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98 lifestyle and work resources for digital nomads

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Don’t Let Them Underestimate You

We all hope our resume and experiences will speak for themselves. But a friend of mine — a 40 year-old former special agent and combat veteran — recently emailed me about a persistent problem. “When I contact leaders in my industry, they almost always agree to talk,” he told me. “But some have been …

What People Hate About The Most Popular Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers might be all the rage these days, but consumers have some big complaints, from battery life to comfort. Compiling their gripes in a report, Q&A site Fixya examined the troubleshooting requests of its users regarding the Fitbit Flex, Nike FuelBand, Jawbone Up, BodyMedia Fit Link, …

The Decline of Renewable Energy

PRAGUE – Many today believe that renewable energy will let us get off fossil fuels soon. Unfortunately, the facts say otherwise.<p>According to …

Convince Your Company You Should Be Positioned As An Industry Expert

There’s a misconception that only one person at a company needs to be positioned as a leader to gain traction. In reality, there are a variety of people in every company whose expertise should be shared. Whether you’re a Exec, a VP, or a director, it’s valuable to consider which positions could …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

Employee Retention Now a Big Issue: Why the Tide has Turned

I can tell the economy is growing: all over the world I"m seeing companies tell me that "employee retention" has become a critical issue. Let me give …

Nudge, nudge

REVISITING a hot topic from the middle of last decade, David Brooks of the <i>New York Times</i> weighs in on a notional debate over so-called "libertarian …

The Olympus OM-D E-M1, the King of Micro 4/3

Unlocking Mobile Phones’ Hidden Treasure | by Matthias Weitzel & Christine Merk

KIEL – Would you throw gold, silver, or other precious metals into the trash? Probably not intentionally. But if you have thrown away an old mobile …

Milton Friedman’s Magical Thinking

CAMBRIDGE – Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birth. Friedman was one of the twentieth century’s leading economists, a …

Present Slides, Distribute Documents

In a recent post, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner shared that his company has made meetings more productive by eliminating presentations. He’s not alone: …

Protestants Will Never Understand Monetary Policy

“Any central bank's ability to boost labor productivity is doubtful; whether recovery produces high or low value jobs is a complex matter of …

"Les politiques publiques face à la barrière du temps" par Jean Pisani-Ferry

Le choc des temps a été analysé et décliné autour de sessions qui ont animeré la réflexion sur les temps du monde, les temps des mutations, les temps …

Rolex Submariner 14060

Dix bonnes raisons de lire le Palimpseste d'Archimède

LITTÉRATURE - Au terme d'un mois de mai pourtant d'ordinaire peu propice aux sorties littéraire, est apparu le Palimpseste d'Archimède. Un feu noir …

A New Climate-Policy Paradigm

BERLIN – Let’s be serious: the ongoing United Nations climate negotiations will probably fail. To be sure, as with the recent gathering in Bonn, …

The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

Andy Warhol On Business, Celebrity And Life

Artist and icon Andy Warhol would have turned 85 today, and it’s tempting to imagine how great his Twitter feed would have been if he’d made it to 2013. Alas, we can only daydream.<p>The papa of pop culture likely would have embraced Instagram and Facebook and the Kardashians and – who knows – even</i> …

FT masterclass: Rowing with Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger | Financial Times

When Katherine Grainger rowed in the London Olympics last year, the country held its collective breath. She had won three consecutive silver medals, …

Yesterday’s fuel

THE dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in …