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From wasteful to resourceful: Tanduay’s Absolut Distillers taps green energy needs of local companies

This distillery was once an environment enemy. Today, it arms an energy plant to produce clean electricity.

Germany almost supplied all of its electricity demands in a day from renewable energy in May. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is banning cars for good by 2019. China has become the world’s biggest investor of renewable energy this April. While the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 19, 2016 07:00:00
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Are you living a filtered online life? (Infographic)

This flowchart will tell you.

The internet is an example—for better or worse—of the freedom of expression. Yet, people find ways to insulate themselves on social media sites and elsewhere on the web.People might unintentionally find themselves in a “filter bubble”—that is, only reading and/or engaging with ...

by Carly Okyle  | July 18, 2016 02:00:00
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Pokémon gamers could soon be flocking to McDonald's

Who knows, you might just catch a Charizard while munching some fries.

Nintendo made $7.5 billion in just a few days from its new augmented game Pokémon Go—and that is only the start.“There is a second component to our business model at Niantic, which is this concept of sponsored locations,” John Hanke, Chief Executive of Niantic, ...

by Grace Reader  | July 16, 2016 03:00:00
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Can imagining exercise make you more fit?

Don’t underestimate the mind-body connection.

Conventional wisdom tells us that exercising helps relieve stress. But for people who are less athletically inclined, the idea of going to the gym is more likely to make them break out in a cold sweat.So what if there were a way to get ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 16, 2016 01:00:00
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Why working multiple jobs will be the new normal

Workers who are more entrepreneurial will be able to deliver better results.

It is tempting to think of the rise of the “gig economy” as a nice little bonus for people willing to put in the extra hours to get ahead. But, make no mistake—the side-gig movement is not only an optional opportunity for those ...

by Greg Waldorf  | July 15, 2016 07:00:00
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8 weird reasons Pokémon Go isn't the game craze we're used to

From catching a Pokémon in the delivery room to stumbling upon a dead body, the scenarios are limitless with this hottest augmented reality app.

Cute, fuzzy Pokémon are running amok on planet Earth, and humans are braving crazy conditions to catch them. It seems there is nothing people would not do to hatch, snatch, and evolve the little buggers, even driving and Pokémoning, a.k.a. risking death.The ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | July 14, 2016 09:00:00
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5 types of biases you didn’t know you have

These cognitive biases lead to haphazard fact-finding, shallow processing, and hasty conclusions.

The number of decisions we make and the complexity of the problems we solve sometimes exceeds the brain’s capacity. To respond faster and more efficiently to the multiple demands of daily life without having to reinvent the wheel, our brains streamline the ...

by Theo Tsaousides  | July 13, 2016 09:00:00
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7 reasons why your job feels like an addiction

Or why people stay as employees instead of pursuing entrepreneurship when they have the means.

From time to time, as a franchise coach, I work with individuals who are perfectly positioned to become business owners. They have lots of money, no debt, great skill sets, likable personalities and a true desire to break out of the employee mentality.Related: Are ...

by Rick Bisio  | July 13, 2016 08:00:00
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The psychology of color in marketing and branding

Be sure to recognize that colors only come into play when they can be used to match a brand's desired personality.

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting—and most controversial—aspects of marketing.The reason: Most of today's conversations on colors and persuasion consist of hunches, anecdotal evidence, and advertisers blowing smoke about "colors and the mind."To ...

by Gregory Ciotti  | July 12, 2016 09:00:00
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This tech startup will let plants talk to you

Now, even plants can have feelings.

Shhh. Listen close. Your plants are talking to you.That is what researchers at Vivent SARL think, anyway. The Switzerland-based company has developed something they call Phytl Signs—a “wearable” device for plants.The device comes with a stake that gets driven into the soil next ...

by Jason Fell  | July 12, 2016 03:00:00
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This country has the happiest employees in the world

All is well for their workforce.

Are you happy at work? If you live in India, Mexico or the U.S., signs point to yes. But that does not mean happiness at work is not more widespread. In fact, a recent study shows that 71% of surveyed employees across ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 11, 2016 09:00:00
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Kylie Jenner learns a harsh business lesson that you already know

A healthy working relationship with people you do business with can make or break your future.

Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s maternal half-sister, is only 18 years old and she is struggling with her fame. She is not comfortable with the attention she gets and finds it hard to deal with criticism. But she is giving it a go.Unfortunately, ...

by Gene Marks  | July 11, 2016 04:00:00
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6 pieces of old tech that sold for big bucks at auction

There’s money in trash.

While some people are more than happy to discard or trade in their old gadgets for the latest new thing without a second thought or backward glance, there are some who hold onto their outmoded technologies and turn them around into big ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 11, 2016 02:00:00