Marian Pescaru

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What is an Agile Project Leader?

I wrote this article because of two observations:• <b>Many organizations use a “project model” when they shouldn’t.</b>• <b><br>There is a lot of confusion and debate</b> …

Project Management

Five Ways to Dramatically Improve Personal Productivity

“Personal productivity is a key differentiator between those who succeed in their chosen field and those who do not,” writes Brian Tracy, author of …

Productivity

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

These are some of the best wildlife pictures taken in the last 20 years

These images are the best of the best. Literally.<p>They were selected from more than 500,000 images submitted over 20 years by photographers from …

Nature Photography

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

European Travel

Lose the Bags with Proper Eye Skincare

Time spent outdoors has rewards — the vitality of unconditioned air, an intrinsic sense of each season’s changes — but it also has some pitfalls, …

Skin Care

Wind turbine promises to blow away your utility bills

You’ve spared no expense in creating a smart home. You bought smart lightbulbs, a smart TV and smart appliances. All that’s missing is a device that makes you look smart when the electric bill comes in the mail.<p>The Agustsson brothers of Iceland may have figured out that part. They are the creators …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Pull Carbon Nanofibers Out Of Thin Air

Pulling some strings to capture CO2<p>Rumpelstiltskin may have been able to spin straw into gold, but even he couldn't pull carbon fibers from thin air. Yet that's exactly what researchers at George Washington University have managed to do.<p>Led by Stuart Licht, researchers have created a solar-powered …

Steve Martin's 13 best films

<b>1. The Jerk, 1979</b><p>Steve Martin's film career began in 1972 with a small role as a hippy in a political comedy called Another Nice Mess. But the stand-up comedian's first real triumph was the 1979 Carl Reiner-directed movie The Jerk. Martin starred as Navin R Johnson, the simpleton adopted white son …

10 Totally Radical Movies from the ’80s You Can Stream Tonight on Netflix

The best (and hilariously worst) of the '80s is waiting to be enjoyed again, or for the first time<p>Here’s a surprising fun fact: Netflix has movies. No, seriously.<p>It sometimes seems like the only reason to have a Netflix account is for the original series, like <i>House of Cards</i>, <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, …

Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that has stumped parents and teachers?

All you need to do is place the digits from 1 to 9 in the the grid. Easy, right?<p>Stumped? Here’s the solution<p>Forget Singapore.<p>The latest brain-mangling maths puzzle to hit the news is from Vietnam.<p>It’s posted above. You need to fill in the gaps with the digits from 1 to 9 so that the equation makes …

3 Fat-Melting Moves You Can Do Anywhere

These zero-equipment exercises don’t require a gym<p>With the rise of CrossFit culture, shows like <i>American Ninja Warrior</i>, and fitness movements like BarStarzz, more people than ever are looking for equipment-free exercise options that they can do at home, outdoors, in a hotel room, or wherever they …

Sensor Size, Perspective and Depth of Field

A few months ago we wrote an extensive article on sensor crop factors and equivalence. In that post we covered several topics: the history of the …

Nikon D-series

10 Vital Pieces of Life Wisdom We Learned From Nick Offerman's Reddit AMA

"Fruit belongs in still-life paintings. And on Friday nights, in the butt."<p>On Monday, comedian and actor Nick Offerman did an AMA on Reddit. It was a very good AMA and many questions were asked and some were answered. Here are some highlights.<p><b>On meat.</b><p>Q: What's your favorite cut of beef?<p>A: …

Nick Offerman

42 Wildlife Photos To Remind You There's Beauty In The World

Sometimes we forget that this world is a wonderful place.

How To Answer 'Why Do You Want To Leave Your Job?'

There are a whole bunch of job interview questions I object to, but “Why do you want to leave your job?” is not one of them.<p>It’s a reasonable question. Anyone would be curious why, if you’re working right now, you’re also thinking about leaving your job. The problem is that some (or many) of the …

Employment

National Geographic Travel

5 Rules for Recruiting Great Talent

No matter how strong your value proposition for customers, the primary driver for your business’ long term growth will always be your people. Smart …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Photos: Japan's 34 most beautiful places | CNN Travel

CNN

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

4 Better Ways to Answer 'Why Do You Want to Work for This Company?'

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>When you’re preparing for an interview, there are a …

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …

Climbing On Mount Denali

4 Wildlife Photography Tips to Add a Wow Factor to Your Wildlife Shots

When photographing wildlife, we typically have a few seconds to ‘get the shot' of that bird, bear, deer, common or rare animal. Our beautiful …

Landscape Photography

5 Lessons That The English Masters (Painters) Can Teach Us About Light in Outdoor Photography

Before there were photographers, there were painters. These painters helped pave the way for our photographic endeavors through their dedication to …

Landscape Photography

A Look at How Michael Paul Smith Creates Historical Photos with Incredibly Detailed Models

Here’s a fascinating video about how photographer Michael Paul Smith creates and photographs Elgin Park, a 20th century town created through …

A Brief Guide to Photographic Acronyms

Sometimes it seems like photography is just one big repository for acronyms. We buy a new lens, it is sold with OS or VR. Our cameras have very high …

Landscape Photography

HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

Tutorials

12 Cozy Cabins You Can Rent Right Now

Winter is coming. Actually, scratch that. Winter is here. You could try to stick it out, brave that eminent polar vortex and elbow your way into a cab to avoid the cold. Or you can forget all that, play hooky and escape to a charming cabin where suddenly the chilly winter weather is less of a drag …

Romeo and Juliet