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Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

Should You Buy a Vintage Overlander? – Expedition Portal

Untangling the mesh: Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi systems

CNET editor Dong Ngo explains the good and the bad of Wi-Fi systems (aka mesh networks) and their alternatives that will make your home Wi-Fi great.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This article was originally published on December 18, 2016, and it's regularly updated.</i><p>You bought a top-tier router and expected to have …

Wi-Fi

The 10 Best History Books This Fall

A good grasp of history can help us all understand the issues, conflicts, and discussions of the present moment with that much more clarity. And in a year in which history has led to unexpected events across the globe, from the deeply contentious nature of the current U.S. presidential election to …

Books

Want to Double Your Employee Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenues and profits over 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel safe. "I …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

How Patagonia Keeps Employee Turnover 'Freakishly Low'

First, tech-savvy human resources managers started using data analytics software to replace annual performance reviews and gather nearly continuous …

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

The Two Most Important Days of Your Employees’ Lives | Inc.com

You want the best company with a great culture and strong, hardworking employees. You know that means you need to get your new employees on board, understanding the company mission, and making a meaningful contribution, so the first day on the job is obviously an important day in your new …

Employee Engagement

How To Crack The Code Of Building Your Personal Brand

In an era where social media stars and maverick entrepreneurs continue shaping America’s ever-evolving economy – <b>branding is everything</b>.<p>Whether building a business, or positioning yourself as the enterprise – it’s critical to establish a niche and solidify your slot within an industry.<p>Though some …

Public Relations

14 Tactics For Reading People's Body Language

According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, 55% of what you convey comes from body language, 38% from the tone of your voice, and only 7% from the words you say.<p>So how do read between the lines? We've compiled tips from Psychology Today, research journals, and other publications to help you …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

How LinkedIn Is Creating The HR Organization Of The Future

Pat Wadors is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn and is one of the speakers at our upcoming Future of Work Forum in San Francisco on April 29th. She is responsible for helping make sure that the LinkedIn culture can scale, making sure employees stay engaged, …

Employee Engagement

17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day | Inc.com

Successful leaders get that way because they have a positive attitude, and they know how to build strong and enduring relationships with their employees. Instead of becoming adversaries, they become partners with their employees--earning their respect, their trust, and their loyalty.<p>They don't do …

Employment

Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

Public Speaking

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Retrogaming

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

Self-improvement

Increase Your ROI by Exploiting the Competition

<i>Tomer Granit is Marketing Manager at AdClarity, a leading marketing intelligence & research platform.</i><p>It’s certainly a bit taboo to be encouraging exploitation, but wait before you judge: we’re not encouraging using dirty practices to exploit your competition. We’re arguing that you’re not using …

10 Awesome Interview Questions to Really Get to Know Job Candidates

The last few weeks I’ve been focused on hiring a new team member. Although time-consuming and laborious, it’s one of the most important things I do …

Why Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born | Inc.com

The debate over whether great leaders are made or born has gone on for ages. Stewart Friedman, the founding director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, says he has the definitive answer.<p>In his newest book, <i>Leading the Life You Want</i>, Friedman explores the skills you need to be a leader, …

Leadership

11 Ways to Use Body Language to Get What You Want | Inc.com

Asking for a raise makes most people anxious. You love the prospect of making more money and and hate the fear of rejection.<p>The most important element of negotiating a raise is the logic you use to illustrate why you deserve a raise in the first place. Employees who demonstrate how they have …

Body Language

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

Design Tips From 11 Relaxing Summer Bedrooms

These rooms will make you want to stay buried under the covers all day long.<p>Stylish and welcoming, the best summery bedrooms beckon both day and night.

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

How Oil Flows In And Out Of Every Major Country In The World

Here's a map from BP's Statistical Review of World Energy summarizing all of the world's oil import/export activity in millions of tonnes. Scroll down for a table with details.

Learn How to Write Anything Pertaining to Life and Business

In the musical “Oliver!” The Artful Dodger sings, “I’d do anything…anything for you” to Nancy. Well in business – scratch that – in life it would be …

12 Things Successful People Do in the First Hour of the Workday | Inc.com

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can impact your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people understand the importance of having control over their mornings, and know how to use that time wisely," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and …

Time Management

Personal Branding For A Better Life News & Topics

There is no need to ask for a raise when you increase the value of what you have to offer.<p>Peter Voogd 5 min read<p>You call the shots, you mark the pathway and you lead by example. You are the benchmark brand.<p>Jim Joseph 3 min read<p>A purpose should be a natural extension of your brand, whatever you …