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5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

The State Department says that production of Canadian tar-sand crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be increased if the Keystone XL pipeline goes ahead — and therefore would do little to contribute to climate change.<p>In the Final Supplemental …

What Does it Mean That American Students are Barely Average?

The mediocre performance of American students on an international math, science and reading exam has become the latest front in the battle over …

How can Chinese Companies compete in Global Markets?

Durairaj Maheswaran, Paganelli Bull Professor of International Business, NYU Stern School of Business<p>As Chinese companies look to expand into global …

Innovation

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

Humanity

Bitcoin Has Already Morphed Society

With the value of one Bitcoin approaching the same value as one ounce of gold, the virtual currency that could has already made a sizable impact on society.<p><i>Bitcoin Armstrong. via the Bitcoin subreddit.</i><p>Ever since the value of one Bitcoin rose above $200 USD in late October, I’ve been obsessively …

China and Japan May Not Like Each Other, but They Need Each Other

Relations between China and Japan are on the rocks these days, ­literally. The long-running dispute between the two nations over a splattering of …

Baby Gene-Predicting Patent Approved

3 years after BP blast, big oil busy in the gulf

In October 2010, the Obama administration lifted its five-month ban on deepwater drilling in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico following BP's disastrous oil spill. Three years later, global oil companies are flocking back to the deepest waters of the gulf, snatching up oil leases and drilling permits at a …

Shutdown Day 4: Progress on back pay, but no end in sight

WASHINGTON — President Obama and House Republicans, battling over who was at fault for the four-day partial shutdown of the federal government, found one point they could agree on Friday:<p>Federal workers sent home during the shutdown should get back pay when the government reopens.<p>The …