Jeff Michaels

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From internment camp to Dodgers and Cubs clubhouses, these brothers became part of baseball history

The Kawano brothers seem to be listening. They occasionally smile or nod their heads but do not speak, so it is hard to guess what they are thinking.<p>On a bright Saturday morning, Yosh and Nobe sit near the window in a day room at their nursing home, the sunlight etching fine shadows across their …

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Here’s why the opioid epidemic is so bad in West Virginia — the state with the highest overdose rate in the US

West Virginia had the highest drug-overdose death rate in the US in 2014, according to a recent CDC report.<p>The state also has one of the highest prescription rates of opioids in the US, trailing only Alabama and Tennessee. And it ranks in the top 10 for the highest rate of prescriptions given out …

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13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

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6 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Presenting

In the past 30 years, I’ve given more than 3,000 speeches to audiences across the world. Presentations have been such a central part of my work that many who know me best have been surprised to learn how much anxiety they used to cause me. After my fourth root canal, my dentist pointed out that I …

The Art of Asking Questions

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

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Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.

Beaten Into Exposition: <i>True Detective </i>Episode Five Explained

<i>I play along with the charade/That doesn’t seem to be a reason to change/I feel so dirty when they start talking clues/Wanna tell them I’m a</i> …

Fiancée: Dead Man With 1,200 Guns in Home Claimed to be Secret Agent

According to his partner of 17 years, a California man recently found decomposing in an SUV near his home containing over 1,200 guns claimed to be an …

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Ambition isn’t a dirty word. Channeled correctly, it’s the motivator to a satisfying life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Ambition gets a bad rap. The trait that pushes someone toward success can sometimes …

A History of Bedbugs Driving Us Insane

No creature provokes such astronomical panic while presenting such infinitesimal physical danger like the bedbug, an insect linked to no diseases …

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Leah Remini's Family Discusses the Consequences of Leaving Scientology

[There was a video here]<p>A large part of last night’s Season 2 premiere of TLC’s <i>Leah Remini: It’s All Relative</i> was devoted to the actor’s departure …

Baby Goes Outside

Look at it: A baby. The royal baby! One of two, actually.<p>See? There’s the other one.<p>There they go: Just a couple of babies.<p>What’s that baby doing in …

Man Dies Instantly After Launching Firework From Top of Head

A Maine man was killed instantly on Saturday when he ignited a fireworks mortar he had placed on his head, WCHS reports, an incident the victim’s …

No One Likes the “Just Following Up” Email: Here's How to Avoid It

<i>Most sales and business professionals have had the experience of placing a sales call or email pitch and hearing nothing back. The resulting</i> …

44 Apps To Make You Much More Productive

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

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You can create and edit Microsoft Office documents directly from Box

Online file sharing service Box and Microsoft Office will now work together a whole lot better.<p>Box is rolling out Box for Microsoft Online to allow …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

Dan Price: How I Picked $70K As My Company's New Minimum Wage

Dan Price of Gravity Payments created a bit of a stir last month when he announced that he intends to raise the minimum salary for his employees to $70,000.<p>Last week I explored the question of whether you can buy your employees’ happiness. I quoted Price in my article, but since he was kind enough …

Why 'Smart Beta' Is Really Dumb

Nobelist William F. Sharpe, speaking at a CFA Institute Annual Conference last year, said, “When I hear smart beta, it makes me sick.” And yet its …

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The Inside Story of Ari Emanuel’s Big, Risky WME-IMG Merger

Last spring’s $2.4 billion dollar merger of WME and IMG could be Ari Emanuel’s dream come true—or his downfall.<p>When Ari Emanuel, the 53-year-old co-C.E.O. of the powerhouse talent agency William Morris Endeavor (known as WME), wants something, he doesn't quit until he gets it. Generally seen as the …

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The Tyranny of Bond Benchmarks - Context | AB

With interest rates at historic lows and the number of risk-free assets in the world shrinking, sovereign bonds are becoming an increasingly risky …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

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How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …