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7 Ways Managers Can Keep Their Employees Happier In 2015

7 Ways Managers Can Keep Their Employees Happier In 2015 | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
If you’re a manager, consider adding a few of these resolutions to your list. Your staff may thank you.
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5 Must-Eat Dining Spots in Victoria, TX

5 Must-Eat Dining Spots in Victoria, TX | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Victoria is a gem of a town when it comes to southern Texas history and culture. Situated just a couple hours from all of Texas’ major urban hubs – Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin – Victoria is known as the crossroads town of the state, and that status surely shows through in the …
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The Unseen Economic Benefits of the American Shale Oil Boom

The Unseen Economic Benefits of the American Shale Oil Boom | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
At dusk, living things start to wake up across the landscape – workers, locals, as well as the flora and fauna. As they rise from their slumber, the numerous gas flares that pepper the terrain illuminate whatever the morning sun has yet to reach. Shaking off a fresh layer of dew and finding itself spurred …
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The Economics of the Bakken Oil Boom

The Economics of the Bakken Oil Boom | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Since the Bakken oil boom began way back in 2006, the landscape throughout North Dakota has changed considerably. Despite the severe recession that began in 2009, which has caused financial turmoil throughout the nation and continues to still, the economy of the Bakken region has grown and thrived with an astonishing intensity. In fact, North Dakota has …
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8 Ways to Make Business Travel More Bearable for Parents and Kids Alike

8 Ways to Make Business Travel More Bearable for Parents and Kids Alike | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Striking a balance between work and family can be one of the most trying aspects of daily life. Caring for your family and spending time with them is always an extremely high priority, but maintaining a career is another important responsibility that demands a lot of attention, especially in this day and age. As a …
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How to Protect Your Digital Identity and Lock Down Your Sensitive Data

How to Protect Your Digital Identity and Lock Down Your Sensitive Data | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
In mid 2012, Wired writer Mat Honan’s digital identity was obliterated by a teenage hacker. The culprit cracked his Google account and then started picking off
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Study: Avoiding Burnout and Understanding Job Satisfaction

Everyone knows the feeling of burnout. Whether your first experience with it was in school, at work, or elsewhere, it doesn’t take much time to understand the power of this long-term emotional stressor. Employees experiencing burnout are unproductive, inefficient, and generally unhappy. And when even just a few employees are suffering from it, they can …
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How self-driving cars will change our lives

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If you asked someone ten years ago what they thought of self-driving cars, they would have deemed the idea preposterous. However, as we progress into the 21st century, the concept of the self-driving car is becoming more real by the day.

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Top 10 Most Impressive Civil Engineering Projects of All Time

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From the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge in eastern China to the Great Pyramid of Giza, this infographic ranks the top civil engineering projects of all time. 

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You Can Thank Shale Plays for Keeping Oil Prices Stable

You Can Thank Shale Plays for Keeping Oil Prices Stable | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Since the advent of the shale play boom in 2011, and during its growth over the past three years, oil prices have behaved a bit strangely. One would think that as new oil enters the market that prices would begin to drop. Likewise, it would make sense for conflict in Libya and the Middle East …
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Temple Grandin, the Woman Who Changed America's Beef for the Better

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The devil is in the details. No matter the circumstance, attention to detail often means the difference between mediocrity and perfection. And not many people understand detail better than Temple Grandin. Sometimes referred to as, “the woman who thinks like … Continue reading →
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What's Humane? Core Standards for Animal Welfare

What's Humane? Core Standards for Animal Welfare | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Animal rights activists, such as the folks at PETA or the HSUS, aren’t the only people concerned about animal welfare anymore. The average consumer is now worried about the treatment of the animals they eat too. Why Now? Through a … Continue reading →
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The Evolution of the 250+ MPH Supercar

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The Evolution of the 250+ MPH Supercar Infographic from H.R. Owen. Find out how the supercars we know and love today came to be in this graphic.
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You Can't See the Great Wall in Space, but You Can Definitely See This

You Can't See the Great Wall in Space, but You Can Definitely See This | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Did you know you can’t actually see the Great Wall of China from space? It’s a little disappointing when you first hear it, because it’s one of the most prevalent myths about space. Even though you’d probably never get the chance to see for yourself, it’s neat to think that human-built structures can be seen …
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Revealing Two of Shale Oil's Biggest Secrets

Revealing Two of Shale Oil's Biggest Secrets | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
You’d be hard pressed to find a more hotly debated or thoroughly discussed issue than shale oil. Activists say it’s ruining the environment, loyalists say it’s making the U.S. the new Saudi Arabia, and a whole lot of people in between know little to nothing about it. In an effort to delve deeper into the …
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The Complete Guide to Commercial Locks

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The demands of commercial locks and security hardware are quite different than those of their residential counterparts. The increased need for strength,
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New Study Dispels Fracking Myths and Reveals True Contamination Culprits

New Study Dispels Fracking Myths and Reveals True Contamination Culprits | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
As hydraulic fracturing, also known colloquially as “fracking,” has become more prevalent in the use of shale drilling across the United States, worries of ground water contamination due to domestic crude production have been at an all-time high. Residents living in close proximity to shale wells have reported various contaminations of their water supplies, most …
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Why Shale Oil Won't Bust Any Time Soon - ARS - Aries Residence Suites

Why Shale Oil Won't Bust Any Time Soon - ARS - Aries Residence Suites | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Every revolution has its doubters, and the shale revolution is no different. For each of the shale boom’s enthusiastic supporters, there is an equally enthusiastic naysayer claiming that it will bust tomorrow and come crashing down. To make matters worse, there is little concrete data with which to measure the boom’s trajectory, and objective analyses …
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This is What You Get When You Hire the Cheapest Freelancer: a Story of Misguided Hiring and 6 Tips for Finding Quality Freelancers

When it comes to outsourcing work to freelancers, there’s no shortage of candidates. From large sites like Fivver, Elance, and Odesk to smaller job boards like
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Shale Production to Grow, Gas Prices to Drop Slowly Says EIA

Shale Production to Grow, Gas Prices to Drop Slowly Says EIA | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
The United States Energy Information Agency (EIA) has released more promising predictions in its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook. According to the EIA, shale wells are operating at an ever increasing rate and are on track to match levels of production not seen in the U.S. since 1972. Photo Daniel Foster “U.S. crude oil production in …
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Crazy & Unusual Taxes Around the World

Crazy & Unusual Taxes Around the World | Knowledge Dump | Scoop.it
Share This Image On Your Site Please include attribution to Purely Shutters with this graphic. Hearth Tax 1662 – 1689 Two shillings for each fireplace or stove was the tax Parliament levied on the British people to support the Royal … Continue reading →
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