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How Do You Know Someone Has the Leadership Skills of the Future? Look for These 5 Signs

At the end of the year, success comes down to what you've done for your team members.<p>As you think ahead to improving your leadership skills in 2018 and beyond, the best traits I have found which will profoundly impact individuals and teams may not be futuristic at all. But -- and you can take this …

Leadership

8 ways to be happier in your relationship this year

It could be that you bickered over which presidential candidate to support. It could be that one of you was working long hours and left the other person feeling neglected.<p>Or, it could simply be that you've been together a long time now, and the spark has seemingly faded.<p>The good news: It's possible …

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

Stanford University

BMW just made a big move to take on Tesla and Google

The company said it will test 40 self-driving cars in the second half of 2017 through a partnership with Intel and Mobileye. The partnership, first announced in July, will allow the trio to collect data in order to release a production-ready, self-driving car in 2021.<p>But the most significant part …

A Real-Life ‘Star Trek’ Phaser Is Looking Possible Some Time In The Near Future

For as long as science fiction has existed, it has helped to keep our collective minds dreaming of the stars and for advanced technology. Some technology may still be out of reach, like flying cars, hoverboards or even faster-than-light travel, but sci-fi franchises like <i>Star Trek</i> have been fueling …

The Uneasy Verse of Stevie Smith

Two books have haunted me since childhood. I read them both early, at nine or ten, in the summer in a tiny public library on Cape Cod, above the town hall, where my mother deposited me, often with my little sister, while she did errands. The books smelled of damp, and there was sand in the bindings.<p>…

Washington Couldn't Lie But Others Have

He’s been called insufficiently intellectual, a lousy general, and a mere figurehead as president. None of the myths are true. You just can’t cut …

The Euro’s Long Goodbye to Greece

The Brussels summit didn’t come up with a deal. Tiny Greece is gambling on chutzpah while Germany holds all the cards.<p>BRUSSELS — Although Angela …

How the Revolution Forged Washington

George Washington entered the Revolution as a member of Virginia’s planter aristocracy who still toasted the king. He emerged at its end thinking of …

Presidents of the United States

See every man who has been the country's commander in chief.

Obama Calls Attention to Christianity's Atrocities at Prayer Breakfast, Tea Partiers Go Berserk

From a rational perspective, there are two basic arguments when comparing the merits of various religions. Argument 1), the anti/omni-theist …

Religion

Europe has suddenly changed direction and now investors are shoveling in money at a record pace

European funds saw <i>massive</i> inflows this week as investors are climbing over each other to get a hold of stocks and bonds — both government and corporate — in the eurozone.<p>It was the biggest week on record, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts. Greece's debt drama doesn't seem to be …