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13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

Oprah Winfrey

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, …

Operating Systems

Top 10 books about spies

The literature of espionage, like its subjects, is often not to be trusted. These are some of the accounts you can believe<p>Betrayal, seduction and subterfuge: these devilish arts are central to the ancient craft of spying. And, whether in fact or fiction, the literature of espionage continues to …

Books

How to resolve Mail SMTP errors in OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4

Tips<p>A change in the way OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4 handles security keys has caused a number of users —specifically those using Gmail —to see SMTP send …

Harrison Ford Explained The Story Behind The Best Scene In 'Indiana Jones'

Harrison Ford held an AMA question and answer session on Reddit Sunday, where he discussed the story behind one of the most famous scenes in the "Indiana Jones" films.<p>In the first movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Indiana Jones is being chased through the streets of Cairo by a bunch of goons. He …

Movies

Here's What You Should Really Be Eating For A Snack

There's a perception that snacking is bad for us. A nibble here and a nosh there can quickly add up in calories and make us gain weight.<p>"We need to change our mindset," says Kim Larson, RDN, CD, CSSD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Snacking has been traditionally viewed …

Nutrition

Dubai Cryogenic

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Photography

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

CHART: Here's How Long You Can Stay Outside In Extreme Cold Temperatures Before Getting Frostbite

With the "polar vortex" bringing frigid temperatures across the country, going outside isn't just uncomfortable — it can be downright dangerous.<p>The temperature will drop to -25 F in Fargo, N.D., -31 F in International Falls, Minn., and -15 F in Indianapolis and Chicago, according to the Associated …

Weather

Climate Change: The State of the Science

Vive la différence!

MEN and women do not think in the same ways. Few would disagree with that. And science has quantified some of those differences. Men, it is pretty …

National Academy of Sciences

Tiny…Tinier..Tiniest.

Spread the Cute:<p>The QTE comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are some petite prosh peeps!<p>Via the tasteful folks @ My Modern Met.<p>Advertisements<p>13creepy …

This Guy's Supercut Of His Epic Year Will Make You Wish You Took More Vacations

Louis Cole would, and in this video, you'll see why.<p>The 30-year-old YouTube veteran gained a lot of attention for himself back in 2011, when he used to run a very controversial YouTube channel showing videos of himself eating crazy things like scorpions and cockroaches.<p>Now, he spends his life …

Social Media

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They Ever Got

The difference, for many, between giving up and persisting through the toughest times can be getting advice from people who have done it before — and being smart enough to listen.<p>From investor Mark Cuban's dad telling him that there are no shortcuts to Lululemon founder Chip Wilson's realization …

Entrepreneurship

Business Insider on Twitter: "Four Reasons Why Shanghai Just Had Its Worst Smog Day Of All Time http://t.co/DvadZU5MMj http://t.co/4XKwr4A5Au"

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

Hall of Fame

Business Insider on Twitter: "Here's A Map Showing The Most Corrupt Countries In The World http://t.co/XdXtwUKZpW http://t.co/R2hg6nH6OP"

Replying to @<b>businessinsider</b><p>“@<b>businessinsider</b>: Here's A Map Showing The Most Corrupt Countries In The World http://read.bi/1bcVAen …

Yota Phone: World's First E-Ink Dual-Screen Smartphone Is Always On (PICTURES)

A unique smartphone with two screens has been launched by a Russian tech company.<p>The Yota Phone has two full-size screens, one of which uses the …

The Economist on Twitter: "Today's #Dailychart reveals how different countries' students measure up http://t.co/sjtC6ANn8b http://t.co/rJWVsGZkex"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>TheEconomist</b><p>ΠΑΤΟΣ Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ --> “@<b>TheEconomist</b>: how …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

Artist Kyle Lambert created an incredibly photorealistic portrait of actor Morgan Freeman using nothing but the Procreate app on an iPad Air.<p>A …

Here's The New Ranking Of Top Countries In Reading, Science, And Math

The OECD is out with new global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and math. Results of the full survey can be found and delved into here.<p>You can see below how Asian countries are obliterating everyone else in these categories.<p>The United States, meanwhile, ranks …

Education

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

Photography

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

These Mesmerizing Photos Of Snowflakes Were Taken With A Regular Point-And-Shoot Camera

Photographer Alexey Kljatov took an old lens from a Russian Zenit camera, flipped it around backwards, and attached it to a run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot camera.<p>Then he took macro shots of snowflakes, and the images are absolutely enchanting! Kljatov allowed us to share some of them here.

Photography

The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

Despite having around 9% of the world's population, the region is home to 28% of the world's murders, according to the United Nations. (Note: This article previously cited data from a few years ago showing that 42% of global homicides were in the region.)<p>The highest murder rate of all is in San …

Mexico

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …