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33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

Self-improvement

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

8 Business Books That Will Totally Change Your Mindset

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

10 Stupid Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Ellis Chase has been in the career and staffing business for 35 years, first in the human resources department at what was then Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, then as a managing director at staffing firm Right Management and now as an independent career and executive coach. He does workshops for …

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #6

Why You Always See Crushed Stones Alongside Railroad Tracks

The crushed stones you see alongside railroad tracks are what is known as ballast. Their purpose is to hold the wooden cross ties in place, which in …

JPMorgan's Day Just Got Worse: Must Refund $309M To Credit Card Customers

Here’s some salt for JPMorgan’s $920 million wounds.<p>JPMorgan Chase is being ordered to refund $309 million to credit card customers regulators say the were charged for services they never received.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Agency said this afternoon JPM must give back the money to 2.1 …

US Sanctions Are Keeping Iran From Collecting Half Of Its Oil Revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has concluded that nearly half of Iran's monthly earnings from crude oil exports are accumulating in accounts overseas because of sanctions that restrict Tehran's access to the money.<p>The estimates, provided to The Associated Press by a senior U.S. official and never …

South Asia

Research Experiment Produces First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface

In more brain news, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) say they’ve created the first successful, non invasive brain-to-brain-interface.<p>Don’t run screaming from your computer just yet. This is a research project in a controlled lab. The researcher, Rajesh Rao, says he was able to …

Think Dropbox and Box Are Generous? China's Baidu and Qihoo 360 Are Giving Away 1TB of Free Storage

Cloud storage services will often give away set amounts of free storage space as an incentive for users to sign up – Dropbox has offered free space amounts ranging from 25-50GB as part of promotional deals with Samsung and HTC, Box has offered 50GB of free storage with file-size limitations before, …

A Georgia Football Player Jumped Over A Blocker's Head During A Scrimmage

This is University of Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins leaping over running back Brendan Douglas during a scrimmage.<p>Jenkins is freakishly athletic, and was a four-star recruit coming out of high school.<p>He told a local paper after the game that he tried the move after seeing Jadeveon Clowney do the …

College Football

India on the brink of its own financial crisis

India's financial woes are rapidly approaching the critical stage. The rupee has depreciated by 44% in the past two years and hit a record low against the US dollar on Monday. The stock market is plunging, bond yields are nudging 10% and capital is flooding out of the country.<p>In a sense, this is a …

The truth IS out there… CIA finally admits to existence of Area 51 after years of silence

Conspiracy theorists across the globe may be jumping with elation today and proclaiming ‘we told you so’, after US officials confirmed that Area 51 …

A Saudi woman who dared to drive

There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive …

Experience Everest With This Ethereal Time Lapse

Mount Everest is one of the world's most legendary locations, yet so few get to experience its majesty in person. Thanks to one climber and …

NSA has backdoor access to Internet companies' databases

<b>Update, June 7, 2013:</b> <i>The National Security Agency has not obtained direct access to the companies' systems, contrary to earlier claims, CNET is reporting.</i><p>A top-secret surveillance program gives the National Security Agency surreptitious access to customer information held by Microsoft, Yahoo, …

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INCREDIBLE Growth of Dubai 2000-2013 (From Desert To Megacity)

Why university is a waste of time

I staunchly believe that for the vast majority, university is completely pointless. I think that three years of “further education” fails to educate …

Selling

How to manage difficult decisions on hiring and firing

A few years into the building of blinkx, a very senior person on my team burned out right before my eyes. This person, let’s call him Dave, was (and …

Team Building