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Ford Gets A New Self-Driving Roadmap, Literally, With This Partner

<b>Ford Motor</b> (F)-owned Autonomic will partner with startup rideOS, which develops routing software for self-driving cars, accelerating Ford's plan to …

Autonomous Vehicle

Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

<b>(CNN) —</b> An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November's general election.<p>Californians will vote whether to separate into three states: California, Northern California and Southern California -- subject to approval by US …

California

3 Practices to Improve Your Negotiation Performance

How you see the fullness of the glass tells a lot about your approach to negotiation.<p>Is the glass half empty or half full? You may say it depends on the situation or maybe you think it doesn't really matter. But the way you answer this proverbial question reveals a lot about your perspective on …

Leadership

Sotomayor dissent tackles impact of Ohio ruling on minority voters

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> All four liberals on the Supreme Court dissented in Monday's 5-4 case upholding Ohio's method of removing voters from its rolls.<p>Justice Stephen Breyer led the charge, interpreting the National Voter Registration Act, also known as the motor voter law, as barring Ohio's process. …

Voting

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? The New Tax Law Changes the Math

Tax-law changes will shut millions out of mortgage-interest deductions, especially if they are married couples<p>Now is the time to find out if you are one of the millions of Americans who won’t be able to deduct their monthly mortgage-interest payments.<p>For 2017, 32 million tax filers got a …

Finance

Russia's Lavrov Meets With Kim Jong Un, As Pompeo Tries To Salvage Summit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is in Pyongyang on Thursday, meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss the state of talks with South Korea — and inviting Kim to visit President Vladimir Putin in Russia.<p>"I highly value the fact that Putin's administration strictly opposes the …

North Korea

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

This is what causes poor communication in the workplace

It’s easier than ever to communicate with colleagues. And yet, that doesn’t always make us more efficient.<p>In fact, just the opposite happens.<p>I …

Asking Yourself This 1 Question Will Instantly Reveal Whether You're a Good Leader

The answer to the question is what will separate exceptional leaders from mere bosses.<p>Ever worked for a leader who left an imprint on your life? The type that took you under his or her wing, coached and mentored you, removed obstacles from your path, and was always available for you?<p>That person may …

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes, the author of a monumental, sharply polemical series of historical works on Russia, the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik regime, and a top adviser to the Reagan administration on Soviet and Eastern European policy, died on Thursday at a nursing home near his home in Cambridge, …

Google Has an Official Process in Place for Learning From Failure--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Recently, Google described its internal process for documenting and learning from mistakes, and there's a lot here that can benefit any company.<p>How do you view failure?<p>For many, the act of failing or committing a major mistake is enough to send them spiraling down into a pity party. But there is a …

Business Strategy

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

What Foods Are Best to Eat on an Intermittent Fasting Diet?

<i>Before changing the way you eat and altering your diet in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it's the best</i> …

Nutrition

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 2 Rare Signs

Do you have a favorite boss story? Most likely, you found her or him displaying these two skills.<p>Every one has a great boss story. What's yours? Mine takes me back to 2005. I reported to an executive in a mid-size hospital in Los Angeles. To this day, Bruce is my favorite boss because of his …

5 Foods That De-Bloat Your Stomach Faster Than Any Other

Ready for some sobering news? Your muffin top might be detrimental to your health. According to doctors, one of the worst places your body can store …

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

Thanks To Macron, France And The US Is The New 'Special Relationship'

Macron is playing his hand better than May, and the UK is being gradually frozen out<p>Kevin Lamarque / Reuters<p>All relationships face stresses and …

Allison Mack arrested, linked to NY sex cult

Allison Mack, actress and former star of The CW’s <i>Smallville</i>, has been arrested for her involvement in an alleged sex cult operating out of upstate …

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North …

5 Scientifically-Based Presentation Hacks to Captivate Any Audience

Your audience gets bored easily. Create multisensory experiences to keep their attention.<p>Molecular biologist John Medina once told me, "The brain does not pay attention to boring things." The statement profoundly shaped my approach to communication skills. My mission is to give readers the tools …

Russia is using private armed forces more and more — and it could bring major powers to the brink of conflict

Russian and Syrian troops carried out a ground assault on a military base in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, on February 7. However the base was occupied by US soldiers, and the attackers were beaten back by a US air strike. Around 100 Russians were ultimately killed. And yet, diplomatically speaking, almost …

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

The 5 Foods You Should Eat Every Day, According to a Harvard Professor (One is, Oh, Very Difficult)

I couldn't eat one of these every day. I just couldn't.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Think about the things you ingest every single day.<p>Coffee is likely one. Chocolate is surely one, if you have any taste.<p>What else? Cereal? …

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

The process of building trust works in the opposite way that you think it does

<i>Wharton psychologist and author Adam Grant recently sat down with Daniel Coyle, author of the new book</i> The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups<i>, to talk about the surprising truth about how trust works, and how we can build it in groups large and small. This article is a condensed</i> …

Self-improvement

Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

Books

8 Uncommon Cuts of Meat Butchers Wish You Knew About

A visit to my local butcher shop, Sweet Cheeks Meats, in Jackson, Wyoming, is something I look forward to every week. The atmosphere is friendly and …

Does Your CEO Have A Personal Brand? If Not, It Could Be Affecting Your Bottom Line.

Who is the CEO of Amazon? That’s a pretty easy answer.<p>What about the CEO of UPS? Not quite as easy, right?<p>Jeff Bezos has become a household name, bringing Amazon lots of free attention and helping to propel it into an e-commerce giant with an enthusiastic international following. UPS would have to …

Public Relations

10 Traits of Entrepreneurs Who Built Billion-Dollar Companies

The most successful entrepreneurs are those who held themselves to the highest standards.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to build a billion-dollar company from scratch?<p>Successful entrepreneurs come from every imaginable …