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Dramatic photo of Concord flying at supersonic speed

"April 1985 Concorde flies supersonic G-BOAG This is a dramatic picture of Concorde flying at supersonic speed. This is the only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach2, 1,350 mph. This unique picture was taken from a Tornado fighter jet, which only...

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WordPress 4.3 “Billie”

Version 4.3 of WordPress, named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.3 make it even easier to format your content and customize your site.

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Learn to read Chinese … with ease!

For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning

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Larry Page: Where’s Google going next?

Onstage at TED2014, Charlie Rose interviews Google CEO Larry Page about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways, internet balloons and the company’s recent acquisition of Deep Mind, an AI that is learning some surprising things.

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Spreading the risk

Spreadsheets. Financial services would be lost without them, but a staggering number of large firms have suffered a loss due to a spreadsheet error. What are the risks of complacency and over-reliance, and how can firms avoid costly mistakes?

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Informal workers in Buenos Aires

Of recyclers and rag men Some who make their living on the streets are luckier than others AFTER Argentina’s economy crashed in 2001, the ranks of informal workers grew along with those of the unemployed. In Buenos Aires, the capital, destitute citizens picked through...

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WordPress 4.2 “Powell”

Version 4.2 of WordPress, named “Powell” in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.2 help you communicate and share, globally. https://vimeo.com/125851592 An easier way to share content Clip...

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Technology: Planet of the phones

THE dawn of the planet of the smartphones came in January 2007, when Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, in front of a rapt audience of Apple acolytes, brandished a slab of plastic, metal and silicon not much bigger than a Kit Kat. “This will change everything,” he...

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Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

Leadership expert Simon Sinek has written two books, Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, both about managing a successful team. For his TED Talk, he touched on the innate human necessity to feel safe. According to Sinek, the business world is filled with danger--be...

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Wealthiest 1% will soon own more than rest of us combined

(CNN) Turns out, the rich really are getting richer. And they'll soon own more than the rest of us put together. So says a new report, which estimates that the richest 1% will have as much wealth as the other 99% combined by next year. "The richest 1% have seen their...

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The week in Three Quotes …

Freedom of Expression Pope Francis arrived in the Philippines, home to an estimated 80m Catholics, to be greeted by huge crowds. On his flight from Sri Lanka, the pope spoke of last week’s attacks in Paris, telling journalists that “every religion has its dignity” and...

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What is WordPress?

This 5-minute video provides a brief introduction to the WordPress content management system and demonstrates why it is the most popular web publishing platform today.

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WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” new features

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” new features, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in...

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How autism freed me to be myself

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call...

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never...

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“Dollars wrapped with love”: Sending money home

In 2013, international migrants sent $413 billion home to families and friends — three times more than the total of global foreign aid (about $135 billion). This money, known as remittances, makes a significant difference in the lives of those receiving it and plays a...

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Stop Using These Words In Your Emails!

Do you know how you sound in emails? Without the benefit of being able to hear people’s vocal inflections or see their faces, it can be challenging to interpret how the person on the other end of an email is feeling. Emoticons and exclamation points can only take you...

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Fascinated by the leaders who make impact in the world, companies and politicians with the capacity to inspire, Simon Sinek has discovered some remarkable patterns in how they think, act and communicate. He wrote Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to...

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

Pablo Picasso

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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" Pablo Picasso

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“Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame”

Dr Who

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"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame" Dr Who

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Starting A New Job: Hit The Ground Running | LinkedIn

Once you have overcome the major hurdle of landing that dream job the hard work has only just begun. Rightly or wrongly the impression you make within the first weeks and months at a new company is the one that tends to stick with you, so it is important to hit the...

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“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”

Dr Samuel Johnson

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"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance" Dr Samuel Johnson

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