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Today Is the Youngest You Will Ever Be -- Learn to Live With Zero Regrets

Gain some perspective from the top regrets of senior citizens.<p>I often remind myself of this fact as it helps me to prioritize my day, week and month. Most of us have contemplated the purpose of life, and what our biggest regrets might be as we reach the final chapters. I started The Wish of a …

9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for Success

Check out the fire walker's words of wisdom to help you realize your potential, both in the office and throughout your life.<p>Motivational mogul Tony Robbins grew up understanding the difficulty of making ends meet, his family often unable to afford Thanksgiving feasts or Christmas presents. Yet, a …

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a career. And a great career she built, becoming the president of Sterling Brands, and working …

True Happiness Means Doing These 4 Things Every Day

Happiness isn't for a select few. Practicing these daily routines can help you find more joy in your career.<p>To be happier at work, our knee-jerk reaction is to tackle the most obvious causes of stress and anxiety: micromanagement, poor communication, inefficient tools, lack of ownership and better …

Happiness

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Positive Thinking

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

In Davos, Xi makes case for Chinese leadership role

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of globalization on Tuesday, pushing back against the "America First" rhetoric of incoming U.S. president Donald Trump and signaling Beijing's desire to play a bigger role on the global stage.<p>Xi's speech to …

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions this year. Redesign your life instead, Stanford professor says.

Throughout our lives, there will be moments when we’ll find ourselves stuck or worried that we’ve fallen short of our potential and greatest ambitions. We might find ourselves fantasizing over a different career or another partner, wondering if it is too late to change.<p>In their new book, “Designing …

UX Design

AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner for more than $80 billion

AT&T has reached a deal to buy Time Warner for between $105 and $110 per share, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.<p>That puts the deal's value at more than $80 billion.<p>A formal announcement from the two companies is expected as soon as Saturday night.<p>The deal will allow AT&T to expand into the …

Media Industry

Get More Done: 15 Things the Most Successful People Do Differently to Be More Productive

And the best part is, you can adopt them all.<p>Some people get more done than others -- a <i>lot</i> more.<p>But how?<p>To find out, Kevin Kruse, a keynote speaker on wholehearted leadership and extreme productivity and the author of <i>15 Secrets Ultra-Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, interviewed over …

6 lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from success

As it turns out, many people carry around a set of self-limiting beliefs, which are often lies they tell themselves.<p>To become successful, you need to identify those lies and then "get rid of some these old beliefs," as Robbins said.<p>What do the financial professionals have to say about this? They …

Tony Robbins

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day

What you do is based on what you think. So borrow a few thoughts from Steve.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation …

Self-improvement

Achieve Your Goals: Research Reveals a Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success

We all have goals. And what's the first thing most of us think about when we consider how to achieve them?<p><i>"I need to get motivated."</i><p>The surprising thing? Motivation is exactly what you don't need. Today, I'm going to share a surprising research study that reveals why motivation isn't the key to …

Forget About The Perfect Time, Do It Today!

<i>“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic</i> …

The Non-Nerd’s Guide To ‘Ant-Man’

This week, Marvel rolls out what might be its most unusual movie yet: <i>Ant-Man</i>, the story of Paul Rudd getting really tiny and punching people. But the casual viewer who didn’t grow up reading this stuff might be wondering just who these people are and why they matter to the larger Marvel universe. …

Comics

Here's the Best Way to Make Your Exercise Habit Stick

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells

Army researchers at the Redstone Arsenal have announced a significant breakthrough in solar energy production. They've created a photovoltaic solar panel that is smaller, more robust and less expensive to build and operate than any other panel currently available. Virtually every solar panel …

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …

Mobile

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Eric Schmidt

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Solar Power
Retirement

Nvidia Announces Tegra X1 With Maxwell GPU

At a press conference in Las Vegas, Nvidia today announced an update to its highly successful Tegra K1 mobile processor. The X1 combines a 64-bit ARM_based processor with a graphics chip based on the company’s Maxwell architecture. The K1 used Nvidia’s older Kepler GPU technology. The X1 will …

Low oil prices send chills through oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Marcus Jundt moved to Williston from Minnesota almost four years ago and has opened four restaurants there since. Food isn't propelling his business, though. It's oil.<p>"Everything I've done in Williston is a derivative of oil," he says.<p>That oil has averaged $96 a barrel over …

Small Business

In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Alibaba now worth more than Wal-Mart

When stocks were tumbling a few weeks ago, some experts declared that Alibaba's initial public offering on September 19 might just have been the top for the bull market.<p>So much for that.<p>Stocks have roared back to life on the back of solid earnings reports. The Dow & S&P 500 both hit all-time …

The Under-Appreciated Genius of Mark Zuckerberg in China

"Facebook is blocked in China, but Chinese media and social media was aflame with the story of the multi-billionaire founder of Facebook who speaks Chinese!"<p>I promise, this is it. But I think I can also promise that this is worth it. Earlier today, I posted a summary of the back-and-forth about …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

To Be a Better Leader, Become a Better Listener

Here's how to improve your listening skills for more effective conversations with employees and customers.<p>Why hire talented people and not fully utilize them?<p>When you start a business, you don't need to know how to do absolutely everything. For example, if you are opening an event planning company, …

Leadership

Amazing Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Cosplay

Because Guardians of the Galaxy is the hot shit right now (I've seen it 14 times already because I live in the sewers below a movie theater like a …