Desi Linden Lost the Boston Marathon by Two Seconds Before She Conquered it 7 Years Later. Here’s the Mindset That Could Help Her Win the New York Race

Desiree Linden was just two seconds short of her dream. The elite marathoner saw the 2011 Boston Marathon as an opportunity to emerge as a star on the competitive scene. But, after 26.2 miles of running at her fastest marathon pace to date, she crossed the finish line just two …

A Book with a Great Author Bio Resonates With Your Brand Followers

Establishing credibility for your personal brand begins with great content. A great way to showcase your expertise is a published book both in print and in the digital realm. You want to ensure that all of your time and effort gets the most visibility with a well-written biography. A personal …

TiVo’s 4-tuner $250 BOLT OTA set-top box goes after cord cutters

TiVo today is introducing a new set-top box, the TiVo BOLT OTA, which will join its existing lineup of TiVo BOLT-branded devices, including the voice-controlled BOLT VOX DVRs, launched last year. This new device, as its name suggests, is designed for cord cutters who use a digital antenna to watch live …

Bloomberg HQ declared the best new building in the UK as well as best office

The humble office doesn’t always feature prominently in RIBA’s annual Stirling Prize list but last night, Bloomberg’s European headquarters was named the UK’s best new building. The 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize judges were unanimous in their decision to award Bloomberg the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize describing it as a “once-in-a-generation project”. RIBA …

TED raises $280M to help nonprofits battle climate change, online sex abuse and more

TED is unveiling the eight participants in the second year of The Audacious Project, a program aimed at helping nonprofits pursue their most ambitious goals. TED’s Chris Anderson told reporters yesterday that this is “an attempt to solve one of the most annoying things about the nonprofit world” — the …

‘Suddenly, I Have Purpose Again.’ Former Toys ‘R’ Us Employees Are Spending the Holidays Fighting for Their Severance Pay

Sarah Woodhams lost her job not long after she lost her son. The Babies ‘R’ Us registry department supervisor was rushed in an ambulance from her home in Harleysville, Pa., to the hospital when she delivered her son – and he was stillborn. She was still in the hospital when …

Student sues JD.com’s billionaire CEO Richard Liu for alleged rape

A Chinese student has filed a lawsuit against JD.com founder and chief executive Richard Liu, alleging the billionaire businessman raped her in Minnesota back in August, four months after local prosecutors decided not to press charges. The lawsuit, which was filed in Hennepin County on Tuesday, is seeking damages of …

Thriva expands its range of test-at-home kits to add female hormone and cortisol stress tests

UK home health analysis kit startup Thriva is adding three more products to its range later this month: A saliva-based cortisol stress test and two female hormone kits. The Seedcamp-backed UK startup has been offering blood-prick-based health monitoring kits since 2016, and says it’s had more than 50,000 customers sign up …

What would it mean to eradicate the mosquito?

Paul Orlando Contributor Share on Twitter Paul Orlando has operated startup accelerators on three continents and teaches entrepreneurship and runs the on-campus incubator at the University of Southern California. He writes about unintended consequences and startups. From “blitzscaling” to “move fast and break things,” startups are focused on growth and …

Employers need to become active listeners to improve mental health at work

Time to Talk Day takes place every February and encourages people to open-up about their emotional wellbeing, but in a workplace setting this can be challenging. Despite 80 percent of employers believing employees would feel comfortable talking about their mental health, only 5 percent of employees would do so. Clearly …

Great Big Workplace Adjustments survey needs your input

A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is asking employees and managers to share their experiences of requesting and arranging workplace adjustments via an anonymous online survey. Business Disability Forum wants to use ‘The Great Big Adjustments Survey’ to create a clear and up-to-date picture of what works and what …

The Four Principles of Acing an Interview

First, remember that an interview is a work-related competition. The same competition onstage for the theater is called audition. People compete throughout their lifetimes. They compete for resources, such as money, time, awards, rewards, and honor. So let’s focus on the interview competition, in which several preselected candidates compete for …

UK employees confident they will benefit from a ‘buyers’ market for talent

This year is set to be a ‘buyers’ market’ for the UK’s top professionals, as the nation’s war for talent intensifies. This is according to new research from Robert Half UK, which found that nearly a third (32 percent) of those surveyed believe their skillset will be more desirable over the …

Birth control delivery startup Nurx taps Clover Health’s Varsha Rao as CEO

Varsha Rao, Airbnb’s former head of global operations and, most recently, the chief operating officer at Clover Health, has joined Nurx as its chief executive officer. Rao replaces Hans Gangeskar, Nurx’s co-founder and CEO since 2014, who will stay on as a board member. Nurx, which sells birth control, PrEP, …