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How to Make Learning More Automatic

The new year is here, and for many of us, that means resolutions. At work, it often translates into a vague desire to broaden our horizons or learn new things. But to really make consistent progress, we need to make learning a habit. Habits are freeing because they save us from the difficult, …

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Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

Julie Long, a senior developer at a software company, was identified by her manager as a high performer. When she was asked to coordinate a team of three junior developers on a project, Julie was excited about the opportunity to finally move into a management role. However she quickly became …

Management

The 37 best websites for learning a new skill

These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.<p>They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free.<p>There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost …

Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers

If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain – and how it can inform classroom practice<p>Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. …

Education

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Europe

Angela Merkel biography

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in front of her election-campaign tour bus before a meeting in Berlin on September 16, 2013.Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters<p>The world's most powerful woman earned her Ph.D. in quantum physics, presides over the richest economy in Europe, and was the central broker in a …

Train Your Brain to Be More Successful with 5 Science-Backed Tips [Infographic]

The key to achieving your goals starts with how you think. Learn five strategies to train your brain for success.

Infographics

10 of the most unforgettable things Steve Jobs ever said

A twin separated at birth; a visionary who made products that changed how we use technology; a college dropout who studied coding and calligraphy for fun; a wisdom seeker who spent months wandering India barefoot in a sarong.<p>Oh, and after a long flirtation with sweater vests and bow ties, a man who …

A guide to branding your small business

From logos, to business names and marketing, here is a beginners guide to building a successful brand that conveys the right messages<p>Get your branding right, and your business could reap the dividends for decades to come but get it wrong, and it might be your most costly mistake. So how can you …

Small Business

Houston's best neighborhoods to buy affordable homes revealed in new study

In Houston's sizzling real estate market, the odds of snagging affordable properties in hot neighborhoods are lukewarm. As the market continues to …

Real Estate

People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO

CEOs know that they depend on their company’s human resources to achieve success. Businesses don’t create value; people do. But if you peel back the layers at the vast majority of companies, you find CEOs who are distanced from and often dissatisfied with their chief human resources officers …

Management

Germany 'draws up plans to prevent sharing intelligence' with NATO ally Turkey

German Tornado aircraft are to commence reconnaissance flights over Syria and Iraq after the country's parliament on Friday voted to deploy up to 1,200 military personnel.<p>Highly unsual measures have been ordered to prevent Turkey getting access to intelligence from the flights, according to Spiegel …

Angela Merkel

Iraq orders Turkey to 'immediately' withdraw troops sent across border

Prime minister’s office says the deployment of an armoured regiment ‘is considered a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty’<p>Iraq has told Turkey to “immediately” withdraw forces, including tanks and artillery, it has deployed in the country’s north without Baghdad’s consent, the office of the prime …

Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade

Turkish PM Erdogan had promised to resign if Moscow could prove collusion with Isil<p>Russian military chiefs have publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil revenues to Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq, in a dramatic escalation of tensions …

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams just sold $47 million worth of stock

Williams gave the shares to the the Sara and Evan Williams Foundation, which then sold them. The Foundation has donated to causes like literacy and the environment.<p>He's one of the cofounders of the company, and served as its CEO from 2008 to 2010.<p>There's reportedly some bad blood between Williams …

Feel incredibly lonely as you stare at this photo of the Earth and moon drifting through space

On November 26, a Japanese spacecraft captured this image of the Earth and the moon from 1.9 million miles away, just drifting through the inky black void of space:<p>When you think about the scale of the universe, it's hard to imagine that most of it is made of empty space. Photos like this one help …

Erdogan has a trump card against Putin that would transform the Syrian war

Prior to the incident, Moscow ignored calls by Ankara to put an "immediate end" to its airstrikes on Turkmen rebel brigades operating along the border.<p>The tension culminated in Turkey's decision to down the Su-24 fighter jet, which had been bombing units of Liwa Jabal al-Turkman — an ethnic Turkish …

Thom Yorke: YouTube steals art 'like Nazis during second world war'

The Radiohead frontman hits out at video-sharing site’s supposed double standards over ad-blocking: ‘Artists don’t get paid, but if YouTube don’t get a profit out of it, it’s not fair’<p>Thom Yorke has shared his views on YouTube, suggesting that the corporation, along with parent company Google, have …

Apple scores its strongest Black Friday sales in history

Black Friday may have handed Apple its strongest Friday sales in history, thanks to third party retailers heavily featuring the company’s products in their own promotions.<p>According to a note sent out by analyst Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities, the Apple Watch is likely to emerge as the M.V.P. of …

Kobe Bryant went to Michael Jordan for advice about retiring

They've been compared for their playing styles, scoring dominance, and championship achievements — five titles for Bryant, six for Jordan.<p>So before entering his 20th NBA season and the final year of his contract, Kobe sought advice from Jordan about retiring, which he announced on Sunday.<p>Bryant …

The Trail Blazers unleashed one of the ugliest cases ever of the 'Hack-a-Shaq' strategy

In one of the ugliest cases of "Hack-a-Shaq," you will ever see, the Portland Trail Blazers intentionally foul DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers 14 times on Monday, including one stretch of ten straight possessions in the fourth quarter.<p>The "Hack-a-Shaq," named for Shaquille O'Neal and …

Trump aligns with Putin in accusing Turkey of siding with ISIL

Donald Trump aligned himself with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, saying that Turkey appears to be on the side of the Islamic State.<p>“Turkey looks like they’re on the side of ISIS, more or less based on the oil,” Trump said Tuesday morning in an interview with Sirius XM's "Breitbart News Daily," echoing …

Meg Ryan on Aging in Hollywood: 'There Are More Important Conversations Than How Women Look'

Meg Ryan is 54 and loving it – but that doesn’t mean she wants her age to become a headline.<p>“There are more important conversations than how women …

Map Your Team’s Cultural Differences

During a course I conducted on multicultural negotiations, a young MBA student from Ukraine approached me during a break and said “Erin, you have …

Putin's latest message to Turkey could 'spin any future incident beyond control'

The move comes one week after a Russian Su-24 fighter bomber was shot down by Turkish F-16 jets — an incident that has heightened tensions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan.<p>The missiles, reportedly capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to …

The Problem-Solving Process That Prevents Groupthink

There are two reasons most of us aren’t very good at creative problem solving. First, few people get training in how to be creative in their education. Second, few people understand group dynamics well enough to harness their power to help groups maximize their creativity.<p>Resolving the first issue …

Creativity