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What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

Motivation

ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment that auctioned off players, including African Americans

ESPN issued an apology and explanation Tuesday after airing a live version of a fantasy football auction that some people felt was racist.<p>"Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN's segments replicated an auction draft with a diverse slate of top professional football …

Fantasy Football

Flight Deal: Two Tickets to Milan on Emirates for $700

This 2-for-1 sale on airfare is the lowest Emirates has ever gone for travel from the U.S.<p>It's time for another Emirates two-for-one deal, a sale the United Arab Emirates-based airline has regularly promoted. What's so special is this sale is the absolute lowest yet, with an incredible airfare of …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

The Next Billion-Dollar Business Idea Could Be Hiding in Plain Sight on a Website You’ve Probably Used Many Times

Craigslist has nearly everything, good and bad: jobs, apartments, long-lost lovers, drug dealers and murderers.<p>And if you’re looking to start the next billion-dollar business, you might want to comb through Craigslist’s simple blue links for inspiration.<p>(Image: Craigslist screenshot)<p>Investor Jeremy …

Nicole Kidman Botox Insanity: Why All Women Lose Out When We Obsess Over Stars’ Faces

Did Nicole Kidman have a ‘suspiciously’ smooth face at Cannes? Either way, all women lose when we critique stars for looking too young…or not young …

5 Creative Deviled Eggs You Must Try in LA

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Obama folds on aid order secrecy

The White House has given up its legal fight to keep secret an unclassified directive President Barack Obama signed in 2010 setting foreign aid policy across the U.S. Government.<p>In a sharply-worded opinion issued in December, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle rejected the administration's …

Watch Michele Bachmann Infuriate Sen. Bernie Sanders During Fiery Debate: ‘That Is Absolutely a Lie’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) clashed with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” as the two disagreed on everything from higher education to raising the minimum wage.<p>(CNN)<p>Bachmann argued that the federal government’s role in education has actually increased costs, so …

Obama’s use of executive power faces reckoning at Supreme Court

Nothing less than the boundaries of executive power are at stake Monday, as the Supreme Court considers whether President Obama violated the …

Top 25 Spas in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2013

From mountainside Caribbean retreats to luxurious urban getaways, these are the world’s best spas, according to our readers.<p>16. <i>(tie)</i> Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico<p>14. <i>(tie)</i> L'Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA<p>14. <i>(tie)</i> The Cloister, Sea Island, GA<p>10. <i>(tie)</i> Nayara Hotel, Spa & …

Beck’s Furious Response to Robert Gates’ New Book Isn’t What Conservatives Might Expect

While many on the right are heralding former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” as confirmation of what they have been asserting about the Obama administration for years, Glenn Beck wasn’t interested in what Gates had to say.<p>As Beck sees it, if Gates …

Obamacare ‘Cheerleader’ Now Realizes She Can’t Afford Health Insurance for Herself and Young Son

An Oregon mother, who has been a “cheerleader” for Obamacare, now says she can’t afford health insurance for her and her 18-month-old son due to regulations included in the Affordable Care Act.<p>Kate Holly, 33, told KOIN-TV that she has been a strong supporter of Obamacare because she thought the …

House Intelligence Chair: New York Times Benghazi Report Is ‘Just Not Accurate’

The head of the House Intelligence Committee who has contended the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi was led by Al Qaeda said Sunday that an extensive report published by the New York Times contradicting that claim is “just not accurate.”<p>“What did they get wrong?” host Chris Wallace asked Rep. Mike …

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …

Forbes: ‘President Obama’s Top 10 Constitutional Violations of 2013’

In an op-ed for Forbes.com, Ilya Shapiro outlines President Barack Obama’s “top 10 constitutional violations of 2013.” The list includes everything from the the delay of Obamacare’s “out-of-pocket caps” to political profiling by the IRS.<p>“Unfortunately, the president fomented this upswing in civic …

What Energy, Environment Issues to Watch in 2014

This past year saw President Obama’s aggressive pronouncement of his climate agenda, more of the same for the Keystone XL pipeline, and some of the …

Read the Chilling Letter a Former North Korean Prisoner Wrote to Dennis Rodman

A human rights activist and the only known person to be born in a North Korea camp and escape to the West wrote a chilling letter this week to Dennis Rodman, on the heels of news the former NBA player would coach the communist country’s basketball team.<p>“I have never met you, and until you visited …

This Lawmaker Thinks Politicians Should Stop Being Embarrassed About Talking About God

A senior Labor Party official in Britain is urging politicians to stop being afraid of discussing faith and to voice their outrage at the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.<p>“In the UK today, perhaps through a misplaced sense of political correctness, or some sense of embarrassment at …

Climate change expert sentenced to 32 months for fraud, says lying was a 'rush'

The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison Wednesday for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job.<p>John C. Beale’s crimes were “inexplicable” and “unbelievably …

Kerry comments add to mystery about rogue CIA agent missing in Iran

The intrigue over the rogue CIA agent last seen six years ago in Iran intensified Sunday with an accusation about a cover-up, Secretary of State John Kerry rejecting allegations the United States has abandoned the search and Iran distancing itself from the mystery.<p>Kerry expressed hope the new …

The Other Questions Raised by Seymour Hersh's Syria Scoop

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"Obama did not tell the whole story" on Bashar al-Assad's alleged involvement in a chemical weapons …

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Obama defends Iran deal at forum

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the United States would allow Iran to retain nuclear enrichment capabilities as part of a final deal to end its weapons program.<p>But requiring Iran to dismantle its entire nuclear program prior to relaxing any sanctions – as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

Syria conflict: Foreign jihadists 'use Turkey safe houses'

<b>Foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.</b><p>A man running one such house near the border town of Reyhanli said more than 150 people - including up to 20 Britons - had used it in the past three …

Obama Threw Some Serious Shade At MSNBC's Chris Matthews And Everybody Missed It

Looks like the president probably took a shot in friendly territory.<p>During his interview with MSNBC's Chris Mathews, President Obama told the MSNBC host that he believes the media prefers to focus on negative stories because "that's what gets attention."<p>Obama specifically cited the critical …