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The Weird Reason Why Some People Immediately Respect You (or Not), According to Science

What does your voice says about you? Follow these 3 steps, and you'll make a more authentic first impression.<p>Whether you realize it or not, your voice announces your positive or negative emotional state to the entire world. If you feel self-conscious, your listener hears that.<p>When you feel …

The Human Face of Big Data Tablet App

• <b>By:</b> Rick Smolan<p>For almost two decades, Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, cofounders of Against All Odds Productions, have produced a series of …

‘Reflections from Uyuni’, A Breathtaking Time-Lapse of a Mirror-Like Lake on the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia

Enrique Pacheco‘s short time-lapse film “Reflections from Uyuni” records the breathtaking beauty of Salar de Uyuni, a Bolivian salt flat that, at …

How to Use Siri to Convert Currency and Measurements

Even if you're pretty good at doing math in your head, there are so many different measures that you may often find yourself needing to do conversions. For example, when I'm watching tennis on TV and the announcer says the serve was 220 kilometers per hour, I'm fairly clueless. So I just ask Siri …

iOS

Google Launches Free, Ad-Supported Version Of Play Music

Fresh on the heels of the Apple Music launch, Google has just announced that Play Music will now offer a free, ad-supported version of the service to users who don’t want to pay $9.99/month.<p>Play Music is Google’s music streaming service, meant to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, …

Gmail Officially Lets You 'Unsend' Your Emails

Our prayers have finally been answered.<p>On Tuesday, Google announced an official "Undo Send" feature for all Gmail web accounts and the Inbox by Gmail app. The feature allows users to “take back” their emails within 30 seconds of sending them.<p>To activate the function, simply click onto Settings > …

The Promise Of Outsourcing To Vietnam

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Josh Lieberman is president of KMS Technology, a provider of IT services across the software development life cycle with offices in Atlanta and Ho Chi Minh City.</i><p>It’s no surprise that Vietnam is being talked about as an alternative, amid rising costs and attrition rates in popular …

The Rationale Behind Soaring App Development Prices

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ashwin Ramasamy is the founder of ContractIQ, a marketplace that matches enterprises and startups with agencies for app development, product engineering and analytics services.</i><p>During the last quarter of 2014, we were approached by a funded startup based in Boston to identify an app …

The best touchscreen gloves

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i><p>Over the past three winters, we've tested more than 20 pairs of touchscreen gloves while moving half a ton of stumps, climbing on ice, and just walking and …

Where It Counts, 'Basket-Case Japan' Is Beating The Pants Off The United States

In the spring of 1995 – twenty years ago almost to the day – I published a book about Japan entitled <i>Blindside</i>. Endorsed by such long-time Japan watchers as James Fallows, Sir James Goldsmith, and John Kenneth Galbraith (Galbraith had clocked considerable on-the-spot experience as a senior official …

Economics

Singapore's Growing Success Sparks a Backlash

Wild Rocket Group started ten years ago in Singapore and now has four restaurants serving modern Singaporean cuisine. But sometimes it’s forced to turn away guests because it can’t hire enough staff. “It’s incredibly frustrating,” sighs 43-year-old Willin Low, the owner and, at his flagship …

Asia

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>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 …

Creativity

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work

<i>“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before,”</i> Neil Gaiman urged in his commencement-address-turned-manifesto-for-the-creative life. <i>“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself,”</i> philosopher Daniel …

How to Flirt — Backed by Scientific Research

<b>Does Flirting Actually Work?</b><p>Very much so. In fact, research says it’s more effective than looking good.<p><b>Signaling availability and interest trumps</b> …

Lessons From Monks About Designing The Technologies Of The Future

“The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body,” William S. Burroughs once said in a Nike commercial, of all places. But things haven’t worked out that way, at least not for most of us. Our technologies are designed to maximize shareholder profit, and if that means …

Why Investors Have Got It Wrong On China

The vast majority of people who are bearish on China’s economy and stock market now were cheerleaders just 18 months ago. It represents a remarkable 180 degree turn that’s little talked about. Rather than focus on the mix of self-interest and self-delusion involved in this, I want to instead look …

Tom Jackson's answer to How should a 22-year-old invest time?

I have a 22-year old son, and my advice to him is the same. <br>Between 16 and about 30, life gives us incredible energy. After that, we have less energy …

Answer to How did you make your first million dollars?

Dear Reader:<p>You are probably reading this because you’ve heard stories of college-aged entrepreneurs striking it rich, making tens of millions over …

Visakan Veerasamy's answer to I have $5. What is the best way to invest and grow my money?

<i>I remember reading</i> <b>Tina Sellig's</b> <i>(executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program) book-</i> <b>What I wish I knew when I was 20.</b> <i>(I don't know</i> …

College & University

Men's Health

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Men's Health

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Stop Telling Your Employees What to Do

I will never forget the experiences of getting my first suit. I was 12 years old and my father took me to a department store on 18th street in New York City. I was very excited; this was the transition to feeling grown up. A real milestone. I would have a suit like all the grown men I knew.<p>At the …

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

I admit that I’m prone to an optimistic outlook, a belief that most problems can be tackled with hard work and the right mindset. I’ve read the research that indicates that positive thinkers tend to do better in school, work and life. Perhaps I even assumed that optimism was infectious and that …

Men's Health

A new study suggests your taste in food and beverages might mean more than you thought<p>Is it really worth it? We put it to the test<p>Get ready for strong orgasms and even stronger arms<p>The sound of letting one rip can depend on a lot of things<p>If you really only want one good watch, here are five …