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Is Technology the Key to Success in the 21st Century?

Technology advances by leaps and bounds. It seems like we’re always fighting to stay current on tech trends. Consumers aren’t alone in this race for the hottest products and services on the market. Many businesses are also eager to jump on the tech bandwagon. Sometimes companies don’t do well on the cutting edge. The Daily, a digital newspaper that sought to ride the wave of success caused by the iPad, is a classic example. This e-newspaper showed promise, but wound up being a colossal flop.[1] Today, reading a newspaper on…

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The Best Way To Succeed In Life Is To Be A Curator

We all want the best things in life if given the choice and the power to do so. Whether it’s our personal or professional life, striving for the ideal situation is what most people aim to achieve. As a result, our hunger for it all brings the need for hard work and doing whatever it takes, but it can come at a price. The process of ‘gaining the best’ can often consume us to the point where we’re wanting to do and have everything. The problem comes when it starts…

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Plagiarism Is A Cop Out. Why It’s Better To Be Original

Plagiarism is rampant on the internet. It’s so easy for people to copy, paste, and claim an idea as their own. Unfortunately, lots of people get away with it. Some even thrive on the labors of others. They may be able to skate by, but what are they really getting out of copying someone else’s work? The simple fact is, you can’t learn and grow if you don’t put in the effort. We’re all on a quest for originality Everyone wants to be unique. Originality showcases talent, and it gives…

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Important People Are Busy But Unimportant People Are Not?

We used to imagine the rich and successful to have lives of leisure. We saw them as people who took long, luxurious vacations, who ate at the best restaurants and enjoyed expensive hobbies. Their wealth and success meant that they were free to enjoy their time exactly as they liked, and no longer were forced to work stressful, long hours like the rest of us. However lately, that image seems to have reversed. Today we seem to imagine the rich and successful to be always incredibly busy and overworked. Indeed,…

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Stop Making A Long List That You Will Never Complete

It’s a common scenario: you think you’re getting yourself organized, and you write out everything you have to do. Your to-do list is about a mile long. It feels good to put it all on paper, but when is the last time you finished a long list of tasks that you had to do? You may have been able to knock out the first few tasks, but chances are you either gave up, or you checked off things even though they weren’t done properly. Making a list can help you…

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Want A Recipe For Success? Look To Famous Chefs

Some of the most famous chefs in the world turn the concept of information-sharing on its head. You’re probably familiar with culinary greats like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Julia Child or Kylie Kwong. Their successful cooking shows, recipe books, and restaurants have made them household names. However, being really good at cooking doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be a famous chef. These chefs became famous because they’re honest about their cooking. Instead of guarding their best cooking tips, they share them with the world. They bring viewers into their kitchens and…

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Is Planning a Kind of Guessing?

What happens before you have a big test? Someone usually asks you if you have a study plan. What happens when you graduate from one school? Someone will want to know your plan moving forward. At work, on a new project, bosses often want to hear about the task plan. To many, the idea of planning is almost a superpower — it’s a concrete path to success. Without a plan, you can’t do anything. To an extent, this is true. But in reality, a plan is actually no more than…

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How to Fight Back the Human Instinct to Flee When You Panic

In 2003, Aron Ralston went hiking alone in southeastern Utah. An experienced outdoorsman, the trail didn’t seem to present any danger for him. Things were going well until he slipped, dislodged an 800-lb. boulder, and was pinned to the canyon wall by it. With limited supplies and no way to call for help, he realized that the only way he’d leave the canyon alive was if he amputated his arm. Using a dull multi-tool and leverage, he managed to free himself after five days.[1] Aron could have lost his wits and…

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Am I Going To Lose My Job To A Robot Soon?

So you’ve been working for a pretty while now, and you seem to wave the fact that technological innovations are on the increase, and may cost your job in the future. Look; a lot of people are on the verge of losing their jobs to technology, while others are bothered about the possibility of such happening. Anyway; the effects of machines on our jobs are too big to neglect.  Machines might actually be better than humans at creativity. So … what’s left for us to do? By Andrew McAfee and…

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