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10 traits that will make you a successful leader, according to Google's internal research

• <b>Google identified the most valued behaviors and characteristics of its leading managers.</b>• <b><br>Successful leaders at Google make time for individual team-members and create inclusivity, while empowering the team as a whole.</b>• <b><br>It is also important that managers are results-oriented, strategic, and can make</b> …

Employment

9 Difficult Decisions the Happiest People Always Get Right

While every decision you make may not work out perfectly, you'll still be glad you made those choices.<p>To a great extent happiness is a decision. Roughly half of your happiness "set point" is totally within your control--which means being much happier is definitely something you can control.<p>One way …

Overcoming Fear, Managing Failure And Developing A Success Mindset

Fear is one of those things we’ve all experienced at some point. In times of physical danger, fear can literally save our lives. It triggers the most primitive part of our brain, the part responsible for alerting and protecting us from danger. Fear helps to keep us safe and alive. However, there …

Motivation

7 productive habits you can pick up without much effort

But I'd guess that those brief spurts tend to turn into hours of mindless social media stalking and "Which character are you most like?" quizzes. And that can really make your head spin.<p>I'm not going to tell you to drop your shenanigans completely, because that's not realistic. But how about we …

6 Mind-Bending Tests That Will Challenge & Trick Your Brain

Here's a challenge for you, make it through the length of this article without being fooled and we'll give you a gold star and a round of applause. …

The geek shall inherit the earth: The age of developer-defined infrastructure

If “software is eating the world,” then the meal will be prepared by developers.<p>Over the past several years, there have been articles about the primacy of software engineers. This reality is supported by the fact that technical majors are making more money coming out of college than their …

One company is trying to sell a smartwatch that powers phones, tablets, TVs, and more

In the middle of it all is a wrap-around, water-resistant smartwatch called "the hub," which has a 2.4-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 3G/LTE modem that works with nano-SIM cards, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. Joining it are a "pocket screen" and "tab screen," which expand the screen on the hub …

Scientists might have just come up with a cure for aging

A new class of drugs has been identified that slow the ageing process in mice, alleviating symptoms of frailty and extending a healthy lifespan.<p>If …

Medicine

David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance

“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.”<p>The equilibrium between productivity and presence is one of the hardest things to master in life, and one of the most important. We, both …

I'm Flying Lucky: Google Flights Will Help You Buy Plane Tickets

"Okay Google, where should I go on vacation?"<p>Kayak, Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire—our collective need to feel like we're not getting screwed over on airfare supports a small industry of companies promising to scour the airlines and deliver to us the best data and lowest prices. Now you can …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

So What Is an Entrepreneur, Anyway?

The word 'entrepreneur' means different things to different people. Here are some of their thoughts.<p>A few weeks ago, I read a great piece by Phil Friedman on what he learned about entrepreneurship through his experiences with Andrew J. Mckelvey, founding chairman and former CEO of Monster.com. …

What I'd Do Differently If I Was Learning To Code Today

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I’ve been learning to build iOS apps in Objective-C for the past few months and I’m finally starting to really get my head around it. It’s been a lot harder and taken a lot longer than I expected.<p>I often get stuck, get frustrated, and spend many more …

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

Google launches new anti-DDoS service called 'Project Shield'

Google has announced a new suite of tools for activists and non-profits at their Ideas conference in New York today, including tools for evading web censorship and oppressive regimes. The biggest focus has been on DDoS attacks, a kind of brute-force action that can easily take down a small site …

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Labor Day Dreaming: Week in Review

This week, we gave you an excuse to daydream—with Labor Day around the corner (and all the deals that come with it) there’s no reason not to. We …

Get Paid To Travel With These Stellar Real-Life Jobs

Ahh, what the world would be if we Americans were paid to vacation... but alas, we're not.<p>Live as close to the dream as possible with one of these travel-heavy jobs.<p><b>Wildlife Photographer</b><p>Once you’ve mastered the camera, you might find a gig taking pictures of penguins playing in Antarctica or …

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Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

10 Important Life Lessons You Learn From Living Abroad

[section]A lot of people philosophize about the Peter Pan appeal of traveling—about regression to a childlike state of wonder and freedom. We can all …

Relationship Advice: The Male Perspective

We've got the answers—straight from the WH Guy Next Door—to your common sex, love, and dating questions

Relationships

Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

The pesky bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), best known for causing staph infections such as MRSA, ranges dramatically in form. In fact, recent studies indicate that S. aureus performs an efficient little microevolution to adapt to its host, so that it can evade the immune system and even …

The Powerful 'Open Data for Africa' Platform Fully Rolled Out

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it has completed the last phase of deploying its Open Data for Africa platform across the continent following deployments in Benin, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Kenya, São …