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Why museum professionals need to talk about Black Panther

by Casey Haughin, ’19<p>*Spoiler Warning: opening sequence plot details discussed in article*<p>The seminal film <i>Black Panther</i> has become an international …

How To: Become a Servant Leader

<b>Bossing around employees is so passé.</b> Developing people, treating them with respect, encouraging their talents and input—these are trends that …

Leadership

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Leadership

The 18 coolest neighbourhoods in Europe to visit in 2018, according to the world's top travel experts

But it can be hard to look beyond the tourist traps when you've only got a few days in a certain city or region.<p>Business Insider asked some of the world's top travel experts — from the likes of Lonely Planet and Suitcase Magazine— for the coolest and quirkiest hyper-local neighbourhoods across …

European Travel

Take Ownership: How to Rise Up as a Leader in 2018

Leadership is in high demand. Here are 6 steps to becoming a better leader in the new year.<p>I'm often asked what is the number one skill that I would focus on if I want to achieve success in business and in life. My answer is always leadership.<p>There is a leader within everyone, and I am obsessed …

5 Luxurious Spa Destinations to Visit on Your Next Vacation

There are two types of people in this world: those who like to spend every waking moment of a vacation partaking in an activity or taking in the …

6 awesome augmented reality apps making waves in the market

Augmented Reality (AR) is nothing new. However, the recent Apple iOS update and iPhone announcement are certainly going to help make this immersive format more mainstream.<p>Nowadays, the latest advancements in the tech world are being brought directly to the everyday mobile user with all kinds of …

Augmented Reality

This Fungus Discovered In A Pakistani Landfill Likes To Eat Plastic

Polyester polyurethane makes a delicious meal for the Aspergillus tubingensis fungus, offering a potential solution to some of our insane plastic problem.<p>Out of all the plastic ever made–an estimated 8.3 billion metric tons–most of it still exists as waste in some form, whether that’s in a landfill …

Sunken 8th continent reveals its buried secrets

A journey to plumb the remote ocean depths has revealed that Earth does indeed have an eighth continent.<p>A nine-week voyage took scientists from around the world to drill and explore the seafloor off New Zealand and Australia. They found evidence of land-based fossils, revealing that the ancient …

Amazon innovation chief: 'We are failing and will continue to fail'

Amazon's vice president for global innovation policy and communications, Paul Misener, gave the keynote speech at Retail Week's tech conference in London this week, telling the assembled retailers what they can learn from the ecommerce giant's growth.<p>Misener, who has been with Amazon for over 15 …

Schadenfreude

What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate.<p>What comes to mind when you hear the term “facilitator”? A task manager hogging airspace up at the front of the room? Or …

Design

How to Motivate Employees to Go Beyond Their Jobs

Every day, employees make decisions about whether they are willing to go the extra mile in ways that contribute to their organization’s success. These are important decisions because research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, …

Employment

The End Of The High Line Era

Several high-profile, billionaire-backed public spaces are on the outs.<p>It’s the end of the line for one of New York City’s most imaginative and controversial park proposals. Developer Barry Diller announced this week that he’s killing his plan for Pier 55, a $250-million, 2.7-acre floating park he …

Want To Fight Inequality With Design? Read These Books Now

Urban designers, architects, professors, and activists share their essential reads.<p>Design has afforded us more convenience, more connectivity, and more beauty. But at the same time, it’s also threatening our civil liberties, manipulating our decisions, and spreading bias.<p>The scale of today’s design …

The Real Value Of Influencer Collaborations? Think Long Term

Collaborating with influencers on sponsored content has made its way from a sub-strategy to a standalone entity for brands. The stats back it up: Forbes reported at the beginning of 2017 that 84% of marketers planned on working with influencers in the next 12 months. While that’s a staggering …

This Short Film Is A Surreal Rebuke To The Scourge Of Branded Content

<b>What:</b> <i>Whiskey Fist</i>, an NSFW short film made in response to labor-exploiting branded content.<p><b>Who:</b> Filmmaker Gillian Horvat<p><b>Why we care:</b> In 2015, Jameson Whiskey held a short film competition called First Shot. The brand asked for submissions that evoked “the great and/or unexpected things that happen …

Reinventing Me: The Final Frontier Of Disruptive Innovation

It was the great American author F. Scott Fitzgerald who ventured the opinion that “there are no second acts in American lives”, at a time, ironically, “when he himself was only a couple of years away from what many people consider the greatest second act in American literary history.” In …

11 Famous Failures That Will Inspire You to Success

Fear of failure is daunting. Here's help--famous "been there, done that" stories that will have you saying "learned this, did that".<p>Nothing debilitates us as much or is as scary as a fear of failure.<p>In fact, research indicates that our fear of failure tops the list of our phobias with nearly one in …

The Evil Genius Ways The Wealthy, Cities, And Businesses Try To Control Urban Spaces

A new book, The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion, examines the fascinating techniques used to keep people out–and bring people in–to different areas of our cities.<p>When David Geffen built an oceanfront compound on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway–a property that sold this year for $85 million–he …

Android 8.0 Oreo could let you use Wi-Fi hotspots more like cellular data

With Passpoint support, you no longer have to sign in to a Wi-Fi hotspot each time you want to use it, but there is a catch.<p>I’m sure we’ve all been there: you’re trying to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot on the subway, and each time you get to a station, it asks you to authenticate. By the time you sign …

Android News

Instagram now lets you share Stories via Direct messages

Instagram is adding the ability to share a story through Direct messages today. You’ve been able to share regular posts since 2015, but this is the first time the oh-so-popular stories have been available through DMs.<p>To share a story, just tap the new Direct icon at the bottom of the screen while …

What will augmented reality do on the new iPhones?

Augmented reality is expected to play a big part on Apple's latest iPhones when they are unveiled later today.<p>Developers have already been preparing apps using the technology, which mixes virtual objects with real-world views from a phone's camera.<p>Read more

Augmented Reality

20 Tools for Creating Engaging Social Media Videos, Images and GIFs in Minutes

Creating social media content takes time. And creating great social media content takes even more time.<p>You don’t just need to think about what types …

All about the Shoes – The Story of Christian Louboutin

One of the unforgettable milestones in your network marketing career, at least for women, is when you reach the level of success that requires you to …

To Live Your Best Life, Learn These Ten Simple Habits

<i>What can I do to make sure I am becoming the best version of myself? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Instead of Passion

Four alternative ways to think about the burning question of “What’s your passion?”<p>“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born …

Best 23 ancient cities that you can visit | CNN Travel

10 Overrated Marketing Trends

Make sure you always know the reasons and numbers behind your marketing plan.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Irina Jordan of Fanatics Media lists the 10 most overrated marketing trends. Too many businesses waste their …

Marketing

Using Design Principles To Reshape Local Government

There are a lot of Post-its involved.<p>A significant challenge for much local government is understanding what constituents want and need. The top-down approach that many agencies employ can create a disconnect between services and who’s being served.<p>Enter Public, a new nonprofit that wants to bring …