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America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

The central conflict of domestic life right now isn't men versus women or mothers versus fathers; it's the family against money.<p>My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested …

ANALYST: Now That The Cheap Money Is Coming To An End, We Can See The Bubble To End All Bubbles

There's a Warren Buffett quote that's something akin to: When the tide goes out, you can see who's been swimming naked.<p>That's the theme of a note this morning from SocGen analyst Kit Juckes, who says that as rates are rising, and tapering talk picks up, it's beginning to be clear where the …

How To Stop Stressing Yourself Out

Here’s your bit of trivia knowledge for the day. The term stress was first used for something you feel by Dr. Hans Seyle in the 1930s, describing the physiological responses in the body in situations that people judged to be “stress-ful.” At a conference he attended nearer the end of his career, an …

The Books Everyone Must Read Before Graduating College

We asked academics and authors from Junot Díaz to Jill Lepore to nominate the one book that students shouldn’t graduate without reading.<p><b>Jill …

Formula for Entrepreneurial Success – Ev Williams – Medium

1.<p>Work with Amazing People<p>Don’t compromise on who you choose to found your company with and hire. Do not put up with ego-centric personalities or …

How The Anxiety Epidemic In The American Workplace Is Ruining Your Health

While there are a host of factors that contribute to anxiety, our work culture plays a big role. It's where people spend most of their waking hours; and how we process our work lives has a dramatic affect on our well being.<p>"Surveys show that stress levels [in the US] have progressively increased …

Mayo Clinic

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

25 Things Every Young Professional Should Know by Age 25

If you want a job straight out of college, don't come knocking on Kirk McDonald's door.<p>The president of a tech company in New York City, McDonald wrote a brutally honest op-ed in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> called "Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won't Hire You." He believes most college graduates …

Meditation Helps Kids Chill Out, Reduce Impulsivity

The words "zen" and "child" don't exactly go together, but that hasn't stopped a growing number of parents from "ohm schooling" their kids in the art …

Confronting The Reality Of US Broadband Performance

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Richard Bennett is a Senior Fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and co-author of ITIF’s 2013 report, “The Whole Picture: Where America’s Broadband Networks Really Stand.” Follow him on Twitter @iPolicy.</i><p>We’ve all heard the story: America’s broadband …

Here's Steve Jobs Giving The Best Advice On How To Lead A Happy Life

In 1994, Steve Jobs sat down in front of a camera for the Silicon Valley Historical Association and offered a lot of awesome advice about success and failure from his own personal experience.<p>We previously posted a clip from this interview, less than two-minutes long, where Jobs gave the best tip …

Silicon Valley

Fitness protects men from cancer, even 20 years later | NBC News

Fitness can protect you from cancer -- even 20 or more years down the road, researchers report. And men who were the most fit in middle age were the least likely to die a quarter century later even if they were unlucky enough to get cancer, a new study finds.<p>Men who were the most fit at age 50 back …

Japan Is About To Prove Keynesian Economics Entirely Wrong

Or we could run the headline as “Japan is about to prove Keynesian economics entirely correct”. For we’ve that wonderful thing going on, that extreme rarity in economics, a natural experiment. One which will either prove or disprove the central tenet of popular Keynesian economics. Please note, I …

5 Ways To Be Productive When The Pressure Is On

The key is "being able to keep up the intensity even though there's no external accountability," says Sharon Melnick, a business psychologist and author of Success Under Stress. This means you need to be able to "manage your stress levels and stay motivated even when you're not," she says, because …

Time Management

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …

The 10 rules of a Zen programmer

<b>UPDATE: "The Zen Programmer" book is available! Click here.</b><p>On a rainy morning I found myself sitting on the desk thinking about efficient working. …

Meditation

There Is In Fact A Tech-Talent Shortage And There Always Will Be

For America to maintain its fragile role as the most innovative nation on earth, it must perpetually attract the world’s best and brightest. There will always be trailblazing engineers who stay in their home country, leaving the United States one notch below its potential. Yet, on the heels of …

Code Alert: Tynker Wants to Teach Your Child to Tinker With Tech

Krishna Vedati doesn’t want your children to just watch Saturday morning cartoons. He wants them to make their own.<p>Vedati is the CEO of Tynker, a …

Do You Rule With Claws and Teeth? Try Leading With Engagement Instead

<b>We all know that influencing by authority—by command & control—is out.</b> Influencing by engaging and enrolling is in. Yet too many leaders still rule with claws and teeth, rather than cropping grass alongside their herd and nudging them in the right direction.<p>What about you? Are you helping employees …

Sobering Presentation Reveals The Two Economies In America

The stock market is currently sitting near all-time highs. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy remains anemic with the unemployment rate painfully high.<p>Generally speaking, the stock market represents large corporations who can borrow cheaply from the bond markets and take advantage of low overseas tax …

Stock Markets

Five Things Every Virtual Manager Should Do

Go into most companies these days and you’ll witness hand wringing around the complexities of managing a virtual workforce. Studies show that 80 percent of managers deal with dispersed teams, which may include managing people in remote locations, other countries, or in home-based offices. (When you …

Make Priorities Clear with Green, Yellow, and Red

Boards, managements, and employees waste far too much time due to a lack of clarity in conveying and sharing what it is they are trying to accomplish. The basic task of defining goals and keeping score is so critical, yet not accomplished frequently or consistently enough. Even when we think we’re …

Five Reasons to Ignore the Advice to Do What You Love

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ―Joseph Campbell“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” ―Steve Jobs<p>Admit it. You live in a society that reveres the perspectives of …

How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers

Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. (For a sampling of some new and cool tools, see the popular Hans Rosling TED talk.) However, if you …