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Sarah Sellers: the nurse who stunned the world at the Boston Marathon

The story was so good it seemed impossible to imagine. A 26-year-old woman with no sponsors or agents, who had run only one marathon in her life, finished second in Monday’s Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious road races. And no sooner had she crossed the finish line did the …

Marathons

There Are 4 Types of Managers. One Is More Effective Than the Others

In a utopian corporate world, managers lavish a constant stream of feedback on their direct reports. This is necessary, the thinking goes, because organizations and responsibilities are changing rapidly, requiring employees to constantly upgrade their skills. Indeed, the desire for frequent …

Employment

10 reasons Yuki Kawauchi, Boston marathon winner, should be your favourite runner

• Yuki warmed up for the Boston Marathon by running in his home race, the Kuki half marathon, dressed as a panda. He had previously set an unofficial world record in the same race for 13.1miles in a three piece suit. In his panda costume, he ran 1hr 10min 03sec, finishing second, and beating his …

Marathons

With a New Apology, Starbucks's CEO Just Taught an Important Lesson in Leadership

Firing the employees involved probably wouldn't help things at Starbucks. Hopefully, this will<p>Many are criticizing Starbucks for the way it handled a recent incident in which two African American men ended up getting arrested at a Philadelphia store.<p>The story, according to <i>The New York Times</i>:<p>Two …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

April Fools’ roundup: Here are video gaming’s best pop-culture gags

Licensed products that don’t exist — but should<p>April Fools’ Day is upon us. Yes, it’s now a marketing holiday and has been for a decade, but some of these gags are still clever. Here’s a roundup of how April Fools’ is going down in our corner of pop culture.<p>Pokémon Shenanigans<p>Oh no! The dastardly …

5 Surprising Things I Learned Training for My First Marathon

Signing up for your first marathon is seriously daunting. The long, 16-, 18-, and 20-mile runs and the aches and pains, many of which are inevitable, …

Marathons

What we saw at GDC 2018!

All good things must come to an end, and today we say goodbye to GDC 2018. As usual, the Game Developers Conference didn't disappoint. During our time here in San Francisco, we found a slew of indie titles that were incredibly fun to play and gorgeous to look at, including <i>Black Future 88, Children</i> …

Why humans are optimised for endurance running, not speed

Other animals have us beat over short distances, but in an interspecies Olympic ultramarathon, Homo sapiens would likely take all the medals<p>Roger Bannister’s four-minute mile, while a remarkable human milestone, is noteworthy from a comparative physiology standpoint only for its mediocrity. A …

Roger Bannister

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

Best Board Games 2018: 9 ideas to liven up your next gathering | Trusted Reviews

<b>Everyone loves a board game. Even the people who say they don’t. They’re the ones who suddenly get ultra-serious about whether they get to collect</b> …

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

10 Mental Tricks to Run Better

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>Amanda Rice knows how hard it is to run at the end of a long day. On top of her duties as a U.S. naval officer, Rice is a dentist and makes annual trips abroad to assist with community dentistry in places like Guatemala …

8 Research-Inspired Ground Rules for Great Meetings

"Nintendo Guy" Is Excellent At Accepting Nintendo Awards

At today’s DICE Awards, Nintendo cleaned up. The Kyoto-based game company didn’t send their development teams to the ceremony. Instead, it was up to …

Blade’s ambitious PC game streaming platform finally launches in the US today

The Shadow service is trying to be the Netflix for games we’ve all been waiting for<p>French startup Blade announced today that its Shadow game streaming service is launching in California, marking the first time the company will be making its product available in the US. Blade has been operating in …

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

The CEO of Merck on Race, Leadership, and High Drug Prices

<b>Kenneth Frazier,</b> the CEO of the pharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of North America, discusses his upbringing and how it influences his leadership as chief executive. He is one of the few African-American CEOs in the Fortune 500, and shot to prominence after resigning from a council …

The redemption of Rainbow Six Siege

A game that is only getting better with time<p>The first year of existence is becoming less and less important for competitive multiplayer games.<p>The path to success is now all about building an audience over time with consistent updates that add value and depth of gameplay. Dedication from a …

Gaming

How To Master Great Running Form – Men's Running UK

Head and neck<p><b>Don’t –</b> rock or bob your head backwards and forwards or from side to side, screw your face up or strain your neck.<p><b>Do –</b> relax from the …

Returning to Magic: The Gathering, two decades later

Slinging spells after more than 20 years away was easier than I thought<p><i>Magic: The Gathering</i> turns 25 this year. Rather than fading into obscurity, the original collectible card game is still going strong. But if you haven’t been playing it regularly for the last decade or so, it’s easy to feel like …

Board Games

Bill and Melinda Gates Just Wrote an Extraordinary Annual Letter That Teaches Us 7 Powerful Leadership Lessons

In their phenomenal Annual Letter released yesterday, Bill and Melinda Gates take us to leadership school.<p>A decade ago, Bill and Melinda Gates began writing about their enormous philanthropic efforts impacting the world, which they highlight in their annual letter.<p>They just released their 10th …

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. Sometimes you are part of the decision process, and other times the decision is simply handed down. Either way, you are now responsible for …

Gamers' Revenge: Why the Latest Money-Making Tactic Is Causing an Uproar

When EA, the American video game company, launched <i>Star Wars Battlefront II</i> in November, it was seeking redemption. The previous edition of the game, …

There’s Now a Monopoly Made Specifically for Cheating

As Hasbro Inc. passed GO, collected $200, and lapped Mattel Inc. to become the No.1 toymaker in terms of sales, it also threw some gasoline on the …

Suppress or Stoke Revolution As the Bad Guys in ‘Mistborn: House War’

If you’re familiar with Brandon Sanderson’s best-selling Mistborn series, you’ll know that it’s a dystopian fantasy setting where the heroes are …

Board Games

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

Starbucks Founder Says This Is the Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leadership (Most Struggle With It) | Inc.com

There are many entrepreneurial and leadership success stories in the world--but there may be none better than Starbucks and Howard Schultz.<p>The company's original founders created a coffee company in the Pacific Northwest that only sold coffee beans. It was during these early years that a young …

Leadership