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Origami Artist Creates Stained Glass Art Out of Sugar and Watercolor

Artist Sipho Mabona is well known for his incredible origami works, like the life-size elephant sculpture he made from just one piece of paper. Recently, he used his background in origami to create stunning art pieces that resemble a modern day version of stained glass. Using a laser cutter, he cut …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Shares in Apple suppliers leap on record results

LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in European companies that supply parts to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) leapt on Wednesday after the tech giant reported the largest profit in corporate history, driven by record sales of iPhones and strong demand in China.<p>The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Why One CEO Thinks Everyone Should Hear This Career Advice When Starting Out

Don't<i>.</i><p><b>"Get out of your comfort zone,"</b> says Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, in a recent LinkedIn post. "Don't put constraints on yourself because you want to be perfect. Just get out there."<p>When beginning her own career, Hewson let little insecurities take a big hold of her life. Negative …

Introducing Hope Little

Today we are introducing young and talented designer named Hope Little currently living in Montreal, QC, Canada. After completing her education from …

The No. 1 Mistake People I Interview Are Making These Days

Lately, the majority of people I interview have one thing in common.<p>They're all messing up on something that I think is very important when trying to get a job: the thank-you email<i>.</i><p>Whether we spent 30 minutes meeting in the offices, we Skyped because you're abroad for your junior spring semester, …

A Guy Who Led Monetization At Facebook Thinks Pinterest Will Smoke His Former Company And Google

Kendall, who's come to know both companies' products and their advertising appeal well, believes Pinterest is uniquely positioned to zoom past Twitter, Google and Facebook in terms of revenue. He tells Forbes that Pinterest has the "biggest business opportunity in the last 10 to 20 years for an …

13 Things Samsung's New Galaxy Note 4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

It's the best phone Samsung has ever made, and easily one of the best phones you can buy.<p>The Note 4 is also packed with a lot of extras and features that the iPhone doesn't have.

Gear & Gadgets

Why More Entrepreneurs Than Ever Are Going To Business School

In the HBO series "Silicon Valley," for example, business school grad Jared completely lacks personality and serves as the caregiver of the quirky entrepreneurs, who initially have no idea how to draw up a business plan.<p>The idea of foregoing a formal education to pursue an entrepreneurial venture …

14 Tricks To Improve Your Decision Making

However, that's rarely all we need to make a good decision, because we end up missing important facts outside of our immediate view.<p>In their book, the Heath brothers share the "four villains of decision making," which often mislead us in our choices:<p><b>Narrow framing</b> causes you to focus so much on …

7 Foods That Could Help Lower Your Stress Levels

That's normal. According to a recent survey by the Harvard School of Public Health, NPR, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 39% of people say they eat more when they're stressed out. Another 44% say they eat less when stressed, which is a bad idea because your body won't be able to function or …

12 Pieces Of Valuable Life Advice From The Greatest Commencement Speeches Of All Time

Inspired by recent round ups by NPR and Brain Pickings of great commencement speeches, we've highlighted our all-time favorites and the timeless advice they offer.<p>These speeches touch on dealing with failure, adapting to change, and the importance of self-discovery. Read on to see the powerful life …

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

4 Things Every College Student Needs To Know After Graduating

Shutterstock <i>This post is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group.</i><p>Sure, a college degree is just a piece of paper. But after all of that hard work you've put in to getting an education, few things are more exciting than graduating.<p>Trouble is, your hardest test is yet to come: That's when you find out …

Why Eating During A Negotiation Can Help You Win

That's because when people eat during competitive negotiations, they find better deals, according to a forthcoming study from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.<p>"When you have a competitive negotiation, the added presence of food makes folks uncertain about how to behave," Stanford professor …

The Future Of Mobile Advertising Will Be Shaped By Two Trends

<i>The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.</i><p>Don Draper and his Mad Men would’ve looked at today’s technology and gawked.<p>“You mean I can reach anybody and …

3 Ways To Get Promoted Quickly

Get in line.<p>"Everybody wants to get on in life and improve their career prospects, but the reality is that promotions are not easy to come by," says serial entrepreneur James Caan in his recent LinkedIn post.<p>Here are three ways to get promoted quickly:<p><b>Be a problem-solver.</b> Professionals often fail …

The 'Gas Or Brake Method' Could Help You Make Better Money Choices

The "Gas or Brake Method," recently coined by Lifehacker, is a simple way of aligning your daily choices with your long-term goals.<p>The concept was originally outlined on financial blog Early Retirement Extreme and compares handling your money to driving to a destination. Making financial choices, …

The Three Biggest Mobile Trends Right Now

Simon Khalaf, CEO of Flurry Flurry <i>This post is sponsored by Flurry.</i><p>Six years into the mobile revolution, apps continue to dominate the mobile Web, now by a ratio of more than six to one in terms of time spent. Because smartphones and tablets are our most personal devices, they are a true reflection …

8 Power Poses That Will Make You More Successful At Work

Power posing: The act of taking a posture of confidence, even when you don't feel so confident, to make yourself more dominant.<p>Social psychologist Amy Cuddy struck a chord in the business world at TEDGlobal 2012 when she gave a talk about the scientific evidence behind power posing. Her research …

Body Language

Here’s How To Write The Perfect Cover Letter

Serial entrepreneur James Caan says in his recent LinkedIn post that trying to get your cover letter noticed can be especially challenging, as recruiters get hundreds of applications for any given opening. He suggests "steering clear of flashy gimmicks or stunts," and instead, researching the …

Green Bank buys £461m stake in wind farms

Bank buys stakes in offshore wind projects at Westermost Rough and Gwynt y Mor<p>Offshore wind has been given a boost with news of investment worth £461m in two projects aimed at generating power for hundreds of thousands of homes.<p><b>The Green Investment Bank said</b> it was buying a 50pc stake in the …

3 Psychological Strategies Every Leader Should Use

Sherven explains in a recent LinkedIn post that while there are "numerous books, courses, and online trainings for improving your managerial skills, seldom do they address the psychological underbelly of wise and wonderful management."<p>She says that understanding and incorporating the following …

Leadership

This Is The Worst Mistake New Managers Make And Why People Don't Take Them Seriously

Probably, since that's what it's been your whole life — or at least what it <i>was</i> until you found yourself in a managerial role, says executive coach and author Jim Sniechowski, Ph.D., in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>But many new managers "don't recognize their new state of being and have trouble …

4 ways to come up with brilliant ideas when the pressure is on

I define creativity as “the ability to develop great ideas while under pressure”. Pressure creates diamonds, so why shouldn’t it also create great …