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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Latest iPhone 6 Pictures Reveal 4.7-inch And 5.5-inch Models

It has been a busy week for iPhone 6 leaks. On Monday French blog Nowhereelse.fr leaked images of the iPhone 6 casing, then on Thursday a Taiwanese pop-star Jimmy Lin posted photos of the new handset on his Weibo account.<p>The latest images seem to confirm what the rumour mill has been suggesting for …

Pandora advertisers hope to turn tunes into dollars

If you hear the song "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me," you might want to reach for a tissue. And that's what Internet radio company Pandora Media has in mind with its latest advertising play.<p>Last week, the Oakland company said it is testing Promoted Stations, which lets companies sponsor and …

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This Week in Review: Weak net neutrality and stifled startups, and a glimpse of U.S. journalists

Plus: Russia cracks down on bloggers, the Los Angeles Times’ web redesign, and the rest of this week’s future-of-news reads.<p><b>This week’s essential reads</b>: The three key reads this week are Stanford professor Barbara van Schewick on net neutrality and innovation, Indiana professors Lars Willnat and …

The Great Recession Is Dead: 10 Steps For Success In 2014

It’s over. The Great Recession is officially relegated to Wikipedia and academic studies. The financial problems are fixed. Even Bernanke is looking for historical analysis of his efforts as Yellen arrives and the Fed shifts gears. Kiplinger’s employment/unemployment analysis shows an advancing …

How To Reduce Stress And Increase Internal Collaboration In The Workplace

Life is full of demands, deadlines, and hustle. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But when one exists in the constant state of emergency, one’s mental and physical health pay the price. And it’s not only harmful to individuals, but businesses as well. The World Health Organization estimates …

Get That Job! Nine Ways To Interview With Confidence

We are born with complete confidence. My best proof is my 10-month-old daughter. Her walk is shaky, she constantly falls down and she can’t really communicate. Still, she never thinks twice about getting up again to try and navigate across a room and interact with others.<p>She is not special in these …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

China and Russia Aren't the Only Major Countries Repressing Journalism

Beijing and Moscow's media crackdown has deflected attention away from Washington's own shoddy treatment of journalists.<p>While much of the recent attention focused on journalism has been about how to make this venerable trade financially viable in the digital age, as 2013 draws to a close, news …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'<p>Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the …

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Want to Understand How China is Doing? Don't Look at GDP

Why the classic benchmark statistic is unsuitable to describing the world's second-largest economy.<p>The death of the eight-percent benchmark does however give us an opportunity to re-examine GDP and the assumption that, if China achieved a certain percentage, the Communist Party was succeeding. …

What Should I Do Next With My Life? New Ways To Define Success

<b>The following post was published on the</b><b>Knowledge@Wharton website</b> <b>on September 24, 2013.</b><p><i>Wharton professor G. Richard Shell‘s new book,</i> Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success<i>, encourages readers to embrace major transitions in life, from college to a first job, from one career to the</i> …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Reporter Had To Decide If Snowden Leaks Were 'The Real Thing'

Since the beginning of June, Barton Gellman has been reporting on classified intelligence documents given to him by Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor. As a result of the Snowden leaks, Gellman and reporter Laura Poitras broke the story of the PRISM program, which mines …