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Growing concern over the quality of municipal water

In January 2017, the Blue Drop Report 2014 was released by the Department of Water and Sanitation, which showed that of the 1 036 municipal drinking …

A miles-long crack has opened in Africa — and it could literally split the continent in two

A miles-long fissure has opened in Kenya's Rift Valley. The split, which first appeared in late March following weeks of heavy rain and tremors and has continued to expand since, called attention to a longer-term, larger-scale geological phenomenon that's imperceptible until it isn't: Africa is …

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

Here’s the dilemma: In a competitive, complex, and volatile business environment, companies need more from their employees than ever. But the same forces rocking businesses are also overwhelming employees, driving up their fear, and compromising their capacity.<p>It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite …

Management

Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon Prime comes with a lot of perks— among which are notably free two-day shipping on all purchases and access to services like …

Shopping

Bill Gates is surprisingly strict about his kids' tech use — and it should be a red flag for the rest of us

For all his success in designing world-changing technology, Bill Gates has set surprisingly strict rules for how his kids can use that technology, the billionaire philanthropist has said in multiple interviews.<p>"You're always looking at how it can be used in a great way — homework and staying in …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

The No. 1 job in America pays over $100,000 a year

As companies try to understand consumer behavior, data scientists are in high demand. Boasting a median base salary of $110,000 and a …

Employment

Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

6 ways highly emotionally intelligent people deal with anger

Most of us don't like confrontation — but it's a fact of life we can't run from forever. We have to assert ourselves, our boundaries and our needs — and others have to do the same with us.<p>There are a million terrible ways of expressing your frustration. Here's how to do so with better emotional …

I sold my house to live in a van — 9 years later I'm facing an uncomfortable truth

I didn't reach some kind of breaking point or encounter any life-changing event that I wasn't fully in control of.<p>It just kind of happened.<p>As crazy as it sounds, I just felt like living in a van.<p>Since there's not a ton of room in a van and storage units aren't cheap, it made sense to get rid of …

Can we use trusts to save for an investment property?

A group is committed to collectively saving R45k per month for a year, to purchase an investment property cash.

8 Differences Between Strong And Weak Managers, Told Through Cartoons

A great boss makes all the difference in the world. Hopefully you’ve had my experience, where a great manager has elevated your work to the next level. Of course, not everyone is so lucky. As a manager, it’s important to remember your influence in the workplace. Are you making everyone better? Or …

Employment

Basics of Market Breadth: This Won't Hurt a Bit

If you are a pulmonologist and a subscriber to Real Money or the other products at TheStreet, I apologize. We are not talking about the market …

The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges.<p>Not every problem has an easy solution. Tackling the …

11 life-hack gadgets that will make your workspace more comfortable and organized

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Moleskine If you're anything like the average American, you're going to spend the majority of your time working or doing related …

Shopping

10 Apps That Can Earn You Money

There are so many reasons that people choose to work from home; there is the flexibility, the ability to create your own hours, and for a mother like myself, the ability to be able to build a career and still be able to ensure that I don't have to spend time away from my little ones while they are …

Apps

How To Start A Blog That Earns A Real Income

In today’s competitive business environment, employees are constantly vying for ways to climb the corporate ladder. Looking to make steady gains over time, they work hard, diligently putting in the effort to ensure that they get noticed. Over time, they climb the proverbial ladder, increasing their …

Dot-com

UPROXX

SWIMMING WITH PIRANHAS??<p>Meet Martin Strel, the Guinness World Records holder who swims the world's most dangerous rivers. <br>http://uproxx.it/2anPQT3 …

PRESENTING: The most important charts in the world from the brightest minds on Wall Street

Here they are: the most important charts in the world.<p>Once again, we've asked some of the sharpest strategists, economists, and reporters for one chart that's at the top of their minds right now.<p>We asked for a chart that reflects something that concerns them in markets and the economy right now. …

U.S. factory activity slips; construction spending hits one-year low | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing activity eased in July amid shrinking order backlogs and declining employment, while an unexpected drop in construction spending in June suggested second-quarter economic was probably even weaker than reported last week.<p>An SUV moves through the assembly …

Economics

Forex Trading Tips To Boost Your Gains – Forex Basic

There are many who want to press the fallacy that Forex is confusing. Anyone who is willing to learn the basics of forex should have no problem …

Here’s how government will work on Mars, according to Elon Musk

Direct democracy, anyone?<p>Do you dream of a world in which government doesn’t include people like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? So does Elon Musk.<p>The eccentric and wildly future-focused CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla has an ambitious plan to put humans on Mars beginning in 2025. That sounds great! …

This test can define who you are based on the words you use

Many psychologists around the world believe that you can determine someone’s personality type by analyzing which words they use most of all in their …

Personality

Student Develops An Ingenious Building Material That Shapeshifts In Response To Rain

Chao Chen, a product design student at RCA, created a water-reacting laminate that can open when it’s sunny and close when it rains.<p>When Chao Chen had to conduct a materials study during his second term at the Royal College of Art, he found inspiration while walking through London’s Hyde Park on a …

Why Middle Managers Are So Unhappy

Who are the unhappiest among your workers? And what’s driving them crazy? They may not be who you think they are. They aren’t who we would have thought.<p>To find out, we gathered data from the most unengaged and uncommitted employees from more than 320,000 employees in a variety of organizations. We …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

A short-term trading strategy that works

In today’s article we are going to go through the steps to build a simple trading system or strategy for use on the JSE.<p><b>System concept</b><p>We believe that …

Investing

8 websites that make you smarter

The internet is great for catching up with what your friends are doing on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. It’s fantastic for keeping up to date …

Learning

8 of the World's Weirdest Bicycles

Why settle for a fixie when you could be riding a floating bike or a pedal-powered Ferrari?<p>Why settle for a fixie when you could be riding a floating bike or a pedal-powered Ferrari?