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A petition to remove Ellen Pao as Reddit CEO has added more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days

On Friday, Reddit users speculated that the employee, talent director Victoria Taylor, was fired. Taylor posted a comment that seemed to support that viewpoint, saying she was "dazed" by the news.<p>Taylor helped run the popular "Ask Me Anything" or iAMA feature, which has featured guests such as Bill …

Internet
Internet

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

In Honor Of National Relaxation Day, 6 Of The Most Relaxing Things To Do Right Now

If you haven't booked a massage, a session at your local isolation therapy tank or a lazy day at the beach to celebrate the joyous holiday that is National Relaxation Day (August 15), do not panic. First of all, there is no panicking allowed on National Relaxation Day. Second of all, we've compiled …

The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

17 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

And there's one reason why — his insane work ethic.<p>Even after going down with a devastating Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-2013 season, Kobe kept working, and now he says he's way ahead of schedule on his recovery. In fact, he says he "shattered" the timetable for recovery from his surgery, …

Michael Jordan

Bill Clinton Has A Superpower, And Mastering It Can Make You Successful Beyond Belief

Bill Clinton knows how to win friends and influence people. The former president is a master of reinvention -- does anyone even remember that mini-scandal back in the mid-’90s? -- and the same talents that guided him into office have propelled him, more recently, into the stratosphere of Internet …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

How You Can Train Your Mind To Do The Impossible

We know that the human brain is a powerful organ, but many of us aren't aware of how much the mind is truly capable of -- and much <i>more</i> powerful it can become through deliberate training. By exercising the brain (yes, you can use repetition and habit as you do when you exercise the body), we can …

China's Infamous 'One-Child Policy' Is About To Become A 'Two-Child Policy'

The country just completed a once-in-a-decade leadership transition earlier this year, though, and the new management is eager to show its reform-minded stripes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy.<p>As a result, the "one-child policy" may be set to become a "two-child policy" fairly …

Demographics

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Leadership

How to: Access stunning hi-res OS X screensaver images to use as wallpaper

Mountain Lion includes a set of 44 beautiful screensaver images in stunning 3200×2000 resolution, ideal for use as wallpaper on Retina MacBook Pros, Thunderbolt Displays and larger Cinema Displays.<p>Getting access to the images to use as wallpaper takes just a few seconds. Instructions follow…<p><i>Via</i> …

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

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Live Longer

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to "slow down" your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, …

Centers for Disease Control

Best Workout Songs

It’s smart to sync your sweat sessions to an upbeat soundtrack: music can inspire you to work out at a higher intensity, distract you from the extra effort, and help you relax, according to a 2007 review of 15 studies on the effects of music on exercise.<p>To make the most of your workouts, lace up …

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Just how crazy is China’s plan to build the world’s tallest building in nine months?

Construction on Sky City officially kicked off last weekend in Changsha, capital of Hunan province. Broad Group, which is building Sky City, is shooting for an April 2014 completion. By May or June, the 30,000 people it plans to accommodate (pdf) can start moving in. That also means that in the …

Real Estate

10 Tips to be More Grateful in Life

<b>To be more grateful in life</b> means that you are also allowing yourself to be happier, more contented and more satisfied with everything that has been …

20 Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

It seems like these days you can learn just about anything online for free, but of course some of that information is better than others. The good …

Learning

Alex Rodriguez makes 89 cents a second

The website BaseballPlayerSalaries.com provides some incredible stats about embattled Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez’s $28 million salary for 2013. Among them: A-Rod makes 89 cents a second, and makes more every week than many MLB players — including practically all rookies — make in a year. …

Study: Happiness Peaks at age 23, 69

Blame your high expectations. According to a study from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics to be published this week, life satisfaction peaks at 23 and 69, dipping dramatically in your 50s as life's myriad disappointments kick in.<p>After surveying 23,161 Germans, …

Happiness