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Make Your Next Meeting Super Productive with These 5 Powerfully Simple Strategies

Don't waste everyone's time with meaningless meetings -- there are already enough of those. Instead, plan ahead using these strategies.<p>In a survey some years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings and that 71 percent of American workers said that the meetings they …

Time Management

There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you’ll die without them

But do you need supplements?<p>Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to <i>take</i> them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form.<p>A recent systematic analysis of studies, published in the</i> …

Nutrition

The Leadership 'Secret' That Smart Leaders Have Known for a Century

Amazing wisdom from more than 100 years ago that you can use today.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the early 1900s, a professional speaker traveled the nation giving one speech, and it was so popular, he ended up giving it 6,152 times by 1925. Keep in mind, …

Temple University

Roseanne Barr lashes out at co-stars; Trump wonders why he hasn’t gotten an apology from ABC, too

Roseanne Barr’s Twitter saga didn’t end with the cancellation of her show Tuesday. Early Wednesday morning, she was back at it, first blaming Ambien and defensively comparing ABC’s response to her racist and otherwise offensive tweetstorm to those of other celebrities who have made controversial …

Donald Trump

In Britain, Austerity Is Changing Everything

PRESCOT, England — A walk through this modest town in the northwest of England amounts to a tour of the casualties of Britain’s age of austerity.<p>The old library building has been sold and refashioned into a glass-fronted luxury home. The leisure center has been razed, eliminating the public …

Economics

He took his family to lunch, left the table and rammed them with his car, killing two, police say

The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, N.C., a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the rustic eatery with wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, …

Crime

How a Racist Smear Campaign Derailed Lauryn Hill’s Career

As Hill embarks on a 20th anniversary tour for her classic album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ it’s time to look back on why one of the most …

Suze Orman Says This Is the Age You Should Retire—Not a Month or Year Before

<i>Originally published by Money</i><p>One of the most popular segments on my CNBC show was “How Am I Doing?” Viewers would call in and tell me everything …

Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

Beyoncé knew Coachella’s white audience wouldn’t understand her set. That’s why she did it.

Tina Knowles-Lawson: Beyoncé wants to do “what’s best for the world and not what is most popular.”<p>As Beyoncé herself reminded the crowd during her historic Coachella performance last Saturday, she is the first black woman to headline the music festival. (“Ain’t that about a bitch?” she added, with …

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Pictures

American Culture

‘I still see the scars’: Those who remember 1968 see beyond the city’s progress

For 50 years, friends and relatives have advised Larry Rosen to forget about the riots.<p>But as the 94-year-old sat one recent afternoon in a Maryland retirement home, sifting through a pile of old photographs, he said his reply remains the same: “It’s hard to forget.”<p>The photos show the pharmacy he …

After bloodshed in earlier U.S. riots, D.C. police showed restraint in 1968 unrest

Six weeks after rioting destroyed huge swaths of Washington in 1968, one of the city’s supervisors in Congress, an unrepentant segregationist named John L. McMillan, convened a committee hearing to grill public safety officials about their handling of the crisis. “Johnny Mac,” as folks called him, …

Justice

Fifty years ago some called D.C. ‘the colored man’s paradise.’ Then paradise erupted.

On June 17, 1963, the body of murdered civil rights leaderMedgar Evers was borne through the streets of Washington, bound for a historic black church on 14th Street.<p>People bared their heads and wept as the hearse passed, followed by hundreds of mourners. Evers had been assassinated in Mississippi …

Black History

Who killed Martin Luther King Jr.? His family believes James Earl Ray was framed.

In the five decades since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead by an assassin at age 39, his children have worked tirelessly to preserve his legacy, sometimes with sharply different views on how best to do that. But they are unanimous on one key point: James Earl Ray did not kill Martin Luther King.<p>…

Crime

From the archive: Martin Luther King Jr.

<i>[Editor’s Note: This is the original editorial published by The Washington Post following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.]</i><p>To each generation of mankind is given one or two rare spirits, touched by some divinity, who see visions and dream dreams. Committed to something outside …

‘That stain of bloodshed’: After King’s assassination, RFK calmed an angry crowd with an unforgettable speech

As darkness took hold on April 4, 1968, newly declared presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy stepped in front of a microphone atop a flatbed truck in a poor, predominantly black neighborhood in Indianapolis.<p>Looking out onto the crowd, Kennedy turned and quietly asked a city official, “Do they …

From the archive: Dr. King Is Slain in Memphis; Troops Ordered Into City

<i>[Editor’s Note: This is the original story published by The Washington Post about the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.]</i><p>MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 4 — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by a sniper today when he strolled alone onto the balcony of his hotel.<p>Gov. Buford …

Law Enforcement

Bank earnings — What you need to know in markets on Friday

First-quarter earnings season is about to get underway.<p>On Friday morning, JPMorgan (JPM), Citi (C), Wells Fargo (WFC), and PNC Financial (PNC) will …

With This 1-Minute Video, Will Smith Describes the 1 Thing That Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

Best of all, it that one thing applies to everyone -- and to every pursuit.<p>We all have goals. We all have dreams.<p>So what separates the people who achieve their goals and realize their dreams from those who don't?<p>Here's what Will Smith -- the Grammy Award winning, Oscar nominated actor, producer, …

Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards

JACKSON, Miss. — On the witness stand and under pressure, Frank Shaw, the warden of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, could not guarantee that the prison was capable of performing its most basic function.<p>Asked if the guards were supposed to keep inmates in their cells, he said, wearily, …

Civil Rights

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

This Easter, We Get a Black Jesus and His Name Is John Legend

What are you doing this Easter Sunday? I’ve got a suggestion: Check out one of the most iconic musicals ever, <i>Jesus Christ Superstar,</i> live on your TV …

The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

MEMPHIS – It’s 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968. In a minute, on a motel balcony, America’s greatest civil rights leader and most famous advocate of non-violence will be shot to death.<p>This story is about what it was like to witness the death of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. And about how, over …

Black History

Long-lost film that predicted rise of anti-Semitism has ominous message for today’s world

BERLIN — In Europe, anti-Semitism once again dominated this week’s news agenda.<p>On Monday, thousands marched in London against what they perceive to be blatant anti-Semitism in Britain’s mainstream Labour Party. The same day, the Paris prosecutor’s office said that it was investigating whether …

Anti-Semitism

More Money? For Betsy DeVos, That's Just One of the Problems

Congress just gave Education Secretary Betsy DeVos everything she didn’t want: a bigger budget and a guarantee that certain department offices wouldn’t be cut.<p>Mrs. DeVos had sought significant cuts to both the department’s budget and staff. But Congress didn't go along with her plans in the big …