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Can Distractions Actually Boost Productivity in the Workplace?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Distractions run wild in the workplace. In fact, a CareerBuilder survey of 2,186 U.S. hiring managers and human resource professionals published in June found that 19 percent of employers participating thought their employees were …

Selfie horror as 6 men die trying to rescue drowning friend in Ganges river

One man’s attempt to take a selfie while standing in the Ganges river has resulted in seven deaths, after six others drowned one-by-one attempting to save him - and one another.<p>Even for India, which has the unenviable record of more ‘selfie deaths’ per year than any other country, the scale of the …

India

Blac Chyna Shares Sonogram Photo, Introduces World to Reality TV's Future Lord and Savior

Bow in the presence of greatness.<p>In case you somehow haven't heard this very important news, Blac Chyna is pregnant with Rob Kardashian's baby, and is therefore solely responsible for furthering the Kardashian line. In other words, this baby is important AF, so please bust out the gold, …

Dave Mirra had brain trauma disease CTE when he died, doctors say

BMX star, 41, killed himself in South Carolina in February CTE linked to memory loss, depression and dementia<p>Dave Mirra, the BMX icon who killed himself in February aged 41, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the chronic brain disease that has been found in dozens of former NFL players, a …

The Brain

Woman accused of stealing from online dating matches has long history of fraud, officials say

A woman accused of "capitalizing on her physical attraction" to steal the identities of people she met on dating and home rental websites will face a judge Wednesday after she was arrested at a luxury hotel in Santa Barbara, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.<p>Maria Christina …

Crime

George W Bush and George HW Bush, former Republican presidents, snub Donald Trump

Both George W Bush and George HW Bush, the former Republican presidents, said on Wednesday that they would not be backing Donald Trump for the presidency in a remarkable and unprecedented double snub.<p>George W Bush does "not plan to participate in or comment on" the 2016 presidential race, his …

A 'Dogged' Debate on Pets and Prescriptions

Members swap dog stories but don't agree on bill to cut costs<p>House members found a rare note of accord on Friday as they considered the plight of a …

Bald eagle caused Alaska plane crash that killed 4

A small airplane hit a bald eagle before crashing and bursting into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people onboard, authorities said Wednesday.<p>It is the nation's first civilian plane crash to result in deaths after an impact with a bald eagle, said Shaun Williams, …

Birds

Russia says it has withdrawn a jet that was terrorizing the Syrian rebels

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced the withdrawal of 30 of it's attack planes, including all of the Su-25 Frogfoots, from Syria on Wednesday.<p>This announcement follows a March 14 declaration that Russia would begin removing it's attack planes from the war torn country.<p>At the time, only a …

Trump snags third House committee chair endorsement

Donald Trump won the endorsement of House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller one day after becoming the presumptive GOP presidential …

Donald Trump

Navy SEAL was killed in two-hour firefight with Islamic State

The U.S. Navy commando who was killed Tuesday in northern Iraq was part of quick reaction force sent to help U.S. military advisors and Kurdish militias during a fierce firefight with<p>Islamic Statemilitants.<p>Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, was shot and killed during a …

Military

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and …

Cannabis

Republican leader vows to keep blocking Obama's Supreme Court pick even if Trump wins

"The leader's position has not changed on Garland," McConnell spokesman David Popp told Reuters.<p>Since Obama nominated Garland in March, McConnell has refused to allow a confirmation vote, saying it should be up to the next president to fill the court's vacancy left by the February death of …

Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update …

Immigration

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian latest names to visit Havana

HAVANA (AP) — Rap superstar Kanye West, his wife Kim Kardashian and members of her reality-show-star family are the latest celebrities to visit …

Celebrity News

Jessica Biel's Son Is A "Ham" Just Like His Dad, Justin Timberlake

Like father, like son. At least that's the case when it comes to Justin Timberlake's son, Silas.<p>In an interview with <i>Today,</i> Jessica Bielrevealed that …

Hoverboard world record broken with 2km flight

A Frenchman has flown more than 2 kilometers (over a mile) on a jet-powered hoverboard, setting an apparent new world record.<p>How to break a Guinness World Record<p>Read more<p>The Guinness World Records reported on its website that 37-year-old Franky Zapata travelled 2.2km (7,388ft) off the French …

World Records

Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio Met Up to Party in Vegas

Can these two just get together already?<p>Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio. A love story for our time. The party-loving pair is constantly sparking rumors that they are the power couple we all want them to be, only to go back to being lone wolves.<p>And if their Coachella hangout wasn't enough to convince …

Victoria's Secret made an unprecedented decision — and it might be the savviest move it's made yet

Swimwear is, on the surface, at least, tantamount to lingerie, so this change in particular left consumers scratching their heads.<p>But according Gabriella Santaniello, analyst and founder of A Line Partners, nixing swimwear was a brilliant decision. It's evidence that Victoria's Secret is adapting …

Athletic Apparel

An early Facebook employee says the 'laptop test' can help you figure out what you should be doing with your life

It's not because he's got colleagues in other time zones, and it's not because he answers to a workaholic boss who expects him to be on call all the time.<p>In fact, Ollinger doesn't have colleagues or a boss per se. He's a stand-up comedian, and he rises at 5 to start working because he's just too …

This Video Of Scottie Pippen Surprising Michael Jordan Will Make You Long For The 1990s

The NBA was a much different place in the 1990s than it is today, and we’re of the opinion that changes to the league over the past two decades have vastly improved the product it offers. Even so, no true basketball fan is completely immune to feeling nostalgia for days of yesteryear.<p>Case in point: …

New research confirms thriving microbiome is linked to a healthier body

The human microbiome is one of the most mysterious subjects in modern medicine, but two studies published today in <i>Science</i> are helping to change that. By drawing on the gut bacteria of nearly 4,000 subjects across Belgium and the Netherlands, scientists found new evidence that a person's diet and …

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry hopes Johnny Manziel will listen, get help

The list of those looking to get Johnny Manziel back on track continues to grow and now includes a professional wrestler and former governor.<p>The …

Football (U.S.)

What Is This Bizarre Sea Creature Netted In China?

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Viral Tv Videos/YouTubeThe sighting of an unusual sea creature has been baffling social media users across the world …

Social Media

Hawaii: A fierce-looking lizard warms hearts at Big Island coffee farm

A three-horned chameleon named Carl isn't exactly a warm and cuddly creature. But the Hawaiian coffee farm denizen is getting plenty of attention these days, thanks to two books that have been written about him.<p>The children's books are fictional, but Carl is a very real lizard. He's a member of the …

Nature

Liberace's over-the-top cars go back on display in Las Vegas

Cars as spangly and over-the-top as their onetime owner, Liberace, are once again on view in Sin City.<p>For those too young to know the Las Vegas showman, Liberace was a pianist who played for laughs -- and known for his outrageous costumes.<p>The Hollywood Cars Museum, just across Interstate 15 from …

Las Vegas

Egg Salad: The True Breakfast of Champions

Egg salad toast is the perfect vehicle for your leftover roasted veg.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>A few years ago, I worked at a general …

Breakfast

McQ by Alexander McQueen's Luxe Basics Are Popping Up on West Third Street

Revolving shop Concept 8366 & 1/2 is changing things up. Following a slew of menswear and footwear brands, Liberty Fairs's monthly pop-up has landed Alexander McQueen's luxe contemporary line McQ for one weekend only.<p>Today through Sunday, May 1st, shop women's and men's clothing from the diffusion …