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Stop Exceeding Customer Expectations: To Create Immediate Loyalty Do This Instead

Everyone wants to exceed customer expectations, maybe it is time to modernize your methods.<p>Churn kills business.<p>A few years back I was part a global account team and we were failing with a Fortune 100 client. We tried everything: we looked at all of their business requirements and then went above …

6 'Rules' for Good Cutting According to Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

Let two-time Oscar winner Walter Murch tell you what makes an edit a good one.<p>If we've learned anything from the forefathers of montage, it's that …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

5 Habits That Will Help Spark The Best Ideas You’ve Ever Had

There’s no magic trick for generating genius ideas, but these habits will have your creative juices flowing–with some practice.<p>What if whenever someone asked you a question, you had tons of innovative ideas waiting in response? You would be a hot commodity; who doesn’t want an ideas …

25 Simple Lifehacks

When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.<p>... Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you, and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers …

A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse …

10 Ways Academics Say Comedians Make Us Laugh

Hey, what’re <i>you</i> laughing at? Psychologists debate whether humor arises simply from absurdity and incongruity, from a need to relieve tension, or from …

10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s

A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to …

29 Tools to Enhance Your Business Blog

Are you looking for cool blogging tools to enhance your business blog?<p>The right mix of blogging plugins and widgets can make it easier to blog and …

Caleb Pike Shares 7 Tips on How to Shoot for the Edit

We've all been there. You shoot for days on end, pouring your heart and soul into your shots, only to find out later that you don't have the proper …

Top 10 Highly-Desired Skills You Can Teach Yourself

On countless occasions, you’ve likely said to yourself “I wish I knew how to do ______.” Then, of course, life got in the way and you put it off …

9 Skills That Every Kid Should Learn

If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also …

Communications In High Stress Environments

The Newtown massacre. Boston Marathon. 9-11. The US Airways Hudson River crash. The list of such disasters is legion.<p>But when you get right down to it, the vital question in all of these crises is how best to communicate with the people involved, who need to be mobilized for safety? And what …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

Teens

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

10 Wacky Grooming Products from the 1970s

I’d like to say that we Baby Boomers were savvy shoppers in our youth—that we never fell for fancy packaging or seductive advertisements. I’d like to …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Camera Captures What It’s Like to Get Eaten by a Grizzly Bear

When Brad Josephs took his GoPro camera out in beautiful Alaska, he was probably trying to get majestic footage of Grizzly bears for the BBC’s Great …

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …

Answer to What are some of the best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth?

Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.<p><b>Gippsland Lakes</b><p>The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called …

James Brown on Conviction, Respect & Reagan | Blank on Blank

Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller …