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How Startups Are Shaping The Future Of The $2 Trillion Education Industry

The Best Houseplants You (Probably) Won’t Kill

When it comes to indoor plants, men don’t have a reputation for green thumbs. But plant life is important: it can improve your home’s decor and feng …

Plants

Canary Home Security Device

With a bevy of intelligent sensors, a high-res camera, and an ear-piercing siren, the Canary can keep your home safe using nothing more than an …

Smart Homes

Golf Novice? Try the Best Max Game-Improvement Clubs

Max game-improvement clubs are popular because they cater to the handicap set that most of us fall into — the double digits. They are for the golfers …

McDonald's x nanoblock Limited Edition Toy Range Sells Out in Hours

nanoblock, the micro-sized building block, has just launched a new range of promotional toys at<p>nanoblock, the micro-sized building block, has just launched a new range of promotional toys at McDonald’s all across Hong Kong which sold out in hours. The line includes a micro-version of a McDonald’s …

Signs That You’re Being Too Stubborn

They’re hardheaded. They dig their heels in. You know the type — people who are way too stubborn for their own good. While it’s easy to point the finger at others who exhibit this behavior, it can be hard to recognize this trait in yourself. Here are the signs that you’re being too inflexible:<p>You …

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness

Raise your hand if you feel busy. Keep it up, still, if you think the busyness is hurting your productivity. If your hand is still up, then you should keep on reading.<p>It’s very easy to succumb to the temptation of staying busy even when it is counterproductive: It is the way our brains are wired. …

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. To illustrate this, consider that patent applications in the U.S. have increased by 6x (from 100k to 600k annually) and, worldwide, start-ups have …

Uber Co-Founder to Launch Operator, a Concierge Messaging App

Garrett Camp, the co-founder of taxi service Uber, has now launched a new app called Operator. We’ve seen lots of new messaging apps over the years …

Apps

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Comedy Issue<p><i>GQ</i> goes behind the scenes with the resident genius of <i>SNL</i> to see the sketch-comedy master in her element.<p>By Amy Wallace2 days agoView …

Lifestyle

3 Ways Businesses Are Addressing Inequality in Emerging Markets

Last year, the World Bank added a new mission to its original goal of reducing poverty: boosting shared prosperity. The change reflects the state of today’s world: the fraction of the global population in extreme poverty, defined as those earning less than $1.25 per day, has dropped to 12% from 36% …

40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages

Some of the best known logos hide the best kept secrets. 40 Brand Logos with Hidden Messages infographic designed by Oomph! reveals some of those …

When to Give Business Gifts And Who To Give Them To

You don’t have to wait for the holidays to send out business gifts. There are several different groups of people that might warrant gift giving. But …

So... You Want To Be A CxO? (8 Secrets For Your Career)

It feels like there’s been an explosion in Chief <i>[fill in the blank]</i> Officer roles: CAOs, CBOs, CCOs, and so on, proliferate in the leadership pages of corporate websites, these days.<p>My own profession is witnessing the advent of the CLO (Chief Legal Officer). How does one become a CxO? I offer some …

5 Ways To Give A Presentation That No One Will Ever Forget

We’ve all been there: In the audience at a dry pitch event or witnessing a lackluster presentation in a work meeting and counting the minutes until you can stop pretending to listen.<p>It’s alarming how common the expectation is for a presentation to be boring, especially when there are simple and …

Two Years Without Steve Jobs: Has Apple Crumbled?

Has Apple Crumbled? is an infographic from WhoIsHostingThis.com that takes a close look at the business and financial results of the last couple of …

17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves

17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves is a how-to infographic that walks the reader through optimizing their LinkedIn profile page. Published by …

Color: Profiles & Printing Explained

It is frustrating when you go to print an image and it doesn’t look right. Color: Profiles & Printing Explained infographic from The Logo Company …

Why We Fight at Work

Disagreements and debate at work are healthy. Fighting is not. That’s because fighting with one’s boss is just as confusing and destructive as fighting with a powerful family member. Fighting with a colleague feels like fighting with a friend or a sibling. Fighting with people who have more or less …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Sun Tzu's 31 Best Pieces Of Leadership Advice

There was no greater war leader and strategist than Chinese military general Sun Tzu. His philosophy on how to be a great leader and ensure you win in work, management, and life is summed up in these 33 pieces of advice. They can all be applied by you in your job when you go back to work next …

Blue Ocean Leadership

Artwork: Mark Dorf, //_path/untitled 13, 2013, archival pigment print<p>It’s a sad truth about the workplace: Just 30% of employees are actively committed to doing a good job. According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report, 50% of employees merely put their time in, while the …

Modding Your Seiko 5: Secrets of the Subculture

In our series Want This, Get This, we profile one wildly desirable, largely unattainable item and one similar item that costs far less. In fact, …

40 Eye-Opening Customer Service Quotes

Customer service excellence has always been and will always be one of the critical competitive advantages for any business. Here are 40 quotes supporting this premise:<p>Make a customer, not a sale. ~ <i>Katherine Barchetti</i><p>The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but …

Real Estate Gems In Sri Lanka With Steradian Capital

The island of Sri Lanka’s capital markets are going through a period of high capital investment. With the end of a 26-year civil war in 2009, the country is opening up tourism, international shipping, international trade and scaling up domestic businesses. There are many commercial and investment …

The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …