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This Elon Musk Email to Tesla Employees Is a Powerful Lesson in Authentic, Heartfelt Leadership

When times get tough, great leaders don't just protect -- they connect.<p>Elon Musk is one of the world's most popular entrepreneurs. As the guiding force behind Tesla, SpaceX, and OpenAI -- not to mention helping to found PayPal -- he tackles some of the biggest challenges.<p>That includes some of the …

3 Bad Mistakes Even Good Parents Make

Good intentions aren't enough to put your kid on the path to success. You also need knowledge.<p>There are plenty of bad parents out there, but if you're reading this article, you're probably not one of them. Truly bad parents don't show much of an interest in articles about scientifically validated …

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Swim

<i>“I’ve always been fortunate in that I’ve been able to put myself in my own zone and relax. It comes naturally. I’m lucky to be that way” – Michael</i> …

Bill Gates Shares His Best Advice for Students

Here are some of the best nuggets of wisdom from the Microsoft founder.<p>As a Harvard dropout, Bill Gates wasn't exactly a model student.<p>But as the second-richest person on Earth -- and someone who is heavily involved in efforts to alleviate poverty and health burdens for billions of people -- he …

The Top 5 REITs For 2018

REITs will continue to be popular investments for income next year, with dividend yields well above the S&P 500 average.<p>Rather than chasing extreme …

8 Things a Parent Should Never Say to Their Child

Threatening violence or the loss of love might seem like obvious no-nos, but there are more subtle phrases just as damaging.<p>By<p>Dec 01 2017, 4:16 PM<p>In …

Psychology

The Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

It’s a universal, and undeniable fact that water is a basic need for human life. The average person needs to consume half a gallon (or 2 liters) of water daily to stay healthy. Yet many across the world don’t even have access to clean drinking water.<p>According to the World Health Organization (WHO) …

New Delhi

Why even the best money advice can be terrible for you

Discussing economic class is tricky in America, but the working and middle classes face vastly different financial challenges than upper-income families, and the gaps are growing wider. Good money advice for high earners could be lousy for low earners, and vice versa.<p>For example, certified …

Personal Finance

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

<i>Why did it take us so long to realise sugar, not fat, was the enemy? In a move that would make most big pharma companies proud, new research</i> …

Diabetes

Combining Solar Panels With Agriculture Makes Land More Productive

<b>Published on</b> November 24th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 24th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Solar panels are wonderful things, but they do take up a lot of …

Clean Energy

50 Company Stocks to Watch in 2018

Figures were compiled or calculated by Bloomberg’s Global Data division from the most recent company and/or broker reports as of Sept. 15 unless …

Investing

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Travel

The Dow Jones and Warren Buffett

It is hard to decide which segment of Warren Buffett’s appearance at the Forbes 100 Party was the highlight:<p>A) Was it his duet with Stevie Wonder? …

A rising star on Wall Street says the 2 things that will make you a success have nothing to do with money or smarts

Ghomeshi, the firm's head of investment grade trading in the US, began his career at RBC out of college.<p>He started in investment-grade credit, and after a year and a half he got his own trading book. Soon after, Ghomeshi was promoted to run the investment-grade trading book, normally the biggest …

Markets

Want to Change the World? Start Small for a Bigger Impact

There are things you can do today, no matter where you are.<p><i>What can I do today to make a difference in the world? 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 Jessica Shambora, Communications</b> …

David Foster Wallace
Renewable Energy

5 Reasons Your Kid Should Skip This Popular Diet

The low-carb, high-protein paleo diet seems super-healthy. But is it right for your children?<p>There are plenty of diets that, for me, fall under the category of "I wouldn't want to eat that way, but I'm happy if it works for you." The Paleo diet is at the top of the list. Based around the idea that …

Winning Swiss solar powered ‘Solar Decathlon’ home wants to feed, clean and protect you

Four Swiss universities came together to build the US Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon overall winner. Eleven teams competed over the course of two years to build a home taking into account modern global demands of “reliability, resilience, and security.”<p>The Swiss schools – École …

Clean Energy

College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse

A new solar-powered home that grows leafy greens indoors skips most of those steps. The home, created by a team of graduate students from the University of Maryland, features a wall that uses an agricultural technique called hydroponic farming. That means that produce grows in nutrient-rich water …

University of Maryland

Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Every boss in a hiring role should appreciate this simple yet profound advice from the former head of Apple.<p>Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell …

Leadership

20 Little Reality Checks That All Of Us Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

Should you try these 3 alternative investments?

<b>Whether you’re a novice at investing or have been day-trading your own stocks for years, you’ve probably heard about alternative investments. You</b> …

ABB Powers Up Largest Solar Power Plant In South America

<b>Published on</b> October 5th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>October 5th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>ABB is on the move. The Swedish company has recently expanded into …

Waste-generated biogas is turning homes into power plants

Sandra Sassow wants to talk about sticky subject of waste. Just the word, the umbrella term for our uneaten – or indeed, post-eaten – food carries …

Renewable Energy

Is a Solar Battery Right For My House?

If you're thinking about switching to solar, understanding your roof size and orientation will make sure you get the right set up. Obviously, you …

Micro-LED explained: The next-gen display technology

While OLED technology is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight, display innovators are already turning their attention to the next big technological shift – micro-LED. Major product companies, including Samsung, Apple, and Facebook’s Oculus, are already looking at this technology for future …

10 Terrible Trading Mistakes That Rookie Investors Keep Making

Retail investors who buy stocks to fund their retirement portfolio or to generate additional income often find themselves prey to trying to time the …

The founder of Khan Academy built the ultimate school for kids to work and play together — take a look inside

But Khan is also leading the charge on another learning revolution: flexible learning spaces.<p>Originally founded as an all-ages school in 2014 in Mountain View, California, Khan debuted for the 2017-2018 school year the brand new Khan Lab School for high school students. Designed and built by the …

Education Technology

9 Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Value Them

A great employee is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.<p>Employees who feel appreciated feel valued.<p>And when people feel valued, they're more likely to go above and beyond for the organization. They're quicker to hold themselves accountable for their part of a project. Most …

Employee Engagement