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Behind the Scenes with Sofia Vergara

Get a peek at the star's cover shoot, and learn how she went from dental school student to <i>Modern Family</i> star.<p>David Burton<p>Sofia Vergara may be best known for her role in ABC's <i>Modern Family</i>, but there's so much more to the star than being Gloria. Here, the actress shares her favorite workout classes, …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How To Land A Meeting With Almost Anyone

Question: What's one tip you have for getting a meeting with a high-value individual who might be able to help your startup grow?<p>"Find somebody in your network who has a first- or second-degree connection to the person you wish to connect with. A warm intro is exponentially better than cold calling …

11 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Go Outside

With spring finally here after a long and brutal winter, we highly recommend spending some time outside.<p>Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Here are just a few potential benefits:<p>1. Improved short-term memory<p>In one study, University of Michigan …

Playing With Lego Robots Makes Your Employees Better At Their Jobs

Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Colin Lewis lays out the case for using robots as a means of equipping people with essential problem-solving skills for the workplace.<p>Telecommunications company Ericsson turned some heads during an event at Mobile World Congress in 2012 by having various …

This Simple Mind Trick Could Revolutionize Your Finances

It has nothing to do with unmarked vans and everything to do with keeping your money in your pocket.<p>Here's what you do: When you're about to make a purchase, however big or small, picture a stranger holding your purchase in one hand and the cash it would take to buy it in the other. Which offering …

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

Gift to the Maasai Mara, a Male Elephant is Born

Changing Planet<p><b>Petter Granli and I left</b> <b>Cottars 1920s Safari Camp</b> <b>on the border of the</b> <b>Maasai Mara National Reserve</b><b>, Kenya, the northern extension of the great Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. We were heading toward the Sand River crossing, where elephants had been seen the evening before.</b><p>The route was not …