8 Apps and Games for Soccer Fans

8 Apps and Games for Soccer Fans

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and since the advent of channels such as Sky Sports, it has become much simpler to get engrossed in a match. However, the experience of watching a match is far from perfect – enter your phone, and this selection of apps and games which is sure to make any soccer fan drool!

In essence, soccer is a simple game to play and enjoy. But for those of us who want to do more than scratch the surface of the beautiful game, statistics galore and in-depth information of each player can almost become a necessity before sitting down to watch a game. This is where the apps below should help, allowing you to do everything from play a match of soccer yourself to getting live score updates as they happen.

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9 Simple (but Essential) Communication Rules for Success

Effective communication is extremely important in business. Not only do we want to send clear marketing messages to our customers–and customers to be–but we need to make sure that we build and maintain clear lines of communication with the members of our team.

Although most every leader knows the importance of communication for the success of their organization, their people, and themselves, a surprising number of leaders fail in this vital skill. According to a recent survey by Manpower and DDI, only 10 percent of frontline leaders are effective at conveying performance expectations, and facilitating clear agreement on next steps.

This is a problem.

According to Dr. Loretta Malandro, founder and CEO of The Malandro Consulting Group, and author of the book Speak Up, Show Up, and Stand Out, becoming a powerful communicator is possible by following 9 commonsense, but essential rules.

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The Mentality of a Successful Career

Success is all in your head. If you want to control your ability to have a lucrative, fulfilling career, it’s imperative to control the way you think.

Those who can’t control their emotions and inner monologue never reach their full potential.

The long-term solution to sub-par success, lack, and limitation lies in our ability to turn our inner potential to reality. Among other things, this means not allowing outer circumstances to control our emotions. It means understanding that no amount of money or physical objects creates happiness or cultivates success.

Rather, our recruitment experts have seen that a better career begins with self-improvement; self-improvement starts with a healthy thought process that promotes creativity and spurs action.

Below, you’ll find three strategies to cultivate a mentality conducive to you achieving your goals, thus allowing you to cultivate a career based on leveraging the skills you possess and learning the ones you don’t.

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Taiwan Startup iFit Raises $3M Series A To Expand Into China And Southeast Asia

iFit, an online fitness and weight loss community based in Taiwan, has raised a $3 million Series A led by Cherubic Ventures, with investors including Yuan-jin Capital, Sino Strategy Group, Alan Chien, and Ming-zhe Ou, the former general manager of Lenovo Taiwan.

The company says it will use its Series A to expand its online-to-offline business model, introduce new products like diet meals, and hire more employees.

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10 Books That Will Make You Smarter in 2015


Yes there’s a small company in “A Christmas Carol.” But you won’t learn much studying the business practices of Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. With the holiday break stretching before you, pick up (or download) one of these excellent 2014 titles instead. Some will make you think. Some will make you feel. All will hold your attention, even after a few mugs of eggnog.

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

The Beijing correspondent for the New Yorker combines history with first-hand observations of the present to explore the contradictions that make China such a daunting destination for western companies. Rising individualism coexists with continued authoritarianism; people ravenously pursue material goods and wealth, yet also greater meaning. We’ve seen the demographics of this complex market. Here is the psychology behind them.

Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

The movie Frozen was released in November 2013. How many times have your kids made you watch it since then? And how do Pixar and–more recently–Walt Disney Animation Studios manage to produce hit after hit that is not only hugely commercial but also technologically innovative and emotionally true? Catmull, who is president of both studios, lifts the lid of the toy box to show how it’s done.

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The Best iPhone Apps of the Year, According to Apple

At the end of every year, Apple releases a list of the best iPhone apps.

Apple is known for being extremely selective, and this year’s list contains a mixture of everything — from helpful productivity apps to cutting-edge games with stunning graphics.

We’ve collected all of Apple’s top picks in one tidy place for you to learn more about each one and download your favorites.

Waterlogue turns your photos into artistic watercolors.

Image credit: Waterlogue | iTunes

Waterlogue lets you watch as it paints over your photos to create a beautiful watercolor version. There’s 14 different styles, and you can create the perfect picture by tweaking wetness, pen outlines, and colors.

Price: $2.99

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Facebook Dumps Bing, Will Introduce Its Own Search Tool

It seems that Facebook quietly removed Bing as its primary search provider over the weekend, announcing plans to debut its own search tool on Monday, according to Reuters.

The report says that Facebook’s new search tool will give users the ability to filter through old comments and other information from friends.

Facebook has been building out its search products for a long time, using Bing as an extra layer to provide results beyond the Interest Graph in an effort to avoid letting rival Google into the system.

A Facebook spokesperson told Reuters: “We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on Facebook. We continue to have a great partnership with Microsoft of lots of different areas.”

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