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This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Ted Cruz Defends Adviser Who Called Obama 'America's First Muslim President'

Frank Gaffney has also accused conservative leader Grover Norquist of sinister ties to radical Islam.<p>On Monday night, CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz about Frank Gaffney, a conspiracy theorist Cruz recently added to his list of foreign policy advisers. Gaffney, …

Five Reasons People Fear Frugality–and Why That Stigma Is Wrong

When Sarah and I first moved into our new house in 2007, the inaugural electric bill was shocking to us. It was <i>way</i> higher than what we were used to …

If You Make $100,000 Or More, Here Are 3 Tax Breaks You Don't Want to Miss

If you make $100,000 or more, you probably pay a significant amount of your income to the IRS every year at tax time. That makes it critical to look for tax deductions and credits that you can use to reduce your tax bill.<p>Unfortunately, high-income taxpayers don't get to take advantage of all the …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

The Struggle to Finally Desegregate American Cities

The government had a plan to provide low-income housing in Baltimore by giving incentives to developers. But two years later, not a single housing unit has been built.<p>The effects of racism can be invisible, but they're obvious if you drive around Baltimore: The center of the city is over 60 percent …

How to Buy a Phone Now That 2-Year Contracts Are Dead

Two-year cell phone contracts are officially dying. T-Mobile dumped them years ago, then Verizon followed suit late last year. With AT&T set to get …

Mark Your Calendar: Must-Know Political Dates for 2016

Election year is finally upon us.<p>With debates over policy issues like immigration, personal issues like which candidate is "low energy," and fundamental arguments about who is or isn't qualified to be commander-in-chief, the nuts and bolts of how a candidate is chosen can get lost in all the …

By 2050, Utilities Will No Longer Charge For Electricity

PARIS—Just around the corner a future awaits when electricity consumers will no longer have to suffer the vagaries of fuel costs, according to a United Nations under-secretary general, whether the fuel is natural gas, coal, or enriched uranium.<p>Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment …

Renewable Energy

Friend of San Bernardino terrorist arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> A friend and former neighbor of San Bernardino, California, attacker Syed Rizwan Farook was arrested Thursday, accused of plotting attacks on a college and freeway.<p>Enrique Marquez, 24, is charged with conspiring with Farook to provide material support to terrorism, making a false statement …

Attackers can hijack an Android phone just by convincing you to click on a link to an infected website

Another day, another hole in smartphone security.<p>Security researcher Guang Gong recently discovered an exploit in Android phones that allows for an attacker to gain control of a person's phone if they click on a link to a website containing malicious code, The Register reports. The attacker then …

A Brief History Of The Individual And Corporate Income Tax

The U.S. government has been taxing its citizens for most of its history. However, during the early years, the tax was minimal and applied only to the affluent. Beginning with the Great Depression and FDR’s New Deal, the government has been growing larger and requiring more and more revenue. Where …

Income Tax

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Non-violence

Associated Press News

How To Use a Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

Coffee

It took an hour for this hot, $4.5 billion startup to boost its value by $1 billion

In case you haven't heard of Zenefits, it's one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley now. It provides free human-resources software that makes it easy for companies to sign up for insurance and other related services.<p>In fact, the company's been growing so fast that investors are almost lining …

Venture Capital

The Creative Way One University Educates Students on College Debt

Visual conversations with the world of the occult

“The project is about the traces the ‘invisible world’ leaves on our world,” says 36-year-old Virginie Rebetez. “I don’t like the word ‘witchcraft’ – …

Checkr Is Raising $30M+ For Its Background Checking API, Y Combinator Investing

As on-demand businesses like Uber and Instacart grow quickly, so too do the B2B startups that service their wider ecosystem. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with several sources that Checkr — which runs background checks and vets potential hires by way of an API for …

Tesla Clones Begin Appearing in China After the Company's Success

Imitation is the highest form of flattery.<p>It was bound to happen sooner rather than later — much in the same way that Apple has inspired a legion of …

Police used taser on Texas city councilman as he was kneeling on ground

Prairie View City Councilman Jonathan Miller was kneeling on the ground when the taser struck his back, electric shocks that made him scream in pain as his muscles tensed and then went into spasms.<p>"I just stiffened up, started shaking, almost convulsing," the 26-year-old Miller said Tuesday in an …

You might want to reply to that LinkedIn email you got Friday

LinkedIn sends its users a lot of emails. An email it sent out Friday afternoon (Oct. 2) to US users, however, might be one actually worth opening. The company sent out a message detailing that it had agreed to pay $13 million in compensation to LinkedIn members who felt that too many emails had …

Compensation

Forbes Welcome

Samsung's new and improved $99 Gear VR ships this November

When Samsung released its revised mobile virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, earlier this year, it did so with the label "Innovator Edition" still attached since the hardware wasn't quite consumer-ready. Today, at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Los Angeles, Samsung's VP of Mobile, …

AT&T boosts limit on 'unlimited' data

AT&T's "unlimited" data plan is that much closer to actually being unlimited.<p>The carrier on Wednesday announced that it's drastically increasing the amount of data that customers grandfathered into its discontinued plan can use in a month before it begins to slow down, or throttle service.<p>The …

Net Neutrality

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

No names attached: college students drive anonymous apps trend

Yik Yak and Whatsgoodly give social media-saturated millennials a new way to openly share campus anecdotes. But with anonymity surfaces bullying and hate<p>As mobile phones and apps have become increasingly central to one’s college experience in the past few years, a new type of app has emerged: the …

Apps

The secret to being a great football coach has nothing to do with football

With the new college football season upon us, fans across the country are hoping their team could be the one crowned national champion on January 11 2016 in Glendale, Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium. Of course, who is ultimately successful will depend a lot on the talents of their …

Ohio State University

Sio Moore to Colts: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Indianapolis Colts bolstered their linebacker corps Friday, adding Sio Moore in a trade with the Oakland Raiders.<p>According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Colts gave Oakland a sixth-round draft pick for Moore.<p>The 25-year-old Moore offered a farewell to Oakland through his Twitter account:<p>Moore …