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Millennial Leaders’ Secrets To Productive Meetings

<i>This piece originally appeared on MillennialMagazine.com.</i><p>Business meetings are a necessary evil in life. However, productive meetings can be a great …

How long would the US military last in a war against the rest of the world?

Not just its traditional rivals, but what if it had to fight off its allies like the UK, France, and South Korea as well?<p>In short, America would stomp them.<p>Especially if it pulled back to the continental US and made its stand there.<p>First, the US has the world's largest Navy, by a lot. With ships …

One Major Missing Ingredient in Leadership Today

<i>Perry Noble’s New Book Can Change the Way We Lead for Good</i>Books sometime come at a pitch-perfect moment. I think that’s true for Perry Noble’s …

The Exercise that Completely Strengthened (and Possibly Saved) My Marriage

Start Thinking Like A We<p>When you start writing about money and relationships, people reach out. Strangers and friends share amazing stories and …

AK Alpha Rifle from Kalashnikov USA

Kalashnikov USA announced the introduction of the AK Alpha rifle to the US market. The new gun uses an AK-style action, but upgrades the platform to …

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

Recently, the rapper Jay Z relaunched the subscription streaming music service Tidal, which includes the option to listen to high-definition audio for $19.99 per month. Tidal's HiFi, with its uncompressed audio files, promises a better listening experience than any other streaming service on the …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

You’re Doing Baptism All Wrong

The earliest known painting of the Mother Mary has given new clues to the sacrament of Baptism, and now all Christians may be brides of Christ.<p>For …

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Charisma

10 Ways to Tell if You Are Coddling Your Child Too Much

Parenting can often seem like a study in contradictions. On one hand, you have to protect your children and keep them safe. On the other, you must …

Whatever Became of Jesus’s 12 Disciples?

If you’re familiar with the Bible, you know the fate of Christ after his crucifixion and resurrection, but what about the twelve disciples who …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out …

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 best ways to lose belly fat

Repeat after me: "Crunches do not burn belly fat." And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub," says Chris Piegza, training manager at …

3 Keys to Marriage Success: Intimacy, Passion and Commitment

There are many theories about what makes a marriage strong and which qualities allow a couples to grow and function well together.<p>I have always appreciated Dr. Robert Sternberg's concepts in the Triangular Theory of Love: intimacy, passion, and commitment.<p>I first read about it in <i>Psychology Today</i> …

Relationships

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

Youth Football Player Stiff-Arms Three Defenders to Ground En Route to Touchdown

Talk about proud parenting moments.<p>Enrique Moncivaiz captured golden footage of his son stiff-arming not one, not two, but three defenders en route to scoring a touchdown for his Tucson (Arizona) Wildcats youth football team.<p>A stiff-arm hat trick, if you will.<p>[Instagram]

Science says people determine your competence, intelligence, and salary based on your weight

Their past performance? Personality?<p>These qualities might be meaningful, but a growing body of research suggests that we're swayed, too, by aspects of a person's physical appearance — namely, their weight. When it comes to judging professional potential, we're often biased to see overweight people …

ACLU

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

8 Signs Of A Leader Lacking Confidence

It is widely known that confidence is a critical trait of successful leadership. Confident leaders genuinely believe in their ability to make a …

If You're Trying to Lose Weight, This Breakfast Tip Is Just What You Need

If you're reserving eggs for your brunch-filled weekends, you need to know a secret: they may just be the keys to weight-loss success. Here's why you should be eating more eggs to lose more pounds.<p><b>They're proven to work:</b> A 2008 study found that obese subjects lost more weight and had a higher …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

BBQ

These 3 charts show just how enormous the US Air Force really is

The US Air Force operates more than 5,000 aircraft, and the air service flies more than just fighters and bombers. The Air Force also runs missions ranging from surveillance to aerial refueling to supply airlift, each of which requires a specialized aircraft.<p>The following graphics from CI Geography …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

General Stanley McChrystal: We should all lead like gardeners

<i>In 2003, as head of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in charge of incapacitating Al-Qaeda in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal faced a</i> …

17 Rules to Guide You Through Any Conflict

Conflict is an inevitable part of a relationship. Whether it’s at work or at home, you’re bound to run into a situation in which you and another …

Emotional Intelligence

These are the most elite special forces units in the US

Ever since the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in 2011, the American public and policymakers have taken an intense interest in US Navy SEALs and Military Special Operators in general.<p><b>Skip to the units ></b><p>The Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, is constantly given spending and personnel increases …

Military

Apple Watch: The Secret History of the iPhone Killer | WIRED

In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s …