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15 Animated GIFs That Actually Explain How the World Works

We love stupid things like memes and Tumblr posts around here, but we also love knowing science things and being smart like. Since our super-fun …

Ice Cream

Asking your team how you can help isn't as useful as you thought — and you should stop doing it

You'd think this would be a great question to ask your employees. Surely, I've asked this question, as a CEO myself, to my own team countless of times.<p>Turns out, I'm wrong.<p>The question, "How can I help you?" hurts employees more than it helps.<p>Let me explain.<p>The other week, I ran a workshop. One of …

Employment

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Machine Learning

Why Do Employees Quit on Their Bosses? Because They Never Get Asked These Important Questions | Inc.com

For nearly five decades now, ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay "The Servant as Leader," leadership thinkers have attempted to replicate, rehash, and reinterpret the concepts of great leadership.<p>Stripped down to its basic and most practical form, leadership has always been and …

Employee Engagement

Watch experts hand-process 100 coconuts for oil

Arumugam and a friend make quick work of 100 raw coconuts as they prepare coconut oil, then use it to cook some really tasty-looking grilled chicken …

Food

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How do I get around tax penalties if I want to retire early?'

<b>Certified financial planner Jeff Rose answers:</b><p><i>My wife and I have recently made the decision to retire in 10 years. Over the next ten years, we plan to put $40,000 a year into a retirement account and withdraw 3%-4% percent annually to help supplement our retirement.</i><p><i>At the time of our retirement we</i> …

Retirement

Empire State Muffins Recipe

5 4 5<p>Empire State Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home<p>5 4 5<p>These muffins are loaded with fruit and nuts. They're perfect to serve when the autumn …

Muffins

Helix: View of an LMS designed for competency-based education

Within higher education, we tend to talk about LMS solutions based on an institutional perspective - which systems can serve as the official LMS for …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

Things video games need to learn from board games

Video games (single-player ones, at least) teach you that you are the best, you are the only one who matters, you will always get more powerful, that …

Faith

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

15 Easy Foil Packet Meals Perfect for Campfire Cooking

Remember when camping food meant a hot dog on a stick and some beans heated up in their can? That was pretty yum back then, but we’ve matured and so have our taste buds. Here at the grown-up table, we’re turning campfire food up a notch, proving beyond all doubt that you can eat just as deliciously …

Cooking

10 DIY Development Boards for IoT Prototyping

Makers and hackers getting started with connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) have many choices of development boards. In the last 18 …

Your Wife Is an Heir of the Universe

If your wife loves Jesus, you are living with a queen of the universe, an heir of infinite glory. You should be amazed that you get to live with …

Preview Version of the New Microsoft Academic Search Engine is Now Online, API Also Available

From the FAQ:<p>This new service puts a knowledge driven, semantic inference based search and recommendation framework front and center. In addition, a …

The Wobegon Preacher

<i>We are highlighting Leadership Journal's Top 40, the best articles of the journal's 36-year history. We will be presenting them in chronological</i> …

McGill University Students and Dean of Libraries on “What Defines a Modern Library”

Two McGill U. students and C. Colleen Cook, Dean of Libraries and Archives share their thoughts.<p>From Cook’s Comments:<p>Much has been made of the …

7 Ways to Make Mac and Cheese in a Crock-Pot

1 of 7<p>Four-Cheese Macaroni<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Bacon Mac and Cheese<p>3 of 7<p>Cheesy Tortellini<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Beer and Mac and Cheese<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Cooking

Dan Walker: 'I don't want to be persecuted because I am a Christian' says new BBC Breakfast presenter

BBC presenter Dan Walker has said his faith will not "affect the way I do my job"<p>BBC presenter Dan Walker says he does not want to be "persecuted" for being a devout Christian and wants to be able to get on with his job.<p>The broadcaster, who currently hosts Afternoon Edition on BBC Radio 5 Live and …

Faith

92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds

If you imagine millennials are just young people entranced by their cellphones or tablet computers, you might want to think again. According to a new study, 92% of college students would rather do their reading the old-fashioned way, with pages and not pixels.<p>The finding comes from American …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

7 startups that hope to become household names in 2016

The biggest successes of the last few years have all been about software. "There's an app for that" has gone from being an Apple slogan to a simple truism. But the low-hanging fruit has been picked, and what's left is much tougher to deliver. It may be expensive to build, pose a tricky technical …

Startups

15 Make-Ahead Lunches That Will Solve Your Sad Desk Lunch

It’s 12:30pm. Your stomach is growling. You woke up too late to make a lunch, so you head to the closest deli to get a sub-par salad that you eat your desk. It leaves you unsatisfied and at the vending machine a few hours later. Womp womp. But girl, it really doesn’t have to be this way. Save …

Healthy Eating

Do You Want To Play With My Balls?

<i>Do You Want to Play with My Balls?</i> The question has Amazon reviewers <i>riled up</i>. Some are riled up because they're <i>sooooo</i> offended that someone would …

Zippo Hand Warmers

A Zippo in the hand is worth two in the bush (particularly because the latter is a fire hazard, kids). It's true if you need a light, and especially …