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Trevor Noah’s World Cup joke shows how the world misunderstands the French

Gérard Araud is not like other ambassadors. The French envoy to the US has had a distinguished career–from ambassador to the UN to France’s chief Iran negotiator and ambassador to Israel–but he is clearly uncomfortable in the role of the conformist DC diplomat. So, he tweets, a lot, to his close to …

Benjamin Mendy

Top Gun 2: Navy, Air Force spar after Tom Cruise says filming is underway

The need for speed?<p>Who understands that better than the U.S. Armed Forces who actually fly the fast aircraft we see so often in movies?<p>Tom Cruise’s …

I just read a book that called me out on my excuses for not seeing friends, not finishing my work, and wasting time on social media — and I loved it

Courtesy of Laura Vanderkam<p><b>Time is a precious commodity, but too many of us waste hours of it every day.</b>• <b><br>In her new book, "Off the Clock,"</b> …

Time Management

How A Cleaning Lady Inspired Awesome Leadership

In an interview with Adam Bryant of the <i>New York Times</i>, Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger shared a lesson he learned in college during a business strategy final exam. Bettinger needed to ace the test so he could graduate with a 4.0. He spent hours reviewing formulas and case studies. On the day of …

Leadership

Tom Brady Summed Up His Super Bowl Loss With One Word. You Should Steal It

Need someone to model? Do what Tom Brady just did on Instagram.<p>We're all great impersonators.<p>We see, we model, and then we do.<p>In an Instagram post today, the living legend we all know and love (that would be Tom Brady, in case you're wondering or live in Philadelphia) just posted a long tribute to …

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Personal Finance

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at …

You've Been Charging Your Smartphone Wrong

You've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you've probably been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your …

Batteries

This Black Panther Toy Commercial Is More Important Than You Understand

There was no doubt in my mind that official, Marvel-branded <i>Black Panther</i> toys and playsets would hit stores just in time for the film’s release this …

How to Figure Out What Your Side Hustle Should Be

A staggering 55 million people — more than 35% of the U.S. workforce — are now freelancers or contractors, and that number is projected to rise to 43% by 2020. About 44 million people report having some kind of side hustle, and of those who do, 36% say they earn more than $500 a month from it. …

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

Employment

The bet on using technology to get more Nigerians farming again is starting to pay off

The possibility that more middle-class Nigerians could get involved in farming is winning investor conviction.<p>Farmcrowdy, a one-year old agribusiness startup, has received $1 million in seed funding from investors including Techstars Ventures, Cox Enterprises and Social Capital. Launched in Nov. …

Farming

Archaeologists Just Got Closer to Proving the Location of Jesus’ Tomb

The mortar from the tomb of Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has been dated to the time of Constantine the Great—just as legend had it. So …

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else

He said it 22 years ago but it's just as true today.<p>To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be …

5 Skills to Learn If You Want to Be More Confident (Yes, Confidence Can Be Learned)

This one "hard skill" might help more entrepreneurs than any other.<p>Creating a successful business requires many skills. There's one that helps improve results the fastest.<p>As a growth consultant, I saw the many ways businesses can fail. I've also seen them succeed--often for the same people, the …

How to Customize Your Android Phone Exactly How You Like It

You can live a perfectly delightful mobile existence using an Android phone without tweaking a single setting. But where's the fun in that? …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure)

Failure is more of a choice than we think.<p>Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, …

This Is The Wrong Way To Argue In A Relationship, According To Experts

No relationship is perfect. No, not even your friend Lisa's, that annoying BFF you have who pretends she and her boyfriend have never been in a …

Science: If You Want Your Kids to Succeed, Teach Them These Skills

Our kids are not learning the essential skills they need to succeed, says new research.<p>Today I was at my kids' school for the annual parent-teacher conferences. Since my kids are at school during the day, and I'm at work --and given the few scraps of information they tend to share with me about …

After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and …

9 bad habits you must break to be more productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage …

Time Management

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Even Africa's poorest countries are too expensive to be the world's next manufacturing hub

Even though the global economy has evolved significantly in the last few decades away from the industrial revolution—which transformed many of the world’s advanced countries—there’s still much hope tied to the idea that manufacturing will play a key transformative role in developing countries in …

Africa

This hacker built his own iPhone using parts from Chinese electronics markets

The project took roughly two months and about $300 in parts to complete<p>Scotty Allen first got the idea to make his own iPhone over beers with fellow gadget enthusiasts. The American hacker and engineer lives part-time in Shenzhen, China, a city full of chaotic electronics markets and an …

Apple Store

7 Easy-to-Remember Steps for Taking Better Photos With Any Camera

Regardless of whether you take photos with your smartphone, a medium format camera or something in between, there are some essential photography tips …

Why are Apple’s chips faster than Qualcomm’s? – Gary explains

Generally whenever Apple announces a new iPhone it also announces a new System-on-a-Chip, and this year was no different. The newly launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X all use Apple’s in-house A11 Bionic processor. Inevitably, comparisons are made between Apple’s latest SoC and the …