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The best leaders and the most well-liked people have this one thing in common

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Dave Kerpen here.</i><p>I recently picked up a friend at the airport, and he enthusiastically told me, “I just met the nicest woman on the planet on my plane!”<p>“Awesome,” I responded. “What was her name?”<p>“You know, I’m not sure,” he told me.<p>“Ok, then,” I …

4 Strategies to Get What You Want

Time does not need to be our enemy, but it will always be our moderator of life. If we learn to treat time as the precious commodity it is, and allow it to bestow us with blessings in the right moment, we begin to acknowledge that we can have exactly what we want.<p>Since the dawn of humankind, we …

500 Children Die In Hospitals From Gunshot Wounds Every Year

Every year, 500 children and teenagers are killed from gunfire and another 7,500 kids are hospitalized from gun injuries, according to a new study …

Psychologists Propose Horrifying Solution to PTSD in Drone Operators

Drone operators often kill their targets from a continent away, but studies suggest that even thousands of miles of distance cannot mitigate war's …

Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can …

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Tells Senate Panel ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Don’t Work

Elahe Izad<p>Oct. 29, 2013, 9:24 a.m.<p>Sy­brina Fulton, the moth­er of slain teen­ager Trayvon Mar­tin, told a Sen­ate pan­el Tues­day that Flor­ida’s …

Milk price may skyrocket if farm bill isn't renewed

Business News<p>The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.<p>Members of the House and Senate are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations …

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Europe looks to make a big splash with toilet reform

Next week the European Commission will adopt new ecological standards regulating toilets and urinals, designed to stem their environmental impact.<p>It’s estimated that up to 25% of household water consumption goes through (or to be more precise, down) the toilet. The average toilet uses about 11 …

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Syria dismisses deputy PM after US talks

Qadri Jamil was sacked after holding unauthorised meetings with US officials to discuss proposed Geneva talks.<p>Syria has sacked deputy prime minister Qadri Jamil, who according to reports met with US officials over the weekend without government permission, the official SANA news agency said.<p>US and …

Phone records given to NSA by European intelligence, officials say

WASHINGTON -- Leaked U.S. documents appearing to show that the<p>National Security Agencycollected data on tens of millions of European phone records, an issue that has sparked outrage among U.S. allies, actually represented data handed over to the NSA by European intelligence services as part of …

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Bitcoins Strip Club Closed Down At Reddit, May Re-Open

Bitcoins were the currency of choice at Reddit’s first virtual strip club, but now the online gentlemen’s corner has been shut down.<p>In the spring of …

Bitcoins Allegedly Used In Murder-For-Hire Scheme By Silk Road Creator

The creator of now-defunct black market drug bazaar Silk Road may have used Bitcoin payments to order a murder-for-hire.<p>The FBI recently closed the …

Bitcoins: Digital Currency Perfect For Buying Drugs And Guns Online

On Friday, Federal officials seized $28 million’s worth of bitcoins from the alleged owner of the drug dealing website Silk Road.<p>Bitcoin is a digital …

Japanese PM warns China on use of force

Shinzo Abe says Japan ready to be more assertive should China use force to attain its diplomatic goals.<p>Japan is ready to counter China if it resorts to force in the pursuit of its geopolitical interests, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said in an interview.<p>Abe in an interview with the <i>Wall</i> …

India struggles to handle onion crisis

Prices of staple food have quadrupled in recent months; government hopes to increase supply ahead of November elections.<p>India has become so desperate for fresh stocks of the onions it uses in spicy curries that it is trying to import them from neighbours, and is even considering airlifts to ease …

Democrat Snaps During Obamacare Hearing, Will Not Yield To ‘Monkey Court’ [Video]

All ten of you out there who regularly watch C-SPAN were treated to an interesting scene Thursday when Representative Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) …

Police firing GPS tracking 'bullets' at cars during chases

Car chases are exciting, but fraught.<p>One slip of the wheel, one errant pedestrian, one drunken driver, and difficult consequences may follow.<p>Police in Iowa and Florida, however, seem to have taken the counsel of Q from the "Bond" movies.<p>Instead of constantly hurtling after potential madmen, they …

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fitsneatly by the dashboard of your car.<p>The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to …

Keeping an eye on software-defined networking: what will it break, and how will it perform?

The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) may not have progressed as rapidly as some may have thought, with less than 10 percent of …

My Cells, My Choice

Our own cells are part of our identity as much as a passport, or a driver's license. However, time and time again, it is questioned whether we have the right to make our own decisions involving them.<p>Back in the 1950s, Henrietta Lacks' cells were taken from her without her consent. She was a poor, …