Annie Williams

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Venmo: how the payment app exposes our private lives

Venmo is unusual because it combines social media with financial transaction. It’s hard to gauge expectations of privacy<p>Anyone can track a Venmo user’s purchase history and glean a detailed profile – including their drug deals, eating habits and arguments – because the payment app lacks default …

Peer-to-peer

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

Do This 1 Thing During Vacation to Come Back Recharged

How to achieve greater work-life balance by taking more vacations.<p>Visit Fast Forward, Intel’s new business resource center, for actionable insights for small business success.<p>Americans forfeit roughly half of their earned vacation days--this despite the fact that working in high-stress jobs can …

Work-life Balance

Tai chi: A true fountain of youth?

Share Email Comments<p>Tai chi classes at Medical City Plano. Photo by E4C Photography.<p>A devastating bout with Guillain-Barre syndrome left my mother …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

Bishop Michael Curry brought the black American church to the royal wedding

He began and ended his speech by quoting Martin Luther King Jr.<p>Meghan Markle just became one of the first mixed-race members of the British royal family, and the royal wedding has not been not shy about making that point. Halfway through the ceremony, just before a gospel choir sang “Stand by Me,” …

Reversing Generational Consequences | Sermon by Tony Evans

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories

Here's how to grow your influence, boost your impression and make a powerful impact.<p>Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership …

Leadership

How To Quit the Toxic Behavior of Saying but Not Doing

Saying and doing are two totally different things, don't fool yourself.<p>You've made a big decision, whether it's to attend law school, run a marathon, finally start your own business or to buy a house, and you're proud of yourself. In your mind, you've already passed the bar exam, crossed the finish …

Condominiums

What if Corker is right?

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) not only told the truth about President Trump’s unfitness for office, but also confessed that many Republicans agree. That unfortunately reveals them to be irresponsible cowards if they continue to hold their tongues, knowing the president cannot manage the duties of his …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

Motivation

5 things you should do for 5 minutes every day to be exceptionally successful

These habits only take five minutes out of your day, but they will snowball into enormous success over time.<p>The ultra-successful may seem larger than …

Use Metaphors as a Tool to Manage Complexity at Work

Here is a tool to get out of your own head and think about your work differently<p>Do you want to break your own preconceptions about your work? Recheck your cognitive biases? Gain insight into your team in a new way? Get out of your own head to reframe your organization in a new way?<p>Think in …

Mount Everest

The 7-Step Morning Routine That Helped Me Build a Billion-Dollar Brand

This curated column is authored by Tom Bilyeu, Co-Founder, Impact TheoryThe post The 7-Step Morning Routine That Helped Me Build a Billion-Dollar …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Bill Gates

Is Trump’s New Travel Ban Constitutional?

Version 2.0 of President Donald Trump’s travel ban was written to solve a specific problem: The federal courts were poised to hold the first version unconstitutional. But it’s not at all clear that the new order will survive judicial scrutiny, either.<p>Yes, Monday’s revised executive order suspending …

Why Trump’s Latest Obama Accusation Could Backfire

This weekend, President Trump was mostly up to his usual stuff, popping off on social media, peddling unfounded conspiracy theories to divert attention from stories he doesn't like, and generally acting in an alarming, obnoxious manner. But this particular “Trump rants and rages” story might have …

Obama Denies Wiretapping Trump: “Like I’d Want to Hear More from That Fool?”

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump’s claim that Barack Obama wiretapped him received a strong denial on Monday from the former President, who said to reporters, “Like I’d want to hear more from that fool?”<p>Obama said that, when he first saw Trump’s allegations on Twitter, “My first …

Your Questions About “Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War,” Answered

The writers of a recent New Yorker article on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election respond to reader questions.<p>Earlier this month, <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker</i> published “Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War,” an examination of what lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead. On …

Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.<p>Heydar Aliyev Prospekti, a broad avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, connects the airport to the city. The road is meant to highlight Baku’s …

U.S. Department of Justice

In Trump’s Washington, rival powers and whispers in the president’s ear

The transformation of power in Washington begins at President-elect Donald Trump’s ear.<p>There are the intimates: Stephen K. Bannon, the controversial provocateur and keeper of Trump’s populist, nationalist flame; Jared Kushner, the unquestionably loyal son-in-law who whispers his machinations; and …

Donald Trump

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Happiness

US election: Why women are wearing white in support of Hillary Clinton

Normally a spotlight on Hillary Clinton’s outfits is cause for no more than a sigh. Female politicians are, all too often, judged by their appearance and not their policies.<p>But, as the US election day kicks off, fashion deserves a second glance.<p>On the November 10, 1917, a group of 41 women were …

6 Questions We'll Be Asking As Presidential Election Results Roll In

Finally. Election Day. It's almost here.<p>The campaign that many thought would never end is ending tomorrow. Here's our handy guide to some things that the results will tell us — and why they matter for the future.<p>1. What message do American voters want to send with their choice for president?<p>Yes, …

Meet the person about to become the youngest woman to visit every country in the world

Anyone prone to crippling envy should look away now because a 27-year-old is on her way to becoming the youngest woman in history to visit every country in the world.<p>Cassie De Pecol, from the US state of Connecticut, has spent the last 16 months ticking off nations at a rate of knots - it's now 180 …

The World's Top Travel Destinations for Single People

For travelers looking to make a connection (love or otherwise), it helps to go where the odds are good. To help, we sorted through statistics from …

Seven Small Towns You Must Visit in the U.S.

Seven reasons to start planning that U.S. road trip, stat.<p>New York City—more specifically the neon insanity around Times Square—may be the most …

Times Square