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Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Sociology

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team | Inc.com

A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming leadership shortage. As more Boomers retire and Millennials continue to increase in numbers as the …

Leadership

4 Ways Smart Teams Achieve Consensus Quickly | Inc.com

Innovation is a team sport. It is rare for a successful innovation initiative to be executed by a sole individual, and that's a good thing. A truly disruptive innovation is the manifestation of multiple perspectives.<p>To rapidly launch an innovation to market, however, a team needs to quickly …

Management

Soldier sought after 11 killed in Cape Verde

Police are eager to talk to a disgruntled soldier after eleven people were shot dead on Tuesday on the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde.<p>Eight servicemen as well as a local civilian and two Spanish citizens were killed at a military barracks in Monte Tchota where the army guards a communications …

SFMOMA review: it's art history on steroids but must go beyond big names

Heart of inaugural presentation is a collection that includes Warhol and Ellsworth Kelly, but in city’s battle over inequality the gallery may have picked a side<p>Pleasant, quirky, but not exactly world class: that could have described San Francisco a few decades ago, and could describe the San …

Art

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

How White Are New York’s Cultural Organizations?

Exhibitions<p>Millennials are changing the numbers, but not fast enough.<p>,<p>Even before Tom Finkelpearl became head of mayor Bill De Blasio’s Department of …

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on …

Data Visualization

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

The 25 Most Important Full Frontal Nude Scenes in Movies5. <em>Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan</em> (2006)

<b>Actor who stripped down:</b> Stonie, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian<b><br>Why they're fully nude:</b> Family photos in Kazakhstan have their own dress code.<p>Believe …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas.<p>Historians now can sort through ship manifests once …

Anthropology

“It’s not about the sex”: The case for open relationships

Infidelity is condemned as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what’s so great about living in self-denial?<p>When my boyfriend, Jason, confessed to having sex with another woman, I cried. I cried almost nonstop for a full weekend, actually, in spite of the fact that I was the one who …

Why racism is not backed by science

As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist<p>Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans …

Evolution

Debt vs. Retirement: How Much To Put Toward Each

Recently, a good friend asked me a seemingly simple question: “Laura, does it make sense to save for retirement while also carrying debt?”<p>The answer, however, is anything but simple and depends on a number of different factors.<p>“A lot of people are trying to figure out, how do I balance multiple …

Personal Finance

How to Make Hot Cross Buns for Easter

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Kathryn from London Bakes's hot cross buns might be more than one or two a penny, but they're sure to make your Good Friday a real celebration.</i><p>You …

Dessert

Great Moments in Oscar History

Oscars 2015: Big Data number crunchers try their hand at calling the awards

As almost anyone who's ever joined an office pool can tell you, Oscar predictions are famously squishy affairs, likely to flummox even a sophisticated film fan.<p>But in recent years, Big Data has attempted to turn art into science. This year such efforts are more prolific than ever — and more …

Chocolate Pots de Crème with Orange, Olive Oil, & Sea Salt

About this recipe<p>With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to share one of my favorite family recipes. A gem from the archives given a …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Why Dads Matter

A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.<p>MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages.<p>By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each …

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

Bill Gates

Putting an End to Conferences Dominated by White Men

Many business conferences are notable not only for the prominent people on stage, but also for those who are missing. For instance, at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this week, fewer than 18% of the speakers are women. Women’s under-representation at such events …