Lawrence Shimizu

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Ukraine Rebels Defied Putin — And Now He's Facing A Dangerous Predicament Of His Own Making

But the pro-Russian rebels running the so-called Donetsk People's Republic say they will hold the vote this weekend anyway.<p>That appears to place Putin in a predicament of his own making: After fomenting unrest in regions of Ukraine vital to Russia, the former KGB colonel is unable to rein in the …

How Speakers Can Use Body Language To Increase Their Success With Audiences - 4

For public speakers the body language news is both good and bad.<p>The good news is that you are already an unconscious expert, for the most part, in reading <i>some</i> of the body language cues and the concomitant underlying emotions of <i>people familiar to you</i>. For example, arriving home, you can tell in an …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Kevin Durant's mom on the tough love that led to son's success

<b>NEW YORK --</b> Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder may seem out of place among top athletes. On Tuesday, after winning the NBA's Most Valuable …

Twitter falls 18% ahead of Alibaba listing

As Chinese internet giant Alibaba filed last night for one of the largest public listings Wall Street has ever seen, shares in 2013’s mega tech …

A Look At Billionaire David Geffen's $1.1 Billion Stash Of Dream Palaces

Last month news broke that media mogul David Geffen had purchased a home on East Hampton’s tony Georgica Pond for $50 million. By FORBES’ tally, that lands the sale the No. 20 spot on our list of the Most Expensive Home Sales In U.S. History.<p>But the purchase of the waterfront property was just the …

Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition

For those of you that aren't down with Roman numerals, LXV stands for 65. As in, 65 years of Land Rover. In celebration of this milestone, the …

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The partners who control Alibaba are anonymous and all-powerful

<b>Update, May 7</b>: A source close to the company told Quartz after this article was published that the company’s updated IPO filing in about six weeks is expected to name the board of directors and the partners.<p>A key to sprawling Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s future—and the reason it is listing in …

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