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To get real stuff done, focus on the 20% of your work that leads to 80% of your results

To get better results, do less but do it better.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, emails, notifications, meetings, multitasking in the …

Time Management

How to Master the 4 Types of Leadership That Will Make You Successful

You must master multiple leadership styles to be an exceptional leader.<p>It's unwise to be a one-trick pony when it comes to leadership. Rather, you need to be adaptable and have multiple leadership approaches at your disposal.<p>An adaptable leadership style is one that is flexible enough to enable you …

6 Startup Mistakes Badass Entrepreneurs Never Make... Twice

As a life-long, serial entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling nearly $400 million. Two of my ventures subsequently contributed to billion-dollar valuations, following their acquisition by Intuitive Surgical (Computer Motion) and Citrix …

Entrepreneurship

This Is What the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Focus on

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Marissa Mayer’s genius plot to turn Apple against Google

Is Marissa Mayer about to play two of Silicon Valley’s fiercest rivals off each other?<p>Kara Swisher of Re/Code was out with a fascinating scoop on Yahoo late yesterday. According to her report, which cited sources inside the company, Yahoo is looking to convince Apple to dump Google as the default …

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Eat Your Way Across the Globe<p>The food we live and fly for.<p>Previous<p>World's Best Cities for Street Food<p>…

Strange Vintage Medical Equipment & Freakish Procedures

A century ago, if you were somehow lucky enough to stay out of the nearby lunatic asylumand didn't die of any of these kind of infections and …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Siemens wind farm factory to create 1,000 UK jobs

German industrials giant to invest £310m in Britain's first purpose-built factory for manufacture of offshore wind turbine blades<p>German industrials giant Siemens is to create 1,000 new jobs in Hull in a major boost for the UK’s offshore wind industry.<p>Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) on …

The other thing Holland has legalized: carrier-free SIM cards

When it comes to tolerating things that other countries deem illegal, Holland's got previous experience, but this time the nation has approved something that doesn't just benefit glaucoma sufferers. The country has ratified the use of blank SIM cards that aren't tied to a carrier, and can instead …

Las Vegas (Of All Places) May Be About to Reinvent Car Ownership

Adobe brings Revel, its collaborative photo management app, to Android

Adobe Revel, the collaborative mobile app that lets users manage their photos and videos across devices, is now available for Android phones. Previously, it was available on iOS.<p>With Revel, you can touch up photos with an assortment of filters, a crop tool, red eye correction and more. You can also …

25% of Couples Say Smartphones Distract Their Partners

The Internet can bring couples together, but one in four say smartphones are distracting to their relationship.<p>The Pew Research Center released a new …

White House Says There Are No Plans To Bail Out Puerto Rico

A day after S&P downgraded Puerto Rico's credit rating to junk status, the White House said it was not contemplating a bailout for the island.<p>Reuters reports:<p>"A White House spokeswoman declined to comment about the S&P move specifically but said the administration's position had not changed since …

How to find Android games with no in-app purchases

<b>Honest Android Games curates games from the Google Play store that won't ask you to spend extra money on in-game items.</b><p>When you look at a mobile game …

In-App Purchases

Currency crisis at Chinese banks 'could trigger global meltdown’

A rise in foreign funding at China's banks poses a threat for international lenders<p>The growing problems in the Chinese banking system could spill over into a wider financial crisis, one of the most respected analysts of China’s lenders has warned.<p>Charlene Chu, a former senior analyst at Fitch in …

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

<b>Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.</b><p>Tests in rats, reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, showed the human cells could restore some vision to completely blind rats.<p>The team at University College London said similar …

Medical Research

BrightFunnel Raises Funding To Build Smarter Marketing Predictions

Marketing startup BrightFunnel is announcing that it has raised a small “advisory round” of slightly less than $1 million from some big-name investors.<p>Co-founder and CEO Nadim Hossain served most recently as the vice president of marketing at PowerReviews (which was acquired by Bazaarvoice). In …

AAPL stock drops 8 percent on iPhone numbers and flat guidance

Despite Apple returning to growth for the first time in a year, AAPL stock opened almost 8 percent down, as iPhone sales fell below analyst predictions and Apple’s mid-point guidance on Q2 earnings forecast was for zero growth.<p>Analysts had predicted 55.3M iPhone sales, while Apple reported sales of …

Donald Trump Explains Apple’s Stock Dip

Noted Apple analyst and Birther Movement enthusiast Donald Trump has taken to Twitter, voicing his concerns over Apple’s lack of “vision” and “momentum”. On the heels of yesterday’s earnings report, which included record iPhone and iPad sales, Apple’s stock dropped about 8 percent in after-hours …

Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them

Curl up by the fire and I'll tell you a ghost story. Don't be alarmed by the creak of the floorboards, the murmurs in the basement, the shrill ululations of a distant dog. Try not to be perturbed by the flickering candle, the fleeting shadows, the horned, hairy hand that appears at your elbow. …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.