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Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Leadership

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

This Social Media Site Spills Silicon Valley's Secrets

Secret is part of a growing number of apps that seek to let people interact without the fear of a lasting digital record. Is it for you?<p>"When I smoke in San Francisco I feel like everyone is judging me." As confessions go, it’s not the most revealing, yet the post may say something about the site …

Social Media
Dementia

Report: Apple Pressures Music Execs for iTunes Exclusivity

Apple (AAPL) is reportedly pressuring record labels to release certain singles and albums exclusively over iTunes for a period of time, claiming on-demand music and radio services such as Spotify, Beats Music and Pandora (P) are biting into sales.<p>The move is intended to entice listeners to buy …

Google Needs To Double Down On HTML5, And Soon

Despite winning the mobile platform battle against Apple, Google may have ultimately lost the war by focusing on the wrong battle. While Google dominates mobile with Android, its $50 billion advertising business is in serious jeopardy as content becomes app-ified. By focusing on a platform for …

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.<p>Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test will someday be available in doctors' …

Hiding GPS Inside Shoes To Keep Track Of Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

New technologies can improve the lives of not only the exploding elderly population, but also the people who care for them.<p>With the number of dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers set to double by 2030, there’s likely to be a growing need for technology that keeps the elderly safe and gives caregivers …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'<p>Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the …

How to Get Employees to Care as Much as You Do

Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, explains how Southwest Airlines sold workers on its business mission.<p><b>To build a valuable company</b> you can walk away from—whether by selling it or just to leave for a vacation—requires that you figure out how to get your employees to care as much as …

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is often a crucial first step to getting your start-up off the ground. But a plan riddled with errors? It can sink you.

Startups
Psychology
Jeff Immelt

10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More

Customers usually make buying decisions based upon more than just the lowest price.<p>Customers always want to pay as little as possible, right? Not so fast. Customers often willingly pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar (or even identical) product elsewhere for less. …

Customer Experience

Morgan Stanley Breaks Down What Time Of Day Different Types Of Players Trade In The Credit Markets

In a note to clients, Morgan Stanley credit strategists led by Sivan Mahadevan take a look at which types of market participants trade in the corporate credit markets during each part of the trading day. The charts on the slide below show how trading volume is typically distributed.

Markets

The Weight-Loss Pill That Turns Into a Balloon to Fill One's Stomach

A novel treatment in clinical trials<p>This is the Obalon system. It is a pill that has a balloon inside. Obalon is a weight-loss device, marketed as an alternative to bariatric surgery, that claims to help people eat less and "push back from the table sooner."<p>Obalon begins to work when you swallow …

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer's Disease