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How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

Crunch time for Apple as it prepares for face-off with FBI

What might happens at this week’s congressional hearing as the iPhone maker continues to defy last month’s court order over phone encryption?<p>On Tuesday, Apple will face one of the biggest corporate challenges in its history, when it tells a US House of Representatives committee why it has refused …

Kanye West Vehemently Responds To Bob Ezrin

Yesterday, February 22, famed rock producer Bob Ezrin took his media perception and applied it to Kanye West’s discography. In a blistering analysis …

Kanye West announces album release date

Finally, after three years of false rumours, tentative teasing and staggered song releases, Kanye West’s seventh album <i>Swish</i> is almost upon us. Last night, the rapper took to twitter to announce that the long-awaited follow-up to <i>Yeezus</i> will arrive February 11, 2016.<p>Sharing only the date, we still …

Alanis Morissette: from queen of alt rock to Guardian advice columnist

The musician and actor is moving on. She talks about marriage, what gets her angry, what isn’t ironic – and answering readers’ questions for Guardian Weekend magazine<p>Alanis Morissette remembers the moment she sensed that music – writing and performing songs, packing out stadiums, selling millions …

Swagway's new Swagtron hoverboard has Bluetooth speakers and apparently won't explode

Hoverboards have, of course, gotten a lot of negative press for exploding in ways other than their popularity. And the Swagtron, Swagway's new version, is designed to sidestep that criticism by prioritizing safety. The Swagtron's plastic chassis is fire retardant, as are the rubber footpads, and …

Hoverboards

DokiWatch lets kids make video calls and share their location

Parents can literally keep an eye on their children with this smartwatch.<p>A cellular watch that can make video calls? You won't find many of them because smartphones are so much better at doing that, but we've probably all longed for this seemingly futuristic concept when we were young (just as our …

Front-Facing Camera

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Bill Cosby arraigned; TV star's attorneys vow to fight 'unjustified' charge

<b>Elkins Park, Pennsylvania (CNN) —</b> Hours after Bill Cosby set foot in a Pennsylvania courtroom to face sexual assault charges, the comedian's attorneys called the criminal case against him "unjustified" and vowed to fight it.<p>"The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office came as no …

Justice

Rescue crews assist with evacuations in Midwest flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As swollen rivers and streams pushed to heights not seen in nearly a quarter-century, officials in Missouri and Illinois helped …

The 5 coolest electric cars in the world

Electric cars are becoming quite cool, thanks to the likes of Tesla. Turns out, however, Elon Musk and his cohort don't have a monopoly on cool EVs. …

Electric Vehicles

Iraqi forces push ISIS out of government compound in Ramadi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi forces have retaken control of a government compound long held by ISIS in Ramadi, an important gain that could signal ISIS' imminent exit from the key city.<p>Following days of fighting as ISIS militants fought to defend the compound, the resistance ended, and Iraqi forces found that the …

Southern US storms leave a dozen dead

At least 11 people have been killed after severe storms hit several southern US states, damaging homes, cars and businesses. Forecasters have blamed …

Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it

From privacy to backups and the best apps – here’s a guide to get you started with that new smartphone<p>If the holiday season has been kind enough to bestow upon thee a shiny new smartphone, here’s what to do to get the best out of the first few hours and set it up right.<p>Related: How to survive your …

Ex-terrorist explains how to fight ISIS online

<b>(CNN) —</b> They look like scenes from a Hollywood movie.<p>Swiftly moving panoramic shots of mountains and fields dissolve to a circle of smiling, gun-wielding soldiers enjoying camaraderie. A young man speaking perfect English beckons his brothers to join him in battle. Underneath the images, a track of …

Bill Cosby's lawyers fight subpoena against his wife, Camille Cosby

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bill Cosby's wife would rather not get dragged into his latest legal woes. Or so it seems.<p>Days after Cosby filed a defamation lawsuit against seven women who accused him of sexual assault, his lawyers are fighting a subpoena for his wife's deposition.<p>An attorney for the seven women has …

10 Hilarious 'Seinfeld' Stories You Didn't Know Happened In Real Life

Not to name names, but Hulu is officially regifting the entire "Seinfeld" series to its subscribers starting June 24, and now the people behind the show are revealing some insider secrets to enhance your binge-watching.<p>At this point, fans are pretty familiar with the episodes. But some may not know …