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Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

The ultimate Apple user accessory guide

Apple continues to impress consumers with new releases every single year. From hardware to software, Apple devices are some of the most popular in …

Behind the Screens: Stephen’s health-oriented standing desk + weather monitor setup

<i>Behind the Screens</i> <i>is a weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. Next up is Stephen Hall, 9to5Google’s Managing Editor.</i><p>For my first few years working at home, I spent countless hours sitting at a cheap desk hunched over in …

Leaders, Stop Avoiding Hard Decisions

Too many leaders avoid making tough calls. In an effort not to upset others or lose status in the eyes of their followers, they concoct sophisticated justifications for putting off difficult decisions, and the delay often does far more damage than whatever fallout they were trying to avoid. In …

How to Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds

Start with the power your audience craves.<p>How you open and close your presentation decides everything.<p>Nothing matters more for effectiveness.<p>The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common …

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

There's 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations | Inc.com

Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making authentic connections that could open doors for you.<p>Instead, your first order of priority is to take the attention off …

Body Language

Bill Gates Is Obsessed With These 2 New Books

One is about facts, the other enlightenment.<p>Bill Gates had some awesome answers for curious Redditors on his AMA this week, commenting on topics …

17 Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Winning Movies

To get excited for the Academy Awards this weekend, here are some of the best quotes from Hollywood's top films.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Oscars are just around the corner and that means on Sunday March 4, the famous awards show will reveal the top films of …

Are You Fit to Be a Manager? Harvard's 25-Question Quiz Will Tell You

No amount of seniority can make someone a successful manager; a certain temperament and a host of personality traits are crucial to one's ability to …

From weird to practical, 18 small travel essentials you’ll actually want to pack

Ultimately, what you pack for a trip is up to you. But there are a few accessories that could make the journey a bit easier. Here are 18 items that …

Shopping

Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon': 10 Things You Didn't Know

There are hit albums, and then there's <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i>. Pink Floyd's eternally popular song cycle has sold more than 15 million copies in the …

Indie Music

5G is coming — here’s what to expect, and when to expect it on your carrier

Mobile 5G, which is short for “fifth generation,” is about as nascent and nebulous a term as they come. The organization that governs cellular …

Mobile

22 Vacations that Will Change Your Life

1 of 22<p>Cooking on the Amalfi Coast<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Kayaking Mexico's Sea of Cortez<p>3 of 22<p>Setting Sail in Sausalito<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Going Wild …

Costa Rica

Move Over Lava Lamps!

Meet, Hologrampy! One part decorative novelty item, one part speaker… it gives your listening experience a boost with a stunning visual …

Turn the Ship Around!

• <b>Author:</b> L. David Marquet & Stephen R. Covey<p><b>"The best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training, and driving flawless execution.” —FORTUNE</b><p>Since <i>Turn the Ship Around!</i> was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s …

Leaders Eat Last Deluxe

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sinek<p><b>The Deluxe Edition of Leaders Eat Last, now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, includes over 30 minutes of exclusive video and 30 minutes of audio of Simon Sinek. The acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better delves deeper</b> …

Going to Peru? 10 things to know before your trip

<b>(CNN) —</b> With a climate that ranges from desert dry to tropical lush to freeze-your-North-Face-off in the Andes, Peru packs a ton of diversity between its sea level elevation Pacific beaches and the 22,204 foot top of its highest mountain, Nevado Huascaran.<p>There's pisco. There's ceviche. And, yes, …

Mexico's most-wanted: A guide to the drug cartels

<b>More than 200,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since Mexico's government declared war on organised crime in December 2006.</b><p>The military offensive has led to the destruction of some drug gangs, splits within others and the emergence of new groups.<p>With widespread corruption and impunity …

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in …

Remote Controls

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it into a Minecraft machine, a music streamer for your living room, an Alexa speaker and many other things. But one …

Raspberry Pi

50 Excellent Modern Design Ideas For Living Room

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You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

The Prettiest Patios on the Internet & How to Get the Look — Patio Perfection

There are few things dreamier than sipping your morning coffee outside while reading a new book, or toasting the end of another work day with a glass …

Landscaping

15 secrets to a stunning back yard that you can't miss!

If you look at pictures of other people's completed back yards and wonder how you can make yours look so stylish and well put together, wonder no …

5 Easy Tips to Instantly Elevate Any Art Display

Furniture makes a space functional and comfortable, but artwork and personal photographs are what transform it into a home brimming with character. …

Home Decorating

6 free apps to install on a new MacBook

Congrats on your new MacBook. Apple outfits you with a bounty of preinstalled software, but it doesn't cover everything. Here are six free apps that I installed on my new new MacBook Pro and use regularly, from an uninstaller to a word processor, with four useful apps in between.<p>Let's take them in …