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Do we actually know how and when humans left Africa?

It can be hard enough to remember who your second cousin once removed is. So it’s not surprising that tracing back the family tree to work out what …

99 Freebies To Help You Build Awesome Websites

Find Out in Three Minutes (or Less!) If a Career in Tech Is Right for You<p>Our quick and easy quiz will help you pinpoint exactly how to get started in …

10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

Adobe's Project Comet Is a Start-to-Finish UX Design App

Adobe is on a mission to make life easier for designers, and its latest undertaking on that front is something it calls Project Comet. The …

Shaping Up Brand Strategy with Social CRM

Introduction to Social CRM<p>It must be a dream of any customer-centric company to have a magic crystal ball that helps predict the changes in customer …

Our 10 Best Puerto Rican Recipes For Your Next Latin-American Feast

There's more to these Puerto Rican recipes than mofongo<p>Puerto Rico: The land of plantains, pork, and sofrito. While the island is United States …

John Madden thinks kids start playing football with helmets too young

The NFL Network may have gotten more than it bargained for when it included John Madden in a panel discussion about safety in youth football.<p>Melissa Stark has been hosting a five-part series touting the Heads Up Football program, which has been given a five-year, $45 million grant by the NFL to …

Content Marketing Checklist: 5 Steps To Successful Content

2K<p>1K<p>417<p>8K<p>Shares 11K<p>Do you have a content marketing plan for your business?<p>Would you like to create blog posts people get value from and will …

3 Tips To Increase Your Global Online Sales

Don't be intimidated by borders, your business will benefit by tapping foreign buyers.<p>When it comes to selling online, just about anyone with a website has the potential to sell their product or service around the world. For the first time in history, the smallest of businesses can compete with the …

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Diversity Is Useless Without Inclusivity

Over the past decade, organizations have worked hard to create diversity within their workforce. Diversity can bring many organizational benefits, including greater customer satisfaction, better market position, successful decision-making, an enhanced ability to reach strategic goals, improved …

Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters

George Lucas’s <i>Star Wars</i> films have always borrowed their inspiration from old sci-fi movie serials. Inspired by the likes of <i>Flash Gordon[i], [i]Star Wars</i>‘s entire aesthetic–from swashbuckling with laser swords right down to the famous opening crawl–is deeply rooted in the 1940s.<p>These great images …

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5 Common Twitter Mistakes You Might Still Be Making

<i>This post originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog.</i><p>Twitter can be a great tool for establishing your brand, building a community and extending your influence. But to get the most out of Twitter and do all of the above, first you need to avoid making these common mistakes.<p>1. Starting a tweet …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

Design Can Drive Exceptional Returns for Shareholders

It used to be about “us” and “them.”<p>“Us” were the people who believed that design could add significant value when tightly integrated with other business processes. “Them” were the majority of managers who didn’t get what design was all about in the first place.<p>Today, however, the distance between …

The Most Compelling Artists to Follow on Instagram

In 1976, there were more “photographs than bricks” in the world, according to the legendary photography curator <b>John Szarkowski</b>—and that was way …

The Strange and Wonderful Movie Posters from Ghana: The Matrix, Alien & More

A cottage industry quickly sprang up in the early 80s when the first videocassettes made their way to the West African nation of Ghana. Armed with a …

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

Bootstrapping Lessons From a Startup Disaster

What oDesk's VP learned about building a business in the backwoods of Mississippi.<p>In May 2002, I quit my investment banking job at JP Morgan in New York City. After years of 80-hour workweeks, I was ready for something else.<p>At first, I took a big detour. An uncle living in the backwoods of …

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Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the …

Champions League Draw 2013-14: Date, Start Time, Live Stream and More

The group stage of the Champions League is undeniably fun and compelling, but it's when the big boys face off in the knockout phase that things really get interesting.<p>The world's top clubs and domestic champions face off. Many of the world's top players are on display. The matchups you regularly …

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google

National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine's signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic's 800 historic maps online using Google's Maps Engine platform.<p>"People have collected our …

Guest Column: Protest Caused by Unruly Bunch in Control

What happened last Tuesday was started by an "unruly bunch" — the people who were controlling the Senate that night, flouting rules, chucking …

How to cure loneliness as an entrepreneur

<i>This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Psychological Guide to Starting Up,” bringing you insights on the psychological and emotional challenges of</i> …

Loneliness

BitTorrent Would Really Like Everyone To Stop Suggesting It’s Being Used For Piracy

At this point, you’ve probably read about how popular <i>Game of Thrones</i> is on BitTorrent — and there’s at least one article calling the show “the once and future king of BitTorrent.” Well, it sounds like BitTorrent, the company developing the open source file-sharing protocol of the same name, is …