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Coffee v smoothies: Which is better for you?

<b>One is made of fruit. The other is caffeinated. So a smoothie is a healthier option than a coffee, right? Don't be so sure, says Michael Mosley, as he weighs the evidence.</b><p>Which is healthier - coffee or smoothies?<p>It seems obvious that the answer must be a smoothie. After all, drinking coffee is a …

Nutrition

The Wisdom Of The Cronut: Why Long Lines Are Worth the Wait

Would you wait 2 hours for a pastry? Harvard behavioral scientist and author Francesca Gino discusses the coveted cronut, and how it makes customers do exactly that.<p>Imagine, if you will, the “cronut.” This sugar-rolled, cream-filled, glaze-topped doughnut-croissant hybrid has been taking Manhattan …

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting My Own Business

From the ground-up, check out how one startup built momentum, a team, and tough skin against the naysayers.<p>Building a startup takes a long time: it’s been seven years since I first came up with the idea for my startup, a graphic design program Canva.<p>At the time I was teaching design at university …

Should Your Hobby Invention Idea Become A Business?

You had a “light bulb” moment, and since you haven’t been able to shake the idea – in fact this genius thought has even begun to interfere with your …

Did Hyman Minsky find the secret behind financial crashes?

<b>American economist Hyman Minsky, who died in 1996, grew up during the Great Depression, an event which shaped his views and set him on a crusade to explain how it happened and how a repeat could be prevented, writes Duncan Weldon.</b><p>Minsky spent his life on the margins of economics but his ideas …

Economics

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver Explains Why We Suck At Predictions (And How To Improve)

People see patterns in all sorts of things–but they’re rarely right about what they mean. In “The Signal and the Noise,” Nate Silver investigates why–and talks with Fast Company about how poker can make you better at business.<p>“Wunderkind” and “prodigy” are among the superlatives often attached to …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …

5 Ways To Keep Your Cool In Heated Times

Chronic stress can kill. Here’s how to stay calm, even when you’re ready to snap.<p>“Rule number one is don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.”<p>So says Dr. Robert S. Eliot, Cardiologist, in in a 1983 <i>Time</i> article dealing with stress.<p>While we think of stress in negative …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

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