Bill Fournier

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12 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating Right Now

Sometimes we need to escape our stress before our stress takes us down.<p>Some forms of stress are necessary--especially if we want to stimulate creativity and new learning.<p>Others bring no benefit at all and serve only to prevent us from being effective or successful.<p>Here's a list of a dozen of the …

5 best CrossFit workouts to gain more power

There’s a good chance if you read this publication regularly that you know how to build strength and size. But what about building explosive power? …

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On a bathing platform in Turkey, I found myself sunbathing next to a Muslim family. The father strutted about in a pair of teeny red trunks, just visible beneath the landslide of his vast belly. The mother wore a black and orange burkini, which left only her face, hands and feet exposed. She looked …

Religion

How to Make Your Mind Happy, According to Neuroscience

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Mapped: The world's happiest (and least happy) countries

It's Blue Monday, the (allegedly) most miserable day of the year. But surely they're still smiling in Costa Rica, the most cheerful country on Earth according to the annual Happy Planet Index? Released last summer, it ranks 140 destinations according to "what matters most - sustainable wellbeing …

Costa Rica

Thousands buried in at least 72 ISIS mass graves, AP finds

Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.<p>On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and …

Human Rights

Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria sends message to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's use of an Iranian air base to bomb targets in Syria sends a message to Washington as it weighs a military partnership with Moscow: Join us or we'll look to your enemies.<p>Tuesday's missions were unprecedented. Iran allowed Russian warplanes to take off from its territory to …

World's largest offshore wind farm given green energy green light

The UK government has signed off on Hornsea Project Two, which will cover an area of the North Sea twice the size of Liverpool.<p>The world's largest offshore wind farm has the wind behind it.<p>The UK government has signed off on the Hornsea Project Two wind farm, which will cover 185 square miles (480 …

How to Flip a House (and How Much Money You Can Make)

Ah, the house-flipping dream. Buy a run-down home, fix it up, put it on the market -- and profit, big-time! Flipping may have hit its peak in the bubble years leading up to the 2007 housing market crash, but this is one dream that definitely hasn't died. However, just because you've watched a lot …

Bill Gross Says a $10 Trillion Economic Supernova is Waiting to Explode

“Bond king” Bill Gross did not mince words Thursday when he called out a problem in the credit markets that could have catastrophic consequences.<p>In a …

The Most Important Skill for New Managers to Learn

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on seven questions team leaders should ask their direct reports because I was promoted three months ago to …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, and pulling their belongings behind them on little wheels. Arriving as couples, families, groups of friends, they spent money in the village shop and ate at its few restaurants. Feathers were occasionally ruffled when an …

Italy

How To Clean A White Bathroom, According To A Luxury Hotel

Apply the same genius tricks a 5-star hotel uses to keep your white bathroom sparkling.<p>It's impossible to deny the modern, clean appeal of a white bathroom — clean being the operative word. A white bathroom with dust gathering in the corners or discolored grout just doesn't have the same charm.<p>But …

Chinese Fighter Jet Closes In On U.S. Aircraft At 'Unsafe Excessive Rate'

A Chinese fighter jet carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military aircraft, an Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane, on routine patrol on Tuesday in international airspace over the East China Sea, U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement. The intercept involved two Chinese J-10 fighter …

China

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Chile Generates So Much Solar Power That It Just Gives the Extra Away

It sounds great, but it's actually bad news for the energy industry.<p>Chile has so much solar energy that the price of solar frequently drops to zero, which is great news for consumers but frustrating for energy companies and investors.<p>Under President Michelle Bachelet, Chile has been aggressively …

Renewable Energy

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

World's first passenger drone cleared for testing in Nevada

The world’s first passenger drone capable of autonomously carrying a person in the air for 23 minutes has been given clearance for testing in Nevada.<p>Chinese firm Ehang, which unveiled the electric Ehang 184 passenger drone at CES in Las Vegas in January, has partnered with the Nevada Institute for …

Drones

Investing During Retirement: How To Overcome The 3 Biggest Challenges

Over the past year I’ve spoken to a number of people who are retiring. In each case they plan to transfer their 401k or other workplace retirement account to an IRA. They’ve spoken to an investment advisor about managing the new IRA. They want to know whether paying the advisor 1% to 2% is a good …

Retirement

How to Get a Perfect Credit Score

What is a perfect credit score? Using the popular FICO scoring method, the magic number is 850, which is difficult, but not impossible to achieve. By learning how the FICO formula works, we can get some insight on how to get an 850 credit score, or close to it.<p>Unfortunately, the specific formula by …

FBI: Our Malware Sends Unencrypted Evidence, and That's a Good Thing

In fact, it's good for the defendants in the Playpen case, FBI agent says.<p>The FBI is facing plenty of controversy over its Network Investigative Technique (NIT), the innocuously-named malware it used to identify thousands of anonymous users viewing images of child abuse on a hidden darkweb site …

City planners tap into wealth of cycling data from Strava tracking app

Sheila Lyons recalls the way Oregon used to collect data on how many people rode bikes. “It was very haphazard, two-hour counts done once a year,” said the woman in charge of cycling policy for the state government. “Volunteers, sitting on the street corner because they wanted better bike …

Cycling

Asia's underrated places: 9 great travel attractions | CNN Travel

The clean energy economy is coming – and there's a lot to lose for those who can't keep up

Change is coming to the energy landscape. A transition to a new energy economy is happening. In a country like Australia – awash with energy both under and above the ground – this transition could be rapid and profound. There is a lot to lose for those who can’t keep pace.<p>Last month the government …

Clean Energy

These Are The Best (and Worst) States to Grow Old

Florida and Arizona might be retirement hotspots due to their temperate climates, but when it comes to quality of life for senior citizens, they’re …

25 Things to Do to on an Airplane to Boost Your Career Success

While you might be concerned about the loss of productivity due to travel, your business trips can actually serve as a great time to check in on your career and make some progress.<p>In 2016, Americans are expected to go on more than 480 million business trips. That's a lot of time spent away from the …

The 20 Coolest Hotel Amenities You Don't Know About

When booking a trip, many travelers like to research the perks and bonuses that come along with their hotel stay. Luxury accommodations come with the …

Kepler Spacecraft Stabilized After Unexplained Emergency, NASA Says

After a weekend of uncertainty for the Kepler spacecraft, NASA let out a sigh of relief on Monday, saying that "the spacecraft reached a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth."<p>NASA posted a statement from mission manager Charlie Sobeck on Monday, saying that the "mission …

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Clean Energy