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How To Make Objective Decisions When You're Emotionally Invested

Objectivity is one of those traits we all like to think we have. After all, the best course of action in any given situation is to consider the facts …

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism

When faced with unwanted weight, it's easy to place the blame on your metabolism.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get …

Tell Your Team What Customers Should Say About Them

How do you get employees to behave in ways that differentiate your brand to the people that matter most to your business: customer prospects, clients, partners, colleagues, and recruits?<p>Too many companies are still trying to create thick manuals that lay out every possible scenario and a …

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it? I dug into our archives for our best, research- and experience-based advice on what to do, and what to avoid.<p>Never, ever, ever feed someone a …

Roast Pork with Summer Vegetables

Prepare the pork: Put coriander, fennel, and cumin in an 8" skillet over medium heat and cook, swirling pan occasionally, until seeds are toasted, …

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Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Why Sales Organizations Fail

What prevents a sales organization from achieving success? After studying hundreds of sales organizations, I have found the answer to this question is directly related to the challenges associated with their development stage.<p>Every sales organization can be classified based upon whether it is in a …

Non-Awkward Ways To Start And End Networking Conversations

When I first started attending networking events, I was terrified to approach large groups of strangers. I watched some of my peers dive into these situations with ease, and wondered how on earth they made it look so natural. Meanwhile, I found myself sitting awkwardly alone, clutching a cocktail, …

France plans law to restore GMO crop ban

PARIS (Reuters) - France has launched a move to restore a ban on genetically modified (GMO) maize annulled by its top court to prevent sowings this spring that could raise public outcry in a country strongly opposed to GMO crops.<p>A Senator of the ruling Socialist party submitted a draft law on …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Why You Should Make Your First Price Offer Very Specific

It’s well known that you get an advantage by making the first move in a price negotiation: If you’re the seller, for example, and you offer a price before the buyer does, a higher quote from you will lead to a significantly higher agreement price. But you can increase that advantage by stating your …

Guy Kawasaki: 10 Tips for a Huge Social Media Following

The best time to start promoting your product on social media? Yesterday. Author Guy Kawasaki breaks down how to succeed on social media.<p>"Never trust a social media expert who has fewer followers than you!" declared Guy Kawasaki in a recent HubSpot webinar. By that standard, you should value his …

Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age

In 1981, Peter Drucker delivered a lecture at New York University titled “Managing the Increasing Complexity of Large Organizations.” Drawing on lessons from the auto industry, banking and beyond, he offered provocative prescriptions for coping in a world in which “the real challenge is to decide …

Business Plans and Other Works of Fiction

The purpose of a business, Peter Drucker famously said, is to create a customer. Yet, rather than creating customers, many innovators create a fantastical piece of what you might call Microsoft fiction.<p>This hit home for me during a recent client project. I was working with a team that had been …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

A New Way to Look at Your Competitors

Launching a truly unique product or service? You need a different way to analyze your competition.<p>Every start-up I see invariably puts up a competitive analysis slide that plots performance on a X/Y graph with their company in the top right.<p>The slide is a holdover from when existing companies …

Brutal Forrester Report Tells Advertisers, 'Don’t Dedicate A Paid Ad Budget For Facebook'

Forrester, the respected market research group, has just published a brutal report on Facebook based on a survey of 395 marketing executives. The conclusion: "Facebook creates less business value than any other digital marketing opportunity ... [so] ... Don't dedicate a paid ad budget for Facebook."<p>…

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

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Launching a hardware startup? 3 lessons that will save you

“Starting a venture is hard — actually, if people knew how hard, they wouldn’t do it — but starting a hardware venture is three times as hard,” said angel investor and Txtr CEO Christophe Maire at the second Hardware Berlin event held at The WYE.<p>The audience of founders, engineers and makers …

Square adds 'market item embedding' to make super-simple mini stores everywhere

Mobile payments company Square is making selling products online as simple as embedding a YouTube video in your blog.<p>The company unveiled the Square Market — an online storefront for small businesses — two months ago. Now it’s adding “market item embedding” to allow everyone to embed items for sale …

Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …

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