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The Ugly Coded Critique of Chick-Fil-A's Christianity

The fast-food chain's "infiltration" of New York City ignores the truth about religion in America. It also reveals an ugly narrow-mindedness.<p>The New Yorker has been taking it on the chin lately for its essay about Chick-fil-A’s “infiltration” of New York City. Although most of the piece is about …

Faith

Jeff Bezos admits Amazon has 'the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter'

If you go to work as an executive at Amazon, no matter what your expertise, you will be required to become a good writer, and a good reader, in order to lead the meetings necessary to do your job.<p>And Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos fully admits that this will likely be 'weird,' he explained during an …

Jeff Bezos

Why can’t we focus anymore?

“Everything is designed to make us hooked and stay a little longer, or worse, distracted a little bit more.”<p>We don’t always have what it takes to …

McGill University

Appraising the brain's energy budget

• Clark D. D.<p>Clark D. D. & Sokoloff, L. (1999) in Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects, eds. Siegel, G. J., Agranoff, B. W., …

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Leadership

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

Saudi Arabia: Why is going to the cinema suddenly OK?

<b>Saudi Arabia is about to open its first cinema for 35 years, showing the film Black Panther. After being banned for decades, why is it now OK to go to the movies?</b><p>Saudi Arabia's decision to end its ban on cinemas is part of a wider change across society.<p>In the 20th Century, its ruling Al Saud …

Saudi Arabia

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Success

Assad flaunts Ghouta onslaught by driving into recaptured territory

<b>Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) —</b> Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has paraded the partial success of his months-long onslaught of a rebel-held suburb of Damascus by driving himself into the enclave in a Honda Civic.<p>After the bombardment of Eastern Ghouta broke many of the rebel defenses, Assad filmed his …

Middle East

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

darktable Brings Its Free, Open Source Lightroom Alternative to Windows

If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Lightroom for managing and processing your raw photos, there’s some good news: the free and open …

Software

The 1 Interview Question All Great Bosses Ask to Hire for Potential (Hint: Mark Cuban Says It's the Secret to Success) | Inc.com

Not too long ago, I had a chance to interview a very strong job candidate for a marketing role from a top five undergraduate program. She had all the credentials - strong academics, great work experience, and a "get-stuff-done" type of mindset. On paper, she was perfect.<p>She quickly passed the …

Employment

Need More Proof That Evolution Is Real? Look No Further Than Your Own Body

DO try this at home.

Humanity

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

Psychology

Nasa map of Earth's seasons over 20 years highlights climate change

The visualization shows spring coming earlier and the Arctic ice caps receding over time<p>Nasa has captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of planet Earth​.<p>The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space.<p>The polar ice caps and snow …

Global Warming

Villa Renovation CC / Matteo Foresti

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Secretly hidden behind its walls, the house remained quiet. Throughout a century, from a small house, …

Los Palmos

San Francisco, California<p>SVK Interior Design is an interiors firm based in San Francisco led by principal designer Senalee Kapelevich.<p>The homeowners hired Senalee to help them reconfigure and design their cramped kitchen. The couple have 2 boys and wanted something bright, cheerful and more …

Syrian Refugees

LiShield is a Smart LED Bulb Prevents Photos by Confusing Cameras

LiShield is a new LED light bulb technology that helps protect privacy by confusing cameras to prevent unauthorized photos. The bulb is the creation …

Druze try to break into Syria from Israel, IDF brings them back

A number of Druze residents of the Israeli Golan Heights burst through the separation fence with Syria on Friday afternoon in order to reach the …

Middle East

Why Israel Is Giving Syrians Free Spaghetti (And Health Care)

As tensions escalate across the border, the Israeli military is trying to win over old enemies.<p>GOLAN HEIGHTS — In the middle of the night in early 2013, seven injured Syrians dragged themselves to the border fence separating Syria from Israel, pleading for help. Israel, after deliberations that …

Middle East
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Israel

How One Entrepreneur Found Lasting Success By Focusing on 3 Basic Business Principles

A single-minded focus on revenue can blind you to how badly your business is really doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From the outside, a successful entrepreneur’s career is often made to look like lightning in a bottle. Hopeful leaders and young professionals with …

Entrepreneurship

You'll Never Become an Expert In Anything Unless You Embrace This 1 Truth | Inc.com

To uncover the secrets of success, everyone looks to industry experts and global influencers for answers. After all, they've been there and done that. However, replicating Oprah's daily habit or waking up at 5 A.M. every morning won't help you become an expert or achieve your own success.<p>After …

Self-improvement