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Trump's budget would kill a crucial piece of a global tsunami warning system, sparking alarm in California and beyond

Man-made global warming makes droughts and floods more likely

We already know that man-made global warming is bound to affect our planet, but it's hard to connect human activities to specific events. Now a team of Penn State scientists have published a study that says human-caused climate change makes extreme weather conditions such as droughts, heat waves …

Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war — but no one is ready to deal with it

A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons — and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates warned world leaders Saturday.<p>No one on his panel at the Munich Security Conference argued with him.<p>“The next epidemic has a good chance …

Disease

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

Leadership

An Easy Way to Get Responses from People Who Never Answer Your Emails

A key part of writing an email that gets a response from your busy coworkers is formatting. Here’s the format you should use to make it easier to get …

Productivity

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Listen to These 10 Podcasts

Whether you're a CEO or an intern, leadership skills are what set you apart. Develop yours.<p>Strong leadership is about more than just telling people what to do; it's that rare but inspirational combination of enthusiasm, humility, grace, power, and wisdom.<p>Here are 10 podcast episodes that will help …

Leadership

An Ode to the Underappreciated Spreadsheet

Spreadsheets get a raw deal. We are so dependent on tools like Excel and Google Sheets for managing budgets and P&Ls that it’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing spreadsheets only as applications for managing money, or at the very least, for working with numbers.<p>But the structure and features of …

Project Management

The Traits Employers Value Most in a Potential Leader

Skills, experience, and expertise are obviously important when it comes to moving forward in your career. That said, many employers look beyond those …

The 10 Best History Books This Fall

A good grasp of history can help us all understand the issues, conflicts, and discussions of the present moment with that much more clarity. And in a year in which history has led to unexpected events across the globe, from the deeply contentious nature of the current U.S. presidential election to …

Red Cross Shows The Terrifying Human Cost Of Tough Rhetoric And War Without Rules

<b>WHAT:</b> New “Victory By Any Means” campaign that highlights the human cost of ignoring the Geneva Conventions.<p><b>WHO:</b> International Committee of the Red Cross, DigitasLbi, Kitcatt Nohr<p><b>WHY WE CARE</b>: On an almost daily basis, stories from conflict zones around the world roll in, bringing horrific news of …

Red Cross

22 Daily Routines These Successful Executives Say Help Them Succeed

Anyone can mimic this kind of discipline to get ahead in business and life.<p>Achieving success in business in life typically isn't a lucky accident. It involves hard work, perseverance as well as a supportive and loving network of friends and family. But another ingredient often goes into the mix: A …

Startups

Yotam Ottolenghi’s one-pot wonders – recipes

There’s a very good reason our ancestors cooked meat and grain in the same pot: the combination is comforting, filling and mouth-watering<p>The combination of meat and grain is an ancient tradition. Such one-pot wonders have been simmering away for centuries, not least for reasons of necessity and …

Food

Would You Hide a Jew From the Nazis?

WHEN representatives from the United States and other countries gathered in Evian, France, in 1938 to discuss the Jewish refugee crisis caused by the Nazis, they exuded sympathy for Jews — and excuses about why they couldn’t admit them. Unto the breach stepped a 33-year-old woman from Massachusetts …

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

2 small changes to how I check email have made me more productive than ever

I'd keep open a tab for my personal email, a tab for my work email, and tabs for everything I was working on. This system let me casually glance at the upper left corner of my screen whenever a (1) happened to pop up, at which point I'd drop what I was doing to field the new message.<p>My system (or …

The One Thing You Need to Remember When Assigning Tasks to Your Team

There are only two ways to create value: through projects and processes. Leaders need to understand the difference and make sure they put “project …

6 Wise Quotes About the Fundamentals of Exceptional Leadership

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Inspiration and creativity is all around us -- all you have to do is look for it.<p>I interact with hundreds of young business leaders a month. Through these interactions I'm constantly being asked for advice or feedback. Often I …

Leadership

The Red Cross is urging Italians to turn their Wi-Fi passwords off after the earthquake

Nearly 250 people have died in a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in central Italy on Wednesday, with towns flattened and aftershocks felt hundreds of miles away. Hundreds more have been injured, and as the rescue efforts continue, the death toll is likely to rise further.<p>The Italian Red Cross, one of the …

How to Make Gnocchi Like an Italian

<b>Learn some tips for making perfectly light gnocchi from Italian chefs.</b><p>Our Italy tours this season included several cooking classes. After our walking …

Recipes

Get the Real “Montreal Experience” at These 5 Can’t-Miss Restaurants

It’s a common misconception: North of the border in French-speaking Montreal is all white tablecloths and candlelight of the Parisian fine-dining variety. While French food is naturally a common influence in the majority of Montreal cuisines, take a summer stroll through any of the 19 boroughs and …

Why You Should Stop Using To-Do Lists (and What to Do Instead)

Would you describe yourself as over-worked and under-productive?<p>Many entrepreneurs and B2B owners would lump themselves under that category with the excuse: "It's just the nature of what we do," but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>"Work smarter, not harder," is the sage advice NY Times best-selling …

How To Find The Ideal Place To Volunteer

There’s a lot to be said for giving back though volunteering. But finding the best place and assignment to match your interests and skills — that’s the hard part.<p>Just ask Barbara Bradley Hagerty, author of the great new book about midlife, <i>Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of …

This Is What It Takes To Inspire Your Employees

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i></i> …

36 Questions Which Lead Leaders

<b>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”</b> <b><br>Voltaire</b><p>Leadership is not about having the right answers, it is the ability to ask the correct …

Leadership

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork

The difference between success and failure is a great team. Here's how to inspire yours.<p>The difference between success and failure is a great team.<p>When I first became an entrepreneur, in the spring of 2002, I was a consultant. As Dave Kerpen Strategic Consulting, I could make my own hours, …

Motivation

30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

Hang in there.

15 Websites To Learn A Skill On Your Own Time

Are you too busy to learn something new?<p>We get it. While new technology and communication tools have made it easier for us to become more productive, …

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

One of America's most notorious jails is literally sinking into the ground

Neither the people incarcerated there, nor the correction officers working there, can escape it. "The smell alone would torture you," says Candie Hailey-Means, who was incarcerated at Rikers until May 2015. "It smells like sewer, mixed with fertilizer, mixed with death."<p>Hailey-Means was sent to …