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The Super Slo-Mo Of LeBron’s Unbelievable Game-Tying Three-Pointer Is Mesmerizing

LeBron James put together his most impressive performance of the season on Monday evening and the Cleveland Cavaliers needed every bit of it. The reigning NBA Finals MVP exploded for 32 points, 17 assists (a season high), and seven rebounds in a 140-135 overtime victory over the red-hot Washington …

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

Retirement

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

No Friends in the Ready Room

It’s fifteen minutes before one of the biggest races of your life.<p>Four years of hard work, sacrifice and risk-taking have led to this one moment.<p>In …

Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Spirituality

1 Personality Trait That Holds Back Talented People (and How to Overcome It)

Three ways this positive trait can hurt you in the workplace.<p>In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You'd work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You'd never …

Kyrie Irving Gives LeBron James Something He's Never Had: A Successor

When Kyrie Irving drilled the championship-clinching three-pointer over the outstretched arm of Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, you could sense LeBron James' vision for his second go-round with the Cleveland Cavaliers coming to fruition.<p>Yes, James had successfully led the franchise that …

How the Best Leaders Truly Connect With Their Employees

Here are eight ways to be real with your staff.<p>Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

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What We Can Expect from Game of Thrones Season 7

A handy guide on where all your favorite characters are headed.<p><i>This post contains frank discussion of Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10, “The Winds of Winter.” If you are not caught up with the season finale, now is the time to leave.</i><p>There was a myth hovering around <i>Game of Thrones</i> this season …

Ramblin' Woman: A Week On The Road With A Female Trucker

When most Americans think of truckers, they imagine big, burly men — not Melissa Rojas. The Michigan-based mom is one of less than 6% of long-haul drivers who are women. Though weeks on the road can sometimes bring more frustration than freedom, she wouldn’t have it any other way.<p><b>It's mid-morning</b> …

5 Phrases Great Leaders Never Say

Don't find yourself uttering these phrases. It could cost you credibility with your team.<p>Everything you say as a leader will impact those around you. From the actual words to the tone to your body language, you need to think twice before "saying" and "doing."<p>If you strive to be a better leader, …