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Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

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How Yoga Became A $27 Billion Industry -- And Reinvented American Spirituality

In 1971, Sat Jivan Singh Khalsa moved to New York to open a yoga studio. A lawyer moonlighting as a Kundalini yoga teacher, he set up shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, opening a school to share the teachings of the spiritual leader Yogi Bhajan. At that time, there were only two other yoga studios in …

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Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Hilton's IPO and the future of the Hilton empire

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Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial

Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a single unit of which last week reached the price of $1,000 for the first time ever last week. Mt. …

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

Work until 70? Why old dogs must learn new tricks

The Grattan Institute this week published a report which confronted the problem of the ageing population and also revealed how big a political issue it has become.<p>Despite the report also suggesting the GST be broadened to include food and education, overwhelmingly the media attention focused on the …

Brazil GDP: surprise!

Print this page<p>Brazil’s government sure knows how to keep investors on their toes. In an interview with Spain’s El País newspaper, President Dilma …

Why do most Chinese dislike their jobs?

<b>Judging by the survey data, many Chinese workplaces are black holes of misery and despair.</b><p>Only 6% of Chinese employees said they are "engaged" in their jobs, according to a global Gallup survey released this month. China's numbers equal the numbers out of war-weary Iraq.<p>Workers across all income …

How Shopping Malls Are Adapting In An Online World

Traditional shopping malls took a big hit after the economic collapse. Problems at big retailers Sears and J.C. Penney — two of the biggest mall tenants — could signal even more troubles.<p>But malls are trying to adapt. As online shopping grows, things are getting more and more competitive out in the …

Profiting off your student debt misery?: America’s little-discussed conflict-of-interest

How a raft of federally backed student loans could affect the government’s bottom line — and motivate new policies<p>Earlier this month, the Department of Education rolled out two major initiatives designed to help the millions of young Americans who have defaulted on their student loan debts, and …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

The Top 10 Mistakes 20-Somethings Make Regarding Real Estate

You probably think I'm just a bit crazy for including the phrase "20-something" and "real estate" in the same title.<p>Okay, maybe you have a point. At this point in life, many 20-somethings are more interested in when the next game of Call of Duty will start than the best way to start building their …

McDonald's: Three Strategies To Reignite Sales Growth

“The menu you love, plus so much more,” goes the commercial in McDonald’s site. But judging from the company’s sales in recent years, consumers do not seem to express that love by heading to McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD). And Wall Street has taken noticed, with company’s stock lagging behind major equity …

The 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Of 2013

Men and women who, by virtue of their chutzpah and determination, built new companies, saved them from the brink of extinction, or forged new paths for others to follow.<p>To celebrate their creativity and bold innovation, we rounded up the business leaders who were major game-changers in tech, …

Bold Boeing workers refuse to screw over next generation

By rejecting a contract that amounted to corporate extortion, employees have taken a stand for the middle class<p>In a remarkable act of courage and solidarity with the next generation, last week Boeing workers in Seattle soundly rejected corporate extortion, by voting down a contract which traded job …

Why Isn't Bitcoin Interesting To Leading Economists?

<i>Answer by Erik Madsen, economics PhD student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, on Quora,</i><p>I’ve fielded variants of this question from non-economists many times. I always respond with the same question: <b>What does Bitcoin have to teach us about the economy?</b><p>From a practitioner’s point of view,</b> …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Why Apple Hasn’t Managed to Kill Pandora Yet

Pandora remains the king of Internet radio for now. The online music service’s position atop the sector has been in question ever since Apple …