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The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

New iPhone Will Likely Have Fingerprint Sensor

A year ago, Apple purchased AuthenTec, a fingerprint sensor maker. Is this the fruit of that acquisition? A folder full of code leaked from the beta 4 version of iOS 7 to 9to5Mac is the biggest clue yet to what riches the upcoming iPhone–though probably not this one–brings. Entitled BiometricKitUI, …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

8 Simple Ways To Get Happier At Work

Eye strain, iPhones, desk lamps, stomach cramps: Maximizing and minimizing these elements of your workday will help you get work done. But don’t just take it from us. Listen to Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, who clearly knows from mirth.<p><i>Happiness Project</i> author Gretchen Rubin recently …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Unlock Your Creative Genius: 4 Steps To Being Provocative With A Purpose

It’s time to abandon your fear of provocation. You can take risks, be bold, and be creative without sinking the ship–or your career. In fact, it’s what employers value most.<p>“Why?” is the question I never take for granted.<p>So when my 4-year-old daughter bombards me with the never-ending barrage of …

CyanogenMod Unleashes Its Own Camera App Called Focal

CyanogenMod, the popular Android firmware replacement installed on over 5.6 million devices, has announced a powerful new camera app to replace the …

An Entrepreneur Tells All: How To Make A Career Pivot

<i>This is a guest post from Elli Sharef, cofounder of HireArt, an employee marketplace that uses online challenge-based interviews to vet job applicants.</i><p>As a founder of the online hiring resource HireArt, where we vet hundreds of candidates each month for companies as varied as Cisco to JDate , I’ve …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Very Close Encounter with a Massive Minke Whale

Have you ever heard the phrase “too close for comfort”? Well this is perhaps an apt situation in which you might actually use that phrase. While sea …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …