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Achieve Financial Freedom By Becoming Mindful About Your Money

Most people are unconscious when it comes to their money. For instance, do you know your net worth? Do you know how much money you have in savings? …

38 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes...Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." -Mother Teresa<p>2. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, …

The Top 10 AI And Machine Learning Use Cases Everyone Should Know About

Machine learning is a buzzword in the technology world right now, and for good reason: It represents a major step forward in how computers can learn.<p>Very basically, a machine learning algorithm is given a “teaching set” of data, then asked to use that data to answer a question. For example, you …

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The Top 7 Expenses Startups Waste Their Money On

Want to ensure your startup makes it through year one? Don't waste money on these seven things.<p>It's no secret that entrepreneurs make a lot of mistakes. I've made my fair share that have yielded less-than-desirable results. Those mistakes aren't always bad and it's contributed to my growth as an …

In Memoriam: Scott Sederstrom

If you read POWDER 25 years ago, you probably remember this photo from the October ’90 issue. A skier tucked up tight, hanging in the air in perfect …

12 things truly confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident people always have the upper hand over the doubtful and the skittish because they inspire others and they make …

Skiing in Bardonecchia: Is this Italy's most underrated resort?

“This is busy for Bardonecchia,” our guide Paolo informs us. We are standing at the top of a nigh-on empty piste, flush with fresh snow, the only people in sight a couple of lone skiers snaking their way below us. Busy? We cruise down, picking up speed and enjoying the freedom to turn wherever we …

Caught a Chill? Five Luxuriously Warm Winter Getaways

Though the dog days of winter may well be almost fully upon us, a slew of new properties and hotels in veritable hotspots around the globe have either recently debuted or will soon be opening to help chase away the winter blues. Here are but five of the more luxurious options set to heat up winter …

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Bulgarian Riviera: best beaches of the Black Sea coast

Skimpy swimwear: check. Sunblock, good book, readiness to swill umbrella-spiked cocktails: check. Ridiculous sums of money to enjoy a spectacular European seaside holiday: not if you’re in Bulgaria. Home to almost 400km of sensational Black Sea coastline, the Bulgarian Riviera is lined with …

The Best Teams Hold Themselves Accountable

Want to create a high performance team? Want to limit the amount of time you spend settling squabbles between team members? It turns out those two issues are closely related: Our research shows that on top performing teams peers immediately and respectfully confront one another when problems arise. …

It’s Time to Re-Imagine Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

Any journalist who has spent time in or near the tech industry knows about, and looks forward to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends Report. It houses a ridiculous volume of data about where the tech industry (and thus, the economy) is pointed. The clumsy slides overflowing with bullet points, …

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …

An API invasion in streaming music has Pandora hoping better data trumps bigger data

Life is probably going to get a lot harder for streaming music pioneer Pandora.<p>Already under fire from Spotify Radio, iTunes Radio and Google Play …

Software Is Reorganizing the World

For the first time in memory, adults in the United States under age forty are now expected to be poorer than their parents. This is the kind of grim …

“I have this disease”: Feynman on curiosity and the wonders of life

This is about as good a statement of what motivates scientists as I’ve ever heard. It’s by Feynman, of course, but, unlike some science popularizers …

How to Ski When You're 100

After skiing for more than 75 years, Elsa Bailey still gets after it. And those people who hang up their boards when they get older and a little …

The Graduation Advice We Wish We’d Been Given

<i>In this time of hope and decorative mortarboards, we reached out to some of our favorite writers, asking them: What do graduates really need to know about the world of work? Their answers are below.</i><p><b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> <br>Associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University …