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A Day Without Distraction: Lessons Learned from 12 Hrs of Forced Focus

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What if you had to focus for at least 30 minutes on every single task that you did? Would it improve your productivity? Cal Newport takes hard focus for a test drive.

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A deficit of common sense

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ARGUMENTS about austerity have taken on an almost religious fervour. To some—such as Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, or George Osborne, his...
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How to View Private Facebook Profiles

How to View Private Facebook Profiles | Nice to know | Scoop.it
I’ve always had a penchant for finding flaws within supposedly secure systems. Those sort of activities got me into a lot of trouble in high school, and certainly banned from the high school computer lab once or twice.
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5 Restaurant Tricks Designed To Make You Spend More

5 Restaurant Tricks Designed To Make You Spend More | Nice to know | Scoop.it
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Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win | TIME.com

Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win | TIME.com | Nice to know | Scoop.it
In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who powered Barack Obama’s campaign to victory noticed that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49.

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5 Ways Thieves Steal Credit Card Data | Bankrate.com

5 Ways Thieves Steal Credit Card Data | Bankrate.com | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Your credit card doesn't have to go missing for fraud to occur. Experts explain some common schemes theives use to steal credit card data.
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The power of pronouns | OdeWire

The power of pronouns | OdeWire | Nice to know | Scoop.it

A great article that affirms that most of us write for ourselves.

 

"Writing as do-it-yourself therapy—intuitively, it makes sense. You share your bad experiences with a diary and are freed from them. But to truly benefit from writing, you have to do more than express your feelings. Pennebaker’s research shows that the relationship between writing-as-venting and better health is a lot more complicated than that..."


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Two New Technologies Offer Very Scary Future

Two New Technologies Offer Very Scary Future | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Gives that whole United Nations DNA collection a new twist.
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1000 лет истории Европы за 5 минут

1000 years of Europe in 5 minutes

1000 лет истории Европы за 5 минут Подробней на http://seosait.com/1000-let-istorii-evropy-za-5-minut/ Война войной, а обед по расписанию. А для хорошего обе...

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The 16 Smartest People On Earth

The 16 Smartest People On Earth | Nice to know | Scoop.it
The smartest people on Earth according to IQ score from Jason Bett's World Genius Directory.
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Datavisualization.ch | Selected Tools We Work With Daily and Recommend Warmly

Datavisualization.ch | Selected Tools We Work With Daily and Recommend Warmly | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools is a collection of tools that we, the people behind Datavisualization.ch, work with on a daily basis and recommend warmly.

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How I Caused The 1987 Crash

How I Caused The 1987 Crash | Nice to know | Scoop.it
From a Drexel veteran....
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A CEO's Signature Can Predict How Financially Healthy A Company Really Is

A CEO's Signature Can Predict How Financially Healthy A Company Really Is | Nice to know | Scoop.it
According to research evaluating SEC statements.
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6 Brilliant TED Talks That Every Business Leader Should Watch

6 Brilliant TED Talks That Every Business Leader Should Watch | Nice to know | Scoop.it
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How to "Friend" Someone on Facebook & Hide It From Your Status Updates

How to "Friend" Someone on Facebook & Hide It From Your Status Updates | Nice to know | Scoop.it
I’m sure that this has happened to you before. Someone you have ties to, whether it’s a co-worker, your boss, or even worse, a parent, has finally discovered social networking and wants to be your newest Facebook friend.
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Five Statistics Problems That Will Change The Way You See The World

Five Statistics Problems That Will Change The Way You See The World | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Understand these and your decision making will be so much better.
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26 Tremendous Propaganda Posters From Chinese Communists

26 Tremendous Propaganda Posters From Chinese Communists | Nice to know | Scoop.it
As China head's for its leadership transition here are propaganda posters put out by the Communist Party of China (CPC) from the 50's.
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Seth's Blog: Bad performance, good performance and the other two kinds

Seth's Blog: Bad performance, good performance and the other two kinds | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Seth Godin's riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.
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Is Asset Management Just A Glorified Lottery?

Is Asset Management Just A Glorified Lottery? | Nice to know | Scoop.it
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Lessons Learned in Leading During a Crisis

As Hurricane Sandy makes her exit, she highlights the challenges and pitfalls of leading through crisis.
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What Kind Of Social Media Zombie Are You? [Infographic] - SocialTimes

What Kind Of Social Media Zombie Are You? [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Nice to know | Scoop.it
;) If you’re still preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, I’ve got news for you—the Zombie Apocalypse is already here! Social media has turned many of us into zombies already.
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8 Ways To Maintain Your Productivity After a Long Day at The Office

8 Ways To Maintain Your Productivity After a Long Day at The Office | Nice to know | Scoop.it
Sometimes it’s easy to go into “lazy” mode when you leave work. You might be tempted to hit the couch and turn on the TV the minute you get home.

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creativity crisis

In meeting rooms and cubicles throughout America, we have a deficit of individuals who are passionate about creative thinking and are not satisfied with the status quo. We are suffering from a crisis in creativity.


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Scientists Found A Link Between Creativity And Mental Illness

Scientists Found A Link Between Creativity And Mental Illness | Nice to know | Scoop.it
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The REAL Eurozone Crisis Is About Much More Than Debt

The REAL Eurozone Crisis Is About Much More Than Debt | Nice to know | Scoop.it
A complete failure of legitimacy....
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