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Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

Enlarge this image The fire in west Greenland, as seen Saturday by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 8 and processed by researcher Pierre Markuse. Pierre Markuse/Flicker hide caption toggle caption Pierre Markuse/Flicker More than two weeks after they were first spotted, wildfires on the west coast of Greenland are still burning, worrying local residents and drawing the attention of scientists. The fires are roughly 90 miles northeast of the second-largest Greenlandic town, Sisimiut, as we previously reported. There are currently three growing hotspots, according to an analysis of NASA data…

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Real Passion Will Never Die Out? False.

Passion is “a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything.” It starts as a simple curiosity or a feeling of falling off of Niagara Falls. It rushes in and completely takes over every decision you make and fuels you each and every day. Yet over time, you start to feel like you are leaving pieces of yourself behind and you feel more drained and lost than ever before. You become bored with what is in front of you and the career you chose is not meeting your expectations. The…

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Too Many Starbucks May Be A Real Money Problem, Says Wall Street Firm

BMO Capital Markets, a financial services firm, downgraded Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) shares from outperform to market perform Wednesday after its research showed that there were too many Starbucks. There are, on average, over three Starbucks in a one-mile radius of every other Starbucks. “Cannibalization likely has increased,” wrote BMO analyst Andrew Strelzik in the company’s analysis. “Strong new store performance appears to be coming — at least in part — at the expense of existing store traffic.” WATCH: ‘Heroic’ Customer Tackles Armed Robber At Starbucks Starbucks opened 650 U.S. stores in…

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You Have to Crave Real Alone Time to Be Smarter

Lots of research has pointed at the notion that people who socialize more tend to be much happier. But this doesn’t apply to everyone. One factor where socializing more doesn’t equal more happiness is intelligence. People who are highly intelligent become less happy the more they socialize because it’s thought smart people adapt more easily to the modern world. In other words, they understand that our primal need to keep close contact with a social group for food and shelter is no longer applicable in modern society. In fact, the…

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Real Leaders Hate Managing People

Hearing the word “leader”, what first comes to mind is often “managers”. But what about Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa? They were great leaders though they weren’t managers. Both won the respect of millions, both started important social movements, and both are remembered as key influencers. Real leadership isn’t about managing people actually, it’s about influencing people. And real leaders have these 10 qualities in common: 1. Leaders are here for change No true leader accepts the status quo. They always seek to improve the system, and they have…

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