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Who Rules The World?

From the Hellfire Club to the Illuminati, from the Freemasons to the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon (i.e., Knights Templar) – to that list add the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission, and you develop a persistent delusion (yes, a delusion, or maybe fantasy or …

There's Room For Optimism If Marketers Can Get Over 'The Lehman Effect'

The spectacular collapse of Lehman Bros. in 2008, and the chain reaction on Wall Street almost destroyed the world. Literally. It certainly destroyed the marketing world as we know it by changing the make-up of companies and diminishing their appetite for risk taking, once a part and parcel of …

How To Stay Motivated And Accomplish Anything

Sustaining motivation can be tough under the best of circumstances. So how can you stay motivated when your to-do list runs to four pages, you just got another rejection letter, your adult child announced his plans to move back home, the car and washing machine went on the fritz at the same time …

Fallout Over Nuclear Energy Debacle Underway

It’s not a bombshell. But it is the fallout from the retirement of two nuclear units dotting Southern California’s coastline. Southern California Edison has just filed a so-called Notice of Dispute on its former vendor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.<p>It is the first step toward gaining a settlement in …

9 Ways to Make Yourself Easy to Work With

<b>1.</b> <b>Make a Connection</b> <br>Being a great person to work with requires curiosity – yours. “The better you know your colleagues or clients and their needs, motivations and goals, the better able you are to work with them,” explains customer loyalty expert, Cindy Solomon.<p><b>2. Say Yes</b> <br>You never want to be known …

The Markets' Worst Kept Secret

Here’s what your stockbroker and the media aren’t telling you: the world is more indebted now than it was at the height of the financial bubble in 2007. That’s right. Despite the extraordinary government intervention of the past six years. Despite continuing optimism of a recovery. Despite the …

4 Ways To Build Your 'Executive Presence'

The “it” factor: As a women entrepreneur with big plans for growth, you’ve got to have “it” — Executive Presence, that is. Your company’s upward trajectory can be stopped in its tracks if you don’t look, sound, and act like an Executive (yes, with a capital E).<p>People judge a company by its leader. …

'Organic' One Of The Most Confusing Labels, Report Says

Labels, labels everywhere. But what do they mean?<p>The label “organic” is one of the most confusing for consumers, says a new report by the Natural Foods Merchandiser.<p>The group’s 2013 Market Overview found a 12 percent increase in sales of organic products (including non-food items such as bedding), …

Keeping Internal Auditors Up to the Challenge

If the scope of your job were to widen dramatically tomorrow, would you be prepared? A recent study by Forbes Insights, in association with EY, “Matching Internal Audit Talent to Organizational Needs,” explores the ever-evolving role of Internal Audit, the group tasked with providing internal …

Meet EyeEm, Instagram's Chic Cousin

All it takes is one clique of kids to make you cool. For Berlin-based photo-sharing app EyeEm, it was a group of high school and college students in Texas who adopted the app in February, spreading its popularity on Twitter. Now EyeEm is gaining a million new users a month, today announcing it …

The Five Highest Base Salaries In CEO America

There’s been a lot of publicity lately for CEOs earning $1 in base salary – the likes of Larry Ellison at Oracle, John Mackey at Whole Foods and Meg Whitman at Hewlett-Packard, though it is only John Mackey who is restrained elsewhere in his package, the others can earn millions in stock and …

Biggest Fib Of The Year: China GDP Grows 7.5% In Q2

Monday morning, Beijing’s National Bureau of Statistics announced that gross domestic product in the second calendar quarter increased 7.5% from the same period last year, hitting median estimates squarely on the nose.<p>The announcement confirms China’s growth is slowing but does not fully capture …

Will we ever... create a black hole in the laboratory?

Fears that the Large Hadron Collider could create a black hole that destroy the world may be unfounded, but if we really wanted to make one, could we actually do it, asks Matthew Francis.<p>Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations in 2008, a small but noisy group of people were in …

Physics

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

3 Ways To Most Effectively Communicate Your Personal Brand

Personal branding is a popular topic in the workplace. Interest is at an all-time high as people struggle to define their personal brand and live it in ways that come most naturally to them. When you know yourself and your natural tendencies as a leader, it’s much easier to communicate your …

How to Be Happy at Work

When I was fourteen, I wanted to be a doctor. Full of angst and contemplating the meaning of life, the only purposeful job I could think of was one that would keep life going. However, when my sister skinned her knee, I nearly passed out at the sight of blood. What if that happened when I was …

Shades Of Gray: Just Because You Believe It-Doesn't Make It True

No, I am not referred to the uber popular book that had many in various stages of quiver. I am referring to how the decisions we make based on what we read or hear. Our brain is very much in love with the single answer approach-something is right or it is wrong, period. The sense of assuredness …

Women Need More Than Confidence To Succeed, They Need Ambition

Women, by many accounts, have all the makings to be on top. More than 70 percent of high school valedictorians in 2012 were women. For decades, more female students than male students have graduated from college. Afterwards, more of them than their male counterparts—some 53 versus 47 percent—claim …

International Students Are 70% Of EE Grad Students In U.S.

International students play an important role at U.S. universities and in the country as a whole, yet they are rarely discussed in the immigration debate. I recently gathered and analyzed data from the National Science Foundation on the number and percentage of international students by field and …

Why The Edward Snowden Story Is Such A Psychologically Compelling Mess

The Edward Snowden story is not going away any time soon, and not just because he remains a stateless soul lost in terminal limbo. What makes the Snowden story so culturally sticky are the enduring complications and conflicts that come from mixing a big data mindset with privacy rights. Plus, by …

40 Things To Say Before You Die

Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.<p>They’re just short sentences with big meaning.<p>I hope they get you talking.<p><b>40</b> <b><br>“I wonder.”</b><p>Give yourself time to think so the time you spend doing things will be better …

If You Want To Nail An Email Introduction To A Busy Person, Here's How

<i>By Chris Fralic, Partner at First Round Capital in New York.</i> <i>This is an updated and revised version of this post.</i><p>I’ve sent a total of more than 81,000 e-mails since 2007— and that’s not even counting my personal e-mail. Over that time, I’ve found that roughly 20% of my e-mails involve the word …

From Dove To Hawk And Back To Dove; Bernanke Moves Markets

Question: How do you make stocks and bonds rise in price at the same time and increase the wealth of the investor class?<p>Answer: You declare your intent to buy $85 billion of bonds and mortgages every month for a considerably extended period as a way to maintain the lowest rates of interest in …

Make Moments Of Clarity Turning Points For Your Life

We’ve all had it happen. Some major shift happens in life, maybe someone dies or becomes ill, you lose a job or you get a divorce. Alternatively, the event could be something positive like the first day of your dream job. Either way, it completely alters your perspective on life for a moment.<p>The …

The Secret To Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids — And Everything

My cousin's husband gets 36 vacation days per year, not including holidays. If he wants, he can leave his job for a brief hiatus and come back to a guaranteed position months later.<p>Tuition at his daughter's university is free, though she took out a small loan for living expenses. Its interest rate …

Income Inequality

14 Of The Most Interesting Facts Ever

Already a site designed to surface interesting stuff, Reddit took it to the next level with a recent thread specifically asking for the most interesting/weird facts that people know.<p>We've pulled out the best responses, with links to the Redditor who found each fact:<p>There are more possible …

6 Steps to See Yourself More Clearly

I have the most fabulous conversations when I'm alone. Driving, exercising, flossing my teeth, I offer opinions and advice that would change the …

Self-help