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3 things that everyone can learn from Jeff Bezos and Amazon about incredibly smart decision-making

In the early 1990s, Jeff Bezos noticed something strange.<p>He was nearing 30, and it was at the dawn of the internet revolution. The web was nowhere near what it is today, but the thing that caught Bezos' attention was that usage was picking up at a rate of 2,300% a year.<p>Not wanting to miss out, he …

What It's Like to Learn You're Going to Die

Palliative-care doctors explain the “existential slap” that many people face at the end.<p>Nessa Coyle calls it “the existential slap”—that moment when a dying person first comprehends, on a gut level, that death is close. For many, the realization comes suddenly: “The usual habit of allowing thoughts …

Breast Cancer

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Everything You Need to Know About the Winter Solstice

From astronomy to religion, the year's shortest day brings enduring mysteries.<p>The Northern Hemisphere's procession of dwindling days is about to reach its nadir. The winter solstice is the year's shortest day, but the start of winter also launches the sun's steady climb towards the long, warm days …

Archaeology

Technology Alone Is Not The Answer In Healthcare

“A technology only solution isn’t going to get us anywhere,” says Shelly Saxena.<p>He’s referring to the growing number of social enterprises and development initiatives that use mobile phones and telemedicine to deliver healthcare in India.<p>“Whether you’re poor, middle class, or wealthy, you want to …

5 Simple Ways to Give Yourself Amazing Confidence | Inc.com

How much do you believe in yourself? For most of the answer is: not enough. Instead of looking proudly at our accomplishments, we focus on the things we haven't yet done, and on the mistakes we've made. No wonder we find it hard to pitch big clients and investors, sell ourselves as the best, or …

The Brain

Why Exercise Is The Key To Work-Life Balance

Getting enough exercise doesn’t just make your butt look good; it also can save it in the office or at home.<p>Maybe you should be asking your boss for midday workouts.<p>Interesting research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that exercise isn’t a selfish indulgence (how dare you care about …

The Highest Paying, Fastest Growing Jobs (Guess Which Business Gigs Pay Most)

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with its annual occupational handbook, and the nation’s top paying and fastest growing jobs may surprise you.<p>This year’s handbook details some 580 occupations with job descriptions, required education and training, wages and future growth potential; …

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs

While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old tune, “Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” female entrepreneurs have something to rejoice about.<p>The number of $10-million-plus women-owned firms increased by 57% — a growth rate nearly 50% more than …

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What to wear at interview

What to wear to an interview is one of the most frequently asked questions, even by senior people. Recruiters explain what is meant by 'smart/ casual', when you really shouldn't wear a suit and for ladies, beware of low-cut tops that 'flash too much flesh'.<p>Wearing a suit at <b>interview</b> isn't always …

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Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It Should Include

Earlier this month I uncovered seven little-known facts about the job search process. I reported that 80% of job openings are never advertised; the average number of people who apply for any given job is 118; and only 20% of applicants ever get an interview, among other things—and today I …

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These are the 10 qualities that matter if you want to be a super achiever: http://bit.ly/114Dg2E No matter how diverse their goals or crafts, these super-achievers shared many of the same habits. How can you follow in their footsteps? These are the 10 qualities that will set you apart.