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Who Invented the Periodic Table?

Do you know who described the first periodic table of the elements that organized the elements by increasing atomic weight and according to trends in …

Periodic Table

Close up and personal: Pedro Jarque Krebs's haunting animal portraits - Telegraph

Microsoft Vs Samsung Fight Gets Ugly Over Unpaid Billion Dollars

Earlier this year, Microsoft started proceedings against Samsung in respect to the royalty payments for the South Korean company to use Redmond’s patents in its Android devices. Court documents pertaining to the case have now been unsealed and cast some light on Microsoft’s Android powered …

10 Ways Rich People Think Differently

Corley, who spent five years monitoring and analyzing the daily activities and habits of people both wealthy and living in poverty (233 wealthy and 128 poor, specifically), isolated what he calls "rich habits" — and many of them are simply patterns of thought.<p>"I found in my research that wealthy …

'Expressive Writing' Is A Super Easy Way To Become Way Happier

The British journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment reports that health outcomes include:<p>Fewer stress-related visits to the doctor<br>• Improved immune system functioning<br>• Reduced blood pressure<br>• Improved lung function<br>• Improved liver function<br>• Fewer days in hospital<br>• Improved mood/affect<br>• Feeling of greater …

Advisory Boards: Getting Your Business To The Next Level

For a startup, an advisory board can be extremely helpful with boosting your operating team. “Advisors often have more scar tissue and can help avoid land mines,” said Ranjith Kumaran, who is the founder of PunchTab. “But they can also broaden strategic thinking and certain advisors have access to …

The New Baker: Berry, banana and oatmeal loaf-cake

Fruit, seeds and spelt flour make this crumbly healthy cake<p>Rapeseed oil gives this cake an earthy and a nutty depth, but for a lighter flavour sunflower oil works well too.<p><i>Makes one loaf</i><p>120ml (4fl oz) rapeseed or sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing<br>65g (2¼oz) medium oatmeal<br>25g (1oz) pumpkin …

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Opticians issue warning over smartphone over-use

Could the over-use of smartphone’s cause long-term damage to your eyes? That’s the visionary view of a certain group of healthcare professionals who …

The Self-Mastery Secrets Of CEOs

We can only control what we control. That seemingly simple idea can yield big results.<p><i>“The hardest victory is the victory over self.”</i><br>– Aristotle<p>CEOs are different people than most, according to a recent survey of about 1,000 top leaders in the U.S. by John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Manju …

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The Essential Hallmarks of a Good Leader

Over the years I have written about the importance of strong leadership in business and the essential qualities a leader must have. These qualities …

How To Discover Your Inner Genius: Unthink

Part of my day job is reviewing books.<p>And while the publishing industry remains in a remarkable state of flux, one thing remains constant: If an idea becomes hot, you can be sure everyone will rush out to copy it. (That’s the reason you see all those <b>Fifty Shades of Grey</b> wannabes laying about your …

Top Five Startup Tips From Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely

For the cover of our recent World’s Billionaires issue, I profiled Sara Blakely, who took a simple idea — footless pantyhose — and turned it into a $1 billion business. At 41, the inventor of Spanx is now the youngest self-made woman on the Forbes rich list.<p>Since our first meeting last summer, I’ve …

7 Hidden Influences That Help People (And Businesses) Get Ahead

Our minds are sometimes easily moved by forces we can’t see.<p>Take, for example, the color pink.<p>In 1979, a researcher asked 153 healthy young men to look at two large pieces of colored cardboard — one pink and one blue. After they looked at each, he had them raise their arms in front of their bodies …

7 Simple Productivity Tips You Can Apply Today, Backed by Science

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve started to cover a lot of heavily scientific articles recently here on the Buffer blog. And judging by the spread …

Productivity

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

6 Personal Philosophies That Shaped Successful Entrepreneurs

We talked to several successful entrepreneurs to find out the philosophies that dictate their approach to work and life.<p>Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of …

Daniel Kahneman’s Approach For Making Better Decisions

Bob Sutton's book, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, contains an interesting section towards the end on looking back …

15 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Leadership, Change And Life

I just read a post here on Forbes from Glen Llopis about hope, and it inspired me to think about the human quality of hopefulness: what it is and why it’s important for us. I like this definition of hope from dictionary.com: <i>the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for</i> …

How Olympians Stay Motivated

Mindfulness, self-talk, and an obscure chunk of the brain help elite athletes get through the training grind.<p>Until the 1990s, Olympic figure skating included a segment called “compulsory figures,” in which athletes would slowly trace precise, intricate shapes into the ice, and judges would inspect …

The 20 Smartest Things Jeff Bezos Has Ever Said

Words from the wise.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) was once the poster child of what happens when excitement about a company detaches from reality. The …

Prove You Matter: 5 Routes to Relevance

Ever wonder why some people seem integral to the plot, while others tend to be easily written out of the story? The answer is relevance—and it can be generated in several ways. To be relevant is to grasp an invisible power, the power to influence, participate, and alter events. It’s the wind behind …

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity

In part one of our two-part series, Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer makes a case for giving all workers a little alone time–behind an office door.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I had an office. Now I don’t.<p>I’m not …

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Malaysia says jet crashed in sea; China wants evidence

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Monday that a missing jetliner had crashed into the Indian Ocean, an announcement that was greeted with hysteria by Chinese relatives of those on board and a demand by China that Kuala Lumpur share all the evidence it had on the incident.<p>Citing …

Are Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hours of Practice Really All You Need?

Practice makes perfect, but mastery might require something more than 10,000 hours of trying.<p>Keep practicing, and you might become an expert. Or maybe you won't. Who knows? Not the experts, suggests a raging debate.<p><b>Made famous by Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell, the 2008 book's</b> …

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Bill Gates is back to take a bite out of Apple, Amazon and Google

Bill Gates’ return to the Microsoft machine is expected to usher in a new era at the business, reigniting its old rivalry with Apple<p>Bill Gates at Microsoft: in pictures<p>Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, regarded Steve Jobs as a kind of brother figure. “We grew up together,” he said last year, as he …