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The generation that grew up on Stephen King is taking him back

The author is going through a cinematic renaissance, thanks to directors who grew up as fans.<p>Stephen King is one of mainstream fiction’s great …

Stephen King

9 Words Elon Musk Just Used to Motivate Employees. You Should Steal 7 of Them

Tesla hit their production goals. One statement Elon Musk made about this serves as a good lesson in word choice, especially when you send an email.<p>The words you use are incredibly important. When you send emails, speak in front of a large group, or address employees in a meeting, trimming what you …

Tesla

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Kia recalls 500,000 vehicles in the US due to airbag glitch

Kia has issued a recall for 507,000 vehicles in the US, and those who get a notice may want to make sure they comply with its request. The automaker said those vehicles' airbag control units may be susceptible to an electronic glitch that prevents their airbags from deploying in a crash. In fact, …

Winona Ryder and David Harbour share deep bonds on the set of 'Stranger Things' — and off

Sitting inside the Dolby Theatre’s lounge shortly before a PaleyFest panel for “Stranger Things,” Winona Ryder hears the roar of the not-so-distant crowd and she’s a little confused.<p>“What <i>is</i> that?” Ryder asks David Harbour.<p>“It’s the cast of ‘The Wire,’ Winona,” Harbour teases, as it should be …

TV

15 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. They're disciplined, figure out which routines help them succeed and religiously stick to those daily habits. Here are a few you …

Success

'John Wick 3' Motion Poster Says He'll 'Be Seeing You' in One Year

You have a date with Mr. Wick one year from today. Mark your calendars accordingly, and spend the next year picking just the right outfit to match his perfect style.<p>"John Wick: Chapter 3" only recently started filming for its opening on May 17, 2019.<p>On May 17, <i>2018</i>, the official account marked the …

Jay Leno Is Worth $350 Million and Owns 181 Cars But Says He Still Lives Like Someone Who’s on Their Last Dime

'I live pretty frugally. I’m a huge believer in low self-esteem,' he says.<p>Jay Leno got rich by being America’s class clown. The comedian has an …

The Russo Brothers Confirm INFINITY WAR Soul Stone Theory

<i>Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for</i> <b>Avengers: Infinity War</b><i>!</i><p><i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> has been out a week, and it’s still causing major feels …

40 Years of Leadership Taught Me 3 Rules That All Managers Should Follow

Leadership is greater than the sum of its parts.<p>In more than four decades in the corporate world, I've learned many management lessons -- some the hard way.<p>I've also endeavored to share some of the wisdom I've picked up from those lessons with the sharp, ambitious, young men and women at Stanford …

Leadership

Loneliness isn't inevitable – a guide to making new friends as an adult

Striking up friendships can be tricky – and studies show millions of us are lonely. Here, four people who forged new connections explain how they did it. Plus: psychologist Linda Blair gives her tips<p>When you are a child in the playground it is pretty simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” isn’t …

Loneliness

HBO's Official 'Fahrenheit 451' Trailer Burns More Than Books

"It was a pleasure to burn." One of the best opening lines to any novel. Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" is coming to HBO as a TV movie on May 19, starring Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, and Lilly Singh.<p>Here's a synopsis from HBO Films:<p><i>"The drama is based on Ray Bradbury's</i> …

Michael B. Jordan

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Emotional Intelligence

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 …

Framing

How Neil Gaiman Managed To Retell The Stories Norse Mythology — Without All The Misogyny

Winter isn't finished quite yet, and as people across the country prepare for more weeks of driving snows, howling winds, and apocalyptic conditions …

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

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Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Language

'Christopher Robin' Teaser Trailer Brings Back Old Friend Winnie the Pooh

You get by with a little help from your friends, and in the case of "Christopher Robin," one very special, furry friend in particular.<p>Disney unveiled the first teaser trailer for the live-action film featuring the two beloved characters from A.A. Milne's books. In those stories, a young boy had a …

24 Documentaries To Watch If You Want To Be ~Changed~

"Are you still there?" — Netflix, this weekend<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Warren Buffett (Finally) Shares Some Details on Health Care Venture With Amazon and J.P. Morgan

If they manage to lower costs in this $3.3 trillion industry, we'll all benefit.<p>The news broke in late January. Amazon, J.P. Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up in a joint venture to do something about the high cost, complexity, and bureaucracy of U.S. health care. The announcement …

Health Care

17 Children's Fantasy Series You May Have Missed As A Kid — But Should Read Now

I've spent a lifetime reading fantasy novels, but there are <i>so many</i> novels and series that I didn't have the chance to read when I was younger and …

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Motivation

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

David Harbour Fulfills Promise to Take Senior Photos With Teen, and They Are Glorious

David Harbour is a good friend. And friends don't lie.<p>"Stranger Things" hasn't started taping Season 3 yet, so the stars have more free time to dominate awards show red carpets and do crazy fan stuff like this.<p>David Harbour (Chief Jim Hopper) has a great relationship with his fans. He promised to …

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