Nikki Hampton Lawson

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Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Self-help

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

Google Glass is officially back with a clearer vision

If you thought that Google Glass was killed by a lack of practicality and privacy concerns, think again. Alphabet X, Google's "moonshot" branch, has unveiled a reboot of the original eyeglass-like wearable called Glass Enterprise Edition. As the name suggests, it's not aimed at the public at all. …

What If The Data Science “Skills Gap” Is Just A Hiring Hot Mess?

One veteran data scientist explains why asking for advanced degrees and X years of experience is creating artificial scarcity.<p>I honestly feel for recruiters who are tasked with filing data-science and machine-learning job openings. The list of requirements that employers draw up for those roles is …

Machine Learning

How to get yourself a pay rise - the free courses that'll boost your CV and salary in one

With prices rising faster than they they have at any point for four years, it's high time Britain's workers enjoyed a pay boost - a long overdue one …

7 Great Apps to Help You With Your Side Hustle

If you’re getting ready to start a side hustle, your phones and tablets are about to be put to good use for way more than texting your bestie, checking in with your parents, and making your pet Instagram famous. You’ll need to support your freshly minted entrepreneurial pursuits with social media …

Just 21 Of The Best Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

There's seriously something for everyone.

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups LifeThe post You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years appeared …

Motivation

Discover archaeological treasures in these satellite images

GlobalXplorer lets you sift through data to find lost structures and prevent looting.<p>When archaeologists want to find lost monuments or hidden cities …

Archaeology

A Former CIA Executive’s Advice On How To Make Hard Decisions

A five-step decision-making process from a man who spent 25 years making life-and-death decisions.<p>Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, such as what to have for lunch or what to wear. Others carry weight and consequences. Complicating things is our access to …

Management

An FBI Behavior Expert Reveals 7 Ways To Get People To Like You

Research shows relationships are vital to happiness and networking is the key to getting jobs and building a fulfilling career.<p>But what's the best way to build rapport and create trust? Plain and simple, who can explain how to get people to like you?<p>Robin Dreeke can.<p>Robin was head of the FBI's …

Self-help

Depression

Regular Sadness vs. Depression<p>It's natural to feel sad, down, or discouraged at times. We all feel these human emotions, they're reactions to the …

Self-help

Where Big Data Jobs Will Be In 2015

Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.<p>Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.<p>These and other key …

Lean Culture and Continuous Improvement Require Enabling Structures

Culture tends to spin around the core work process of an organization. It may either enable or hinder the work processes that we spend so much time …

How enterprises see big data analytics changing the competitive landscape next year

<i>Picture credit: iStockPhoto</i><p>87% of enterprises believe big data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next …

The Three Layers Of Data And Analytics Success

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

Weight lifting can help you lose the fat, build muscle, and so much more. Here's why you should do it!<p>Just because you're not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn't mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over …

Healing & Spirituality | Thinking yourself out of a depression

Home > Healing & Spirituality<p>Thinking yourself out of a depression<p>by PADRAIG O'MORAIN, Irish Times, March 10, 2009<p><b>Dublin, Ireland</b> -- THAT'S MEN: …

The Fall of Intuition-Based Decisions and Rise of Little Data

Two dynamics are poised to transform the way companies operate: the exponential increase in data and the realization on the part of executives that …

Would You Like A Coffee With That College Education?

As families’ education costs skyrocket and the need for skilled workers keeps business owners up at night, a new model for workforce training has …

The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

PocketScan wants to put a scanner in your pocket for $99

In a perfect world, we’d all be able to whip out our smartphone and have it capture a perfect rendition of the document we want to scan. Of course, that simply isn’t possible with today’s smartphones, which is why we often resort to using the on-board camera instead.<p>It’s far from ideal. We end up …

New York poised to become 23rd U.S. state to allow medical marijuana

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers announced a deal on Thursday that would allow limited access to medical marijuana and make New York the 23rd U.S. state to offer some kind of availability of the drug for therapeutic purposes.<p>The program, which would bar smoking of …