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Airline employee steals plane from Seattle airport, crashes and dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Relatives of Richard Russell say they are "stunned and heartbroken" after the airline worker stole a passenger plane Friday from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and was killed when he crashed 25 miles away.<p>"This is a complete shock to us," the family said in a statement Saturday …

Airplanes

Simplify your life with the mental model known as Occam’s razor

Legend has it that NASA spent a decade and millions of dollars developing a ballpoint pen that would work in zero gravity and function in extreme …

Stephen King

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Self-improvement

The Simple but Effective Way to Stop Worrying So Much (It Sounds Ridiculous, But It Actually Works)

Science shows you can contain your worries to 30 minutes each day.<p>"I just can't shut off my brain. I worry so much I can't pay attention to what I'm doing." I hear comments like this in my therapy office on a daily basis. Whether you're constantly worried about money or you just can't stop …

The 10 qualities of an emotionally intelligent person

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of …

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence …<p>They think that people are just naturally confident.<p>This is false.<p>People who have unearned levels of …

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …

Self-help

Surprising Harvard Research Says Giving Negative Feedback to Peers Won't Work (Unless You Do 1 Simple Thing)

Harvard researchers say we've got it all wrong on giving negative feedback to peers. It's useless if you don't do this too.<p>Giving negative feedback to peers can be as stressful and confounding as figuring out how to give feedback to your boss or how to give feedback to a difficult employee.<p>And now …

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Kellogg School

How Can You Tell If Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to 1 Rare Trait

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.<p>In Jim Collins' landmark book <i>Good to Great (</i>published in 2001)<i>,</i> his research team spent five years examining 1,435 "good" companies and …

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

You'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you.<p>My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can …

'How Should I Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness?' There's Really Only 1 Way

When it comes to this age-old interview question, don't hate the player or the game. Instead, do this.<p>It's the question millions of job applicants hear on a daily basis:<p>What is your greatest weakness?<p>If you're like most people, you hate this question. Maybe you feel it's completely lame, and so is …

5 Time-Wasting Habits That Limit Your Potential

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to learn to value your time.<p>There are a couple names that will show up in my inbox once a month. It's guaranteed that they'll ask if I want to chat over dinner, a drink, and make it look as if they're trying to do business.<p>Anyone that knows …

Rich millennials are ditching the golf communities of their parents for a new kind of neighborhood

Millennials are saying "so long" to the country club and "hello" to the farm.<p>Many so-called agrihoods — short for "agricultural neighborhoods" — are cropping up around the US, and they're aimed at farm-to-table-loving millennials.<p>Loosely defined by the Urban Land Institute as master-planned housing …

Real Estate

5 Unique Things Good Leaders Do Daily (But Mere Managers Fear)

These habits lead to loyal workers who, in turn, work harder to get results.<p>One of the biggest mistakes managers make that leads to turnover, when done repeatedly and intentionally, is hoarding and withholding information.<p>The real reason they do it? It's about power and control. And control is one …

Use This Successful Entrepreneur's Scheduling Secret to Have Your Most Productive Day

The Muse founder Kathryn Minshew says you have to monitor your energy levels to know when to attempt your biggest tasks.<p>Kathryn Minshew is a big believer in work-life fit. While balance might not always be possible, the entrepreneur says that her mindset is all about the ways in which your career …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Achieving Success Can Be Boiled Down To These 5 Basic Things

We treat success as some sort of mysterious holy grail that only a few are able to achieve. The reality is success is there for everyone-you just need to keep these 5 things in mind below.<p>A lot of people ask me how to achieve success. Not because I'm so successful but because I talk to a lot of …

Self-improvement

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating--if You Want to Be Successful

Don't tolerate anything that stresses you or gets in the way of your success.<p>There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories.<p>Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we …

Why Do Employees Really Quit Their Jobs? Research Says It Comes Down to These Top 8 Reasons

This is how to stop the bleeding.<p>I've done a lot of research over the years to drill down to the most likely reason for employees to quit and answer the question, "How do you stop the bleeding?"<p>As in bleeding money. The cost of employee turnover is exorbitant, with some recent estimates putting the …

This Video Of A Kitten Preparing For Her Nap Time Will Blow All Your Worries Away

Here's a little reminder that cats are just the best.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

I asked a series of execs how they spend the weekend — and the same phrase kept coming up

It won't come as a surprise to many readers that, of all the New York City-based execs I interviewed recently, most said they work on the weekends.<p>It didn't come as a surprise to me — these are busy people; their companies are growing; the business world doesn't stop just because they'd rather …

Time Management

The 1 Word to Delete from Your Vocabulary if You Want to Succeed

Most of the time you're not even aware you're saying it. But using it often will ruin your reputation.<p>There's one word that, if used in the wrong context, can hold you back and rub people off the wrong way. Yet, it dominates our vernacular. It's a word that makes people's eyes roll. It gets us to …