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The Secret Sign that Shows if Someone is Unethical

There is an obvious sign - if you know what to look for<p>Contrary to popular opinion, I have found that most (like 99%) business people I have known over the course of my career are exceptionally ethical and moral--they always strive to do the right thing.<p>Why there are always exceptions to every …

businesspeople

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to …

Happiness

This Utah group just proved that net zero energy buildings don’t have to be more expensive

SALT LAKE CITY — Skeptics have dismissed net-zero energy buildings — buildings which create the same amount of renewable energy they use — as …

Green Living

Investors Demand Nestle, Pepsi and Others Cut Plastic Use

A group of 25 investors managing more than $1 trillion in assets are demanding that Nestle SA, PepsiCo Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. and Unilever NV …

Sustainability

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Happiness

This 6-word sentence will give you complete freedom and high performance

The worst possible advice is to “lower your expectations.”<p>Instead, it is far more powerful to:<p><b>“Expect everything and attach to nothing.” — Carrie</b> …

Self-improvement

4 Useless Negative Emotions That You Should Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy and Successful

Not giving in to these feelings can make all the difference.<p>Sometimes the emotions and bad mental habits that you set aside have more to do with your success than the things you do. At least, that's how it was for my stepfather, one of the great role models of my life.<p>William Allen Brobston passed …

Great Depression

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Emotional Intelligence

How to design a lucky life for yourself

In 1993, Joan Ginther won a $5.4 million Texas Lotto jackpot. And this was just the start.<p>More than a decade later, Ginther walked home with another …

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Leadership

9 signs you’re successful even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren’t yet living up to …

Self-improvement

How Ahmedabad-based Arvind Ltd is solving the water crisis in India, one pair of jeans at a time

<i>Listed denim fabric giant Arvind Ltd is creating sustainable, 'green jeans' in order to reduce use of water and other resources, thus elevating the</i> …

Should You Prioritize Paying Off Debt or Saving for a Rainy Day?

A new class of college graduates means millions of young people are entering the workforce for the first time. But between building your emergency …

UNStudio designs cocoon-like pavilion made of 100% recyclable materials

If you’ve ever dreamed of cocooning yourself in nature, this woven prefabricated pavilion may be right up your alley. Dutch architect Ben van Berkel …

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

worldclass

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Public Speaking

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Adidas reveals Manchester United kit made from ocean plastic

Adidas has continued its collaboration with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans by creating a Manchester United Football Club kit from …

Sustainability and the board: What do directors need to know in 2018?

Deloitte sees sustainability securing more time at and in between board meetings, in part because there is no single, standardized approach to …

7 Principles Of Transformative Urban Innovation

Making cities more sustainable is humanity’s most urgent task. Here’s how we can go about it.<p>By 2050, the proportion of the world population living in cities is expected to rise to somewhere approaching 75%, up from just over half today. Already, cities are responsible for 80% of global GDP–and …

Innovation

Mexican research facility El Humedal designed by TAAR to be completely self-sustaining

An environmental research centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, designed by Taller de Arquitectura de Alto Rendimiento, produces all of the resources it …

The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.<p>Every so often it’s helpful — and by helpful I also mean traumatic, so buyer beware — to pull the lens back and take a look at the big picture on climate change and what’s necessary to avert its worst consequences.<p>In the journal <i>Nature</i>, …

'Infinitely' recyclable polymer shows practical properties of plastics: Chemists make a major step toward waste-free, sustainable materials that could one day compete with conventional plastics

Chemists make a major step toward waste-free, sustainable materials that could one day compete with conventional plastics<p>The world fell in love with …

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

10 Stocks That Could Make You Money While Helping the Environment

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 12<p>The top stocks for environmental stewardship<p>Big things usually have small beginnings. That's certainly the case with wind …

How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream

The global wind turbine industry has transformed from a collection of small companies in Denmark to corporations pulling off enormous feats of engineering.

Five myths about recycling

<i>The writer is a senior writer and editor covering the environment at National Geographic.</i>From the kitchen table to the editorial pages, people have …

Long-Term Success Depends on Learning These 6 Lessons Early in Your Career

From doing what you love to seeking out mentors to continuous learning, the path to success has left many clues for you to follow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my career when I was 18 years old. I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. So, I went out and tried …