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    1. To describe “unknown” events like Harvey, the U.S. is diving into the semantics of weather

      To describe “unknown” events like Harvey, the U.S. is diving into the semantics of weather

      As the rains kept falling, the superlatives flowed; then language itself was flooded. “Unprecedented.” “Unknown.” “Beyond anything experienced.” “One-thousand-year storm.” Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas called Harvey “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced.” How do you talk about something that’s never happened before, and effectively describe the risks that it poses to people, so that they might be motivated to prepare and respond?

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    2. How to Rediscover Your Inspiration at Work

      How to Rediscover Your Inspiration at Work

      When we’re inspired, our work hums. We have a sense of purpose, buoyed by the feeling that our talents are being put to good use. But sometimes inspiration can be frustratingly fleeting and difficult to recover when lost. You can create an environment that’s conducive to inspiration by going after it. Don’t wait for a flash of insight to strike before making any changes. Any move you make will open up new possibilities and reveal emotions that you can’t yet see.

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      Mentions: Bill Gates
    3. The Cities Of The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Water

      The Cities Of The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Water

      “If we only respond to the past, we will only get answers that fit the past,” he says. “Those answers won’t fix the future . . . You really have to look at the city from a whole new perspective.” While the Dutch pioneered heavy-duty infrastructure like dikes, sea walls, sea gates, and levees to hold back water, in the 1990s they realized that this approach was futile. The natural ecological systems would eventually overtake the man-made.

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    4. Want To Give To Harvey Victims? 5 Things To Consider First

      Want To Give To Harvey Victims? 5 Things To Consider First

      Having researched giving in the wake of disasters and taught students how to be effective philanthropists, I’ve learned that it’s hard to make good decisions regarding donations—especially when there are many urgent needs and countless ways to spend charitable dollars. Here are some best practices you may want to consider before you contribute.

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      Mentions: Texas IRS Houston
    5. The First Things Your Small Business Should Do After a Hurricane

      The First Things Your Small Business Should Do After a Hurricane

      Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 25, resulting in what's likely the worst disaster Texas has ever experienced. Officials estimate the recovery will take years, and small-business owners in southeastern Texas face many challenges to rebuilding, even ...

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    6. I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better

      I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better

      Time is precious and slips by quickly but there is also no lack of things that have to get done in an entrepreneur's life. For 12 years, I took life a day at a time. I had a dream but no goals for making it real. I just woke up each day hoping for ...

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    7. GoFundMe has made over $355,000 from Hurricane Harvey campaign fees

      GoFundMe has made over $355,000 from Hurricane Harvey campaign fees

      As the reality of Hurricane Harvey’s wreckage begins to set in, recovery efforts are being planned and people are asking for help. And crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has become one of the most ubiquitous websites for people to do just that. Currently on GoFundMe’s website there’s a link at the front page to “Support the victims of Hurricane Harvey,” which leads to a seemingly endless list of campaigns related to the disaster.

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      Mentions: Orlando
    8. These Are The 4 Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills You’ll Need In The Future

      These Are The 4 Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills You’ll Need In The Future

      The other side indicates that soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, attention to detail, and writing proficiency top the list of what hiring managers find missing from job seekers’ personal tool kits. But according to theWorld Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, one the job skills that will make a candidate competitive in the job market of the future is emotional intelligence. The WEF predicts it will be among the top ten in 2020. How emotionally intelligent are you now?

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    9. 13 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Profiles in One Hour

      13 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Profiles in One Hour

      Considering how much time people spend on social media everyday, it’s kind of funny—or is it sad?—that most of us find ourselves too busy to actually update and improve our profiles. Everyone’s busy, yet so many improvements to your social media profiles can be made in just a few minutes. Here are 13 easy ways to improve your social media profiles that, altogether, shouldn’t take you more than an hour. Time to close that game of Solitaire and get to work.

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    10. Thousands of Katrina evacuees who moved to Houston are reliving a nightmare

      Thousands of Katrina evacuees who moved to Houston are reliving a nightmare

      Among those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey’s unprecedented flooding of Houston are likely thousands of survivors of Hurricane Katrina’s 2005 strike on Louisiana, who in some cases are once again seeing their homes destroyed by rising floodwaters. Katrina hit New Orleans 12 years ago today. After the levees failed, inundating the city, as many as 250,000 evacuees temporarily relocated to Houston, and about 40,000 stayed permanently, according to a 2015 report in the Houston Chronicle.

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