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How to Put the Right Amount of Pressure on Your Team

While the popular press talks of stress as a negative to be avoided, seasoned managers know better. If you’re trying to drum up new business, get a customer’s order out on time, or hit your numbers for the quarter, a little stress goes a long way. It’s even more important when you’re trying to …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

How the West (and the Rest) Got Rich

The Great Enrichment of the past two centuries has one primary source: the liberation of ordinary people to pursue their dreams of economic betterment<p>Why are we so rich? An American earns, on average, $130 a day, which puts the U.S. in the highest rank of the league table. China sits at $20 a day …

Socialism

Discovery-Driven Planning

Business lore is full of stories about smart companies that incur huge losses when they enter unknown territory—new alliances, new markets, new products, new technologies. The Walt Disney Company’s 1992 foray into Europe with its theme park had accumulated losses of more than $1 billion by 1994. …

E-commerce can ease social ills in China’s villages

<i>By Wesley Wu-Yi Koo and</i> <i>Lizhi Liu</i><p>Behind China’s impressive economic rise is the biggest human migration in history. By 2013, some 269m rural residents …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Zoology

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

Exercise Hormone May Offer Breast-Cancer Protection

Study Offers a Possible Link Between Physical Activity and Reduced Risk, Improved Survival Rates<p>By<p>Ann Lukits<p>A hormone released from muscles after vigorous exercise could help to treat or prevent breast cancer, says a study in the February issue of the International Journal of Cancer.<p>The hormone, …

Cancer

Driving one of the world's most remote highways

Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2,000 years. But few travellers make it there today.

15 Champagne Cocktails to Toast 2015 All Year Long

When it comes to Champagne, we’re torn. As much as we love the elegance of sipping on a glassful of the good stuff, we certainly appreciate when it’s supplemented with a splash of booze and fruit juice. This roundup of 15 fizzy cocktails will help you decide for yourself which presentation you …

Sex and the City

The Great Decoupling

The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising, but employment may not.<p><b>As machine learning advances</b> at …

Best of 2014: "The concern I'm raising is that machines will view us as an unpredictable and dangerous species." Artificial intelligence expert Louis Del Monte warns us about the future. Spoiler: machines are more intelligent than humans. http://wef.ch/1ttEWUB

全球 7 大咖啡店朝圣地 边旅游边解瘾

一个星期过了一半,来杯回魂咖啡吧!无论多有噱头,一家 Coffee Shop 的灵魂还是它的咖啡本身。如果你是重度咖啡成瘾者,又喜欢旅行,就绝不能错过以下 7 大咖啡店朝圣地 。<p>1. Heart Coffee Roasters 波特兰<p><b>将滚烫的浓缩咖啡倒入自制的椰子雪糕里,是这家店的招牌。</b><p>在这家咖啡馆 …

Paul Graham:如何在变化的世界里成为专家

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A climate change challenge for Bill Gates

Given the seriousness of the messages contained in last week’s report from the International Panel on Climate Change, one might expect some sense of …

The wildest side of Nairobi

Forget the Maasai Mara – it’s in the polluted, congested three million-strong capital where you really understand how wild Africa can be.<p>I had not expected to see a giraffe at the breakfast buffet. The 6m-tall herbivore had bent its elongated, spotted neck through the open conservatory-style …

Trekking in China, where dragons stand guard

Get a different perspective on Tiger Leaping Gorge by walking the 22km High Path, a two-day trek through remote Naxi hill farming terraces that is far removed from the tourist hordes.<p>For sheer dramatic natural beauty, Tiger Leaping Gorge in China’s Yunnan province takes some beating. Situated …

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

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Body-Language Tricks to Make Anyone Instantly Like You

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>There's no question that body language is important.<p>And according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture — and hold — anyone's attention without saying a word.<p>We've selected the best body-language techniques from the …

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Seas that glow like stars

A bizarre natural phenomenon lights up the water off these three beaches, making the sea shine with a surreal blue light.<p>As night falls on certain beaches around the world, the waves glow with an eerie blue light: tiny, neon dots that make it look as though stars are washing up on shore.<p>The surreal …

35+ Amazing Dining Room Ideas & Inspirations

After the success of our dining room design feature, we decided to follow up with some inspiration. The dining room is, by definition, a …

Bleu de Chauffe: 适合文人雅士的骚装备

来自法国的 Bleu de Chauffe 一向是 ChokStick 最推崇的手工皮革品牌之一。除了上好的皮革质料之外,还特别欣赏它那超老派,超守旧,超经典的复古设计。背上 Bleu de Chauffe 的包包,好像进入时光隧道,进入过去那个美好的工艺派文青年代。对于跟我们一样怀旧的伙伴来说,我 …

海底两万兆瓦:海洋蒸气机从科幻走向现实

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