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The 16 best ways to sabotage your organization's productivity, from a CIA manual published in 1944

The "Simple Sabotage Field Manual," declassified in 2008 and available on the CIA's website, provided instructions for how everyday people could help the Allies weaken their country by reducing production in factories, offices, and transportation lines.<p>"Some of the instructions seem outdated; …

CIA

Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

Latin America

Confusing cabin crew jargon explained

Have you ever been bemused by the lingo used by cabin crew at 30,000 feet? Want to know what "doors to manual" really means? Telegraph Travel asked Charlotte Southcott, a flight attendant at Monarch Airlines, and Patrick Smith, a US pilot, to explain some of the more commonly used phrases.<p>Charlotte …

The Second Coming of D'Angelo

How soul's lost superstar reclaimed his mojo and finally released the epic 'Black Messiah'<p>D<p>'Angelo is a morning person, of sorts. When he's working …

Aretha Franklin

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

Asthma could be cured within five years after drug breakthrough

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.<p>In a breakthrough which could change the lives of Britain’s five million sufferers, researchers at Cardiff University and Kings College London identified which cells cause the …

How to see if your emails are being tracked in Gmail before opening them

"Emails appear no different to your contacts, but you get data when, where, and how a contact interacts with your message," says a cheery video advertising Bananatag, an email-tracking service for Gmail designed for job seekers, advertisers, and those working in public relations.<p>In response, a …

How to make your Gmail address public without going nuts

At a time when we're all socially connected, making your email address publicly available is often the friendly and approachable thing to do.<p>It can …

Apps

NASA's wild experimental plane wing has 18 propellers attached to it

And it looks nuts<p>NASA is working to make a more efficient, electric-powered plane, and the proposed wings for it look like something out of a dream. Eighteen small engines sit atop the 31-foot wingspan and work together to lift and propel the plane forward. The wings are part of NASA's Leading Edge …

Rags To Richest 2015: Billionaires Despite the Odds

Most of the world’s wealthiest people work hard to earn their bread. In fact, two thirds of this year’s 1,826 billionaires are self-made. While many of these entrepreneurial moguls had some advantages to start with — a family business, an Ivy league education or seed money — some succeeded in spite …

Ralph Lauren

Brutal Jobs Are Forcing Japanese Men to Live in Internet Cafes

And you thought your nine to five was kicking your ass.<p>In his short film <i>Net Cafe Refugees</i>, documentarian Shiho Fukada details an escalating problem in Japan: temporary employment. Instead of filling occupational voids with part-time gigs, major Japanese businesses hire interim workers for abysmal …

Japan

Here's the rigorous 5-day design sprint Google Ventures' 'SWAT team' puts startups through

One of the venture capital fund's biggest draws is its design team, which acts as a "SWAT team for startups," according to Bloomberg's Katrina Brooker.<p>The five design partners — Daniel Burka, Jake Knapp, Braden Kowitz, Michael Margolis, and John Zeratsky — have helped build some of Google's biggest …

Keeper - Password vault and online file storage

Account Info<p>ea-account_emergency_access_label<p>Accounts<p><b>You're now using {email}</b><p>OK<p>Browser Extension Toolbar Menu<p>To sign into your Keeper account, click …

Information Systems

This Russian was mystified by how Americans act on planes

Others may interpret this "friendliness" as an offer of friendship. Later, when the Americans don't follow through on their unintended offer, those other cultures often accuse them of being "fake" or "hypocritical."<p>Igor Agapova, a Russian colleague of mine, tells this story about his first trip to …

Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.<p>The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki …

Medigo Picks Up $6.2M Led By Accel To Take Its Medical Tourism Marketplace To The US And UK

Medical tourism, where people travel to another country for a medical procedure that is either too costly or too difficult to get at home, has become a regular fixture in the healthcare industry, fuelled by rising medical costs in developed countries, longer average lifespans, and uneven advances …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ronald Reagan

Why Men Should Live Romantically | The Art of Manliness

When Neville Chamberlain brought Churchill into his cabinet in 1939 to serve as First Lord of the Admiralty (meaning he ran the British navy), …

How To Fold A Pocket Square | The Art of Manliness

The pocket square is a small accessory that, when added to a get-up, allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Why Men Love War

"Like all lust, for as long as it lasts it dominates everything else." Read this legendary story again for Memorial Day.<p><i>Originally published in the November 1984 issue</i><p><b>I last saw Hiers</b> in a rice paddy in Vietnam. He was nineteen then--my wonderfully skilled and maddeningly insubordinate radio …

History

5 Habits of Highly Effective Communicators

Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself <b>“Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve</b> …

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …

33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity

Productivity

How to Sell Your Idea in Less Than 3 Minutes | Inc.com

One thing I have learned over the last few decades of listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas is this: it takes me less than three minutes to either tune out or want to know much more. In general, if you can’t win over a potential investor in those critical three minutes, you will need to keep …

Business Strategy