Trenton Jackson

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

When a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own.<p>Everyone understands what it means to own a plunger. Go to a store, buy the tool, take the physical object home, use it. No contract is required. If you give it …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Millennials and Retirement Readiness: Reframing the Conversation

Famed investor Warren Buffett once said, "The best investment you can make is in yourself." This statement holds great promise in helping to advance the state of retirement readiness for many Americans, especially today's 77 million millennials born between 1980 and 2000 -- most of whom are just …

Retirement

I am affirmative action: Column

My story confirms that we still need race-conscious policies.<p>I landed my first job in the newspaper business during the deep recession of the early 1990s.<p>The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader had a hiring freeze. But I'd been a cracker-jack summer intern and the paper had never — never — had an African …

United Auto Workers union drops lost vote appeal at VW Tennessee plant

UAW initially blamed 'unprecedented political interference' for vote against forming union at Volkswagen assembly plant<p>The United Auto Workers (UAW) union on Monday withdrew its appeal over a lost union vote at a Volkswagen (VW) plant in Tennessee blaming “unprecedented political interference”.<p>In …

American tragedies on the rise: The war overseas no longer stays overseas

This month’s Fort Hood shooting is a grim reminder of the unseen scars of battle<p>After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America’s biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and …

OBAMA: PUTIN IS MISREADING THE WEST -- BIDEN TO DELIVER WHITE HOUSE WEEKLY ADDRESS -- CHRISTIE TO DIANE SAWYER: 'They love me in Iowa' -- MIKE ROGERS LEAVING CONGRESS IN '15 FOR TALK RADIO

<b>TOP TALKER:</b> Sports Illustrated's baseball preview issue picks NATS to win the World Series, over the A's. http://goo.gl/rhqTuH<p><b>PRESIDENT OBAMA to Scott Pelley in Vatican City, aired on “CBS This Morning,” with more on the “CBS Evening News”:</b> “You would have thought that after a coupla decades, that …

Bill Clinton

SGR Senate vote on Monday — Enrollment hits 6 million — The Obamacare report card

<i>With contributions from Joanne Kenen and Natalie Villacorta</i><p><b>THE OBAMACARE REPORT CARD</b> — Time’s up, Obamacare. Ready for your grades? POLITICO’s David Nather has got them handy, in anticipation of the approaching end of enrollment. Areas where the grade won’t be good are the launch, which the Obama …

Want A Better Life? Be An Optimist - With a Twist

Shortly after my first book came out, I was thrilled to hear that it was going to be featured in the Harvard Business Review. Happily, the review was largely positive. But one thing struck me: the reviewer characterized me as a “relentless optimist” – and I’m pretty sure he didn’t mean it as a …

The End of Republicans and Democrats (And Your Libertarian Future)

Rand Paul and the inescapably libertarian future of red – and blue – politics<p>The most interesting – and quite possibly the most important – …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

Nutrition

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

10 Reasons Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Is NOT Entitled to His Opinion

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." -- Hubert H. Humphrey<p>The brouhaha over "Duck Dynasty" "star" Phil Robertson's thoughtless and, in my opinion, groundless comments has been burning up the Internet, with many jumping to his defense -- even if …

3 Things Drug Dealers and Misfits Can Teach You About Business

Does a drug dealer have anything to teach you about your job? Alexa Clay thinks so. She and Kyra Maya Phillips have just finished a book (due out next year from Simon & Schuster) examining what they call the Misfit Economy—innovation and entrepreneurship demonstrated in underground, shady and …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

There Really Are Two Americas: Republistan and Democravia

One reason for the stark divisions in Washington is that lawmakers represent two starkly different populations—with huge differences in wealth, color, and more.<p>If you've watched the high-profile legislative fights of the last few years and found yourself thinking the two parties in the House of …

'Poor People Do Not Deserve to Have Children'

I received a phone call today from someone who had seen Demos' Vice President, Heather McGhee, on MSNBC talking about why people need food stamps. The caller said, "People who are poor do not deserve to have children. I've seen these people with 1,2, 5 children. If you can't afford to feed them, …

28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming

The sun has erupted more than two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material hurtling through space - and scientists say more eruptions may be coming.<p>This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum, the peak of the 11-year cycle of the sun's …

Astronomy

Has Architecture Lost Touch With the People?

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Marianne Williamson Announces Run for Congress

<i>Marianne Williamson announced her run for Congress at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA on October 20th, 2013. She is running for the U.S House of Representatives, California District 33. Photo courtesy of Marianne Williamson for Congress.</i><p>Marianne Williamson, beloved spiritual teacher and …

Was Jesus Nothing More Than a Fabrication? Biblical Scholar Says Yes!

Was Jesus Christ really the son of God? It's probably one of the most heated debates in all of history. On one side, the devout Christians believe strongly in the son of God, and on the other side, the staunch atheists say it's a made up tale and they'll tell you that evolution explains how we came …

5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that …

What Makes Some People Exceptional and Others Just Accomplished?

<b>It's All About the Power of Your Story:</b> First off, let me say this isn't one of those step-by-step instructional books that ubiquitously litter our bookstores, airport newsstands or libraries. On the contrary, what I am going to do in this blog is simply suggest a pathway to being exceptional, not …

20 Meditations For A New Day

From the beginning of civilization, humankind has faced the same problems and asked the same questions: How can I lead a spiritually fulfilled, meaningful, satisfying life full of loving relationships, balance, harmony, and happiness? Do I need to be religious or rich?<p>The answers to all these …

10 reasons millennials are screwed

Call them pampered and spoiled if you want, but the country they’ve inherited is broken<p>Generation gaps are nothing new. Back in the 1930s, members of the World War I generation complained bitterly about their World War II generation offspring and all the swing-dancing, noisy big bands and awful …

No Drama Obama’s Dramatic 2012 Reelection Campaign

As the 2012 Obama reelection campaign geared up, there was open warfare with two of his closest aides, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs. An inside look …