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What B2B Buyers Really Care About

It’s Saturday, and a chief operating officer who last week negotiated a multimillion-dollar deal for a fleet of vehicles for her company is feeling pretty good. To reward herself, she’s shopping for a convertible sports car to enjoy on weekends. Surely the price-value calculation she makes for a …

Management

Chinese architecture and design | Dezeen

Yellow, turquoise, and coral-pink furnishings brighten this previously colourless apartment in Hong Kong, which has been overhauled by local studio …

How to Let Go at the End of the Workday

Chris, a senior manager at a New York design studio can’t sleep. His mind is churning, thinking about the mountain of tasks facing him back at the office. Katrina, the production manager at a well-known publishing house is distracted by a work email at the dinner table. Her partner complains that …

8 Fun Ways to Improve Your Brain

222 Shares<p>In today’s frenzied world, everyone it seems is trying to do more, do better, and find some way to get ahead. People are looking for ways …

Crypto coin company ‘disappears with millions’, leaving one-word message: ‘Penis’

A crypto coin start-up has disappeared from the internet with a supposed haul of millions in investor cash, leaving a short, succinct message.<p>For …

Startups

Twelve camels are disqualified from Saudi Arabian beauty contest for using Botox

• <b>Annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is taking place near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia</b>• <b><br>28-day festival is famous for its camel beauty contest with prizes</b> …

Your Future is Determined After Work!

The time before you go to bed is golden, as it exists every single day, and it’s usually completely yours to schedule.<p>What do you want to do with …

Productivity

Explore The Largest Early Map Of The World

This 430-year-old world map, digitized for the first time, is “more than just a map!,” according to historian David Rumsey.<p>You’re looking at one of the most extraordinary maps ever created. It’s a 10-by-10-foot digital image of a 60-sheet world map drawn by hand in 1587 by Italian cartographer …

What to Do When You’re Feeling Distracted at Work

Sometimes there’s so much going on in your life and the broader world, that you can’t focus. What can you do when every time you sit down at your desk you feel distracted? How can you get back to feeling focused and productive?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Feeling distracted and unproductive is something …

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year | National Geographic

Nature Photography

Performing Acts of Kindness May Help Treat Social Anxiety

For the 15 million Americans who struggle with social anxiety, interactions that seem mundane to those without anxiety can be a source of significant …

They Built a Luxury Marble Palace for Horses in China

<i>W</i>hen I first stumbled upon this photograph, I thought it was photoshopped, or some kind of practical joke involving horses <i>horsing around</i> in the lobby …

Paris

Drink and be merry: why alcohol makes us feel good, then doesn’t

With the festive season upon us, many of us will get through a lot of booze. But why do we consume it when it has undeniably negative effects?<p>If someone offered you a glass of mild poison, you’d decline. If they said “drink this, it’ll make it harder to walk, speak and remember things, and you’ll …

Is Monogamy the Only Way? Exploring Common Myths About Nonmonogamy

In Western cultures, we tend to see romantic relationships as monogamous by default and any other relationship dynamic as a failure, especially if …

Darkest material on Earth creates a 'schism in space' for Winter Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> A building described as the "darkest on Earth" has been unveiled at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in South Korea.<p>It's the work of British architect Asif Khan, who achieved the super-black effect by coating the building in a revolutionary material that absorbs 99% of light.<p>The Hyundai …

CNN

The Startups Most Likely to Succeed Have Technical Founders Who Quickly Hire Businesspeople

<i>When you’re in a startup, the first ten people will determine whether the company succeeds or not. Each is ten percent of the company. So why wouldn’t you take as much time as necessary to find all the A-players?.… A small company depends on great people much more than a big company does. —</i> Steve …

Vipp offers "out of the ordinary" hotel stays in a woodland cabin or an urban loft

Danish retailer Vipp has expanded into the hospitality industry – it is now offering guests the opportunity to stay in a prefabricated micro dwelling …

How Common is Your Birthday? This Visualization Might Surprise You

It’s baby season in America, with September the busiest month for births on average in the last two decades. So it seemed like the right time to …

Data Visualization

A clinical psychologist says there are two types of popular people

<b>A clinical psychologist has found there are two types of popularity, and as weak humans we always favour the worse kind.</b><p>In his new book, <i>Popular: The</i> …

Psychology

Cognitive Restructuring for Stress Relief

There’s plenty of solid evidence that how we think about what’s going on in our lives can greatly contribute to whether or not we find events in our …

Psychology

The Next Week, More Burning Man Photos

Well, maybe you are getting tired of these by now? Here’s another set along with captions.<p>The tree in the middle of the desert glowed all day and all …

This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, uncovers the science behind owning the room in a social situation.<p>Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, …

Self-improvement

Selling Products Is Good. Selling Projects Can Be Even Better

In the beginning companies sold products. And then they sold services. In recent years, the fashionable suggestion has been that companies sell experiences and solutions, solving the needs and aspirations of customers.<p>Companies, indeed, do all of these things. But increasingly, what companies sell …

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of …

Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic

<i>View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here.</i><p>The human brain is capable of incredible things, but it’s also extremely flawed …

What Happened When I Ate The Best Brain Foods For A Week

This is what cutting out sugar and dairy and eating lots of fish and blueberries did to my productivity.<p>We know that there is a strong connection between your physical health and work performance. I thought I was doing pretty well. I consider myself a pretty healthy person: I try to run one half …

Women's 11 Prime Flirting Techniques

How do women behave to get noticed by men? What body language do women use to show a man they are interested and get him to approach? Find out what …

Relationships

How to live longer: Brain cells that control AGEING have been discovered

Scientists have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast ageing occurs in the body.<p>The discovery, made in mice, could lead …

Pope reveals he had weekly psychoanalysis sessions at age 42

Francis says he visited psychoanalyst for six months ‘to clarify a few things’ and that now nothing frightens him<p>Pope Francis has revealed that he sought the help of a psychoanalyst for six months when he was 42 and the leader of the Jesuit order in Argentina during the country’s military …

Why Are Yawns Contagious?

Every person yawns. So do many other vertebrate animals, including snakes, dogs, cats, sharks, and chimpanzees. While yawning is contagious, not …