Barry W. Walker

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She was too short to play Goofy. Then she invented Spanx. Now she's a billionaire

Redefining failure<p>When Sara Blakely sold fax machines door-to-door, she got used to hearing "no."<p>"I knew that 'no' was just a part of the process," the Spanx founder told CNNMoney. "You have to hear 'no' so many times before you actually can get to a 'yes.'"<p>Before Forbes named her the youngest …

Entrepreneurship

Sex experts answer *all* your burning questions about getting it on

When it comes to the down and dirty facts about sex, let’s face it: It’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in middle school sex-ed. Even if you know …

Middle School

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game

A simple principle for managing scarce resources.<p>One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their …

Innovation

You might have more control over aging than you think — here are 5 things you can do to slow it down

Aging: it's largely your chromosomes' fault. That's what biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code.<p>She revealed her decades-long process of discovery in a TED talk from April that was …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

Leadership

A New Drug Has Been Found To 'Melt' Away The Fat In Our Arteries That Cause Heart Attacks

Sound too good to be true?<p>We all know that an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet can start clogging up our coronary system, making us more vulnerable …

Breast Cancer

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Athletic Apparel

A Lasting Influence in Golf Descends From a Boxing Legend

Next week, the Detroit Red Wings will begin the N.H.L. season in new Little Caesars Arena. Joe Louis Arena, their longtime home, will sit idle nearby, awaiting demolition.<p>There will no longer be a stadium or an arena housing a team in the four biggest North American professional sports leagues …

How One Woman Gets Paid to Travel the World Staying in Luxury Homes

Imagine spending your days traipsing around the globe, staying in some of the most high-end luxury homes, sipping on cocktails by their private …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

Motivation

You Can Rent Your Own Private Island in the Bahamas for $450 a Night

Tired of overpriced hotels and busy cities full of tourists? Now you and your friends can split the cost of an actual island for the vacation of a …

Bahamas

Is Portugal the New Iceland?

Are a lot of your friends in Portugal right now, Instagramming beaches and sardines? Here's why—and what to see when you eventually make your own trip.<p><b>What’s up with Portugal? Like, all my friends are going there.</b><br>Congratulations, you have very hip friends. Portugal is a great place to visit if you …

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Thailand Right Now

The number of foreign visitors to Thailand has doubled in the past decade, and it's easy to see why. The country radiates beauty at every turn—from lush jungles to dramatic caves, golden temples to skies aglow with lanterns. Whether you're looking to soak up ancient culture or relax on one of the …

Get The Amazon Echo Dot For $30, Add An Intercom To Every Room

Amazon’s Echo Dot is the little Alexa assistant that could. Especially now that you can use them as an ad-hoc intercom system, having a Dot in multiple rooms is almost practical. While you can still get a three-pack of Dots for $20 off, today only, Amazon has a deal that trounces $43 per device. If …

Boston's great weather: Where to enjoy it right now downtown - Curbed Boston

<i>Editor’s note: This map was updated from one that originally ran in September 2014.</i><p>Such postcard-perfect weather! Where to take it all in amid the hustle and bustle of a workday?<p>We've curated 11 spots that are within or very near Boston's various commercial hubs, including the Financial District, …

WOW: United Is Launching Nonstop Flights Between Los Angeles And Singapore

United Airlines has just announced that they’ll be introducing their new longest route. <b>United will be launching daily nonstop flights between Los</b> …

Meet a traveller: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Youthful. Charismatic. Adventurous. Not words strongly associated with high-profile politicians, but they’re often used to describe Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.<p>From demonstrating his yoga skills in public with a tricky ‘peacock’ pose to playing hide-and-seek with his toddler in Canada’s …

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Traveling Abroad

How to travel solo and love every minute

<i>This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up.</i><p>I remember sitting in the boarding area of Heathrow's Terminal 5, wide-eyed and 21 years old, trying to keep my breath under control. Having never traveled alone before, …

Android Pay

You Can Now Fly to the Caribbean for Just $79

If you think booking a Caribbean vacation is reserved for the day you cash out your 401(k) and retirement funds, think again. To celebrate its new …

Caribbean

‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’: Five Episodes That Prove It’s The Best Travel Show Ever

For the broke wanderluster, there’s nothing more soul-soothing (and envy inducing) than a good travel show. There are certainly no shortage of series …

Streaming

Trump Might Bring Back Travel Bans To Cuba — Here's How It Could Affect Your Plans

President Obama made history by opening relations with Cuba, lifting U.S. sanctions on the country and making it easier for Americans to visit. …

Cuba

9 Incredible Bike Paths in North America You Won’t Want to Miss

North America is home to some of the amazing cycling paths in the world. With diverse terrain and incredible sights for your travel adventure, you …

Hiking

How meditation can change your body's response to stress

About a quarter of Canadians tell Statistics Canada that most days are 'quite' or 'extremely' stressful, with women tending to report higher levels …

Mindfulness

10 Powerful Life-Altering Things You Need to Do Alone

Pivotal things that only you can decide<p>There are many major decisions in life where you should consult the wisest people you know. There are other, profound things you need to do on your own.<p>Your success hinges on being able to trust your personal intellect and intuition. Looking to your own …

Siblings

Words You Should Hear: Three Life Lessons from LinkedIn's CEO

29 tenacious apprentices. One CEO. A four-year-old. Three lessons that everyone should learn.<p>This week, I got to participate in a fireside chat with …

Skin Care

Ten Things You Need To Know About Ella Fitzgerald

According to Mel Torme “She was the best singer on the planet.”<p>Fifteen-year-old Ella, she was born in April 1917, hated her Harlem school and skipped …

10 Insanely Cool Caribbean Travel Adventures You Must Try

When planning your next travel adventure to the Caribbean, try and venture out and do something you have never done before, whether it be hiking up a …

Caribbean