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Environmental entrepreneur Kresse Wesling: 'It's easy to be good in business'

Recycling waste is big business – but it's doesn't easily follow that old fire hoses should become pretty bags and belts. Emma Sinclair talks to Kresse Wesling, one half of accessories brand Elvis & Kresse, about the power of being 'good' in business.<p>Canadian-born Kresse Wesling describes herself …

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 …

Why Productive People Get Up Insanely Early

If you want to do your best work, distraction is your enemy. So wake before it rises.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>I am not a successful entrepreneur. I do not know the secret to life. I know that I love what I do …

Steve Jobs' 10 best quotes on business

<i>To celebrate the life of Apple’s former CEO, here are the ten best Steve Jobs quotes:</i><p><b>Steve Jobs on work/life:</b><p>“Your work is going to fill a large part …

To Make Better Decisions, Map Them Out

When you’re making a tough decision, be sure to sketch out its component parts–it will help you to actually see your mistakes later on.<p>When Legg Mason chief investment strategist Michael J. Mauboussin met Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, the investor asked the <i>Thinking, Fast and …

Because of poor infrastructure and management, cities around the country are seeing water bills skyrocket. And it's just going to get worse. http://trib.al/0zbgqOg

5 Tips To Stay Productive All Day Long

You’re in a slump, huh? Join the crowd. Time to crank up that stereo, shut down your Facebook window, and then catch some Zs, to get back on track.<p>So you’re having trouble getting through the day in one productive piece.<p>Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there.<p>Staying productive is hard. …

GYRE Expedition – Day 5- Bearing Witness; Witnessing Bears. Act 1 (Wednesday, June 12)

In the “morning” of the never-ending daylight, as the sun has swung round to the east and climbs the sky once more, we awaken in our windowless cabins. We’ve spent the short night at anchor in Hallo Bay. We head shoreward, trying to beat a dropping tide.<p>We partially succeed. Enough of the half-mile …

What Do Cicadas Taste Like? Adventures In Bug Eating

I have a confession to make: I’m scared of bugs. I still routinely ask friends and family members to dispose of creepy crawlers for me. I got more than a little freaked out during the animated Pixar movie <i>A Bug’s Life</i>. And when I spotted my first cockroach outside of National Geographic last summer, …

Patterns in Nature

Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos from our archives on National Geographic's Found Tumblr.<p>Picture Stories<p>Check out the …

Avalanches

Avalanches are masses of snow, ice, and rocks that fall rapidly down a mountainside.<p>While avalanches are sudden, the warning signs are almost always numerous before they let loose.<p>Yet in 90 percent of avalanche incidents, the snow slides are triggered by the victim or someone in the victim's party. …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #44

<b>Wild birds are descended from the time of the dinosaurs. They have seen the continents drift apart, saying goodbye to long-lost cousins as the oceans widened between them. They have managed to occupy almost all terrestrial ecosystems and can even swim better than most fish. They followed the</b> …

Vienna's star architect turns 200

If there is one man who more than any other has left his mark on the buildings lining Vienna’s majestic Ringstrasse it is Theophil Hansen, a Danish architect who rose to become a key designer of the Austrian capital in its imperial heyday.<p>Hansen, who was born 200 years ago tomorrow (July 13), was …