Angie McSwain

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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Calling All Negative Nancys: Here's How to Be More Positive About Everything

The world is currently experiencing a positivity shortage. I'm certain of it. We've never been moanier, angrier, or less kind to everyone around us …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

This 30-Second Video of Steve Kerr and Steph Curry Is an Extraordinary Lesson in Outstanding Leadership

Kerr's interactions with Step Curry provide a master class in how to not only lead your employees, but to build a genuine bond.<p>Steph Curry is a superstar: NBA champion, NBA MVP, NBA scoring champion... and a guy many players and experts have called the greatest in basketball history. (And he's also …

Basketball

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Carry These 5 Crystals Around With You For Less Stress & More Peace In Your Life

Stress is, unfortunately, an inevitable part of life. And while everyone has their own ways to cope with uninvited anxiety, something you may have …

Spirituality

ABC’s Dan Harris: How distraction can make you a better meditator, and other advice for meditation skeptics

Dan Harris is the co-anchor of ABC’s <i>Nightline</i> and the weekend editions of <i>Good Morning America.</i> His first book, “10% Happier<i>,”</i> was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. He later launched the <i>10% Happier</i> podcast and an app called <i>10% Happier</i> to help people learn meditation. His new book “Meditation for …

Meditation

Stacy London On Her Year Of Going Broke

The day I celebrated my first anniversary of life after spine surgery — December 13 — I found out I was going broke. Well, not <i>broke</i> broke, but …

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

Dominican Republic
General Motors

Here Is How Cadillac Finally Figured Out How To Take On The Germans

We have covered many times how Cadillac was once the so-called “standard of the world,” but has struggled in recent decades to regain some market …

Cadillac

Top Car Tech at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

The Las Vegas exhibition is still the place for automotive manufacturers to announce their latest advances—at least for now.<p>When I started covering …

CES

Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse.

DETROIT — Daniel Dunn was about to sign a lease for a Honda Fit last year when a detail buried in the lengthy agreement caught his eye.<p>Honda wanted to track the location of his vehicle, the contract stated, according to Dunn — a stipulation that struck the 69-year-old Temecula, Calif., retiree as a …

Privacy

GM's latest car gives up steering wheels, pedals — and human control

The future of driving doesn’t involve driving — at all.<p>That’s the big takeaway from a first peek inside General Motors new autonomous car, which lacks the steering wheel, pedals, manual controls and human drivers that have come to define the experience of riding inside an automobile for more than a …

Autonomous Cars
Televisions

GM races to build a formula for profitable electric cars

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra has made a bold promise to investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021.<p>What Barra has not explained in detail is how GM intends to do what, so far, no major automaker has done.<p>The answer is a big …

Electric Vehicles

Mary Barra was called a 'lightweight' when she became CEO of GM — here's how she transformed the company and silenced her doubters

When General Motors CEO Mary Barra was the company's vice president of global human resources, she thought the company's dress code was too complicated. So she condensed it to two words: "Dress appropriately."<p>It was a simple idea, but not an easy one, as the managers beneath her complained that …

General Motors

In the Elevator With GM CEO Mary Barra

The Workplace

Harman, Samsung envision future of autonomous driving, car connectivity

Harman and its parental giant Samsung brought spectators quite the presentation at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, particularly in …

Car Tech

Electric car registration in Wales rises by 35%

<b>The number of new electric and hybrid car registrations in Wales rose by 35% in 2017 compared to the previous year, a campaign group has said.</b><p>Wales is ahead of the UK average of 27% growth, figures from the Go Ultra Low partnership show.<p>The joint UK government and industry campaign body said it had …

Electric Vehicles

Will 2018 Be the Year Our Electric Car Future Gets Real?

Another year, another step closer to climate doom unless we cut carbon pollution. What’s happening with electric cars at the start of 2018 is a sign …

Electric Vehicles

Maybe It's Not As Hard As We Thought To Solve The Electric Charging Infrastructure Problem

Automakers are lining up to flood the market with a litany of new electric vehicles, but as many in the industry know, the currently tiny EV market …

Electric Vehicles

12 Cars You Bought in 2017 and Would Buy Again in 2018

You aren't buying as many cars, trucks and SUVs as you used to, but you're buying the vehicles you want.<p>General Motors (GM) , Ford (F) , Fiat …

Automotive Industry