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These 9 things make people retweet

A new computer algorithm is better than people at predicting which version of a tweet will get more retweets.<p>The researchers have created a website …

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education on Wednesday. The president wants every 4-year-old to go to preschool, but the new Congress is unlikely to foot that bill.<p>Since last year, more than 30 states have expanded access to preschool. …

Would A Shorter Work Week Really Make Employees Happier?

Oddly enough, it didn’t in Korea.<p>If your boss asked you out of the blue whether you’d like to work about five fewer hours a week for the same pay, your response would no doubt be something along the lines of <i>yes, please!</i>, give or take a few exclamation points. The new arrangement would seem to …

A foreign currency exchange service with a twist – it doesn’t exchange any money

Though quick to embrace technology in its business, the financial industry has always felt rather separate from the wider tech sector. Stringent security requirements, arcane systems and a business dominated by a few enormous companies have kept out the smaller firms that often drive innovation. …

Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos

What kind of doctor would participate in an inmate’s execution, only to ‘joke’ about getting blood on his jacket? The medical field employs more than …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Skype Translator helped me speak Spanish for the first time

Huge potential, but early days<p>I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast and spoke some Spanish. I can’t even speak Spanish. I didn’t emerge from a dream or experience a medical miracle, I used Skype Translator. It’s a new app designed to translate your speech in real time, making it possible to hold …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Wanna B? This book will help you get there

By Kerby Meyers<p>Published: 2014.10.31 06:48 AM<p>Relative to the millions of businesses in the U.S., the collection of companies that have formally …

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic)

In just six years, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.<p>In the near future, smart machines and systems will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high …

Just how big will sales acceleration technology get?

<i>This sponsored post is produced by InsideSales.com.</i><p>Sales acceleration is an array of software tools that sits in between CRM and marketing automation. It’s not about organizing your sales efforts like CRM technology, or automating the scheduling and tracking of campaigns like marketing automation …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK IT<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years …

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

20-minute ‘snapshot’ gives teachers better feedback

A new assessment tool offers a less subjective way to evaluate classroom instruction and only takes 20 minutes to complete, report researchers.<p>The …

Dean Ornish talks about cheeseburgers and yoga, and what they mean for heart health

By Suzanne Allard Levingston<p>For years it was thought that bed rest was the best medicine for heart attacks. Then, in the 1950s, the idea of getting patients to move around — at least a little — after an attack became the norm. The 1970s featured highly monitored exercise programs. By the 1990s, the …

What managers do at a company that’s trying to replace them with software

The enterprise software company Asana manages to serve multi-billion-dollar startups such as Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox and Pinterest with only 65 employees. That’s because streamlining workflow is what the company, whose motto is “Teamwork without email,” is designed to do.<p>The company, founded by the …

Project Management

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

What If Every Weekend Was Three Days Long? At These Companies It Is

Looking forward to an extra day off this week? What if a four-day work week was the norm, not the exception? Take a peek inside companies where every weekend is a holiday weekend.<p>With Memorial Day weekend starting in just a few hours, many Americans will be relishing in an extra day off to kick …

After Technology Destroys Capitalism

In honor of May Day, let’s think big for a moment. No, no, no. Bigger than that.<p>Consider all the furious attention paid to economic inequality of late, courtesy of Thomas Piketty and <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>. He argues that increasing inequality is an inevitable outcome of laissez-faire …

Forget big suburban campuses, innovative corporations are moving downtown

As of 2009, the majority of people across the globe lives in cities and by 2050 that share is expected to reach 70%. In mature and emerging economies alike, cities are the engines of the global economy—in 2011, just the 300 largest metro areas accounted for 48% of total global output.<p>The growth of …

Innovation

3 Unconventional Content Marketing Strategies You Should Try

One example worth noting is OnStartups.com by HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah (disclosure: Shah is an investor in my current company).<p>Since the beginning of 2014, Shah has published six posts. No two posts were published on the same day of the month. Though four first went live on a …

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

Writing

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"Why Can't You Be More Like A Startup?" -- How To Build A Culture Of Agility

Disruptive innovation and disruptive business models are increasingly fashionable. In this business environment, established businesses are often asked, “Why can’t you act more like a startup?”<p>The sad fact is there are any number of businesses that see the potential for an “Agile” or “Lean” set of …

Why leadership-development programs fail

Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale.<p><b>For years,</b> …

Management