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YouTube's Top 10 Trending Games for April 2016 Revealed

YouTube announced its top "trending" games of April today, which tells us the ten games that "grew the fastest" in watch time last month. On top sits Dark Souls III with Quantum Break and Enter the Gungeon following in second and third. MLB The Show 16 and Ratchet & Clank close out the top …

How to Build the Self-Confidence You Need to Win at Life

Do you ever feel shitty about yourself? It happens all the time to most of us.<p>It seems like everyone is building billion-dollar businesses, becoming …

Emotional Intelligence

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

Need to give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from a marvelous TED talk on--what else?--communication.<p>Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be …

5 Ways to Improve Organizational Learning with Big Data Analytics

Some things can never change when the concept of internet boom is taken into account. Since the dawn of human civilization, data has been at the …

Big Data

An economics professor shares the career lesson he's taught 20,000 students

I caught up with Smith in between his classes at Ontario's University of Waterloo to talk about his new book, "No Fears, No Excuses."<p><b>Smith believes that having a passion for what you do isn't just nice to have; it's a requirement for having a great career.</b><p>"If you want to achieve a great career and …

Communication Skills

The 10 Best Travel Documentaries On Netflix That Will Motivate You To Hit The Road

<b>Last Updated: April 26th</b><p>Sometimes you need a nudge to get out that door and hit the road. Other times you need a full on shove. Below you’ll find a round-up the best travel documentaries on Netflix. Read, then watch to discover faraway places and the mad few who wander to the edges of the map in …

'Big Daddy Xi' no more? Chinese president's nickname nixed

Propaganda officials warn state media off using moniker after push to portray leader as man of the people appears to backfire<p>Chinese propaganda chiefs have reportedly ordered state-controlled media to refrain from using the nickname “Big Daddy Xi” to refer to the president.<p>Since Xi Jinping took …

China

37 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview

<b>• Finding questions to ask your interviewer is a crucial part of preparing for any job interview.</b><p><b>• Asking questions is a simple way to show that you're truly interested in the role and the company.</b><p><b>• Business Insider compiled a number of smart questions that are sure to impress your next interviewer.</b><p>…

The Line That May Have Won Hillary Clinton the Nomination

Maybe it’s too early for post-mortems. But the results the other night seemingly all but settled the Democratic primary race, which may have turned …

14 super successful people share what they have on their bookshelves

<i>The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company. It includes photographs of some fun bookshelves, including yours truly (Tim Ferriss).</i><p>They say a person's eyes are "the window to the soul."<p>I am not very good at pupil-based soul-reading, but I've found …

Success

HBO's Silicon Valley Can't Keep Up With Reality

Inside the San Francisco premiere party for the show's third season.<p>Last night, an investment bank and a venture capital firm co-hosted a premiere screening of a farcical premium cable show about tech companies. It sounds like the setup to a joke, but like on the show itself, it's not clear who …

Inside the Stunning Renovation of One of Mexico’s Most Beautiful Private Homes

There is a certain enduring allure of a Spanish Colonial house—color-saturated tiles and dark wooden ceiling beams both contrasted with muted white stucco walls. Homes such as these, but within the Yucatán region of Mexico, and the town of Mérida in particular, are the focus of a new book out from …

Traditional Goal-Setting Doesn't Work Anymore. Try This Instead

Your success in life is more about the conditions your create around yourself than your internal resolve.<p>Do your goals ever feel impossible?<p>Like, it doesn't matter how hard you work, you don't get much closer?<p>If you're like most people, when you're not getting the results you want, you increase …

A woman from Ohio sued a sperm bank after giving birth to a mixed race baby

Jennifer Cramblett of rural Uniontown in northeastern Ohio filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago claiming fraud, misconduct and negligence on the part of Midwest Sperm Bank because of the sperm it used to inseminate her in December 2011, according to the complaint.<p>Cramblett gave birth …

Pregnancy

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World

If you’ll go anywhere for a memorable meal, you’ve gotta do it right.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across the U.S. to find the spots that are really hitting home.</i><p>Like you, I believe the only thing as fun …

7 truths millionaires embrace that the rest of us don't

"If you follow the beliefs, philosophies, and strategies of the rich and take action, you have a legitimate shot at becoming a millionaire," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who interviewed over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people for his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The problem is, …

Self-employment

22 Speedy Seafood Recipes for Hectic Weeknights

Seafood isn't just nutritious and tasty—in most preparations, it also cooks up remarkably quickly. That makes it ideal for those harried nights when all you want is a filling and flavorful dose of protein, in need of only a simple vegetable side (and maybe a glass of wine or two, because, harried!) …

How to Redesign Your Life With Just 3 Questions

Here’s the main problem with the way that most people live their life: <i>Instead of living the life they want, they live the life they are given.</i><p>Most of …

9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead to Long-Term Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges. As an angel investor, I look diligently for signs that an aspiring startup founder has …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett's right-hand man gave a dark warning about American finance

According to the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, we have "a vast gambling culture, and people have made it respectable."<p>Basically, the stock market is a casino, and too many people want to get rich quickly. He said:<p>There's way, way too much of that in America. And too much of the new wealth has …

Great Depression

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Top 10 Hot Big Data Technologies

As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in <i>TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016</i>, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of 22 …

Big Data

Store Tour: Exploring Dutch Culture

Jump into the mind of Liz Muller – design extraordanaire, visionary, and coffee enthusiast.<p>I’ve enjoyed designing Starbucks® stores all over the …

Coffee

Art History Movies Everybody Needs to Watch

Woman in Gold (2015)<p>Let’s start the list with a recent achievement directed by Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds in the main roles, …

Minnesota architects share their tips for great home design

Architects share tips about today's smart home design – a preview of this year's Home of the Month event.<p>Reinventing an older home or building a new …

Architecture

101 Most Inspiring Happiness Quotes

All of us look for happiness throughout our life’s, but unfortunately very few of us able to attain so.<p>Most of the time we see those people are …

Happiness

Chinese phone companies are speaking my language

Earlier this year, I attended Xiaomi's Mi 5 launch event in Barcelona and was tickled by the delightfully geeky presentation. The company's slides were rich on arcane initialisms like DTI and UFS, and its pitch was unapologetically technical. Specs are good, Xiaomi seemed to be saying, and we have …

When kids want parents to play all the time

Q: My husband and I have two kids, ages 8 and 3. I know that we created this monster, but both kids are relentless in pestering us to play with them. From the moment I walk in the door after work, they’re both on me to do this with them, do that with them, on and on until bedtime. I’ve tried …