cities to visit this summer in the United States.<p>To make this list, the travel company looked at the top destinations …

American Cities

The Awe-Inspiring Self

It’s no mystery we love photographs of small people in vast landscapes. It takes a landscape photograph to another level by forcing the photographer …

Want to See What Your Photo Would Look Like on an Old Commodore 64 Computer?

We’re entering the days of 4K, 5K, and 8K monitors becoming a standard feature of workspaces, but just 30 years ago the best selling computers could …

These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a While...

As another wonderful week passes us by we find Toad Hollow Photography searching points all over the internet for links to great photography …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

DIY High Speed Splash Photography

We’ve shared several interesting DIY projects that revolve around an Arduino, they’re pretty nifty little boards if you have the know how or the …

How to relight an image in Lightroom

Sometimes when you post-process an image, you may notice that some more interesting lighting would have really improved the scene and made the photo …

Tutorials

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

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 …

Science Fiction

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Why Do We Blush?

Look rich, spend little

Some have money and look the part. Others, like billionaire US investor Warren Buffett, choose not to flaunt their wealth. The so-called Oracle of Omaha’s 2006 Cadillac DTS is worth a whopping $10,000.<p>But plenty of used cars don't require the selling of internal organs to afford, while commanding a …

Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste [Updated] | Colossal

<p>Parade is an interactive art installation concevied by ceramacist Laurent Craste and digital agency Dpt. for the Chromatic festival in Montreal. At …

26 Castles That Have Reached Fairytale Status

Castles are already pretty spectacular but put one on top of a mountain or hanging over the edge of a cliff and they get elevated to fairytale status.<p>From Scotland to Syria, the amazing architecture and jaw-dropping views are sure to impress any traveler.<p><b>Swallow's Nest, Gaspra, Crimea</b><p><b>Aragonese</b> …

13 Amazing Nature Panorama Photos

A panorama is a wide-angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film, seismic images or a …

5 Reasons Why Bad Weather Days are the Best Times for Photography

Bad Weather Photography Equals High Impact Photos Remember those days when you looked out your window and wished that the weather was better so you …

A Scandinavian-Inspired Kitchen in New York

A fresh design that has warmth.<p>A fresh design inspired by the clean and practical warmth of Scandinavian style. Designer Susan Serra creates a peaceful space that plays with dark and light.

29 Exciting Ways To Eat Meatballs

Get your mind out of the gutter.

Rolling gunships: Eight vehicles packing firepower

Desert Breath: A Monumental Land Art Installation in the Sahara Desert | Colossal

<p>Located near the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt, Desert Breath is an impossibly immense land art installation dug into the sands of the Sahara desert by …

Photographer Takes You Behind the Scenes of Playboy Fashion Shoots (NSFW)

In his first ever published book <i>Behind The Scenes,</i> photographer Patrick Van Dam creates thoughtful juxtapositions out of snapshots taken behind the …

Photography

Possible Link Found Between Bacterium And Multiple Sclerosis

A new study found MS-like brain damage in a mouse infected with this bacterium.<p>Nobody knows exactly what causes multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, though a combination of environmental and genetic factors plays a part. But new research suggests that, …

Microbiology

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Shine on you crazy Diamond!

7 Common Mistakes That Cause Homebuyers to Overpay

Homebuyers often undermine their own best interests and end up overpaying, many real estate agents say.<p>First-time homebuyers, as well as those …

Homemade Nutella

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Unsatisfied with store-bought Nutella,</i> <i>Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is making a version that's a bit less sweet, a bit more</i> …