Alair Scott

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Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

Getting ahead can be a struggle if you don't have the discipline to do the right simple things every single day.<p>Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless …

Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

13 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. For last-minute Christmas shoppers, here are some titles …

Bill Gates

Donald Trump accidentally admits Republican tax bill was deceptively sold as boost to middle classes

President Donald Trump was so excited about passing his first major piece of legislation on Wednesday that he blurted out that the Republican Party …

Donald Trump

Rupert Murdoch and President Trump: A Friendship of Convenience

The calls to the White House come at least once a week. “Murdoch here,” the blunt, accented voice on the other end of the line says.<p>For decades, Rupert Murdoch has used his media properties to establish a direct line to Australian and British leaders. But in the 44 years since he bought his first …

Ten great things Donald Trump will give America and the world in 2018

I met Senator John McCain a few times this year, and a couple of things he told me about Donald Trump stick in my mind. First, on what the …

Deducting a CEO’s jet, but not a cop’s uniform

<b>(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)</b><p>What the Republicans’ tax bill really means for people like us<p>David Cay Johnston<p>December 23, 2017 10:29pm (UTC)<p>Read more articles from the DC Report here.<p>Donald Trump often declares his support, even love, for police, firefighters and other first responders. That isn’t …

The Bully Doctrine: Trump once again makes threats on the world stage — and has his bluff called

President Donald Trump this week suggested he may seek retribution against countries that voted for a United Nations resolution condemning his …

Donald Trump

Pink Shares Hilarious Letter Her Daughter Wrote to Santa About Her Elf on the Shelf: 'Mom Fail!'

Pink is confessing to a “mom fail.”<p>The pop singer shared a photo Friday of her 6-year-old daughter Willow’s funny letter to Santa Claus asking the …

Ubisoft combines AI research and game development at ‘La Forge’

When it comes to gaming, one usually thinks of “artificial intelligence” as somewhat less exalted than elsewhere; after all, for years we’ve been raging at cheating AI players, bemoaning their bad pathfinding, and laughing at their buggy antics. But AI can be and is being applied creatively, and …

Challenge Yourself to Do 1 Killer Workout a Day in our ‘5 Minutes to Fit’ Series

Work your entire body with these quick, kick-butt routines.

Inside San Francisco's most exclusive neighborhood, where old money rubs elbows with tech billionaires

In a slice of San Francisco known as the Gold Coast, a residential enclave that has long housed the city's old-money families, blue bloods and tech oligarchs now live as neighbors.<p>Members of the high-tech elite, including Oracle's Larry Ellison, Apple's Jony Ives, and Zynga's Mark Pincus, have left …

San Francisco

Retirement Strategy: Dividend Growth Investing Might Be Retirement 'Alpha'

Source<p>Don't shoot me for borrowing that little "dividends don't lie" remark from Geraldine Weiss' 1988 book of the same name. The phrase happens to …

Losing the wilderness: a 10th has gone since 1992 – and gone for good

A new study warns if the degradation rate continues, all wilderness areas will be at risk over the next 50 years<p>The world’s last great wildernesses are shrinking at an alarming rate. In the past two decades,10% of the earth’s wilderness has been lost due to human pressure, a mapping study by the …

Outdoors

New York delivers huge blow to the fossil fuel industry

New York just sent a big message to the fossil fuel industry. The state is freezing all fossil fuel investments – and they are divesting almost $400 …

New York State

Banks are looking to use artificial intelligence in almost every part of their business: Here's how it can boost profits

• <b>UBS says AI could boost banks' revenues by 3.4% and cut costs by 3.9% over the next three years.</b>• <b><br>Investment and retail banks are looking at the application of AI for things like "robo advisors," chatbots, and compliance tools.</b>• <b><br>But there are challenges to implementation, as most banks need to sort</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Trump's Decision to Send Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine Could Escalate Tensions with Russia

President Trump has approved a plan to send Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine to help the U.S.-backed government there fight …

10 Healthy Lunches That Aren't All Lettuce

Don't let yourself fall victim to a lettuce rut. If you, like us, have made an end of summer plan to up your home-cooking and lunch-packing games, …

Leonardo da Vinci was an extraordinary artist because he was an extraordinary scientist

A new biography by Walter Isaacson explains how da Vinci’s explorations shaped his art.<p>If you’re still looking for a Christmas gift for the science nerd in your life, consider <i>Leonardo</i> <i>d</i><i>a Vinci</i> by Walter Isaacson.<p>The outstanding biography — from the same author who brought us <i>Steve Jobs</i> and <i>Einstein</i> — …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Algae, thrilled about a warming climate, is making Greenland melt faster

Arctic algae are one life form for whom climate change is great news. They thrive in warmer temperatures, and are flourishing beyond old boundaries as more of the icy far north becomes climatically hospitable.<p>But as algae grows over ice, it reduces how much light the ice can reflect. Like wearing …

8 Carbs You Should Stop Eating in 2018 For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Not all carbs are bad for you. The best ones are converted to energy your body can use to exercise and burn fat. The worst ones just become fat. …

The Top Leadership Lessons of 2017 From Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Tim Cook, and Google

Reflecting back on the stories that will move you forward on your leadership path.<p>As the year draws to a close, I thought I'd look back at the stories that stood out and most resonated with my readers, involving some of the biggest names in business. You'll find great leadership lessons here to …

12 things we can definitively say the Russia investigation has uncovered so far

By Amber Phillips<p>Amber Phillips<p>Reporter for The Fix covering Congress, statehouses<p>Email Bio Follow<p>To review everything we've learned about Russia this year, let's rewind to May. That was a big month President Trump, who fired his FBI director because he thought “this Russia thing with Trump and …

Russia Probe

3 disruptive industries that will thrive in the southern U.S. next year

In the U.S., the Southeast’s tech ecosystem is traditionally strong in a few defined sectors: Fintech, SaaS, and health IT are among the industries thriving in terms of successful exits, high-growth companies, and venture dollars.<p>But just as the broader tech scene is constantly changing, new …

Eating Salad Every Day Keeps Brains 11 Years Younger and Prevents Dementia, Study Shows

<i>Updated</i> | Trade the ginkgo biloba for a bag of spinach during your next stop at the store: Leafy greens may be your best resource for boosting memory.<p>…

As Amazon Ramps Up Furniture and Appliance Business, Home Depot Is Sweating

In early December, pharmacy chain CVS decided to move big time into the insurance market by purchasing Aetna for $69 billion—a move clearly motivated …

I Tried a Bullet Journal for One Week—Here’s What Happened

What happens when you put pen to paper to track your goals, manage your time, and get it all done.<p>In case you haven’t heard: Bullet journaling is a …

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