Mark Patterson

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Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

<b>Here’s a tip that my mentor told me a few years ago before I started my most recent role and it CHANGED. MY. LIFE.</b><p><b>I report to the CEO</b> of the company …

What Kind of Friend You Are, According to Myers-Briggs

I<p><b>t took me a long time to have an interconnected group of friends, even longer to understand the interpersonal dynamics at play between us, and the</b> …

Personality

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing / If You Could Hie to Kolob - by Elenyi & Sarah Young - on Spotify

Ending North Korea oil supplies would be seen as act of war, says Russia | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The delivery of oil and oil products to North Korea should not be reduced, Moscow’s ambassador to Pyongyang was cited as saying by RIA news agency on Wednesday, adding that a total end to deliveries would be interpreted by North Korea as an act of war.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong …

North Korea

Why Maintenance Sex Is So Important in Happy Marriages

Maintenance sex may not sound like the most titillating thing in the world, but it is crucial to the health of your relationship.<p>When we say maintenance sex, we mean having sex just to have it, even if you don’t feel like doing it. It means keeping the sex up to ensure both people in the …

Relationships

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

subconsciousmind

These 31 Questions Will Break the Ice with Absolutely Anyone: a Hollywood Star, a Head of State, the CEO or the Cute Person Sitting Next to You on the Train

Just take a deep breath and ask<p>It's your lucky day. You won the big game or gave a stellar performance or saved the puppy from the fire. And to honor your accomplishment, now you're being introduced to someone special and famous, and you're going to have a chance to have a private conversation with …

Greek Philosophy

A grand bargain with China could remove North Korea's nuclear threat — but it would destroy America's global influence

With North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, one apparently capable of reaching California, the American foreign policy community is struggling to find a way — short of war — to end the threat from Pyongyang. In the media and behind closed doors, some are suggesting that …

North Korea

The 20 questions that will save your relationship

Everyone in a long-term relationship knows there’s a price to be paid for security. All-night sex sessions are traded for a good night’s sleep, and “lovey-dovey” chats cede to logistical briefings. (When did you last have a conversation that didn’t end with: “You forgot to buy BIN BAGS?!”) As the …

An SNL writer is replying to Trump's tweets like they're texts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The average tweet from President Donald Trump elicits thousands of replies. But amid the diehard supporters and trolls is a friendly voice, just trying to look out for the leader of the free world.<p>SNL writer Josh Patten has taken to casually replying to the President's tweets like they're …

Donald Trump Jr

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Mining the Heavens: Astronomers Could Spot Asteroid Prospects

NEW YORK — Smithsonian astrophysicist Martin Elvis would like to see astronomers take on a crucial role for future asteroid mining: as astronomical …

Space Exploration

The Book of Mormon Gets the Literary Treatment

(Getty/De Agostini/Biblioteca Ambrosiana) In this illustration, Joseph Smith reads the Book of Mormon to his first followers.The Book of Mormon is a …

Self-driving cars could create a massive new $7 trillion economy

The race to create self-driving cars is on—but what happens when they’re everywhere and nobody has to drive?<p>That could lead to a “passenger economy” …

Car Tech

Could the U.S. and China end up in a terrible war that neither wants?

Is a dangerous pattern emerging in U.S.-China relations? International relations scholar Graham Allison coined the term “Thucydides Trap” in 2012 to explain how a rising power can instill fear in an existing power, leading to hostility and mistrust that can escalate into war.<p>In his new book, …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Education

Hear Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Shifted from Minor to Major Key, and Radiohead’s “Creep” Moved from Major to Minor

A few years ago, we shared a version of R.EM.’s 1991 alternative hit “Losing My Religion” as reworked from a minor to a major key through digital …

This 3-D video of Mars will spark your space wanderlust

By the time humans make it to the Red Planet, navigating the topography like native Martians should be an easy feat, thanks to the months-long …

Proxima b and the worlds around TRAPPIST-1 might be habitable, after all

Have you heard that life is unlikely around low-mass, red dwarf stars? It might be time to rethink that flawed conclusion.<p><i>“Laws of nature mixed with</i> …

Universe

North Korea Threatens ‘Merciless’ Attacks on US Forces

The ominous statement comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula continue to rise—with some experts speculating that dictator Kim Jong Un is not simply testing out missiles, but is preparing for possible nuclear war.<p>The US military confirmed Tuesday it will deploy drones capable of carrying missiles …

An exclusive look at Jeff Bezos’s plan to set up Amazon-like delivery for ‘future human settlement’ of the moon

More than four decades after the last man walked on the lunar surface, several upstart space entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on NASA's renewed interest in returning to the moon, offering a variety of proposals with the ultimate goal of establishing a lasting human presence there.<p>The …

UPS successfully tests package delivery with a drone

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos revealed in late 2013 during a segment on news program 60 Minutes that his company was actively developing an autonomous drone …

Mexico says no to Trump's new deportation rules

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will vigorously fight U.S. mass deportations of undocumented immigrants back to Mexico and refuse to accept any non-Mexicans expelled across the border, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray vowed Wednesday.<p>A day after the Trump administration unveiled tough new guidelines …

Immigration

7 Productivity-Boosting Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Worthwhile technology gives you back your time and sanity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're running your own business, you know a thing or two about juggling -- working top-speed on numerous projects while trying to find enough hours in the day to get everything …

Jeff Bezos Knows the Difference Between Content and Complacent

If you're happy with your job, count it as a blessing because there is nothing convenient about a restless desire to do something more.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A while back, I met up with an acquaintance. I liked talking to her -- she's funny, happy to …

Motivation

Marie Kondo: How to clear out sentimental clutter

The very personal stuff in our homes is the hardest to lose but unless it ‘sparks joy in your heart’, says Marie Kondo, you should get rid of it. Here she tells us seven ways to effectively deal with the detritus of family life<p>Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the …

Minimalism

“Local Lingual” Lets You Click On Map To Hear Languages Spoken There

Local Lingual is a cool interactive language map. Click on any location in the world, and it plays recordings of the local language, along with the …

Five Tips for When You Just Have Too Much To Do

Too much to do, not enough time. This is a perpetual problem for a lot of people, but it seems to be especially pronounced during the holidays. With …

Time Management

Prepare for a world without work

As we start the year full of good intentions to flourish at work, social scientists are warning that our careers could be over sooner than we …

'Star Trek' Science: Why Vulcans (and Other Aliens) Look Like Humans

Human life, seeded to other planets by an extraterrestrial civilization, could explain why so many of the aliens in the fictional "Star Trek" …