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Coming to Netflix: The Obamas Sign Deal to Produce Shows

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama formally announced on Monday a multiyear production deal with Netflix in which he and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, will produce television shows and films for the streaming service.<p>The deal will give Mr. Obama an international television platform …

Michelle Obama

7 Bad Habits Truly Wealthy People Never Have

Almost all of those in the 1 percent have this in common: They don't spend their time doing these things.<p><i>What does the 1 percent do with their time compared to the 99 percent? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Global Warming

Jeff Bezos adds billions to his fortune as Amazon reports profit surge

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, added another couple of billion to his fortune on Thursday as Amazon, the company he founded, announced it had made close to $2bn in profits in the three months running up to Christmas.<p>Amazon fulfillment centers don't boost employment, analysis finds<p>Read more<p>The …

Enterprise Tech

Dow Drops 666 Points In Sharp Sell-Off

<b>Updated at 6:01 p.m. ET</b><p>Major stock indexes dropped sharply Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling 666 points amid signs that wage growth is finally picking up.<p>The 2.6 percent drop in the Dow came as the Labor Department reported that 200,000 jobs were added to the economy last …

Stock Markets

The Federal Reserve cracks down on Wells Fargo over scandal involving sham accounts

The Federal Reserve levied an unprecedented penalty against Wells Fargo on Friday, blocking its ability to grow larger and pressuring the mega bank to replace four board members following widespread consumer abuses.<p>The surprisingly harsh consent order is the latest fallout from Wells Fargo’s …

Finance

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

Troubling History In Medical Research Still Fresh For Black Americans

It's a Sunday morning at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, a famous African-American church in the Harlem area of New York City. The organist plays as hundreds of worshippers stream into the pews. The Rev. Calvin O. Butts III steps to the pulpit.<p>"Now may we stand for our call to worship," says Butts, …

Black History

Stephen Hawking's expanding universes thesis breaks the internet

Stephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis has broken the internet after becoming available to the general public for the first time.<p>Demand for the thesis, entitled Properties of Expanding Universes, was so great on Monday that it caused Cambridge University’s repository site to go down. The site was …

Stephen Hawking

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of its own, all in the space of three days.<p>Named AlphaGo Zero, …

Artificial Intelligence

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved a second version of a groundbreaking treatment Wednesday that genetically alters patients' cells to attack cancer — this time, to fight aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The treatment is for adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not …

Immunotherapy

Finally, More Women Are Asking for Raises. But There’s a Catch.

They find they pay a price for getting what they want<p>Women don’t get raises, the conventional wisdom goes, because they simply don’t ask.<p>A new study conducted by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. casts doubt on that assumption. Women are in fact negotiating for raises and promotions just as much as …

Research

Google announces $1 billion job training and education program

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in Pittsburgh Wednesday to announce a new five-year, $1 billion program to help close the global education gap. Part of …

Globalization

Facebook’s ‘Order Food’ feature officially launches across the US

Facebook today formally announced its new feature that allows users to order food from local restaurants using its app. Instead of competing directly with other food ordering services, Facebook is partnering with several industry players on this effort, including EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, …

Global finance leaders warn against complacency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders on Saturday appealed to central bankers to stick as long as possible with low-interest rate policies that have made borrowing attractive and helped safeguard an improving but still fragile world economic recovery.<p>Declaring the "recovery is not complete" even …

Economy

A Survey of 1,502 College Students Revealed the 1 Skill They Wish Their Parents Had Taught Them | Inc.com

Parents, teachers, and coaches dedicate their days to preparing kids for the challenges of life after high school. They devote countless hours to ensuring kids can score high and perform well in today's cutting-edge world.<p>But there's one set of valuable skills adults aren't teaching kids--emotional …

College & University

White Females from Hell | Lynn Parramore

<i>Evil have I done…and sorrow shall I know till my redemption comes.</i><p>—H. Rider Haggard, <i>She</i><p><b>P</b>erhaps the creepiest scene in Jordan Peele’s 2017 breakout …

Sheryl Sandberg called out a problem with getting girls to lead. Here’s how we solve it.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer and <i>Lean In</i> author, recently offered some thoughts about women in leadership roles, identifying an …

Badass Woman's Response to the Man Who Fat Shamed Her For Running in a Sports Bra

Kelly Roberts wasn't always a runner or confident in her body's strength. Despite being called hippo in school, Kelly never thought she was overweight — just "unconventionally skinny."<p>However, after her younger brother unexpectedly passed from acute alcohol poisoning at 16 years old, Kelly quickly …

The Al Capone theory of sexual harassment can help Silicon Valley stop hiring horrible people

We’re thrilled with the recent trend toward sexual harassment in the tech industry having actual consequences—for the perpetrator, not the target, for a change. We decided it was time to write a post explaining what we’ve been calling “the Al Capone Theory of Sexual Harassment.” (We can’t remember …

Sexual Harassment

Most Women You Know Are Angry — and That’s All Right

“It’s all right to feel angry. It’s all right to feel anything, in fact.”<p><i>In this op-ed, writer and journalist Laurie Penny, the author of the new book</i> Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, <i>explores female anger — why we hide it, why it's feared, how we can use it to change the world.</i><p>Many …

Feminism

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

Add This To Your Squats To Make Them That Much Harder

All you need is this teeny tiny piece of equipment.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Mini-band squat</b>: Squatting deeper while maintaining proper form can be a bit tricky, …

Adults view black girls as 'less innocent,' new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When compared with their white peers, young black girls are viewed less as children and more like adults, according to a new research report.<p>Adults in the United States tend to view black girls as "less innocent" and more grown up than white girls, according to the report, which published …

Women of Color

'Nice Smile': Trump Reminds America How Little He Thinks of Women

The president's aside to an Irish reporter is the perfect example of everyday sexism.<p>Dozens of women have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault, a scandal that has been buried under the innumerable other scandals and blunders of his administration. But before he was president, Trump …

Try This New '5 Goals in 5 Months' Action Plan for Every Employee | Inc.com

Pull the drawstring on a bow, shut your eyes, and shoot an arrow in any direction.<p>What will you hit?<p>Most of us will miss the target by a mile.<p>That's essentially what happens when you don't set specific and attainable goals for employees. More to the point, it's what happens when <i>they don't set their</i> …

Mentoring

North Korea Launches Medium Range Ballistic Missile

North Korea has launched a medium-range ballistic missile, U.S. and North Korean officials said Sunday, the latest in a series of tests carried out since President Donald Trump came into office.<p>The launch Saturday came a week after the isolated nation test-fired another missile, which experts said …

North Korea