Diane Huele

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The books I loved as a child have lasted – but the world has changed

Rereading favourite books from childhood with my son brought us closer, but underlined how much life has moved on<p>My son James has always been a bit of an explorer, and sometimes he’ll come across something unexpected. There’s the unidentified animal skull he brought home from a woodland walk, the …

Books

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

The 100 Best Classic Simpsons Quotes

Here are 100 of the most cromulent quotes from the first eight seasons of The Simpsons, ranked (fairly randomly) from worst to best.

TV

What Michael Bay's Meltdown At Samsung Can Teach Us

Director Michael Bay is a world wide recognized director. His movies promise to jolt your adrenaline. He knows the power of big screen story telling. Yet today, he had a meltdown moment while presenting as a keynote speaker at a Samsung press event which was revealing their new curved screens. The …

You can CHOOSE to succeed in finances, relationships & work. It comes down to what you feed your mind. #DanisQuickFix http://t.co/nWk0PYlfyJ

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

19 Reasons Why Willpower Fails You, And What To Do About It

Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try again, fail again, fail better.<p><i>–Samuel Beckett</i><p>Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, and becoming — so why does it so often fail us? Below I offer 19 science-based reasons why will and will alone isn’t enough, with suggestions peppered …

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

4 Ways to Keep People From Derailing Meetings | Inc.com

When is the last time you were in a fantastic meeting? I'd venture to say the majority of internal meetings are painful and expensive time-sucks, especially if you consider the collective wages and time your company is losing for however many people to sit around and talk.<p>Sure, they're sometimes a …

United Nations

Make Better Decisions: 7 Steps | Inc.com

Although everyone knows that success results from good decisions, few people bother to hone their decision-making skills. The following step-by-step process will help you make decisions like a champ:<p><b>1. Set a deadline.</b><p>The opposite of decision-making is indecision. Indecision drags things out until …

Management

The One Big Lie We're Told About Success | Inc.com

When you've got organizations like Aetna, Etsy, Kickstarter, and Meetup talking about the importance of mindfulness in their cultures and leadership styles, you know that business is radically changing.<p>As I spent time learning about "Mindfulness in the Digital Age" at the Wisdom 2.0 conference, it …

Success

7 Ways to Create a Remarkably High-Energy Workforce | Inc.com

As an leader, you work hard. <i>Very</i> hard. But make no mistake about it--you can't be the only one. To succeed in the long run, you need the active and engaged participation of your employees. This means unleashing the energy that is within each one of them. Here's how.<p><b>1. Catch them doing something</b> …

Employment

Focus on Your Business to Stay Optimistic | Inc.com

Video Transcript<p><b>00:12 Michael Alter:</b> Every month at SurePayroll, we ask a series of our customers, are they optimistic or pessimistic about the future of our economy. And unfortunately, we've been seeing that optimistic number running at about 60 percent optimistic about the future. Yet in normal …

Business Strategy

3 Questions You Must Answer to Close the Sale | Inc.com

Salespeople spend a lot of time crafting questions to probe potential customers and--hopefully--close the deal. But, regardless of your product or the size of your company, there are three fundamental questions you must answer for buyers before they will sign on the dotted line. And, when it comes …

Customers

The 10 Happiest Cities For Young Professionals

Planning to relocate or settle down? When you think about where you’d be happiest, Riverside, Calif., Philadelphia, and Phoenix probably aren’t the first places that come to mind. But as it turns out, these three cities are where some of nation’s most satisfied young professionals live and …

12 Things All Successful People Do

<i>“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”</i><p>Whether in business or life, we often walk a fine line between success and failure. Booker T. Washington’s quote highlights the inevitability of challenges on the path to …

It's The Customer, Stupid

It seems like the realities of retail are reinforced again and again. Most recently a survey of stores and customers found that, indeed, the key to winning in the retail game is to treat people well.<p>The survey, conducted at the Worldwide Business Research Future Stores conference back in July, …

Worth A Visit: Francis Ford Coppola's Sonoma Wine Resort

From the scale of Francis Ford Coppola’s movies, it’s not surprising that his winery in California’s Sonoma County is produced on an epic scale with plenty of Hollywood flash. The former Chateau Souverain in Geyserville, itself a grand building modeled on a French chateau, the Francis Ford Coppola …

How To Lead From A Place Of Gratitude: Six Lessons

As entrepreneurs, our personal happiness, the way we listen to and react to our staff, and the way we shape our own role at work all have profound effects on our companies, and ultimately, on how they grow. But lasting change is difficult. I should know – I recently achieved three major advances …

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How Your Personality Impacts Your Risk of Obesity

<b>What It Means for Your Waistline</b> <br>Of course, this doesn’t mean that every person with either of these traits will automatically be obese, says Sutin. Instead, it means these personality traits can lead to behaviors that tend to cause weight gain. For instance, someone high in neuroticism might get …

Positive Vibes on Twitter: "Amazing Shot of Disney World http://t.co/IUnmyvoDcp"

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China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

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The Markets' Worst Kept Secret

Here’s what your stockbroker and the media aren’t telling you: the world is more indebted now than it was at the height of the financial bubble in 2007. That’s right. Despite the extraordinary government intervention of the past six years. Despite continuing optimism of a recovery. Despite the …

Less Fun In The Philippines After Taiwan Travel Alert

It’s more fun in the Philippines, as the country’s tourism slogan goes, but not if you’re doing business with Taiwan this summer. After the Philippine coast guard killed a Taiwanese fisherman on May 9, angry officials in Taipei issued a red travel alert on its maritime neighbor, no fun for …

What Inspires The World's Top Leaders

“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”―Chuck Palahniuk, <i>Diary</i><p>How inspired are you? What motivates you to be a better person, or to do better work? Maybe it’s a memorable phrase or moving piece of art. Perhaps it’s an individual, or an enlightening experience.<p>LinkedIn …

Does Failure Lead To Success?

At the end of June, thanks to gyro sponsorship, I represented GB Women at the European Championships of Beach Ultimate in Calafell, Spain.<p>As a GB team, we trained for six months with one goal in mind: to bring home the gold medal and win the tournament, beating all other European teams.<p>We trained …

The Single Strategy That Can Raise Your Profits By 10 Percent

Most American entrepreneurs know they should be finding ways to branch out into overseas markets. And some are plunging into doing it. In 2012, exports reached a record high of $2.2 trillion, up from $1.58 million in 2009. But others keep putting it off, because they don’t know the best way to go …