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Two models in Russia just posed with a 1,400-pound bear

Business Insider - 23 Apr 2015 21:44

Russian models Maria Sidorova and Lidia Fetisova pose with a 1,400 pound bear named Stephen as part of an awareness campaign.

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Stephen was near dead after an attack from hunters when his current owner... rescued and raised him. Now 18, Stephen is a trained movie star and has appeared in a host of Russian blockbuster films. Produced by Jason Gaines.

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How to Ace the Most Important Part of Your Job Interview

Time - 23 Apr 2015 15:43

You're a perfect fit for the job. But that doesn't mean you're definitely going to get it

The 10 Questions Clients Must Ask Agencies In A Pitch, But Rarely Do

Forbes - 23 Apr 2015 18:37

As an agency search consultant hired by marketers to help them find the right agency, I often see CMOs going about selecting an agency the wrong way.

A pitch should not be about hiring an agency's... past; it's about hiring its potential, its future.

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

The Huffington Post - 23 Apr 2015 22:10

I know, I know.

Your schedule is filled from morning to night, every square on your Google calendar colored in with pitches to partners, deep-dive synergizing strategy sessions, and lots of...

caffeine-fueled coffee meetings. There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think again -- it can be one of the best investments you make in yourself both as a leader and for your organization.

How To Put On a Show, From Comedian, Podcast King, and TV Host Paul F. Tompkins

Fast Company - 23 Apr 2015 12:00

As his CNN-with-puppets show, No You Shut Up, closes out its season, comedian Paul F.

Tompkins talks about being an all-around entertainer.

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Paul F. Tompkins is rarely at a loss for words. The... loquacious comic's livelihood depends upon his ability to riff, recite, and retort--often while in character, and without the safety net of a script.

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Over the course of a long career in show business, however, he's learned that truly entertaining requires more than just having something funny to say. Read Full Story

The 10 Best Industries for Landing a Deal on 'Shark Tank' (Infographic)

inc - 23 Apr 2015 19:04

The first five seasons of ABC's 'Shark Tank' show that sharks like certain sectors more than others.

Here are the industries with the best chances of scoring a deal.

This Is The American Hostage Killed By A U.S.

Counterterrorism Strike

TPM - 23 Apr 2015 17:41

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 73-year-old American man who the White House says was killed during a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan was an international development worker described as passionate about...

his work.

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How to Escape Day Prison At Work

Forbes - 23 Apr 2015 23:19

Every career has its highs and lows, and some enter a dangerous state of “Day Prison.” What is “Day Prison”?

Most people begin a new position with lots of energy and want to impress others.... Their effort is high and their passion is infectious. People who have a good start at a new job continue to perform and when they are really talented many have an extraordinary experience at work. Once they demonstrate their capability at a particular task they continue to be assigned that same work.

Over time that task often becomes very repetitive and over time they lose some of their passion.

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Work starts to feel like a bit of a chore.

This beautiful animation perfectly captures the differences between Paris and New York

Business Insider - 23 Apr 2015 21:24

Nord Collective created this amazing visual inspired by a Vahram Muratyan book called "Paris versus New York." The animation shows the differences between Paris and New York City, from transportation,...

to food and buildings. Video courtesy of Nord Collective Follow Nord Collective: On Vimeo Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Wal-Mart's CEO Pay Falls 24 Pct for 2014

ABC News - 23 Apr 2015 18:43

Wal-Mart's CEO pay falls 24 pct in fiscal 2014 amid unimpressive results

The 4 Startups Changing The Legal Landscape

inc - 23 Apr 2015 18:25

Tech startups are have become an ongoing growth market in the startup ecosystem, and practicing law itself.

How to profit from clean, green energy

MoneyWeek - 23 Apr 2015 17:27

Cheap oil has not been the drag on renewable energy that you might think.

Matthew Partridge explains why - and how to make money from the trend.

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The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

Business Insider - 23 Apr 2015 11:55

Good morning.

Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today. 1. Facebook's Q1 earnings were out on Wednesday night.

Its stock dipped 2% in after-hours trading after it missed... analysts' estimates on revenue. 2. But its engagement numbers, particularly on video, were strong.

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And COO Sheryl Sandberg said something about video ads that will terrify TV executives. 3.

Troubled ad-tech company Rocket Fuel announced it is cutting 11% of its workforce. It wants to make annual cost savings of $30 million. 4. WPP, the world's largest advertising agency holding group, reported an 8.3% increase in revenue to £2.8 billion ($4.2 billion) in its first quarter, while net sales rose 6% to £2.4 billion ($3.6 billion.) Profit was "well ahead" of the full-year margin targeted...

How To Brand, Market, And Sell Weed Without Breaking The Law

Fast Company - 23 Apr 2015 10:20

It ain't easy going green.

Just ask the folks at Dixie Elixirs & Edibles. Earlier this year, Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, perhaps Colorado's best-known cannabis brand, took its THC-infused drinks off the...

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market. It had no choice. Read Full Story

The $15 Minimum Wage Is Only the First Step

The Huffington Post - 23 Apr 2015 21:16

Across the United States, the campaign for raising the minimum wage to $15 is gaining momentum.

From cities such as traditionally left wing Olympia, Washington, to more moderate Atlanta, Georgia,...

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activists are pushing for better wages -- and they're starting to win the debate. But will a higher minimum wage really change that much for the average American? It's unlikely unless the struggle is broadened beyond the scope of the minimum wage in the United States. To explore this further, let's start with a hypothetical future scenario of the results of the domestic struggle.

Once the groundswell of activism in favor of the $15 minimum wage becomes too great to ignore, the concept will begin to be taken seriously by leading pundits. Leaders from Socialist Alternative, such as Seattle's Kshama...

Trump Tower condo goes for $2 million

Chicago Tribune - 23 Apr 2015 16:53

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Bowling, the longtime president of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, has paid $2 million for a two-bedroom, 2,146-square-foot condominium unit on the 46th floor of the Trump... International Hotel

How Zippo's Founding Family Kept The Flame Alive

Forbes - 23 Apr 2015 15:12

The way they've kept it going as America stopped smoking is instructive for anyone trying to retain control of a family business.

How to Create a Happy Work Environment in Any Space

inc - 23 Apr 2015 15:07

Alicia Navarro, founder of Skimlinks, explains how incorporating personality into your office space can have a positive effect on your employees.

The Wall Street Journal: Quicken sued over FHA-insured loans

Market Watch - 23 Apr 2015 21:26

The U.S.

Department of Justice on Thursday sued Quicken Loans Inc., alleging the mortgage lender lied to the government when making loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

CIBC's Apple Watch App Will Let Customers Check Balances, Transfer Funds

The Huffington Post - CA - 23 Apr 2015 19:13

CALGARY - CIBC is giving new meaning to the phrase bankers' hours.

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The bank (TSX:CM) says customers will soon be able to check their balances and transfer funds with the Apple Watch, which launches on... Friday. CIBC says it's the first of the big Canadian banks to offer the watch app. CEO Victor Dodig made the announcement at the bank's annual general meeting in Calgary -- his first since taking the top job last September. In his speech to shareholders, Dodig focused on the role technology will play in the bank's future strategy. He says four out of five transactions today are done outside the branch.

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The Basic Principles of Strategy Haven't Changed in 30 Years

Harvard Business Review - 23 Apr 2015 16:00

It’s still all about cost, price, and competitors.

Sebi warns companies against fraudulent NCD, NPS issues

The Economic Times - 23 Apr 2015 15:30

Concerned over a large number of unlisted firms fraudulently raising money from public, Sebi warned such companies and their directors of "stringent action".

How to Deal With Selfish Coworkers

Fast Company - 23 Apr 2015 11:15

Bad behavior gets paid forward more often than kindness.

In the workplace, it can go viral. Here's how to stop it in its tracks. There is a science behind the skill of reading coworkers' personalities... and it goes beyond figuring out whether they are introverts or extroverts.

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VIDEO: How the UK got a £30bn debt mountain

BBC - 23 Apr 2015 10:32

The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on the events which brought the British financial system close to collapse.

Chinese Regulators Fine Mercedes-Benz Over Price Fixing

The New York Times - 23 Apr 2015 06:10

Fined $57 million on Thursday, the automaker is the latest foreign company to face scrutiny from antitrust regulators in China.