Susan Small

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10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Emotional Intelligence

The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Clean Energy

Artist with Synesthesia Paints Music as Gorgeous Splashes of Color

Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day—whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio—are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors that carry the cadence of melodies. McCracken's vivid paintings stem from her desire to capture …

How to Make Soup Dumplings - Bon Appétit

Making soup dumplings isn't hard. Okay, it kind of is. But this step-by-step video will teach you everything you need to know.<p>Soup dumplings fall in the category of "delicious things we love to order when we're out, but would never even dream of making at home." Until now, that is. This dim sum …

Food & Dining

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4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

Grown-Up Mac and Cheese

Government

6 Ways To Use Psychology To Boost App Engagement

<i>This post originally appeared on Sinch.</i><p>Everyone is different and so are your users and customers.<p>More and more apps are starting to use psychology in their attempt to boost app engagement and retention, and understanding how we work psychologically can help find some low hanging fruit to A/B test …

Apps

Camera exposure explained: the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO

The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is one of the key tenets of photography that every beginner must learn. These are the …

Landscape Photography

12 Photo Effects You Should Know About

When a program contains over a thousand photo effects, the thought of choosing just one might seem like a daunting task, unsuited for the indecisive. …

Tutorials

Hong Kong woman found guilty of abusing Indonesian maid

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih says she can forgive her former employer after a Hong Kong court finds her guilty of vicious attacks<p>A Hong Kong housewife has been convicted of a horrific campaign of violence against her domestic maid in a case that sparked global outrage and cast light on the struggles of …

Former adviser claims Obama lied when he said he didn't support gay marriage

David Axelrod, the former adviser, said Obama actually supported legalizing gay marriage since at least 1996, when he filled out a campaign questionnaire that addressed the issue. Axelrod's comments were first flagged by Time magazine on Tuesday.<p>"Obama had felt a tug between his personal views and …

LGBTQ

Innvelo Three 2-Seater Personal Vehicle by FORM & DRANG

<b>Innvelo Three</b> is a design submission from Ronny Sauer, a concept 3-wheeled vehicle that allows you to drive up to 100km/h. You can read his …

50 Years of David Bowie’s Hairstyles in a Single GIF | Colossal

<p>To celebrate his 68th birthday last week, illustrator Helen Green created an animated gif of every one of David Bowie’s hairstyles from 1964-2014. …

Watching Artist Bruce Riley Paint With Resin Is Better Than Drugs

The art of Chicago-based painter Bruce Riley is all about movement. “It’s not about a end result,” he says of his work, made by mixing dripping paint and resin. “You can’t have any other intent but moving.” The end result, however, as the mini-documentary by the filmmakers at True Stories shows, …

The Same Man in Popular Movie Costumes

I really enjoy small projects in which an artist uses a really simple idea and comes up with super witty, awesome results. It's the case of "The Same …

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

New York City