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FACT CHECK: Is Splenda Inadequately Tested and Unsafe?

Splenda is the trademarked brand name of a sucralose-based artificial sweetener which is several hundred times sweeter than ordinary table sugar …

Here are 15 essential Christmas movies you should watch this month

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Elf<p>Amazon Will Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf, a human child who accidentally found his way into Santa's knapsack and was eventually taken …

Die Hard

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

How Having A Purpose In Life Impacts Your Brain -- In A Big Way

<i>This post first appeared on ThisChairRocks.com.</i><p>We've known for quite a while that some people seem to escape cognitive decline well into their nineties and beyond. Intriguingly, the brains of these sharp older people often reveal the extensive abnormalities like the "plaques" and "tangles" seen in …

The Brain

Top 10 Motivational Books of 2015

The latest and greatest books that will give you the mental oomph to create the life you want and deserve.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 15th) the very best of the best. The categories I've …

10 Things that Change your Brain - OpenMind

Using the most advanced <b>neuroimaging</b> techniques, science has identified some activities that permanently modify our brain, either by changing its …

The Two Simple Words That Can Motivate Your Entire Team

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

10 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

If you show up late to the office or get sucked into an overflowing inbox, you could easily get thrown off and have a hard time focusing for the rest of the day.<p>We did some research and rounded up 10 common traps that can ensnare you within the first 10 minutes of your workday. Read on to find out …

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Need A Little Serenity In The Workplace? Try These 7 Simple Steps

Is your day consumed by impossible demands and stressful situations? Here’s your essential guide to chill out and reclaim some calm.<p>The alarm went off late, traffic was a nightmare, and you have four long meetings today on top of a major deadline. On the way to work, you heard a tragic news story …

Breast cancer: Drug 'halves' risk of tumours

<b>A "landmark study" shows a drug can more than halve the development of breast cancer in high-risk women.</b><p>A trial on 4,000 women, published in the Lancet, showed anastrozole was more effective, cheaper and had fewer side effects than current medications.<p>It stops the production of the hormone …

Cancer

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it’s related to language …

Cancer Immunotherapy Named Science 'Breakthrough of the Year'

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 12/19/2013 02:12 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A type of cancer treatment that directs the body's own immune system to fight cancer cells has been named as the "breakthrough of the year" by one of the world's top science journals.<p>The journal Science said today …

Mophie’s Powerstation XL Packs In The Power For Extended Time Away From Outlets

Our devices have a never-ending hunger for power – it’s their single greatest failing, in a time when they can do incredible things but still only last around a day of solid use in the best-case scenario. But Mophie has made a name for itself providing extra juice for your devices, and now they’ve …

13 Social Media Tools you should use as a consultant in 2014

Over the course of the years we have seen an explosion of social media networks and tools. Though most of these tools come in Freemium, most of us …

Here’s How to Actually Empower Customer Service Employees

There is perhaps nothing as fundamental for organizations as customer service. Any company in a truly competitive market suffers an inevitable decline if it ignores this basic discipline for too long. Take McDonald’s for example—the organization’s recent confession to franchisees that 20 percent of …

Email Game-Changer: How to Cut Your Inbox by 60 Percent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Email is still the killer app of the internet. It's also the biggest impediment to workplace productivity.<p>In my role as CTO at Atlantic Media, I'm often crushed by the weight of my inbox. I feel like a general, far removed from the front …

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …

The Four Things People Can Still Do Better Than Computers

Yes, it’s down to 4. You better be good at them.<p>Humans are good at some things. Computers are good at other things.<p>As Google CEO Eric Schmidt has put it, the key for humans who want to succeed in the future will be observing this “separation of powers” and collaborating with computers while …

21 Books That Will Teach You Something Important

A mini syllabus for, like, life.

Praise Entrepreneurs, Not Cubicle Capitalists

Last week, I observed six senior Fortune 100 executives discussing a desperately-needed digital strategy. They each sported the obligatory hallmarks of business success: expensive Italian suits, carefully manicured hairstyles and company-issued smartphones resting on dark leather compendiums. You …

Innovation Isn’t an Idea Problem

When most organizations try to increase their innovation efforts, they always seem to start from the same assumption: “we need more ideas.” They’ll start talking about the need to “think outside the box” or “blue sky” thinking in order to find a few ideas that can turn into viable new products or …

How to Reward Your Stellar Team

You’ve been told that getting the most from your team depends on rewarding and recognizing them collectively. But it’s tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you’re hoping to encourage. Luckily, you don’t …

Best IVR Systems - 2018 Reviews, Pricing & Demos

Plum is a cloud-based interactive voice response (IVR) solution that helps businesses in automating customer interactions and business processes. …

The Job Habit That Can Burn You Out

There's a better way to impress your boss—without going crazy<p>Faking it is just as bad in the boardroom: Hiding your real emotions during meetings makes the time less effective—and can leave you so exhausted, you’ll quit, reports a new study in the <i>Journal of Occupational and Organizational …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

10 Things Tough Minds Don’t Do

Success isn’t simply a matter of rearranging files and appointments. It’s about mental strength. From letting go of control to taking smart risks, here are 10 things tough minds have mastered.<p>Many of us spend a lot of time trying to boost productivity by clearing off our desks, walking while we …

Highlight Alternating Rows With Conditional Formatting

You can apply conditional formatting to your sheet that will allow you to format every other row however you specify.<p>Select the area where you want …

How to Raise a Health Nut

Eating healthy is kind of the talk of the town these days. But what about when it comes to the kids? Are they eager to dive into a raw kale salad? Do …

The 6 Secrets Of America’s Happiest Workplaces

The employer ratings site Glassdoor just released their best places to work for 2014–and the results can make your office way better.<p>What makes a company a best place to work? Turns out it has little to do with ping pong tables, more with meaning.<p>Glassdoor, the employer ratings site, has released …