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How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

Beyond Burgers: 14 Easy Ground Beef Recipes

If I buy ground beef, nine times out of ten it's because I'm making hamburgers. There's nothing wrong with that, but recently I've been wanting to mix things up a little bit. Fortunately, I can always trust the Serious Eats recipe archives to get me out of a culinary rut. There's a whole world of …

Need a Belly Laugh? The 19 Funniest Books of Fall

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain<p>Phoebe Robinson; Foreword by Jessica Williams<p>Fans of comedian Phoebe Robinson’s hit podcast <i>2 Dope Queens</i> have been waiting on the arrival of her first book for a while. Handling tough issues like race and feminism with finesse and strength is hard enough …

The Most Beautiful National Parks in Canada

Choosing Canada’s most beautiful national parks feels a bit like deciding between the best chocolate or cashmere—the world’s second-biggest country in terms of land mass has almost too much spectacular scenery to single out favorites. But someone has to do the hard work, and so, we’ve narrowed down …

National Parks

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

National Parks

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

National Parks

11 TED Talks that will teach you how be happier

The ideal approach, however, is far more of a mystery.<p>Thankfully, several TED speakers have researched how humans can achieve ultimate happiness and shared their findings with us.<p>Some of their tactics are surprising, and some are surprisingly simple, but regardless, each of these talks will bring …

Happiness

The Easy Daily Habits 24 Executives Say Give Them an Edge

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

Quick Organizing: 15 Ways to Get It Together in 15 Minutes or Less

If you don't have the time (or the will) to overhaul your home, don't panic. When you've got 15 minutes to spare, just tackle one of these quick organizing tasks -- that's all the time it takes to feel more put-together.

Cleaning

10 Amazing Treehouses You Can Actually Stay In

There’s something magical about a treehouse. And we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill backyard hideaway filled with kids’ toys. These 10 examples are architectural gems that offer forest views and a cozy night’s sleep. And the best part? You can actually book them.<p>Treehouse Point<p><b>Issaquah,</b> …

iPad Pro

Apple may never give us a touchscreen MacBook, but, for now, we have the next best thing: The iPad Pro and its companion Smart Keyboard.<p>This …

These 6 Electronic Instruments Go from Retro to Bananas

There are all kinds of DIY instruments available for you to experiment with, but electronic instruments have to be some of the craziest. From the Theremin, using radio waves to control pitch and volume, to an instrument controlled, literally, by bananas, the options for “electro-musical” creativity …

Electronics

10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

In our modern age of flash crashes and instantaneous global communication, a lot can happen in a second. That means that the extra " leap second" that will be officially added to our clocks Tuesday evening, delaying the start of July by one tick, is not nearly as insignificant as it might seem.<p>Yes, …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

20 Best Graduation Songs of the Last 20 Years

Miley Cyrus, “The Climb”<p>Quite a few people tossing their mortarboards this summer will have grown up with Miley Cyrus — from her <i>Hannah Montana</i> days …

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Lawyer: Client fairly well after California deputy beating

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for a Southern California man who was beaten by several sheriff's deputies following a 2½ hour-long chase …

QuoTED 2015

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Foreign Policy

Simpsons Co-Creator Dies At Age 59 After Giving His Fortune To Charity

We are very sad to report that Sam Simon, the writer and producer who helped create the legendary television show “The Simpsons”, has died at age …

The 10 Commandments of Leadership

Becoming a great leader comes down to remembering and following these 10 simple rules.<p>A group of archaeologists digging through ancient corporate archives recently uncovered two mysterious tablets (aka "wall plaques") engraved with the following laws:<p>I. Thou shalt remain optimistic.<p>Since thy …

The Surprising Ways That Networking Fails Women

A study of Wall Street analysts revealed that men tend to be evaluated on potential, while women are judged on their actual performance.<p>Most of us have heard the old adage, “it’s not what you know; it’s who you know,” but for women, it might just be what you know.<p>A new study suggests that career …

Google CFO retires with a candid memo about work/life balance

"After nearly seven years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family."<p>That's how Patrick Pichette, one of Google's …

'60 Minutes' Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here's What They Didn't Tell You.

<i>60 Minutes</i> on Sunday ran an eye-raising exposé of the health law’s many shortcomings — or as correspondent Lesley Stahl called the segment, “What Obamacare Doesn’t Do.”<p>Unfortunately, when it came to telling a complete story about the Affordable Care Act, there was a lot that <i>60 Minutes</i> itself didn’t …

Health Care

Saudi prince: $100-a-barrel oil 'never' again

<i>Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told me we will not see $100-a-barrel oil again. The plunge in oil prices has been one of the biggest stories of the year. And while cheap gasoline is good for consumers, the negative impact of a 50% decline in oil has been wide and deep,</i> …

Oil

Oil prices extend falls; Goldman Sachs slashes forecasts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell 5 percent to its lowest in nearly six years on Monday, extending the second-deepest rout on record, after Goldman Sachs warned that prices would fall further and Gulf oil producers showed no sign of cutting output.<p>A man fills up his car at a petrol station in Rome …

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