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5 Types of Employees Bosses Hate (and How to Fix the Problem) | Inc.com

Do your employees drive you up the proverbial wall? When you go home, do you inundate your spouse with stories of how awful they are? If so, you'll probably recognize these employees, and appreciate our solutions on how to fix the problems:<p><b>1. Doesn't respect your time.</b> This employee comes in late …

Employment

Pluto: ten things we now know about the dwarf planet

With the immediate excitement of the Pluto flyby behind us, here are the ten most important things we now know about this fascinating world<p><b>Pluto is larger than we thought</b> Pluto’s diameter is larger than expected at 2,370 kilometres across. This is about two-thirds the size of Earth’s moon, giving …

Solar System
National Parks
National Parks

Climbing On Mount Denali

Earth could get just 12 hours' warning of damaging solar storm

UK Cabinet Office report sets out risks of coronal mass ejections from the sun causing power outages, and disruption of GPS and communications<p>Humanity would only have a 12-hour warning about the arrival of a “coronal mass ejection” that could damage the National Grid, pipelines and railway signals, …

Weather

This Chaotic New Cloud Could Be The Coolest Thing Since Cumulus

This raging airmass seems likely to become the first cloud formation the World Meteorological Organization will recognize in more than 60 years.<p><i>(GIF cut from video by Alex Schueth)</i><p>There is something new under the sun.<p>Gavin Pretor-Pinney hopes a wild, turbulent cloud he calls "<i>undulatus asperatus</i>" …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

How Scared Should You Be of a Cyberwar?

Everything you need to know about the future of warfare.<p>Multiple justices of the U.S. Supreme Court—the people who will ultimately decide where the law stands on cyber-military issues—do not even use computers. P.W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and …

Tesco says 400,000 people have already picked up a Hudl tablet with their groceries

UK supermarket Tesco appears to be on to a winner with its £119 Hudl tablet. After notching 35,000 sales in its first few days on sale, the chain says healthy Christmas demand helped it offload more than 400,000 units in the last three months of 2013. While the figure isn't likely to have heavily …

How to Know If You're Working (and Living) With Purpose | Inc.com

<i>"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life." --Abraham Maslow</i><p>Living with purpose is one of the most self-actualized activities we can participate in. Unfortunately, it eludes many of us. I get asked many …

Happiness

Overwhelmed? Here are 3 Strategies to Multiply Your Time.

Stressed? These strategies will multiply your time and free you to focus on your mission. (Image by Renjith Krishnan.)<p>It’s been more than three years …

3 Scientific Secrets to Great Team Chemistry | Inc.com

Great teams, like great dates, depend on chemistry. The members can have all the requisite skills on paper, display competent social skills and a willingness to work hard, but without the certain special something, a team just doesn’t gel. And then it’s just not as productive.<p>That teamwork special …

Psychology

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I remember the evening my wife broke the bad news to me. The conversation had been spinning out of control -- I just hadn't seen it. I desperately wanted things to be different. I wanted to believe that what I was experiencing wasn't …

Leadership

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

Leadership

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Change is key in business for remaining relevant and ahead of the curve. But, while managers love change, employees often fear it or fight it. You always can fire an employee if she doesn't get with the program, but that's not good …

Employment

What Are the Best Places to See a Sunset?

What makes sunsets so eye-catching? Air molecules! When the sun shines during the day, air molecules reflect waves of blue and violet light. Our eyes …

The best apps to make and save you money

Install the best money apps on your smartphones and tablets - here is Telegraph Money's pick of the bunch<p>If you are one of the millions who use a smartphone or tablet – perhaps one recently opened for Christmas – there is a good chance you have already downloaded several apps to make your life a …

Personal Finance

LG May Be Taking Another Stab At The Wearable Activity Tracking Formula

CES 2014 is just around the corner, along with enough new gadgetry to fill several lifetimes. Last year we saw a glut of activity trackers pop up in the wake of notable hits like the Fitbit and Jawbone’s UP, and now it looks like LG is taking yet another stab at the wearable fitness formula with …

Chinese doctor faces death penalty for stealing babies

Zhang Shuxia pleads guilty to stealing seven babies from patients and selling them to traffickers, though locals say only a fraction of her crimes have been investigated<p>A Chinese obstetrician faces the death penalty after admitting that she stole seven babies from her patients<p>In a case that has …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Google Glass

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Tourists paying homage to Bama's centenarians are bringing in millions. But the Guangxi county's success may be its undoing<p>Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath …

Supermoon Dates 2014: Two New Moons Coming in January

There are five supermoon dates in 2014, with the first coming on January 1.<p>That will be a new moon, as will another new moon coming on January …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Water Supply Will Struggle to Meet Demands of Thirstier World

There are already many countries where the scarcity of water affects people’s lives. While water for drinking may be first to come to mind, as …