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Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

Try using these strategies to make your PLN work for you, and take control of your own professional development!<p>Follow Along on Twitter<p>Twitter is one …

Education Technology

Google’s Connected Classrooms is hosting 18 field trips today for Take Your Child To Work Day

In honor of Take Your Child To Work Day, Google will be hosting 18 virtual field trips today via Hangouts. The search giant is partnering with Forbes to set up visits to various businesses, which include trips to: the Georgia Aquarium, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Stanford National Lab and …

After Google Glass, Google developing contact lens camera

The next step after Google Glass high-tech specs could be contact lenses with cameras in them to take pictures when you blink and to help the blind across the road.<p>They say the opposite sex don't like specs, but that doesn't mean you have to ditch your Google Glass high-tech eyewear to look smart …

Wearable Tech

German researchers smash wireless speed record

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>Anyone will tell you that if you really want great internet speeds, you have to hardwire in. But German researchers have …

Cyborg insects could map collapsed buildings for first responders

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Backyard Brains<p>When first responders arrive at an emergency situation such as a collapsed building, they enter blind, …

Robots Are Already Figuring Out Your Personality

All the better to make you comfortable.<p>I worked at a university donations call center for a while in college. I asked graduates (a lot of graduates) for money (usually not a lot of money).<p>By and large, people were friendlier than you'd expect, considering I'd be calling them at 9:30 p.m. and …

Why Large Companies Struggle With Business Model Innovation

Innovation success stories are all strikingly similar: a bright idea, supported by a zealot-innovator who sees it through. The windfall of goodies follows.<p>But failures happen for all sorts of reasons, and they often occur even when the idea is sound. This is especially true for business model …

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Six Ways to Grow Your Job

In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive MBA students recently told me, “I know that I have to carve out …

Collaborate with a Loved One Without Ruining Your Relationship

One of the most frequent questions we get about our book, <i>The Progress Principle</i>, isn’t about the content of the book or the research behind it. Rather, it goes something like this: “You guys wrote a book together, and you’re still married?!” Well, yes, we did, and yes, we are — for 23 years. …

15 Business Models to Copy (+ PDF Download with all cases)

We’ve seen plenty of companies that get stuck in a rut after years of implementing the same old, same old strategies and failing to capture (or …

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Here's Why You Need to Build Your Innovation Capability

The Discipline of Innovation

Seven Steps to Build Your Experimental Capability

Qatar's Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

Architecture

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.

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Books

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Scenes From 21st-Century China

The People's Republic of China, the most populous country, and the second-largest economy, in the world, is a vast, dynamic nation that continues to grow and evolve. In this, the latest entry in a semi-regular series on China, we find a tremendous variety of images, including an earthquake in Gansu …

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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

How Apple's Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Works To Protect Your Identity

Say goodbye to pin codes or swiping to unlock. Apple’s new Touch ID will use human fingerprints to unlock iPhone 5S handsets with a single touch. According to the company, it comprises the most advanced hardware and software it has put in any device.<p>How Touch ID Works<p>Touch ID’s motive is to square …

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events