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Dalai Lama Shares a Humorous, Profound Answer During Talk on Compassion

Video Lifestyle<p>He really does live in the present.<p>Share<p>Share on Facebook Click me! Share on Twitter Click me! Copy Link<p>Never Miss a Great Video: …

Genderless

Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Startups

This app will tell you what time of the day you're most productive

Moo-Q is a free iOS app that has been created by a team of UK psychologists at Hungry Mind Lab to help you discover what time of the day they are most productive and how your mood can impact your behaviour and workflow.<p>It works by determining how positive or negative you’re feeling through a series …

For MBA Grads, Corporate Responsibility Trumps Salary

A survey of graduating MBAs reveals how far they'll go to find an employer whose thinking is in sync with their own.<p>A survey of 759 graduating MBAs …

Someone made my words look pretty

Someone made my words look pretty.

24 Of Design’s Most Important Principles, Animated

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.<p>Animated by Toronto-based art director and motion designer …

The One Hire Every Startup Desperately Needs to Make

<i>Nick Marsh is the founder at Makeshift. This post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>I want to introduce a new<br>concept — ‘talent hacking’. I define this as the creative application of technology and data to the problem of building new teams.<p>I’m trying to coin this phrase in …

The above graph (let’s call it <b>Exhibit A</b>, because it’s fun to feel like a detective) is the most consolidated display of the data, with one data point …

Videography

An Adjustable Workspace for the Home or Office

People’s work habits change over time and quite often, their jobs do as well, so a stagnant workplace isn’t always ideal anymore. Enter Your …

Coming to an office near you

INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the …

Change your course in life

When did you learn most? In my 20s, I was sent on a week-long course at a business school called Ashridge, and it I still remember how it opened my eyes to the whole science of management. And more importantly, it got me to feel that exploring organisations and how they work is important and exciting – all of which set me on a path I’m still on.<p>Fast forward to today and the business world needs eye-opening learning more than ever. And this learning includes some of the things we know about at …

Getting Hired: To Work at IDEO, Skip the Suit, Tell a Compelling Story and Don't Be Creepy!

<i>This post is part of our Getting Hired interviews, in which we solicited job-seeking advice from key hiring personnel at LUNAR, IDEO, Philips, BMW</i> …

Surviving Anxiety

I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness.<p>I’ve finally settled on a pre-talk regimen that enables me to avoid the weeks of anticipatory misery that the approach of a public-speaking engagement would otherwise produce.<p>Let’s say …

Where Does Obesity Come From?

We think poverty makes people obese and that obesity makes people poor. It's harder to understand exactly why.<p>A new article by John Cawley in NBER <i>Reporter</i>, "The Economics of Obesity," poses an interesting question right at the top. <i>Why study obesity like an</i> <i>economic problem, anyway?</i><p>There are two …

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

From attentional bias — where someone focuses on only one or two of several possible outcomes — to zero-risk bias — where we place too much value on reducing a small risk to zero — the sheer number of cognitive biases that affect us every day is staggering.<p>Understanding these biases is key to …

With Stunning New Stores, Starbucks Has a New Design Strategy: Act Local

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.08.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Last November, Starbucks opened a new …

Are Entrepreneurs Just Con Men?

America loves a good hustler.<p>America loves a good con. Take the much-lauded <i>American Hustle</i>: Christian Bale’s and Amy Adams’s inveterate hustlers are far more lovable than Bradley Cooper’s conniving FBI agent. See, too, <i>The Music Man</i>, <i>The Sting</i>, <i>Dirty Rotten Scoundrels</i>. As an audience, we’re more than …

Entrepreneurship

Wi-Fi Alliance survey says consumers will embrace the 'internet of everything'

By connecting ordinary devices to the internet, the tech world is creating the “internet of everything.” And the Wi-Fi Alliance, a collection of companies that make wireless networking devices, believes that Wi-Fi will be the way to make it all happen.<p>Wi-Fi will connect the internet of everything, …

Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture

Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user’s posture, but with a radically different take. The Lift is small and stylish, and is designed to be placed unobtrusively on the collar …

Alan Watts on Death, in a Beautiful Animated Short Film

Philosopher and writer <b>Alan Watts</b> (January 6, 1915–November 16, 1973) is best-known for authoring the cult-classic <i>The Way of Zen</i> and popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West alongside John Cage. In this hauntingly beautiful animation based on a Watts lecture, produced by Luke Jurevicius and …

How Marketing Will Change In 2014: The Creative Forecast

By Rae Ann Feralong Read<p>The very definition of marketing has been morphing for years now, altered by a series of game-changing forces. First, the …

Innovation

Stop Backing Visionaries

Why the Seed Funding Model is Flawed<p>As the co-founder of Branch, I’ve raised a $2 million seed round, and grown the company from the offices of …

Ford Trend Report 2014

Ford’s 10 trends expected to influence consumers and brands in the coming year include:<p><b>1. Innovation’s Quiet Rio</b>t: Fast-paced and disruptive …

The Ikea Nightmare Is Over, Magnetic Flat-Pack Furniture Is Here

Do you hear that? In the distance? That's the sound of thousands of college students shouting with joy. Because designer Benjamin Vermeulen has …

Eggplant Parm With Zero Regrets — Yes, Please!

Photo: Courtesy of Cooking With Cakes.<p><i>Christine Fischer of Cooking with Cakes may not be a pro chef, but that doesn't mean she's a mere novice in the</i> …

Top Face Masks - How To Get Soft, Clear Skin

We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do

10 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Find Love in 2014

Every year at about this time, people start to think back on the year that is coming to a close, and reflect upon all the things they didn't accomplish that they had hoped they would. For single people, often high up on that list is the fact that they didn't get married or get into that significant …

Relationships