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BMC Timemachine Road

The space-age BMC Timemachine Road is billed as the fastest road bike ever built, and boy is it a thing of beauty. Only serious road riders need to …

Road Bikes

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

How NBA Free Agency, Salary Cap Work

NBA Free Agency is this glorious conglomeration of a roller-coaster ride, falling dominoes, fake Twitter accounts and math you thought you'd never have to use after high school, but how exactly does it all work?<p>Unlike in Major League Baseball, where Bryce Harper is free to sign a $1 billion …

NBA

Meat that grows on trees: What's the deal with jackfruit?

An unlikely combination of words is popping up on vacuum-sealed plastic containers in both the butcher and produce sections of grocery stores …

Pulled Pork

How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”

Um.<p>Ah.<p>So.<p>You Know.<p>Like.<p>Right?<p>Well.<p>When we find ourselves rattled while speaking — whether we’re nervous, distracted, or at a loss for what comes next — it’s easy to lean on filler words. These may give us a moment to collect our thoughts before we press on, and in some cases, they may be useful …

Body Language

3 Little Words You Should Never Say

<i>The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>You’re in a meeting, just wrapping up your status update, and things are going well. The group …

Leadership

Jordan Clarkson ‘really wants’ to play in 2018 Asian Games

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 19: Jordan Clarkson #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the Eastern …

Basketball

Want to Get Good at Accomplishing Your Goals? Master These 6 Skills

Setting and achieving powerful goals requires more than one skill. Here are the six skills that great goal achievers have mastered.<p>As an executive and team coach, I help individuals and teams set goals every day.<p>And while all teams are very different and have very different goals, the ones who are …

Self-improvement

Fool’s gold: what fish oil is doing to our health and the planet

The omega-3 industry is in a twist. Again. Last week, Cochrane, an organisation that compiles and evaluates medical research for the general public, released a meta-analysis – a study of studies – to determine whether or not omega-3 pills, one of the world’s most popular dietary supplements, …

Southern Ocean

How to become more intelligent every day

<b>How does one become more intelligent every day?</b><p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a 7-year-old …

Self-improvement

It's Official: Open Plan Offices Are Now the Dumbest Management Fad of All Time

A new study from Harvard reveals that open plan offices decrease rather than increase face-to-face collaboration.<p>Over the decades, a lot of really stupid management fads have come and gone, including:<p><i>Six Sigma,</i> where employees wear different colored belts (like in karate) to show they've been …

Work from Home

Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing.<p>Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him.<p>I asked him why. His answer? “I’m a wimp!”<p>Brad (not his real name — I’ve changed some details to protect people’s …

Leadership

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Mark Twain

Wilt Chamberlain’s Trade to Los Angeles, 50 Years Later

What’s more unfathomable: LeBron James creating the second superteam of his career or LeBron signing somewhere, long-term, without the security of …

How to stop wasting time & start living your life

Adventurer Matt Prior shares some practical advice for our busy world.<p>We all have plates to spin and balls to juggle. And I'm not from the camp that …

Motivation

'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With

When someone in your life is asking the important “What should I do with my life?” question – have you ever told them “<i>Just follow your passion”</i>?<p>If so, please stop doing that. Yes, completely, and forever. Because it’s garbage advice. Among the worst out there, right next to the original food …

Self-improvement

Negotiating necessities: Powerful tactics to get what you want

Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False:<p>I feel comfortable speaking up at meetings.<br>• I have created a team of people I can go to for help.<br>• I am aware of my …

Your guide to becoming a DevOps engineer starts with these six online courses

The DevOps approach has helped businesses all over the world speed up their development processes, deploy more frequently, and ensure a high standard …

What Does It Mean To Be An Agile Leader?

In the modern business world, many leaders emphasize the importance of being “agile.” Borrowed from the software world’s concept of agile development, this management style requires a leader to be flexible, adaptable and fast in their decision-making.<p>What does it take to put agile leadership into …

Leadership

This Body Language Will Ruin Your International Business Meeting

It's National Handshake Day, so make sure you know how to shake a hand properly, and what gestures to avoid in certain cultures. You could be deeply insulting even where you intended respect.<p>You can learn a lot about a person from their handshake. Or at least, you can make a lot of assumptions …

Public Speaking

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

Get Built Like Josh Brolin With His Intense Back Workout

Josh Brolin got huge to play roles like Cable and Thanos -- his trainer, Justin Lovato, will show you how you can, too.<p>J0sh Brolin is on a bad streak.<p>The 50-year-old actor hasn't necessarily done anything bad himself, but his roles in two of the biggest movies of the summer, <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> …

Unprepared for a Meeting? Here's How to Respond to Any Question

Buy yourself some time without sacrificing your credibility.<p>It's happened to all of us. You're making a big presentation to an important client, or participating in a high-stakes meeting with your boss, and suddenly, you're asked a question that you aren't prepared to answer.<p>Maybe it's because you …

Nicole Kidman’s secret to marital success is avoiding a habit you def do every. single. day.

Despite tragic celebrity breakups happening on the reg (RIP Brangelina…yes, still), some famous love stories can really give the rest of the world …

These 4 Magic Words Can Turn "No" Into "Yes", According to the World's Smartest Salespeople

Your challenge is to keep the conversation going while learning more about the prospect.<p>Many people foolishly believe that selling consists of pitching. Under this way of thinking, if you work hard to create a compelling sales pitch or elevator pitch, you'll get plenty of customers.<p>Maybe that's …

These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future

Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.<p>Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn’t even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different …

To Retain New Hires, Make Sure You Meet with Them in Their First Week

First impressions in the workplace really matter — and not just to the employer. New employees can begin to formulate impressions about organizations from the get-go, influencing their decision to stay with the company in the long term. Poor onboarding experiences can lead to unnecessary and …

First the ACLU Asked Amazon to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech to Police. Now Investors Have Doubts Too

In May, the American Civil Liberties Union asked Amazon to stop selling facial recognition software to police. Now some investors are echoing that …

Where The Highest Paying IT Jobs Are In 2018

• Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications are the highest paying in North America, earning an average salary of $113,261.<br>• IT decision makers in the U.S. are the highest paid globally, averaging a $107,193 salary this year. IT professionals in the U.S. earn an average salary of $87,333, 36% more than …

Employment

4 Tricks for Negotiating Your Salary—From People Who Always Get the Money They Want

Wahoo! You just got offered that awesome new job you’ve been really wanting—congratulations! But you’re looking at the offer letter and seeing that, …