Frederique De Winter

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4 Apps To Turn You Into A Stock Market Pro (You Should Use)

The stock market is changing, and not by its own accord. Just like nearly every other industry, the stock market is experiencing disruption. From …

Stock Markets

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much

Recently, the New York <i>Times</i> ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks, and people are scolded for not responding to e-mails after midnight. The story made clear how …

This new 3D printed glass looks just like pouring honey

Humans have been making glass in various forms for thousands of years, from glassblowing techniques developed by the Roman empire to the industrial methods of the 1950s, floating molten glass on huge baths of melted tin. One particularly ancient process though, in which molten glass is coiled …

#HurricaneDanny Keeping an eye on you from @ISS. Looks like you're first in the Atlantic. Stay safe below! #YearInSpace #tropicalstorm #hurricane #Atlantic #storm #weather #wx #space #iss #nasa

The desert storms come and go quickly, bringing an array of colors and beauty not seen anywhere else. Canyonlands #NationalPark Ranger Claudia Castillo captured this photo of a #rainbow appearing after three different storms storms blew through the park last week. 🌈 For more great photos of #Canyonlands, check out our @stellerstories at steller.co/interior. Photo courtesy of Claudia Castillo.

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man My younger brother-by-blood and his daughter dip their feet into foreign waters for the first time on a Spring trip to Trinidad, the southern-most Caribbean island. Macqueripe Bay in Chaguarams, Trinidad, 2015. I always encourage people, particularly brown people born into the US, to travel outside the borders of the U.S. After being born and raised in the United States, where so much wasteful emphasis is placed on skin color, I’ve always found comfort in immersing myself into places where my skin color blends so much that I have the luxury to forget about “it.” But what place on earth is utopia without comfort in one’s own skin? (photo by @jaheezus aka jahi chikwendiu) #wanderlust #SoulSearching #DiscoveryOfSelf #InvisibleMan #journey #KnowlegeOfSelf #Chaguaramas #Trinidad

27 Powerful Pieces Of Graffiti That Paint Greece's Frustration Amidst Crisis

Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentious negotiations over a third bailout in exchange for new austerity measures.<p>Some Greeks have weighed in on the crisis in a highly visual way -- with colorful …

Europe

5 Tech Companies With Great Cultures | Inc.com

When you hear someone complaining about their job, it's common you'll find a lot of what they say is connected deeply to an airy concept of it "feeling bad" there. That's culture -- the feeling you get in the workplace, as Amazon has found out this week, is what can kill or resurrect someone's …

OpenOffice

Mystery Deepens: Matter and Antimatter Are Mirror Images

Matter and antimatter appear to be perfect mirror images of each other as far as anyone can see, scientists have discovered with unprecedented …

Physics

Google Signs Agreement with NYC Mayor to Replace NYC Taxis With Driverless Google Cabs

If you’re sick of dealing with rude New York City cab drivers, we’ve got some welcome news for you. Yesterday Mayor de Blasio signed a contract with …

New York City

6 Things You Have to Know to Electrify Your Sales Pitch | Inc.com

When we're competing for new business, pitching a new venture, etc., most of us use PowerPoint, and most of us use it the way we want, or the way we are told to use it by our business culture.<p>But great public speakers who know how to persuade listeners also know that's there's a right way and a …

Santa Barbara

Why the Rise of the Gig Economy Is Actually a Myth | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on Slate.</i><p>It's certainly possible that, one day, Silicon Valley darlings like Uber that rely on massive numbers of independent contractors who work as they please will revolutionize the American labor market such that we'll all end up freelancers patching together a living …

Gig Economy

How Zappos Determines Salaries Under Its New Holacracy System | Inc.com

In 2013, Zappos began transitioning to "Holacracy," an alternative management system that replaces a pyramidal hierarchy with a network of circles dedicated to specific functions like marketing or HR, and ditches traditional management.<p>Job titles are replaced with "roles" that employees can …

The Workplace

Why Performance Reviews Are a Waste of Time and Money | Inc.com

Are performance reviews hurting your company's performance?<p>The annual employee evaluation that many business owners consider a pillar of best practices may in fact be an outdated process in need of an overhaul. As <i>The New Yorker</i> reports, study after study show that performance reviews can have a …

The Workplace

Why government censorship [in no way at all] carries greater risks than benefits

Recent revelations show that Theresa May hoped to censor TV shows using anti-extremism laws, and the government seem keen to pursue this strategy. But the actual evidence presents a few [made up by lefties] problems<p>A leaked memo reveals that the home secretary, Theresa May, planned to introduce …

Critical Thinking

500-Year-Old Map Explodes ‘Earth-Shattering Reality’

World famous Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis’ 500-year-old map, apart from accurately exploring the northern coast of Antarctica, provides …

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Squirrels in hibernation<p>See more<p>Squirrels are silly.<p>The Odd Couple<p>Clearly the hippo has immersed itself in turtle culture. A hippo raised by turtles …

America’s dystopian new normal: Endless suspicion, limitless spying

The Suspicious Activity Report is the newest way Big Brother is secretly keeping tabs on ordinary citizens<p>It began with an unexpected rapping on the front door.<p>When Wiley Gill opened up, no one was there. Suddenly, two police officers appeared, their guns drawn, yelling, “Chico Police …

This Map Shows How Climate Change Will Screw The Whole World

For example, climate change effects can harm food production and cause famines; alter habitats and cause mass die-offs of plants, animals and other organisms; and even threaten human health.<p>The biggest climate-related risks vary across different regions of the world. The handy chart below, …

Climate Change

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT -- The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia's ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both …

Russian bank hires two former U.S. senators

Gazprombank GPB (OJSC), a Russian bank targeted with sanctions by President Obama over the Ukraine crisis, has hired two former U.S. senators to …

StuckInCustoms.com

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …

Self-improvement

ISIS Has Attacked A Flashpoint Capable Of Plunging Iraq Into Full-Blown Civil War

Terrorists from ISIS, the Sunni extremist group that's taken over much of Iraq's north and west, attacked the Samarra shrine, one of the holiest in Shi'ism. ISIS lobbed three mortar rounds at the shrine, which landed near the complex's gate and wounded nine people.<p>The al-Askari Mosque contains the …

NASA Releases Footage Celebrating 10 Years of Cassini's Saturn Orbit

A new NASA video looks back at the Cassini spacecraft's arrival at Saturn, which happened 10 years ago next week.<p>The Cassini flashback video, which …