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10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Inside Apple And IBM’s App Making Machine

This is how the (unlikely) partnership actually works, as told by the people from both companies who manage it every day.<p>On a July day in 2014 some people from IBM and Apple got together in a room at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California to start work on their recently announced business app …

5 Ways to Say No to a Networking Request

Successful professionals get them all the time: plaintive emails from long-ago colleagues, or college friends — or even those friends’ adult children — seeking “an hour of your time” or a chance to “pick your brain” or an offer to “buy you a cup of coffee.”<p>Early in your career, it can be flattering …

Here's Why Trust in the Media Is at an All-Time Low

According to a new Gallup poll, trust in mass media in the United States is lower than it has ever been since the organization started asking that …

Czech man who shot the Hillary Clinton fainting video will make more than $100,000 from licensing

If you want to show the 20-second clip, you need to pay Storyful, News Corp’s viral video agency.<p>The jarring video of Hillary Clinton being carried into a van is the story of the week.<p>It is also a moneymaker for Rupert Murdoch.<p>Murdoch’s News Corp owns Storyful, a company that sources and …

Egloo launches brilliant electricity-free heater that warms your home for just pennies a day

Last year, wrote about the Egloo, a brilliant little heater that uses a simple concept to heat your home for just pennies a day - without …

Candles

A Better Way to Deliver Bad News

Giving feedback to your employees, particularly when their performances fall short of expectations, is one of the most critical roles you play as a manager. For most people, it’s also one of the most dreaded. Such conversations can be very unpleasant—emotions can run high, tempers can flare. And …

How to Answer the Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone | The Art of Manliness

Almost every time you meet someone new, there are three questions you will probably have to answer during your conversation:<p><b>What’s your name?</b>• <b><br>What do</b> …

Understanding Medium: Evan Williams On His Past, Future, and Current Obsessions

<b>John Battelle: Medium is your third major company, but they’re all on a theme. The Atlantic</b> <b>put it this way</b><b>: “Ev makes text boxes that we pour our</b> …

Why Won't Facebook Release Me From Overnight Oats Hell?

Why you've been seeing random posts getting "stuck" to the top of your feed lately.<p>Last Tuesday night, Shani Hilton — head of US news at BuzzFeed, apparent breakfast lover, and my Facebook friend — posted a simple status: "Has anyone made overnight oats before?"<p>Shani’s quest for sensible breakfast …

Social Media

What's The Tallest Building Ever Demolished In London?

With all the attention on London's growing skyline, it's easy to forget that chunks of it have been deleted over the years, too. In the month when …

South Kilburn estate review – homes that are streets ahead

Thanks to the enlightened thinking of Brent council and Alison Brooks Architects, a notorious London estate that featured in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth is now the site of some of the best housing in the neighbourhood<p>Once upon a time, goes a well-worn story, cities were made of streets. People were …

Architecture

High life: new interiors launched at London’s South Bank Tower

Originally designed by Richard Seifert (also the architect behind Tower 42 and Centrepoint), the South Bank Tower has been an icon of south London’s skyline since its launch in 1972. The prominent high rise is now about to enter its next chapter in life, following a swanky redesign by KPF (Kohn …

THE FUTURE OF TV REPORT: How networks, pay-TV companies, and the ad industry are responding to dramatic shifts in TV viewing habits

BI Intelligence<p>Over the last few years, there’s been much talk about the “death of TV.” However, television is not dying so much as it's evolving: extending beyond the traditional television screen and broadening to include programming from new sources accessed in new ways.<p>It's strikingly evident …

Tom Brokaw On How To Talk To Anyone

With over 50 years in journalism and scores of interviews under his belt, Tom Brokaw knows how to start a conversation with anyone.<p>A large part of Tom Brokaw’s career was spent in one of the country’s most visible jobs, anchoring NBC’s <i>Nightly News</i> from 1982 to 2004. Before Facebook’s newsfeed and …

10 logos we never want to see change

As the champion of designers everywhere, we at Creative Bloq are keen to encourage work opportunities for the creative community. But there are …

Microsoft officially launches Planner, its Trello competitor

The Microsoft Office lineup is getting a new addition today: Microsoft Planner, team collaboration software that lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more. The new app, first introduced into testing last fall, enters a competitive space which includes pro software …

Project Management

We went to the top of New York's latest skyscraper to find out how it's being built

We're in rarefied air, 777 feet above Manhattan's Beaux-Arts Flatiron District — well higher than the golden tops of the Metropolitan Life Tower and New York Life Building a few blocks north.<p>"We're actually looking down on Rupert Murdoch's three floors at the top of that tower there," said Eichner, …

Twitter Is Betting Everything on Jack Dorsey. Will It Work?

Less than a year into his return as C.E.O., one thing is clear: the company’s fortunes are indelibly tied to those of its controversial co-founder.<p>“I ’m leaving the company in two weeks,” Dick Costolo said abruptly, his face stricken, his fingers banging the wood-slab table before him. Costolo, the …

Social Media

Advertisers love Snapchat's priciest ad format — and that ought to worry its social media rivals

But Snapchat has cracked it.<p>For Halloween 2015, Twentieth Century Fox became the first marketer to run a Sponsored Lens campaign. Snapchat users taking a video selfie could overlay images of characters from "The Peanuts Movie," while its theme tune played. When users opened their mouths, "an …

Rafael Viñoly apologises for comments on 432 Park Avenue skyscraper "screw-ups"

Architect Rafael Viñoly has sent Dezeen a public letter apologising for comments he made about the interior design of his supertall New York …

Here's what the first users are saying about Facebook's Slack competitor

Not to scroll through News Feeds full of viral videos and baby photos, but actually to streamline their workplace communication, through its new enterprise product, Facebook at Work.<p>By vying to be the main internal-communication tool for businesses, Facebook hopes to tap into a lucrative new market …

Social Media

James Murdoch: Fox’s Streaming Deal With Hulu Is ‘Precedential,’ Will Drive Growth of Other OTT Services

Fox’s pending agreement with Hulu to offer its broadcast and cable channels as part of a streaming bundle will be a “precedential” move that should …

How Do You Get Bros to Drink Rosé Wine? Package It Like It’s Beer

Rosé is great in giant bottles on the Carlton Terrace. But what if you're one of those average bros who's taken a liking to the pink stuff, which …

Why Companies Should Be Spending Way More on YouTube Ads

Image source: Alphabet.<p>Want your advertising dollars to be more effective at driving sales? Then stop spending marketing dollars on TV advertisements, and spend them on YouTube ads instead. At least that's the message from a recent report by Google's research partners. Note that YouTube is part of …

Advertising

Can Pacific Standard thrive in a post-clickbait era?

<b>By</b> <b>Simon Owens</b><p>In December 2011, on the night the news broke that Christopher Hitchens had died, Nicholas Jackson was in an Austin hotel room. Jackson, …

Facebook drives more traffic to articles, but Twitter users spend more time reading them

Do small screens translate to shortened attention spans?<p>Not so, suggests a new report from Pew Research Center. Turns out mobile users are spending twice as much time reading long-form articles compared to shorter stories, the research group concluded in a report released today after studying 71 …

Twitter

Digiday Shows There Is Money in Media if You Stay Focused

You might not have heard of an online publication called Digiday—unless you spend all of your time reading about the media industry, and specifically …

Is The Live Sports Rights Bubble Finally Bursting?

Over the past decade, television broadcasters have bet that DVR-proof live sports will remain highly profitable, and shelled out tens of billions of …

10 signs you're burning out and how to stop it

The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home.<p>New research from the American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported the following:<p>A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) …